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Police & Fire

June 3, 2022

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - A 24-year-old Belleville man was arrested Friday, June 3 after an investigation by the Clifton Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Sexual Investigations Unit.  The case began on May 31 with the report of a home invasion and sexual assault of a minor in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ  – A 17-year-old East Orange male was charged with a weapons offense on Saturday, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced. According to a statement, Detectives Luis Roca, Joseph Aboyoun, Brian Culmone, John Traynor and Kenneth Kerwin, members of the city’s Special ...

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NEW JERSEY – Bruce Olsen, a man who served for many years as a deacon and teacher at St. Therese Church and St. Therese School in Succasunna, is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Diocese of Paterson. The arrest of Olsen, of Allamuchy, was announced at recent ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The public housing complex known as Bradley Court in Newark, which borders East Orange, is said by residents to, unfortunately, be known for drugs, gangs, violence, prostitution, and crime. The Newark Housing Authority owns the complex, where there are 301 units ranging in size ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person. Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive. Caren is ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is ...

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ORANGE, NJ - A major fire displaced approximately 150 people from a three-story, 82-unit apartment complex on Park Avenue and High Street. It was a 4-alarm fire calling each fire house in Orange and neighboring towns too. Newark was on the scene filling air tanks, and provided support as Orange was ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The Two Hundred Club of Essex County will honor 28 police officers and 16 firefighters recognizing them for their bravery, dedication to duty, courageous vigilance, and selflessness during the Valor Awards luncheon on May 10th.  The Two Hundred Club of Essex County, was founded ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Gregory Evens, 46, of ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced today that Darneill Thomas, 22, of West Orange has been arrested and charged with the murder of Joshua Dessin, 19, of Orange. On Tuesday, March 15 at approximately 10:31 pm ...

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ORANGE, NJ — The future of a historic, mixed-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange remains uncertain after a multiple-alarm fire destroyed the majority of the structure earlier this week. According to authorities, the cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that John Carpenter, 41, of Lebanon, Missouri, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault, manufacturing child exploitation material and subjecting two young children to sexual ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Earlier in the month, an armed male suspect shot a worker dead at a popular corner store in East Orange. The store is at the corner of Springdale Ave. and Lincoln Street. It was formerly named St. Michaels Grocery, but recently changed its awning to read Sajoma Grocery. The ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, who had killed three women in Essex County in 2016, including a college student from Montclair and a woman in Orange, has been charged with a fourth murder, according to prosecutors. Wheeler-Weaver, who has been incarcerated since his arrest in December ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Fire alarms sounded. The elevators entered fire mode. Stair doors could be heard opening and closing. The tune of residents evacuating one by one. A fire broke out on the north side of 320 South Harrison Street around the 2 pm hour Monday. Broken windows, fire residue, and water ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - While traveling East on the 300th block of Elmwood Avenue driving away from South Harrison Street, there was a loud bang. TAPinto EO/O Editor Saundra Sharp Conte was on the scene to witness a stolen car crash seconds in front of her.  The stolen red car hit a parked burgundy ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The NJ Transit Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a woman who was last seen at New York Penn Station at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. Magadelina Diaz, whom the NJ Transit alert said is known to have severe learning deficiencies, mental ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Three men were killed hours apart in three shootings Wednesday in East Orange, Orange and Irvington. The East Orange shooting happened early Wednesday, March 16, on Hilton Street at an address in the 50s. A more specific time was not immediately available. One man was ...

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NEWARK - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that a 15-year-old was shot in a police officer involved shooting. His name is not being released at this time. The preliminary investigation indicates that on Tuesday, March 15 at approximately 7:31 am Newark Police ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Friday afternoon March 4, hikers discovered a dead body on a trail inside the Eagle Rock Reservation. According to published reports, it was on a path less than a half-mile from a rear parking area on Crest Drive. The deceased male, who has not yet been identified, was ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - If you drove by 44 City Hall Plaza and saw a sea of police cars, it was for a good reason. The City of East Orange Police Department introduced 26 new fleet to its inventory yesterday, with 24 expected to arrive by July. The 50 new vehicles will replace the outdated squad cars, ...

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Atlantic City/East Orange, NJ - In 2020, in response to the death of George Floyd, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General issued a notice that it will ban police departments from using chokeholds, carotid artery neck restraints, or similar tactics, except where deadly force is necessary.

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark police officer Waldemar Arocho, who served in the department for 21 years, died at age 42, city officials announced. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara announced that Arocho died on Monday, Jan. 31, expressing their sympathy to his family, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A Clinton Avenue resident reported that a vehicle was left in his driveway during the overnight hours. An January 25, the Montclair man reported to police that when he awakened, he discovered an unknown vehicle parked in his driveway. According to Montclair Police officials, ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Orange residents can now get free smoke detectors courtesy of Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq., the Orange Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, and the American Red Cross. Instillation comes along with the detectors.  Any resident can contact 973-518-1703 to make arrangements.

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today that the Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Newark fire captain is dead while a retired city firefighter was hospitalized after their bodies were found unresponsive this weekend inside a Park Avenue firehouse.  Both individuals were found inside the firehouse, located at 269-271 Park Ave., Saturday morning, according ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Abdul Crowley, 44, was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a minor.   The crime allegedly occurred on July 4, 2021, in East Orange.  The juvenile victim alleges that Crowley sexually ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Crimes can happen in the blink of an eye. The 13 people listed below, all who were last seen in Essex County are missing. From exiting a popular eatery in Newark, to walking behind their parents in the street, the search for them has been ongoing for years. In order to keep ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced today that Jamel Welch, 21, of Orange has been charged with murder in the death of four-year-old Laniyah Bloodworth of Orange. The charges were upgraded yesterday after the ...

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