State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

TRENTON, NJ — As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up. This year, a record 145 law enforcement agencies have […]

Orange Police Department mourns death of 34-year-old office

Orange Police Department mourns death of 34-year-old office

ORANGE, NJ — With great sadness, the Orange Police Department announced the death of 34-year-old Officer Rodolfo Diaz, who was born Oct. 1, 1987. The Orange Police Department was notified of his untimely death on May 19. Diaz began his journey with the Orange Police Department on March 29, 2021. He worked with the department […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

Orange serial killer charged in fourth homicide case, murder of 15-year-old girl

Orange serial killer charged in fourth homicide case, murder of 15-year-old girl

ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced on March 31 that Khalil A. Wheeler-Weaver, 25, has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Mawa Doumbia, of Newark. Wheeler-Weaver, a former Orange resident, is currently serving a 160-year prison sentence for killing three young women […]

Man shot to death on Scotland Road in Orange

Man shot to death on Scotland Road in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of Anton Douglas, 24, according to a March 17 press release from the ECPO. On Wednesday, March 16, at approximately 5:18 p.m., officers from the Orange Police Department were dispatched to the 500 […]

AG announces $165,000 in grants for community policing programs focused on young people

AG announces $165,000 in grants for community policing programs focused on young people

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Dec. 17 that the Attorney General’s Office intends to award a total of $165,000 in grants to nine law enforcement agencies and two municipalities across 11 counties to fund innovative community policing initiatives with youth engagement as a priority. Grantees are Bayonne Police Department, Camden […]

Orange police set up sobriety checkpoint to make roads safer

Orange police set up sobriety checkpoint to make roads safer

ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to make roads safer and reduce accidents attributed to driving while under the influence, on Friday, Nov. 26, Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren approved a public safety sobriety checkpoint campaign. The Orange Police Department conducted the checkpoint on Scotland Road, looking for drivers who exhibited signs of impairment due […]

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