Police & Fire

Press Releases

Proactive Policing and Community Tips Lead to the Apprehension of Seven Suspects, Illegal Drugs, and Two Guns


EOPD’s Enhanced Community Safety Team removes guns and illegal drugs from the Linden Avenue Area during three separate incidents in one day

EAST ORANGE, NJ -  A combination of proactive policing, patrolling, and anonymous community tips led to the seizure of two handguns, hollow point bullets, illegal drugs and the arrest of seven men late last week in an area marked with recent criminal activity. 

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the East Orange Police’s Enhanced Community Safety Team responded to several shots fired in the area of Linden Avenue. After canvassing the area, detectives observed a silver Volkswagon Jetta fleeing the area. After a brief pursuit, detectives apprehended four known offenders and recovered a Hi-Point 9mm handgun. Triston Layne, 19, Jordan Atwell, 19, both of East Orange, and Anthony Mitchell, 20, and Quran Simpson, 19, both of Newark, were arrested and charged with possession of a handgun, possession for an unlawful purpose, possession of a defaced weapon, an conspiracy. Atwell, Mitchell and Simpson were also charged with resisting arrest.  

Sign Up for E-News

That same day, detectives patrolling Linden Avenue conducted a motor vehicle stop, which resulted in the seizure of 11 ounces of the prescription drug Promethazine, four hollow point bullets, and $2,136 in cash and the arrest of two known offenders, Nathaniel Fuller, 32, and Marquis Watkins, 19, both of East Orange, who were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession within 1,000 feet of a school, possession within 500 feet of a public park and possession of a prohibited weapon/device.  

Later that evening, EOPD responded to an anonymous tip regarding the unlawful possession of a firearm. Members of the Enhanced Community Safety Team stopped a  Raekwan Taylor, 20, of East Orange, and after a safety pat down, discovered a Rigarmi Brescia 25mm semi-automatic handgun which was loaded with three live rounds. Taylor was arrested for Defiant Trespassing and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

“The cooperation of residents and our Enhanced Community Safety Team has allowed us to target and immediately address the concentration of crime that has occurred in the Linden Avenue area over the past few weeks,” said EOPD Police Chief Phyllis Bindi. “These arrests are sending a strong message that the community is watching and illegal weapons and drugs will not be tolerated in our backyard.”

To report suspicious activity, please call the East Orange Police Department Tipline at 973.266.5041.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

March 15, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark ...

PSE&G to Upgrade Aging Gas Pipes in East Orange

March 15, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will be working in East Orange to replace a little over 2 miles of old gas pipes with new piping – ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future. Beginning in mid-March work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and some Saturdays weather ...

Types of Content Buyers Need to Make a Buying Decision

The third stage of the buyer’s journey is decision-making time. This is when they make their choice and act on that choice to buy your product or service. 

Often this type of content will consist of case studies, product comparisons, product literature, vendor comparisons, trial subscriptions or downloads, and live demonstrations. You might include pros and cons, product reviews, ...

Types of Content Buyers Need to Choose Your Product or Service

At this stage, buyers are seeking a solution. They need help deciding how best to solve their problem. The content in this stage should focus on helping them decide what criteria they need to consider when buying. What options are available? Which features do they need in order to fix their problem?

You can pack a lot of information and value into this stage through sharing ebooks or guides, ...

Types of Information Buyers Need to Gain Awareness

There are various types of content that you can create for each stage of the buying journey. Today we’ll talk about the types of content buyers need to gain awareness. It’s important to know in advance the types of content you’ll need so that you can either create it yourself, buy it in private label rights form, or hire a writer. 

The content needed at this stage ...

Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party Set For March 16

March 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up.

The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by the year 2026, by improving access to quality and ...