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Hillsborough Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

Man with Assault Rifle, Bullet-Proof Vest Arrested After Leaving Strip Club

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a helmet and bullet-proof vest was arrested Tuesday moments after he left a strip club where he worked on Route 35 in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today.

Kevin Smith, 32, of Keyport, was arrested on Sept. 11, after leaving the Visions Gentlemen's Club on Route 35 in the Melrose ...

Piscataway Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Identity Theft

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hakim Nelson, 32, of Piscataway was sentenced to serve 18 years in a New Jersey State Prison for stealing the identity of two victims and pocketing over $25,000 for his own personal use, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. 

According to a Monday news release, Nelson was sentenced Sept. 7 in Middlesex County Superior ...

EBPD Nails Suspect Wielding Hammer

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As if the intersection of Cranbury Road and Ryders Lane weren't difficult enough to manage, even on a Sunday afternoon, road rage adds even more aggravation.  It's even worse if a guy pulls a hammer on you.

According to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department, police patrol units were dispatched to Cranbury Road and Ryders Lane for ...

Suspect Leads EBPD on Wild Chase after Shoplifting

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After shoplifting merchandise from Shop-Rite Mid-State Mall, a 52-year-old female led police officers on an extended foot and vehicle chase during which an East Brunswick detective was injured.

On September 4, 2018 at 2:32 PM, East Brunswick Police patrol units were dispatched to Shop-Rite at Midstate Mall, 300 Highway 18, because a shoplifter was fleeing from ...

Bound Brook Man Charged with Sex Crimes Involving a Six-Year-Old Child 

BOUND BROOK, NJ – Police say a Bound Brook man engaged in a sexual act with a six-year-old child back in 2016. 

Manuel A. Rodriguez, 51, of East Main Street, has been charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to a news release. 

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated in a press release that on Aug. 27, ...

North Plainfield Homicide Suspects Fleeing to Mexico Captured in Texas

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, 22, both of West Front Street, Plainfield, were arrested in Texas near the Louisiana ...

Somerville Bust Nets $30,000 in Drugs, Handgun; Two Suspects Arrested

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than $30,000 in narcotics were confiscated and two suspects arrested for possession and distribution of drugs from their residence on Bartine Street after a two-month investigation, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

A loaded automatic Glock handgun was also confiscated, according to Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Somerville ...

Got Him: Third Suspect Wanted for North Plainfield Homicide Surrenders, Charges Upgraded Prosecutor Says

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The third suspect wanted in the homicide death of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24-year, of North Plainfield, has surrendered to police and charges have been upgraded to one suspect already in custody, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of ...

Prosecutor: Suspect Arrested in Connection with Attempted Sexual Assault in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Washington Valley Park, off Miller Lane, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Saturday.

Elvin Martinez, 18, was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third degree criminal restraint, fourth degree criminal coercion and simple assault in the Aug. 16 ...

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