Law & Justice

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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UPDATE: Heslin Lemus-Mejia, 17 has been located. NEW BRUNSWICK - Police today issued alerts seeking help from city residents to find two girls in two separate missing person cases. Police say they are trying to find 15-year-old Jaqueline Iracheta. She is described as Hispanic, five-feet ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The fifth anniversary of an incident in which a Green Brook man was fatally shot in Plainfield on Christmas morning is approaching, and investigators continue to seek information from members of the public in order to solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

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WATCHUNG, NJ -  Helen Kim, the Watchung woman who has been missing since Dec. 6, has been located and is reunited with her family, Watchung police advised on Wednesday evening. “Thank you to all who provided tips and aided in her safe return,” they said.  Kim’s birthday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was always called "Joker," short for Canine 832 Joker's Wild, and for five years, this bloodhound assisted police in Middlesex County on countless missing persons and other investigations. In 2015, after a young woman was violently assaulted and left for dead, Joker found ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A 78-year-old former Warren doctor was sentenced to 10 years in prison for supplying a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Monday. Dr. George Beecher, an ear, nose and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Police today issued alerts seeking help from city residents to find two girls in two separate missing person cases. Police say they are trying to find 15-year-old Jaqueline Iracheta. She is described as Hispanic, five-feet tall and weighing about 120 pounds. Authorities did ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  An Edison man, wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man, has been apprehended, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Saturday. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson, 26, of Edison, was arrested Friday at a home in Lithonia, Georgia by members ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes. Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother  and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - One man was in custody Saturday and a second man was being for sought the fatal shooting Friday of a 23-year-old city resident and the wounding of a second victim in the Robeson Village apartment complex. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson, 26, of Edison, is being sought on charges of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to charges from a crash in which a female passenger on his motorcycle was killed. Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty today to vehicular homicide for the crash last July 4 in South Plainfield in which ...

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Edison, NJ –  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a grand jury indicted five Edison police officers on multiple charges including official misconduct, participating in a pattern of official misconduct, and theft. According to a statement issued by Mr. Carey’s office, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal investigators arrested a New Brunswick man and certified public accountant or allegedly underreporting more than $650,000 of income on his personal tax returns. Amit Govil, 58, was arrested at his home and charged by indictment with two counts of making and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Raritan man has pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder in the 2015 deaths of 15-year Kim Streath and her mother, 51-year-old Sandra Guiseppe, in their First Avenue home, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Ramon Cadiz, 53, will face ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide  was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S.

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