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Law & Justice

June 15, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – A 46-year-old Parsippany man was sentenced on Tuesday, June 14th, to 78 months in prison for his role in a Passaic County cocaine distribution conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. The man's name is Victor Pimentel. Pimentel previously pleaded guilty before U.S.

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Yesterday a deceased person was discovered in the Jockey Hollow section of Morristown National Historical Park, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Morristown National Historical ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - A man used a counterfeit bill at the Chick-fil-A in Morris Plains and the Morris County Sheriffs' CrimeStoppers Unit is looking for the public's help in identifying him. According to staff, the man made a purchase using the name "Prince". He game the employee the counterfeit ...

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LAKE HIAWATHA, NJ –The New Jersey State Police have arrested Nicholas Adair, 24, of Lake Hiawatha, N.J., for allegedly manufacturing and possessing child sexual abuse material. In January 2022, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, along with members ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Four New Jersey pharmacies are facing fines for allegedly violating consumer protections in the sale of COVID-19 tests, authorities announced Thursday. According to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin, Wellcare Pharmacy was accused of selling test kits without the total ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  William Cole, of Morristown brought a handgun into the Morris County Courthouse building. He was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, a crime of the 3rd degree and Certain Persons not to possess a Firearm, a crime of the 2nd degree. According to reports, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey’s safe passing law, regarded as the nation’s strongest, took effect March 1, 2022. The new law, which legislators from the state’s 18th district sponsored, provides unambiguous rules for motorists regarding when and how to pass vulnerable road users including ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jeremiah Forde, age 41, formerly of Dover has been sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey State Prison, announced  Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Roxbury Police Department Chief Dean Adone, Hanover ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Some residents have received an email, supposedly from Verizon claiming that their password would expire today. According to Verizon Fraud Control, that email was not sent from Verizon. Do Not Click On the Link Provided in the Email After looking into the email further, the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Kyriakos Serghides, 41, of Rockaway Borough, has been found guilty of sexual assault and attempted kidnapping of a young child, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker and Rockaway ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy nominated Matt Platkin to be the Attorney General of New Jersey. Platkin served as Chief Counsel to the Governor from January 2018 to October 2020. “It is my honor and pleasure to nominate Matt Platkin to serve as the 62nd Attorney General of the State of New ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant. Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A 36-year-old Hamilton New Jersey man has been arrested with charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault that allegedly occurred in Parsippany. It is alleged that on December 24, 2021, the defendant sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old victim while armed with a handgun at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Morristown attorney, Martin Egan, admitted to defrauding elderly homeowners through a reverse mortgage fraud scheme, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger. Egan pleaded guilty Friday and faces a maximum of 30 years in prison as well as a $1 million fine.  According to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Barbara Maronpot, 67, and Christopher Gallaway, 48, both of Morristown have been arrested following a narcotics investigation, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, and Hanover Police Chief Michael Loock. According to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Know the signs of utility scams, remind the Morristown Department of Public Safety. Police, along with PSE&G remind customers to "think twice is someone threatens to immediately shut off their power. “It’s perfectly acceptable for the customer to hang up the phone. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Proposed legislation that would increase the pay to $400 for poll workers on Election Day has been approved by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee. The bill (S-598/A-1527) would raise the pay of statewide poll workers for each General, Primary, and Special Election to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Morristown attorney, Elizabeth Valandinghm was sentenced today in her role in a scheme involving illegal use of straw donors to conceal campaign contributions and secure lucrative government contracts for her law firm, announced Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck. The state ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Matt O'Donnell, the Morristown attorney, who wore a wire in the pay to play sting that implicated four others including Mary Dougherty pled guilty in Morristown Superior Court on Wednesday. He faces up to three years in prison for the scheme. According to reports, O'Donnell must ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Flooded by calls from Scotch Plains self-storage customers from Westfield and other towns in his district who have been denied access to their personal belongings following Hurricane Ida, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is planning to introduce legislation to protect their ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility.  Items in the storage unit ...

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TRENTON – New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered today at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic. The memorial honors the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In an effort to address an alarming rise of teen depression and suicide, especially during a time when the country is facing more mental health issues than ever before due to COVID-19, a bill sponsored by Assemblymembers Herb Conaway, M.D., Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy to create a ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The East Hanover Police Department who assists with the Morris County Auto Theft Task Force (ATTF) was instrumental in the conviction of a burglar, responsible for a series of residential burglaries and vehicle thefts in Chatham Township.  Morris County Prosecutor Robert J.

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WEST TRENTON, NJ - Juan A. Fernandez II, 18, of Towaco, N.J., has been charged with vehicular homicide as a result of a boating crash in Toms River that killed Corey T. Molinari, 19, of Whippany and injured 4 others, announced Colonel Patrick J. Callahan and Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D.

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We’ve joined up with more than 1,400 parents in New Jersey who believe these mask mandates are not a one size fits all solution to COVID. There are so many different circumstances among families where parents don’t want their children in a mask.  Parents should be the only authority that determines ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s legislation to increase penalties for hazing was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy during a ceremony at Raritan Valley Community College Tuesday. In attendance were Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza; ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The story that has gripped the emotions of Morris County residents gets more troublesome. The 3-year-old boy that was beaten to death at the OYO Hotel in East Hanover last week was done so by a slipper in the hands of his mother's boyfriend.  His 5-year-old sister was a witness ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Drivers will need to take additional precautions when overtaking or passing pedestrians under a new state law. Motor vehicle operators will now be expected to approach people who are walking or riding devices such as bicycles and scooters with caution. “Safety is an issue that ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Borough of Florham Park had an extremely successful National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 3rd. The night was a celebration of the Florham Park community and a tribute to law enforcement. There were hundreds of residents who came out for barbeque, free pizza ...

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