Wednesday, April 10, 2013
But violators face only a disorderly person's charge
Gun owners who live with minors are required to keep guns locked or secured, but face only a potential disorderly person's offense if they are found guilty of violating that law, according to a copy of a state statute. The statute, on the state legislative website, says: "2C:58-15. Minor's access to a loaded firearm; penalty, conditions 1. a. A person who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to a loaded firearm at a premises under the person's control commits a disorderly persons offense if a minor gains access to the firearm, unless the person: (1) Stores the firearm in a securely locked box or container; (2) Stores the firearm in a location which a reasonable person would believe …
Monday, March 11, 2013
A sergeant plead guilty to altering his license plate to conceal his involvement in the crime.
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Monday, March 11
A state police sergeant and a second trooper who were involved in an unauthorized police escort in Atlantic City last year have forfeited their jobs, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced on Monday, March 11. Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry, 47, of Phillipsburg, plead guilty to altering the numbers on the license plates of his car with black electrical tape on Monday, according to Chiesa. The crime is a fourth-degree charge of falsifying or tampering with records, Chiesa said. In altering the license plate, he was concealing his participation in the crime on March 30, 2012, Chiesa said. Nassry, a trooper for 26 years, automatically forfeits his job as a result of the plea, and is barred from any law enforcement position or public …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A white Ford delivery truck went off the road and hit some trees off the Parkway Friday afternoon.
A Jersey City man suffered minor injuries after his white Ford delivery truck exited the Garden State Parkway in Port Republic and hit some trees, State Police said Friday afternoon, Jan. 25. Mustapha Tazi, 32, was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus with minor head and hand injuries, police said. He was to be treated and released. The accident occurred at 2:06 p.m., and the truck was said to be swerving prior to the accident, according to police. The truck exited the Parkway and hit trees "a good distance from the road," according to police. Police extricated Tazi around 2:25 p.m., police said. He was issued a ticket for careless driving.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Joseph Cohen, 62, was pronounced dead after his car struck a parked front end loader Friday night.
A 62-year-old man from Howell was pronounced dead after his car struck a parked front-end loader at the Atlantic City Service area at mile marker 41.3 on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township Friday night, Jan. 18, State Police said. Joseph Cohen's Volkswagen Jetta struck the front-end loader at 9:52 p.m., striking the southgate portion of the loader, according to police. The jetta suffered heavy damage to the front, and the loader suffered no damage, according to police. Cohen was extrciated by the Pomona Volunteer Fire Company, police said. Cohen was unrestrained and unresponsive and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police. The cause of the…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Jacalyn Toth Brown was awarded $125,000 in the settlement.
A Galloway Township woman who survived a 2008 plane crash in Ocean County has been awarded $125,000 by the state following her lawsuit alleging State Police failed to search for her following the crash, according to The Star Ledger. Jacalyn Toth Brown, 33, claimed the failure to search for her by State Police forced her to wait several hours for medical care, according to the Star Ledger's website. The crash occurred at 12:45 p.m. on May 17, 2008, and the state police didn't discover the crash or the victims until 4:56 p.m., according to The Star Ledger. Two people died in the crash. Once discovered, Brown and one other person were airlifted to Atlantic City for medical treatment. Brown's injuries were not specified in the story. The …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
As many as 225 spots will be available for applicants who want to be state troopers.
Police departments across New Jersey, including Galloway, have been hit hard by layoffs over the past few years, due to budget cuts in a crippled economy. The effects of the recession may linger, but one law-enforcement agency in the state is actually hiring. New Jersey State Police announced Wednesday that they will begin accepting applications next month from candidates who want to be state troopers. As many as 225 spots will be available when two State Police academy classes commence training next spring. The application period runs online from May 7 to 29. This is the first time the state police have accepted applications since February 2010. The most recent class of state troopers graduated this past January, adding 85 to the ranks…
Friday, July 22, 2011
Khalil Jackson and Jon Monzon graduated Friday morning.
Two Galloway Township students were among 134 high school seniors who participated in the 88th New Jersey State Trooper Training Class this week. Graduation was held in Sea Girt this morning at 10. Khalil Jackson and Jon Monzon participated in the police education program that spanned the last week. The program provides students with an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement the opportunity to take on "real life" police experience. The activities included reveille, roll call, academic classes, tough physical fitness training and actual police field exercises. Specific situations involved illegal drug use, teen violence and the aftermath of violent and deadly acts. New Jersey's vast cultural differences and constitutional …