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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 a weapon for an unlawful purpose
  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Conspiracy to commit murder

The reason for the shooting was not made public by the authorities.

According to the cops, 2 individuals used sledgehammers to enter into a building and they both were charged for burglary and criminal mischief. They are charged for possession of burglar’s tools as well.

A 38-year-old is sentenced to spend 25 years in jail for killing his son in 2013.

A former corrections officer was accused of sexually abusing a female inmate for which he is convicted and was sentenced to spend 3 years in jail.

3 individuals have been indicted on charges in a death caused due to overdose of the drugs; these men were the seller of the drugs.

According to the authorities, a 48-year-old Palmyra man, for whom the cops have an arrest warrant for child pornography, was found growing marijuana in his home.

A 19-year-old Trenton man surrendered as he was on the wanted list. He failed to appear in court two times as was summoned on charges of receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing.

A 29-year-old Shamong man, who was reported many times for wandering naked in the streets, was caught by the police. He was wearing just tennis shoes and was naked when cops saw him and they took him into custody.

Source: www.NJ.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.