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Christmas Brings Many Shoplifting Charges in Woodbridge NJ

27 December, 2016by jmarshall

The Christmas season brings both good and bad when it comes to shopping in Woodbridge New Jersey. While thousands visit Woodbridge Center Mall and other retail venues in the township during the holiday, it also attracts individuals interested in opportunities to shoplift. This was precisely the case over the last several weeks where a slew of suspects were arrested for shoplifting in the Township of Woodbridge. The majority of the charges involved a disorderly persons offense although many were also the result of a felony offense, usually in the form... Read More»

Theft Charges Result In Conviction in New Brunswick

26 December, 2016by jmarshall

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office is particularly aggressive when the victim of a theft offense or other criminal act is elderly. The motivation is understandable given that our seniors are often less equipped to deal with deceptive conduct than younger adults. This was the scenario that was recently confronted in the case of a 88 year old New Brunswick resident who was defrauded into conveying the deed to her house to the 53 year old defendant. Prosecution of the case resulted in a conviction for third degree theft by deception.... Read More»

Woodbridge Man Arrested For Bring Drugs To Jail Is No Surprise To Me

3 December, 2016by jmarshall

I received a telephone call less than a month ago from mother seeking representation for her son who was in a residential substance abuse facility in conjunction with participation in drug court. While waiting for a bed at the facility, the individual, who is now a client, was incarcerated at the Monmouth County Adult Correction Facility. His mother and grandmother had made a significant number of deposits and payments to various inmates at the request of my client. Detectives wanted to question my client about these payments on suspicion that... Read More»

Field Sobriety Checkpoints During The Holiday Season

3 December, 2016by jmarshall

It seems like every holiday season some law enforcement agency is ramping up DWI enforcement. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office has indicated that police departments have been provided with additional funding to conduct field sobriety checkpoints (a.k.a. DWI roadblocks). The goal of this measure is to promote roadway safety by deterring driving while intoxicated and operating under the influence of drugs. If you were arrested and charged with DWI/DUI as a result of a checkpoint, there are a few things you should know. The first thing is that all hope... Read More»

Woodbridge Marijuana Distribution Arrest Warrants Discussion Of Search & Seizure

3 December, 2016by jmarshall

Sometimes you just have to shake your head when you read about why someone was drawn to the attention of police. The most recent incident of this nature is out of Woodbridge where two out-of-state residents had an encounter with police as a result of littering at the Thomas Edison Service Area. The ensuing investigation resulted in seizure of approximately fifty (50) pounds of marijuana and charges for distribution of marijuana in the first degree. Bail was set at $300,000. The defendants now face penalties that include 10-20 years in... Read More»

South Plainfield Murder Suspect Will Undoubtedly Be Exposed To An Extended Term Of Incarceration

27 November, 2016by jmarshall

The extreme was just encountered in South Plainfield with the arrest of David Ghigliotty on suspicion of murder. Individuals being charged with criminal homicide is far from commonplace in this Middlesex County borough. Mr. Ghigliotty is accused of using an illegal handgun to shoot another male resulting in death. He is currently being held at the Middlesex County Jail on a bail of $1.5 million. One of the more publicized issues surrounding this arrest stems from the fact that the defendant has over 15 prior arrests. The most recent offense... Read More»

Old Bridge Man Arrested for Burglary in South Brunswick

29 April, 2015by bcampbell

Two men, one from Old Bridge and one from Whiting, were arrested on Monday April 27 on burglary charges in South Brunswick. William Reed, of Old Bridge, and Darryl Naughton, of Whiting, were allegedly found standing by a parked vehicle outside of a burglarized home, and leaving the home with a jar full of change in hand. South Brunswick police found Reed and Naughton at the home when upon responding to a call from a neighbor who reported the suspicious vehicle, which she saw parked in her neighbor’s driveway with... Read More»

Woodbridge Man Arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Heroin in Paterson

29 April, 2015by bcampbell

David Dyson, 35, of Woodbridge, was arrested on the evening of Saturday, April 25 when Paterson police stopped the vehicle he was riding in for multiple traffic violations, including speeding. Dyson asked officers to allow him to get his chewing tobacco, and as Dyson reached for his tobacco, that’s when officers allegedly spotted a bag of marijuana in plain sight in the vehicle. Dyson was asked to exit the vehicle, and two more bags allegedly containing marijuana were found in his pockets. Upon searching Dyson when they placed him under... Read More»

New Brunswick Investigation Reveals Heroin Ring

12 January, 2015by jmarshall

An investigation that took place corresponding to the November 24th event, whereby, a 24 year old woman who lived in Trenton was shot down, led to a concentrated effort by the police which resulted in detainment of 9 people. They were caught in possession of 1200 packets of heroin which were taken into custody along with the closure of a ‘mill’ which is suspected of manufacturing heroin illegally. This suspected mill was noticed while a research was being carried out at 289 and 291 Seaman Street. The former reason behind... Read More»

Asian Indian Families Found Victim To Third Home-Invasion Robbery

18 November, 2014by jmarshall

Middlesex County home invasion robbery are becoming more common as a third case that occurred in the old bridge area on Tuesday night was reported, being similar to two recent cases of violent break-ins in the area. The similarity of the cases is pretty alarming as the victims of all the three home invasion robbery cases are the Asian Indian families of the locality. The police spokesman of the Old Bridge police showed his concern and said that the similarity of the cases suggests that the suspects might be the... Read More»