Orange Police Community Council meets in-person

Orange Police Community Council meets in-person

ORANGE, NJ — For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic turned daily life upside down, Orange’s Police Community Council had an in-person meeting. Residents set up socially distanced lawn chairs in the parking lot of Bethel Baptist Church on July 16 and discussed community policing issues with officers in the Orange Police Department, Councilwoman […]

Orange police’s ‘Operation Freckles’ yields arrest

Orange police’s ‘Operation Freckles’ yields arrest

ORANGE, NJ — On July 2, the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant operation dubbed “Operation Freckles” as a result of a long-term investigation into illegal narcotic distribution in the area of Cary Street. Nahshon Broadway, aka “Hollywood,” 36, was the target of this investigation. Detectives […]

Essex County law enforcement members denounce killing of George Floyd

Essex County law enforcement members denounce killing of George Floyd

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently stood in solidarity with the Association of Chiefs of Police of Essex County and Essex County Sheriff’s Department to denounce the actions of the Minneapolis Police Department officer who killed George Floyd. Baraka’s father was beaten by police during the 1967 Newark Riots. At one point, every […]

23-year-old shot to death in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Jerrel Tucker, 23, of Orange, according to a May 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On May 16, Tucker was shot in the 500 block of Liberty Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene at […]

NJ Kappas support front-line COVID-19 fighters

NJ Kappas support front-line COVID-19 fighters

ORANGE, NJ — Several alumni chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. showed their support for the individuals on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight and the businesses that are struggling to stay open by providing meals to these local heroes with food purchased from local minority-owned businesses. On May 6, Maplewood-Oranges Alumni delivered sandwiches […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Orange Police Department unveils K-9 unit while rolling out new fleet of vehicles 

Orange Police Department unveils K-9 unit while rolling out new fleet of vehicles 

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Police Department hosted two events recently to highlight improvements in the department, first showcasing its soon-to-come fleet of new vehicles on Friday, Feb. 14, then introducing its new K-9 unit on Saturday, Feb 22. Purchased from Tarheel Canine in North Carolina, according to a police department press release, this German […]

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