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Murders On The Rise In New Jersey Despite Decrease In Overall Crime Rate
Date: May 24, 2017

TRENTON – A report released by the State Police showed a decrease of 5 percent in the crime rate in New Jersey in 2015. The credit goes to law enforcement as cops made efforts in coping with the number of crimes. The report showed a decrease of 5 percent in the overall crime rate as compared to the rate in the previous year, but the rate of murder offense increased 4 percent. The Uniform crime report released every year is prepared gathering data given by every law enforcement agency working in the state. This time, the report was released late… Read More

New Jersey Week In Crime – 5 May
Date: May 15, 2017

The following crimes were reported in New Jersey in the week ending 5 May: Police charged a firefighter for murder after a shooting incident that happened in Paterson. Cops were on the lookout for a man since many months as he was reported for exposing himself to people in many cases. He was eventually taken into custody. Both offenders are among the group of individuals who were charged with, convicted of, or sentenced in the past week for being involved in different offenses. A firefighter accused of killing a 39-year-old man has been charged for multiple crimes including: Possession of… Read More

Crime In New Jersey Down By 5 Percent But Rapes And Homicides Are Up
Date: May 2, 2017

Data collected by State police showed that crime in New Jersey has reduced 5% from the previous year. The violent crime rate decreased almost 4% and non-violent crime rate reduced 5%. The overall crime rate decreased to 160,000 which increased back in 2011. The number of violent crimes reported was 22,000. The rate of homicides increased 1% and the rate of rapes increased 7%. The rate of assault and robbery cases reduced. Robbery cases are down by 8%, while assault cases reduced by 2%. Data for simple assault was also gathered and was a part of the crime report; the… Read More

39-Year-Old New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Assault By Motor Vehicle While DUI
Date: April 13, 2017

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – 39-year-old Timothy J. Babbitt is behind bars as he admitted that he caused a DUI accident that left a woman with life-threatening injuries. On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault by motor vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol and related counts. He admitted that he was under the influence of alcohol when his van rear-ended a motorcycle travelling on Route 611 in Doylestown Township. The accident happened on 12th of October and the woman was left with serious injuries for which she has undergone multiple surgeries. She was thrown away on the ground… Read More

Millville Officer Facing Multiple Charges After Leaving Accident Scene
Date: April 6, 2017

MILVILLE – 31-year-old Michael D. McLaughlin, a Millville officer, has been charged for DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving after he caused an accident on 17th of March. The location of the accident was the area of West Main Street and Lisa Marie Terrace. The accident happened at about 10:58 p.m. According to a report, McLaughlin was behind the wheel of a Dodge sport utility vehicle. It was not confirmed what the condition of the officer was while driving and why he left the accident spot. Mayor Michael Santiago said, “I’m proud of the Millville Police… Read More

Teacher At Hudson County Prep Charged With Sex Crimes On 3 Students
Date: March 16, 2017

According to the authorities, 31-year-old Francisco Pereira, who was a teacher at Hudson County Prep has been charged with sexually harassing 3 female students at the Montgomery Street high school. The teacher was taken into custody last week on the multiple charges in which criminal sexual contact and endangerment was also included. On 16th of February, he harassed a 19-year-old girl and when the investigators started their work of knowing about the case; it was revealed that 2 other 17-year-old students were also harassed by him. What exactly Pereira did with the students was not made public. His charges included: Three… Read More

New Jersey Man Sexually Assaulted 13-Year-Old Child In Solebury
Date: March 6, 2017

Police confirmed on Monday that Saul Nathan, who is employed as the animal control officer in Princeton and has worked with the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad in the past, sexually assaulted a 13-year-old child in Solebury. The assault case happened on the 3rd of February for which the offender was charged with: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of an individual below the age of 16 years Statutory sexual assault of an individual 11-year-old or older Second-degree felony sexual assault A separate incident of the same kind happened at the same place in the month of January for which 21-year-old… Read More

New Jersey Week In Crime – 10 February
Date: February 21, 2017

A Burlington County man charged for killing his former employer made the headline last week; a woman was accused of stealing her mother’s death benefits. Both individuals were included in the group of people who were either taken into custody, charged or convicted of an offense in New Jersey in the past week. A 42-year-old man was indicted for killing his former employer. It is believed that the victim was shot for robbery. A 32-year-old man was sentenced to a lifetime in prison for stabbing a dancer. He was convicted of murder. The investigators succeeded in knowing the truth that… Read More

New Jersey Crime Sweep Leads To The Arrest Of 150+ Fugitives
Date: January 30, 2017

HAMILTON, N.J. – According to an announcement made Wednesday by New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino, more than 150 fugitives were arrested in an ongoing crime sweep over the past 3 months. These fugitives were part of the state’s most wanted fugitives. The goal of the bust was to target the state’s most dangerous and violent offenders. It also aimed to bring alleged drug dealers and traffickers to justice. Law enforcement agencies worked with the State police’s Fugitive Task Force to identify and locate the targeted individuals. The ongoing crime spree was started in hopes to make the neighborhoods safer.… Read More

32-Year-Old New Jersey Man Charged With Massachusetts Homicide
Date: January 16, 2017

FITCHBURG, Mass. – According to authorities, a 32-year-old Newark, New Jersey, resident has been charged for fatally beating a man inside his Massachusetts apartment. The suspect then set the victim’s apartment on fire to cover his tracks. The suspect was arrested and is being held without bail. The suspect, identified as Jose Crespo, arrived for his arraignment Thursday in Fitchburg District Court where the judge entered not guilty pleas to murder and other charges on his behalf. According to prosecutors, the suspect was one of the two masked and armed men who demanded entrance to Kevin Cabrera’s Fitchburg apartment. The… Read More