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DUI Essex County Sheriff's Officer Charged In Wrong-Way Crash That Injured 8: Prosecutor
An Essex County Sheriff's Officer has been charged in a 2022 wrong-way crash that left eight people injured, during which he had been under the influence, authorities in Hudson County said.
Michael Johnson, 36, was under the influence when he drove a Jeep Cherokee east in the westbound lanes of the Route 280 entrance ramp near Harrison Avenue around 11:20 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.
Johnson, of Irvington, struck a Chevy Traverse and a Nissan Rogue, leaving eight people injured, Suarez said. He was not on duty at the time of the crash. …
Woman Charged In Quakertown Shooting: Police
A Richland Township woman is accused of firing a gun at a building with people inside late on Saturday, Sept. 23, authorities say.
Amanda Nelson, 30, is charged with discharging a gun into an occupied structure, misdemeanor simple assault, and reckless endangerment, according to Richland police.
Officers said Nelson fired the shots at a home on the 500 block of East Cherry Road, near the intersection with Gross Road. When police arrived, she refused to exit her home and was arrested by a Special Response Team, the department said.
Court records show Nelson was arraigned e…
Camden Roadway Closed Due To Transformer Outage, NJ Transit Still Running
Due to an electrical transformer outage, Broadway between Federal Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the City of Camden is closed to vehicles on Monday, Sept. 25, authorities said.
PSE&G will be working throughout the day and overnight until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 for repairs, they said.
“Although the road is closed, NJ Transit traffic will still be permitted through to access the Walter Rand Transportation Center,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works.
The transportation center is served by River Line, New Jersey Transit buses and Greyhoun…
Former Employees Forged Over $65K In Checks From Somerset County Contracting Firm: Prosecutor
Two former workers at a contracting firm in Somerset County were arrested for allegedly forging checks from their employer and making more than $65,000 in unauthorized purchases.
Carlos R. Escobar, 38, of Jefferson Avenue in North Plainfield, and Ciro A. Saenz-Puentes, 44, of Remson Avenue in New Brunswick, were each charged with theft by deception, forgery, and uttering a false document, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said in a release on Monday, Sept. 25.
Escobar and Saenz-Puentes became the center of an investigation when the owner of the contracting company they were former…
Freehold Man Impersonated Police Officer, Pulled Car Over, Stole Cell Phone: Prosecutor
A Monmouth County man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer and robbing someone he pulled over, authorities said.
Anthony Burke, 46, of Freehold was charged on Friday, Sept. 22, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. He also was charged with possession of drugs, the prosecutor said.
The arrest is in relation to an incident that took place in Freehold Township on Sunday, Sept. 17, where Burke attempted to impersonate a law enforcement officer by pulling over a driver, Santiago said. Prior to leaving, Burke then stole the victim’s cell phone…
Pedestrian, 18, Killed As Nissan Crosses Double Yellow Lines On Rt. 202, Veers Onto Sidewalk
An 18-year-old was walking on the sidewalk of Route 202 when he was struck and killed by a Nissan that veered off the roadway over the weekend, authorities said.
Bedminster Township Police responded to the crash on Route 202 near Elm Street in Bedminster around 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, the department said.
Investigators say a 35-year-old Flemington man was heading westbound in a 2017 Nissan Maxima when the vehicle strayed from its lane, crossed the double-yellow line, and veered off the roadway before hitting William Richardson, a pedestrian on the sidewalk.
Richardson, 18, of Bedm…
Man Nabbed For Robbing Milford Bank With Help From Social Media, Police Say
A man wanted for allegedly pulling off an armed robbery in Connecticut in August has been caught by police with the help of social media.
Litchfield County resident Bamm Oh, aka, Paul Bamm Oh, age 45, of Torrington, was scooped up on Thursday, Sept. 21, for the New Haven County robbery of the Devon Branch of the Milford Bank in Milford.
According to Milford Police, Oh walked into the bank and handed the teller a note indicating he was armed and would her if she did not comply and give him money.
The teller gave Oh money and he fled, police said.
Surveillance photos from the bank wer…