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Law & Justice

July 5, 2022

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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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police. In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Five individuals employed at Club XXXV in Sayreville have been arrested and charged with counts of money laundering and promoting prostitution. Located on Rt. 35, the club has been investigated by the New Jersey Treasury Department and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested  on charges of animal cruelty, according to a release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renee Robeson. Michael B. Featherston, 52, was charged by the Raritan Township Police Department with second degree unlawful possession of a weapon (assault ...

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NEWARK,NJ — Newton resident Dimitrios Protogeropoulos, pleaded guilty to evading personal income taxes for failing to report all the income earned from his restaurant.  His plea comes with the requirement he pay back the $674,764 due on the undisclosed revenue as well as unpaid payroll taxes. On ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A 46-year-old Parsippany man was sentenced on Tuesday, June 14th, to 78 months in prison for his role in a Passaic County cocaine distribution conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. The man's name is Victor Pimentel. Pimentel previously pleaded guilty before U.S.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has still not released a report or findings regarding the incident at the Bridgewater Commons Mall in February in which a 14-year-old Black teenager was handcuffed following a fight while the other lighter-skinned boy involved in the fight ...

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On June 12, 1967, in the Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia, the court ruled unanimously that laws against interracial marriages violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment. June 12 is recognized as National Loving Day. The background to the case concerned the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Kenneth K. Cook, 48, of Allentown, PA, has been arrested and charged in connection with  six commercial burglaries allegedly committed in Dover, Florham Park, Randolph, and Roxbury, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Dover ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Bruce Olsen, a man who served for many years as a deacon and teacher at St. Therese Church and St. Therese School in Succasunna, is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Diocese of Paterson. The arrest of Olsen, of Allamuchy, was announced at ...

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NEWARK – As supply chain issues continue to affect prices for new and used vehicles, Acting Attorney Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced separate settlements totaling nearly $400,000 with three car dealerships for alleged consumer protection violations. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark veterinarian who allegedly provided inadequate treatment that resulted in the untimely death of several animals had his license temporarily suspended, authorities announced. Ehren Seth Yablon, who owns the Newark Veterinary Hospital, was charged in April by the Essex County ...

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NEW JERSEY - Do you recognize the woman in the photo? The New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Transit Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the body of a woman that was fatally struck by a train in Monmouth County, in 2008. Anonymous tips are ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A measure sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) to keep rideshare passengers from individuals convicted of human trafficking was signed into law on Monday by Governor Phil Murphy.  Under the law, anyone convicted of human trafficking would be banned for life from ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two individuals, a 17 year old juvenile male and 18 year old, Lizandro Osorio-Mejia were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Tuesday May 3 on the Traction Line in Morristown, announced  Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A rally is being planned for today in response to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade landmark ruling may be in jeapardy, organizers announced. The "Bans Off Our Bodies Rally" will take place in Montclair on Tuesday, May 3 at 6PM at the Planned Parenthood, located at 29 North ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -William Mickel of Lake Hopatcong has been arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Jefferson Township Police Department Chief Paul ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- After Michelle Lodzinski reported that her five-year-old son Timothy Wiltsey vanished from a Sayreville carnival in 1991, detectives embarked on a decades-long investigation until a family member identifies a key piece of evidence pointing to a potential suspect. An all-new ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – A Phillipsburg Police officer has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a cyber-tip led to a search warrant and possession of pictures and videos containing Child Sexual Abuse Material. Gary A. Ricker, Jr. from Phillipsburg has been charged in connection ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Yesterday a deceased person was discovered in the Jockey Hollow section of Morristown National Historical Park, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Morristown National Historical ...

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NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert. Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site.

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - A man used a counterfeit bill at the Chick-fil-A in Morris Plains and the Morris County Sheriffs' CrimeStoppers Unit is looking for the public's help in identifying him. According to staff, the man made a purchase using the name "Prince". He game the employee the counterfeit ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark doctor was arrested Friday in connection to forging prescriptions and obtaining controlled dangerous substances by fraud, authorities announced. Sagy Grinberg, 39, of Weehawken, who previously worked at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, was charged with forgery, obtaining ...

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NEW YORK — Lawrence Ray, a.k.a. “Lawrence Grecco” of Piscataway was convicted on Wednesday in a New York federal court after jurors found him guilty on charges brought against him for sex trafficking college students at Sarah Lawrence College in the state over a 10-year period. U.S. Attorney ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County Grand Jury, on March 31 returned a 13-count indictment against retired Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School drama teacher and theater director Ronald E. Wells, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Summit Police Chief Steven Zagorski jointly announced ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Four New Jersey pharmacies are facing fines for allegedly violating consumer protections in the sale of COVID-19 tests, authorities announced Thursday. According to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin, Wellcare Pharmacy was accused of selling test kits without the total ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  William Cole, of Morristown brought a handgun into the Morris County Courhouse building. He was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, a crime of the 3rd degree and Certain Persons not to possess a Firearm, a crime of the 2nd degree. According to reports, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A state grand jury voted Tuesday to not file criminal charges in the death of a Newark man who was in custody at East Jersey State Prison, authorities announced. Chazz Hilliard, 29, of Newark, died on Feb. 29, 2020, at East Jersey State Prison in Rahway. The death was investigated ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Police officials in Mercer County have a warning to the public: participate in the TikTok "Orbeez Challenge" and you could face criminal charges.  Hamilton Police issued a Public Safety Announcement (PSA) on Wednesday stating that they are "investigating numerous incidents ...

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PARLIN, NJ -- Port Authority Police arrested a Parlin man Friday for using “black-out” curtain that covered the rear license plate of his car  to avoid paying the toll at the Holland Tunnel, according to a report published by NJ.com.  The report said Mark Adam Aponte, 28, of Parlin, was arrested ...

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