Newark Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Killing Plainfield Woman

April 16, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Newark man responsible for the 2005 strangulation death of a Plainfield woman has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday.  

Dorian Gillon, 52, must serve at least 85 percent of that term before the possibility of parole under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act.

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Plainfield Tax Preparers Charged with Tax Fraud

NEWARK – Two Plainfield tax preparers were arrested on Friday on charges of filing scores of fraudulent tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Samuel Davis Jr., 52, and Kyna Felder-Ruiz, 35, both of Plainfield, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 11, 2018.

Davis is charged with conspiring to aid and abet the filing of more than 70 false tax returns, seven ...

Former Gov. Florio, gun violence activists, offer blueprint

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Plainfield's Mayor Mapp to Join Union County Leaders to Sign 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'

RAHWAY, NJ - Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp will join other mayors from Union County municipalities in signing the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'. The mayors will officially commit to the Statement of Principles and make brief remarks on April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Hamilton Stage, Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

The Statement of ...

North Plainfield Man Arrested in Attempted Murder of 3 Plainfield Police Officers

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor's Office has issued a follow-up statement on Wednesday night's shooting investigation in Plainfield.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan said in a statement on Thursday that members of the Plainfield Police Division who responded to the sound of gunshots were fired upon by a male, and one of the Detectives returned fire.  ...

Plainfield Convicted Felon, Sister Charged in Indictment Stemming from Violent Encounter with Law Enforcement

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, a brother and sister from Plainfield were indicted on Monday on drug distribution, felony possession of a firearm, obstruction of justice, and other charges resulting from a violent encounter with law enforcement officers in October 2017, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito has announced.

Arthur Forman, 35, is charged with possession of cocaine, ...

Plainfield Man Admits to Armed Crime Spree of Bank Robberies, Carjackings, and Hostage

NEWARK, N.J. – According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, a Plainfield man admitted on Monday to 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.

Marlon Peek, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S.

Operation Snowbank: Indictments for Plainfield Residents Charged in Cocaine Distribution Rings

TRENTON, NJ – According to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, his office has obtained three indictments charging fifteen alleged leaders and members of three separate cocaine trafficking networks that operated Plainfield.

The Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau obtained three state grand jury indictments on Friday, March 16, charging members ...

Former Rumson High School Student, 19, Arrested Possessing MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, Silencer, Explosive Chemicals

MONMOUTH, N.J. -  A former Rumson high school student was arrested in Ithaca New York. Maximilien R. Reynolds, 19, was charged with Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device/Silencer, False Statement in Acquisition of a Firearm and False Statement in Required Firearm Record. Specifically, he is alleged to have possessed an MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, 300 rounds ...

NJ Assembly Panel Passes School Panic Alarm Bill

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation to require public elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey to install panic alarms and red emergency lights for use in security emergencies was approved Monday by an Assembly committee. It was sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ralph R. Caputo, Cleopatra Tucker, Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Shavonda Sumter and Angela McKnight.

The bill ...

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Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

April 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...