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Law & Justice

May 20, 2022

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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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police have shut down what Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale referred to as a “million dollar operation.”  In a statement Speziale described that as a result of the “long term investigation” during which detectives were able to identify a narcotics network operated by ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Stephen Celmo of Morristown has been arrested in connection with an April 18 incident, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo. According to authorities, the 46 year old man was at ...

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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 -- The Hamilton Township Police Division has 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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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Morris County Prosecutor's Office and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller have confirmed a fatality in an accident that involved three vehicles on Monday in Chatham Township. The incident is still under investigation by the Chatham Township Police, the Morris County ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police Department has issued a news release describing a surrender and arrest in an alleged sexual assault case that took place in Florham Park on February 28th.  Here is the release: In the early morning of 2/28/22, the Florham Park Police responded to a ...

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RARITAN BAY – A package of three bills sponsored by Sen. Joe Vitale (D-19th Dist.) are moving through the state Legislature, released from committee earlier this week. Vitale, the long-time chair of the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee, said this legislative package ...

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PARAMUS – One of DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP’s newest partners, Mark J. Semeraro, successfully secured another victory at the Appellate Division in the defense of employment liability claims, as they pertain to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). Mr. Semeraro ...

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On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021,” which prohibits businesses from compelling their employees to arbitrate sexual assault and harassment claims.  While the legislation only applies prospectively to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Former mayor of Paterson, Joey Torres was charged on Friday with criminal contempt for launching a new mayoral campaign in violation of a court order stemming from his 2017 conviction for conspiracy to commit official misconduct, Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin ...

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BARNEGAT - Christopher Gregor, the father of a six-year-old Barnegat boy was charged with the murder of his son on Wednesday, March 9. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Barnegat Township Police Chief Keith A. Germain announced that Christopher Gregor, 29, of Monroe Township, was ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Scammers impersonating the “Geek Squad,” defrauded a resident of Twin Oaks Terrace out of $407,000, police said Tuesday. When the scammers sent an email identifying themselves as being from Best Buy’s computer repair service Feb. 22, the resident called a phone number and then ...

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