Edison man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder in WO

Edison man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder in WO

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 12, John Searles, 23, of Edison, was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Verna Leath after an Essex County jury convicted him of first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Faloyin, who […]

Route 280 crash sends first responders to the hospital

West Orange firefighter remains in serious condition

Route 280 crash sends first responders to the hospital

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major accident on the eastbound side of Route 280 sent two state troopers and five West Orange firefighters to the hospital on Tuesday, July 30, when a dump truck struck the state troopers as they stood outside their patrol cars while responding to another accident. Two West Orange police officers […]

Law enforcement shuts down ‘major drug manufacturing facility’ in WO

Law enforcement shuts down ‘major drug manufacturing facility’ in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major drug manufacturing facility was shut down July 29 and nearly $1 million in methamphetamine was seized by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield, Irvington and West Orange police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said in a July 30 press […]

New guidelines for firearms applications

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As of Feb. 18, the New Jersey State Police Firearms Investigation Unit has activated the Firearms Application and Registration System statewide, according to a press release from West Orange Township. The activation of FARS will allow firearms applications to be created and submitted online. To access the portal, visit www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars. The […]

Unidentified person dies in car fire on I-280

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An unidentified person died in a car fire early in the morning on Sunday, Feb. 17, after their vehicle became engulfed in flames on I-280, according to the township’s public information officer in a news release. West Orange police responded to a vehicle accident on I-280 East in the area of […]

Newark Man convicted of killing Orange man in WO

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 13 that an Essex County jury has convicted akiones, 35, of Newark, on all counts for the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange. On Dec. 17, 2015, Everett was fatally shot outside a residence in the 100 block of Joyce Street […]

West Orange police warn of Social Security phone scam

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Departments is warning residents not to fall for a phone call scam from a purported “Social Security agent” demanding personal information or payment. The calls are part of an ongoing scam identified by the Social Security Administration. According to West Orange police, someone claiming to be a […]

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