Hoboken cops recently charged five young adults with various drug offenses, per the news. Indeed, the charges include drug possession and drug possession with intent to distribute, per nj dot com. It all began when the cops saw an illegally parked car. Additionally, the cops claim the vehicle was registered to an individual with a suspended license. But the news report does not indicate what made the position of the car illegal. Furthermore, although the vehicle apparently moved, the news omits that detail. Instead, the news indicates the cops stopped the vehicle two blocks from the illegal parking spot. While approaching the vehicle, the cops allegedly saw a cloud of smoke exit from the window. And apparently it was the driver’s window, but the news is ambiguous about that too. Moreover, the cops allegedly detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana inside the vehicle. Read more
As the countdown continues this New Year’s Eve, do you know the penalties for underage driving while intoxicated? Hoboken cops recently charged a 20-year-old with various motor vehicle offenses, including underage DWI. But news reports indicate the driver’s alcotest results were under the legal limit. Nevertheless, the motor vehicle offenses included underage DWI, reckless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, wrong way on a one way, and unlicensed driver. More serious offenses included hindering apprehension, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of CDS Paraphernalia, providing false identification, and underage consumption of alcohol. Read More
If you have wondered “why hire a New Jersey DWI attorney” after the cops charged you with DWI1, Allowing DWI2, or Refusal3, then read on. Recently an allegedly intoxicated driver ran an officer off the road, per the news. While traveling west on Route 57, a Manfield police officer swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle, per the news. Additionally, the oncoming car caused the officer to jump the curb. But news reports do not reveal what took place during the roadside investigation. Nevertheless, police claim the driver was under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, per the news. Additionally, the cops charged the motorist with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic needle, reckless driving, failure to maintain lanes, driving under the influence, and several equipment violations, according to police. Read More
Do you know the expression snitches get stitches? Contrary to street knowledge, however, New Jersey authorities want to combat witness tampering. Indeed, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) investigators recently charged a Deal police officer with witness tampering and other offenses. But MCPO did not elaborate on the accusations. Instead, the authorities claim the investigation is ongoing. Additionally, the defendant is a fourteen year veteran cop. But this credential did not curry favor with the charging authorities. Instead, the county cops charged the local cop with witness tampering, conspiracy to possess cocaine, and possession of marijuana. More specifically, the witness tampering complaint alleges conduct contrary to N.J.S.A. 2c:28-5a(1). To illustrate, this prohibits causing a witness to testify or inform falsely. Read More
Police in Middletown, NJ, charged a motorist after he allegedly struck a teenage boy on Halloween night, per the news. The charges against the motorist include assault with a motor vehicle while under the influence, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to yield to a pedestrian, and failure to use headlamps. Unsurprisingly, however, the police have not disclosed whether the DUI is for driving under the influence of marijuana, alcohol, or another intoxicating substance. 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
Winslow Township cops arrested two people on drug charges and a third on weapons offenses after a weeks-long investigation. Narcotics officers executed search warrants at two homes following investigations into drug sales there. And they allegedly found cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana, packaging materials and more than $1,600 in cash. Additionally, they allegedly found a loaded 9mm handgun and a defaced .22-caliber rifle in a vehicle. Consequently, the cops charged the various people with CDS distribution in a school zone, and the following crimes:
- possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance,
- cocaine possession,
- marijuana possession,
- oxycodone possession,
- maintaining a manufacturing facility,
- unlawful possession of a weapon, and
- possession of a defaced firearm.
Trenton cops charged a man who ran after they confronted him, and found 118 decks of alleged heroin on him. The cops claim they saw a drug transaction with this man as the seller. When they confronted him, however, they say he ran. Nevertheless, the cops caught him and found the alleged CDS and currency. Consequently, they charged him with hindering apprehension, heroin possession, heroin possession with intent to distribute, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction.
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).