This arrest, however, was not the result of chance. On the contrary, at 4 p.m. authorities received a report about a suspicious male in a nearby Whole Foods parking lot. But the media does not disclose what the male did that appeared suspicious. Read More
On July 1, Evesham Township Police arrested a man in the L.A. Fitness parking lot on Route 73, per the news. Indeed, the cops claim the male allegedly possessed pry bars, screwdrivers, a hammer, heroin, marijuana, and hypodermic needles. Consequently, the cops charged him with fourth-degree possession of burglary tools. Additionally, they charged him with third-degree possession of heroin. They also charged the male with possession of hypodermic needle and possession of marijuana, both disorderly persons offenses.But this arrest was not the result of chance. On the contrary, at 4 p.m. authorities received a report about a suspicious male in a nearby Whole Foods parking lot. The media does not disclose, however, what the male did that appeared suspicious. Read More
Police in Hoboken, New Jersey, charged two suspects with bail jumping and other offenses, per nj dot com. It all began when the cops went looking for a suspect with warrants at a public housing building. During the investigation, the cops searched the grounds of the residential facility in Hudson County. Eventually, the cops saw the suspect open an apartment door on the fifth floor after a visitor knocked. Therefore, the cops approached. But the suspect allegedly tried to prevent them from entering. Consequently, the cops forcibly entered the unit. In addition to filing charges against the original suspect and the visitor for bail jumping, the cops also pressed charges for heroin possession and cocaine possession. Read More
Like fish trapped in a barrel, four people in a Monroe Township home found themselves targeted by police during a raid this week. Indeed, the cops invaded the home and arrested four people after a five-month investigation. Along the way, they allegedly found heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana. Consequently, the cops charged the various individuals with heroin possession, cocaine possession, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, distribution/manufacture of heroin, distribution/manufacture of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.
But here is a question. Specifically, why does nj dot com have only scant details to report? Most likely nj dot com got its information from a news release, which some would consider a tool of government propaganda. Read more
Gloucester Township police arrested 13 people after a two-month “drug house” investigation, per patch dot com. But apparently the house was actually an apartment, not a house. Indeed, detectives and the Gloucester Township Police Special Response Team (SWAT) executed a search warrant at the Fairways Apartment Complex. While at the scene investigating, police arrested 10 people with loitering to obtain or distribute CDS. Additionally, the cops charged three primary suspects with more serious crimes after they seized:
- over 250 bags of alleged heroin,
- a quantity of alleged marijuana,
- a quantity of alleged fentanyl patches,
- 118 alleged prescription pills,
- and over $12,000 in cash.
The expression “routine traffic stop” did not make George Carlin’s list of humorous oxymorons. Despite the wide-spread use of this idiom, there is nothing routine about any traffic stop. This is so for the police as well as citizens. Neither knows what will unfold during the encounter. And that is one reason no contact with the police is the best contact.Indeed, a recent traffic stop reported by nj dot com illustrates the point. The traffic stop led Lower Township police to arrest two men for outstanding warrants. Additionally, the cops found alleged heroin, a hypodermic needle, and other unspecified drugs and paraphernalia, per the news.
Another press release written by a police department made the so-called news. I blogged about this practice previously, and the problems it poses for media objectivity. Per this propaganda piece, cops in Lavallette arrested a man for maintaining heroin manufacturing facility. To his credit, however, the author disclosed his source as a “press release.”
http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2017/01/nj_man_charged_with_maintaining_heroin_manufacturi.html (last visited January 19, 2017).
In November, two men and a woman drove through Vineland, New Jersey. Only one of the men was from New Jersey. But the other two people were from out of state. Eventually, local police stopped the vehicle. In addition to a three year old child, the car contained suspected heroin, per the news. The cops discovered 657 alleged bags of heroin, according to the press, and other contraband, too. Consequently, the police charged the suspects with Heroin Possession With Intent to Distribute, in violation of N.J.S.A 2c:35-5, and other crimes, too. Read more