Police & Fire

June 23, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Philip Lively, 38, of East Orange, was arrested at approximately 12:15 a.m. after being accused and caught on video surveillance groping two women. The incident occurred Saturday at Dave and Busters at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne. Police say the video shows Lively grabbing women ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors' Office announced the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old on Father's Day, in East Orange. The tragedy that took the life of Ahlayah Bowens occured on Hoffman Boulevard at approximately 9:10 p.m.. Bowens was rushed to the hospital where he was ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the Moussa Fofana murder case. Mayor Frank McGehee announced the incentive at the start of the June 15 Township Committee meeting.  “If you know anything, please step forward. We need you,” said McGehee. Maplewood ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Calling all firefighters to participate in the "Battle of the Bravest", a firefighter muster and skill competition. The Battle will be interactive for the public, in addition for the firefighters to enjoy. Hosted by NJ First Responders, FirstNet, and the Firefighters Wear Pink ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Armando Fontoura is the apparent winner in the Democratic primary race for Essex County Sheriff with more than 75% of the districts reporting. The incumbent holds a commanding lead with 415 of 548 districts reporting, according to unofficial results reported on the Essex County ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — It was a scene out of a movie. In broad daylight Wednesday afternoon, two people robbed PNC bank on Main Street.  About six officers quickly arrived but the suspects fled. Now the FBI is looking for a white woman approximately 5' 3” and a white male about 5' 11”. During the ...

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ORANGE, NJ — If you see fire hydrants around the town being adjusted, do not worry. Suez announced they will begin the annual testing of fire hydrants in Orange. Testing fire hydrants ensures if an emergency fire breaks out, there will be water close by to be tapped. Before this annual testing ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 37-year-old East Orange man is dead after being shot in the torso in the area of the City Crossings Apartments parking lot located at Merseles Court and Bright Street in Jersey City. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey City Police ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ- Yesterday, alarms began buzzing on phones all over the tri-state area. AMBER ALERT! A missing infant with a kidnaper armed and dangerous. Hours later the missing newborn, Chinna was found safe, and her abductee taken into custody.  New Jersey State Police, East Orange Police ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — An Amber Alert for a missing infant went out this afternoon. The baby's name is Chinna Payne. Her abductee is Damion Payne, a 27-year-old Black Male. He was last seen on Oraton Parkway in East Orange, NJ driving a 2016 Nissan white Altima with Virginia plates: VPF6043. The suspect ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, April 28 at approximately 10:31 p.m.  Marrero-Marcano was struck by a white Acura while walking on the 200 block of Central Avenue in East Orange. She was transported to Rutgers University Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:06 am on Thursday, April ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Last week, Shakur Robinson, 34, of Newark, was fatally shot in a home on the 500-block of South Clinton Street in East Orange on Saturday. Today a Newark man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting. Terrance Nelson, 35, also of Newark, has been arrested and ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Mr. Eliameau Maxime, 32, of Orange was shot and killed in Irvington over the weekend. A 23-year-old was also shot but survived. Essex County authorities announced the Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — If you hear the sound of this fire truck coming, move out of the way and admire its beauty. The East Orange Fire Department welcomed a Rosenbauer Viper to the fleet. This new truck has a 78-foot rear-mount aerial, N55 pump (1,500-gpm) and 500-gallon water tank. Six firefighters ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Police in Essex need your help to identify a blonde woman wanted for credit card theft. The woman is wanted for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of goods in East Orange, Orange, Irvington, and Livingston.  Anyone with information about her identity is asked to call ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Around 4:45 PM a fire broke out on Rutledge and N. Arlington Ave. Four fire companies responded to the call. Responding quickly, firefighters were able to put the fire out which billowed smoke off the front porch. Responsible neighbors saw the fire and called 911. Firefighters ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced today that Marvin L. Lewter, 35, of Newark has been arrested for arson and aggravated assault after allegedly starting three fires in Orange that resulted in injuries to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, West Caldwell Police Chief and Roseland Police Captain Richard Costello announced today that a Roseland police officer has been arrested on twenty-one (21) charges including Aggravated Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Have you seen Venika Williams? It has been 39 months since this mother was last seen or successfully contacted. The Police are asking for the public to assist in locating Venika, 28, who went missing on December 22, 2017. The police believe she was last seen headed to Jersey City ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Warm weather brings out motorcyclists prompting drivers and bikers to be extra cautious on the road. In the 5:00 PM hour on Central and Oakwood, a man was ejected off his motorcycle after colliding with a Toyota. A good pedestrian ran to the man's aid before first responders ...

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ORANGE,NJ – Lisa M. Hoffman, 48, of Orange, a former pharmacy technician was arrested today for stealing prescription HIV medications from the pharmacy of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in East Orange. Lisa is charged by complaint with theft of medical products, specifically HIV ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Union Township man is currently being sought by police after being charged with fatally shooting a Newark woman, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced on Monday.  Jamar I. Webber, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Stephen Wesley, who has dementia, went for a walk at 6:45 this morning and has not been seen since. His family is understandably extremely worried. “He just wanders,” said his daughter, Michelle Wesley. She said his usual walking routed include Valley Street toward East Orange or ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this week there was a fatal two-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway resulting in the death of an East Orange man, Christopher Meikle, 46. Ronaldo Godwin, 43 of Newark was charged in Union County with second-degree death by auto and witness tampering for causing ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Tension ran high during a family argument that left Calvin Scott, 43 of East Orange dead.  The brutal stabbing took place in a home on the 200 block of Brighten Avenue. It has been reported the family has been living in close quarters during the pandemic, while also caring for ...

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ORANGE, NJ — According to reports, an unnamed off-duty Orange police officer fired his service weapon in response to being fired at with what was later determined to be paint guns. Although, authorities have not yet confirmed or released a motive, it is believed the officer thought he was being ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Orange Police Department's K9 Hulk has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Hulk's vest was sponsored by Pamela Dumas of Bucksworth Enterprises, Berkley, MA and embroidered with the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Norman Towers, one of the largest senior and disabled buildings in the City of East Orange lost a resident in an apartment fire. The fire claimed the life of Mr. Charles Rodgers. He was 61 years old.  The fire broke out at around 4:30 am on the first day of February.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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 NEWARK, NJ — Newark is issuing body cameras for all plainclothes officers after Det. Rod Simpkins shot and killed a man minutes into New Year’s Day, an incident investigators say is difficult to assess due to a lack of footage from the scene.  Officers will wear body cams starting immediately, ...

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