Paterson Police Sergeant Convicted of Violating Civil Rights, Falsifying Police Report
A federal judge convicted a Paterson Police Department sergeant Thursday, May 26, of conspiring to violate civil rights and filing a false police report. Michael Cheff, 51, of Oakland, NJ, was convicted following a five-day trial on one count of conspiracy to deprive persons of civil rights and one count of falsification of a police report.
New Jersey Police Increase Presence at Schools
New Jersey has approximately 600 public school districts throughout the 8,722 square miles of the state. These districts are presently composed of 2,493 schools. The Garden State’s top law enforcement official, acting state Attorney General Matthew Platkin has directed the New Jersey State Police and all 21 county prosecutors in the state to “increase law enforcement presence at schools throughout New Jersey effective immediately.”
The Philly Four: Two cops awarded $1 million in verdict over gender discrimination, sexual harassment
Philadelphia accused of undercounting homeless young adults. Advocates for the homeless are accusing Philadelphia's Office of Homeless Services of doing a poor job of counting young adults, ages 18-24, who are experiencing homelessness. Activists like David Fair, a co-chair for Philly Homes 4 Youth, said that these counts can be used to not award funding for groups attempting to address youth homelessness. “They have said to us, ‘You’re asking for 20% but young people are only 9% of the city’s homeless,'” Fair said. “And they know that’s an undercount.”
Increased security measures at Clay County schools this week following Texas shooting
There will be an increased police presence at Clay County schools this week out of caution following Tuesday's elementary school shooting in Texas, according to a post made last night on the Clay County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
Orange Park man arrested on four drug charges, concealed weapon violation
Matthew Jackson's mugshotPhoto: Clay County Sheriff's Office. Matthew Jackson, 22, was arrested on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park on May 15 on four drug-related charges and a concealed weapon law violation after police noticed Jackson speeding approximately 20 mph over the speed limit, according to a Clay County Sheriff’s report.
Heroic Sheriff’s Deputies From Hillsborough County Rescue a Boy Aged 9 From a Burning Building
Late in the evening of May 19, Deputies from Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office risked their own lives and personal safety, racing to the rescue of a child trapped in a burning building. The boy, named as Owen Ares aged 9, remained trapped in the house, from which his parents had already escaped.
Proposed Law Requires Statewide Police Licensing Program
A new bill proposed by Gov. Murphy would require all law enforcement officers to hold valid, active licenses issued by the Police Training Commission in order to be employed as officers in the State of New Jersey.
Guns For Cash Events, May 14 – 15
Update: 674 weapons collected at 2 Morris County Gun Buy Back Events. The program resulted in the successful surrender of 674 weapons and participants will be reimbursed $104,675. A total of $100,025 was paid out in cash and IOU’s issued for $4,650, the value of 26 firearms.
Green Cove Springs teen arrested for child porn
Ernest Laster, 19, was arrested May 4 in Green Cove Springs on charges of possession of child pornography and transmission of pornography by an electronic device, according to a Clay County Sheriff's Office report.
Middleburg man facing child porn charges had prior conviction for sexual offense
Alvin Bost’s mugshotPhoto: Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Alvin Bost Jr., 49, was arrested May 2 at his home in Middleburg on three charges of possession of child pornography following an investigation that started in Washington state back in October 2020, according to a Clay County arrest warrant.
Thursday in Portland: Multnomah County urges mask wearing amid rise in COVID-19 cases and more
(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, May 12 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Multnomah County health officials recommend masking indoors amid rise in COVID-19 cases.
Florida Begins Week-Long Observance of National Police Week – Honoring and Acknowledging the State’s Law Enforcers
May 11 to May 17 has been designated as National Police Week across the U.S. and Florida will be observing it fully, recognizing the importance of the state's police officers and law enforcers and giving them the acknowledgment and gratitude they are due.
The NJ Youth Justice Task Force Report
A new report from the Youth Task Force provides recommendations for reforming youth criminal justice in New Jersey. “The Task Force, which was created in 2018 when Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 42, consists of over a dozen stakeholders involved in all facets of juvenile justice and is charged with providing recommendations to the legislative and executive branches on strategies for continuing the reform of the state’s youth justice system.” – Office of the Governor.
The Philly Four: Local school goes viral for accidentally handing out thongs to mothers
An employee at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center allegedly embezzled $500,000 from the hospital by creating fake expense reports. The accounting clerk would create fake travel expense logs under the names of three employees and then divert money into his bank accounts, according to federal investigators. He was charged with theft by way of criminal information.
Missing California girl reunited with parents after one year due to a Nevada traffic stop
A teenager who disappeared last summer was finally reunited with her parents over the weekend. At the same time, her stepfather was arrested for her kidnapping. Katuana Nateya, aged 14, was found on April 16, Saturday during a traffic stop in Nevada. The chief of Crescent City Police Department in Northern California, Richard Griffin, revealed that Katuana’s stepfather Santos Flores-Roman, aged 39 years old, had an active arrest warrant against him for abducting the young girl. He has been taken into custody.
Middleburg man arrested for domestic battery on Mother’s Day, deputies say
Alexander Wehrman, 26, was arrested at Plankton Avenue Sunday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation, according to a Clay County Sheriff’s report. Wehrman allegedly spat on the mother of his child and grabbed her around the neck, restricting her ability to breathe, the report said.
8 Indicted Over Paterson Chop Shop, Stripping and Selling Stolen Vehicles
Eight individuals were indicted on 2nd-degree conspiracy and other charges related to the operation of a Paterson “chop shop” that possessed stolen vehicles and stripped them for parts.
Two Arrested After Sexual Assault on Popular Morristown Trail
Two persons-of-interest were detained Thursday afternoon in connection with the assault that took place on the Morristown Traction Line Recreation Trail. On May 6, 2022, a 17-year-old juvenile male and an adult, Lizandro Osorio-Mejia, age 18, were arrested in connection with the above sexual assault. These arrests came within hours of the public release of a composite sketch by the authorities.