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April 2012 Archives

Those charged with juvenile crimes benefit from state program

For those who are dealing with juvenile crime issues, there is positive news. In New Jersey, the daily population in juvenile detention centers was 54.8 percent smaller in 2011 than what is was in 2010. Furthermore, 446 fewer children are held in secure detention for a juvenile crime per day as compared to the 2010 figures. These lowered numbers are in part due to the successful implementation of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

2 arrested for trying to obtain container of drugs in New Jersey

Not long ago, a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested at a New Jersey warehouse. They were both arrested on drug charges after they appeared to pick up $250,000 in marijuana that had been shipped from outside of New Jersey. The drug charges were precipitated by undercover operations coordinated by federal, state and local agencies.

New Jersey teen faces charges after fleeing shooting

A New Jersey teenager is up against very steep charges after being arrested and charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting. A 39-year-old man was fatally shot, and a 26-year-old man was injured late last month. The accused teen's bail has been set at $1 million, and he is likely focused on his criminal defense at this time.

Drug charges on tap for 5 young adults under the age of 21

Five New Jersey residents were arrested by police in connection with drug charges when police stopped by a condominium apartment after their neighbors lodged a complaint. The neighbors had reportedly told police they had seen illegal substances, paraphernalia and suspicious activities through the open windows of the condo. The five alleged suspects, all of them under the age of 21, may face tough penalties if convicted of the drug charges.

Criminal investigation in another bully-suicide case

The tragic death of a Morristown High School student last Wednesday has police investigating whether bullying was a factor. According to sources, the freshman died in his home in Morris Township by hanging himself after school. If evidence shows that the teen was a victim of bullying and that the death was the result of bullying, the aggressors could face criminal charges.