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Police & Fire

January 25, 2022

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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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - In the first hour of the morning, a fast-growing fire broke out at 38 Westcott Street. The three-story wood-framed home went up in flames like a box of matches. East Orange firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the blaze. The Orange Fire Department came to assist ...

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Orange, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are investigating the death of four-year-old Laniyah Bloodworth of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A recent uptick in new coronavirus cases and the emergence of the omicron variant prompted Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to reinstate a mask mandate for the city’s public safety personnel.  Baraka and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced on Tuesday that the mandate will ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Orange Township is receiving $16,500 from the NJ State Attorney General’s Office for the Junior Public Safety Academy (JPSA). The JPSA is a youth outreach and mentoring program that lasts for four weeks, five days a week, eight hours a day. The program develops life skills, teaches the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office (ECPO) announced the arrest of a 58-year-old man in connection with the beating death of his 84-year-old mother-in-law in Nutley.   Officers of the Nutley Police Department responded to a home on Prospect St. following a 911 call from a male party ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In the 3 PM hour, traffic was backed up on Freeway Drive East. Residents are getting used to the all familiar scene of an accident on the Drive. This time, there was a car jammed under a sixteen-wheeler. There were no known fatalities. It is unclear if the car was riding alongside ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark police officer has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains and related charges for hitting a pedestrian on the Garden State Parkway, according to authorities.  Newark Police Officer Louis Santiago, 25, of Bloomfield, was charged on Wednesday ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Self-proclaimed activists from outside communities and states came together in East Orange to shut down traffic in effort to raise awareness about JaShyah Moore. JaShyah went missing on October 14th. The East Orange Police Department in collaboration with the FBI, Essex County ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - At a press conference on the steps of East Orange City Hall, East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children added JaShyah Moore to their webpage. This in addition to the continuation of the Sheriff Department and FBI aiding ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A teenage boy from East Orange died on Monday morning after he was shot at a Halloween party in Newark, authorities announced.  At approximately 11:47 p.m. on Sunday, authorities responded to a report of shots fired at a large Halloween Party in an apartment building on 4th Avenue ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - A 14-year-old girl who went to the store for her mother is now missing. On October 14, the teen, JaShyah Moore, walked to U.S. Food Market on Central Avenue in East Orange at approximately 7:30 a.m. When she returned home she told her mother, Jamie Moore, she lost the EBT card- ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — In honor of Fire Safety Month, please read and share these tips from the National Fire Prevention Association. Please also be on the look-out for events in the community hosted by local fire departments to raise awareness. Schools are also being visited by firefighters to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A personalized New Jersey Devils jersey was stolen from the Clary Anderson Arena, officials reported last week. The jersey hung in the lobby of the arena on Oct. 9, police said. According to police officials, surveillance video shows that a man used a hammer to break the ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey advocates and elected officials are calling for the passing of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) state law.  A CCRB is an independent agency that investigates complaints of police misconduct. Advocates say the time is now.  To raise awareness about ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - October is Fire Prevention Month and this year's national theme is "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety," which focuses on the importance of smoke alarms and the meaning of their different sounds.  To spread fire prevention awareness, the East Orange Fire Department (EOFD) will be ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Khalil Wheeler-Weaver has been sentenced to 160 years in prison after killing three women, authorities stated on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Orange resident murdered three women in Essex County in 2016, including college student Sarah Butler, of Montclair. Butler was a graduate of ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Students were asked to stay in the building after a man was shot in the face nearby Orange High School. Officers found the man was found in critical condition by the firehouse across the street from the school. The gunfire began in the area of Lincoln and Central Avenue around ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Traffic on 280 West is at a stand still. An accident involving four cars and a tractor trailer is the cause. Helicopters are circling above. Information about the health condition of the people involved in the accident has not yet been reported. 

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NEW JERSEY — The Governor has declared a state of emergency after Ida and two tornadoes in the state. Flooding throughout New Jersey is rampant. People are asked to stay off the roads. 

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — A tornado and epic rainfall have resulted in reports pouring in of severe flooding, stranded cars, and people on top of their vehicles with children. All residents are asked to stay indoors, off the roads, and call 911 if they see anyone in trouble. Update: The emergency ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The names of Newark’s first three African American firefighters will forever be honored with a bronze plaque bearing their names at the firehouse on 360 Clinton Ave.  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara on Tuesday dedicated Engine 10 at Clinton Avenue to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — The "Battle of the Bravest", a firefighter muster and skill competition was postponed by the City of East Orange, citing COVID-19 as the reason.  The Battle originally set to take place in Soveral Park this Saturday was to be interactive for the public and firefighters to ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ — The hurricane is just beginning. Brace for flash flooding, power outages and torrential downpours. The tropical storm was upgraded to a hurricane Saturday morning. Hurricane Henry is expected to touch Long Island and Connecticut, with East Orange and Orange catching its extended ...

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