Middlesex County

Acting chief takes helm

Mayor Wilda Diaz appointed Captain Larry Cattano as acting deputy chief of police in command of all department operations. Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz is off duty pending the result of criminal charges alleging that he robbed taxpayers by having city…

Four Texans charges with home invasions

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey held a news conference to announce that four individuals have been charged with taking part in a series of five home invasions targeting members of the Asian-Indian community. Carey said charges were filed against…

Woodbridge man shot dead in Elizabeth

Bilal Fullman, 25, of Woodbridge, was identified as the fatal gunshot victim found by police at about 8:50 p.m. on Friday. Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said officers responding to a call at Oakwood Plaza discovered Fullman, suffering from…

Couple sought in stabbing, beating

Authorities are searching for a man and a woman who have been charged with a brutally violent attack on another couple on Smith Street in Perth Amboy. Jesus Gonzalez, 35, and Jashira Figueroa, 25, are being sought in the Smith Street attack,…

Another Perth Amboy man fatally stabbed

Detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of the city’s latest stabbing victim, a 26-year-old man who was found dead in his apartment. Jean Carlos Morel was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:40 p.m. on December 7, 2014 after law enforcement…