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Recent Crime News
Friday Jan 20 | via The Jersey Journal
NEW BRUNSWICK -- A former Edison officer will serve probation for recruiting three other officers in a plan to get payback on another cop over a drunk driving arrest. Michael A. Dotro, the 39-year-old ex-cop authorities say was at the center of a handful of alleged retaliation schemes, including firebombing a supervisor's house , was sentenced Friday morning to two years of supervised release. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 17 | via The Jersey Journal
NEW BRUNSWICK -- Jury selection is set to start this week in the trial of a North Brunswick man accused of killing his 43-year-old neighbor more than two years ago. Roland Amos, 40, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Brian Hoey on Sept. Comment?
Sunday Jan 15 | via NJ.com
More than nine-in-ten officers nationwide say they have become more concerned about their own safety in the wake of a number of high-profile fatal encounters with law enforcement across the country. (Noah Cohen NEWARK -- Last July, hundreds of people took to the streets in New Brunswick to protest the shooting of Diahlo Grant, 27, who was killed in an exchange of gunfire with Franklin Township police. Comment?
Thursday Jan 12 | via NJ.com
NEW BRUNSWICK -- A Newark man accused of running down a woman with a car in New Brunswick and shooting two people in the same intersection weeks later has been indicted on multiple charges including attempted murder. Demetrius Lee, 33, was arrested in August three days after he opened fire on a 23-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man at Throop Avenue and Delavan Street, authorities have said. Comment?
Saturday Jan 7 | via The Jersey Journal
NEW BRUNSWICK -- A jury will start deliberations early next week to decide the fate of a city man accused of slaying a college student found bludgeoned to death behind a city home in 2014. Closing arguments were heard on Friday in the trial of Timothy Puskas , of New Brunswick, who is charged with murder in connection with the Feb. 14, 2014, brutal beating of 22-year-old William "Billy" McCaw. Comment?
Friday Jan 6 | via USA Today
Mom gets 30 years for murdering son in 1991 Michelle Lodzinski said her son disappeared from a New Jersey carnival; his remains were found a year later. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2i0FsaZ Michelle Lodzinski was sentenced to a 30 year prison term for the 1991 murder of her 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey. Comment?
Friday Jan 6 | via NJ.com
NEW BRUNSWICK --There were no friends or family to speak for Michelle Lodzinski as she appeared for sentencing Thursday in the murder of her 5-year-old son so many years ago. No one was there either to say anything on behalf of the young victim, Timothy Wiltsey, whose disappearance and death became one of the state's most notorious cold unsolved cases. Comment?
Thursday Jan 5 | via The Honolulu Advertiser
Michelle Lodzinski is escorted from the courtroom after being sentenced to 30 years for the 1991 murder of her 5 year-old son Timothy Wiltsey, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Middlesex County Court in New Brunswick, N.J. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.>> A Florida woman convicted of killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991 was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison by a judge who accused her of repeatedly lying about his disappearance. Michelle Lodzinski, who has always maintained her innocence, declined to address the court before she was sentenced in Timothy Wiltsey's death. Comment?
Thursday Jan 5 | via Newsday
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Thursday Jan 5 | via The Jersey Journal
Michelle Lodzinski awaits her sentencing in the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick on Jan. 5, 2017. There was silence in the courtroom as a handcuffed Lodzinski walked in for her sentencing. Comment?
Monday Jan 2 | via NJ.com
NEW BRUNSWICK -- Two former Edison cops who took plea deals for their roles in a revenge plot on another officer have avoided probation. Judge Joseph Paone ordered Brian Favretto, 41, of Brick, and William H. Gesell, 48, of Edison, to pay $325 in fines Friday afternoon in Middlesex County Superior Court over a 2012 plan to get payback against a North Brunswick cop over a drunk driving arrest. Comment?
Monday Dec 26 | via NJ.com
NEW BRUNSWICK -- A Middlesex County man cleared of a conviction that landed him in prison for three years over a BB gun is suing the state for damages, which could pay out upwards of $150,000. The wrongful conviction lawsuit was filed on Dec. 14 in Middlesex County Superior Court after the state appellate court ruled the case against 30-year-old hinged on warrantless search. Comment?
Dec 21, 2016 | via NJ.com
NEW BRUNSWICK -- A 23-year-old Linden woman has been indicted on assault charges after she allegedly bit and spit on a State Police Trooper during her arrest, court records show. Alexis Givens is accused of attacking two troopers over the summer following an alleged fight with a taxi driver, who claims she damaged the inside of the cab during the physical altercation, according to police records. Comment?
Dec 20, 2016 | via The Jersey Journal
NEW BRUNSWICK -- The actor/comedian charged in connection with having a prop airsoft gun without a permit while filming a movie in Woodbridge last year has avoided prison and instead will serve probation. Carlo Goias, 48, whose stage name is Carlo Bellario, was sentenced to two years probation on Monday in Middlesex County Superior Court as part of a plea deal with the county prosecutor's office, according to his attorney, Jef Henninger. Comment?
Dec 19, 2016 | via The Jersey Journal
NEW BRUNSWICK -- A judge has lifted the travel restrictions and reduced the bail for former Edison cop accused of firebombing his supervisor's home months before he is expected to stand trial. Michael Dotro , a 10-year veteran of the Edison police force at the center of several separate department scandals, is now allowed to visit his parents in Florida and drive his wife, Alycia, to an out-of-state post-stroke care facility following a decision by Judge Alberto Rivas Monday afternoon. Comment?
Dec 14, 2016 | via The Jersey Journal
The New Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects in a robbery on Dec. 4, 2016 on Suydam Street near Seaman Street in New Brunswick. On Dec. 4, at around 2 a.m., a 40-year-old New Brunswick man was approached from behind and punched in the face by one of the suspects, police said. Comment?
Dec 13, 2016 | via The Jersey Journal
NEW BRUNSWICK -- Attorneys representing a former Edison cop and his wife plan to file motions to dismiss charges of official misconduct lodged against their clients in connection with a criminal mischief incident. Michael Dotro, who faces attempted murder charges in an unrelated case for allegedly setting fire to a superior's home , is accused of causing at least $500 in damage to the property of an Edison woman in March 2013. Comment?
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