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Plainfield Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Armed Crime Spree

August 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm, committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Marlon Peek, 42, previously pleaded guilty before U.S.

Newark Man Convicted in Elizabeth Armed Robbery-Turned-Shooting

A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts on six counts filed against a local resident who attempted to rob and then shot a man outside an Elizabeth liquor store last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Gary Jones, 45, of Newark was convicted on charges including first-degree robbery, two second-degree weapons offenses, third-degree assault with ...

Charges filed in Plainfield vehicular homicide  

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday that a Union County grand jury returned a two-count indictment against the Middlesex County man charged with leaving the scene of a fatal pedestrian strike that took place in Plainfield a little more than three months ago.

South Plainfield resident, Lavar B. Jones, 37, was charged with ...

Plainfield man arrested for the murder of his three week old child

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tiray Summers, 38, of Plainfield, was charged in the death of his three-week old son, Trayvon Summers, which occurred on Sunday, July 22nd, according to Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Summers was arrested Wednesday and charges filed on Thursday.  

At approximately10:00 p.m. on Sunday, EMS personnel and hospital staff from JFK Medical Center in ...

FBI Agent Charged with Photographing a Woman in a Store Dressing Room

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did not know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today that a FBI Special Agent has been charged with illegally photographing a 22-year woman in a ...

Drunken Motorcyclist Causes Death of Passenger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway was charged on July 16, 2018 with vehicular homicide in the second degree caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  On July 16, 2018, Custodio lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and hit a curb, causing catastrophic injuries that resulted in the death of his passenger Jessica Montes, 28, also of ...

Piscataway Man Sentenced to 66 ½ Years for Murder of Raritan Woman

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 on March 27.

During his trial, prosecutors said Bezek was ...

North Plainfield Man Admits to Shooting Plainfield Man and Shooting at Police

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 pleaded guilty late last week before state Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue to three ...

Plainfield Woman Admits to Animal Cruelty    

A Plainfield resident has admitted responsibility for neglect that resulted in the deaths of multiple puppies, according to both the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Suzie Bourdouvales, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree animal cruelty. The plea was entered earlier this week before state Superior ...

Middlesex County man charged with death of Plainfield resident by auto

The Middlesex County man charged with leaving the scene of a fatal pedestrian strike that took place in Plainfield nearly two months ago has been additionally charged with second-degree death by auto after it was determined that speed and alcohol both played a factor in the incident, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Lavar B. Jones, 37, of South Plainfield is ...

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Newark Man Convicted in Elizabeth Armed Robbery-Turned-Shooting

August 11, 2018

A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts on six counts filed against a local resident who attempted to rob and then shot a man outside an Elizabeth liquor store last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Gary Jones, 45, of Newark was convicted on charges including first-degree robbery, two second-degree weapons offenses, third-degree assault with ...