Police & Fire

September 27, 2020

Essex County - A military-stlye assault rifle, two semi-automatic handguns, a cache of narcotics and cash were seized during two related investigations into narcotics trafficking in Essex and Union counties by a law enforcement task force, comprised of detectives from the Essex County Sheriff's ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Police Division (EOPD) has a new Interactive Community Alert Network (iCAN) which allows people to confidentially report suspicious activity, and send in tips about areas with graffiti, drug activity, and more. iCAN is not recommended to be used in place of calling ...

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Essex County– Do you know this man? Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, is seeking help from the public to identify a man pulled from the Passaic River. On Aug. 20 at approximately 7:34 am. Belleville Police discovered an unresponsive male in the Passaic River. The man was ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In what will be a historical promotion ceremony, Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council, Public Safety Director Dominick Saldida and Police Chief Phyllis L. Bindi are proud to announce the promotion of three lieutenants of the East Orange Police Division to positions of ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - At approximately 2 p.m. on July 29, while riding a bicycle on Freeway Drive and Evergreen Place, Steven B. Allen, Jr., 26, of Orange was struck by multiple vehicles. He sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) – A $10,000 award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Laquan Nowlin, 32, of East Orange was announced by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II. The award will be paid by the Essex County Crime Stoppers ...

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ORANGE, NJ — July 2, 2020, the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force conducted “Operation Freckles,” after a long-term investigation into illegal narcotic distribution in the Cary Street area. Nahshon "Hollywood" Broadway, 36, was the focus of the investigation. He ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) – The former Acting Business Administrator for the Township of Orange, New Jersey, has been charged in a 28-count indictment with conspiracy, bribe-taking, money and property fraud, federal tax fraud, and making false statements in connection with a mortgage, U.S. Attorney Craig ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Director Domingos Saldida announced today that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal beating of Waali ...

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(NEW JERSEY) - As the country and our State are in an uproar about the shooting deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, there is a police shooting in New Jersey that is now in question. The shooting death of an unarmed black man, Maurice Gordon, 28, occurred the morning of May ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - The first shooting occurred Wednesday, June 3rd. Preliminary reports indicated residents who heard gunshots in the Amherst and Central Avenue area around 7:35 PM called the police. Although, no report of serious injuries, police found shell casings after the suspect(s) fled the ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Public Safety Director Dominick Saldida announced today that Tevin Molentiel, 28, and Tamika Dorsey, 36, both of East Orange, have been charged with multiple child abuse offenses following an investigation ...

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(ORANGE, NJ) - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Orange Public Safety Director Todd R. Warren  announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Jerrel Tucker, 23, of Orange. On May 16, ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Early Tuesday morning, a fire blazed through an apartment building on Park Street and Elm on the Orange/East Orange boarder. Although flames shot through ever level of the three floor structure, there was no report of injuries.This two alarm fire required firefighters to get ...

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(ORANGE, NJ) - On May 3, 2020, at about 8:45 PM, a female robbed the Delta Gas Station at 67 South Essex Avenue in Orange. Held up at gun point, the gas station attendant was demanded to hand over the money. The suspect fled with $750.00 cash before jumping into an unknown white or light gray SUV.

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Director Domingos Saldida announced today  that two men have been charged with the murder of Shawn Watford, 31, of East Orange who was fatally shot Monday, April 13 in East Orange in the area of ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - On Saturday, April 11, 2020, police and fire responded to the pond located in Monte Irvin Orange Park, where the body thought to be the missing Rutgers Honor Student, Yasir Williams, was found. Today, at 9:45 PM, the preliminary investigation confirmed the identity of the ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced the following recent enforcement actions against violators of Governor Murphy’s Emergency Orders related to COVID-19: Newark Enforcement.  The Newark Police ...

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(EAST ORANGE) - In a heartbreaking interview with the father of Yasir Williams, 21, the missing honor student from Rutgers New Brunswick, last seen leaving his East Orange home on Edgar Street; Yasir's father pleads for everyone to continue looking for his son, and for the community to do whatever ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Authorities and family are searching for Yasir Williams, 21, a missing Rutgers New Brunswick honor student who was last seen at his home in East Orange over the weekend. According to reports, on Sunday, March 29, at approximately 11:30 PM, Yasir left home on Edgar Street ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) East Orange Fire Department members of the fourth tour, Robert Spriggs, Ernest Cooke, Mark Gaeta, and Fire Alarm Operator Vhaashtay Ra El won two out of four categories at the 2020 “Garden State Cooked and Uncorked” culinary competition.   Sponsored by the NJ State Firefighters ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Recognizing the successful leadership of Essex County acting Prosecutor Ted Stephens II as part of the General Assembly’s Black History Month celebration, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake honored Stephens in the State House during the voting session on Feb. 24, 2020. An Essex ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The sounds of bouncing balls and squealing sneakers on the shiny gym floor was all that could be heard Sunday, February 23, 2020, at East Orange Campus High. TAPinto was on the scene for East Orange’s Battle of the Badges Public Safety Basketball Tournament. The event was ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Fire Division is participating in the National Fire Safety Campaign “Close Before You Doze” to encourage every family to make sure they close all of their doors at night to contain a potential house fire and keep family members safe. Research has shown that ...

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