Law & Justice

October 17, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old  Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway. Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, was walking ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.  Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former FBI agent will be placed on probation after admitting in court today he took photographs of a 22-year-old woman while she was in store dressing room, authorities said Danuel S. Brown, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty to a single count of fourth-degree invasion of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Piscataway man was sentenced today 6 1/2 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash in which a 59-year-old man was killed. Darius Griffin, 26, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Pennsylvania man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of causing a fatal 2016 head-on crash while he was under the influence of prescription drugs, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement today. John O'Donnell, Sr., 59, ...

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  NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide  was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South River woman today was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a driving drunk when she struck and killed a 49-year-old recycling worker in a broad-daylight accident last May Phyllis Kocheran, 52, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A Woodbridge resident has been sentenced to five years in state prison for the armed robbery of two Rutgers students last fall. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey has announced that an 18-year old Woodbridge man was sentenced to 5 years in prison last week for two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A veteran Edison police officer was indicted today on charges of stalking his ex-girlfriend and using information from a state criminal justice data bank to track her. Paul Pappas, 44, faces four counts of second-degree official misconduct, along with a single count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An 18-year-old Woodbridge man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing two Rutgers University students and threatening a juvenile detention officer while in custody, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Najee Hall ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY,  NJ - A local preacher used money he stole from a plumbing company where he worked as a bookkeeper to buy himself a BMX W5 and a Mercedes S550.  He also stole over $700,000.  Now his life is going down the drain. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man ...

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    MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Keyport resident Kevin Smith entered his place of employment - Visions Gentlemen's Club on Route 35 - this Tuesday armed for battle and carrying an AK-47.  He was arrested by the Sayreville police after he fled the scene. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C.

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Monroe man employed at a residential group home was arrested and charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a 62-year-old woman who lived at the home. Ganesh Gudar, 46, who was a caregiver in the home in Monroe, was arrested Aug. 24, and charged with fourth-degree criminal ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A special agent for the state Department of Treasury was arrested today and charged with stealing more than $200 from a Dunellen company he was investigating, authorities said today. Timothy Bailey, 30, of Hamilton, faces a single count of fourth-degree theft by unlawful ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Though the charges were of the third and fourth degrees, the atmosphere in the office of a local dentist was first degree uncomfortable for the female employees. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Michael Lloyd of the Monroe Police Department announced ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a crime that echoes television scripts, a man and woman were arrested in a conspiracy to commit the murder of the man's ex-wife, a resident of North Brunswick.  The person they hired for the job, however, was an undercover police officer. According to a statement from ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - North Brunswick's William Oross, 49, was busy at work in South River at 11:00 on a spring morning when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver.  Now that driver has pled guilty to the charge of Second-Degree Vehicular Homicide will spend more than five years in ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Sentencing took place this week for three individuals who targeted their fellow Rutgers students in home invasions in cases that rocked the local campus community. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that three former Rutgers’ students have been ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This Wednesday, a young foreign exchange student who rented a room in a New Brunswick home was sexually assaulted by another resident of the home who entered her room while she was sleeping. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony Caputo of the New ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - John Mahoney loses appeal on murder charges for killing his father Jerry Mahoney, former Piscataway police officer and Piscataway School Board member. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Piscataway man’s 2015 aggravated manslaughter and hindering ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D), who represents the 17th District in New Jersey State Assembly, recently unveiled his sponsorship of Assembly No. 10, a bill revising the requirements to authorize and access medical marijuana. This announcement comes in response to Governor Phil ...

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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 ...

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