DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR
Essex County Veterans Courthouse
ACTING ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR
CAROLYN A. MURRAY
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: Katherine Carter
973. 621.4021 (Office) 973 289.9704 (Cell)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2012
Mom Charged with Aggravated Assault for Injuries Sustained by 8-Week-Old
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet announced today that Ania Marcinkiewicz, 35, of Cedar Grove was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of 2nd degree aggravated assault and two counts of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child.
It is alleged that Marcinkiewicz assaulted her eight-week-old baby girl, resulting in a fractured skull and other injuries. It is further alleged that the mother failed to obtained medical attention for the baby. The assault allegedly occurred between March 22 and March 23 at the family home in Cedar Grove.
The mother was arrested yesterday. She is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Bail was set at $300,000 with the condition that the defendant surrenders her passport and has no contact with the victim who is currently in the care of the Division of Youth and Family Services.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. No other information in available at this time.
Acting Prosecutor Murray lauded the Cedar Grove Police Department led by Detective Sgt. John J. Kennedy and Detective Michael Tower and Detectives of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit, led by Captain Arnold Valentin.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they plead guilty or are found guilty in a court of law.
The Essex County College Police Academy is proud to announce the Seventh Anniversary of our one-week, full day Junior Police Academy for children ages 13 through 16. The Junior Academy will consist of a field trip, lectures, presentations, and hands-on activities. There will also be a physical training component.
Cedar Grove Police Department Arrest Two in
Connection with Thefts from Elderly Residents
On Friday, February 10th., police arrested two Newark women in connection with the theft of money from two elderly residents, for whom one of the defendants had been working as a home health aide. The arrest of 31 year-old Theresa M. Castillo, the home health aide, and her co-defendant, 40 year-old Martha B. Vazquez, followed a detective bureau investigation into reports that the initial victim, an 86 year-old resident, had $1,235.00 in cash stolen from her home over a two month period, reportedly during hours when Castillo and her associate, Vazquez, were in the home. On the date of the arrests, detectives were able to locate Castillo at another residence in the Township where she was also working as a home health aide. Detectives subsequently developed information that implicated Castillo and Vazquez in the initial theft, along with information that also implicated Castillo in the theft of $1,000.00 from the home where she was currently working for the second victim, also an 86 year-old resident. Both Castillo and Vazquez were arrested at police headquarters, where they were processed on their respective charges and released pending a Superior Court Arraignment on February 16, 2012. D/Sgt. John Kennedy, Det. Michael Tower and Det. Scott Scherer were the investigating officers.
The County of Essex will be conducting a deer management program in the Hilltop Reservation and the old Essex County Hospital Center between February 2nd, 2012 and February 23rd, 2012. The Program will run on Tuesdays (Feb. 7,14, & 21)and Thursdays (Feb. 2, 9, 16, & 23) during the listed dates with morning and afternoon sessions scheduled.
For safety reasons, the Essex County Sheriff's Department will close both properties to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the hours of the program. In addition Fairview Avenue will be closed between Durrel Street in Verona and Myrtle Avenue in Cedar Grove.