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NJ Supreme Court Dismisses More Than 780K Minor Municipal Court Warrants

January 17, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — If you have an outstanding arrest warrant for a municipal court case issued before 2003, your case may have been dismissed.

The New Jersey Supreme Court today dismissed more than 780,000 minor municipal court warrants that have gone unresolved for 15 years or more. One of the cases dismissed dates back to 1976.

The order comes after a report by a three-judge panel ...

Belmar Faces Age Discrimination, Defamation Lawsuit by 3 Former Lifeguards

FREEHOLD, NJ — Three former Belmar lifeguard managers are suing the borough, alleging age discrimination, defamation of character and emotional distress when they were not rehired as part of last summer’s beach patrol restructuring.

The lawsuit on behalf of former lifeguard director Ray Elms, captain Harry Harsin and training officer Timothy O’Donnell was filed on December 27 ...

Monmouth Prosecutor: NJ Supreme Court Ruling Paves Way for Tossing of DWI Convictions

FREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been mishandled — are being informed that they can take steps to find out whether their cases can be dismissed.

In a December 20 letter, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is notifying persons by mail that they can seek ...

Belmar, Beachfront Vendor Settle Lawsuit over 10th Avenue Concession Leases

BELMAR, NJ — The owners of a Belmar beachfront concession will receive a $130,000 rent reduction over the next five years and another $15,000 in deposit funds on prior leases, under a settlement reached with the borough in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Hilary and Trent Colanduoni of Neptune, who now operate Shore Break Grill in the new Rowland Pavilion at 10th Avenue, were seeking ...

Harmons' $10M Lawsuit against Belmar Over Never-Opened Outdoor Bar Continues on First Amendment Challenge

TRENTON, NJ — A $10 million federal lawsuit by bar owners Timothy and Matthew Harmon against Belmar on claims borough officials deliberately prevented them from opening an outdoor bar has survived its latest legal challenge.

U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan has ruled the lawsuit can proceed on First Amendment grounds that Belmar’s denial of a liquor license transfer to Salt, the ...

Six Monmouth County Residents Charged in Drug Trafficking Ring in Takedown by FBI and Local Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Six Monmouth County residents are among 15 people charged in connection with a heroin and cocaine trafficking ring that operated in the Bayshore region of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office.

Daniel Alfano, 44, of Keansburg, Christy Dube, 43, of the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, Brian Hall, 47, of Howell, George Holiday Sr., 47, of ...

Prosecutor: 14 Monmouth County Residents Nabbed in Child Porn Sweep

FREEHOLD, NJ — A child pornography sweep by law enforcement officials has resulted in the arrest of 14 Monmouth County residents during the past five months, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

“Operation Trading Post” was designed to reduce online threats to Monmouth County children and to decrease the market for child sexual exploitation. Carried out ...

Two Men Charged in Belmar with Sex Offenses Involving Minors

FREEHOLD, NJ — In two separate incidents in Belmar last month, two men have been charged with sex offenses involving children — cases that due to their nature have been moved to Superior Court in Freehold.

Rafael Hernandez-Garcia, 39, of Belmar was charged with sexual assault of a victim under age 13 and endangering the welfare of a child after his arrest on Oakwood Road on October ...

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