Law & Justice

December 14, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A borough man has been indicted on several sex charges, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. Carlos Zacarias, 50, was indicted on one charge each of first-degree aggravated sexual assault; second-degree sexual assault; ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A man arrested by Flemington police in August has been sentenced to five years in state prison. William L. King, 28, of Trenton, was arrested Aug. 27, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. King was a passenger in the vehicle ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – After two Hunterdon women were sentenced to federal prison terms for their roles in an oxycodone distribution conspiracy here, another conspirator has been given a five-year sentence by U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson. As TAPinto reported last week, Michele Call, 63, was ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. -  All he needed was a witness to appear in court. That’s what municipal Prosecutor John Lanza said would have helped him convict a family nurse charged after police said she hit a bicyclist with her 2004 Infiniti G35 and then left the scene of the crash. Mary C. Briant was ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Two Flemington women were sentenced today to federal prison terms for their roles in an oxycodone distribution conspiracy here, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Michele Call, 63, was sentenced to 54 months in prison and Nelida Rios, 55, was sentenced to 48 months in ...

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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 ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The founder of a non-profit agency that benefited children with special needs has been sentenced for second-degree insurance fraud, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. Stefanie Reuter-Hutchins, 30, of Ringoes, was arrested last ...

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NEWARK, N.J. - 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 U.S.

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A Phillipsburg man has pled guilty to a third-degree charge of endangering the welfare of a child here. Steven W. Newman, 51, admitted “that in 2010 to 2011 he touched the intimate body part of a child between the ages of 11 and 12 to sexually gratify himself,” according to a ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A 58-year-old man has pled guilty to a charge related to a fatal crash in Readington last year. Wilson A. Sumbana, 57, of South Bound Brook, was killed in the crash at the intersection of Route 202 and Summer Road. The crash on the northbound side of the highway occurred when ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The borough may be facing millions of dollars in claims that could be filed by the “Flemington Four.” The “Flemington Four” are George Eckelman, Richard Giffen, Steve Romanowski and Gary Schotland. The four were charged by police with criminal trespass at the Union Hotel here in ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A former corrections officer at the Edna Mahan women’s prison in Union Township has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison by Judge Angela Borkowski, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. Jason Mays, 46, of Hillside, was ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – In an era of rising costs, how is it possible that this year’s $87.78 million county budget is nearly $1 million less than last year’s? Part of the answer: Shared services, and that includes jail consolidation. Hunterdon has a contractual arrangement with Somerset County to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ -  An Easton, Pa. man has been indicted on charges related to the sale of heroin that resulted in the death of a Clinton Township man. Richard J. Ricciardi, 46, was arrested June 1 after he distributed the drug, according to a press release this morning from Hunterdon County ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Another state corrections officer has pled guilty to charges related to sexual behavior at Edna Mahan women’s prison. The prison, located in Union Township, is the state’s only women’s prison. Ahnwar Dixon, who worked as a Senior Corrections Officer at the prison, pled guilty ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man who authorities initially sought as a suspect for attempted murder has pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault and sentenced to state prison. Ciro V. Perrone, 33, of Raritan Township, was wanted in connection with a New Year’s Day stabbing in a township home.

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Hunterdon County woman has admitted to stealing outstanding customer refund checks and failing to report that income on her individual tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Salomé Woolford, 49, of Lebanon, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – The township has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a lawsuit filed in federal court against its police. The suit was filed by Dennis Shuman against the township Police Department and Patrol Officers D. S. Carson and Aaron Roth; Lt. Nicholas Buck; Sgt. Scott Lessig; and Police ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man found guilty for his role in a fatal drug overdose has been sentenced to a decade in state prison. Christopher T. Brown, 40, of Irvington, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Robert Reed after a jury trial, according to a press release from  Hunterdon County Prosecutor ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man who worked as a corrections officer at the state’s only women’s prison was convicted on five counts yesterday, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office announced. Jason Mays, 45, of Hillside, was found guilty of two counts of official misconduct; one count of sexual ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ ̶ The Hunterdon County Bar Association will present a free community program in celebration of Law Day/Court Night on Monday, May 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse here. The program is entitled “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.” Christine Todd Whitman, ...

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CLINTON TWP., NJ - The Hunterdon County Bar Association invites everyone to “Law and the Community: Let’s Collaborate to End the Opioid Epidemic” on Tuesday, April 10 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Beaver Brook Country Club here. Enjoy a luncheon, hear from professionals who will discuss the ...

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