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Woodbridge Resident Charged in Perth Amboy Hit and Run

PERTH AMBOY, NJ–The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) announced charges against Pishoi Bakoom, a 27-year-old Woodbridge resident, whom authorities allege struck a pedestrian on Convery Boulevard on June 24, before fleeing the scene in his 2012 BMW coupe.

The crash occurred near the intersection with Harding Avenue at about 11:11pm, according to a statement released by the MCPO on July 11, nearly three weeks after the incident.

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VIDEO: Perth Amboy Cop Bodyslams Resident in Violent Arrest That Led to $850,000 Settlement

PERTH AMBOY, NJ–Video of city police officer Davis Salazar slamming resident Edwin Rodriguez to the ground in his home on State Street shed new light on the Perth Amboy Police Department's recent decision to grant Rodriguez an $850,000 settlement in a subsequent civil suit.

The footage, obtained by New Brunswick Today, begins with Salazar standing in the doorway of Rodriguez's residence in Perth Amboy on Sept. 5, 2013, ordering Rodriguez to produce identification.

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Two Newark Residents Plead Guilty to Fatal Shooting of Baltimore Man in Carteret

CARTERET, NJ–Two men pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting death of a Maryland resident that took place in Carteret in 2013, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

Daniel Gillens, a 24-year-old Newark resident, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated manslaughter, admitting he shot and killed 26-year-old Deonte J. Shackleford while he was in New Jersey visiting relatives on April 5, 2013, according to the prosecutor's statement.

Gillens was sentenced to 25 years in state prison as part of the plea bargain.

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Already Under Indictment, Suspended Perth Amboy Police Chief Gets Arrested For Trespassing

PERTH AMBOY, NJ—Perth Amboy's embattled chief of police, Benjmain Ruiz, was arrested and charged for allegedly trespassing on May 31, adding to a litany of charges already levied against him.

Ruiz, the 54-year-old suspended police chief, was apprehended May 31 and accused of trespassing on the property of a Smith Street convenience store and impersonating a police officer when confronted by the store's owner and employees, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a press release.

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