Law & Public Safety

Authorities capture man sought in attack on woman

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a southern New Jersey man who allegedly kidnapped and repeatedly attacked his girlfriend earlier this month. Rozel Foster, a 21-year-old Toms River resident, was arrested Saturday at a home ...

Business owner admits stealing water

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a northern New Jersey business has admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal at least $100,000 worth of water from a local utilities authority. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Nicholas Vene, of Holmdel, ...

Receptionist admits stealing from medical practice

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a woman has admitted embezzling more than $446,000 from the northern New Jersey medical practice where she formerly worked as a receptionist. They also say 53-year-old Gwendolyn Muller used fraudulent ...

Rutgers student assaulted, robbed on campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police are searching for two suspects who assaulted and robbed a student on Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus. Campus police say the student was on the sidewalk in front of Ford Hall when the incident took place ...

Hawthorne fire chief contains small house fire

HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — Hawthorne's fire chief contained a small house fire while he was headed to a softball game. Chief Joseph Speranza heard the call at a nearby address on 11th Avenue Sunday. A cigarette apparently set fire to a waste basket ...

Prosecutors: Doctor diverted millions in earnings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey plastic surgeon fraudulently diverted millions in corporate earnings for his personal use, costing the United States nearly $3 million in tax revenue. David Evdokimow, a 54-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Newark woman’s death ruled a homicide

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The death of Newark woman whose body was found inside her home last week has been ruled a homicide. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1prOUhJ) that the ruling came after an autopsy was performed on 34-year-old ...

Man found fatally shot behind wheel of minivan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found shot to death behind the wheel of a minivan that was still running on a Trenton street. It's not yet known what sparked the shooting of 22-year-old Rodney Sutphin, which occurred in the area of ...

Losing bidder seeks to block bankrupt casino sale

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Florida developer who lost a bankruptcy court auction for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is now challenging the decision. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1wXfeEs) reports that a lawyer for ...

Vehicle hits, seriously injures man, his son

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A man and his young son were seriously injured when a vehicle struck them as they walked their bikes across a central New Jersey highway. But authorities say 54-year-old Richard Regan, of West Windsor, and his 8-year-old ...