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Law & Justice

September 28, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — The city Housing Authority’s former information technology director is going to federal prison for two years, after he admitted embezzling money from that agency to buy and resell 1,500 cellphones and other electronics. U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti, who presides in Newark, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Of all the things to steal, who would’ve thought that a restaurant’s used cooking oil would be the target of enterprising thieves? Thefts like these are on the rise, and two people were arrested recently, charged with just such a theft, here in Wayne. Ian Honauer, one of the owners ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- A trio of men were arrested at a Hamilton residence on Tuesday and $45,500 in methamphetamine was seized following a three-week investigation into narcotics distribution in the Trenton area. According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, the seizure came following ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – County law enforcement officials announce that Maria Oliveri, age 35, of Riverdale, has been charged in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in Pequannock Township on June 11, 2022. At approximately 8:23 a.m. on June 11, 2022, law enforcement officers ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Monday at around 8:14 p.m., two males were arrested for an illegal hand-to-hand drug transaction in the area of Carroll Street, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnick announced.  According to a statement, the two men, later identified as Tavon Greene, 26 and Nicholas Soto, 33, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A young Wayne mother, in a pique of fear, called the Wayne Police this past week. One of two brothers living in her neighborhood and arrested the previous week for harassing her, had swerved his car into her driveway and had whistled at her before driving off. Officers responded and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — A 41-year-old Bayonne man faces charges after authorities found weapons, several rounds of ammunition, multiple AK-47 rifle components, an AK-47 rifle, a disassembled AR-15 and narcotic laboratory inside his Avenue A home. According to Bayonne Police Capt. Eric Amato, the charges ...

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SPARTA, NJ –  A North Began man narrowly missed hitting two Sparta Police officers while speeding away from a third officer before crashing his car into a tree. On September 1 around 10:30 p.m. Christopher Morales, 43, was seen driving erratically in a silver Kia Forte on Sparta Avenue, Sparta Lt.

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NEWARK, NJ – For two years, Amy Aldi (50) of Wayne made over 200 cash withdrawals from her company’s accounts, pocketing over $3.7 million before getting caught. She admitted as much, pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge on September 6, 2022. The following is based on a statement released by ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - A new rookie has joined the Morris County Sheriff's Office. The black Labrador Retriever puppy, yet to be named, will be trained to serve the community as a Search and Rescue (SAR) K9 partner and explosive detection dog.  “We are excited to be getting a new addition to the K9 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Two attempted home invasions in Madison and one in Chatham Borough were reported on Friday, a day after Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Police attended an "Auto Theft and Violent Crime Summit" held at the East Hanover Police Headquarters. According to the Chatham Borough ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The family of Carl Dorsey III, a South Orange resident who was fatally shot by a Newark Police Department detective, is still seeking answers from authorities around the shooting incident more than a year after his death. Without even as much as an update from the Attorney General’s ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  According to reports, at 4:18pm on Saturday August 20, a man shoplifted approximately $680 worth of razors from the CVS in Denville. After leaving the CVS on East Main Street, police stated the man went into the Walgreens on West Main Street in Denville and attempted to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson police made nine arrests and took five guns off the streets between August 16 and August 19, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced.  On Tuesday, August 16, Speziale reported detectives observed a suspected narcotics' transaction taking place between a male who ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A measure that Sen. Joe Vitale (D-19th Dist.) championed to protect New Jersey healthcare workers from pay cuts or job losses when hospitals or nursing homes change ownership or merge has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The law requires all non-governmental healthcare ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Two teenagers were killed in an automobile accident in Little Falls Friday night. The driver of the vehicle who allegedly struck their car is a Wayne resident. According to Passaic County Prosecutor  Camelia M. Valdes and Deputy Chief Brian Prall of the Little Falls Police ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston police officer was hospitalized on Wednesday night for injuries sustained during an incident involving shoplifting on Route 10. At approximately 8 p.m., Livingston police responded to Ulta Beauty located at 530 West Mount Pleasant Avenue on a report of a shoplifting ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — It was just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the state and the nation, on February 28, 2020, that 72-year-old Rahway resident Jane Martin's life was forever changed for a much different reason. On that day, Martin was attacked by her neighbor’s dog, King, a large ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) recently announced criminal charges against a medical staff member and three other individuals allegedly operating an opioid distribution network from a physician’s office in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Police Department contains an “Old Boys Club” whose white, male members police Chief J. Chris Debbie allows to violate laws, a lawsuit brought by Sgt. Homero Almanzar against the department claims. Almanzar, a retired U.S. Army disabled combat veteran ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park police's investigation into a 2019 'sextortion' incident has led to the conviction of the criminal responsible. Mr. Brandon McCullough, currently 31 years old from Branson, Missouri was sentenced on August 2, 2022, to 30 years in federal prison without parole, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A town man was swindled out of $18,000 in cash when a fraudster told him that his grandson needed a bail bond, Westfield police said on Tuesday. The resident of Onedia Drive placed the cash in multiple envelopes and gave it to the suspect on July 25, police said. The suspect is ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Parsippany Police were part of the team that supplied personnel to the task force that participated in the investigation and prosecution of a Victory Gardens man, found guilty by jury trial. After a two week jury trial, Ismael Lorenzo, Jr., age 36, was convicted last ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - A retired youth worker supervisor formerly employed by the State of New Jersey was arrested on Thursday and charged with several crimes related to the possession and distribution of child pornography. Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik announced the arrest of Richard W.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The family of a 14-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an off-duty state police trooper while he was driving to work is due to receive $1.1 million to settle a civil lawsuit stemming from the 2017 crash. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which underwrites the state ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - In a social media post around 3 p.m. on Juy 27, 2022, the Cranford Police Department asked for the public's help to identify an unknown man.  Anyone who has information is encouraged to call Detective Ryan Gerrity at 908-709-7347 or through the Cranford Police Department app.

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Bordentown woman was sentenced on Thursday to one year and one day in prison in connection with a scam that gained national attention after a fake GoFundMe was created as a crowd-sourcing fundraiser for a homeless veteran.  According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Katelyn ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Two Newark officers were indicted in connection with attempting to desecrate the body of a nurse who was struck and killed in November 2021 on the Garden State Parkway, authorities announced. Newark Police Lieutenant Luis Santiago, and his son, Louis Santiago, an officer, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities have arrested a juvenile responsible for “Zoom Bombing” a virtual memorial service for a South Brunswick teenager in February 2021. The 18-month-long investigation required the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies, according to a press release.  The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella is warning parents to check their children’s social media accounts for messages from an East Rutherford man charged with crimes against a child.  Damien A. Imbriano, 22, was charged with Debauching the Morals of a Child, Providing Obscene ...

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