Thursday, August 23, 2012
Two men reportedly stole baby formula and allegedly found with crack pipes.
Two men charged with shoplifting from the CVS pharmacy on Morris Ave. in Springfield led police on a multi-town chase last week. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, CVS employees contacted police, reporting that shoplifters had just fled the store. Corporal Danielle Kahora, on Morris Ave. when the alert went out, responded. Upon her arrival, witnesses pointed out a man walking in the parking lot, saying he was one of two men who had run from the store activating the door sensor alarm. The man, Robert Banks, 43, of Newark, fled when Corporal Kahora ordered him to stop. Kahora chased Banks on foot into Millburn where he reportedly stripped off his outer shirt and tried to hide among the factory buildings on Bleeker Street. Banks was apprehended with the …
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.
- POLICE & FIRE
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…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Couple reportedly stole candy and cash.
What if Bonnie and Clyde had a sweet tooth? Police reports indicate the man and woman accused of breaking into two Springfield businesses last week were not particularly discerning about what they allegedly stole. While they pocketed cash, they also reportedly stole an item with little resale value; a candy bowl. On Thursday, May 17 at 10:13 p.m., Springfield PD Officer Melissa Esteves responded to a silent burglar alarm at Dave's Sweet Shop on Mountain Avenue. The business was closed, so Officer Esteves turned off her headlights as she entered the parking lot. She reportedly spotted David Brady, 39, of Morristown attempting to pry the rear door of the store open with a tire iron. Brady started to walk away and then ran off. After a chase…
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 …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Also, Wayne man has had better days.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the most surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." Some of the recent reports: Climbing the Walls: It's no secret that people get a little rowdy during some of the state's large St. Patrick's Day celebrations. But the Hoboken LepreCon earns some special recognition for one police report of a man climbing the wall of a building, apparently thinking he was Spider-Man. Over the course of the day, police made 18 arrests, including of one person allegedly so drunk that when asked to recite the alphabet, he made it as far as "A ... T ... A." We're still going over our fact-checking, but we believe that may not, …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Also, don't ask a hotel clerk to take care of your needles, OK?
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 reports from this week: What Goes Around: A good hotel won't have any problem holding onto valuables for you—maybe you need a safe place to store your keys, or your jewelry, or something else you hold near and dear. But when one customer asked a Sleep Inn in Cinnaminson to hold onto a hypodermic needle, things seemed a bit off, police said. The man was charged with drug possession and paraphernalia possession—and then just hours later, was back on the PD's radar. Police say when he tried to get away after allegedly causing a disturbance at the …