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CASE 1: SEEKING INFORMATION -- FATAL HIT and RUN 2011 -- Central and South 9th St, Newark

On November 12, 2011, at approximately 3:00 am in the morning a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Central Avenue and South 9th Street in the City of Newark. The vehicle fled towards East Orange on Central Avenue. The vehicle should display damage consistent with a pedestrian collision. Surveillance Video indicates the vehicle involved is a 2000 - 2005 Cadillac Deville, 4 door, color silver, Photo below shows similar vehicle.

The Essex County Prosecutors Office Vehicular Homicide Unit is requesting the public's help in locating the vehicle operator and vehicle involved. Any body shops or repair facilities coming in contact with this vehicle please contact the Essex County Prosecutors Office, Detective Robert Parsons at (973)621-4601. Any witnesses to this collision are also requested to contact the Essex County Prosecutors Tip Line at 1-877-847-7432. All calls will be kept confidential.


CASE 2: SEEKING INFORMATION -- 2010 FATAL HIT and RUN -- BROAD ST. NEWARK

On April 14, 2010, Rosa Mino was struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 520 Broad St. in the City of Newark. The vehicle is described as a dark colored Cadillac, STS, which was last seen traveling south on Broad St. in the City of Newark. The vehicle should have front end damage consistent with a pedestrian collision. Photo below shows similar vehicle.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office along with the Newark Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating the vehicle operator and vehicle involved. Any person coming in contact with this vehicle is requested to contact Detective Vincent Nardone at the Essex County Prosecutors Office Vehicular Homicide Unit at 973-621-4594 or the Prosecutor's Confidential Hot Line at 1(877)847-7432 or 1(877)TIPS-4EC. All calls will be kept confidential.


CASE 3: SEEKING INFORMATION -- FATAL HIT and RUN 2011 -- Freeway Drive, EAST ORANGE

On June 11, 2011, a 39 Year old female was fatally struck by a "Hit and Run" driver on Freeway Drive (east) and South Walnut Street in the City of East Orange. Witnesses at the scene, along with physical evidence, indicates the vehicle involved is a 1996-2000 Honda Civic, 4 door color gray. The vehicle was last seen traveling east on Route 280 towards Newark. The Honda, Civic should have damage on the passenger side front fender, door, and hood. Witnesses also indicate there maybe damage to the windshield. Photo below shows similar vehicle.

The Essex County Prosecutors Office Vehicular Homicide Unit is requesting the public's help in locating the vehicle operator and vehicle involved. Any person coming in contact with this vehicle is requested to contact Detective Vincent Nardone at the Essex County Prosecutors Office Vehicular Homicide Unit at 973-621-4594. All calls will be kept confidential.


CASE 4: SEEKING INFORMATION -- Frelinghuysen Avenue, Newark 2011 -- FATAL HIT and RUN

On June 2, 2011, A female was struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 442 Frelinghuysen Avenue/ Noble in the City of Newark. The vehicle is described as a white colored 2002-2004 Toyota, Corolla, 4 door, which was last seen traveling south on Frelinghuysen Avenue in the City of Newark. The vehicle should have damage to the driver's side door, mirror, front fender, and fog light cover, damage is consistent with a pedestrian collision. (Photo below shows similar vehicle.)

The Essex County Prosecutors Office Vehicular Homicide Unit along with the Newark Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating the vehicle operator and vehicle involved.

Witnesses are urged to call Detective Vincent Nardone at 973-621-4594, or the Prosecutors Confidential Hot Line at 1-877-847-7432 or 877-TIPS-4EC. All calls will be kept confidential.


CASE 5: SEEKING INFORMATION, NEWARK HIT AND RUN DEATH 2011

On February 27, 2011, at approximately 11:45pm, a 47 year old Maplewood resident was struck and killed while changing a tire on Route 1&9 South, near the Pulaski Skyway in Newark.

Detectives at the scene have identified the motor vehicle as a 1998 Acura, CL, two door, color white. The vehicle should display damage to the passenger side front fender, mirror, and missing a parking light from the front passenger bumper.

Any agency or repair facility is requested to contact the Essex County Prosecutors Office Vehicle Homicide Unit at 1-877-847-7432 or Detective Nardone at (973)-621-4594. All calls will be kept confidential.


CASE 6: BANK ROBBERY IN CEDAR GROVE

The Cedar Grove Police Department in conjunction with other authorities is seeking a man who robbed the TD Banknorth bank on Pompton Avenue (Route 23) at the Pilgrim Shopping Center in Cedar Grove on August 5th, 2008. The incident took place at approximately 4 pm. The robber appeared to be in his 30s, and stood about 5-foot-10. He had close-cropped brown hair, and was wearing a purple shirt and denim shorts. He claimed to have a gun and demanded cash, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money.

Below are two security video images of the suspect taken during the incident. Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect is asked to call the Cedar Grove police at (973) 239-1000.


CASE 7: SUSPECT WHO SHOT IRVINGTON BODEGA OWNER

Essex County Prosecutor Paula T. Dow announced that her office was releasing an in-store security video that captured images of a suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of an Irvington convenience store owner last month.

Willie Dwight Cousar, 31, of Haledon and owner of The Corner Store, located at 108 Augusta Street in Irvington, was shot and killed on October 17, 2007.

The security video captures the suspect, unmasked, at approximately 1:45 p.m., entering the store and walking past the victim, who is exiting the bodega. Seconds after the suspect leaves the store, (not released on video) the owner runs back into the bodega with the gunman, giving chase behind him. The gunman eventually shoots the victim multiple times in the back. The victim managed to exit the store before collapsing in the street. Thirty minutes later, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prosecutor Dow urged the assistance of the public to help identify this suspect. “If anyone has any information about this suspect, please contact Detective Christine Witkowski of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Squad at (973) 621-4586.”


CASE 8: BANK ROBBERIES IN MORRIS and ESSEX COUNTIES

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office is seeking the identification of an actor who is suspected of committing bank robberies in Caldwell (January 30, 2004), Parsippany (January 5, 2005) and Wharton (February 6, 2007), New Jersey. If you have any information, please contact Investigator Detective Bob McNally of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, at (973)829-8403.

Sovereign Bank, 378 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, New Jersey – On January 30, 2004, at approximately 1742 hours, a white male, approximately 5’8” - 6’00” tall, thin build (150 – 160 lbs.), late 30’s to early 40’s, facial hair, wearing a green wool hat, dark coat and dark colored gloves, carrying a dark soft briefcase, entered the bank and left a handwritten note on the counter demanding money or he would shoot the teller. No weapon was displayed during the robbery. The actor fled on foot after receiving a sum of United States Currency. No vehicle information was obtained.

PNC Bank, 1142 Route 46 West, Parsippany, New Jersey – On January 5, 2005, at approximately 1127 hours, a white male, approximately 5’10” – 6’0” tall, thin build, approximately 30 years of age, dark-colored “scruffy beard”, wearing a black jacket-zipped up to his neck, dark knit hat with tan and red stripes, dark colored gloves and eyeglasses, carrying a dark gym bag, entered the bank and placed a handwritten note on counter demanding money and indicating that he had a gun. No weapon was displayed during the robbery. The actor fled on foot after receiving a sum of United States Currency. No vehicle information was obtained.

Bank of New York, 20 North Main Street, Wharton, New Jersey - On February 6, 2007, at approximately 1322 hours, a white or Hispanic male, approximately 5’10” – 6’00” tall, thin build, 35 – 45 years of age, wearing a gray colored fleece jacket-zipped up to his neck, black and gray knit hat, dark colored gloves and black sunglasses, carrying a white colored bag with blue straps, entered the bank and presented a handwritten note to the teller demanding money or he would shoot the teller. The actor fled on foot after receiving a sum of United States Currency. No vehicle information was obtained.


CASE 9: REGARDING NEWARK ARSON INCIDENT

The subject was seen entering the property of a church on Roseville Avenue in Newark, NJ at 3:00 AM on May 3, 2005 carrying a newspaper. The subject was thereafter seen leaving the property without the paper. It was later discovered that the fire at the church was set with a newspaper. The subject was described as an Hispanic male, age 25 to 35, with a thin build and fair complexion, about 6 feet in height, wearing a blue knit cap and a hooded sweatshirt.


CASE 10: TEENAGER FOUND DEAD IN NEWARK
VICTIM: HARAN EDWARD

On June 20, 2003, Haran Edward's body was found behind bushes in the vicinity of 110 Edison Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. The victim was last seen at his home on West Kinney Street around 10:30 PM on Thursday, June 19, 2003. The victim was 13 years old, approximately 5'4" tall, 130 pounds, thin build, with brown eyes and black hair worn in a short afro. He was wearing a black leather jacket, a grey hooded Yankee sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers. Anyone who recognizes the photograph of the victim and has any information which could assist in the apprehension of suspect(s), please call Investigator Susan Bzik of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Squad at (973) 621-4634 or Detective Muran Muhammad of the Newark Police Homicide Squad at (973) 733-5400.

 

 


CASE 11: DECEASED WOMEN FOUND IN TWO VACANT RESIDENCES IN EAST ORANGE

The deceased bodies of two women were found at two seperate residences in East Orange in July and August of 2004. On July 23, 2004, the deceased body of Chandra Butler, age 38 of Newark, was found in the rear yard of a vacant residential property at 130 South Munn Street. The Essex County Medical Examiners report indicated that Butler died from strangulation and blunt force trauma. On August 17, 2004, the body of an unidentified female was found within a boarded up property at 34 Linden Avenue. The Medical Examiners report is still pending. It is not known if the two cases are related. Anyone with information regarding either of these cases should contact Prosecutor’s Investigator Paul Sarabando at (973) 621-4595 or East Orange Detective Thomas Wright at (973) 266-5030.


ADDITIONAL CASES, WANTED INDIVIDUALS:

Jahlil Teal

Omar Solomon

Murder of Alsamad Davis

Raheem Walker

 


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