Law & Justice

September 12, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men were charged in relation to the on-going homicide investigation of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24, of North Plainfield, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of ...

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WARREN, NJ– Warren police arrested a Marlton man in connection with the robbery on Aug. 11 of  the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard, police said. Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, and Chief of County Detectives John ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville resident has been indicted for attempted murder and faces other charges in connection with a sword attack on June 13. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the return of a Grand Jury Indictment charging Jared Razzano,  35, of North 9th Avenue, with ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The Manville Police Benevolent Association #236 is adding $2,000 in reward money, with Crime Stoppers of Somerset County increasing its reward from $750 to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a binge of tire slashings in the borough that have ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Eight Rutgers students have been arrested and received numerous charges resulting from credit card fraud in a conspiracy to commit theft by deception.  The students hail from a variety of locations in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A special agent for the state Department of Treasury was arrested today and charged with stealing more than $200 from a Dunellen company he was investigating, authorities said today. Timothy Bailey, 30, of Hamilton, faces a single count of fourth-degree theft by unlawful ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Traffic stops by Hillsborough Township police yielded multiple arrested for Possession of Marijuana. All information was provided by Hillsborough Police: June 24, 2018 -  Guido Fromm, 24, of Somerset was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after being stopped in a vehicle in ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a crime that echoes television scripts, a man and woman were arrested in a conspiracy to commit the murder of the man's ex-wife, a resident of North Brunswick.  The person they hired for the job, however, was an undercover police officer. According to a statement from ...

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 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense.  The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park resident, who was suspended as a Trenton police officer after being arrested last year in a multi-agency initiative targeting child predators and child pornography offenders, has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Paul Marinelli, 53, pleaded ...

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Newark, NJ – In a press release, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, that a Metuchen resident was arrested today for allegedly smuggling shipments of live protected scorpions, giant millipedes and other species that were mislabeled to avoid detection, including one package of millipedes that ...

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SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting a 21-year-old Somerville resident. Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; ...

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WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren. Both juveniles are from Newark. The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Sentencing took place this week for three individuals who targeted their fellow Rutgers students in home invasions in cases that rocked the local campus community. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that three former Rutgers’ students have been ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Somerset cardiologist Apostolos Voudoris was sentenced to 20 months in prison Tuesday morning for billing the Veterans Affairs program for hundreds of procedures he did not perform. This sentencing follows his 2017 trial, where Voudoris pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A foreign exchange student who rented a room in a New Brunswick home was sexually assaulted by another resident of the home who entered her room while she was sleeping, authorities said. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony Caputo of the New ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today that ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D), who represents the 17th District in New Jersey State Assembly, recently unveiled his sponsorship of Assembly No. 10, a bill revising the requirements to authorize and access medical marijuana. This announcement comes in response to Governor Phil ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Two groups denounced Identity Evropa, a white supremacist group posting of fliers in multiple Central New Jersey towns. Both statements lay blame on President Donald Trump. The New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and the Somerset County ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group. According to Bridgewater resident ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Superior Court judge has ordered psychological evaluation for a man who was extradited from Canada to face charges for the October 2017 fatal shooting of his sister. During a court hearing today, Judge Michael Toto granted a defense attorney's request to have the suspect, ...

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