Arrest made in Nutley hit & run that killed 22-year-old Paterson man: ECPO

An arrest has been made in the Nutley hit and run that claimed the life of…

Stephens sworn-in, officially, as Essex Prosecutor, after serving 5+ years in acting capacity

Finally. After a 5+-years of service in an acting capacity, Theodore N. Stephens II was sworn…

Belleville man found guilty — again — for murdering wheelchair-bound friend in 2014: ECPO

A Belleville man who stood accused of stabbing his roommate to death nearly a decade ago…

Essex County sees major drop in homicides so far in 2023: Stephens

The homicide rate in Essex County year to date has dropped to its lowest number in…

ECPO: Man charged with murdering Nutley woman in Belleville

Authorities in Essex County have announced the arrest of a Belleville man who stands accused of…

Nearly 20 youngsters take part in Essex Junior Police Academy

Twelve-year-old Tyler Roman says his dream is to one day become a surveillance expert for a…

May 14 marks beginning of National Police Week — we remember all who lost their lives in the line of duty

Sunday, May 14, marks the beginning of National Police Week. We at The Observer take this…

Joint DHS-Montclair State program will aid law enforcement with human-trafficking cases

The Global Center on Human Trafficking (GCHT) at Montclair State University and the Department of Homeland Security’s…

A look at what (actually) happened at Kearny Marshalls Monday, Dec. 19

While rumors inaccurately circulated Dec. 19 of a possible shooting at Marshalls, here’s what actually happened…

ECPO offering domestic violence advocacy training

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a free training program focused on helping victims of…

Bloomfield man killed in Glen Ridge motorcycle crash: ECPO

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is investigating a fatal car and motorcycle collision…

Belleville man sentenced to 7 years behind bars for role in robbery

A Belleville man has been sentenced to seven years in state prison for his role in…

Coverage of crime not in our towns

Dear Readers: You may have noticed, the last few days, a few posts on TheObserver.com about…

ECPO: Irvington man shot dead in Newark

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark police are investigating the shooting death of an Irvington…