Middlesex County

Perth Amboy Residents Indicted For Perjury During Murder Trial

NEW BRUNSWICK—A grand jury has indicted two Perth Amboy residents on perjury charges, contending they gave false testimony during a murder trial last year, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday.

Piscataway Man Pleads Guilty In Medicaid Fraud Investigation

TRENTON –The owner of a Newark pharmacy pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with an investigation into pharmacy owners and employees who bought completed prescription forms for HIV/AIDS drugs from indigent patients so Medicaid could be billed for drugs that were never actually dispensed, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Ex-Postal Worker Jailed On Identity Theft Count

NEW BRUNSWICK—A former mail carrier has been sentenced to serve 180 days at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center for taking an ATM card from the mail and using it to withdraw $7,533 from an individual’s account, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday.

Sayreville Shuttle Bus Driver Gets Probation For Theft

NEW BRUNSWICK—A county shuttle bus driver has been placed on probation for three years for stealing cash from a donation box used by passengers who make voluntary contributions in appreciation of free rides to various destinations around the county.

Fire Safety Reminder

SOUTH AMBOY—South Amboy firefighters shoveled out the fire hydrants in the city after the big Feb. 10 snowstorm. It is important if you live near a fire hydrant to make sure they are visible and accessible for firefighters in case of emergency, fire officials said.

Community Calendar

Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.

Creative Recyclers Rewarded

EDISON—Lower School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison put their artistic skills to the test, as well as their motivation to “go green” recently when they crafted dollhouses, mailboxes, board games, vases, and other projects from recycled materials.

Wakeman Completes Basic Training

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.—Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew P. Wakeman, son of Patricia and Mark Wakeman of Metuchen, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Wanko Completes Basic Training

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.—Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew B. Wanko, son of Lisette J. and William W. Wanko of South Amboy, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.