Monday, May 13, 2013
The department has 23,618 followers.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 13
OK, so maybe it's not trending right now, but chances are, it soon will be. The New Jersey State Police ranked second among state police agencies nationally in terms of Twitter followers, according to statistics recently released by the IACP Center for Social Media. The agency has 23,618 followers, trailing only the Massachusetts State Police, which had a whopping 62,493 followers, as of April 30. The Texas Department of Public Safety (18,787), the Ohio State Highway Patrol (13,587) and the Indiana State Police (13,466) round out the top five. As of Monday morning, May 13, the State Police had 23,932 followers and had sent out 991 tweets. However, with over eight million people in the state as of the 2012 Census, the State Police still …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The horses apparently broke free from a nearby farm in Winslow and galloped up the expressway until they were corralled.
The portion of the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow, Camden County looked a little like the Wild West on Monday evening. Three horses and a pony that apparently broke free from a nearby farm galloped onto the highway at rush hour. State Police responded at 5:41 p.m. and found the horses running in the westbound lane, with traffic at a standstill. A few minutes later, the horses stopped to munch on grass in the center median, said Sgt. Adam Grossman, a state police spokesman. Police, with the help of some local horse farmers, were able to corral the animals in to a small area on the right shoulder. The horses' owner arrived at 6:35 p.m., and they were loaded into a trailer to be taken back home. Neither man nor beast was injured in …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The N.J. State Police website will be updated weekly with municipal and county crime statistics.
New Jersey State Police submitted the following news release: The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit has just taken a significant step forward in reporting crime throughout the state. (Last Friday), a link was placed on the public website that connects users to very recent and comparative crime data for municipalities and counties. The data is updated every week, or as often as municipalities provide fresh numbers. “For the first time, we are able to give the public a sense of the current crime picture in their area. Even as preliminary data, this will be a great new tool for the public,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. The data on the web site is unverified, and published as it…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
State police were following a suspect in a Bellmawr robbery when things took an unexpected turn Sunday night.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Forty troopers helped secure the presidential inauguration parade route, joining fellow New Jerseyans in Washington, DC, this week.
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Friday, January 25
The Garden State was well-represented at President Obama's inauguration this week. From campaign volunteers to musicians to police, New Jerseyans were everywhere at the 57th presidential inauguration. Forty New Jersey State Police troopers were deputized in Washington, DC, for the festivities. They spent Jan. 18-22 in the nation's capital for the inauguration detail. Their expenses were covered by Washington, DC's police department. Led by Major Brian McPherson, commanding officer of the Special Operations Section, the troopers helped secure the parade route. “I commend our troopers for their efforts during the inauguration festivities,” said Col. Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “These men and women proudly …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The single-vehicle crash happened on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mount Laurel, state police said.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
State police say a Williamstown woman was not wearing a seat belt in the Sept. 22 crash that killed her.
An investigation has determined a Williamstown woman killed in a one-car crash on Route 42 on Sept. 22 was not wearing a seat belt when the car crashed. Itay Massoquoi, 29, was partially ejected from the 2001 Ford Taurus during the crash. The car struck two trees before rolling over onto its side, according to New Jersey State Police. Massoquoi was a rear-seat passenger. The one-car crash occurred near exit 10, in Gloucester Township's Blackwood section. The car's driver, Monte Brown, 30, also of Williamstown, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, state police said. Additional charges are pending. Brown and his front-seat passenger did not sustain serious injuries in the crash.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
New Jersey State Police say 20-year-old Craig L. Wyatt Jr. used social media to make death threats against random victims.
Imagine getting a random Facebook message from a stranger saying: You only have a few weeks left to live, so spend your time wisely. That's exactly what authorities say happened to multiple victims in South Jersey, at the hands of a man they've labeled the "Facebook Stalker." State police announced Wednesday afternoon that they've arrested the Hamilton Township, Atlantic County resident who was allegedly terrorizing random victims online since the summer. Craig L. Wyatt Jr., 20, was charged with multiple counts of making terroristic threats, theft of services and harassment. He was held in the Atlantic County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail. State police said the investigation began in July, when the National Center for Missing and …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A 29-year-old woman dies in the Blackwood crash at around 5:30 Saturday evening.
A 29-year-old Williamstown woman was killed in a one-car accident on Route 42, in Blackwood, Saturday evening. Itay Massoquoi was partially ejected from the vehicle when it rolled onto its driver's side after striking two trees along the state highway, near exit 10, according to New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. Adam Grossman. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred at 5:25 p.m. The driver, 30-year-old Monte Brown, also of Williamstown, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, Grossman said Sunday afternoon. Additional charges may be filed against Brown. Brown and front-seat passenger, Anita Saunders, 46, of Clayton, were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment of non-life-threatening …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The crash leaves Dane Walker in the hospital, but the investigation into the accident is continuing, police said.
No charges have been filed yet following a crash that injured a Gloucester Township man and shut down a two-mile stretch of Route 295 in West Deptford for several hours Monday, State Police said Tuesday. The initial reports indicated motorcyclist Dane Walker, 48, crashed into a landscaping trailer while trying to cross from the far right lane to the far left lane, police said. Walker may have been speeding and weaving through traffic prior to the crash, Sgt. Brian Polite said, referencing the initial investigation. Walker was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden following the crash, where he was in critical but stable condition. Several people who drove through the crash scene reported blood splashed on the median barrier near …