All persons accused of committing crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.
March 20 – Acting on information from the Perth Amboy Police Department, New Brunswick police arrested Manalapan resident Sampson Coleman, who is accused of committing a March 15 armed robbery in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite Supermarket on Convery Boulevard in Perth Amboy.
Coleman allegedly demanded that the robbery victim give him her wallet after initially exchanging pleasantries while the victim was returning her shopping cart to the kiosk in the parking lot. When the victim refused, Coleman allegedly threatened to shoot her. He then allegedly reached into her partially-open pocketbook and took her wallet before returning to his vehicle and leaving the area.
Coleman is charged with first degree robbery and making terroristic threats. Judge Maria Del Valle-Koch set bail at $200,000 with no 10 percent option.
Authorities are asking anyone with additional information to contact Perth Amboy Police Detective Stephen Petrosino at 1-732-324-3832 or Sergeant Luis Armas at 1-732-324-3857.
March 22 at 9:15 p.m. – While on patrol in the area of Davidson Avenue and Market Street, Detectives Mohamed Mohamed and Mabner Terron of the Perth Amboy Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau observed an alleged narcotic transaction.
Marcus Woods, 33, allegedly sold a baggie of crack cocaine to Rafael Albino, 52. Both men are Perth Amboy residents. Police stopped the men and placed them under arrest. According to authorities, police recovered an addition five baggies of crack cocaine and 50 decks of heroin after searching Woods, with an estimated street value of approximately $720.
Woods was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and heroin, possession of crack cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school and within 500 feet of a community center. Albino was charged with possession of crack cocaine. Judge Emery Z. Toth set bail at $75,000 with no 10 percent option for Woods and $25,000 with no 10 percent option for Albino.
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