Saturday, December 8, 2012
The following arrest information was provided by the Springfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
The following arrests occurred between Nov. 22 and Nov. 29 and represent charges, not convictions. 11/22/2012 12:00 am Location: Morris Avenue Detective Keith Doherty stopped a car after observing it weaving over the center line traveling on Morris Avenue. The operator, Faheem Harper age 33 of Newark NJ, was subsequently arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Driver License. He was later released with a Springfield Municipal Court appearance date. 11/22/2012 4:15 am Location: Morris Avenue Officer Marcos Vaz stopped a car on Morris Avenue for making repeated unsignaled lane changes. The operator, Delila DeJesus age 25 of Somerset NJ, was …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Suspects charged with possession of narcotics in addition to shoplifting.
Police say two men were arrested for attempting to shoplift from the Bob's Store on Rte. 22. on Oct. 1. A Springfield police report said that Dem-Quan Royal of Plainfield was arrested by Det. Danielle Kahora for shoplifting at Bob's Store on Route 22 West. Royal was charged with Shoplifting, use of anti-shoplifting countermeasure Device and the Possession of Narcotics, suspected to be heroin. Police say that Royal's alleged accomplice, Gregory Jamar of South Plainfield, fled the store but was arrested by Officer Marcos Vaz. Jamar was also charged with Shoplifting and the Possession of an Anti-Shoplifting Countermeasure device (wire cutters used toremove store security tags). Both released with a court date in Superior Court in Union …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The former sheriff's deputy was sentenced to two years for money laundering proceeds he thought was drug money but turned out to be from an undercover officer.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
A former Essex County Sheriff's deputy and Union resident will spend 24 months in prison for money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Eric Hawkins, 44, of Union, pleaded guilty previously to money laundering before U.S. District Court Judge Robert Kugler in federal court in Camden. According to authorities, Hawkins also ran a non-profit business, Urban Community Unification Inc. and agreed to launder money after being approached by a man who claimed to be a broker for a drug dealer who needed money laundered. However, the man posing as a broker turned out to be an undercover officer. Hawkins agreed to launder cash – what he believed were proceeds of the drug dealer’s drug trafficking business – through Urban Community …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
This week's crazy New Jersey police news includes runaway cows, a cash hiding place failure and a pair of boozy pants.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
Each week, Patch combs through the more shocking, surprising and often absurd alleged criminal acts and police-related incidents that unfold throughout New Jersey. Here’s what went on this week for “OMGs from NJ PD.” You Don’t Say… : Richard Vincenzi, you have the right to remain silent. We recommend exercising that right next time cops confront you about allegedly harassing a bouncer in Morristown. Unfortunately for Vincenzi, 24, he took another route, telling police “I have a huge problem with authority.” That’s probably an understatement, considering Morristown Police had to resort to leg irons to get Vincenzi under control and under arrest. Cattle Constitutional: Why did the cows cross the road? The bovines were unavailable for comment…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
One winds up on the train tracks, another on a front lawn.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the surprising, shocking and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." On the Wrong Track: Contrary to popular belief, there is no "wrong side of the tracks." Well, not unless you count the top side. A driver who made a wrong turn wound up on the train tracks paralleling Route 17, leading authorities to shut down New Jersey Transit traffic on the line, according to Hasbrouck Heights Police. It took police about an hour to remove the vehicle from the tracks. We're not sure how long it took onlookers to remove their palms from their faces. Not Quite a Smoking Gun, But Close: You think smoking's bad for you? It's even worse if you're trying to …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Also, someone made off with a whole lot of cooking oil. Slick.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." Big Wheels Keep on Turning: A runaway van veered into oncoming traffic on the White Horse Pike, crashed against a guard rail and nearly struck a small gathering of people at the edge of Newton Lake in Camden County (our title for this section would have worked better if it was a river onto which the van was almost rollin'). Amazingly, no one was hurt, but police say an intoxicated driver may have been asleep at the wheel. At Least it Wasn't a Cow: Scotch Plains Police say a horse escaped from Watchung Stables. After a brief chase, he was cornered by Scotch Plains …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that decision.
Summit Police have arrested Ronald A. Perry, II, 18, of Summit and an unnamed teen from Irvington in the alleged robbery of a pair of teens on Union Place on May 4th. Police are still searching for a third suspect in the robbery. Here are the details of a Summit Police press release sent out this afternoon: At approximately 11:15 p.m. on May 4th, the Summit Police Department took a report from a 15-year- old male who stated that he and his friend, also a 15-year-old male, had both been the victims of a strong-arm robbery earlier that evening. He stated that he and his friend were walking on Union Place in the vicinity of Starbucks when they were approached by three males who blocked their path and demanded their cell phones and wallets…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Also, the infamous train fighter gets a ticket to jail.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some surprising, shocking, stunning and silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." Special Delivery: A Hopatcong man had almost a pound of pot from California delivered to his home through the post office, police said. We assume that little buzz from licking the stamp just wasn't doing it anymore. Da Bears: Two black bears were seen fighting each other outside a Bloomingdale residence last week, and they reportedly damaged two vehicles before leaving the scene. Police didn't get there until after the scuffle was over, so we may never know what caused the fight. Unless one of them was really a Packers fan. Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: There are at least three very bad …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Also, Kinnelon police deal with a real pisser.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and sometimes silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." Some of this week's reports: From the Mouths of Babes: It's bad enough when someone breaks into a school. But Belleville police say someone not only did that—the perp stole an American flag and a bunch of kids' juice boxes. One has to wonder how much Hi-C even goes for on the black market. Not anything watered down. The good stuff. You Say Potato: Things Not To Do: Touch yourself inappropriately in public. Make unsolicited sexual remarks to people. Urinate on yourself. Do much worse than urinating on yourself. The alternate title for this list: Instructions a …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Also, police say a man made a lot of bad moves — and drinking from a cell toilet was just one of them
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." Some of the recent reports: On the Hook: It was bad enough, police say, when a man crashed into several of a West Orange BP's gas pumps, its ice box and a wooden bench. But the man allegedly made matters worse when he took aim at the attendant's booth with a bowling ball. In this case, it was a gutter ball, sans gutter. Police arrested the man, after reportedly observing that he looked "overly anxious" (well, one doesn't usually lunge a bowling ball at a gas station booth when one is calm) and was making incoherent statements. They say the damage topped $5,…