Authorities investigate fatal car crash in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose III announced that authorities are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Jan. 25. At approximately 5:20 a.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Bergen Street and Madison Avenue on reports of a […]

Man wanted for hit-and-run that injured two women

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 17 that Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth, is wanted for a hit-and-run that resulted in serious injuries to two female pedestrians as they were leaving a local establishment. On Sunday, Jan. 6, at approximately […]

Apparent suicide at Bloomfield Police Department under investigation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department. The preliminary investigation indicates that on Jan. 15, retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella, 58, of Bloomfield, who had been arrested for an […]

Newark man charged with murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 11 that Hassan Fisher, 24, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Troy Branch, 29, of Newark. Branch was shot and killed on Christmas Eve 2018 on Peshine Street in […]

64-year-old Newark man stabbed to death

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 3 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the death of 64-year-old Jose A. Rolon. Police were summoned to his apartment after […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose III have announced that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark on Monday, Dec. 24. Shortly before 5 p.m., Newark police officers responded to a report of a shooting in progress in […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office investigates fatal police shooting

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 17 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a hostage situation in Newark that ended with a Newark police officer fatally shooting the suspect, Sean Sharpe, 54, of Orange. The incident began shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, when […]

Six charged with brutally beating 3-year-old

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Dec. 12 that six adults have been charged with severely beating a 3-year-old boy in Newark. The following individuals were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a 3-year-old child: Patricia […]

Couple charged with animal cruelty

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced Dec. 7 that two people were arrested for animal cruelty for allegedly starving and neglecting a 6-month-old, male pitbull puppy in their Newark apartment. Jose E. Martinez, 29, and his girlfriend Porchia Williams, 27, both of […]

ECPO, Newark police seize drugs and guns in Newark raids

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that detectives seized large quantities of narcotics and numerous firearms during raids in Newark on Friday, Dec. 7. Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark […]