Ex-Police Dispatcher Placed On Probation For Damaging Radio Equipment

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NEW BRUNSWICK — A former dispatcher for the Jamesburg Police Department has been placed on probation for five years for damaging police radio equipment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.

Scott N. Diamond, 23, of East Windsor also was ordered to pay the police department $1,481.25 to cover the cost of repairs to the radio system.

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During a hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse on June 28, Superior Court Judge Frederick DeVesa ordered Diamond to resign his job with the police department and barred him from holding any public job in the future.

Diamond was sentenced after he pleaded guilty on April 5, to a count of criminal mischief, admitting he disconnected electric wiring from the back of the police dispatch radio system on January 14, and, after repairs were made, cut the wires on Jan. 15.

Diamond agreed to plead guilty following negotiations with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Brian D. Gillet.

Diamond was arrested and charged on Jan. 15, following an investigation by Lt. James Craparotta of the Jamesburg Police Department.


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