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Lawmakers Denounce SCOTUS Nomination at Essex County Courthouse

July 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin said it was important to support local women’s health organizations at a state level should President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee be approved.

The assemblywoman joined state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, congressional leaders and women's rights groups yesterday at the steps of the Essex County Courthouse ...

Drunken Motorcyclist Causes Death of Passenger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway was charged on July 16, 2018 with vehicular homicide in the second degree caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  On July 16, 2018, Custodio lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and hit a curb, causing catastrophic injuries that resulted in the death of his passenger Jessica Montes, 28, also of ...

Judge Imposes 47-yr Sentence for Robberies

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - A Superior Court judge sentenced a man to 47 years in prison for a string armed robberies at convenience stores over a period of three months.

Judge Lorraine Pullen ordered Raul Zarco, 42, of Perth Amboy to serve a 40-year sentence for charges of armed robbery, and a seven-year sentence for a charge of attempted armed robbery, with the sentences to be served consecutively, ...

Franklin Resident Charged with Killing Man in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 26-year-old Franklin man was in custody today on charges of fatally shooting another man in New Brunswick on June 30 and then dumping the body in a wooded area in Franklin Township.

Abubakaar “Diddy” King was arrested Thursday and charged with murder for the killing of Darren Fordham Jr., who was also 26, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

Piscataway Man Sentenced to 66 ½ Years for Murder of Raritan Woman

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Christopher Koller, 41, of Piscataway was sentenced Thursday to 66 ½ years in a New Jersey state prison for the murder of Beth Bezek, a 31-year-old Raritan woman, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.

The sentence was imposed after Koller was found guilty by a jury on March 27.

During his trial, prosecutors said Bezek was ...

Long Branch Police Officer Sentenced in DUI Death

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a Long Branch police officer was sentenced today to serve 364 days in a county jail and 5 years of probation for striking and killing a pedestrian on September 22, 2017.

Jake Pascucci, 28, of Long Branch was sentenced to 364 days in a county jail as a condition of the 5-years of probation he will serve upon ...

South Brunswick Mother Charged in the Death of Her 2-year-old Son

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Lynn Bergans,34, of South Brunswick was arrested and charged on Tuesday with reckless manslaughter and endangering the welfare of the child in the second degree.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announced that a South Brunswick mother has been charged with causing the death of ...

Elizabeth Police Officer Admits DUI, Tampering with Evidence, and Vehicular Homicide

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that an Elizabeth Police Officer has pleaded guilty in the fatal crash which caused the death of a 29-year old man from Elizabeth on October 31, 2017.

Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, 30, of Elizabeth admitted to strict liability vehicular homicide in the third degree, tampering with physical evidence in the fourth degree, ...

Former Middlesex County College Basketball Coach Sentenced to 52 Years for Sex Offenses

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A former Dunellen recreation director and county college basketball coach was sentenced today to 52 years in prison for repeatedly engaging in sex acts with children, possessing child pornography and official misconduct, said authorities.

The man, Christopher Tarver, 47, of Jackson Township, must serve 25 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole, said ...

Franklin Township Forced To Turn Over Lawsuit Documents to TAPinto Franklin

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Somerset County Superior Court Judge ordered the township to turn over documents relating to notification of a discrimination lawsuit to the TAP Into Franklin Township online newspaper, court records show.

"At a time when public confidence in our government and institutions is waning, it is important to restore trust in these institutions,” TAPinto CEO, ...

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