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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Belleville Pharmacist Accused of Filling Fraudulent Oxycodone Prescriptions

Belleville Pharmacist Accused of Filling Fraudulent Oxycodone Prescriptions

More than a dozen involved in obtaining and selling drugs, U.S. Attorney says.
'Calling Cards' Helped Track Down College Student's Alleged Killer

'Calling Cards' Helped Track Down College Student's Alleged Killer

Handprint left in alleged attempted carjacking one of several clues that led authorities to Seattle man now suspected of four homicides.
More Arrests Possible in College Student's Slaying

More Arrests Possible in College Student's Slaying

A fourth person may have also been at the scene of the shooting.
Accused Trigger Man in College Student's Slaying Linked to Alleged Crime Spree

Accused Trigger Man in College Student's Slaying Linked to Alleged Crime Spree

The three men charged in the killing of Brendan Tevlin each pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.
West Orange Teen Charged in Seton Hall Prep Grad's Killing Was Out on Bail

West Orange Teen Charged in Seton Hall Prep Grad's Killing Was Out on Bail

Eric Williams was arrested in May for an alleged robbery and assault in West Orange.
Alleged Double Homicide Fugitive Accused of Killing Seton Hall Prep Grad

Alleged Double Homicide Fugitive Accused of Killing Seton Hall Prep Grad

Seattle man and two West Orange teens charged in the slaying of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin.
Seton Hall Prep Grad's Killer Apprehended, Prosecutor Says

Seton Hall Prep Grad's Killer Apprehended, Prosecutor Says

Brendan Tevlin, a Livingston resident, was fatally shot in June on Northfield Avenue in West Orange.
Woman Dies After 10-Story Fall From Newark High Rise

Woman Dies After 10-Story Fall From Newark High Rise

35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.
Newark Man Charged in Cop Shooting

Newark Man Charged in Cop Shooting

Donald Easterling, 26, is accused of shooting a 19-year veteran police officer who was responding to a report of a robbery in progress.
Essex County Man Accused of Distributing Child Porn

Essex County Man Accused of Distributing Child Porn

Bloomfield resident allegedly distributed images and videos depicting child sex abuse.
Newark Man Gets 18 Years for North Jersey Robbery Spree

Newark Man Gets 18 Years for North Jersey Robbery Spree

Jamar Darby had previously pleaded guilty to robbing 14 businesses during a six-month span in 2012 and 2013.
Newark Cop Shot in Confrontation With Armed Robber, Prosecutor Says

Newark Cop Shot in Confrontation With Armed Robber, Prosecutor Says

The 19-year veteran officer and the bandit each suffered non-life-threatening injuries in Clinton Avenue incident.
Woman Killed in Essex Fells Blaze Identified

Woman Killed in Essex Fells Blaze Identified

Fells Road house fire does not appear to be suspicious, the prosecutor's office said.
Former Water Commission Official Admits to Falsifying Test Results

Former Water Commission Official Admits to Falsifying Test Results

The former assistant executive director and engineer of the East Orange Water Commission faces three years in state prison.
Cops: 4-Year-Old Middlesex County N.J. Girl Mauled By Pit Bulls

Cops: 4-Year-Old Middlesex County N.J. Girl Mauled By Pit Bulls

The child, whose identity is being withheld, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she is being treated for injuries suffered in the attack, police said.
Four North Jersey Men Arrested in $180K Unemployment Scheme, Authorities Say

Four North Jersey Men Arrested in $180K Unemployment Scheme, Authorities Say

Two Essex County men were involved in five-year scheme, authorities said.
Family Looking for Answers in Hackensack Man's Murder

Family Looking for Answers in Hackensack Man's Murder

Man was shot while driving a client from Belleville to Hackensack on Route 80, report says.
20 New Jersey Towns With Most Reported Alcoholism

20 New Jersey Towns With Most Reported Alcoholism

Independence Day also has become the deadliest holiday weekend for alcohol-related traffic crashes - even ahead of New Year's Day.
Police Seek Missing Nutley Girl, 14

Police Seek Missing Nutley Girl, 14

Teen may have been hurt from jumping out of a second-floor window, State Police said.
Nutley Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl in Parsippany

Nutley Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl in Parsippany

Alleged crime occurred between 2003 and 2005; man jailed on $200,000 bail, report says.