Law & Justice

August 4, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Sentencing took place this week for three individuals who targeted their fellow Rutgers students in home invasions in cases that rocked the local campus community. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that three former Rutgers’ students have been ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Christopher Koller, 41, of Piscataway was sentenced Thursday to 66 ½ years in a New Jersey state prison for the murder of Beth Bezek, a 31-year-old Raritan woman, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. The sentence was imposed after Koller was found guilty by a jury ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway man pleaded guilty to charges of killing a 59-year-old Wayne man and injuring a passenger in an October car crash, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey. According to a Thursday news release, Darius Griffin, Jr. 25 pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Tayib Mahmood, 29, of Woodbridge was charged on Wednesday with causing the death of a passenger in his car, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Scott Cartmell. The charges stem from a May 6 crash on Stelton Road when Mahmood, who was ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway police officer is out of a job after pleading guilty to charges that he struck a suspect who was in custody in a patrol car, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Todd Ritter, 54, of Millstone struck the suspect while on official duty and then entered ...

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TRENTON, NJ –   The number of domestic violence complaints in New Jersey has been growing.  A 2015 report from the state courts puts the number that year at 32,691, a 950-case increase from the previous year.  In 2016, there were 52 domestic violence-related deaths statewide.  East Brunswick's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University varsity football player admitted his role in a series of armed robberies and home invasions, authorities announced on Jan. 8. Tejay Johnson, 26, of Egg Harbor, will spend 15 years behind bars as part of a plea agreement, Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 21-year-old Fanwood resident, Paras Jha, and two other defendants have pleaded guilty in three cybercrime cases. Jha, a former Rutgers student, admitted to launching a cyber attack on the university's computer network. He and two others also pleaded guilty to creating and operating ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Area tow truck drivers, fire fighters, police officers, and EMS operators joined in the 2017 American Towman Spirit Ride procession through Middlesex County on Wednesday, honoring the memories of first responders who lost their lives in road-side accidents while in the line of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Congressional representatives, local leaders and advocates gathered on the steps of New Brunswick City Hall on October 6 to make the case for more stringent, nationwide gun regulations in the midst of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. Congress members Frank Pallone and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Former township police officer Michael Dotro will spend the next 20 years in prison for a series of crimes committed in the last five years, including the attempted murder of a supervising officer and his family, officials said Thursday. According to a press release from the ...

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