Convicted sex offender indicted in assault on elderly patient

A convicted Megan’s Law offender has been indicted in the sexual assault of an elderly dementia patient at a Vineland hospital.Thomas Pierson, 58, was picking up a friend at Inspira Health on Dec. 20, when he walked into the room of the 83-year-old patient who was lying naked in her bed and assaulted her, according … Read moreConvicted sex offender indicted in assault on elderly patient

Armed robbery suspect sought in Cumberland County

The New Jersey State Police are asking for help identifying a man who allegedly robbed a food delivery driver at gunpoint in Cumberland County.Four men allegedly assaulted and robbed the victim at about 2 p.m. Sunday on Third Avenue in Upper Deerfield Township.Cash, a wallet and two cell phones were taken from the victim.A sketch … Read moreArmed robbery suspect sought in Cumberland County

Vineland use-of-force incident under investigation

A man is in critical condition after a Vineland police officer responding to a domestic incident took him down with force, Cumberland County’s prosecutor said.Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said her officer is investigating the use-of-force.Vineland police responded to a domestic incident in the parking lot of the Inspira Medical Center at 4:23 p.m. Saturday.An officer approached … Read moreVineland use-of-force incident under investigation

Millville man arrested in string of robberies

Millville police have arrested a man tied to four robberies. Anthony Ruberti, 27, was wanted for stealing money from registers at four business from Nov. 22 to Dec. 7, police said. Surveillance photos were released Nov. 26, showing a suspect then wanted in three robberies: at the Walgreens and Burger King, both on High Street, … Read moreMillville man arrested in string of robberies

Cumberland County attempted murder conviction overturned on appeal

An overturned Cumberland County attempted murder case could mean the defendant could be home for Christmas. Ricky Howard’s conviction was based on errors in the jury instruction, the circumstantial nature of the state’s case and “the hotly contested issue of his identity as the perpetrator,” according to an appellate decision in the case. Now he … Read moreCumberland County attempted murder conviction overturned on appeal