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Ring Doorbell Helps Identify Alleged Package Thief in Newark

January 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A North Ward resident has his Ring doorbell to thank for helping catch an alleged package thief, police said.

Gilfredo Santiago, 41, was arrested in connection with the Jan. 14 theft after police identified him through the homeowner’s Ring Home Security system, authorities said. Ring is a video doorbell that comes with a cellphone app which can alert a homeowner when motion ...

Elizabeth Man Wanted for Hit-and-Run in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Police are looking for an Elizabeth man that was involved in a hit and run that occurred in Newark. 

According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Police are looking for Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth for a hit-and-run that resulted in serious injuries to two female pedestrians as they were ...

Essex County Prosecutor's Office Investigating Apparent Suicide in Bloomfield Police Headquarters

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred Tuesday night in the Bloomfield Police Department. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being processed. The 58-year-old was a resident of Bloomfield.

Montella was arrested ...

Newark Man Accused of Attempted Daytime Break-in in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – Officers have arrested a 20-year-old Newark man who police say attempted to break into a home on Fair Hill Drive during broad daylight on Monday, authorities said.

A resident living in the 70 block of Fair Hill Drive called police to report that a man, later identified as Wali Wiggs, was attempting to enter the residence by breaking windows shortly before 1:40 p.m., ...

Montclair Police: 11-Year-Old Reports Attempted Luring Incident

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are in search of a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, officials say.

According to reports, the incident occurred on January 2 at 7am, when an 11-year-old was approached by an unidentified male in a vehicle, at the corner of Alexander Avenue and Squire Hill Road. He offered her a ride due to it being cold ...

Newark's Crime Dropped 15 percent in 2018, Officials Say

NEWARK, NJ - Property and violent crime in Newark is down 15 percent from last year, and city officials say it is due to more community policing and collaborative work with local, state and federal authorities.

Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said 2018's numbers show the lowest dip in crime in 50 years. Crime has steadily decreased since 2013, according to data from the FBI's ...

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