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Kevin Roper charged with Vehicular Homicide in Tracy Morgan Crash
The situation with Kevin Roper has been clarified after this weekend’s horrific crash in Middlesex County. Reports are now indicating that Roper was awake for more than 24 hours before the crash. It will be interesting to find out exactly why he was awake so long. Was he trying to rush for personal reasons? Or was there pressure from Wal-Mart (or some other company) to finish his run by a certain time?
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Driver in Tracy Morgan crash charged with Death by Auto in Middlesex County
Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Ga has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in Middlesex County. He is the driver of the truck that hit a limousine bus carrying comedian Tracy Morgan among others. The crash killed comediain Jimmy Mack aka James McNair. Tracy Morgan and others were seriously hurt in the crash and were taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick.
Rober turned himself into the State Police on Saturday night. He was accompanied by his attorney. After being processed, he was released after posting a $50,000 bail.
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Two Ferrari drivers charged with vehicular homicide in New Jersey
Two men, have been indicted on aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of a Kinnelon man who was killed when he was hit head-on while riding his motorcycle in East Rutherford, New Jersey in May 2012. A Bergen County grand jury also charged Joseph Ferretti and Joseph Meyer in the indictment with vehicular homicide for reckless driving which led to the death of 56-year-old Stephen Lenge, the owner of a popular record store in Cliffside Park. Lenge, a married father of two teenage daughters, was riding his motorcycle to work shortly before 8 a.m. on Mother’s Day heading for the weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival music festival at MetLife Stadium.
Police said Ferretti and Meyer were driving Ferraris on Berry’s Creek Road when Meyer lost control while negotiating a curve. Ferretti, who was behind him, then lost control of his car and crossed over into oncoming traffic, hitting Lenge head-on according to police. Both were driving “at a high rate of speed,” police said, on a road where the speed limit is 25 mph. Lenge was pronounced dead at the scene while Meyer and Ferretti were taken to an area hospital where they were treated for minor to moderate injuries and released. Both men could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the aggravated manslaughter charges.
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Conspiracy to commit human trafficking lawyers | Several people arrested under new law
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Five people face charges of human trafficking for allegedly operating brothels in Lakewood that were part of a large prostitution network in several states including New Jersey. Four Lakewood men and one Union City resident are charged with trafficking women from Mexico to the United States to work as prostitutes, according to a release from the State. The alleged ringleader’s girlfriend also was also arrested for assisting them in operating the brothels.
Popular. The arrests mark the first time that charges have been filed in New Jersey under a new new human trafficking law. The law created new crimes of human trafficking, including the offense of first-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, as well as enhanced penalties for such crimes.
The alleged “owner” of the Lakewood brothels, Jose Cruz Romero-Flores, 38, a.k.a. “Chato,” was arrested on Thursday, July 11, at his apartment on River Avenue in Lakewood on charges of first-degree human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime, and third-degree promoting prostitution.
Also arrested on July 11 were:
Felix Rios-Martinez, 47, of Lakewood, who was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution;
Raul Romero-Castillo, 30, of Lakewood, who was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution.
Santos Lazaero Flores-Cruz, 58, of Union City, who was charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution.
Haliro Bueno, 21, of Lakewood, who was charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit human trafficking, second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution.
Romero-Flores’s girlfriend, Odulia Bedran Trejo, 22, was arrested on Sunday, July 14, at Romero-Flores’s apartment on charges of second-degree promoting organized street crime and third-degree promoting prostitution.
The girlfriend and four others allegedly assisted Romero-Flores by watching the brothels, driving women and clients to-and-from the brothels and carrying out other tasks. The girlfriend also allegedly helped to find women for the brothels, according to the State. The first-degree human trafficking charge carries a sentence of 20 years to life in state prison.
On July 11, detectives and agents executed search warrants for the brothel on Brook Road and Romero-Flores’s home, as well as several vehicles, seizing about $5,800 in cash, identification documents including Mexican passports and driver’s licenses, cell phones, laptops, and ledgers that listed the names of women who worked in the brothels and dates they were scheduled to work.
Tinton Falls DWI Lawyer | Former Red Bank mayor pleads not guilty to DWI charge
Former Red Bank Mayor Edward McKenna Jr. has pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated during a single-car crash on the Garden State Parkway last month, according to the Asbury Park Press. McKenna was driving northbound on the Parkway in Tinton Falls at around 9:50 p.m. on May 13, when he struck the right guardrail, police said. His car then spun to face oncoming traffic and continued on the roadway before crossing into the shoulder where it came to a stop, police said. McKenna, who served as Red Bank’s mayor from 1990 to 2006, was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and unsafe lane change.
Monmouth County Drug Possession Lawyer | Neptune men facing drug possession, distribution charges
Two Neptune men are facing numerous drug charges after a lengthy investigation led to the discovery of heroin, cocaine, other drugs and drug paraphernalia in their homes, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday. Lovester Wright, 39, and Keith Collins, 38, were charged after a search warrant was executed at their Neptune homes. More than a half of an ounce of powder cocaine, more than a half of an ounce of crack cocaine and Clonazepam, a prescription controlled dangerous substance, were seized from Wright’s home on Tide Place, authorities said. The search of Collins’ home turned up more than a half of an ounce of heroin and undisclosed quantities of cocaine, methamphetamines and anabolic steroids. Tools and materials for packaging and selling controlled dangerous substances were also found, authorities said. Wright was charged with two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute and three counts of third-degree possession of controlled dangerous substances. Collins was charged with one count of second-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, three counts of third-degree possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances, four counts of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and one count of first-degree maintaining a controlled dangerous substance production facility.
Ocean County CDS Distribution Lawyer | Registered nurse dealing hospital narcotics arrested
A registered nurse was arrested and charged with stealing prescription opioids from the hospital where he works, with the intent to deal them, authorities said. Seth Kaplan who works at Centra State Medical Center in Freehold, was pulled over near his home in Manahawkin on Monday night. Officers allegedly found syringes filled with liquid hydromorphine and Morphine Sulfate and a pill bottle containing a mix of prescription pills inside Kaplan’s car. At the home, detectives allegedly found 32 syringes with different amounts of hydromorphine, Morphine Sulfate, Demoral and Diazepam – as well as Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Codeine pills. Kaplan is charged with various counts of drug possession and intent to distribute for the alleged hydromorphine, Morphine Sulfate, Oxycodone and Oxycontin.
Monmouth County Burglary Attorney | Ocean Township burglar arrested
A 56-year-old township man was charged with multiple offenses after he took a television from a house in Ocean Township. An investigation led police to James Shea, 56, of Ocean Township, after a resident reported their home and vehicle were burglarized. The resident told police his LCD television was stolen, personal belongings were removed from his car and the vehicle’s windshield was smashed. Shea was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, theft, harassment and possession of burglar’s tools.
If you have been charged with burglary, call the Monmouth County Burglary Attorney to discuss your case.
Monmouth County Armed Robbery Lawyer | Middletown armed robbery suspects arrested
Middletown Police arrested two Monmouth County residents and charged them with multiple offenses Burglary, Robbery, Theft, Conspiracy, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, two counts of Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of Xanax, Unlawful Possession of Alprazolam and Unlawful Possession of Clonazapam and Obstructing the Administration of Law. The men allegedly entered a home armed with a handgun, threatened the occupants and struck one in the head with the gun. The suspects then allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of money and prescription medication and fled on foot. Twenty minutes later, police observed the two men across town on Bray Avenue.
Paterson CDS Distribution Lawyers | Paterson drug sweep nets eight arrests
A Passaic County Sheriff’s Department sweep around the streets of Paterson netted eight arrests this week, including two alleged drug dealers.
According to the Sheriff, detectives focused on areas where residents had complained about unusual pedestrian and vehicle traffic that seemed to indicates drug sales were occurring. Arrests were made at Spruce and Grand Street, Jefferson and North 6th Street, Auburn Street and Broadway, West Broadway and Memorial Drive, and at 450 Kearney Street. Among those arrested were Mario Rosignano of Paterson, who was allegedly found with more than five pounds of marijuana and 1.2 ounces of cocaine at his home. Police also found various drug paraphernalia including scales, cutting agents and packaging equipment. He was charged with drug distribution offenses and held at the Passaic County Jail.