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New Brunswick Man Found Guilty in Retrial on Sex Assault Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) announced that a New Brunswick man has been convicted a second time on charges of breaking into a woman’s home in 2003 and sexually assaulting her.

According to a MCPO Press release, 45-year-old Bruce Sterling was found guilty on September 29 of burglary while armed, aggravated sexual assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and terroristic threats.

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Three Suspects Arrested in Drug Raid Near Livingston Avenue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Friday September 18 at approximately 11:15 pm, the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) arrested three people following a raid in the Fourth Ward.

The bust came as the result of a narcotics investigation that led authorities to 1 Wellington Place, located between Livingston and Joyce Kilmer Avenues.

The NBPD raided the home and arrested 39-year-old Javier Gonzales, 23-year-old Jonathan Gonzales, and 35-year-old Magdalena Zambrzycka, all of whom are New Brunswick residents.

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City Resident Accused of Murdering College Student in 2014 Pleads Guilty in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash From 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A 40-year-old New Brunswick landlord pleaded guilty in the deadly hit-and-run of a bicyclist that took place more than three years ago, but still faces charges of murdering a young man in 2014.

Timothy Puskas pleaded guilty on August 31 to a count of second-degree vehicular homicide, admitting he was driving the vehicle that killed 26-year-old city resident Leonel Lopez Hernandez on January 25, 2012.

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Woman Sexually Assaulted and Robbed in Richardson Street Backyard

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a sexual assault reported in the backyard of a home on Richardson Street, between Senior and Wyckoff Streets near Rutgers University on August 30.

Police responded to the scene shortly after receiving a call from the victim at approximately 2:46 A.M., saying that a man had stolen her cell phone and tried to sexually assault her.

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New Brunswick Cleaning Woman Arrested and Charged With Theft

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The North Brunswick Police Department arrested a longtime cleaning woman from New Brunswick and charged her with burglary and theft on August 18.

According to the police, Migdalia Morales stole jewelry from a customer’s home while she was cleaning it. Detectives confiscated five jewelry boxes, containing hundreds of pieces of jewelry, police said.

Morales has run a cleaning business for more than ten years, according to the North Brunswick PD's announcement on Facebook.

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33-Year-Old Man Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A jury at the Middlesex County Courthouse found a 33-year-old man guilty of sexually assaulting a woman while she was at a friend’s home in New Brunswick in 2013.

Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Allysa Gambarella presented evidence and testimony showing that the victim, a 33-year-old woman, was unconscious on a couch when Charles Lucas sexually assaulted her in the early morning hours of March 17, 2013.

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