Law & Public Safety

Man charged with 4 burglaries in Paterson

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Paterson man with committing at least four burglaries in the city since May. Officers arrested Mondino Garcia on Sunday. Detective Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1iSm8c0 ) ...

Police shoot, kill man in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Elizabeth that left a man dead. The Union County Prosecutor's Office says an officer on Sunday found 44-year-old John DelValle holding a 49-year-old woman at ...

Coast Guard rescue 5 from sinking boat

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a boat that was taking on water about 35 miles off Cape May. A person aboard the 34-foot vessel radioed for help around noon Sunday. Two Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter responded ...

NJ man fined $21K for illegal dumping in park

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A garbage run has proved to be costly for a southern New Jersey man. The state's Department of Environmental Protection has fined a Seaside Heights man more than $21,000 for illegally dumping eight garbage bags full of ...

Port Authority settles suit over PATH access

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority and two advocacy groups have reached a settlement in a seven-year-old lawsuit over disabled access to the Grove Street PATH station. The two groups, Heightened Independence and Progress, Inc., and the United ...

Authorities in Newark probe 2 weekend homicides

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Newark are investigating two separate and apparently unrelated shootings that left two people dead. The first occurred at about 3:30 p.m. in the North Ward. Police responding to a call discovered 41-year-old ...

Flooring co. bookkeeper charged with $500K theft

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman is being charged with stealing about $500,000 from her job as bookkeeper for a flooring company. Police in Ramsey tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1pMGjaj) that Monica Arencibia allegedly stole the ...

Prosecutor warns of possible tainted heroin

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County's prosecutor is warning about the possibility of tainted heroin being sold in the county with a distinctive logo on it. Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says that police responding to an emergency at a home in ...

NJ cop indicted for attempted murder of captain

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey police officer faces arson and attempted murder counts stemming from a fire at the home of his police captain. A grand jury in Middlesex County handed up the indictment against Edison police officer ...

New Jersey man charged in Heber City theft

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police have arrested a New Jersey man at the Rainbow Gathering accused of trying to rob a woman outside a store in Heber City. Police obtained a warrant and arrested 24-year-old Scott McPherson at the Uinta National Forest on ...