Victims in fatal stabbing incident identified

NEWARK, NJ — Three individuals who were fatally wounded in Newark on Saturday, Nov. 5, have been identified as Aerial Little Whitehurst, 8, of Newark; Al-Jahon Whitehurst, 11, of Newark; And Syasia McBurroughs, 23, of Cedar Knolls. The two children were pronounced dead at University Hospital at 4:40 p.m. and Syasia McBurroughs was pronounced dead […]

Two men arrested for aggravated assault of police personnel

NEWARK, NJ — Marc A. Peralta, 21, of West New York, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 4, for an aggravated assault stabbing of a police officer. At approximately 3:05 a.m., a 35-year old male police sergeant and a 31-year old female detective, both of the Newark Police Division’s Major Crimes Shooting Team, were returning from […]

Irvington shooting suspect arrested by Newark police

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced the arrest of Lamar Jenkins, 33, of Irvington, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in connection with an aggravated assault shooting on Tuesday, Oct. 25. At approximately 2:15 p.m., a 36-year-old male victim was shot in the 600 block of South 20th Street. A silver vehicle […]

NJ Transit bus and passenger vehicle collide

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Department of Public Safety reported that an NJ Transit bus and a passenger vehicle collided at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Market Street on Oct. 24. At approximately 4:33 a.m., the bus was traveling eastbound on Market Street and the passenger vehicle, a silver 1996 Honda […]

Maplewood man arrested for theft, DWI and Drugs

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced on Oct. 23 that police have arrested Hakeem O. Gayle, 22, of Maplewood for crashing his vehicle through the door of a Newark business while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 22. According to the press release from the Newark Department […]

Young teen arrested twice in two days for carjackings

UPDATE: This story was updated approximately 10 minutes after posting to reflect additional data provided by the Maplewood Police Department, in addition to the information already provided by the Newark Public Safety Department. MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A 13-year-old Newark resident, whom Newark police had arrested on Friday, Oct. 14, and was ordered to be released […]

Newark police report found military object

NEWARK, NJ — Newark police reported to officials at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst the discovery of a military ordinance on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Sims Metal Management, a scrap metal business located at Richards Street and Raymond Boulevard. The ordinance, discovered at approximately 7 a.m. by workers, weighs more than 1,000 pounds and has been determined […]

Public safety director suspends Newark police officer

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced that Newark Police Officer Manny Marques was immediately suspended without pay after his arrest, according to a Sept. 14 press release. Marques, 36, a 14-year veteran, is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility.   All inquiries related to the matter are being handled […]

Newark police arrest 4 for prostitution, 9 for soliciting

NEWARK, NJ — In response to quality of life complaints, Newark Police arrested four women and nine men for prostitution in the area of Clinton Avenue and 20th Street to Hawthorne Avenue and Birks Place on Friday, Sept. 9, according to a Sept. 10 press release from the Newark Police Department. The women arrested are […]

Newark police arrest teen fleeing from car stolen out of West Orange

NEWARK, NJ — At approximately 1 a.m. on Sept. 3, Newark police officers observed a black 2002 Honda Accord at Quitman Street near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard; the vehicle had been reported stolen out of West Orange. With the assistance of NPD1, Newark’s public safety helicopter, officers on the ground located the […]