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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Crime, Crime and Punishment, New Jersey Watchdog, NJ State Police | Tags: Cabela's, Chris Christie, NJ State Police, William A. Carvounis | 5 Comments »
Ed McKenna, Red Bank Green photo
Edward McKenna, 63, of Red Bank was involved in a one car accident while traveling north in a 2012 black Mercedes-Benz sedan on the Garden State Parkway at 9:50 pm Monday night. The accident occurred at mile marker 108 in Tinton Falls. He was arrested by the New Jersey State Police and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, according the Sgt. Adam Grossman of the NJSP Public Information Office.
Grossman said that McKenna submitted to a breathalyzer test, but would not disclose the results. Another law enforcement official familiar with the case said McKenna “blew very high.”
McKenna was the mayor of Red Bank from 1991 through 2006. He is currently chairman of the New Jersey State Planning Commission.
In March of 2009 McKenna’s car struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk outside of Riverview Medical Center, according to RedBankGreen. He was cited by the Red Bank Police with failure to yield to a pedestrian. In October of 2000 he was involved in an accident at mile marker 110 on the Parkway, leaving the scene before police arrived, according to RBG. McKenna said at the time that he identified himself to the other driver and left after waiting awhile for the police. Later, the State Police visited his home where his wife told the troopers he had taken a pain killer for his shoulder and was sleeping.
McKenna was not available when we called his law office for comment. This story will be updated if he calls back.
Posted: May 15th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Red Bank | Tags: Driving while intoxicated, DUI, DWI, Ed McKenna, Edward McKenna, NJ State Police, Red Bank, Sgt. Adam Grossman, Tinton Falls | 14 Comments »
Bob Ingle writes this morning that the government is protecting its butt by keeping documentation of escorts classified.
Bob is writing of the New Jersey State Police luxury sport car escorts that have been in the news recently. Not the Secret Service’s recreational activities.
Ingle is the co-author with Sandy McClure of The Soprano State, the New York Times bestseller about New Jersey’s culture or corruption. His new book, written with fellow Gannett reporter Michael Symons, Chris Chrisite: The Inside Story Of His Rise To Power, arrives in book stores on May 22. Pre-orders are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million.
Posted: April 26th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bob Ingle | Tags: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bob Ingle, Books-A-Million, Caravan escorts, Chris Christie: The Inside Story Of His Rise To Power, Michael Symons, NJ State Police, Politics Patrol, prostitution, Sandy McClure, Secret Service, The Soprano State | 3 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, NJ State Police | Tags: Chris Christie, Helicopter, NJ State Police | 6 Comments »