Municipal Court Rundown

Livingston Weekly Court News, Feb. 2 - Feb. 9

989f921d33a737030098_fed1c2e4977e27f6f529_2eafe75589039d6dbb7c_edb89f709ec5a4752ef7_9f8f9ffe25d475a5079f_c70959bae8a00f55ad3d_dc450a998e9135c07018_1003479d4ea60ee00236_55072af69cca9951caf8_stock_image_-_law_revised_-_v1.jpg
989f921d33a737030098_fed1c2e4977e27f6f529_2eafe75589039d6dbb7c_edb89f709ec5a4752ef7_9f8f9ffe25d475a5079f_c70959bae8a00f55ad3d_dc450a998e9135c07018_1003479d4ea60ee00236_55072af69cca9951caf8_stock_image_-_law_revised_-_v1.jpg

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Municipal Court settled four cases, for the week of Feb. 2—Feb. 9.

Adam Barker of Livingston was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia including a spoon and bottle cap, possession of a syringe and possession of heroin. The charge of possession of heroin was downgraded by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The latter two charges were dismissed as part of plea agreement. Barker plead guilty to the original charge of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to pay a $500 fine, $33 in court cost fees, $50 to the Victim of Crime Compensation fund, $75 to the State Neighborhood fund, $50 to the State Lab fund, and $500 to the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction fund. 

Sign Up for E-News

David Ernst of Madison was charged with shoplifting at Macy’s for attempting to steal socks and boxers valued at $191.12.

Ernst plead guilty to an amended ordinance of creating a disturbance and was sentenced to pay a fine of $200 and $33 in court cost fees. 

Debra Oliver of Newark was charged with shoplifting at Lord and Taylor for attempting to steal four men’s t-shirts valued at $137.50 and with possession of booster bags, which are bags lined with tinfoil that are designed to prevent the stolen contents inside from setting off security devices.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge of shoplifting was dropped. Oliver plead guilty to the reaming charge. For her offence, she was sentenced to serve a 120-day jail term and to pay a $250 fine, $33 in court cost fees, $50 to the Victim of Crime Compensation fund, and $75 to the State Neighborhood fund. 

Caroline Ijoma-Nwosu of Livingston was charged with speeding and obstructing law enforcement. Ijoma-Nwosu was initially pulled over for driving a vehicle 60 mph in a 50 mph zone. Upon the officer’s investigation of Ijoma-Nwosu’s records, it was discovered that a warrant, issued from Hudson County, was out for Ijoma-Nwosu. The officer informed her of the warrant and that she must be taken into custody. Ijoma-Nwosu resisted arrest.

Ijoma-Nwosu plead not guilty to the charge of obstructing law enforcement and the case was taken to trial. The judge found Ijoma-Nwosu guilty and sentenced her to pay a $750 fine, $33 in court cost fees, $50 to the Victim of Crime Compensation fund, and $75 to the State Neighborhood fund. Ijoma-Nwosu was also found guilty of the original charge of speeding and was sentenced to pay an addition $156 fine and an addition $33 in court cost fees.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Livingston

Local Children Invited to Register for Essex County Summer Camps

February 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Children of all ages are invited to participate in spring and summer camp opportunities at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County Codey Arena and the Essex County Environmental Center.

The zoo has several weeklong camp adventures that will introduce children to the extraordinary world of animals, nature and science. Campers and their parents/guardians are ...

How Do I Decide Which College to Attend?

Now that college acceptances are rolling in, how do I decide which to attend?

Your hard work in high school has paid off. You took your SAT/ACT exams, got the best grades you could, and filled out as many applications as you needed to. Acceptance letters are starting to come in and you need to make a decision on where you will go in the fall. It's hard to decide!! Here are some tips and ...

NJ Governor Signs Executive Order to Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Recognize Parkland Florida Victims

February 20, 2018

New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy signed Executive Order No.1 on Monday ordering the flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff to recognize and mourn the passing of the victims in Parkland, FL.

The order is for all state offices, agencies and municipalities, including schools for Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_8b56ef1b9860e2829bb1_teenagers_sitting_home-page-wlogo-750-500px

Wed, February 21, 10:00 AM

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, Livingston

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning Presents ...

Education

Wed, February 21, 6:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Free CASA Essex Volunteer Information Session

Giving Back Law & Justice

Carousel_image_b9dfd7fd9ec06f34f8cd_coriphoto

Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Lobby - Office Building, Livingston

Gun Violence Prevention & Congressional Candidates

Other

IRS Notifies Livingston Library of Changes in Income Tax Forms

February 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Public Library has participated in the U.S. Treasury Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) as a service to the community for many years. Through this program, public libraries and other agencies received income tax forms and instruction booklets to make available to the public.

Although the program has been downsized in the past few years, the library still receives ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...