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NJ Supreme Court Dismisses More Than 780K Minor Municipal Court Warrants

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ— If you have an outstanding arrest warrant for a municipal court case issued before 2003, your case may have been dismissed.

The New Jersey Supreme Court today dismissed over 780,000 minor municipal court warrants that have gone unresolved for 15 years or more. One of the cases dismissed dates back to 1976.

The order comes after a report by a three-judge panle recommended ...

Man Shot with His Gun in His Home

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

Middlesex ...

City Touts Nearly 50 Percent Drop in Crime Since 1991

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 1991, New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill's first full year in office, the city saw 283 reports of robberies, 167 reported assaults and four murders among a total of 4,447 crime incidents, according to the state uniform crime report.

Fast forward 26 years. In 2017, the last year for which full statistics are available, city police handed 191 armed robberies and ...

Somerville Man Charged in Hillsborough Arson Detained by Court

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Somerville man charged with aggravated arson and attempted murder in connection with a fire at a home on Starview Drive in Hillsborough last month has been detained by the court following a pretrial detention hearing before Superior Court Judge Peter J. Tober.

Patrick M. Hammond, 34, a resident of Somerville, appeared with his counsel on Friday, Jan. 4 in regard to the ...

Arrests Made in Robbery-Homicide at the Edison  Speedway Gas Station

Edison, NJ – Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced this afternoon  that two suspects from South Carolina  have been arrested in connection with the robbery and fatal shooting that took place at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison on December 20, 2018.

Marcus A. Wright, 22, of Beaufort, South Carolina, was ...

Piscataway Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Motorcycle Crash that Killed Girlfriend

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man was sentenced to eight years in prison for crashing the motorcycle he was driving while under the influence of drugs, resulting in the death of his girlfriend.

Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus in New Brunswick imposed the sentenced on Ruddy Custodio, 30, for a charge of vehicular homicide, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement ...

Carteret: Accused Murderer Remains at Large

CARTERET, NJ - A county resident faces first-degree murder charges and remains at large following the fatal shooting of another local man in Carteret.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Kenneth Lebrato of the Carteret Police Department have announced that authorities are searching for a suspect involved in the fatal shooting of a man Friday night, in a report issued by ...

City Settles Lawsuit Over Cop's Claim of Being 'Punished,' Passed Over

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials have settled a lawsuit filed by a city police officer who claimed he was the victim punished because he failed to support a so-called "political machine," of the city administration.

At the city council meeting Thursday, officials confirmed the lawsuit filed by Officer Arthur Anderson was settled last month.

Details of the settlement ...

Prosecutor: Christmas Eve Standoff With Bridgewater Police Ends Peacefully After Bridgewater Man Surrenders

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A one-and-a-half hour long standoff with Bridgewater police ended peacefully on Christmas Eve after a 57-year-old Bridgewater man surrendered, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, at about 10:04 p.m. Dec. 24, Bridgewater Township Police were sent to a home on Evagrod Street for a ...

Prosecutor Notifying "Thousands" about Possible Changes in DWI Convictions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following a state Supreme Court ruling that threw out breath test results in DWI cases, the Middlesex County Prosecutor Office is moving to notify hundreds of county residents whose drunk-driving convictions may be impacted.

"The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is in the process of sending out notices to the thousands of people in Middlesex County who ...

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