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 […]

State approves three additional school construction projects in Essex and Union counties

TRENTON –The Christie Administration yesterday announced the approval of five projects to be added to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority’s Capital Portfolio that will remedy the needs of students in some of the state’s neediest districts. The projects, approved at the Jan. 2, SDA Board of Directors Meeting, became part of the portfolio following […]

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 […]