Friday, May 10, 2013
The family of Paige Aiello confirmed her death on Thursday.
The body discovered Wednesday in the Hudson River is missing TCNJ senior Paige Aiello, her sister told NJ.com Thursday. Aiello, of Hillsborough, was last seen April 9 by her family. A search of the river near the George Washington Bridge was done after her purse and personal items were found there later that night. The Port Authority reported discovering a female body in the river Wednesday while searching for another person missing who was last seen on the GWB. In the report, Aiello's sister Erin reported the family was told today that Paige had been found. Official confirmation by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, which has been leading the investigation into her disappearance, has not been made yet. Patch will update this …
Riley Branstrom was last seen on Monday and his cell phone signal was tracked to Freehold, according to his sister.
UPDATE: East Windsor police have reported that Branstrom's truck was located by West Windsor Police in the parking lot of the Princeton Junction parking lot on Thursday, May 9 at 3 p.m. Branstrom has not yet been located and the investigation is ongoing. -------------------------------- Riley Branstrom a member of the Hightstown High School class of 2012 was reported missing on Monday night. Branstrom's sister Rachel said the 18-year-old was last heard from on Monday night and police were able to track his phone to an area near Monmouth Battlefield Park in Freehold. Recent attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful as it is believed his phone has been turned off. Since his disappearance both the Freehold and East Windsor Police …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police say some of the stolen property has been recovered.
Two Lawrence Township residents have been charged with burglary and theft after police say they worked together to rob homes on Ditmars Avenue and Roxboro Road. Jualian Rodriguez, 19, of Puritan Avenue, was arrested on April 29 and charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. He was released on 10 percent of $30,000 bail. Also arrested was Marion Rojas-Escobar, 18, whose last known address was on Princeton Pike. He was jailed after he was unable to pay 10 percent on $100,000 bail. Rojas-Escobar was also charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Det. James Smith investigated the case. Police say some of the stolen property has been recovered. The burglary on Ditmars Avenue happened on April 25. A …
Bill prompted by killer’s attempt to skip sentencing hearing would mandate attendance.
Little more than six months after updating the rights of New Jersey’s crime victims, two lawmakers are looking to further strengthen the victim’s standing in court with legislation that would force a defendant to attend his sentencing to hear victim impact statements. The bill introduced on Monday by Assembly members Anthony M. Bucco and BettyLou DeCroce, both R-Morris, was prompted by a Sussex County case in which the convicted murderer is seeking to skip his sentencing hearing. The state Supreme Court is currently considering whether to compel Guiseppe Tedesco to attend his sentencing for the murder of Alyssa Ruggieri in her Hopatcong home three years ago. It is the first time the highest court has heard such a case. Both a Superior …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Plumb was arrested and charged on December 17, 2012, at his chiropractic office. He is free on $102,500 bail.
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Wednesday, May 8
A Lawrence chiropractor pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to inappropriately touching two female patients at his Lawrence Road office. Peter Plumb, 55, of Riverview Avenue, Yardley, Pa., pleaded guilty before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez to second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Plumb will be sentenced to a five-year suspended sentence and be subject to parole supervision for life. In addition to forfeiting his chiropractic license, Plumb will be barred from any future state licensure. He must submit to a psychological evaluation to determine if he is a repetitive and compulsive sex offender, and register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Plumb …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The incident happened on May 23.
On Wednesday, April 23 at 7:41 a.m., Lawrence Township Police responded to a supicious vehicle call on Cherry Tree Lane and arrested Marquis Bradshaw, 19, of Kent Court, Lawrence. Bradshaw was charged with possession of marijuana and released on a summons.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The caller said the woman's son had been in a car accident in Mexico and needed money to come home.
An 83-year-old Springwood Drive resident lost more than $4,000 in a scam after someone called, said her son had been in an accident in Mexico and needed money to return home. The Lawrence resident said the person who called on April 23 said her son had damaged his rental car and couldn't return home until the repairs were made. The caller asked the woman to send a money gram via Western Union to Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Mexico City. The resident sent the first payment, prompting up to nine subsequent phone calls. First the caller said the money hadn't come through and instructed her to send it to another Enterprise office- which she did. But when the resident called Western Union to get a refund on the first payment, she was told the …
The arrest came after a motor vehicle stop outside of Rider University.
A 19-year-old woman from Darien, Conn. was arrested on April 23 after police made a motor vehicle stop and discovered that she was in possession of marijuana. Emily Elliot was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia (pipe). The incident happened shortly before midnight on Tuesday. Lawrence Police Off. Mejia stopped a vehicle outside of Rider University for a motor vehicle violation. The officer smelled marijuana and discovered that Elliot, a front seat passenger, had it. Elliot was released on a summons.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The man allegedly used his young daughter to help shoplift, then scuffled with store security.
A New Brunswick man faces multiple charges after police say he shoplifted from Macy's at Quaker Bridge Mall, scuffled with store security officers and had even more stolen merchandise in his car, all in violation of a court order to stay away from Macy's. David Kamara, 36, of New Brunswick was charged with robbery, shoplifting, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing. According to Lawrence Township Police, the incident happened on Saturday, April 27 at 6:53 p.m. Kamara allegedly stuffed men's polos and pants- totaling $527- into an American Eagle shopping bag after removing the sensors, police said. His eight-year-old daughter was with him and allegedly picked up a shirt …
Sixteen-year-old John Distasio has been missing since Sunday.
The Lawrence Township Police Department seeks the public's help in locating a 16-year-old boy from Lawrence who has been missing for more than a week. John Distasio was reported missing on Sunday, April 29, after his father notified police that his son had not been home since April 24. Distasio attends a private school in Basking Ridge, but had been visiting his father in Lawrence, according to police. When the teen failed to return home on Wednesday, April 24, his father contacted his son's girlfriend in East Brunswick, but she denied that he was there. Off. Lauren Laux conducted an investigation and discovered that Distasio was last seen at his grandmother's in Howard Beach, N.Y. She gave him money to take the train home, but …