Elizabeth man found guilty of 2004 sexual assaults

ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two female acquaintances six months apart in 2004, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday. A Union County jury deliberated for more than two full days following a three-week trial before finding Clarence Beckett, 33, guilty of two charges of second-degree sexual […]

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 […]

Reward offered for information about armed robbery of Kenilworth coffee shop

UNION COUNTY- Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with the armed robbery of a Kenilworth coffee shop last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said yesterday. The robbery took place at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 […]

Rahway woman charged with vehicular homicide is first case in Essex County involving texting while driving

NEWARK – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Tuesday that Jennifer Sahoye, 35, of Rahway has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal collision that caused the death of Carlos Carvalho, 58, of Elizabeth. On Oct. 10, Sahoye was involved in a fatal crash on Route 1 & 9 in […]

Union County awarded $2.8 million in Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Funds

UNION COUNTY — As Union County continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the county has been awarded $2.8 million dollars as part of the Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program. The State grant program will provide eligible households with up to $15,000 in total assistance for […]

Former NFL Star Irving Fryar indicted on charges he and his mother fraudulently obtained five home equity loans in six days

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced yesterday that former Pro Bowl NFL wide receiver Irving Fryar was indicted today along with his mother on charges that they conspired to steal more than $690,000 by having the mother fraudulently obtain five home equity loans on her home within a six-day period. Fryar, 51, […]

Rahway physician who allegedly indiscriminately prescribed painkillers agrees to temporary license suspension

NEWARK – A psychiatrist who owns a practice in Rahway has agreed to the temporary suspension of his medical license and New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Registration amid allegations that he engaged in repeated acts of negligence, malpractice or incompetence by writing prescriptions for powerful and addictive painkillers without medical justification. Dr. Ranajit Mitra, 61, […]

Elizabeth man charged with vehicular homicide, DWI for accident that killed FDNY firefighter

UNION — An Elizabeth man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated, and other offenses in connection with an accident that killed a New York City firefighter Friday morning, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park has announced. John W. Monteverde, a Queens resident and 56-year-old FDNY veteran with more than three […]

NJ joins Multi-State settlement resolving allegations of deceptive advertising, misleading practices by Discount Clubs

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Thursday that New Jersey will receive approximately $250,000 as a result of its participation in a multi-state settlement with Affinion, as well as its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, that resolves allegations the three companies misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and memberships […]