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Law & Justice

October 13, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - An “intense and thorough” investigation into an October 5 road rage incident that sent an 81-year-old Jersey City man to the hospital with wounds to his left eye and face has led to the arrest of Luis A. Villa, 33, Bayonne. As previously reported, on the day of the incident the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The owners of two Jersey City sites, as well the company that operates what were termed illegal solid waste facilities on them, are now the subject of environmental enforcement actions filed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). “Pollution affects all of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Rand March, 66, the Jersey City man who pleaded guilty to first degree aggravated manslaughter in the 2020 stabbing death of his girlfriend, Kimberly Haston, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. On the day of the incident, members of the Jersey City Police Department ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 51-year-old Bayonne man was arrested Thursday following an investigation into a March 24, 2021 hit-and-run incident in which he struck a female pedestrian causing serious injuries.  Magdy Botros has been charged with one count of Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle ...

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NEWARK, NJ– A Jersey City man was due in federal court Thursday to answer to charges that he defrauded victims out of approximately $617,400 by promising to invest their money in a ticket purchase and resale business, when in fact he diverted their investments for his own personal use and benefit ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Jersey City teacher previously charged with the sexual assault of an 11-year-old student at the Infinity Institute now faces harsher, and additional, charges including for the sexual assault of two additional female students, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  A 34-year-old Jersey City man pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting a U.S. Postal Service employee by pointing a handgun at the man, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig. According to court documents, on March 3, the victim was driving his Postal Service truck in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced the arrests of four Jersey City men in connection to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old Bayonne girl who they met after she ran away from home earlier this month. Arrested on Thursday, September 16 was Nasire Williams, 26, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Six members of a Jersey City gang have been charged with the Aug. 3, 2020, stabbing of an individual on a busy street, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Sheldon Mays, aka “Thottie,” 21; Jermaine Jennings, aka “Maine” and “Drill,” 20; Divine Abraham, aka ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A 36-year-old Jersey City man pleaded guilty to stealing dozens of cell phones from mail that passed through a postal distribution center where he was employed, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced last week.  Kyle Terry pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S.

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NEWARK, NJ – A former inmate was sentenced to 43 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, the U.S.

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TRENTON, NJ – A member of the Jersey City Police Department who was suspended after his arrest pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that he traveled to Atlantic City in order to sexually assault two underage girls.  As previously reported, Stephen T Wilson was arrested on February 6 after ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Three Jersey City residents have been charged in connection with insurance fraud after a four-month investigation uncovered they were operating with uninsured and unregistered vehicles and drivers, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced recently. According to Suarez, ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are investigating the death of a 24-year-old Jersey City man who was found deceased Thursday morning in a parking lot near 3200 Liberty Avenue in North Bergen.  According to Hudson ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 32-year-old Jersey City man was charged with robbery after he is said to have shoplifted $148.55 worth of items from Stop & Shop in Bayonne. According to Captain Eric Amato, officers responded to the location just before noon on Sunday where they were informed by a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Jersey City man that fled to Boston before eventually pleading guilty to the 2019 shooting death of Brendan Magwood has been sentenced to 16 years in New Jersey state prison, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced Tuesday. The sentence imposed on Victor Lopez, the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The driver who was behind the wheel of a 1996 Honda Civic when it struck the guardrail on Christopher Columbus Drive near the Merseles Street split killing his passenger was arrested Wednesday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. Jose Colon, 31, Jersey City, ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Two Jersey City men who were involved in a shootout earlier this year made their initial court appearances Thursday on charges that they possessed ammunition as previously convicted felons, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Shamir Blunt, 35, and Mark Franklin, 29, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 24-year-old Jersey City man has been arrested and charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old Montclair girl. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the arrest of Steffon Fowler follows an investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A motor vehicle stop in the early hours of Sunday led to the arrest of two Jersey City men and the recovery of a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun equipped with a large capacity magazine. According to Captain Eric Amato, Romero M. Sappe, 19, was driving the vehicle in the area of ...

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