Body cameras will soon be worn by 1,000 N.J. state troopers

assetContentAll of New Jersey State Police officers will be equipped with body cameras by early next year, recording their interactions with the public. UPDATE: Body cams coming to a cop near you as N.J. pledges millions to equip officers Gov. Christie’s administration plans to allocate $1.5 million of the State Police’s existing budget to outfit the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Police officer, public works employee nabbed in massive drug sting

assetContent (22)A police officer and a public works employee were among 32 people arrested in a sting that netted large amounts of cocaine, heroin, painkillers, ecstasy and more than $125,000 in cash, authorities announced Wednesday. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Tidal Wave,” began in October 2014 and honed in on drug-trafficking organizations in Middletown and Beachwood, State Police… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Rible Defends Police Response To Summer Jam Riot

Assemblyman Dave Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, stood up for the New Jersey State Police’s response to rioting gate crashers at Sunday night’s Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium.

Assemblyman Dave Rible

Assemblyman Dave Rible

Responding to ACLU of NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer’s call for the Attorney General to investigate the appropriate use of force at the event, Rible issued the following statement:

“It is irresponsible to call for an investigation into law enforcement officers who were simply doing the job they were asked to do, which was to break up an already ongoing riot and protect innocent bystanders,” Assemblyman Rible said. “We need to stop continuously placing the blame on our law enforcement and instead come together to show our support for those who were sworn in to protect and serve the public.”

Assemblyman Rible continued, “While there are certainly bad characters in every profession, we must not denigrate all of our law enforcement officers. In our increasingly dangerous world, we should not be undermining our officers’ ability to properly protect us and themselves. Instead, we need to target the bad actors who created this dangerous situation in the first place.”

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Posted: June 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Dave Rible, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Troopers clash with large crowds at MetLife; tear gas, bottles thrown; The melee appeared to be over by 11 p.m.

assetContent (1)EAST RUTHERFORD — State Police are sending additional manpower to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford Sunday night after reports of fights and large crowds involved in clashes with cops at the Summer Jam music festival. Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the State Police, said troopers will help with crowd control at radio station Hot 97’s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Troopers clash with large crowds at MetLife; tear gas, bottles thrown; The melee appeared to be over by 11 p.m.

Violence Erupts At New Jersey Hip Hop Concert

IKRpgJQy4PmIvPYjUPDATE 10:50 p.m. EDT: Multiple arrests were made outside at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where police clashed with concertgoers attempting to attend the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam. State State Police spokesman Sgt. Gregory Williams said additional troopers had been dispatch to the scene, where there were reports of pepper spray being used… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Violence Erupts At New Jersey Hip Hop Concert

Judge may force Christie to release his troopers’ $1M Amex bill, report says

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TRENTON — A New Jersey Superior Court judge says Gov. Chris Christie’s disclosure of the particulars of his security detail to a Cub Scout at a recent town hall meeting seriously calls into question the reasons he’s given for keeping his security spending secret, according to a published report. Speaking from the bench last Thursday, Judge… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Judge may force Christie to release his troopers’ $1M Amex bill, report says

Investigators Seek Public’s Help With Locating The Mother Of Dead Baby Dumped in Farmingdale

Emma+Grace+H190-14-28West Trenton, N.J. – Detectives from the New Jersey State Police and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are hopeful a composite sketch of a full-term, newborn infant, whose remains were discovered among trash at a recycling center in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, will help identify her mother.

The baby, who was named Emma Grace by the Ardena Baptist Church in Howell, N.J., was 21.5 inches, 7 pounds, and five ounces, when she was discovered more than five months ago by an employee of the ReCommunity Recycling facility on Railroad Avenue, in Farmingdale, N.J. The baby’s remains have been released to the church, which will hold a funeral for her on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.

The headless body of Emma Grace was discovered at approximately 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, prompting an exhaustive search of the surrounding trash. Investigators uncovered the infant’s head, two blood-stained blouses, and a bag from a retail store area in Orange, N.J.  The old blouses had no tags, but their size could be characterized as petite to medium.  Both the clothing and the bag are believed to be connected with the mother of the infant.

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Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Investigators Seek Public’s Help With Locating The Mother Of Dead Baby Dumped in Farmingdale

Christie Administration Imposes Travel Ban In NJ effective 11pm until further notice

Fuentes travel ban (640x387)Col. Joseph R. Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and Director of Emergency Management has signed a directive prohibiting vehicular traffic on all roads in New Jersey effective at 11 Pm this evening, January 26, 2015.  A copy of the directive which includes exemptions from government personnel, public utility vehicles, public and private plow trucks  and healthcare workers and patients can be be viewed here .

Governor Chris Christie said via twitter that the ban will be subject to revocation at day break depending on the conditions then.

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Posted: January 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Monmouth County, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Law Enforcement needs help identifying body that washed ashore in Highlands a year ago

101215aA white male in his mid-20’s washed ashore at the Gateway Marina in Highlands on December 31, 2013.  A year and 12 days later, the State Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office have yet to identify the body.

Investigators are now circulating a composite sketch of the the young man may have looked like at the time of his death. Facial features, hair length and coloring may vary.

A forensic examination concluded the man is not of American Indian, Japanese, Chinese or Guatemalan nationalities.

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police has found no matches for the DNA Profile of the man in the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), and there have been no missing persons reported for anyone matching the description of the deceased man.

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Posted: January 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Law Enforcement needs help identifying body that washed ashore in Highlands a year ago

N.J. police union warns officers to ‘take extra caution’ after NYPD killings

assetContentThe killing of two New York City police officers in an ambush attack this weekend prompted New Jersey’s largest police union to issue a warning today, urging its members to “take extra caution and use increased safety in the coming weeks.” The advisory from the state’s Police Benevolent Association comes a day after a 28-year-old man… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New York, News, NJ State Police, Police | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »