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Passaic, New Jersey, Man Arrested In Orange County On DWI Charge

36-year-old Juan Martinez of Passaic, New Jersey, was arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Orange County. Martinez was arrested by the New York State Police after they stopped to render aid to a possible disabled vehicle on I-87. Police determined that the driver was intoxicated and he was taken to the Montgomery barracks for processing. His blood alcohol level came out to be 0.21%, much above the legal limit. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Martinez… Read More

Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Says State Police Lab Tech Mishandled At Least 11 Other Cases

According to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, a New Jersey state police lab technician mishandled at least 11 other cases. Defense attorneys are being notified about the situation. The lab technician, Kamal Shah, was recently removed from work after it was found that he was faking a drug test result and mishandled at least 11 other cases. This notice was the clearest indication alleging Shah’s misconduct relating to several cases, apart from the case which led to his suspension in… Read More

Felony Gun Charge Dropped Against Victim Of Drunken Driving

TRENTON – The felony gun charge against 46-year-old Raymond Hughes was dismissed on Monday by the Gloucester County Prosecutor, Sean Dalton. According to the prosecutor, the cops came to know that the guard had a gun in his motor vehicle because he was the victim of a DUI accident. He had a Pennsylvania carry permit, but it was not according to the harsh gun laws of New Jersey. The charges were filed by the cops in January and the case… Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Says ‘Roving Wiretap’ Is OK

The New Jersey Supreme Court disagreed with a Camden drug organization leader Wednesday who challenged evidence obtained from a “roving wiretap” used to keep tabs on suspects using “burner” throw-away phones. The court upheld an Appellate Division decision and rulings unanimously which were passed by a Superior Court judge. The rulings allowed a joint Camden-Philadelphia drug task force along with authorities in the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office to use the same warrant to target multiple phone numbers used by suspects… Read More

New Jersey Week In Crime – 19 February

A Central Jersey man is accused of killing his grandparents and a North Jersey woman is charged for killing a 90-year-old man. Both have been taken into custody for killing 3 senior citizens and they are included in the list of individuals either indicted for or sentenced for the involvement in a wide variety of offenses that made news in New Jersey during the past week. According to the authorities, a 20-year-old Branchburg man killed his 78-year-old grandfather and 65-year-old… Read More

7,827 Criminal Cases In Question After Lab Tech Faked Drug Case Results

PASSAIC COUNTY – According to state officials, a lab technician for the State Police allegedly faked results in a drug case, which has put 7,827 other criminal cases into question. The technician, Kamalkant Shah, has been working as a laboratory technician for the State Police laboratory in Little Falls. He has worked on a total of 7,827 criminal cases. In one of the cases, he was found to have “dry labbed” suspected marijuana. A memo released on 29 February from… Read More

Man Charged In Fatal DUI Crash Had A History Of Drunken Driving Arrests

WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP – 36-year-old Daniel P. Braeunig of Williams Township surrendered to state police on charges relating to an accident that took place 28 December in Williams Township in which 23-year-old Dallas Poff was killed. The list of charges faced by Braeunig in the fatal drunken-driving crash were read by District Judge Daniel Corpora. As the judge read the charges, Braeunig shook his head and rubbed his eyes with his hands. Details of Braeunig’s history of alcohol-related arrests were provided… Read More

25-Year-Old New Jersey Man Faces Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Charges

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. – 25-year-old Alexander Singh of Dumont, NJ, was arrested for aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor. According to police reports, Singh was traveling south on Route 340 in a 2007 Ford Mustang when he drifted off the roadway and collided with a parked vehicle and a mailbox in Orangetown. The incident took place at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday 16 January. Singh was issued field sobriety tests which he failed and was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was taken into… Read More

Bill Proposes Armed, Retired Cops To Be Put In N.J. Schools

Trenton – Bill (S2983) has been proposed before the state Legislature that would create a new category of police officers to station armed, retired cops under the age of 65 years inside schools in New Jersey. “Class Three” special police officers will be established to provide security at both public and private schools. Class Three officers will work during regular school hours but would not replace the specially trained full-time school resource officers, who are police officers stationed at some… Read More

Three People Found Dead In Upscale New Jersey Apartment In Apparent Murder-Suicide

On Friday, 3 individuals were found dead inside a luxury New Jersey high-rise apartment building. 53-year-old Michael Stasko shot and killed his wife and 8-year-old daughter before killing himself by shooting. It is being called as a murder-suicide by the authorities who investigated the incident. Bergen County Prosecutor, John Molinelli, told that 49-year-old Melissa Stasko and her daughter, Nellie, were in bed when her husband shot them with a .45-caliber handgun. After the investigation of the apartment, gifts organized under… Read More