Theft, prostitution, and kidnapping just some of crime in the news across New Jersey last week
Multiple people were either charged with, indicted for, or convicted of crimes highlighted in the news last week in New Jersey – including theft, kidnapping, prostitution, and animal cruelty.
A recap of those crimes was published in a gallery on the NJ.com website.
A 34-year-old man from Seaside Heights pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to animals for causing injury and death to a 10-year-old female Bichon Frise dog named Booshu, according to an article accompanying the gallery.
Booshu only weighed about 15 pounds and reportedly suffered multiple broken ribs, broken and missing teeth, and bruises all over her body as a result of the abuse.
Another crime story out of Clinton was regarding a missing life-sized statue of Ronald McDonald. The statue, which went missing from a Clinton McDonald’s was recovered and eventually returned.
A 56-year-old man from Point Pleasant Borough was charged in connection to the case. He was charged with receiving stolen property.
“Two Trenton men were accused of forcing two girls, ages 12 and 15, into prostitution,” the article reads. “The 19-year-olds are each charged with two counts of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and human trafficking.”
Another man, who is 36-years-old and from Jackson is facing multiple charges after refusing to pay his cab fare because he doesn’t “pay non-Americans.” He reportedly struck the cab driver and was charged with robbery and theft of services.
“A Millville woman has been charged with death by auto in a June 2016 crash in Vineland that left a motorcyclist dead, authorities said,” the article reads. “The 21-year-old allegedly had drugs or alcohol in her system at the time of the crash.”
Other crime news included a man from Maplewood who was charged with identity theft and trafficking personal financial information after it was discovered he was victimizing at least 28 people through a scam, a 55-year-old Union City man who was arrested on vehicle burglary charges in North Bergen who allegedly kicked out a police car window during a rampage and was charged with burglary, attempted burglary, throwing bodily fluids at a police officer, causing a risk of public alarm, and criminal mischief; and a 21-year-old man from Ridgewood who pleaded guilty to a Christmas night robbery that included carjacking, kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit a robbery.
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State of New Jersey v. "H"
Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.
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