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Union County Prosecutor's Office Seeks Public’s Assistance Sought in 2016 Rahway Homicide

February 26, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Today marks one year since a local entrepreneur was shot and killed in his own Rahway sneaker store, and authorities are again requesting assistance from the public in an effort to solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced, Feb. 24.

The Prosecutor’s Office re-released video clips pulled from surveillance footage recorded just before the ...

Newark Man is Sentenced to Three Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Verona

NEWARK, NJ - Jose Asencio of Newark was sentenced to three years in prison in Essex County Superior Court on Friday for leaving the scene of the hit-and-run accident that killed Matthew BeneduceMcGrath, 59 of Verona on June 24.   

BeneduceMcGrath was struck and killed while crossing the street at Bloomfield Avenue and Hillcrest Terrace. 

According to earlier reports, ...

Municipal Court Rundown: Two Individuals Arrested on Shoplifting Charges Out of Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The following individuals were recently appearing in Livingston Municipal Court on shoplifting charges out of Livingston.

David Martinez of Irvington was arrested for shoplifting clothing from Lord & Taylor in the amount of $158.09. According to Livingston Municipal Court, Martinez pled guilty to an amended charge of theft. He was given a $100 fine, $33 in court ...

Former South Plainfield EMT Charged in Child Porn Investigation

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Zachary Motta, 22, of the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of child pornography.

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department, Motta was arrested today and charged with exchanging sexually explicit messages with a ...

Robertson Sworn to 5-Year Term as Somerset County Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Surrounded by family, his peers, his mentors, members of the judiciary and the political elite of Somerset County, Michael H. Robertson was formally sworn in as Somerset County Prosecutor Thursday afternoon, promising to ramp up the war against drugs and to reach out to the community for help.

“I am committed to engaging in a dialogue with people from all over the ...

For Black History Month, Local Group Honors Middlesex Sheriff

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Mildred S. Scott, Middlesex County’s sheriff, has received a law-enforcement ambassador award from a New Brunswick-based group focused on diversity.

The American Conference on Diversity chose Scott, who was elected sheriff in 2011, for her long career in law enforcement and accomplishments as sheriff, according to the group. She will be honored in April during ...

South Brunswick Police Charge Man With Cyber Harassment

 SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police charged a 19-year-old township man with cyber-harassment for posting lewd and threatening messages on a social media site targeting a local victim.

Police said the victim and her family reached out to police after learning of the messages.

An investigation by Detective Rick Delucia identified Adam Zakaria of South Brunswick as the person posting the ...

Newark Man is Sentenced to Three Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Verona

NEWARK, NJ - Jose Asencio of Newark was sentenced to three years in prison in Essex County Superior Court on Friday for leaving the scene of the hit-and-run accident that killed Matthew BeneduceMcGrath, 59 of Verona on June 24.   

BeneduceMcGrath was struck and killed while crossing the street at Bloomfield Avenue and Hillcrest Terrace. 

According to earlier reports, ...

Newark Man is Sentenced to Three Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Verona

NEWARK, NJ - Jose Asencio of Newark was sentenced to three years in prison in Essex County Superior Court on Friday for leaving the scene of the hit-and-run accident that killed Matthew BeneduceMcGrath, 59 of Verona on June 24.   

BeneduceMcGrath was struck and killed while crossing the street at Bloomfield Avenue and Hillcrest Terrace. 

According to earlier reports, ...

Newark Man is Sentenced to Three Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Verona

NEWARK, NJ - Jose Asencio of Newark was sentenced to three years in prison in Essex County Superior Court on Friday for leaving the scene of the hit-and-run accident that killed Matthew BeneduceMcGrath, 59 of Verona on June 24.   

BeneduceMcGrath was struck and killed while crossing the street at Bloomfield Avenue and Hillcrest Terrace. 

According to earlier reports, ...

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Two Heroin Suppliers Plead Guilty and Face Lengthy Prison Terms

February 24, 2017

TRENTON – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that guilty pleas were taken on Feb. 23 from two suppliers for a major drug ring that trafficked heroin from Paterson into Atlantic and Ocean counties. The ring was dismantled in 2015 through an investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force.

The following men each pleaded guilty on Feb. 23 to possession of heroin with intent to ...