Law & Justice

March 7, 2019

WARETOWN - A Waretown man was charged Tuesday with possessing and distributing child pornography.  Michael D'Elia, 40, had over 1,000 images of child pornography on devices in his home, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. After a four month investigation by the Prosecutors Office ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 19-year-old township resident has been arrested and charged with assaulting an 81-year-old man wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat while shopping at the ShopRite supermarket on Elizabeth Avenue on Monday. Ryan M. Salvagno, 19 of Amwell Road has been charged with ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford TownshipPolice Department  announced on Thursday, February 21 that it is joining theNeighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/stafford ) to provide the Stafford Township community with real-time, local crime and safety ...

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TRENTON -  The Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton, under the leadership of Bishop David M. O'Connell recently announced a list of former priests credibly charged with sexual abuse.  That list came out on February 13.  On Monday, February 18, an updated list which listed the churches where the ...

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TOMS RIVER – A Little Egg Harbor contractor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $247,000 from eight homeowners who contracted his services after Superstorm Sandy. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said the state will seek a 5-year prison term for contractor Peter Rinaldi, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - A Barnegat residet, Curtis Geather, 33 was arrested on February 7, 2019 by Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Narcotics Strike Force, as well as Detectives from the Berkeley Township Police Department, the Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D.

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SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Police Department reported the arrest of two men after a thorough investigation by Patrolman Biester and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.  The two men are held responsible for selling heroin to a victim who overdosed and died on April 15, 2108.  The victim was a 40 ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Police Departmetn released a report today of the arrest of William Harlfinger Jr.  The Ship Bottom department, Surf City and Ocean County Sheriff K9 Unit executed a search warrent at a home on West 5th Street in the early hours of January 29. . Two guns, assorted ...

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TOMS RIVER  - A Stafford Township man was arrested Wednesday for his alleged role in a drug-induced death, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office announced. The Prosecutor's Office announced that Jobe M. Bizzarro, 27, of Stafford Township was charged after an investigation of the death of Steven ...

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TRENTON - George Gilmore, one of New Jersey's top political figures has been accused of federal tax evasion and owing more than $1.5 million while spending lavishly on vacations and multiple homes. Gilmore, the Republican chairman from Ocean County, faces a six-count indictment . He is charged ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT - Two former Barnegat Light fishermen who recently moved to the West Coast were two of the three fishermen who died after their boat capsized Tuesday night off the Oregon coast. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that a response was made to a call for a fishing vessel that needed ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - On July 4, a Yardley, Pennsylvania was charged with simple assault against a local beach badge checker.  The Long Beach Township Police Department responded and investigated that alleged act of assault on the beach badge checker.  The police investigated resulted in the ...

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STAFFORD - Thursday’s shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom elicited a range of emotions from journalists all over the nation.  But how does the incident mean for the next generation of journalists? Here is what students and recent graduates of the Jandoli School of Communication at St.

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TOMS RIVER - Alan D. Harbatuk, 71 formerly of Hillsborough, NJ was found guilty by an Ocean Coutny jury of one count of 2nd degree Sexual Assault on June 20.  Harbatuk was convicted of engaging in sexual relations with a 15 year old in 2003 both in Barnegat at the Citta Boy Scout camp and in ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Having voted against illegal aliens receiving in-state tuition and tuition assistance, the 9th District Delegation will be voting against providing driver’s licenses to persons in our country illegally if and when the bill is voted on by the State ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and local law enforcement will host a highly valuable session to help local ...

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LITTLE EGG HARBOR TWP. — Ocean County experts will provide residents an in-depth look into the opioid epidemic ravaging the county and the state at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The town ...

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TRENTON – On Thursday, April 27 the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and its state and federal partners charged three new defendants with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. There have been 112 cases charged by the office since March ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - It is clear from headlines that child abuse and neglect is a nationwide tragedy – and the impacts reverberate to us all. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we would like to take the opportunity to bring awareness to this issue. Approximately 702,000 ...

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