Law & Justice

November 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures on Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and ...

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BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Rosanne Nelson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sacred Heart University in Connecticut in response to her daughter, Caitlin’s, death last year. The college student died several days after choking during a pancake eating contest held on campus in 2017. She was 20 at ...

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Defendant Also Took Part in Creating Mirai and clickfraud Botnets, Infecting Hundreds of Thousands of Devices with Malicious Software TRENTON, NJ – Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, was ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution, perform 2,500 hours of community service, and serve six months of home ...

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MIDDLESEX, NJ — Kayla R. McDonald, 30, of Scotch Plains, is facing charges of criminal mischief and destruction of school property for damaging the utility systems at the Middlesex Borough school where she teaches, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Matthew P. Geist of the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Following an incident of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti being spray-painted onto the back wall of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS), student leaders organized a rally to condemn hateful acts and  encourage the understanding and embracing of diversity. Among the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council and attendees of the governing body's meeting showed their support of our local, diverse community in a photo taken Monday evening. Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have organized an event to address issues of hate and racism on Tuesday, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.  Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The boy who scrawled a swastika into a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School showed off the symbol of hate to three other youths, two of whom are Jewish, the parent of one of those students said Friday. Nicole Damashek said the boy, who etched the symbol into a bathroom panel, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a Plainfield resident in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday. Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle spoke about the Westfield Police Department during her update at Tuesday night’s town council meeting, saying that a car crash involving a police captain's daughter and the abrupt retirement of Chief David Wayman on Aug. 1 were unrelated, and that an ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital. Redding was driving on Central Avenue when another car, driven ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Plainfield man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his three-week old son, Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday. Tiray Summers, 38, of Plainfield, was charged in the death of his three-week old son, Trayvon Summers, who died ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A former broker and investment adviser Gary Basralian, 70, of Springfield, New Jersey was arrested Wednesda, for allegedly stealing more than $2.1 million from two clients in order to pay for personal expenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Basralian is charged by ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- 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 Ave. in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - James Anglin of Fanwood and Laurie Rando of Scotch Plains recently completed child advocacy training to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children removed from home and placed in foster ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is committed to empowering senior citizens and all other consumers, by providing the information and awareness necessary to protect themselves and their loved ones against fraud. This FedUp (Senior Fraud Education and Protection Program) ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Investigators are seeking the public's help in solving the two-year-old murder of a Rahway sneaker entrepreneur, releasing surveillance videos of the two suspects fleeing the scene, Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. A $10,000 reward is being offered for ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino. Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced on Wednesday that Rebecca Dean, 39, owner of Tiny Tots Therapy Inc. (541 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) was arrested and charged with theft by deception and money laundering. The prosecutor charges that Dean ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Police have arrested a  Plainfield man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate following an argument shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Darin Jose Cano Vasquez, 23, is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 43-year-old ...

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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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WATCHUNG, NJ - Liccardi Ford Lincoln, a car dealer on Route 22 West in Watchung, has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired. Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto Group in Watchung agreed to reimburse ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Arrests of 79 targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California,  NJ Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced on Friday.. “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield man has admitted to being responsible for a shooting that took the life of an innocent bystander in 2015, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Friday. Earlier this week, Abdul Ward, 26, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated manslaughter ...

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This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. with new information. ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour ...

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