Newark Police Officer Admits Assaulting Prisoner

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino today announced that Vernon Parker, 37, of West Orange has pleaded guilty to official misconduct related to the aggravated assault of a prisoner. In an unrelated case, Parker also admitted to endangering the welfare of a child for physically abusing his teenage stepdaughter. Appearing before the Honorable Ronald…

Two More Plead Guilty in Embezzlement Scheme

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Debra Schinnagel, 51, of Bayonne and Marvin Crespo, 35, of North Bergen both plead guilty today to one count of second degree theft by deception before the Honorable Robert H. Gardner, J.S.C. Assistant Prosecutor Jane Plaisted said the two admitted participating in a scheme to steal more…

Newark Man Wanted for Murder

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that members of law enforcement are seeking assistance in apprehending Jalil Teal, 20, of Newark. Teal, who also uses the name Taheemen Green, is wanted for the murder or Nii Sowah. The Honorable Michael A. Petrolle, J.S.C. signed an arrest warrant last night for Teal. Sowah,…