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Northern State Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Inmate
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth has been charged with second degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an inmate at Northern State Prison, where she was employed as a senior correctional poli
35 Recruits Graduate From Monmouth County Police Academy
Fifteen new police officers and twenty new corrections officers graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy on Thursday, December 13, during a ceremony in Freehold, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced.
Middletown investment manager convicted of $10M Ponzi scheme
A former Middletown fire chief and investment manager was convicted of four crimes Thursday connected to a $10 million Ponzi scheme and running a fund that pilfered the savings of policemen, firemen, and retirement funds for first responders.
Hotel, Car Wash Closer To Approval At Old Toys 'R' Us Site
LANGHORNE, PA — A hotel and car wash got one step closer to approval on the former site of Toys 'R' Us in Langhorne this week. On Wednesday, Middletown Township's zoning hearing board approved four variances requested by developers who want to build a Tru by Hilton hotel and a car wash on the site,
Bambi Baby store in Middletown getting very close to opening day
MIDDLETOWN - Bambi Baby, a baby retailer based in Paterson, hopes to open its first store in Monmouth County in mid January. The store, which Chief Executive Officer Enelio Ortega said on Friday is expected to open between Jan. 15 and 20, is located at the Middletown Marketplace shopping center on R
Gang member suspected of killing firefighter extradited to New York
NEW BRUNSWICK N.J. -- Joseph Desmond, 29, a gang member suspected of killing a New York City firefighter was in court in Friday. He answered questions from a Middlesex County, New Jersey judge.
Woman Assaulted In Highland Park Dec. 7
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — A woman walking in Highland Park was thrown to the ground and assaulted last Friday evening, Dec. 7, Highland Park police said, and they released this artist's sketch of the suspect.
Edison Resident Sentenced to Seven Years in State Prison for Conspiring With Doctor to Supply Opioids to Drug Ring
TRENTON, NJ – A Warren businessman and Edison resident 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. G
Jersey Shore: Police called to Toms River home of Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and Roger Mathews
The relationship between Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Roger Mathews of MTV “Jersey Shore” fame has just gone from bad to worse. Farley filed a restraining order against husband Mathews after a blowup in their Toms River home on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 13.
Edison Police Officer Nicholas Lunetta charged with witness tampering, evidence obstruction
NEW BRUNSWICK – An Edison police officer has turned himself into authorities and was charged with witness tampering. Nicholas R. Lunetta, 31, an Edison Police Officer from Scotch Plains, has been charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing the administration of law
Multiple bomb threats reported in Monmouth and Ocean counties
A wave of bomb threats made across the United States on Thursday, included several to schools and businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties, as part of a hoax to extort bitcoins.
NJ Marijuana Legalization Delayed Again Now That 47 Towns Ban It
The long road toward marijuana legalization in New Jersey continues to lengthen – just as a growing list of towns have passed laws to keep pot out of their towns once it's available in stores.
Man charged with sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl
A Dunellen man was arrested Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl over a recent three-month span at his home, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced.
Police seek man wanted in connection to thefts from Wawa stores
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Police have identified a man wanted in connection to multiple thefts from Wawa stores in the past month. They allege that Eddie Lee Jr., is responsible for the thefts from two Wawa stores on Route 27 on Nov. 19 and Route 535 on Dec. 6.
Monmouth County Prep School Bans Cell Phones During Lunch
LINCROFT, NJ — At a time when many parents are concerned about screen time and how much access their children have to the Internet, a Monmouth County boys' private high school is taking an unusual step: Banning cell phones and laptops during lunchtime.
Harding Township School janitor — a Dunellen man — charged with sexually assaulting girl, 6
DUNELLEN - A 61-year-old borough man, who was employed as a school custodian in Morris County, has been charged with inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl. Arnoldo Veliz-Chamale was arrested and charged Thursday with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and two counts o
Suspect in FDNY road rage death being extradited to New York
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The man believed to be responsible for killing an off-duty FDNY firefighter in a road rage incident will return to New York after a brief court appearance in New Jersey Friday.
Former Madison Cop Charged With Evidence Tampering: Prosecutor
MADISON, NJ - Former Madison Police Officer Nicholas R. Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was arrested Wednesday and charged with tampering with evidence and the obstruction of a criminal investigation, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police
No Weed Shops in These Ocean and Monmouth County Towns !
"If legalization does happen, these towns would not be able to prevent residents who are at least 21 year old from possessing small amounts of weed and using it in a private residence. But they can prevent marijuana businesses from growing and selling in their limits" NJ.Com.
Middlesex County Sheriff Warns Of Scam Targeting Residents
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to be aware of a continuing phone scam that is targeting the area. In the most recent scam calls, the caller (sometimes via voice message) uses the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office information and identifies himself or