Law & Justice

June 23, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – The New Jersey Attorney General’s office released the name of the victim as well as the officer involved in a fatal scooter accident that occurred in May. The accident, which remains under investigation, occurred when Francis De La Cruz Abad, 21, of Trenton, collided with a minivan.

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CLINTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners on January 11. The decision comes following the release of an ...

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NEW JERSEY- Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking. Sayreville Police Chief ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The death of a 21-year-old man killed when he was struck by a vehicle while riding a scooter in Hamilton Township is now under investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. On May 25, the Trenton man, whose name has not yet been released, was riding his scooter when it ...

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PRINCETON, NJ -- A 16-year-old Canadian teen has pled guilty to making a bomb threat against Princeton University in September 2020. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced on Tuesday that the teen, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, pleaded guilty in Mercer County ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Murder charges have been filed against a Hamilton Township man, and three others, in connection with the homicide of Kuyler Fowler - a well-known Nottingham Basketball player. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced the charges on Tuesday following an investigation ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now be notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.  The law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Charges have been filed in connection with Monday night's officer involved shooting during which shots were fired at undercover federal officers according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.  The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Mercer County Homicide ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried has expressed his concerns with the impact on juveniles of the recent enactment of several state laws decriminalizing marijuana, as well as a State Attorney General directive that pending convictions for marijuana possession be ...

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NEW JERSEY — Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a statement, ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and the FBI's Newark Field Office wants to make the public aware of possible romance scams. Romance scams occur when a criminal uses a fake online identity to gain a victim’s affection and trust. These scammers are present on most dating ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Following a month-long investigation, the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force (MCNTF) arrested three individuals while seizing 11 guns, high-capacity rifle magazines, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and approximately $1,000 in methamphetamine. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Under the leadership of former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) is spearheading a program to fight stigmas, oppression, and sexism by giving formerly incarcerated women access to the resources and opportunities that they deserve. On Tuesday, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced the Tuesday morning arrest of a teacher who was allegedly attempting to solicit underage males online when, if fact, he was communicating with an undercover Mercer County member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit and ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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TRENTON, NJ,  -- After 35 years working to reform inmates and help them safely re-enter society, Hamiltonian David Wolfsgruber has been elevated to lead the day-to-day operations at the New Jersey State Parole Board as executive director. The Board announced the promotion of Wolfsgruber, who will ...

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TRENTON, NJ  –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday that a Hamilton woman has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $268,000 by fraudulently collecting survivor benefits from her deceased husband’s pension for nearly 10 years after she remarried and allegedly knew she was ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office asked for the public's help on Wednesday in an ongoing sexual assault investigation involving a Hamilton Township man who may have committed multiple similar illegal acts during the last year. The Hamilton Township Police Division ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- A 25-year-old Hamilton man has been arrested in connection with the Thanksgiving weekend murder of Omar Billups. According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, a two-week investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force (MCHTF), led to the arrest and a host of ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – A Hamiltonian made his initial appearance on Wednesday afternoon before a Federal Magistrate after being found in possession of approximately 150 bricks of heroin said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Daevon Bell, 26, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute ...

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NEWARK, NJ --  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Monday that his office has filed complaints against several state physicians, including one from Hamilton, for allegedly inappropriately writing “off-label” prescriptions for high dosages of the powerful opioid and cancer pain medication ...

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TRENTON, NJ – United States Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Thursday that a Hamilton man admitted in court to possessing a heavily loaded handgun as well as more than 400 bricks of heroin and cash.   Armond Holloway, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp via ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Mercer County State Senator Shirley Turner (D-Mercer-Hunteron) is seeking to encourage employers to hire ex-offenders by championing legislation that would authorize corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for businesses that employ recently released inmates.  The ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Jim and Betty O’Donnell had that sinking feeling late on October 1 when their son Brian did not get home from work at his normal time, the instinct that something was wrong sank in. Even at 32 years old Brian, Jim and Betty's oldest child, would always call home around 11:00 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) adopted regulations on Thursday to build upon the state's "Sami's Law" aimed at protecting customers of ride-sharing networks such as Uber or Lyft. "Sami's Law" is named after Robbinsville's Samantha Josephson who was brutally murdered ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  The actions of two detectives and two officers from the Trenton Police Department stemming from a shooting that left one dead and 22 injured at the 2018 Art all Night Festival in Trenton were "legally justified," according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. The findings were ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —An Edison man is charged with causing the death of a Robbinsville resident in a car crash that occurred on Route 1 South in New Brunswick on Oct. 1, authorities said. Arsalan Gul, 21, Edison, was charged with one count of second-degree Vehicular Homicide, one count of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Superior Court, Judge Robert W. Bingham II ordered a Hamilton resident Eridson M. Rodriguez detained on Wednesday in connection with multiple sexual charges. Rodriguez, 26, was recently arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – A newly formed commission will take a close look at potential incidents of sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment by staff against inmates in state correctional facilities under a new law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) "While we have enacted ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School. Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 ...

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