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Suspect Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Flees Country

May 22, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year-old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian May 15th has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Charges have been filed against Mario Infante, age 36, of New Street, Plainfield, following an investigation by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and North Plainfield ...

Hillsborough Man Sentenced for Bribing Doctors in $100M Test Referral Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – Five individuals including a Hillsborough resident were sentenced Friday for bribing doctors in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president, and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Doug Hurley, 38, of Hillsborough and Kevin Kerekes, ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Stelton Road Crash Leads to Homicide, DWI Charges

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Tayib Mahmood, 29, of Woodbridge was charged on Wednesday with causing the death of a passenger in his car, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Scott Cartmell.

The charges stem from a May 6 crash on Stelton Road when Mahmood, who was driving a 2014 Toyota Camry struck a concrete barrier near Jessie Way and the car caught on fire, ...

Piscataway Police Officer Gets Probation for Assaulting Suspect and Falsifying Records

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway police officer is out of a job after pleading guilty to charges that he struck a suspect who was in custody in a patrol car, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Todd Ritter, 54, of Millstone struck the suspect while on official duty and then entered inaccurate information into police records to conceal his actions, said Carey in a Tuesday news ...

STOPit Leads to Another Arrest

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A local resident wanted on a fugitive warrant from Arizona and Washington was tracked down and arrested with the aid of a phone app, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Douglas Black, 54, of Hardy Street, Bound Brook, was wanted for felony theft, according to Robertson, who provided the following account:

The Office of the Arizona Attorney ...

Superior court judge who allegedly harbored fugitive boyfriend faces judicial misconduct complaint

NEW BRUNSWICK - A Superior Court judge who was criminally charged with hindering apprehension of her fugitive boyfriend - only to have those charges later dropped - now faces claims from the state Supreme Court's Conduct Committee for allegedly violating judicial codes of conduct.

Judge Carlia Brady “demonstrated an inability to conform her conduct to the high standards expected ...

RU cops investigating another Hamilton Street robbery

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Rutgers police department, now investigating another robbery. Two robbers brandishing a handgun and a knife forced their way into a Hamilton Street house Sunday.

This robbery occurred at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday on Hamilton Street, between Guilden and Division streets.

The victim, who is only described as being ...

Franklin Township: Township Residents Plead Guilty to Drug and Weapons Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A local resident is facing 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug and firearm possession charges, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Michael “Augue” Rodriguez, 40, of the Somerset section Franklin Township pleaded guilty to a first-degree count of being the leader of a narcotics trafficking ...

Homicide Suspect Arrested in Fatal Montclair Stabbing of 20-Year-Old Woman

MONTCLAIR, NJ - An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Akirah M. Townes in Montclair Friday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd M. Conforti have announced.

An investigation by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force and the Montclair Police Department led authorities to ...

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