Law & Justice

May 11, 2020

Many New Jersey municipal courts began remote proceedings today, holding court sessions by video or phone, under an order issued by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. In-person municipal court sessions had been suspended in mid-March so that the courts could conform with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 34-year-old New Brunswick man has been included on a list of New Jersey residents who have recently violated Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders. According to the press release from New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and State Police Col. Patrick Callahan, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The chief judge of Middlesex County has been censured after he suggested a woman testifying in his court sell naked pictures of herself to Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner. State Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas has agreed to step down from his position as Middlesex ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The state Supreme Court seems to have given a reprieve to a Middlesex County Superior Court judge who is facing removal from the bench for allegedly harboring her fugitive ex-boyfriend. Carlia Brady has a court date scheduled for April 27 after Justices ruled "the Court having ...

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NEW JERSEY - In-person Superior Court proceedings scheduled for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 will be postponed, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced Sunday night. During that time, the Judiciary will prepare to shift to virtual participation for attorneys, litigants and all court ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - An Edison man was found guilty by a jury on Wednesday for the murder of a 23-year-old New Brunswick man who was fatally shot in the city. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson, 28, was found guilty of the murder of Larenz Tyrone Joel O’Garro of New Brunswick on October 26, 2018, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - She went to the Woodbridge Police Department about 6 1/2 years ago to report that her then boyfriend had loaned her car to someone without her consent. She was shocked when police informed her that her boyfriend had a suspended license and two warrants out for his arrest, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A North Brunswick man has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run accident which caused the death of a 22-year-old pedestrian on Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick during the early morning hours of April 20, 2019, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Daquan White, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 19-year-old Franklin Township man has been charged in the murder of a New Brunswick man on Dec. 23, 2019, police said. Kerron Parker of the Somerset section of Franklin, was arrested and charged with the murder of Sharif Austin, 21, according to a press release from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A Paterson woman has pleaded guilty in causing the death of an 80-year-old man and injuring another in a crash on Route 1 in North Brunswick in 2018. Elizabeth Gomez, 43, of Paterson, the operator of the car, pleaded guilty on Dec. 23, 2019, to second-degree vehicular ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - There was one hate crime reported in New Brunswick in 2018, according to statistics released by the FBI last month. TAPinto New Brunswick has learned that incident, however, has been deemed a false report by the city's police department. Capt. J.T. Miller said a male ...

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FRANKLIN (Somerset County), NJ - A New Brunswick man who was facing charges related to the shooting death of a Franklin man in a park is facing additional charges, according to a press release from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Chief of County Detectives John W.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An attorney representing a respite facility at the center of several alleged incidents of physical abuse in May said it acted quickly to notify the proper authorities. Five people - including four from New Brunswick - who worked at the Broadway Respite and Home Care facility ...

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FRANKLIN (Somerset County) - A New Brunswick man has been arrested and charged in the May 18 shooting death of a Franklin man in Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.  Police say Najee K. Croom aka “Na Murder”, 27, of New Brunswick shot David D.

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Officials have identified the second victim whose body was discovered in a Jamesburg house fire last week. Gregory Fischer, 53, of Jamesburg has been identified by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office as the second victim in the fire at a home he resided in on ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY — A South Carolina man was indicted today for the armed robbery and murder which occurred at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison last December. Marcus A. Wright, 23, of Beaufort, S.C., was indicted for first-degree murder, first degree felony murder, first-degree armed robbery, ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old Woodbridge man who serves as a basketball coach at a Red Bank-based private training club has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a child. Corey J. Pinto, who serves as a coach at Hoops America, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 12 criminal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One day last year, Alexander Goldinsky scattered a cup of ice on his employer's cafeteria floor, took a quick peak to make sure the coast was clear and proceeded to carefully maneuver himself to the floor to make it look as if he had fallen. Goldinsky laid there until someone ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Police Department is investigating a report of a robbery and aggravated assault that allegedly took place at the Livingston A Apartments early this morning. A Rutgers student told police that during a social gathering inside the residence at 55 Rockefeller Road in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 17-year-old male has been arrested for sexually assaulting a sleeping Rutgers student in her dorm room. The male, whose name will not be released, due to his age, has been charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact in the third degree, one count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ  - A man entered a Rutgers dorm on the Livingston Campus this morning and made unwanted sexual contact with the resident of the room who was sleeping, according to the Rutgers University Police Department. Rutgers police is investigating the criminal sexual contact that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three members of the New Brunswick Police Department have been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sean Cahill, Michael Sabo and Kenneth Abode were promoted during a ceremony held in Council Chambers at City Hall on Thursday morning. Mayor Jim Cahill presided over the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two former employees of the city's water department have been sentenced to five years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for lowering about 50 water and sewer bills. Joseph DeBonis, 56, of Toms River, was a senior account clerk for the city. William Ortiz, 57, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating an incident in which a man was robbed by two males after they asked him to make change of a $100 bill. The robbery occurred Wednesday at about 1:50 a.m. near the intersection of Stone and Prosper streets, according to a press release from Rutgers ...

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PLAINFIELD - Police are searching for the driver in the hit-and-run death of a 66-year-old New Brunswick man. According to Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess, the man was struck and killed Sunday at about 7:14 p.m. Police responded to the area of Park and Belleview avenues after ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 22-year-old woman from South Carolina pleaded guilty Thursday to armed robbery in connection with the robbery and fatal shooting that took place at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison on Dec. 20, 2018. Olya Quinnam, 22, of Beaufort, S.C., pleaded guilty to one count of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two Newark men have been sentenced to 40 years each for the murder of a 31-year-old New Brunswick man who was found dead inside his car from multiple gunshot wounds in 2017. Michael Martin aka “Maniac”, 28, and Rayshawn Riddick, 33, both from Newark, were sentenced today by ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 65-year-old man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison for exposing himself and touching himself in front of children at a park in Perth Amboy last year. Antonio Nieves, aka Antonio Chapparro, of Perth Amboy, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Benjamin ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The man who was street racing when he struck and killed the former vice principal at New Brunswick High School has been sentenced to 13 years in a state prison. Freddy S. Garcia Jr., 22, of Piscataway, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years for vehicular homicide, subject to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a local business on French Street that occurred Monday at about 5 p.m. According to a press release distributed by Rutgers Police, two men entered the business on French Street between Cogswell Place and ...

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