Law & Public Safety

New Jersey man drowns in New York state park lake

RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they're investigating the death of a 20-year-old New Jersey man who apparently drowned while swimming in a lake at New York's Harriman State Park. State park police tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown ...

3 New Jersey men indicted on child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey men have been indicted on child pornography charges. State authorities say 63-year-old Frank Fiorelli of Springfield; 29-year-old James Engle of Washington Township and 35-year-old Robert Rowe II of Union ...

Teen to be tried as adult in stabbing, carjacking

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy who allegedly stabbed a central New Jersey woman and stole her car last summer will be tried as an adult. Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced the decision Wednesday. ...

Pair admit guilt in counterfeit goods ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New York residents have admitted their roles in what federal prosecutors in New Jersey have described as one of the nation's largest counterfeit goods smuggling conspiracies. Thirty-seven-year-old Ke Dao Jiang of Queens and ...

Newark teen gunned down

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Investigators don't believe a shooting that claimed the life of a 15-year-old in Newark was random. Police found Coulibabry Wilson with a gunshot wound on Leslie Street on Tuesday afternoon. The Weequahic High School student ...

Philadelphia pair accused of having sex in surf

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police at the Jersey shore have accused a Philadelphia couple of having sex in the surf. Sea Isle City police spotted 27-year-old Matthew McPeak and 23-year-old Stephanie Wallington around 4 p.m. Sunday. They ordered the ...

Police arrest over 50 at Mountain Jam festival

HUNTER, N.Y. (AP) — State police say more than 50 people were arrested over the weekend at the 10th annual Mountain Jam music festival. Most were cited for possession or sale of a controlled substance, or marijuana possession. One was charged with ...

Naked man arrested after lengthy standoff at condo

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have captured a northern New Jersey man who they say left a threatening note and a gas mask on the front door of his condominium and then held them at bay for several hours. Mahwah police say the 27-year-old man, who ...

Nigerian man admits role in computer fraud scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Nigerian man has admitted his role in a computer hacking and identity theft scheme that defrauded vendors out of nearly $1 million in office products. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say 30-year-old Abiodun Adejohn pleaded ...

Indictments: Inmates improperly got jobless funds

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five former jail inmates and three of their wives sand accused of stealing about $100,000 in unemployment insurance benefits while the men were serving county jail terms and ineligible to receive the benefits. Acting New Jersey ...