Law & Justice

December 10, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A sitting member of the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) has initiated a lawsuit against more than a dozen residents, including current and former board colleagues.  In court documents obtained by TAPinto South Plainfield, borough residents Deborah and Robert ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville high school teacher was arrested on charges of engaging in inappropriate conduct and sexual contact with several high school students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement Friday afternoon Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, the wood shop teacher ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge pleaded guilty to first degree aggravated manslaughter of his ex-wife Giorgina Nigro announced Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. The brutal slaying took place back in July of 2015. The death of Giorgina Nigro ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community. "He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother  and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to charges from a crash in which a female passenger on his motorcycle was killed. Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty today to vehicular homicide for the crash last July 4 in South Plainfield in which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to charges from a crash in which a female passenger on his motorcycle was killed. Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty today to vehicular homicide for the crash last July 4 in South Plainfield in which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Freddy S. Garcia Jr. of Piscataway has been charged with the hit and run death of a popular New Brunswick High School vice-principal. According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department, Garcia Jr., 21, has been ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, was walking ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former FBI agent will be placed on probation after admitting in court today he took photographs of a 22-year-old woman while she was in store dressing room, authorities said Danuel S. Brown, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty to a single count of fourth-degree invasion of ...

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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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New Brunswick, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that joint investigations with police departments in Edison, Piscataway, and South Plainfield has led to the arrest of four men in connection with the seizure of illegal drugs. Arrested and charged with a variety of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex Borough man is being held on charges that he supplied the drugs to a 31-year-old man who died from an overdose more than two years ago. James Dimino, 33, was charged with a single count of strict liability for a drug induced death and a single count of ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Eight Rutgers students have been arrested and received numerous charges resulting from credit card fraud in a conspiracy to commit theft by deception.  The students hail from a variety of locations in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C.

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a crime that echoes television scripts, a man and woman were arrested in a conspiracy to commit the murder of the man's ex-wife, a resident of North Brunswick.  The person they hired for the job, however, was an undercover police officer. According to a statement from ...

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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, ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Somerset County Superior Court Judge ordered the township to turn over documents relating to notification of a discrimination lawsuit to the TAP Into Franklin Township online newspaper, court records show. "At a time when public confidence in our government and ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Somerset County Superior Court Judge ordered the township to turn over documents relating to notification of a discrimination lawsuit to the TAP Into Franklin Township online newspaper, court records show. "At a time when public confidence in our government and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  After attacking a woman and three children during the spring and summer of 2016, a local man has been convicted and sentenced for sex crimes in Middlesex County. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a 40-year old man from Franklin Township has ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ –   The number of domestic violence complaints in New Jersey has been growing.  A 2015 report from the state courts puts the number that year at 32,691, a 950-case increase from the previous year.  In 2016, there were 52 domestic violence-related deaths statewide.  East Brunswick's ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  A jury in Middlesex County Court earlier this month ruled in favor of the South Plainfield resident attacked by a dog at Spring Lake Park nearly three years ago. According to plaintiff Katie Stilo, both the property owner and the owner of the dog were found to be negligent ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree, authorities announced on January 3. Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including ...

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