Day: October 27, 2021

Allentown FFA Fruit and Cheesecake Sale Underway

October 27, 2021

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–It’s the time of year again for the Allentown FFA Fruit and Cheesecake Sale (formerly the Citrus Sale). You can place an order with any FFA member or adviser or place an order through the online form (the online form allows you to use a credit card). If you would like to pay with cash or check, please email
  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!  All orders due by 11/22/2021!  
2021 Fruit Pricing: . All indications are pointing to an excellent crop this year! 

  • Florida Navel Oranges: 4/5 Box (72-88 pieces)- $38.00, 2/5 Box (36-44 pieces)- $25.00, 1/5 Box (10-12 pieces)- $20.00)
  • Florida Juice Oranges– 4/5 Box (64-125 pieces)- $37.00, 2/5 Box (32-65 pieces)- $23.00, 
  • Red Grapefruit4/5 Box (32-48 pieces)- $38.00, 2/5 Box (16-24 pieces)- $25.00 , 1/5 Box (10-12 Pieces)- $20.00
  • Mixed (Navels/ Grapefruit) 2/5 Box (10-20 Navels, 8-12 Grapefruit)- $32.00
  • Clementines– 1/5 Box (40-50 pieces)- $28.00
  • Anjou Pears– 4/5 Box (80-120 pieces)- $64.00, 1/4 Bushel (20 pieces)- $30.00
  • Red Delicious Apples– 4/5 Bushel (80-120 pieces)- $65.00, 1/4 Bushel (20-22 pieces)- $30.00
  • Golden Pineapples- Case of 3- $21.00

Mixed Gift Boxes

  • Trio Mixed Box– (8 Red Delicious Apples, 8 Anjou Pears, 8 Navels- $31.00
  • Citrus Mixed Box- (8-14 Navels, 6 Red Grapefruit, 8-14 Juice Oranges, 12-14 Clementines- $35.00
  • Fresh Fruit Sampler- (Red Delicious Apples, Navels, Anjou Pears, Clementines (16 pieces)- $30.00
  • Apple Sampler- Sampler of Red Delicious, Gala, Golden Delicious, Gala, and Granny Smith (16 pieces)- $30.00
  • Apple and Pear Sampler- Sampler of Red Delicious Apples, Anjou Pears, Granny Smith Apples, Red Anjou Pears (16 pieces)- $30.00
  • Farmer’s Fresh Box- Includes a variety of vegetables for your holiday dinner (25-26lbs)- $37.00 


  • Available in Plain, Strawberry, and Chocolate Symphony- $18 Each 

All of the funds raised will help support travel to leadership conferences, competitions, and support FFA activities throughout the year. Thank you for your support! 

Cream Ridge, NJ Man Charged With Receipt, Distribution, And Possession Of Child Pornography

October 27, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–An Ocean County, New Jersey, man was arrested today on charges that he distributed, received, and possessed images and videos of child sexual abuse downloaded from the internet, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Jared Faircloth, 24, of Cream Ridge, New Jersey, is charged in a criminal complaint with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Faircloth appeared this afternoon by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert in Trenton federal court and was released on $100,000 unsecured bond.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From September 2020 to July 2021, Faircloth received and distributed material containing images of child sexual abuse via the BitTorrent Network, a publicly available online peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network of linked computers. Users must download P2P software, which is widely available for free on the internet. The software allows the user to place files into a designated “shared” folder on his or her hard drive, from which other BitTorrent users can then download those files directly to the “shared” folders of their own computers. Users can then search, select, and directly download, those files.

Law enforcement used investigative software to access the BitTorrent Network and downloaded video files containing images of child sexual abuse from a device or devices assigned to IP addresses linked to Faircloth. On July 22, 2021, law enforcement searched Faircloth’s residence and found a device belonging to Faircloth that contained more than 2,800 images and videos depicting child sexual abuse, as well as BitTorrent software. Of those approximately 2,800 files, law enforcement identified at least 30 files that law enforcement had previously downloaded from IP addresses linked to Faircloth.

The charge of knowingly receiving and distributing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison, and a statutory maximum fine equal to $250,000 or twice the pecuniary gain or loss, whichever is greatest. The charge of knowingly possessing child pornography carries a maximum of 10 years in prison, and a statutory maximum fine equal to $250,000 or twice the pecuniary gain or loss, whichever is greatest.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Jason J. Molina in Newark, with the investigation leading to the arrest. She also thanked the Department of the Air Force, Office of Special Investigations, for its assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley Super Pitts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Defense counsel: Benjamin West Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Trenton

**Note: Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 covers parts of Upper Freehold, Monmouth County and Plumsted, Ocean County**

Pennsylvania Man Charged With Plainsboro Murder


October 27, 2021

PLAINSBORO, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Fred Tavener of the Plainsboro Police Department announce a Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a Township man.

On October 26, 2021, at approximately 3:38 A.M., authorities responded to a residence on Briardale Court following a report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, officers located Sree Aravapalli, 54, of Plainsboro who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Aravapalli was transported from the scene to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation by Detective William Atkinson of the Plainsboro Police Department and Detective Paul Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Aravapalli was fatally shot in his home during an attempted robbery. The investigation ultimately determined Jekai Reid- John, 27, of Norristown, PA targeted Aravapalli in Pennsylvania and followed him home to his Plainsboro residence where the offense occurred.

Although the investigation is continuing and other charges are expected, Reid-John was arrested and charged yesterday with one count of first-degree murder.

Reid-John was taken into police custody by local authorities in Pennsylvania where he remains pending an extradition hearing. Upon his return to New Jersey, he will be lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Atkinson of the Plainsboro Police Department at (609)799-2333 or Detective Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745-3330.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Reid- John are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.