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6 hrs ago | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
A black United bicycle was reported stolen at 3 p.m. July 21 at the Dunkin Donuts, 368 Franklin Ave. The victim stated that he left his bicycle in front of the establishment and entered the store. The victim observed a male wearing a black shirt and jeans get on his bike and ride away south on Franklin Avenue. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via The Jersey Journal
NEWARK -- A state appeals court has upheld the attempted murder conviction of a man serving a 25-year prison sentence for shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in the back in 2011. Abdul Holman, 28, formerly of Newark, argued in his appeal that jurors at his 2013 trial should have been given an instruction about the lesser-included offense of attempted passion/provocation manslaughter in connection with the March 21, 2011 shooting of Akmal Barnhill. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via NorthJersey.com
Three men are heading to prison in connection with a 2013 fatal shooting of a man outside his uncle's funeral in northern New Jersey. NJ.com reports a judge sentenced 25-year-old Laquan Willis Monday to five years in prison in the shooting death of 22-year-old Jahid Devlin. Comment?
Monday | via The Jersey Journal
NEWARK - Police arrested four people over the weekend for weapons and drugs violations, including one man who was in critical condition after being shot multiple times Sunday night, department spokesman Sgt. Ron Glover said. Comment?
Monday | via NorthJersey.com
Officers were dispatched to Midland Avenue near Carteret Street at 5:15 a.m. on July 20 on a report of a man bleeding from the head. Upon arrival, officers located a man walking in the street with numerous wounds to his head, and the Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad was dispatched. Comment?
Monday | via Patch.com
The Essex County Sheriff's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of Agostinoh Sousa. Sousa, 40, of Newark, was fatally shot in the chest around 7:15 a.m. on the 150 block of Walnut Street on Sunday, authorities reported. Comment?
Sunday Jul 26 | via The Jersey Journal
NEWARK - Police, including an off-duty cop who was coaching a girls basketball team, came to the aid of a 53-year-old city man shot and critically wounded in a shooting Friday, police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Glover said. Comment?
Friday Jul 24 | via The Jersey Journal
NEWARK - Two city men were arrested for weapons and narcotics violations Thursday night and Friday morning, police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Glover said. Comment?
Friday Jul 24 | via Patch.com
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced that authorities have charged 12 people in connection with eight unrelated murders that took place throughout the county during June and July. Kevin Miller, 24 of Newark is a fugitive from justice. Comment?
Thursday Jul 23 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
A Belleville resident is being sought for the July 9 murder of Robert Seth Hayes on Verona Avenue in Newark, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday. Eric Santiago, 26, of Belleville and Edgardo Mendez, 23, of Newark, were at large, according to the prosecutor. Comment?
Thursday Jul 23 | via Patch.com
Editor's Note: The following incidents are taken directly from the Cedar Grove police blotter, which may not include the full scope of police activity in the area. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Comment?
Thursday Jul 23 | via CBS Local
Police investigate the shooting of a man who they say was killed in front of his three children in Newark on July 22, 2015. NEWARK, N.J. - Police in Newark are searching for a suspect who they said gunned down a man while he was taking his three young children to day care. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 22 | via The Newark Star-Ledger
NEWARK - A 37-year-old man shot to death early Wednesday morning in Newark was killed while attempting to transport his three children to daycare, authorities said Wednesday afternoon. According to a preliminary investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Task Force, Hassan Scott was exiting his South 9th Street home and heading to his vehicle to take his three children -- ages two, four and nine -- to daycare, when he was shot multiple times, said Katherine Carter, Essex County Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 22 | via KAUZ
A judge has dismissed conspiracy charges against Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend-lawyer, saying it was unfair to allow the case to go on any further. A judge on Wednesday dismissed two felony conspiracy convictions against Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-boyfriend, ruling it would be unfair to prolong the six-year-old case involving prescription drugs provided to Smith. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 22 | via Patch.com
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Tuesday Jul 21 | via New Jersey Herald
Morgan Ivory - one of the six individuals charged in connection with a 2013 home invasion in Green Township - had a "not guilty" plea entered on her behalf during arraignment on Tuesday. Ivory, of Hackettstown, is charged with robbery, burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terroristic threats, unlawful taking, aggravated assault and theft of moveable property stemming from the Dec. 28, 2013, home invasion in which Green resident Marilyn Gribler was bound, threatened and had items taken from her home. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 21 | via The Jersey Journal
NEWARK - A 27-year-old city man was arrested Monday after he threatened a woman with a loaded rifle, police spokesman Sgt. Ron Glover said. Comment?
Friday Jul 10 | via NJ.com
Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Monday that his department's Crimestoppers program is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death on Sunday morning of Agostinoh Sousa, 40, of Newark. NEWARK -- Authorities are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in a fatal shooting on Sunday morning in Newark's East Ward. Comment?
Friday Jul 3 | via The Jersey Journal
Laquan Willis, Nakeish Fleming and Robert Laboo, pictured left to right, were sentenced on Monday, July 27, to state prison terms in connection with the April 24, 2013 shooting death of Jahid Devlin. The shooting occurred outside the Newark funeral home after services were held for Devlin's uncle. Comment?
May 22, 2015 | via The Nation
Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence. A new front in #BlackLivesMatter organizing is advancing today as concerned people nationwide gather to draw attention to black women and girls harmed or killed by police violence. Comment?
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