Summit Man Among Three 'Grape Street Crips' Gang Members Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Three members of the New Jersey set of the violent street gang “Grape Street Crips” – including its long-time leader – were convicted by a federal jury today of racketeering conspiracy and a host of murders, shootings, and drug trafficking crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie and DEA Special Agent in Charge ...

Area Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case      

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal abuse by ...

Newark Homicide Victim from Neighboring Pennsylvania

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Marquee Bradley-Glanton, 30, of Easton, Pennsylvania. 

Yesterday, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Bradley-Glanton was shot in the 100 block ...

Guilty Verdict in Felony Murder Trial

Man Found Guilty of Felony Murder 

– Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Rakeem Johnson, 37, of Newark of first degree armed robbery, felony murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Following a trial before the Honorable Richard T. Sules, Judge of the ...

Two Men Sentenced to More than 100 Years for 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - Lavelle Davis, 38, of Galloway and Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood in 2017, stated Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino on Wednesday.

Mays was sentenced to 153 years and Davis to 138 years for killing and torturing Lance Frasier, 44, of Newark, and ...

Suspect in Millburn Carjacking Pleads Guilty

TRENTON, NJ - On November 27, 2017 at 1:48 a.m. a Millburn family returned home from vacation and ended up being the victim of an armed carjacking where their 13-year old daughter was held at gunpoint. Ahmed Anthony,  30, who was arrested on January 11, 2018 plead guilty to first-degree carjacking and second-degree kidnapping charges stemming from the incident. Under the plea deal with the ...

Suspect Charged in Hit-and-Run Killing Plainfield Man Flees Country

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a Plainfield pedestrian on May 15 has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Charges have been filed against Mario Infante of New Street in Plainfield following an investigation by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and North Plainfield ...

Reward Increased for Maplewood Murder Victim

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program has increased the reward from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old grandmother from ...

Mountainside Officials: We Knew Nothing About Allegations Until Lawsuit was Filed

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The mayor and council of Mountainside have gone on record stating they had no knowledge of the incidents alleged in the lawsuit filed on May 11 against the borough “until the filing of the lawsuit.”

The borough has also “retained former New Jersey State Police Superintendent Joseph Santiago” to help restore public trust in the department, ...

Girls Basketball Coach Charged with Sexually Assaulting Girl

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Kevin Jimenez, 29, of Belleville, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

It is alleged that Jimenez, a girls’ basketball coach affiliated with The Wolves, an ...

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