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Youth Minister Guilty of Sexual Contact with Girl in Somerset County

November 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church has been convicted 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 contact, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

During his trial that ...

North Plainfield Man Charged with Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The  arrest of Segundo F. Rimarachin-Ipanaq, age 47 of Lawrence Avenue, North Plainfield, on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder of North Plainfield Man

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 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

Bernards Township Man Arrested on Drug Distribution Charges, Prosecutor says

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A 28-year-old Basking Ridge resident has been arrested on charges of narcotics distribution.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bernards Township Chief of Police Michael Shimsky announced the arrest of Stefan F. Larbig of Constitution Way.  

At around 1:25 p.m. on ...

Convicted Double-Murderer Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences

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 life terms of imprisonment following his guilty pleas to two counts of first degree murder before ...

38 Parents Arrested for Delinquent Child Support Payments

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff's officers made 38 arrests over a three-day period in an effort to collect delinquent child support payments.

Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano said the sweep occurred Oct. 23-25 and involved 41 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served outstanding warrants and made arrests. Those arrested owed a combined total of almost ...

Son Charged with Killing Mother; Body Discovered Inside Home They Shared

 

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, 82, with whom the suspect lived, Robertson said.

Robertson ...

Lawsuit Contains Explosive Allegations Against School Leadership

UNION, NJ – An explosive lawsuit, naming the Union High School principal and members of the administration as defendants, was filed late last week on behalf of Union’s Director of Athletics alleging harassment and discrimination.

The Watchung Hills girls soccer team is set to face Union on Tuesday in the semifinal round of the state tournament.

Township of Union Schools ...

Bateman Introduces "Timothy J. Piazza Law" to Punish Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - Following the tragic death of a local teen, Senator Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing.

Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died on Feb. 4, 2017 during a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death was captured by a video that showed Penn State University fraternity ...

Somerset County Man Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania.

Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt Drive, has been charged in the Oct. 1 robbery of the Financial Resources Feral Credit ...

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