Law & Justice

October 22, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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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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  NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide  was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - A Warren real estate investor, a Watchung builder, and a Millington real estate settlement attorney were arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges in connection with their alleged roles in a mortgage fraud scheme using “straw buyers” to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A nine-month-long investigation into alleged prostitution at massage establishments in town led to the arrests of four parlor managers this week, authorities said. Authorities charged Qingxia Zhu, 28, of Westfield, Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Xiaoman Zhang, 56, of Watchung, and ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville resident has been indicted for attempted murder and faces other charges in connection with a sword attack on June 13. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the return of a Grand Jury Indictment charging Jared Razzano,  35, of North 9th Avenue, with ...

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 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense.  The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela ...

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Newark, NJ -  Six individuals were charged with stealing eight cars in a multi-county $500,000 high-end car theft ring, including one from Warren Township, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan announced ...

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WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy died, and a 17-year old boy has been charged with vehicular homicide after a chase in a car stolen from Warren Township on Friday,  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, Warren ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Daniel Rivera, a Hillsborough resident and a former registered investment advisor, was arrested Wednesday on charges stemming from an investment fraud targeting elderly investors, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The 48-year-old suspect was indicted by a federal grand ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Plainfield man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his three-week old son, Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday. Tiray Summers, 38, of Plainfield, was charged in the death of his three-week old son, Trayvon Summers, who died ...

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WARREN, NJ. - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districts throughout New Jersey, including Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), alleging they have “policies that discriminate by asking for state-issued identification, in violation of state ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D), who represents the 17th District in New Jersey State Assembly, recently unveiled his sponsorship of Assembly No. 10, a bill revising the requirements to authorize and access medical marijuana. This announcement comes in response to Governor Phil ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Two groups denounced Identity Evropa, a white supremacist group posting of fliers in multiple Central New Jersey towns. Both statements lay blame on President Donald Trump. The New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and the Somerset County ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group. According to Bridgewater resident ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Two Neptune teenagers have been indicted on murder and related charges in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Asbury Park boy in February, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. A Monmouth County grand jury has returned a six-count indictment charging Karon Council, ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ – A Plainfield man faces multiple charges in connection with the burglary of a Green Brook residence on July 6. Khiry Moody, 28, of Sumner Avenue, Plainfield, has been charged with 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm by Certain ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 26-year-old Franklin man is in custody on charges of fatally shooting another man in New Brunswick on June 30 and then dumping the body in a wooded area in Franklin Township. Abubakaar “Diddy” King was arrested Thursday and charged with murder for the killing of Darren ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Somerset man has been charged with first-degree attempted murder for the shooting of an unidentified 23-year-old South Brunswick man on Reler Lane on June 23, authorities said today.  Law enforcement officials executed a search warrant for the home of Christopher Williams, 21, ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield man has admitted to shooting a man in Plainfield earlier this year, then shooting at police responding to the scene moments later, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday.   Junus Ellison, 28, of North Plainfield ...

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