Law & Justice

August 6, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ –  A 17-year-old male from Newark has been charged with vehicular homicide after allegedly fleeing police in a stolen vehicle last Friday before a crash resulting in the death of a 14-year-old Newark youth in Bernards Township, announced Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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SOMERSET, NJ - A 17-year-old male Franklin High School student was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm, according to a news release.  "On Friday, Feb. 23, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Francesco Taddeo, who had been serving as public defender in Joint Court for Hillsborough, Montgomery and Manville, has been appointed Municipal Judge. The Township Committee made the appointment at its Feb. 13 meeting. Taddeo replaces Judge John Richardson, who recently ...

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Planning on having a few cold ones during the big game this Sunday? If you do, be sure to assign a designated driver or find alternative means to get to and from your locations.  The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office has put plans in place to keep the community safe from drunk and distracted ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has concluded an off-duty Franklin Township police officer was justified in shooting an intruder inside his Manville home, authorities said Monday. The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office (SCPO) determined a grand jury ...

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​NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over the past year, Rutgers University and the surrounding towns have been the target of bias and hate incidents. Locally, community activists have taken steps to combat these hate incidents, be it through art or community organizer. On Jan. 23, Rutgers University ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A New Year's Day traffic stop led to the arrest of a California man, and the seizure of approximately 28 pounds of marijuana and more than $10,000 in cash, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Roberston said in a news release Tuesday.  Juan Rodriguez, age 37, of Sacramento, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Wanna help fight crime? If you live in Somerset County there is an app for that.  Last month's Somerset County Fugitive of the Week Justin Tomlinson, age 29, of Manville was arrested thanks to the STOPit app, according to a joint news release from the Somerset County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree, authorities announced on January 3. Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including ...

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BERNARDS TWP. , NJ - A federal judge has sent back to state Superior Court a citizen’s complaint surrounding the township’s settlement of a lawsuit with an Islamic group seeking to build a mosque in Bernards Township. U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp ruled in favor of township resident Cody ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amie Marroccelli, 44, twice convicted of 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide in the death of a motorist on Route 78 in 2010, will be sentenced Friday, Dec. 15 before Judge Robert Reed at 9 a.m. in the Somerset County Courthouse. The Union Township woman was found guilty of the ...

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A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced. Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills and the Central Jersey Community Coalition hosted a dialogue recently which addressed the issues facing those involved with the modern American criminal justice system. The event was organized by Caroline Hann, who is a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography ...

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TAPinto New Brunswick is partnering with ProPublia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to investigative journalism, as well as dozens of news organizations and nonprofits across the country, for a project called Documenting Hate. Since the November 2016 elections, the country has seen a spike in ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A state board temporarily suspended a local pain doctor’s license for allegedly calling a client a "drug addict", waving a knife in the air with a room full of patients, and other inappropriate behavior, according to court documents. On October 27, Franklin Township police ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with a Bedminster software company to launch "Somerset Strong," a customized phone APP already used by millions across the country to anonymously report incidents of opioid abuse, bullying, harassment and other harmful and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – One of two suspects who police say switched key fobs to steal two Mercedes from a Route 22 auto dealer has been found guilty of multiple charges by a Somerset County Jury. Luis Lora, 36, of W. 36th Street, Union City was found guilty of the third degree theft of an automobile, ...

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NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday. Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at ...

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