Law & Justice

June 24, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — A settlement has been reached between the borough and former Caldwell Police Lt. Michael Geary.  Geary had brought suit against Caldwell and Chief of Police James Bongiorno making claims of a hostile work environment and acts of discrimination and retaliation.  The suit was ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta announced during Tuesday's council meeting that a complaint was filed on June 14 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division: Essex County, on behalf of the Township of West Caldwell against the Borough of Caldwell. West Caldwell is being ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — On behalf of the borough of Caldwell, the law firm of Connell Foley LLP filed a Verified Complaint in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Law Division today claiming Roseland is indebted to the Caldwell Sewerage Utility in the amount of $666,082.91. Specifically, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona. The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — A Roseland police officer who resides in West Caldwell is facing numerous charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, West Caldwell Police Chief Dennis Capriglione Jr. and Roseland Police Captain ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men admitted conspiring to defraud two banks of $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Alexander Varice, 22, and Dashawn Duncan, 27, both of South Orange, and Nasheed Jackson, 24, of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — A 34-year-old Morristown resident who has been heavily involved in the Livingston Soccer Club over the last several years and most recently served as a volunteer coach at Livingston High School in the fall of 2020 has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on ...

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PATERSON, NJ — A 30-year-old Clifton man has been arrested and charged with four counts involving distributing, maintaining and possessing images of suspected child pornography.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, Christopher ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Fairfield woman who documented her activity on her Facebook page has been charged after an FBI investigation with taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago. Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with unlawful entry and violent ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Benjamin Avrut, 35, of Maplewood, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his mother.  Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II made the announcement today as part of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A warehouse manager for a medical supply company based in Fairfield recently was charged with stealing $127,000 worth of medical equipment. On Dec. 11, the Fairfield Police Department arrested Brian Katz, 50, of Suffern, N.Y. and charged him with the theft of medical equipment.

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two residents of Cedar Grove who were employed by a Fairfield business--includng the owner of AJ's Lunchbox in West Caldwell--were arrested last week on a variety of fraud charges that allegedly relate to the theft of more than $1 million. The Fairfield Police Department ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Cedar Grove resident who has been a soldier in the Lucchese Crime Family admitted on Wednesday that he planned and carried out an aggravated assault on the current husband of one of the former stars of the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey." According to an ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — A West Caldwell U.S. Postal Service carrier was one of four men arrested Wednesday in a scheme to steal mail, commit credit card fraud and defraud the United States Postal Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.   The Caldwell Police Department Detective Bureau ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A hypnotist with a practice in Fairfield faces sexual assault charges, it was announced Thursday. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that Robert Bruckner, a hypnotist based in Fairfield, was arrested and charged Wednesday with sexual assault, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Former Montclair Councilor Renee Baskerville has issued a statement regarding a recent matter that occurred in Montclair, where a woman called the police on her neighbors following a dispute that she initiated on their property. The story made national headlines after video was ...

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