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Law & Justice

January 17, 2023

NEWARK, NJ – Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that the State of New Jersey has reached a $128,838 settlement with Beacon Metals, a scrap metal company with locations in Freehold and South Amboy. The settlement resolves allegations that the company shortchanged consumers at its South ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Nearly two years after the January 6, 2021,assault on the U.S. Capitol, the estate of U.S. Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick named former President Donald Trump in an unlawful death lawsuit filed in Washington DC, according to numerous media reports. The $10 million lawsuit ...

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RARITAN BAY, NJ -- As 2022 comes to a close and 2023 begins, TAPinto Raritan Bay is taking a look at the biggest stories of 2022. Today, we revisit the top Law and Justice stories of the year: South Amboy Man Admits to Billing $78K in Fraudulent Fuel Charges at Gas Station Future Police ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has passed the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act. Related: Saint Joseph Graduate Dan Anderl, Son of Federal Judge Esther Salas, Shot and Killed at North Brunswick Home Since his tragic death, Anderl's mother, Judge Esther Salas, has pushed ...

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SAYREVILLE - The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Sayreville Police Department’s Public Safety Emergency Communications Center’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services on Friday, Dec. 2, Acting Police Chief ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – A 22-year-old Perth Amboy man has been charged with first-degree murder after his 4-month-old daughter died last week. Radamez Santana has also been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ — An 18-year-old Sayreville man now faces federal charges, accused of making threats to attack a New Jersey synagogue. It prompted an FBI alert last week for synagogues around the state, causing law enforcement to increase security. Omar Alkattoul, a student at Sayreville War ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a strange case of stalking, killing, and further plotting to commit an additional murder, a local man was sentenced to 55 years in state prison. Kenneth Saal killed his co-worker after stalking her for months and invading her home, and then tried to murder another ...

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SAYREVILLE – As Angela Moat has moved from 911 dispatcher to a member of the auxiliary police to a sergeant with almost 20 years of experience in the Sayreville Police Department, she knows that being a good cop is constantly seeking out ways to do the job better. So for Moat, in line to become ...

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SAYREVILLE - Following the arrest and charges of bribery against Sayreville Democratic chair Tom Pollando, the 19th district legislators have issued a statement describing his alleged behavior as "completely intolerable" and calling for his resignation. Below is a quote from Sen. Joseph F.

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SOUTH RIVER  — Julian Khater, a Trump supporter who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the Jan. 6 attack, according to multiple media reports. Khater, 33, pleaded guilty to ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced Thursday that Thomas V. Pollando, the Sayreville Borough Democratic Chair, has been arrested and charged with accepting bribes. Sayreville Mayor Vicki Kilpatrick is now calling for his resignation from various organizations ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ – Borough Police Chief John Zebrowski, a member of the police department since August of 1988, is retiring at the end of the month. Borough officials are now considering his replacement among three captains in the department. A decision has yet to be made, depending on the results ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- 9/11 survivors and victim family members slammed former President Trump for hosting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament at Trump's National Golf Course in Bedminster Friday morning.  Members of the group 9/11 Justice put together the press conference outside the Clarence ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Eliasel Baez,42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug induced death of Newark Fire Captain Carlos Rivera. Baez is charged with strict liability drug-induced death for distributing a controlled ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ – The manager of a gas station in Metuchen has admitted making approximately $78,000 in fraudulent fuel charges using account information belonging to more than 17 gas station customers, including Amtrak, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Tuesday. Umer Hassan Mir, 40, ...

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SAYREVILLE -  Police Chief John Zebrowski completed his one-year term as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), expressing appreciation to the members and staff who supported his many community-building initiatives. Zebrowski’s term will be remembered for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Creating a police intelligence unit, partnering with other law enforcement agencies, participating in gun buy-back events and other initiatives are showing signs of curbing the recent spate of gun violence in the city, Mayor Jim Cahill said May 26. He also said keeping ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Perth Amboy Chief of Police Lawrence Cattano announced that a Perth Amboy man has been apprehended and charged with the fatal stabbing of Barry Idesis, 47, also of Perth Amboy.  Elbin Rodriguez, 26, was arrested in New York with ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- After Michelle Lodzinski reported that her five-year-old son Timothy Wiltsey vanished from a Sayreville carnival in 1991, detectives embarked on a decades-long investigation until a family member identifies a key piece of evidence pointing to a potential suspect. An all-new ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski and Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced Tuesday that a local man has been arrested and charged for his involvement in a child pornography investigation. William Gober, 53, of Sayreville, was arrested on April 5, 2022, ...

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PARLIN, NJ -- Port Authority Police arrested a Parlin man Friday for using “black-out” curtain that covered the rear license plate of his car  to avoid paying the toll at the Holland Tunnel, according to a report published by NJ.com.  The report said Mark Adam Aponte, 28, of Parlin, was arrested ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A South Amboy husband and wife pleaded guilty in connection with a scheme to market and distribute over $3 million worth of misbranded drugs and unapproved new drugs, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Sylvia Kovaleski, 43, pleaded guilty on March 22 by ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Fourteen brave police officers and supervisors were honored with a state resolution on March 9 at police headquarters, following their heroism in the line of duty. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) joined with Mayor Helmin Caba and Police ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Joseph Mandola of the Old Bridge Police Department have announced that a Sayreville man has been sentenced to prison for causing a fatal motorcycle crash that killed his passenger on Route 35 North in Old Bridge ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A Sayreville man was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to submit false claims to the IRS by filing fraudulent tax returns. U.S. District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson also ordered Luis Crespo, 43, to serve three years of supervised release ...

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SOUTH AMBOY - The call came in to the city's fire department at 2:12 p.m. on Friday.  A house was ablaze at 236 Cedar St. By 2:52 p.m., the fire was extinguished and the family was safe, sheltering with friends, with the support of the city's Office of Emergency Management. Authorities said ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- East Brunswick Township is facing a lawsuit for negligence by the family of a teenage boy who drowned in a municipal pond in 2020. Eshak Khela, the boy’s father, is claiming the township did not properly warn residents to avoid walking on the frozen pond and the police ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law the “Motorbus and Passenger Rail Service Employee Violence Prevention Act,” which is designed to reduce acts of violence against transit employees and to provide transit workers with techniques for de-escalating potentially violent ...

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