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Two Juveniles Charged in Jamesburg Shooting

By kcora on
Jamesburg

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James J. Craparotta of the Jamesburg Police Department, announce that two juveniles from Jamesburg, have been arrested and charged with the Feb. 3rd, shooting that took place in the borough.

Officials say the 17-year-old juvenile was arrested on Feb. 3rd and is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public building, and possession of a weapon during a drug scheme.

Police on Feb. 4th arrested and charged the 16-year-old juvenile with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.  

It should be noted that under the law, complaints signed against juveniles are not public records and cannot be released. Their identities are being withheld because of their ages.

Officials say on Feb. 3rd, Jamesburg Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Franklin and Warren Streets. No one was struck by the gunfire.

The investigation is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Muller of the Jamesburg Police Department at (732) 521-0011, or Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3263.

A preliminary hearing was held on Feb. 5th, before Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva and the juveniles were ordered to be held by the court. Juvenile hearings are not open to the public.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the juveniles are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.