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Serial Bank Robber Faces Life in Prison

November 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Hillsborough man with a history of arrests and indictments for bank robbery now faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Wednesday of a robbery at a North Brunswick bank

A jury in Superior Court in New Brunswick continued Quinton Watson, 51, for the Jan. 14, 2014, hold-up at the Garden State Community Bank in North Brunswick, Middlesex County ...

Convicted Double-Murderer Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive life terms of imprisonment following his guilty pleas to two counts of first degree murder before ...

Pregnant Woman Fatally Stabbed in Perth Amboy, Man Arrested

NEW BRUNSWICK - A 25-year-old Perth Amboy man was arrested today and charged with fatally stabbing a pregnant woman in Perth Amboy Thursday night, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a joint statement with Perth Amboy police Chief Roman McKeon.

Benny M. Pichardo was charged with murder for killing Esmeralda Cedeno, 20, who was six months pregnant, Carey said.

He said that ...

Bateman Introduces "Timothy J. Piazza Law" to Punish Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - Following the tragic death of a local teen, Senator Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing.

Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died on Feb. 4, 2017 during a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death was captured by a video that showed Penn State University fraternity ...

RU Football Player Arrested in Double Murder Plot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers football player was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder for plotting to kill two members of the family of his friend, authorities said today.

Izaia Bullock, 22, of Piscataway, a junior linebacker, is being held at the Middlesex County jail in North Brunswick following his arrest.

Rutgers dismissed Bullock from the football ...

Prosecutor: Driver Used Marijuana before Accident that Killed RU Student

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick.

David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the influence of marijuana on Sept. 28 when his car struck, Cory Aufiero of Colts Neck, on George ...

Woman Charged in Crash that Killed East Brunswick Man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed and another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said.

 Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree vehicular homicide for the crash in the early morning hours of Sept. 22, Middlesex County ...

Volunteers Step-Off Against Domestic Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Approximately 1.5 million women are raped or physically abused nationwide each year, according to the Center for Disease Control data on domestic violence.

Both men and women annually become victims of the violence or abuse inflicted by family members or intimate partners such as a spouse, former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, or date, ...

Woman Charged with Providing Drugs in Overdose Death

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Sayreville woman is being held in the county jail today on charges of providing drugs to another woman who died from an overdose, authorities said.

Danielle Urbanowicz, 30, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, was arrested and charge with a single count of strict liability in the drug of a Middlsesex Borough woman last month, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew ...

Former Fire Academy Instructor Charged in Teen Sex Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today.

Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault from incidents that occurred ...

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