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Arrest Made in December Homicide

January 10, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI Fugitives Task Force arrested Anthony M. Brown, 30, of Newark for the murder of Richard Culver, 23, also of Newark.

On Dec. 2, 2017 Culver was discovered with fatal gunshot wounds in Vailsburg ...

Students File Three Lawsuits Related to Alleged Sexual Misconduct By Former Columbia H. S. Teacher

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Three lawsuits have been filed against the South Orange Maplewood School District -- the most recent just two month ago -- by students of a former Columbia High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with up to six under-aged boys.

Nicole Dufault, who was arrested in September 2014, and is still awaiting trial on related criminal charges, is ...

Newark Homicide Under Investigation

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Victor Bryant, 28, of Newark.

Bryant was shot around 1:30 p.m. yesterday in ...

Man Sentenced in Counterfeit Check Cashing Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announce today that Karif Hyder, 36, of Newark was sentenced to six years in New Jersey State Prison yesterday by the Honorable Mark Ali,  Judge of the Superior Court, for his role in a $700,000 counterfeit check cashing scheme that compromised numerous government agencies.

Hyder created fraudulent checks and ...

Two Convicted in Sophisticated Drug Distribution Case

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Adalberto Garcia, 27, and Ramon Vega, 58, both of Newark, on 17 counts of conspiracy, drug possession and distribution following a five-day trial before the Honorable Martin G. Cronin, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor John Anderson, who ...

Charges Upgraded in Fatal Beating

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 has charged Tasheed Brown, 25, in connection with the death of Muffee Melvin, 26, both of Newark.

It is alleged that on Dec. 4, Melvin was severely beaten by Brown. Melvin died on Dec. 11. The ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Cyber Attack Rutgers University

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on December 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Death of 8 Year Old Girl Under Investigation

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino  and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that authorities are investigating the death of an 8 year old girl in Newark earlier today. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., Newark Police and EMS were dispatched to an apartment in the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue on a report of an unresponsive child. The child was ...

NJ State Police Offer Tips to Protect Yourself from Carjacking

TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Office of the Attorney General wants you and your family to be safe this holiday season and beyond. Follow these tips from the New Jersey State Police to protect yourself from carjacking: 

What do Carjackers Look For?

-Intersections controlled by stop lights or signs
-Garages and parking lots for mass transit, shopping malls, and grocery ...

Three Suspects Indicted in Connection With Fatal Shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three suspects believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man have been indicted by a grand jury​.

The three suspects, Michael Martin, 26, and Rayshawn Riddick, 31, both of Newark, and Diana Williams, 26 of New Brunswick, each face a five-count indictment in connection with the shooting, according to a statement from Middlesex County ...

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