Law & Justice

June 17, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Freeport, New York man was arrested Wednesday after an investigation led by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit revealed that he lured a 12-year-old girl he met through social media into his vehicle in Jersey City and sexually assaulted her. According ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A second person has been charged in the shooting death of Rodney Wallace. Wallace was fatally shot on Wilkinson Avenue on April 13, 2021. Naseem Rourk, 21, Jersey City, was charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon (firearm) ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 16-year-old male has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Rodney Wallace who was fatally shot on Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City on April 13. The teen, who has been charged as a juvenile, was arrested by members of the Hudson County ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Calling Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that Edna Mahan Correctional Facility will be closed “welcomed news for all of us who were deeply concerned about the culture of abuse and the deplorable environment the inmates have had to endure,” Assemblywoman Angela McKnight ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Although State Sen. Sandra Cunningham did not appear at her first virtual court hearing last week, a plea of not guilty was submitted on her behalf by her attorney Michael Rubas. Rubas said Cunningham would want to be tried in person if the case were to go to trial. Cunningham ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The internal affairs unit of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is focusing on five detectives who may be the subject of a pending investigation, according to a letter issued on May 26 to defense attorney Michael Rubas – who apparently has a client charged in a narcotics ...

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CLINTON, NJ - Gov. 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 in January. Murphy's administration released an investigative report ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The second suspect in the shooting death of Emmanuel Garcia was arrested in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Friday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. According to Suarez, Omire Rios-William, 19, was apprehended without incident at a home just before 2:00 p.m. Members ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Jersey City man that admitted to using a fake passport to defraud four banks out of $450,000 faces up to 30 years in prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Mamadou Diallo, 44, pleaded guilty in the scheme in which, between June 2012 and December 2018, he and ...

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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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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a second suspect wanted in connection with the death of 23-year-old Emmanuel Garcia, who was shot on Princeton Avenue and Brown Place on May 3, 2021.  Omire Rios-Williams, 19, Jersey City, has been ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 21-year-old Jersey City woman has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of Emmanuel Garcia, 23. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Shainne Payne-Nanton was apprehended and arrested by HCPO Homicide Unit detectives following a motor vehicle stop at ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would prohibit state and county correctional facilities from holding detainees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is likely to become law, Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano, who sits on the Board of Commissioners Public Safety Committee, told ...

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KEARNY, NJ - An inmate at the Hudson County Correctional Facility that died of what officials are calling “self-inflicted” injuries on Wednesday has been identified as Albert Roman, 51.  “Immediate medical attention was rendered, and he was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 40-year-old Jersey City man faces 10 years in prison after he appeared before a federal judge Tuesday and admitted to illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition in connection with an incident in which he shot another individual in 2019, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – A 43-year-old Jersey City woman is facing five years in prison for her admitted role in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to solicit and receive kickbacks and bribes from individuals associated with a Union City pharmacy, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 37-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for participating in a scheme that involved defrauding financial institution customers of almost half a million dollars, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Friday. Ramon Herrera previously pleaded ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Jersey City man appeared before a federal judge via videoconerence Tuesday to answer to charges related to his arrest for illegally possessing two loaded firearms, another handgun, and ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Davone Adams, aka “Dikim Adams,” ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Terrance Nelson, the 29-year-old Jersey City man wanted for the death of his 60-year-old mother, was arrested without incident at his mother’s home at 18 Virginia Avenue in Jersey City by Homicide Unit detectives and Jersey City Police Officers just after 8 a.m. Sunday, May 9, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Media Room will be named in honor of fallen Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals who died in the line of duty on December 10, 2019, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced Friday. “Detective Seals worked closely with the legal ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 16-year-old male has been charged in the death of Benjamin Stone, 40-year-old Jersey City man who was found deceased in his apartment last week. According to Hudson County Prosector Esther Suarez, the teen, arrested on Thursday at the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, has ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 29-year-old Jersey City man has been charged with Murder in the death of his mother, Jacqueline Nelson, 60, in her Virgina Avenue home. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Jersey Police and Fire Departments responded to the home shortly before ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Friends and supporters of a Jersey City police officer convicted of official misconduct are calling on the New Jersey Governor and Attorney General to intervene in the case.  The officer, Denzel Suitt, was found guilty of official misconduct and theft by unlawful taking from an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The death of a 40-year-old Jersey City man who was found deceased in his apartment on April 27 following a welfare check, has been ruled a homicide by the Regional Medical Examiner in Newark and is under investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is still seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 29-year-old Bayonne man who was fatally stabbed on March 2.   As previously reported, Elvis Santana, age 30, of Bayonne, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a 40-year-old Jersey City man who was found dead in his Storms Avenue apartment in Jersey City.   In a statement Hudson County Prosecutor Ester Suarez ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The conviction of Derek Chauvin prompted reactions from several Jersey City officials. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was charged with murder in connection with his role in the June 2020 death of George Floyd. In videos that prompted rallies, protests, and more ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Jersey City man has admitted to attempting to smuggle tobacco and cell phones into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix via drones, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.  According to Carpenito, Jason Arteaga Loayza, a/k/a “Juice,” 30, has also admitted to possessing ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The man said to be responsible for the February 28 shooting death of Jersey City man Christian Parra, was apprehended and arrested Thursday afternoon in New Port Richey, Florida.  According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suearez, Ariel Dumit, 35, was apprehended by the U.S.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A complaint raised by a resident that the Ashford restaurant discriminated against African American customers has pulled Jersey City into a national conversation on race.       A video posted on social media over the weekend appeared to show that staff at the Ashford, located ...

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