Law & Justice

February 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for a fatal crash in which a passenger was killed while he was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, authorities said. Superior Court Judge Michael Toto imposed the sentence on Tayib Mahmood, 29, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 59-year-old man faces charges of arson, exploding a bomb and having pipe bombs in his home, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Joseph Colucci of Middlesex Borough was arrested Sunday and charged with one count each of third-degree arson, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two Jamesburg juveniles, ages 16 and 17, have been arrested on charges of attempted murder and drug charges after police investigated reports of gunshots being fired in the borough earlier this week. On Sunday, police received reports of shots fired in the area of Franklin ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex County Sheriff's officer now faces charges in Pennsylvania, where he is accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl, then posting a video of it online. There are also charges of attempting to meet a 14-year-old for sexual activity, unaware that an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick certified public accountant appeared in U.S. District Court and admitted he lied about his income to avoid paying more than $672,000 in taxes Amit Govil, 58, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court to one count of an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman faces an indictment for charges from a drunk-driving collision in North Brunswick that resulted in the death of the driver in another car last September, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today. Elizabeth Gomez, 42, was indicted on individual ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man was indicted in the death of a 19-year-old Rutgers University student who was struck by the man's car in New Brunswick's downtown last September. David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township, was indicted on a third-degree strict ...

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NEWS BRUNSWICK, NJ - An East Brunswick youth who had pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in the juvenile corrections facility, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva ordered the 17-year-old ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man today was sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatally beating his wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement. Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, must serve at least 85 percent of his ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey today announced that a priest from Phillipsburg, N.J., has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal counts in the sexual assault of a child who was between the ages of 14 and 17. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents can once again get a close-up look at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office through an eight-week Civilian Academy. This academy is designed to show Middlesex County residents on the functions and duties of the sheriff’s office. The program is conducted at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A long-time New Brunswick law firm has appointed a new member to the company's executive committee. Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP announced that Chad Moore will serve on the firm’s nine-member committee. “We are pleased to welcome Chad to our executive ...

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NEW BRUSNWICK, NJ - An Edison man has pleaded guilty to his part in an international-based computer scam that stole $25,000 from 83 senior citizens, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement. Mohammed Alam, 25, is expected to be sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 1991, New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill's first full year in office, the city saw 283 reports of robberies, 167 reported assaults and four murders among a total of 4,447 crime incidents, according to the state uniform crime report. Fast forward 26 years. In 2017, the last ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 53-year-old city man was killed at noon on Tuesday when he was crossing Livingston Avenue at the intersection of Suydam Street and was hit by a passing box truck, police said.  The preliminary investigation suggests that Abel Moran Escamilla was crossing Livingston ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An El Salvadorian man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the 2017 killing of an 18-year-old man who was found dead on Conrail property in Perth Amboy in 2017. Francisco Carlos Ramires, also known as Carlos Campos, 22, of El Salvador, had previously pleaded ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sentencing has been postponed again for two suspended city employees who admitted accepting bribes to reduce property owners' water bills in a scheme that cost New Brunswick as estimated $500,000. Joseph “Gordo” DeBonis, 56 of Toms River, a suspended senior account clerk, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Two individuals, both age 22, were arrested and charged in the Dec. 20 fatal shooting of a service station employee in Edison, who was murdered after he handed over all the cash in the store register. One suspect, Marcus A. Wright, 22, of Beaufort, S. C., was arrested in that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Carteret man was in custody today, charged with fatally shooting his 49-year-old father-in-law outside the Knights of Columbus Hall in Carteret on Friday. Douglas Roman Rodriguez, 32, of Carteret turned himself in to borough Saturday night and was charged with murder, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following a state Supreme Court ruling that threw out breath test results in DWI cases, the Middlesex County Prosecutor Office is moving to notify hundreds of county residents whose drunk-driving convictions may be impacted. "The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was always called "Joker," short for Canine 832 Joker's Wild, and for five years, this bloodhound assisted police in Middlesex County on countless missing persons and other investigations. In 2015, after a young woman was violently assaulted and left for dead, Joker found ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County residents can get a close-up view of law enforcement use of police dogs, defensive tactics, and SWAT teams early next year at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office Civilian Academy. Sheriff's officers will conduct evening classes once each week for eight ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation. Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville high school teacher was arrested on charges of engaging in inappropriate conduct and sexual contact with several high school students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement Friday afternoon Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, the wood shop teacher ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man will be sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to killing his 32-year-old wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced in a statement. Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police will conduct a training exercise at the Family Court building on New Street from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, city officials announced. Police said New Street will be closed. Authorities sent out an alert that there will be an increased law enforcement ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Passersby, a local doctor and police rushed to the aid of a pedestrian on Sunday, Dec. 2, when he was hit by a car at Easton Avenue and Albany Street, right by the New Brunswick Train Station. Upon the officer’s arrival at 12:13 a.m., they found a 37-year-old Edison man, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man faces a seven-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of a passenger in his car when he hit a concrete barrier while driving drunk in Piscataway last May, authorities said today. Tayib Mahmood, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to charged ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  An Edison man, wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man, has been apprehended, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Saturday. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson, 26, of Edison, was arrested Thursday at a home in Lithonia, Georgia by ...

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