County police to crack down on impaired driving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with the county’s 22 municipal police departments and participate in a statewide crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. From now through Jan. 1, law enforcement officials will […]

Freeholders honor public safety professionals

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 Public Safety Professionals Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hall of Records in Newark to commemorate fire officials, police officers and first responders in Essex County for their selfless service. Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake began the program with welcoming remarks, celebrating […]

Crime Stoppers reward offered in murder case

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura announced Sept. 14 that the Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Steven Damon, 47, of Newark. Damon is wanted for the murder of his wife, Tanya […]

Prosecutor’s Office seeks help in murder of Maplewood woman

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Aug. 17 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is seeking assistance from the public in identifying two persons of interest in connection with the […]

Police arrest Maplewood woman wanted for carjacking

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reported on Aug. 6 that Newark police had arrested Oziona Okoro, 18, of Maplewood, who was wanted in connection to a carjacking that occurred on Dawson and Thomas streets in Newark on Friday, July 18. At approximately 3:40 p.m., at the corner of Dawson and […]

County celebrates Pride Month with awards for activism

County celebrates Pride Month with awards for activism

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Tuesday, June 20. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Czezre Tyrell Adams, an officer with the Newark Police Department; Reginald […]

Pedestrian killed in Newark motor vehicle collision

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 23 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident. On June 22 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Tamara Campbell, 35, of Newark was […]

Honoring safety partners in Newark

Honoring safety partners in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — At Police Week ceremonies at St. Lucy’s Church on May 25, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, seventh from left, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, fifth from right, presented the Law Enforcement Partnership Award to Sheriff Armando Fontoura, sixth from left. Working independently within the city of Newark during 2016, the Essex […]

High school student struck and killed on way home from prom

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 2 that 17-year-old Christopher Gibbs, a senior at Barringer High School in Newark, was struck by a tractor trailer crossing McCarter Highway near 4th Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 1. Gibbs was returning home […]

Warrants issued for two suspects in separate shooting incidents

NEWARK, NJ — Hassan Hutson, 32, of Newark, and Marquise Robinson, 22, of East Orange, are being sought by Newark police for separate shooting incidents. On Friday, May 5, at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to the 700-block of South 19th Street on a call of a man shot. Police located the 36-year old victim, […]

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