Law & Justice

May 28, 2020

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"No other state was taking these 'drastic' steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in jails." - Gov. Murphy TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey officials are also taking unprecedented action to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to in-state correctional facilities. As many as 1,000 low-level ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A former executive at a New Jersey publication company pleaded guilty today to defrauding the company by embezzling millions of dollars for his personal benefit, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nestor Charriez, 60, of Scotch Plains, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A bill that would eliminate mandatory driver’s license suspensions as a penalty for various crimes and offenses that are in no way related to safely operating a motor vehicle was approved Thursday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The legislation is sponsored by Assembly ...

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SCOTCH PLAIN/FANWOOD, NJ -- The fallout from the social media post of a Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School freshman posed in blackface in front of a Confederate flag has made it to New York local television as WNBC-TV's Ida Segal covered last nights Board of Education Meeting in Scotch ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- A Fanwood man has been charged with being under the influence of drugs when he caused a motor vehicle collision that left a 94-year-old woman dead and two others injured in Union earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo and Union Police Director Daniel ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- A Roselle man has been charged in connection with arson incidents committed last week in Linden, where the Scotch Plains Fire Department sent vehicles and personnel to help battle the blazes. Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart ...

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RAHWAY, NJ -- The Rahway man who admitted to distributing a batch of fentanyl-laced crack cocaine that killed three people and hospitalized numerous others during a span of a single day in 2017 has been sentenced to 13 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A three-week regional search for the primary suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred in Plainfield during Memorial Day Weekendhas resulted in an arrest, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport announced Monday. Djuan Gamble, 26, has been charged with first-degree ...

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New AAA Foundation research shows an estimated 14.8 million Americans report driving within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days WAYNE, NJ -- Nearly 70% of Americans think it’s unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana, according to a new AAA ...

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