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Couple netted $8M from fake Uggs, designer bags, prosecutor says

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Plainsboro couple could face charges of of selling counterfeit designer shoes and handbags, netting $8 million and sending $3 million to people in China, authorities said today.

Yan Shi, 36, and her husband, Weiping Liu, 40, were arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree money laundering and second-degree conspiracy to violate the New Jersey Trademark ...

Two arrested in shooting during drug deal gone bad, police say

NEW BRUNSWICK - Two Atlantic County men were arrested for the shooting of two New York City men during a drug deal gone bad in New Brunswick early Tuesday, police said.

The suspects, Darnell Lewis, 19 and Christopher Gist, 18, both of Egg Harbor, were arrested Tuesday in Egg Harbor and each was charged with attempted murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and weapons offenses,  New ...

NBPD swears in six new officers

The City of New Brunswick Police Department swore in six new officers at a ceremony Tuesday at City Hall.

Mayor Jim Cahill administered the oath of office to Officers Josue Plaza, Paul Palma, William Krapf, Jon Hamann, Daniel Faller and Matthew Beltranena before a crowd of friends and family during June 12th's City Council meeting.

“All of us who work for New Brunswick ...

City police dispatchers will work for outside agency by next month, officials say

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police dispatchers handle a hefty stream of call for help.

There are so many calls, city officials say, that once a dispatcher is trained, they then find less demanding jobs in municipalities that are not so busy.

Finding dispatchers to fill all the shifts has become so difficult in New Brunswick that city officials plan to hire an outside agency to handle the ...

Police ask for your help to find a city teen

NEW BRUNSWICK - Police issued a plea for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since last week.

Jaqueline Iracheta was last seen on May 31 on the 300 block of of Comstock Street.

Police describe the girl about five-feet tall, weighing 115 pounds and of a white/ Hispanic background.

She is known to wear red stud earrings and has a tattoo with the word ...

High School teacher charged with ‘sexual conduct’ with student

NEW BRUNSWICK - A Plainsboro man and tenured English teacher at Hillsborough High School was being held in the Middlesex County jail Tuesday on charges of having improper contact with a 17-year-old student that occurred over a period of five months, authorities said today.

Kenneth Shindle, 27, is charged with one count of engaging in sexual conduct that would impair or debauch the morals ...

Prosecutor: Piscataway Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Head-on Collision

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway man pleaded guilty to charges of killing a 59-year-old Wayne man and injuring a passenger in an October car crash, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.

According to a Thursday news release, Darius Griffin, Jr. 25 pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, assault by auto and driving while intoxicated in the Oct. 14, 2017 crash on River ...

Third arrest in a year for man charged in string of motor vehicle burglaries

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man arrested earlier this month on 25 charges relating to motor vehicle burglaries was no stranger to city police, having been arrest twice before on similar charges in the last 11 months.

Ryshawn Williams, 34, of New Brunswick, also was arrested in Monmouth County last March for possessing stolen property. That arrest came after his two prior apprehensions in New ...

Police have found missing 86-year-old resident

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police are asking for the community's help to find a missing "at-risk" person. 

Alvaro Chiriboga, 86, was last seen at 8:30 am on Sunday on Tunison Road. He is a Hispanic, 5-foot, 4-inches tall, weighing 120 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a blue "Italia" cap, striped shirt, blue pajama pants, and grey ...

Man faces 25 charges from nearly two-month string of car burglaries

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city man faces a long list of charges following his arrest for a nearly two-month long spree of car burglaries, authorities said today.

Ryshawn Willaims, 34, was arrested Tuesday and now faces 25 criminal charges, said police Capt. J.T. Miller

Williams is accused of multiple counts of burglary, theft, possession of burglary tools and fraudulent use of a credit ...

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