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Sheriff's Office Arrests 31 in Non-Support Sweep

Post Date:04/18/2017 12:31 PM

Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano announced that earlier this month his office conducted a three-day sweep of individuals charged with being delinquent in making child-support payments.

The operation involved more than 34 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served outstanding warrants and made arrests. A total of 31 men and women who owe a combined total of $433,714.33 in child support were arrested. Also arrested on a child support warrant was Francois Skyers of Plainfield, who also had an outstanding Somerset County bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

“This operation was conducted to remind parents of the importance of making regular child support payments and hopefully renew their commitment to doing the right thing,” said Sheriff Provenzano. “Child support is a safety net for many Somerset County families. Children depend on child support for their basic needs such as food, shelter, healthcare and clothing. Conducting these roundups gives us the ability to better serve children and families with the financial support they need and deserve.

“The statistics show the roundup was a great success,” he said. “What we don’t see is how many delinquent parents pay up once they know we are looking for them. Knowing that they face possible arrest encourages a delinquent parent to uphold their obligations or face incarceration. It creates a compounding effect of payments that lasts weeks after the roundup.”

Note: We are required by the Rules of the Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The names of those arrested and amounts owed and collected are listed below:

 Arrested/Age

 Place of Residence

and/or Arrest

Arrest
Date

Amount
Owed
(amount on warrant at time of arrest)

Amount
Collected
(amount reflects known receipted payments during 3-day raid)

Jose A. Torres/47

Palisdades Park

4/4/2017

$1,646.00

$400.00

Joseph Davia/37

North Plainfield

4/4/2017

$11,689.85

$0.00

Dennis Nguyen/62

North Plainfield

4/4/2017

$9,518.64

$300.00

Chanda Obrien/46

Bound Brook

4/4/2017

$2,146.00

$0.00

Jose Lopez/27

Middlesex

4/4/2017

$4,361.20

$0.00

Jose Lopez/27

Middlesex

4/4/2017

$1,606.37

$0.00

Leandro Olivo/24

South Bound Brook

4/4/2017

$3,810.00

$0.00

Carlos Castaneda/37

Bridgewater

4/4/2017

$8,841.70

$689.00

Carlos Castaneda/37

Bridgewater

4/4/2017

$2,219.51

$381.00

Gilber Jimenez/49

Bound Brook

4/4/2017

$11,668.57

$130.00

Christopher Strojny/36

Bogota

4/4/2017

$9,925.02

$1,000.00

Gilbert Gonzalez/44

New Brunswick

4/4/2017

$53,005.28

$341.00

Theresa Kownacki/21

Somerville

4/4/2017

$1,127.91

$100.00

Brian Zack/54

Lebanon

4/5/2017

$14,972.00

$1,140.00

Gerald Guy/49

Metuchen

4/5/2017

$24,940.00

$0.00

Lester Harris/56

Rahway

4/5/2017

$4,659.91

$0.00

Lester Harris/56

Rahway

4/5/2017

$3,543.71

$0.00

Daniel Baggott/34

North Plainfield

4/5/2017

$3,364.06

$0.00

Andres Perez-Montiel/41

Westfield

4/5/2017

$10,065.00

$0.00

Bruce Ferguson/60

Manville

4/5/2017

$2,790.71

$0.00

Fitzroy R. Hutchinson/44

Piscataway

4/5/2017

$1,673.24

$900.00

Patricia Donnelly/34

South Bound Brook

4/5/2017

$8,221.00

$150.00

Justin Bilecky/39

Hillsborough

4/5/2017

$2,880.00

$480.00

Nikaiya Smith/23

New Brunswick

4/5/2017

$4,976.00

$40.00

Matthew L. Kochell/26

Harrison

4/5/2017

$7,467.00

$0.00

Christopher Bryan/34

Bridgewater

4/5/2017

$38,184.57

$100.00

Christopher Bryan/34

Bridgewater

4/5/2017

$10,412.00

$100.00

Jesse Sutton/57

Somerset

4/6/2017

$69,338.28

$0.00

Stanley Brown/33

Linden

4/6/2017

$16,572.00

$250.00

Iyesha Opher/35

Somerset

4/6/2017

$4,308.57

$0.00

Trevor McGill/27

Manville

4/6/2017

$5,096.00

$0.00

Lenny Ovalles/38

Hightstown

4/6/2017

$2,826.00

$200.00

Charles Burney/56

Somerset

4/6/2017

$9,647.22

$0.00

Charles Burney/56

Somerset

4/6/2017

$3,032.46

$0.00

Francois Skyers/29

Plainfield

4/6/2017

$21,180.55

$0.00

Harry Vasquez/42

Plainfield

4/6/2017

$41,998.00

$1,245.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Francois Skyers/22

 Plainfield

4/06/2017

No Bail

-

TOTAL COLLECTIONS



$433,714.33

$7,946.00

 

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