Law & Justice

August 8, 2018

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - While walking across the Rutgers new Brunswick campus two years ago, a young woman was grabbed, viciously beaten, and raped by a middle-aged man from Newark.  She was saved by several students who intervened on her behalf.  Yesterday, her attacker was sentenced to 22 years in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A local police officer has lost his badge as a result of his actions toward a prisoner in his custody and his attempt to cover them up. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a Piscataway Police Officer pleaded guilty to tampering or falsifying ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  After attacking a woman and three children during the spring and summer of 2016, a local man has been convicted and sentenced for sex crimes in Middlesex County. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a 40-year old man from Franklin Township has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The city is seeking proposals from an outside agencies that could provide police dispatchers because the police department has been unable to attract and retain sufficient staff for the job, officials said. City council members Wednesday passed a resolution seeking to seek ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A grand jury has indicted four relatives all from Middlesex County in connection with a late-night fatal shooting outside an Elizabeth restaurant earlier this year.  According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, the jury indicted Tyquan Fuqua, 23, and Almalik ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A fatal accident on the wide boulevard behind Pier Village in Long Branch has resulted in the arrest and sentencing of an off-duty police officer who was driving while intoxicated. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a Long Branch Police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Old Bridge's Frank Polera has been sentenced to a 25-year prison term after being found guilty of strangling his mother in 2016. The prison term is subject to the No Early Release Act. As such, the defendant will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ– Julia Cruz has heard the stories for years. Tenants in apartments in the city pay rent in cash, but do not get a receipt. Then a landlord claims the rent was not paid, or worse, a new landlord takes over the apartment and suddenly hikes the rent above city limits because there ...

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TRENTON, NJ –   The number of domestic violence complaints in New Jersey has been growing.  A 2015 report from the state courts puts the number that year at 32,691, a 950-case increase from the previous year.  In 2016, there were 52 domestic violence-related deaths statewide.  East Brunswick's ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A Highland Park off-duty cop has been charged in a New Years Eve drunk-driving incident which left three people seriously injured, authorities announced on Wednesday. Norman E. Brown, 44 of Perth Amboy, faces charges of assault by auto and driving while intoxicated, according ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Three Indonesian Christians taking sanctuary in a Highland Park church will be able to return home, after a federal judge issued an order halting their deportation. Late Friday night, U.S. district judge Esther Salas issued a temporary restraining order to Immigrations and ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Police are investigating the vandalism and ransacking of two homes of Indonesian immigrants seeking sanctuary in the Reformed Church of Highland Park, Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale confirmed Saturday. Harry Pangemanan, who’s been using the church as a sanctuary since Thursday, said ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - If you hadn’t been following the news of the past week, Sunday morning at the Reformed Church of Highland Park almost looked like normal weekend business. Between two and three dozen congregants ​prayed in the pews on either side of the main aisle, while different church ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick man will serve life in prison for stalking and fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend back in 2015, authorities announced on Jan. 18. On June 24, Giver Quiroz-Vasquez, 28 of New Brunswick, pursued his ex-girlfriend, 25-year-old New Brunswick resident Alicia ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University varsity football player admitted his role in a series of armed robberies and home invasions, authorities announced on Jan. 8. Tejay Johnson, 26, of Egg Harbor, will spend 15 years behind bars as part of a plea agreement, Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree, authorities announced on January 3. Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –  A doctor specializing in colo-rectal diagnoses and surgeries with an office on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick and Stanhope Street in Princeton has had his license temporarily suspended for unsanitary and dangerous use of medical equipment. Attorney General Christopher S.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday announced he was nominating four Middlesex County attorneys to judicial appointments, the latest in a wave of appointments made by the lame duck governor. Patrick Bradshaw, a partner in the New Brunswick-based Kelso & Bradshaw firm, was ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography ...

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