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Warren Doctor Pleads Guilty to Supplying Opioids to Drug Ring, Faces 10 Years in State Prison, Attorney General Says

September 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - A Warren Township doctor has pleaded guilty to charges that he supplied a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone and faces a recommended sentence of 10 years in state prison, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday.

Dr. George Beecher, 77, who for many years practiced medicine in Warren Township and ...

Somerset County Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

North Plainfield MS-13 Member Admits to Killing Plainfield Man

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a 22 year-old Plainfield resident, Andres Chach, in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Tuesday.

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) clique of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, ...

Green Brook Man and Sister Sentenced and Ordered to Pay $1,066,830 Restitution for $3.7 Million Mail Fraud, US Attorney Says

TRENTON, NJ – A brother and sister, from Green Brook and Matawan, were sentenced to federal prison terms for their respective roles in running a multi-million dollar fraudulent invoice scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Wednesday.

Shevandra Verasawmi, 38, of Matawan, was sentenced to 87 months in prison and Vishallie Verasawmi, 37, of Green Brook, was sentenced to 48 ...

North Plainfield Man Among 20 Charged in $100K Heroin Bust, North Plainfield Address Searched, Prosecutor Says

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield address was searched and a resident arrested after a long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield, acting Union County ...

Bound Brook Man Charged with Sex Crimes Involving a Six-Year-Old Child 

BOUND BROOK, NJ – Police say a Bound Brook man engaged in a sexual act with a six-year-old child back in 2016. 

Manuel A. Rodriguez, 51, of East Main Street, has been charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to a news release. 

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated in a press release that on Aug. 27, ...

Two Suspects Wanted for North Plainfield Homicide Captured Trying to Flee to Mexico


NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– Two additional people have been arrested on charges stemming from a North Plainfield homicide while trying to flee to Mexico, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on ...

Got Him: Third Suspect Wanted for North Plainfield Homicide Surrenders, Charges Upgraded Prosecutor Says

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The third suspect wanted in the homicide death of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24-year, of North Plainfield, has surrendered to police and charges have been upgraded to one suspect already in custody, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of ...

Man Arrested in Connection With Attempted Sexual Assault of Warren Woman, Prosecutor Says

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Washington Valley Park, off Miller Lane, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Saturday.

Elvin Martinez, 18, was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third degree criminal restraint, fourth degree criminal coercion and simple assault in the Aug. 16 ...

Three Men Charged in North Plainfield Homicide, One Remains at Large

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men were charged in relation to the on-going homicide investigation of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24, of North Plainfield, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William ...


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