Sting operation proves successful in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department Detective Bureau set up a successful sting operation to combat several reported armed robberies that were committed utilizing Facebook to Marketplace to lure victims to a specific area for an in-person meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10. According to reports, the victims were violently robbed and pistol-whipped during the […]

Law sponsored by EO assemblywoman put to use after recent shooting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The law Gov. Phil Murphy signed in January, based on Bill S1036, which was sponsored by Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, of East Orange, and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, of Paterson, is now playing a central role in Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s investigation into Irvington’s Aug. 8 police-involved shooting, which led to that municipality’s […]

Mayor kicks off the Summer Policing Plan

Mayor kicks off the Summer Policing Plan

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Wednesday, July 17, at 1 p.m., in front of Town Hall at 1 Civic Square, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington Director of Public Safety Tracy Bowers officially launched the Summer Policing Plan, which has successfully reduced violent crime and has led to completely homicide-free summers in the township over the […]

Irvington to host NNO celebration on Aug. 6

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington will observe National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. in D. Bilal Beasley Square. “Thank you to all sponsors who contributed to make this event a success,” said Mayor Tony Vauss on Monday, July 22. According to the website, the U.S. has been celebrating National […]

Police leaders chime in about comments on ‘Force Report’

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 25, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II issued a public response to the recent “Force Report,” published by NJ Advance Media, which details the results of the media outlet’s five-year study on the use of force by New Jersey police. Stephens said his office has been “carefully reviewing” […]

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

IRVINGTON, NJ — Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers wants residents to know there is plenty to look forward to in the New Year. Bowers cited the decision to assign Detective Marcus Smith to serve as the Police Division’s official “senior cop,” assigning Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Zepeda to serve as the official “kids cop” and the creation […]

Fifth homicide of 2018 happens on Christmas Eve

IRVINGTON, NJ — The year ended on a dour note as, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Irvington suffered its fifth homicide of 2018 on Monday, Dec. 24. “Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which two males were […]

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