Up to $5000 Reward for information about a Hit and Run in East Orange


Newark  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that  Essex County Sheriff  Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a fatal hit and run incident. On Sunday, May 24, Gerald Pettiford, 61, of Newark, a pedestrian, was struck in the area of 445 Central Ave, East Orange.

He was transported to East Orange General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:40 pm on May 24.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.