Law & Justice

September 23, 2020

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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HAMILTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police announced the arrest of a Hamilton man at his home where they alledly found illegal ammunition and drugs. The arrests made on Thursday came after a six-month investigation by State Troopers into two men -- Colin Blake, 26, Hamilton, along with an ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri's office announced charges on Friday against a Hamilton man in connection with sexually assaulting women multiple times.  Eridson M. Rodriguez, 26, was arrested  and charged with sexually assaulting women at two separate gatherings at his ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said on Thursday that a Hamilton Township man has been arrested and charged with possessing and distributing thousands of files of child pornography.  During an investigation, Arnulfo Santana Jr., 21, was allegedly found to be in ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried has filed suit against Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) which provides electric and gas to roughly half of the Township's 14,000 residents. This is the second time that Fried has filed suit against the energy giant - the first ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Wednesday the arrests of 21 individuals who are charged with sexually exploiting children online.  The 19 men, one woman, and one juvenile male were arrested in “Operation Screen Capture,” a collaborative operation launched in response to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced  Wednesday the arrests of 58 individuals who were charged with conspiracy to commit theft by deception in an organized scheme that used prepaid debit cards to steal from ATMs across the County. These individuals are believed to have ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced Thursday that six members of his investigative staff have been promoted, including the second female chief of detectives in Mercer County history -- Jessica Plumeri Sworn in as chief of county detectives on July 31, Plumeri takes ...

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WASHINGTON, DC --  The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to create a national law to protect ride-share users from unscrupulous individuals or predators who use popular services such as Uber and Lyft to prey upon individuals.The proposed "Sami's Law" is named after Robbinsville's Samantha ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The State Legislature, under the leadership of Senate Law and Public Safety Committee Chairwoman Linda R. Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer) will begin a series of hearings on Wednesday to examine potential police reform.  The committee will hear from state leaders in law enforcement as ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Thursday that the Township had filed with Mercer County Superior Court to become a "plaintiff-intervener" in the State's lawsuit against Trenton Water Works. The Township is arguing in legal documents that Trenton has used fees paid ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer / Middlesex) announced on Monday that the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will be holding a series of hearings beginning next month that will focus on police reform in New Jersey.  In announcing the hearings, Greenstein said "it is time for ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- New Jersey'Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced on Monday that a lawsuit has been filed against the City of Trenton and Trenton Water Works (TWW). The State is seeking to force TWW to take ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Almost 200 individuals walked through Robbinsville Township late Saturday afternoon as part of a "Peace March" to speak out against racial discrimination.   In speaking with TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, organizer Kiran Agrahara said the march started to be organized on ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes reminded residents on Tuesday to be wary of Internet scams looking to prey on unemployed workers facing hardships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. “With people looking for job opportunities while sheltering at ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hamilton Township's Bill Baroni was vindicated on Thursday by the United States Supreme Court for his alleged role in the "Bridgegate" scandal. The Court reversed Baroni's conviction, and that of his colleague Bridget Kelly, for violating federal fraud statutes for their alleged ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- As health care workers combat the spread of COVID-19, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is leading New Jersey's leading the fight against disinformation, rumors, and scams to take advantage of the public during the pandemic.  On Thursday, NJOHSP ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  A Hamilton man was convicted on Tuesday in connection with a December 23, 2017 robbery of the Family Dollar store on Greenwood Avenue, Dwayne Penix, 40, of Hamilton, was found guilty of one count of first-degree robbery and one county of fourth-degree possession of an imitation ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --   A month-long investigation landed a seizure of a cache of drugs, a gun, and cash at a home on the border of Hamilton and Trenton, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri  In a Wednesday statement Onofri announced that detectives with the Mercer County Narcotics ...

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TRENTON, NJ --   In recognition for his efforts in human trafficking protection across the state, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri last week received the 2020 Advocacy Champion Award from the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking.  Onofri serves as vice-chairman of the state ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  A West Windsor man believed to be responsible for four residential burglaries in Robbinsville has been indicted in numerous alleged crimes under an additional nine-count indictment returned this week by a Mercer County grand jury. Billy M. Woodard, 54, is now charged in ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Working in coordination across state lines, New Jersey's Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri  and District Attorneys from Pennsylvania's Montgomery County, Kevin R. Steele, and Bucks County, Matt Weintraub, announced the arrests of three men allegedly involved in a drug ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- After more than a year of controversy surrounding the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, a Mercer County grand jury handed down an indictment Wednesday accusing the head of the facility of improperly euthanizing animals in his care. According to the Mercer ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- A a two-week investigation by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force (MCNTF) led to the seizure of more than $400,000 in opioids, and the arrest of a Hamilton woman, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. In a statement Onofri announced that his office received ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  A leader of a Trenton-based human trafficking scheme will spend a decade in state prison according to a Wednesday announcement by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. Darrell Smith, 48, was initially indicted in March 2018. The case was then presented to a grand jury in ...

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