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Law & Justice

July 6, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 36-year-old Jersey City man was convicted for his role in the 2019 fatal shooting of Jason Dunbar, according to authorities. On Tuesday, a Hudson County jury found Darius Bolden guilty of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 21-year-old man was killed and a 22-year-old woman was seriously injured after a double stabbing early Tuesday morning in Jersey City, according to authorities. Shortly before 6:45 a.m., Jersey City police officers were dispatched to 196 Clinton Avenue after receiving reports ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 40-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Sunday on sex crime-related charges involving four strangers – including an 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl — at a public pool in Union City, according to authorities. Ashokbhai Vaddoriya reportedly victimized an 11-year-old ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 29-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the 2020 fatal shooting of Javone Smith, according to authorities. Along with the prison term handed down Friday by Judge Vincent Militello, Kenyowa Pinkney’s sentence is subject to the No Early ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — A 45-year-old Hoboken man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two 17-year-old girls while working as a teacher in Jersey City and Union City, according to authorities. On Thursday, Francisco Realpe pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and forfeited his right to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – A 31-year-old Newark man is facing charges in connection with a February 2021 shooting that killed one woman and injured two men in Jersey City, according to authorities. On Tuesday, members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force arrested ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 59-year-old Jersey City man had just grabbed a woman and held her at gunpoint when he was fatally shot by a Jersey City Police Officer last month, according to video footage of the incident released Monday by the state Attorney General’s Office. Alongside the footage and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A mail sorter who works for the United States Postal Service is facing charges after prosecutors say he submitted falsified medical records to his insurance company. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Gerald Hunter, 32, of Jersey City was arrested Wednesday ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Although postponed last December, the federal charge against Tom Bertoli is apparently on its way to court. Bertoli was indicted for tax evasion in June 2020 after he failed to file income tax returns, and allegedly used check cashing services to conceal income and other ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – An investigation is underway into the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old Newark man late Sunday night in Jersey City. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, officers were dispatched around 11:15 p.m. to the area of Forrest Street and Martin Luther King Drive after ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Following a large-scale, several month-long narcotics investigation, authorities seized over one kilo of suspected heroin, over 400 grams of fentanyl, three handguns, over $70,000 in cash and $500,000 worth of jewelry. Early Tuesday morning, over 100 law enforcement officers ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — After a 32-year-old Jersey City man died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a May 8 shooting, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has joined the Jersey City Police Department in investigating the incident. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Two brothers from Jersey City are facing charges for their involvement in a June 2021 motor vehicle crash that left a 44-year-old Passaic man seriously injured, according to authorities. Justin Crespo, 25, and Marc Crespo, 26, were arrested Wednesday without incident at the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A Jersey City man is facing charges in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl he met at a Light Rail station. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Cashmere Mudayh, 36, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of sexual assault and one ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop, along with officials from the Jersey City Municipal Court and the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office used the closing the days of Mental Health Awareness Month to highlight the work of a diversionary specialty court designed to holistically address mental health ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A Jersey City police officer is facing charges after authorities say he falsified a police report he submitted while on duty. On Friday, Joseph Ross, 36, was arrested and charged with one count of false reporting to a law enforcement officer, a fourth-degree crime, Hudson ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 30-year-old Jersey City man was found guilty of assaulting a man who was renting an apartment from him through Airbnb in December 2019, according to authorities. On Thursday, a jury convicted Alexandre Saunders of aggravated assault following a five-day trial before Judge ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ —  A 22-year-old Jersey City man faces charges in connection with a November 2021 hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian on Route 440, according to authorities. On Tuesday, Kristopher Khusial was arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Citing a lack of evidence prosecutors told a Bergen County judge that they would not be pursuing a DWI charge against State Sen. Sandra Cunningham. Cunningham was charged after an accident in March 2021 when Jersey City police reported her vehicle sideswiped two parked ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 44-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Thursday for possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Jonathan Lattif is charged with one count of possessing child pornography.  According to documents filed in this case on March 18 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 28-year-old Jersey City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the 2020 stabbing death of his roommate, Yuting Ge, 23, on New York Avenue in Jersey City.   According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, The State will be recommending a sentence of 30 years in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Hudson County Assemblyman Angela McKnight has joined two of her colleagues to introduce Assembly Resolution 137 in support of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, signed by President Biden on March 29. A statement released by McKnight reflected that anti-lynching legislation was ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A security guard who works for the Jersey City Public School District is facing charges after prosecutors say she submitted falsified medical records to her insurance company. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Shalonda Bullock, 34, was arrested Tuesday and ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — A 35-year-old Hackensack man faces charges in connection with a spree of armed robberies across Hudson County during the span of a few hours, according to authorities. On Friday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced that an investigation identified Joel Krecz as ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A chilly day greeted those who gathered in Lincoln Park last month to take part in a candlelight vigil and a walk to mark crime victims’ rights week. What they lacked in numbers, they made up for in dedication, since many of them represented groups whose goal was to help and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 41-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison after he was found guilty of trafficking fentanyl and heroin into a state prison that resulted in an overdose of a fellow inmate. Noel Salgado, also known as “Kuko,” was convicted in U.S. District Court ...

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TRENTON, NJ --Through a partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (RUBHC), the New Jersey State Parole Board has earned a $3.238 million federal grant to provide support for peer recovery support services offered under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A police officer with the Port Authority is facing charges after prosecutors say she submitted falsified medical records to her employer. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Marie Paz, 43, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of forgery. Paz was ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 29-year-old Jersey City man has pleaded guilty in connection with the 2020 fatal shooting of Javone Smith, according to authorities. On Monday, Kenyowa Pinkney pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated manslaughter and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 17, Hudson County ...

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