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New Jersey Week In Crime – 26 February

The following crimes topped the news in New Jersey last week:

A high school teacher and his daughter were killed by a 36-year-old Mercer County resident by a drunk driver. The driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for the accident.

Several individuals around New Jersey were either charged with or sentenced for their involvement in a wide variety of crimes.

In another deadly accident, a criminal complaint showed that a Hamilton man admitted that he had taken 10 Addreall pills. He had not slept for twenty six hours and caused the crash. The crash happened on New Jersey Turnpike’s Hudson County Extension and the man is being held on $1 million bail. A 48-year-old Bayonne man and his 5-year-old daughter died in the accident.

In another incident, a Newark woman threw her neighbor’s dog into traffic after a fight over parking a motor vehicle. The dog died and the woman was sentenced to 4 years in jail.

According to the authorities, a 28-year-old Milville man was taken into custody by the cops for pointing a gun at another driver during a road rage fight that happened in Vineland. The man was travelling with drugs in the motor vehicle which were found by the police.

Authorities are in search of a 33-year-old woman who shot another individual during a dispute over a snow shovel. Another individual was also involved in the incident, but cops didn’t inform what role the other person played.

A homeless 62-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of an unlawful weapon after beating a woman with a broken plastic chair. The woman is still in serious condition at the hospital.

A couple, 37-year-old man and his 35-year-old wife, were charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief as they were accused of entering many homes in a Toms River retirement community. In some cases, the couple occupied the home for the whole day to steal expensive items present there.

A 21-year-old Morristown man was taken into custody by the cops for selling $10 pot brownies out of a 2004 Toyota Matrix. He is a graduate, but couldn’t get a job told the suspect.

According to the police, 2 individuals were taken into custody by the police for holding up a Clifton liquor store with an imitation handgun. A 45-year-old Paterson resident was already in Essex County jail for another offense. The other 39-year-old man from Clifton was arrested after a short police pursuit.

News Source: www.NJ.com

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Criminal Defense Attorney Samuel L. Sachs, Esq. is committed to provide excellent legal services for all types of criminal matters throughout New Jersey.