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

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

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 »

Christie Demands Chesimard’s Extradition

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has written to President Barack Obama demanding that fugitive Joanne Chesimard be extradited from Cuba as a condition of the United States normalizing relations with the communist island nation 90 miles from our border, according to a report on FoxNews Sunday.

A video of the FoxNews report was posted on Christie’s Youtube channel and was promoted by twitter by the Governor.  Christie posted his letter to the President on twitter two minutes prior to the FoxNews report.

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Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Cuba, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police, U.S.-Cuba relations | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Study of police body cameras approved by N.J. lawmakers

assetContentTRENTON — State lawmakers would study whether police throughout the state should wear body cameras to capture their interactions with the public, under a bill approved today by the Senate. The legislation ( S2649), passed 37-0, began as an effort to require all officers to wear the devices, but was scaled back after the bill’ sponsor,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, NJ State Legislature, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Attorney General to State Police: Stop photographing protesters at Chris Christie town halls

Attorney General to State Police: Stop photographing protesters at Chris Christie town halls (via

TRENTON — The acting state attorney general and the State Police superintendent today ordered the State Police to stop photographing protesters at Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meetings “for security or any other purposes.” The order came the…

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Posted: March 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, NJ State Police | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Trooper on Christie’s Security Detail Busted for Theft in PA

A 35 year old State Trooper assigned to protect Governor Chris Christie and his family was arrested on theft charges in Hamburg, Pennsylvania last month, according to a report at NJWatchdog.

Trooper William A. Carvounis of North Brunswick is accused of stealing $267 in gun supplies and other goods from a Cabela’s store.

“During the course of his shopping, (Carvounis) would place items in his shopping basket. While walking around and continuing to shop, he would take various merchandise out of the package and conceal in his pockets…He would discard the empty packages on shelves throughout the store,” wrote Schwoyer in his sworn statement.

Security video also caught Carvounis’ coup de grace: The trooper tore the price tag from a Cabela’s hat, which he wore while trying to leave the store.

When Carvounis was apprehended and searched, authorities found a concealed weapon along with the pilfered loot. They soon realized their suspect was a law enforcement officer.

The report said Carvounis tried to get the retailer and the local police to drop the matter as a “professional courtesy” and that he invoked his connection to Christie in his plea for leniency.

Carvounis has been suspended from the NJ State Police and is due in Berks County Court of Common Pleas for his arraignment on February 10.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Crime, Crime and Punishment, New Jersey Watchdog, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Governor Chris Christie Calls On State Legislature To Act On Tax Relief At Special Session

Remarks As Prepared For Delivery

Good afternoon, Lt. Governor Guadagno, Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Oliver, and all the members of the Legislature.  I take my constitutional powers and responsibilities seriously, as I know you do.  When there are pressing matters that I believe must be addressed, it is my responsibility to call our Legislature into special session. 

Giving the certainty of tax relief to our citizens and making our state more competitive with our neighbors in job creation—today—will allow us to put more New Jerseyans back to work this summer.  What could be more important for us to do today?

I know it’s been a long year and I know over the last few weeks each of you have been working hard to bring this legislative session to a successful conclusion.  We did many great things together.  But there is one greater thing left to do—lock in tax relief today that will help to create new jobs tomorrow.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Police, Taxes | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Top Cop: Christie’s Chopper Flight Didn’t Cost Taxpayers Anything

By Art Gallagher

State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes issued a statement to the media this afternoon stating that Governor Christie’s  helicopter ride to his son’s baseball game yesterday didn’t cost that taxpayers money because the Governor’s travel was required flight training for the pilot.

The cost of the actual trip was $2500.

Assemblyman Joe Cryan, the $112,000 undersheriff of Union County said, “but, but, uhm, hmmm.”

Posted: June 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, NJ State Police | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »