Law & Justice

May 12, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne teens, 15 and 17, were taken into custody Tuesday after a 17-year-old male victim reported that while walking to school, he was approached from behind, pushed to the ground, and punched about the head. The attacker, the victim said, was the 15-year-old suspect. Through ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents have been warned to be wary of telephone scammers. “In one attempted scam, fraudsters have telephoned Bayonne residents with requests for their Medicare identification numbers. Please do not give Medicare ID numbers, other personal information, or money to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - As reported previously in TAPinto Bayonne, the body of a man found in a tarp near Rutkowski Park in Bayonne was that of a missing New York City man, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed Wednesday. According to a statement, the man, found lifeless by members of the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 36-year-old Bayonne man was arrested at his home just after 1:00 p.m. Monday and charged with sexually assaulting a 17- year-old female he interacted with earlier in the day. The arrest came after an investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is still seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 29-year-old Bayonne man who was fatally stabbed on March 2.   As previously reported, Elvis Santana, age 30, of Bayonne, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 41-year-old Bayonne man was arrested and charged with Theft by Deception after two would-be tenants reported paying the suspect more than $1000 each to sublet an apartment he advertised. According to Captain Eric Amato, the investigation into the incidents begain on February 10 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 63-year-old Bayonne woman has been arrested and charged with several crimes related to her alleged attempt to defraud a program established to assist tenants who have fallen behind on their rental payments. According to Captain Eric Amato, the investigation involving Diarye ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Bayonne business owner faces charges related to the discrimination of an employee on the basis of sexual orientation, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Tuesday.  According to Grewal, the preliminary investigation substantiated the complaints of the employee at Professional ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In what she called a “sheer betrayal and disgrace of the sacred oaths taken by those who wear a badge,” Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez has ordered an immediate internal affairs investigation into money that was recently discovered missing at the Prosecutor’s Office.  In a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - On the Boulevard bus from Bayonne to Jersey City, a young Esther Suarez glanced out the window and saw a sign for a law firm reading “Suarez and Suarez.”  Every day, she told her mother that one day that would be her – eventually, her dreams would come true. Suarez, now serving ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. The law, sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The family of Jersey City Det. Joseph Seals is looking to have a bench installed in 16th Street Park in Bayonne as a memorial to him. Seals was shot and killed in Bayview Cemetery on Dec. 10, 2019 after encountering two subjects, a man and woman, in a van that was linked to a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 29-year-old Bayonne man who was  fatally stabbed on March 2. Elvis Santana, 30, Bayonne, has been charged in relation to the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a statement, ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – A Jersey City police officer was arrested Friday on charges that he traveled to Atlantic City in order to sexually assault two underage girls.  The suspect, Stephen Wilson, 34, a Bayonne resident, is said to have communicated using a chat app with other adults who indicated they ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Hudson County corrections officer has been charged in connection to a double homicide that left two women dead, one of whom is believed to be the suspect's lover, authorities said.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez might be the next US Attorney for the State of New Jersey, according to reports. If appointed by President Joe Biden, Suarez, as she did when she was sworn in to her current position in 2015, would break ground by becoming the first ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A contractor that participated in the refurbishment of Bayonne Fire House, Engine 6, has been assessed approximately $2.75 million in back wages, penalties, and fees following a New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) investigation into the contractor’s ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Former Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell, who also once served as public safety director in Bayonne, is one of four former elected officials officially charged Tuesday with accepting a bribe, according to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. The indictments, also include that of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - 22 arrests have been made in what law enforcement officials called an international human trafficking and prostitution organization operating in and around Bergen County, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced Thursday. The arrests are the result of a four-month ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year-long investigation into a large-scale narcotics trafficking network operating in Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union Counties, as well as New York City, led to 20 arrests on Tuesday, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. More arrests are expected, she ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Under the leadership of former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) is spearheading a program to fight stigmas, oppression, and sexism by giving formerly incarcerated women access to the resources and opportunities that they deserve. On Tuesday, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump’s departure from office Wednesday won’t be the end of Representative Albio Sires’ efforts to “protect our democracy and address abuses of the pardon power,” the veteran legislator said Monday in a statement directed at the nation’s outgoing ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed former Governor Jim McGreeveey to TAP'ed Into Hudson. As head of the statewide New Jersey Reentry Corporation, McGreevey helps provide critically needed services to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Alert Bayonne Police detectives arrested a Jersey City man who is believed to have been responsible for a violent robbery that sent a 73-year-old Bayonne woman to the hospital on October 15. According to Captain Eric Amato, the detectives were driving in the area of 41st Street and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After more than nine hours of public comment and over 100 speakers in opposition to the proposal, a divided Hudson County Freeholder board voted 6-3 in favor of approving a 10-year contract with the federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Tuesday. Under the agreement the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- A new incoming Administration in Washington, DC, more than $5.6 million in upgrades to the facility, and the reality that the loss of revenue associated with it would be ruinous to the county budget are just a few of the reasons Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise is encouraging ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Academy Bus has been named in as a defendant in a $15M lawsuit by the State of New Jersey. The Hoboken-based bus company allegedly defrauded New Jersey Transit (NJT) by underreporting the number of scheduled bus trips the company missed, while also charging fees for hours and miles ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man and former Hudson County Roads Inspector, pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges that he initiated and accepted cash bribes in exchange for his role in deleting violations he may have issued related to a construction project in the area of Kennedy Boulevard and 15th ...

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