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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»

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»