Category: Middlesex County

Police absolved for shooting at suspect

An investigation determined police involved in a May 18, 2016 shooting were absolved of any wrongdoing, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey, who released a report on the incident but did not identify the Piscataway police officer who fired at a fleeing…

Monroe man indicted in murder, theft

A Monroe Township man was indicted today on charges of killing his stepfather, stealing and using the victim’s credit cards, hiding evidence and fleeing from police. Joao C. Torres, 26, was charged with the murder of Christopher Ernst Sr., 46,…

Man admits severely beating woman

An Elizabeth man pleaded guilty in Middlesex County today to a charge of aggravated assault, admitting he beat a 30-year-old woman with a section of pipe. Mickey Vanderpool, 61, of Elizabeth pleaded guilty to a second-degree count of aggravated assault…