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January 17, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a power play amid the widespread power failure left by Hurricane Sandy, a civilian employee of the New Jersey state police forced two vendors in Burlington County to hand over free a generator, authorities said Tuesday. Marcella Friedman, 49, of Oaklyn, threatened the two men with fines and confiscation if they did not give her a free generator, state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said in a news release. Friedman was charged Tuesday with theft by deception. The men, from South Carolina, were selling generators at Routes 206 and 537 in Springfield Township, when Friedman came up to them on Oct. 31, according to the news release.
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May 24, 1992 | By Daniel LeDuc, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Several current and former members of the New Jersey State Police are under criminal investigation as part of a probe into fund-raising for a state police museum under construction near Trenton, according to State Police Superintendent Justin J. Dintino. Fund-raising for the $2 million project has been a high-profile endeavor in New Jersey over the last eight years, with some of the state's leading political and business figures attending golf tournaments and black-tie dinners to ante up money for the project.
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July 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
A father and son died in a boating accident Saturday afternoon in Somers Point, Atlantic County, New Jersey State Police said. The accident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. in Patcong Creek, Somers Point Police said. State Police did not release names for the victims; a spokesman said the boy was eight years old. He did not have an age for the father. jlai@phillynews.com 856-779-3220 @elaijuh  
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April 26, 1996 | For The Inquirer / MICHAEL PLUNKETT
Father and son reported for duty together yesterday from the Pina household of Bordentown. New Jersey State Police employees were taking part in "Take Our Children to Work" Day, so Sgt. Rick Pina (center) brought along his son Ryan, 9, for a close-up look at how things work at the state police headquarters in West Trenton.
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November 23, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man was pronounced dead by New Jersey State Police on Thanksgiving Day shortly after he jumped off the New Hope Toll Bridge along Rte. 202 in Bucks County, police said. Police received the report of a person lying face down in the Delaware River at 1:32 p.m. Rescue units and a dive team were dispatched to the scene, according to Breaking News Network, a firm which monitors police radio traffic. Rescue units lost sight of the floating form until 1:52 p.m., when the man was recovered in full cardiac arrest, the news network reported.
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April 11, 2016
The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office has identified the man fatally wounded by gunshots in front of his home on King Drive in Bridgeton on Thursday as Rickie Harris Jr., 22. New Jersey State Police at the Bridegeton station are investigating Harris's death as a homicide, and have asked anyone with information about it to call Det. Sgt. Glenn Garrels at 856-451-0101. Anonymous tipsters are invited to download the CCPOTIP app (Android or iPhone), and send a message to New Jersey State Police (Bridgeton)
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July 29, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
New Jersey State Police identified a man who was found dead Wednesday in the Delaware River off Bordentown, in Burlington County, as that of a 29-year-old Somerset County man who had gone swimming in nearby waters on Sunday. The man was identified as Henry Alberto of the 600 block of Somerset Street in Somerset, said Capt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police. Jones said Alberto's first name was initially listed as Juan. On Sunday, Alberto, who was on a boat, had gone into the Delaware River near Bordentown and tried to swim to land, but disappeared in the water, police said.
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March 5, 2016
Authorities rescued two hunters from a wooded area in Atlantic County Thursday night, police said. The hunters called for help around 6:15 p.m. near Pancoast Mill Pond in Buena Vista Township, police said. One had a leg injury. A New Jersey State Police helicopter was deployed to search for the hunters, and located them around 7:40 p.m. They were reached by a ground crew minutes later. No further information was immediately available on the hunters. - Robert Moran
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October 9, 2011
A professional bull rider was trampled and killed by a bull Sunday at a traveling rodeo making its annual stop in Dutch Neck Village, Hopewell Township, N.J., just south of Bridgeton. The accident happened a little after 7:30 p.m. New Jersey State Police said 24-year-old Rigoberto Flores of Brentwood, N.Y., was riding the bull when he was thrown off and then crushed. State Police said the rider was taken to Vineland Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of chest injuries.
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July 26, 2016
Authorities were searching the Delaware River near Bordentown Sunday for the body of a man who apparently jumped out of a boat to swim in the morning and did not come back up. Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police said authorities received a call around 7 a.m. about a man overboard near the Bordentown Yacht Club. Williams said he did not have information about the man - such as his name or age - or whether he had any affiliation with the club. Williams also said he did not know what type of boat the man was on or who was with him, though he did not believe the man was alone when he jumped in the river to swim.
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July 29, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
New Jersey State Police identified a man who was found dead Wednesday in the Delaware River off Bordentown, in Burlington County, as that of a 29-year-old Somerset County man who had gone swimming in nearby waters on Sunday. The man was identified as Henry Alberto of the 600 block of Somerset Street in Somerset, said Capt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police. Jones said Alberto's first name was initially listed as Juan. On Sunday, Alberto, who was on a boat, had gone into the Delaware River near Bordentown and tried to swim to land, but disappeared in the water, police said.
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July 26, 2016
Authorities were searching the Delaware River near Bordentown Sunday for the body of a man who apparently jumped out of a boat to swim in the morning and did not come back up. Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police said authorities received a call around 7 a.m. about a man overboard near the Bordentown Yacht Club. Williams said he did not have information about the man - such as his name or age - or whether he had any affiliation with the club. Williams also said he did not know what type of boat the man was on or who was with him, though he did not believe the man was alone when he jumped in the river to swim.
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July 26, 2016
Bus crash hurts 2 pedestrians, 26 riders Police are investigating a crash that occurred in Yeadon, Delaware County, at around 6:20 p.m. Sunday. Andrew Busch, a SEPTA spokesman, said a Route 113 bus was traveling south on Lansdowne Avenue when a Jeep Liberty turned left off of Providence Road and collided with the bus. Two adults near the site of the collision were hit by the bus and were in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Busch said. There were 26 SEPTA passengers on board, all of whom sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
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July 5, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
New Jersey State Police on Sunday were investigating a crash of two personal watercraft that left a Maryland man and his 8-year-old son dead in Somers Point on Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred around 4:45 p.m., when two watercraft collided in the Patcong Creek while rounding a sharp curve from opposite directions, police said. Photos from the scene Saturday showed what appeared to be two damaged Jet Skis, but police on Sunday declined to specify the type of watercraft involved in the collision.
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July 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
A father and son died in a boating accident Saturday afternoon in Somers Point, Atlantic County, New Jersey State Police said. The accident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. in Patcong Creek, Somers Point Police said. State Police did not release names for the victims; a spokesman said the boy was eight years old. He did not have an age for the father. jlai@phillynews.com 856-779-3220 @elaijuh  
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June 27, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Two people were killed and two others were injured in a one-vehicle crash off the Garden State Parkway in Atlantic County early Saturday. About 12:50 a.m., New Jersey State Police troopers responded to a report of a car that veered off into the woods near milepost 48.6, in Port Republic. Darryl Thomas, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was driving a 2016 Nissan Maxima southbound in the left lane of the parkway when he lost control of the car, traveled across the road to the right, drove through the guardrail, and overturned multiple times as the car traveled down an embankment and into a marsh, State Police said in a news release.
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May 16, 2016
Two teenage girls were killed and two others injured in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday in Cumberland County, authorities said. The 17-year-old driver, Daisia Sulton, lost control of the Chrysler PT Cruiser about 3:45 a.m. on Route 49 in Maurice River Township while going around a curve, said Sgt. Jeffrey Flynn of the New Jersey State Police. She then crossed over to the other side of the road and slammed into a tree. Flynn said the driver and three passengers were all from Bridgeton, Cumberland County.
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May 16, 2016
Male charged with throwing spikes, rocks Police identified Blake Bowers, 18, of North Philadelphia, as the man who threw 8-inch railroad spikes from an overpass in University City that struck three vehicles Friday night. Bowers, of the 1100 block of West Montgomery Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and related charges. He is accused of throwing the spikes off an overpass about 40 feet above the 600 block of University Avenue in University City shortly before 8:30 p.m. One spike smashed through the windshield of a Dodge Charger and lodged in the dashboard; the driver was treated for broken glass in his eyes.
NEWS
April 11, 2016
2 women in Phila. stabbed, hospitalized Two women who suffered multiple stab wounds were in stable condition Saturday evening at Einstein Medical Center. Police officers from the Fifth District arrived at a home in the 5900 block of Champlost Avenue and found the two women, who were transported to the hospital by city medics, Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman, said. A 31-year-old woman was stabbed in the right knee, right forearm, and left thigh, and had been sprayed with Mace hot-pepper spray.
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April 11, 2016
The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office has identified the man fatally wounded by gunshots in front of his home on King Drive in Bridgeton on Thursday as Rickie Harris Jr., 22. New Jersey State Police at the Bridegeton station are investigating Harris's death as a homicide, and have asked anyone with information about it to call Det. Sgt. Glenn Garrels at 856-451-0101. Anonymous tipsters are invited to download the CCPOTIP app (Android or iPhone), and send a message to New Jersey State Police (Bridgeton)
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