Homicide Task Force investigating Plainfield homicide

PLAINFIELD — A homicide in Plainfield is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. The victim, 25-year-old Rashad Daye of Green Brook, was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Several hours earlier, at approximately 5:33 a.m. Wednesday, a Plainfield police officer heard multiple gunshots fired in the area of […]

Three pharmacists surrender licenses amid pending criminal charges in Interstate Prescription Drug Distribution Ring involving Plainfield pharmacy

NEWARK – The State Board of Pharmacy within the Division of Consumer Affairs has suspended the licenses of three pharmacists for their alleged participation in an illegal prescription drug distribution ring involving a pharmacy in Plainfield. The multi-state investigation involving federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, New York and Florida, began […]

Guilty plea entered in shooting of Plainfield 5-year-old

PLAINFIELD — A Somerset County man has pleaded guilty in connection with an incident in which a 5-year-old boy was shot in the face as he walked home from school with his mother in Plainfield earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Jose Rodriguez, 18, of North Plainfield admitted to a count of attempted […]

Two plead guilty in fatal shooting of Plainfield man

PLAINFIELD — Two men have pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in connection with the 2011 shooting death of an innocent bystander outside a Plainfield convenience store, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Jordan Camacho and Laquan Chandler, both Plainfield residents, accepted plea agreements requiring each of them to serve 15 years in state prison, with 85 percent […]

Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Piscataway man convicted of Plainfield burglary

ELIZABETH — A Middlesex County man has been convicted of a burglary charge in connection with a 2011 incident in which a Plainfield resident walked in on the crime in progress, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said yesterday. A Union County jury last week took 23 minutes to find Henry Tukes, 42, of Piscataway, […]