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New Brunswick Man Steals SUV and Rams Vehicles To Get Away

18 November, 2014by jmarshall

Trying to escape, a man in New Brunswick, who had stolen a car while driving it on a sidewalk in an attempt to escape, ended up ramming several vehicles which included two police cars. The stolen vehicle was a black Kia SUV. After a short chase down the 22 year old Robert White Jr. was arrested by the police at around 12:30 p.m. According to the police reports a black Kia SUV, 2008 model was reported stolen. The owner of the vehicle started chasing the SUV in his red Volvo... Read More»

Takedown On Heroin Trafficking Results In The Arrest of 14 People

17 November, 2014by jmarshall

14 Members of a major drug trafficking group accountable for “substantial quantities” of crack cocaine and heroin were caught on Thursday with the arrest of 14 people in the areas of Monmouth, Ocean and some Middlesex counties as reported by the U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman during a press conference after the arrests were made. In the complaints received by the police, 22 members were charged with conspiracy regarding the distribution of heroin. Two leaders of the conspiracy – Herve Cadet, also known as “Gotti” or “Bro,” 22, of Neptune and... Read More»

Edison Woman Arrested In Multi-Million Dollar Prostitution Ring

20 October, 2014by bcampbell

A woman was recently arrested for a million dollar prostitution ring in Middlesex County. Aged 44, Deanna Ruiz was sentenced in New Brunswick by Judge Michael A. Toto in the Superior Court. This was after she pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering. Ruiz was one of the six adults who were arrested following an intensive investigation by the Woodbridge Police Department. The investigation uncovered that Ruiz was operating an internet prostitution service. The clients were called to a motel in Woodbridge, and other motels around New Jersey. It was determined... Read More»

Edison Mayor Received a Ticket For Using His Cellphone While Driving

20 October, 2014by bcampbell

New Jersey Law states that drivers are only allowed to use their cell phones with one hand on the steering wheel, if the drivers fear for their safety or if the drivers are in the process of reporting something to the authorities, for example; an emergency situation following a traffic accident, or reporting a drunk driver. Even though drivers are allowed to use Bluetooth devices, the driver is given no leeway under the law for situations in which he/she is fixing the Bluetooth device. In June, Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey’s... Read More»

New Jersey sex crimes bill passes in assembly committee

16 June, 2014by jmarshall

New Jersey has long been a leader in the national crackdown on sex crimes against minors. The national notification law known as "Megan's Law" was based on New Jersey law. Recently, a committee of the New Jersey legislature unanimously passed a new bill that would result in increased penalties against individuals charged with sex crimes against minors. The new bill, known as the Jessica Lunsford Act, would classify any aggravated sexual assault on a person under the age of 13 as a first-degree crime. It also imposes a minimum term... Read More»

New Jersey assemblyman claims DWI arrest falsified

16 June, 2014by jmarshall

A traffic stop can be an anxious situation for anyone -- especially when people are told they have committed a crime that they are not guilty of. That was precisely the situation a New Jersey State Assemblyman claims to have experienced during his DWI arrest in July. The assemblyman was on his way to lunch when he was pulled over by a Washington Township police officer. The officer claimed the assemblyman had cut him off and insisted on a field sobriety test. Feeling the demand was without merit, the assemblyman... Read More»

New Jersey woman charged with insurance fraud

16 June, 2014by jmarshall

A 42-year old New Jersey woman was charged with third degree insurance fraud this week. The county fraud unit received a referral from an insurance company that one of its insured clients had disclosed fraud. Reportedly, the woman has "made material misrepresentation in obtaining her motor vehicle insurance policies since 1999," claiming to be a single woman in a household without another driver. In this 10-plus year period, she had acquired an insurance policy she would have been ineligible for due to her spouse's driving record. By paying this lower... Read More»

New Jersey man facing strict penalties for drug conviction

16 June, 2014by jmarshall

New Jersey does not take drug related offenses lightly - convictions come with strict penalties. The state Attorney General has recently echoed this sentiment saying that the state is "aggressively targeting" drug distribution, whether by "individual dealers...or major networks with gang ties." A Woodbridge man was recently convicted on multiple drug charges, stemming from a September arrest in which he attempted to sell a kilo of cocaine to an undercover police officer. During that incident, the man and his friend were arrested at his place of residence. He was convicted... Read More»

New Jersey cop pleads guilty in misconduct trial

16 June, 2014by jmarshall

New Jersey cop pleads guilty in misconduct trial Arrests based on evidence found during police searches must follow very strict guidelines. New Brunswick residents may be alarmed by the facts of a case recently heard in the Superior Court. This case illustrates the need for a strong criminal defense - especially when police misconduct may be involved. An Eatontown police officer was on trial for criminal coercion and tampering with physical evidence after requesting sexual favors from a woman he arrested for theft last year. The officer had offered to... Read More»

Video to be used in beating lawsuit against officers

16 June, 2014by jmarshall

A 19-year-old Bronx man has filed civil rights charges against two New York police officers. The young man had been charged with assault, but his case was dismissed after the grand jury viewed a video shot by a neighbor the night of the incident. The video appears to show two New York police officers holding a young man to the floor of his apartment, with one repeatedly punching him in the face. This clip may be the crucial piece of evidence in the young man's case against the officers. The... Read More»