Law & Justice

November 19, 2018

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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NEW BRUNSWICK - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church was convicted Friday of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home. A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal sexual ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Hillsborough man with a history of arrests and indictments for bank robbery now faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Wednesday of a robbery at a North Brunswick bank A jury in Superior Court in New Brunswick continued Quinton Watson, 51, for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former security guard at a Perth Amboy middle school now faces charges of have sex with minors at the guard's home, and sending nude photographs two minors, authorities said today. Elios Arias-Aguilar, 25, is charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A 25-year-old Perth Amboy man was arrested today and charged with fatally stabbing a pregnant woman in Perth Amboy Thursday night, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a joint statement with Perth Amboy police Chief Roman McKeon. Benny M. Pichardo was charged with murder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 64-year-old hospital maintenance worker and former volunteer firefighter now faces charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile in the early 1990s. Robert Jazikoff, of the Whiting section of Manchester Township, Ocean County, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community. "He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK ,NJ  - A former Rutgers football player accused of plotting to kill two people now faces an additional charge of cyber harassment. Izaia Bullock, 22, was charged today with fourth-degree cyber harassment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in court ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, was ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution, perform 2,500 hours of community service, and serve six months of home incarceration for launching a cyber-attack on the Rutgers University computer network, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.  Jha ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - One man was in custody Saturday and a second man was being sought for the fatal shooting Friday of a 23-year-old city resident and the wounding of a second victim in the Robeson Village apartment complex. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson, 26, of Edison, is being sought on charges of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The FBI intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's Camden office, according to officials. The FBI confirmed Friday morning that a suspicious package — similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that contained potentially ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka’s former campaign treasurer wiped away tears today after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzling more than $220,000 in campaign funds with forged checks. “I made my bed,” Fredrick Murphy said outside court with tears in his eyes. “Now I gotta lay in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to charges from a crash in which a female passenger on his motorcycle was killed. Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty today to vehicular homicide for the crash last July 4 in South Plainfield in which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick. David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said.  Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Sayreville woman is being held in the county jail today on charges of providing drugs to another woman who died from an overdose, authorities said. Danielle Urbanowicz, 30, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, was arrested and charge with a single count of strict liability ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today. Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old  Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway. Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal investigators today arrested a New Brunswick man and certified public accountant for allegedly underreporting more than $650,000 of income on his personal tax returns. Amit Govil, 58, was arrested at his home and charged by indictment with two counts of making and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal. "He was a man with a large stature, but he ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, was walking ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.  Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Piscataway man was sentenced today 6 1/2 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash in which a 59-year-old man was killed. Darius Griffin, 26, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Pennsylvania man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of causing a fatal 2016 head-on crash while he was under the influence of prescription drugs, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement today. John O'Donnell, Sr., 59, ...

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