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Man Wanted for Hit-and-Run

January 20, 2019

 NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth is wanted for a hit-and-run that resulted in serious injuries to two female pedestrians as they were leaving a local establishment.

It is alleged that on Sunday, Jan. 6, at approximately 1:58 am two ...

Update on Bloomfield Pedestrian Fatality

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II, and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio announced today that the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident.

Patrick Forsyth, 59, of Bloomfield was struck by a man driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck at approximately 8:33 AM on ...

Woman Gets Three Years for Stealing More than 500K from Mother-in-Law 

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Patricia Layton Piccinno, 50, of Boonton was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing more than $500,000 from her 80-year-old mother-in-law and her husband, a Bloomfield Police detective.

The state had recommended four years in New Jersey State Prison but the Honorable ...

Essex County Presents Budget and Addresses 2019 Initiatives

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed budget prior to the state’s statutory Jan. 15 deadline for the 16th consecutive ...

New Program at Essex County College Could Send Students to Space Camp

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College will be one seven two-year schools in the nation to participate in a new program that could send students to space camp at a NASA center.  

To qualify for the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program, students majoring in STEM fields will have to take a five-week online workshop that includes live video chats with NASA experts. Afterward, ...

Reputed Gang Members Sentenced to 70 Plus Years for Murder

NEWARK – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that two reputed gang members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their role in the murder of 23-year-old William Porter, IV, of Newark.

The Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court, sentenced Rashan Jackson, 31,Irvington to life in New Jersey State Prison. Under the No Early Release ...

Essex County Executives Inaugurated at Ceremony

NEWARK, NJ - In an early afternoon ceremony on Jan. 2, 2019 at the Donald M. Payne School of Technology, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn in to begin their terms.

Joining the three on stage were several notable public officials, including Senator Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, ...

East Orange Man Convicted of Triple Murder 

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Jeffrey Holland, 30, of East Orange of triple murder for the killing of Tiniquah Rouse, 21, Ashley Jones, 23, and Jarrell Marshall, 28.

Following a trial before the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, the presiding Essex County Criminal Division Judge, the jury ...

Mother and Five Others Charged with Brutally Beating and Scalding Her 3-Year-Old Son

NEWARK– A mother of a three-year-old boy and five of her roommates have been charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office stated that the child was systematically and beaten with a belt and fists. They are also accused of coordinating beatings and pouring scalding water on hin as a form of corporal punishment.

The six ...

Essex County Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty

NEWARK– Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that two people were arrested for animal cruelty for allegedly starving and neglecting a six-month-old, male pit bull puppy in their Newark apartment.

Jose E. Martinez, 29, and his girlfriend Porchia Williams, 27, both of Newark are accused of failing to feed ...

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