Second Seton Hall Basketball Player Arraigned

Former Seton Hall University student and basketball player Kelly Whitney, 27, of Chicago entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment today, Monday, March 22, 2010 in Newark before the Honorable Amilkar Velez-Lopez on charges stemming from a robbery on March 15, 2010 in South Orange. Current student and former basketball player, Robert Mitchell, 23,…

Seton Hall Basketball Player Arraigned

Seton Hall University student and basketball player Robert Mitchell, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y. entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment today, Thursday, March 18, 2010 in Newark before the Honorable Amilkar Velez-Lopez on charges stemming from a robbery on March 15, 2010 in South Orange. The judge set bail at $650,000 and ordered a…

Arrest in Fairfield Police Shooting

Today Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert L. Laurino announced the arrest of Preye L. Roberts, age 24, of Nutley, New Jersey in connection with the alleged shooting of Fairfield Police Officer Gerald Veneziano on January 30, 2010 in Fairfield. Preye Roberts was charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a…

Man Found Dead In Residence In Maplewood

Earlier this morning at approximately 6:55am, Maplewood police officers responded to Henry Place in Maplewood on a report of a male found in bed unresponsive. The decedent was pronounced dead, via telemetry, by Dr, Rehr of Monmouth County Medical Center Hospital at 7:25 a.m. Death notification has not been communicated to the decedent’s next of…

Fairfield Officer Veneziano Interviewed, Reward Offered In Shooting

Acting Prosecutor Robert Laurino announced today that detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office interviewed Fairfield Police Officer Veneziano, age 26, in connection with the injuries he sustained during a shooting incident which occurred on January 30, 2010. Acting Prosecutor Laurino reported that Officer Veneziano indicated that the shooting was sparked by “road rage”. Laurino…