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Elizabeth Man Admits He Fatally Shot Neighbor During a Halloween Robbery

March 21, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has admitted to fatally shooting his neighbor during the course of a robbery on Halloween night in 2016, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Jimmy Kearney, 20, from Elizabeth, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a single count of first-degree felony murder before state Superior Court Judge William Daniel for his role in the death of ...

Two Men Indicted in Connection with Fatal Shooting Outside Elizabeth Nightclub

ELIZABETH, NJ - An eight-count indictment against two men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Plainfield man outside an Elizabeth nightclub last spring, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Authorities said, Dashaun Jackson, 27, of  Plainfield and Lucian Faulcon, 29,  of  Scotch Plains, have been charged with murder, conspiracy, and a ...

8 Rutgers Football Players Avoid Jail Time for Credit Card Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers football players who were either suspended or dismissed from the team over their involvement in a credit card scheme avoided jail sentences this week when a judge admitted them to a probationary program, according to news reports.

Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez on Thursday allowed the eight men to enter a pre-trial intervention (PTI) program after they ...

Former Elizabeth Middle School Teacher Admits to Sexual Assault of Students

ELIZABETH, NJ - A former Elizabeth middle school teacher has admitted to sexually assaulting two of his students numerous times over the course of about a decade. 

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan Robert Goodlin, 76, of Elizabeth pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault during a hearing held Tuesday before state Superior Court Judge ...

Elizabeth Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County grand jury returned a two-count indictment on Friday against an Elizabeth Police officer, charging him with sexual assault.

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, Samaad I. Bethea, 22, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

Authorities said after a nearly two-month investigation by the ...

Three Elizabeth Men Charged in Multiple County Robbery Spree

NEWARK, N.J. – Three men from Elizabeth have been charged with robbing liquor multiple stores at gunpoint starting on November 2018, that spanned into three counties.

According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Paul Jimenez, 29, Jaime Fontanez, 41, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 28, of Elizabeth, are all charged by complaint with one count of conspiring to commit robbery and one count of ...

Newark Man Found Guilty in Armed Jewelry Heist in Elizabeth

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man was convicted in federal court last week for his role in the September 2017 armed robbery of a jewelry exchange located in Elizabeth.

According to Attorney Craig Carpenito, William Valentin, 43, of Newark, was found guilty of one count of conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery, one count of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of ...

Elizabeth Man Found Guilty for Sexual Assault and Attempted Abduction of 10 Year Old Girl Walking to School

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been found guilty by a  jury for grabbing a young girl off the street as she walked to and sexually assaulting her in 2016.

Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday that a jury has returned guilty verdicts against Jair Ramirez, 43, from Elizabeth. Ramirez was convicted on charges of second-degree sexual assault, second-degree ...

Elizabeth Biodiesel Fuel Company Gets Sentenced to 5 Years Probation for Discharging Over 45,000 Gallons of Wastewater into the Arthur Kill Waterway

NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth biodiesel fuel company was sentenced this week for discharging more than 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial biodiesel fuel production facility into the Arthur Kill Waterway, a narrow waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island, New York, according to U.S Attorney Craig Carpenito. 

According to court documents filed in the case and ...

Elizabeth Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Over 200,000 Videos and Images of Child Pornography on His Computer and to Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man who possessed over 200,000 videos and images of child pornography on his computer pleaded guilty this week to distributing child pornography on the internet as part of  “Operation Safety Net,” a multi-agency child protection operation.

MD Farid Uddin, 44, of Elizabeth pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree distribution of child pornography ...

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