Law & Justice

December 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  –  A Warren businessman who operated a hearing aid company was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring with a doctor to supply a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced ...

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  NEW BRUNSWICK - A 78-year-old former Warren doctor was sentenced to 10 years in prison for supplying a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Monday.   Dr. George Beecher, an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church has been convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home. A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The  arrest of Segundo F. Rimarachin-Ipanaq, age 47 of Lawrence Avenue, North Plainfield, on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A 28-year-old Basking Ridge resident has been arrested on charges of narcotics distribution. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bernards Township Chief of Police Michael Shimsky ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff's officers made 38 arrests over a three-day period in an effort to collect delinquent child support payments. Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano said the sweep occurred Oct. 23-25 and involved 41 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served ...

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    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of his mother, ...

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UNION, NJ – An explosive lawsuit, naming the Union High School principal and members of the administration as defendants, was filed late last week on behalf of Union’s Director of Athletics alleging harassment and discrimination. The Watchung Hills girls soccer team is set to face Union on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Following the tragic death of a local teen, Senator Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died on Feb. 4, 2017 during a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania. Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The FBI intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's Camden office, according to officials. The FBI confirmed yesterday morning, October 26, that a suspicious package — similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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  NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide  was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - A Warren real estate investor, a Watchung builder, and a Millington real estate settlement attorney were arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges in connection with their alleged roles in a mortgage fraud scheme using “straw buyers” to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A nine-month-long investigation into alleged prostitution at massage establishments in town led to the arrests of four parlor managers this week, authorities said. Authorities charged Qingxia Zhu, 28, of Westfield, Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Xiaoman Zhang, 56, of Watchung, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Warren Township doctor has pleaded guilty to charges that he supplied a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone and faces a recommended sentence of 10 years in state prison, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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