SAYREVILLE, NJ–A police officer lost his job after admitting he covered up his patrol car's dashboard camera while running a “quick, personal errand.”

James P. Pizzillo, age 33, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree charge of tampering with public records on August 3.

Pizzillo was admitted into the pre-trial intervention (PTI) program by Judge Michael Toto on September 25.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office had recommended one to five years of probation, without any jail time.

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 JAMESBURG, NJ—A 49-year old Jamesburg Borough Councilman is facing possession of cocaine charges, and several traffic violations, after crashing into a parked vehicle on July 7. 

Thomas Busco, who is also a member of the Borough Council's Police Committee, was “unresponsive” as he rear-ended a legally parked Hyundai Genesis on Buckelew Avenue, according to the crash report.

Busco was allegedly found with the drug in his 2010 blue Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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MIDDLESEX, NJ–A Middlesex Borough fire inspector has been charged with conspiracy to commit extortion using threats of force, violence, and fear to extort the owner of a real estate development and construction company.

The U.S. Department of Justice charged the two men in the conspiracy: Inspector Billy A. Donnerstag, and his alleged accomplice, Joseph P. Martinelli.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ—The Spotswood Board of Education has been found in violation of transparency regulations in the state's Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), according to a January 7 ruling.

Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Lisa M. Vignuolo ruled that the Board did not sufficiently disclose the details of closed-door meetings and violated the law in five different ways.

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