Plainfield man federally charged with robbing one bank and attempting to rob another in Linden

NEWARK — A Union County man who allegedly robbed one bank and attempted to rob another at gunpoint has been charged federally, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Marlon Peek, 39, of Plainfield, has been charged by complaint with one count of bank robbery, one count of attempted bank robbery, and one count of using and brandishing a firearm […]

Brangaccio to present pastels at Swain Galleries in May

PLAINFIELD — “Pastel Perspectives III” is part three of Nancy Brangaccio’s ongoing series of interior still life pastels. Her solo show at Swain Galleries opens May 2 and runs through May 30. Brangaccio is noted for her tight composition and the intense colors achievable with pastels. The artist aims for a very clear, elegant simplicity to […]

Two Plainfield men convicted of sexual assault of mentally disabled woman

PLAINFIELD — A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against two Plainfield men who sexually assaulted a severely mentally disabled woman a little more than four years ago before leaving her outside in a snowstorm, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced. Edward Woodson, 34, and Marcal Campbell, 34, were convicted of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and […]

Man sentenced to 16 years for attack on police officer

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison for brutally attacking a police officer on a city street in 2012, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Feb. 4. Andre Henderson, who was 35 at the time of the attack, must serve at least 85 percent of […]

Plainfield woman sentenced to 87 months in prison for role as lookout, getaway driver in armed bank robberies

NEWARK — A Plainfield woman was sentenced to 87 months in prison for playing a role in three armed robberies of banks in Somerset and Middlesex counties, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Andrea Dorsey, 54, of Plainfield, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging her with three counts of bank robbery. McNulty imposed the sentence […]

Plainfield man sentenced to 21 years for violent sexual assault

PLAINFIELD — A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison for a violent sexual assault that took place in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Edwin Chimilio-Calletano, 32, also will be under parole supervision for life, according to the terms imposed Friday morning by state Superior Court Judge Joseph Donohue. Following […]