Hundreds of Seniors Defrauded for More than $1 Million, Somerset Man Indicted 

March 16, 2018

A local man was indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding hundreds of senior citizens, for more than $1 million dollars by convincing them to submit to unnecessary genetic testing, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a news release Friday evening. 

Seth Rehfuss, 43, of Somerset, used a purported nonprofit named the Good Samaritans of America along with co-conspirator Sheila ...

Franklin Township: Township Clerk Reinstated and Charges Dismissed

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Insurance fraud charges against Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy have been dropped, according to officials. 

"Ann Marie McCarthy has been reinstated," Township Manager Bob Vornlocker said in an email. "All charges filed by the Somerset County Prosecutor have been unconditionally administratively dismissed."

In January TAPinto ...

Police raid college students’ apartment, find fake guns

NEW BRUNSWICK – Ever increasing concerns about assault rifles led to a police raid of an off-campus apartment where officers confiscated an imitation assault rifle and imitation handgun, city police said.

On Saturday, March 3, people went to New Brunswick police headquarters and reported that while at a party at a Sicard Street apartment, they spotted an assault rifle, police ...

Franklin High School Student, 17, Taken into Custody with Handgun at School (UPDATE)

Editor's note: This article has been updated with comments from the school district. 

SOMERSET, NJ - A 17-year-old male Franklin High School student was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm, according to a news release. 

"On Friday, Feb. 23, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and ...

South Brunswick: Volunteer Soccer Coach Charged With Possessing And Distributing Child Pornography

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A volunteer youth soccer coach and former Sunday school teacher is charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, officials said Thursday.

FBI agents and local law enforcement arrested Waldo Milla-Guerra, 49, at his Kendall Park home Thursday morning after executing a search warrant, officials said.

Milla-Guerra, a volunteer soccer coach with the ...

New Brunswick Off-Duty Cop Charged in Bar Fight Near Rutgers Campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick cop has been charged in connection with a fight at a popular college hang-out, authorities announced on Feb. 8.

While off duty, Anthony Jones, a New Brunswick police officer, was involved in a scuffle while inside the Golden Rail Tavern on Easton Ave., on Jan. 21, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

The bar, adjacent to the College ...

Residential Burglary Nets Firearms, Badges, Uniforms; Stolen Car Recovered

Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of two suspects wanted in connection with breaking into a home and robbing two safes, firearms, electronics and law enforcement badges in Watchung Jan. 24, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The suspects also took law enforcement uniforms before leaving the property in a 2005 Mercedes ...

Two New Brunswick Men Nabbed With Heroin, Cocaine, Police Say

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two New Brunswick men were among four arrested on drug charges following a motor vehicle stop in East Brunswick on Feb 2, according to a statement from police. 

Carlo Severino-Salazar, 19, and Tatiana Garcia-Hidalgo, 18, both of New Brunswick and David Natal, 31 of North Brunswick and Donnie Dotson, 47 of Trenton, all face charges of heroin and ...

Indonesians Taking Sanctuary in Highland Park Church to Return Home

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Three Indonesian Christians taking sanctuary in a Highland Park church will be able to return home, after a federal judge issued an order halting their deportation. 

Late Friday night, U.S. district judge Esther Salas issued a temporary restraining order to Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents, preventing them from moving forward with any deportation ...

Edison, Highland Park Immigrants Say Their Passports Were Stolen During Weekend Break-In

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Two Indonesian immigrants seeking sanctuary in the Reformed Church of Highland Park say several of their passports were stolen during a pair of break-ins this past weekend.

“This does not make sense,” said Arthur Jemmy of Edison, one of the residents whose apartment was broken into. The passports of Arthur and his wife, Sofia, were taken. They were both issued ...

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