Law & Public Safety

Businessman charged in warehouse rental scam

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a central New Jersey businessman manipulated rental agreements to illegally pocket more than $250,000. Thomas Carr, a 54-year-old Manalapan resident, is charged with theft, forgery and uttering a forged ...

Man, firefighter hurt in New Jersey building fire

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — One resident and a firefighter were hurt when a fast-moving fire broke out at a northern New Jersey building and spread to a neighboring structure. Clifton authorities tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1jKneAD) that the fire on ...

Police: Driver flees traffic stop with cop in car

FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — A Delaware man who allegedly fled from a traffic stop in southern New Jersey as a police officer entered his car in now facing numerous charges. Florence police tell the Burlington County Times (http://bit.ly/1oiUMKp) that ...

Bandit accidentally fires 1 shot in hotel robbery

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an armed bandit accidentally fired his gun while stealing about $1,000 from the front desk of a northern New Jersey hotel. Weehawken police say tell The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1hNb4r3) that the man ...

Man suffers graze wound in drive-by shooting

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man suffered a graze wound to his head when someone started shooting at the parked car he was sitting in. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1kfb7Bk) reports that the shooting occurred around ...

Officials: 7 aboard NJ-bound plane died in crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say all seven people aboard a private plane were killed when it crashed in a Massachusetts air field and erupted into fire. They say the Gulfstream IV aircraft was leaving Hanscom Field in Bedford when it crashed ...

Police detective shoots, kills armed suspect

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey police detective shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at another detective. Passaic County prosecutors tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1oVCDmW) that the shooting occurred around 2:20 ...

Ex-cashier won’t serve prison term for theft

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The former head cashier for the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group has been spared a prison term for stealing $42,000. Dewyna Brown of North Brunswick instead was sentenced Friday to five years' probation. She ...

Authorities: Body found in lake may be missing man

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in a central New Jersey lake may be that of a man who went missing earlier this week. South Brunswick police tell the Home News Tribune (http://mycj.co/Sm0ctu ) that the body was found ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty to bank robbery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has admitted robbing a bank last December. Robert Mercedes of East Orange pleaded guilty this week to bank robbery and using a firearm during the commission of crime of ...