Law & Public Safety

Authorities seeking motive for double shooting

ROSELLE, N.J. (AP) — Two men were hospitalized after they were shot and wounded in a northern New Jersey community. But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting in Roselle, which occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Frank Street. ...

Camden getting special status in New Jersey laws

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's poorest city is still getting extra attention from the state a dozen years after it partially took over Camden's city government in hopes of helping it become self-sufficient. But some activists there believe the ...

Bank robber makes off with nearly $7,000 in cash

WALLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are looking for a bandit who made off with nearly $7,000 from a northern New Jersey bank. Wallington police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/VOubNb) that the man entered a Chase Bank branch shortly after it ...

Police: Concert venue brawl leads to stabbing

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man involved in a brawl at a southern New Jersey concert venue later stabbed the other combatant after he saw him walking down a street. Lakewood police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1oaCGIT) that ...

Business owners victimized in discounted TV scam

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two business owners who thought they were buying discounted televisions at a northern New Jersey department store were instead scammed out of their money. Rockaway Township police say the victims were each contacted ...

Police: Man hurt when he jumps out of moving car

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey man suffered severe head trauma when he apparently jumped from a moving vehicle. Stafford police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1m3FV8l) that their initial ...

Woman’s body found floating in Hudson River

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found floating in the Hudson River this week. Hudson County authorities say the body was found around 7 a.m. Friday and was removed from the water a short ...

Northern New Jersey man faces child porn charges

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man possessed and distributed dozens of child pornography images and videos online. Fifty-three-year-old Jose Chavarria of Fort Lee faces two counts of child endangerment. His bail was ...

More prison time for man in 2-state police chase

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who stole a police car and injured an officer in New Jersey during a two-state drug-fueled chase will have to serve more time in prison. Camden County prosecutors say 25-year-old Blake Bills of Macungie ...

Police: Drunk driver crashes into officer’s car

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer escaped injury when an alleged drunken driver sideswiped his parked cruiser. Neptune City authorities tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1s9UdVn ) that Patrolman Thomas Holmstedt had stopped ...