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North Plainfield MS-13 Member Admits to Killing Plainfield Man

September 18, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a 22 year-old Plainfield resident, Andres Chach, in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Tuesday.

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) clique of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, ...

Green Brook Man and Sister Sentenced and Ordered to Pay $1,066,830 Restitution for $3.7 Million Mail Fraud, US Attorney Says

TRENTON, NJ – A brother and sister, from Green Brook and Matawan, were sentenced to federal prison terms for their respective roles in running a multi-million dollar fraudulent invoice scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Wednesday.

Shevandra Verasawmi, 38, of Matawan, was sentenced to 87 months in prison and Vishallie Verasawmi, 37, of Green Brook, was sentenced to 48 ...

North Plainfield Man Among 20 Charged in $100K Heroin Bust, North Plainfield Address Searched, Prosecutor Says

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield address was searched and a resident arrested after a long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield, acting Union County ...

Two Suspects Wanted for North Plainfield Homicide Captured Trying to Flee to Mexico

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– Two additional people have been arrested on charges stemming from a North Plainfield homicide while trying to flee to Mexico, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on ...

Got Him: Third Suspect Wanted for North Plainfield Homicide Surrenders, Charges Upgraded Prosecutor Says

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The third suspect wanted in the homicide death of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24-year, of North Plainfield, has surrendered to police and charges have been upgraded to one suspect already in custody, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of ...

Man Arrested in Connection With Attempted Sexual Assault of Warren Woman, Prosecutor Says

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Washington Valley Park, off Miller Lane, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Saturday.

Elvin Martinez, 18, was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third degree criminal restraint, fourth degree criminal coercion and simple assault in the Aug. 16 ...

Three Men Charged in North Plainfield Homicide, One Remains at Large

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men were charged in relation to the on-going homicide investigation of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24, of North Plainfield, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William ...

Suspect Indicted for Attempted Murder in Sword Attack

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville resident has been indicted for attempted murder and faces other charges in connection with a sword attack on June 13.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the return of a Grand Jury Indictment charging Jared Razzano,  35, of North 9th Avenue, with one count of 1st degree Attempted Murder, arising from a dispute over a parking ...

Nanny Found Guilty of Abusing 9-Month-Old Infant in Bernards Township

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense. 

The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela Borkowski, J.S.C.  The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 27.

Somerset ...

Six Charged in $500,000 Luxury Car Theft Ring, One Stolen from Warren Township

NEWARK, NJ -  Six individuals were charged with stealing eight cars in a multi-county $500,000 high-end car theft ring, including one from Warren Township, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan announced Tuesday.

All the cars were ...

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