Community reaction to Orange police officer’s suspension is swift police officer suspended as after school incident investigated

ORANGE, NJ — Reaction to the news of the alleged use of excessive force by an Orange Police officer against twin sisters, who are Orange High School seniors, and Orange High School Assistant Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz on Thursday, Oct. 12 has been swift. The incident occurred outside a pizza parlor and corner store at […]

Orange police officer suspended as after school incident investigated

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are currently investigating the incident involving Orange Police Officer Hanifah Davis, two twin sisters who are seniors at Orange High School, and Orange High School Athletic Director and Vice Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz that occurred Thursday, Oct. 12, on the corner of […]

Orange records public safety highs and lows in one week

ORANGE, NJ — The week of Sunday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 26, was about as good and bad as it can get in the city of Orange Township, from a law enforcement and public safety point of view. On Thursday, Aug, 24, local officers helped county counterparts foil a bank robbery attempt, killing the […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

Orange suffers ninth homicide of 2016 on Christmas Eve

ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s ninth and final homicide of 2016 occurred on Main Street on Christmas Eve. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that the Orange Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office were investigating a fatal shooting in a press release Monday, Dec. 26. “At approximately […]

Additional charges filed against murder suspect

ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that murder charges have been filed against Khalil Wheeler-Weaver in connection with death of Joanne Brown, 33, of Newark. Brown’s body was discovered on Dec. 5 in a vacant house in the 300 block of Highland Avenue in Orange. The cause of death […]

Arrest made in Orange double murders and shooting

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that Stevenson Valentin, 28, of Maplewood has been charged and arrested in connection with the murders of Marcus Milien, 1, and Morlens Milice, 21; and the shooting of two others which occurred Nov. 3 on Cleveland Avenue in […]

Orange residents: Killings have gotten out of hand

ORANGE, NJ — Orange residents have been taken aback by a recent increase in incidents of gun violence on their city streets, culminating in the quadruple shooting on Thursday, Nov. 3, that left two people dead, including a 21-month-old child. The recent spate of violence began when Orange police responded Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:57 […]