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Second New Brunswick Food Delivery Man Robbed, Assaulted

March 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man delivering a food order to a city residence was attacked by two robbers who punched the victim and stole the food and personal property, Rutgers University police said in an alert issued today.

The victim, who was robbed at an off-campus location, was the second delivery man attacked in five days.

The latest robbery occurred Saturday about 8 p.m. on Dix Street ...

Food Delivery Driver Robbed Off Rutgers Campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police are investigating the robbery of a food delivery man who was attacked by three men Tuesday as he got in his car after delivering food to a Baldwin Street home, authorities said.

The robbery occurred about 11:53 p.m. on Baldwin Street, between Jones and Nichol Avenues, after the victim got in his car and one man entered the vehicle and pushed a hard object ...

Man Given 8-Year Sentence in $180K Mortgage Re-Finance Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man who stole mortgage payments through a phony refinancing scheme that forced a couple to default on their mortgage was sentenced to eight years in prison, and ordered to reimburse the couple $180,867, authorities said today.

Robert Perniola, 60, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Manalapan, received funds from the homeowners who thought Perniola was assisting them ...

Special Officer, Interpreters Hired for Municipal Court Duty

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a job that for years was a perfect fit for a retired city police officer: providing a security presence in the municipal court and having the authority to carry a gun.

The the last officer to fill that post in court finally left, and for more than a year the city had to assign a regular officer to the duty.

City leaders last month moved to change that system, ...

Hunterdon Prosecutor Kearns Resigns to be Chancellor for Metuchen Diocese

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III plans to resign his position as the Hunterdon County Prosecutor. The effective date of his resignation will be April 12.

Prosecutor Kearns was first sworn into office in 2010. He is now in his ninth year serving Hunterdon County as its Prosecutor.

Kearns is the longest-serving prosecutor for the county and the only one appointed to two ...

8 Rutgers Football Players Avoid Jail Time for Credit Card Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers football players who were either suspended or dismissed from the team over their involvement in a credit card scheme avoided jail sentences this week when a judge admitted them to a probationary program, according to news reports.

Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez on Thursday allowed the eight men to enter a pre-trial intervention (PTI) program after they ...

Ex-Rutgers Professor Accused of Recording Women in Rest Room, Identity Theft

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers medical school professor is facing a 160-count indictment accusing him of taking photos of 26 partially dressed women, stealing the identity of four colleagues, and possessing an assault rifle, authorities said today.

Dr. James Goydos, 58, of East Brunswick, is also charged with burglary, official misconduct and impersonation, for crimes that occurred over ...

Man Impersonated Police, Firefighter Groups to get Donations, Prosecutor Says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Metuchen man faces charges of illegally soliciting $63,000 in donations from local businesses on behalf of nonprofits and government agencies including police, veteran and firefighter foundations, as well as other organizations, authorities said today.

Anthony Moats, 55, faces charges of theft by deception and impersonation for collecting the donations over a period of ...

Alleged Street Racer Indicted in Death of High School Vice Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man has been indicted on homicide charges in connection with a street racing incident that killed a New Brunswick High School vice principal, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement.

Freddy Garcia Jr., 22, faces an indictment on charges of first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree vehicular homicide, and second-degree ...

Rutgers PD Investigating Robbery at Off-Campus Residence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four men, armed with a firearm and a sharp object, robbed residents in an off-campus apartment on Easton Avenue late Wednesday after one of the victims answered a knock on the door, Rutgers University police announced.

All of the victims are affliated with the university, police said.

At 9:43 p.m. on Wednesday, one of the residents of the unit on Easton Avenue between ...

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