Teenage Girl Fatally Shot In Orange

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino today announced that a 16-year-old girl was fatally shot last night in Orange. At approximately 10 p.m. Orange Police officers responded to a report of shots fired. When they arrived in the area of Valley and Argyle Streets they discovered two victims — Swamaiya White, 16, and Myron…

Young Parent Dies From Hit-and-Run In Newark

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino today announced that Maria Pomavilla, 19, of Newark died from injuries she sustained after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. On Saturday, April 17, 2010 Ms. Pomarilla, who lived in the Ironbound section of Newark, was hit by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Warwick and Adams…

Irvington Man Found Guilty in Robbery

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury convicted Calvin Garnett, 27, of Irvington on three counts of first degree robbery, aggravated assault and weapons offenses. The jury deliberated for an hour and a half before returning the guilty verdict. On July 27, 2008, Garnett approached the three victims…

Man Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Murder

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today Noah Cuebas, 27, of East Orange plead guilty to two counts of murder and weapons offenses. On Feb. 21, 2005 Cuebas murdered Allen Reese, 17, of Newark. Cuebas abducted Ishwanda Hutchins, a 14-year-old Newark girl, at gunpoint, took her to the basement of a condemned building…

Teen Pleads Guilty to Raping 60-year-old

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Jerome J. Davis, 17, of Newark plead guilty to first degree aggravated sexual assault of a Newark woman before the Honorable Peter Vazquez, P.J.S.C. Davis was prosecuted as an adult. Assistant Prosecutor Walter Dirkin said the incident occurred on March 10, 2009. Davis, who was…

Arraignment, Essex Fells Murder Defendants

Reginald Anthony, 28, and Shaun Woodson, 24, both of East Orange, are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at 12 Noon before Judge Peter J. Vazquez for the murder of Robert Nevius, 91, of Essex Fells. Judge Vazquez’s courtroom is located on the 6th Floor, Courtroom 604, of the Essex County Veterans…

Newark Special Police Officer Arrested

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today Rory Palmer, 26, of Newark, a Newark Special Police Officer, was arrested on a complaint charging him with official misconduct, theft by deception and tampering with public records. Between September 1, 2009 and March 1, 2010, Palmer was assigned to work at the Newark Public Library.…