Cash Goes Missing From NJ Prosecutor's Office, Investigation Underway

All of the missing cash was recovered from scenes and was being temporarily held for safekeeping. April 7, 2021 A New Jersey county prosecutor says cash being held as evidence in multiple different cases is missing, and her office is launching an internal investigation. "Various denominations of cash recovered from several separate cases have gone ...

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1991 Asbury Park Homicide Cold Case Solved After 28 Years

DNA profiles from the victim's body, stockings, slip, and dress were retained and tested Enter Article DATE HERE FREEHOLD– A 1991 Asbury Park murder has been solved after new DNA evidence testing provided a crucial break in the case, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. On the morning of March 27, 1991, the Asbury P...

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Orange police cruiser contaminated with fentanyl

  Police Department paid for a bio-hazard remediation team from Trauma Services LLC, based in Mansfield, to decontaminate the vehicle, due to the substance's extreme potency. January 28, 2020 ORANGE — A police cruiser was contaminated with fentanyl following an arrest in Orange. A person arrested Monday tried to conceal fentanyl, which ended u...

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Audit: New Jersey Police Agencies Need Uniform Policies For Rape Kits


Establishing formal procedures for the handling of kits by local law-enforcement officials could help ensure that cases are handled uniformly across the state, but the audit found more than half of local law-enforcement agencies lacked written policies in critical areas. July 12, 2019 New Jersey does not have a backlog for processing rape kits at s...

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Audit: New Jersey Police Agencies Need Uniform Policies For Rape Kits


"The lack of policies and procedures, or the reliance on informal policies and procedures, can lead to inconsistent sexual assault investigations among various (law-enforcement agencies)," the report states. July 12, 2019 No backlog, but questions persist about why results of some exams were never processed at state forensic labs New Jersey does no...

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Harvey Cedars detective, the mayor's son, is charged with theft of silver necklace

He was the custodian of the department's evidence during the theft of the jewelry, valued at more than $200, authorities said.​ June 14, 2019 HARVEY CEDARS - A borough detective, son of Mayor Jonathan Oldham, has been charged with theft in connection with a silver necklace found missing from the evidence room during an audit. Christopher Oldham, 32...

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Trenton cop who allegedly stole from evidence room gets PTI, loses job

He was also required to give up his $105K-a-year job on the force April 10, 2019 TRENTON — Hector Gonzalez's sticky hands have landed him in the unemployment line, but he managed to avoid jail and a felony record as part of a sweetheart deal with prosecutors. The Trenton cop quietly charged with stealing from the police evidence room agreed to give...

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Trenton cop under investigation for alleged theft from evidence room


It's unclear at this point what may have been stolen from the evidence room, a secure facility at TPD headquarters that is under constant surveillance because of the sensitive items stored there for criminal cases. Enter Article DATE HERE TRENTON — A city police officer was suspended this week while authorities investigate allegations that he ...

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Paterson Police Officer Admits Assaulting Hospital Patient, Distributing Narcotics


Officer repeatedly distributed narcotics, including drugs he stole from a crime scene while on duty, June 26. 2018 NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson police officer today admitted violating an individual's civil rights by assaulting him at a hospital and repeatedly distributing narcotics, including drugs he stole from a crime scene while on duty, U....

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Ocean County cop stole cocaine for police dog training, gets 3 years


Officer was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for stealing cocaine meant for K-9 training June 22, 2018 OMS RIVER - A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and 16-year Ocean County sheriff's officer was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for stealing cocaine meant for training the sheriff's narcotics K-9s. John Adams, 41, of Toms River, who had ...

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Former South Amboy cop avoids prison for stealing drugs, money

As the custodian for the South Amboy Police Department's evidence locker, Barcheski took heroin from the locker over a period of years as his addiction worsened. May 17, 2018 NEW BRUNSWICK - A decorated former South Amboy police officer has been sentenced to five years in a state drug court program for stealing money and drugs from the police depar...

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County Prosecutor Quiet About Cop Who Stole Drugs From Evidence


Theft of cash from the South Amboy Police Department (SAPD) evidence unit. April 26, 2018 SOUTH AMBOY, NJ—A cop who put dozens of people behind bars on drug charges is now trying hard to avoid a prison sentence of his own after getting caught stealing heroin from evidence. The suspended South Amboy detective, 40-year-old Matthew Barcheski, may well...

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The cocaine was meant to train drug-sniffing dogs. But this cop had other ideas, police say

"It is believed that Adams ingested the cocaine," prosecutors said in a statement.A kilogram of cocaine, about 2.2 pounds, is worth between $26,000 and $28,000 December 1, 2017 There might be some drug-sniffing dogs in New Jersey that are less familiar with cocaine than one would hope. A New Jersey sheriff's officer has pleaded guilty to official m...

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Officer charged with stealing meds will enter program

A Vineland police officer who allegedly helped himself to drugs from the Project Medicine Drop box while on duty September 14, 2017 BRIDGETON - A Vineland police officer who allegedly helped himself to drugs from the Project Medicine Drop box while on duty has been authorized to enter the Cumberland County Pretrial Intervention Program. Back in Jun...

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Man brought enough fentanyl to kill 5 million people into U.S., cops say

Boardley was arrested in March after an investigation by the new Jersey State Police Trafficking South Unit and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Cherry Hill Office found the drug was being shipped to multiple addresses in the city, Porrino said. After search warrants were issued and the drugs were found Boardley was arrested at his home, Porrin...

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Police dogs face new dangers from fentanyl

Many local K-9 handlers have begun updating emergency plans and carrying naloxone, the overdose reversal drug commonly known as Narcan, specifically for their dogs. August 9, 2017 WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — Every shift holds a different danger for Odin, a 6-year-old drug-sniffing German shepherd with the Bergen County Sheriff's Office. Sometimes the dan...

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2 N.J. police officers suspended in probe of missing drugs, evidence

nearly year-long investigation into drugs and other seized materials that went missing from the Kearny Police Department's evidence lockers. Enter Article DATE HERE KEARNY - The town council has approved at $12,000 contract to a former Somerset County police chief to oversee disciplinary charges brought against two veteran officers. The appoin...

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Vineland officer charged with possession of drugs from police drop-box

A local man was charged Wednesday with breaking into the prescription drug disposal box at the Police Department while on duty, officials said. June 15, 2017 VINELAND — A local man was charged Wednesday with breaking into the prescription drug disposal box at the Police Department while on duty, officials said. Richard Janasiak, 30, was accused of ...

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County Sheriff’s K9 Officer Arrested, Accused of Taking Cocaine From Evidence Locke


A subsequent investigation alleges that Adams had diverted the cocaine to his own personal use. March 1, 2017 An Ocean County Sheriff's Department officer who legally obtained cocaine to train his canine partner began obtaining the substance illegally, authorities charged Wednesday. Lt. John C. Adams, 40, of Toms River, is facing charges of officia...

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South Amboy Detective Stole Cash From the Evidence Room, Prosecutor Says


A high-ranking South Amboy cop stole cash seized in investigations from the evidence room, the county prosecutor says. February 23, 2017 SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - A South Amboy police detective has been charged with stealing money from the evidence room, the Middlesex County prosecutor announced Thursday morning. Detective Matthew Barcheski, 39, who lives ...

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Inmates Stole Pills From Monmouth County Jail Property Room: Complaint


The two broke into the room using a jail ID card on multiple occasions, authorities said. December 12, 2016 FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ — A pair of Monmouth County jail inmates are facing drug and conspiracy charges after they stole prescription drugs from the bulk property room at the jail, according to a criminal complaint. A third inmate has been char...

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How theft plot unraveled; Officer left trail while stealing drugs

Herald News (Passaic County, NJ)BYLINE: By PAUL BRUBAKERPassaic County, NJGranulated sugar spilling from plastic bags in a police evidence room was just one of the things that unraveled what would have been a perfect crime. S...

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Township settles suit with estate of Franklin detective who killed self

Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, New Jersey)Franklin Township, NJThe township has settled a lawsuit it filed against the estate of Detective William Furmick, who committed suicide in his office nearly a year ago.The lawsuit...

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Evidence room containing guns, drugs, fetuses, was mismanaged

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)BYLINE: Sheila McLaughlinMiddletown, NJHundreds of thousands of dollars in cash was lying around. Crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs from criminal cases were tossed haphazardly in a metal b...

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Mounting debts ate away at detective Judgments a glimpse at cop's money woes

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)BYLINE: RALPH R. ORTEGA, STAR-LEDGER STAFFFranklin Township, NJA Franklin Township police detective's suicide earlier this year came after debt collectors, banks and credit card companies d...

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Souto tied to drug dealer;

The Record (Bergen County, NJ), North Jersey Media GroupBYLINE: RICHARD COWEN, STAFF WRITER, County, NJAccomplice said stolen coke was soldEver since Passaic County Sheriff's officer Alan Souto wa...

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PA ex-recruit gets 6 years in drug plot

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)BYLINE: PETER SAMPSON, For the Star-LedgerPassaic County, NJA former Port Authority police recruit who trained and managed professional boxers was sentenced yesterday to more than six years...

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FORMER PORT AUTHORITY POLICE RECRUIT, BOXING MANAGER SENTENCED TO 75 MONTHS FOR THEFT, SALE OF DRUGS FROM SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

States News ServiceBYLINE: States News ServiceNewark, NJThe following information was released by the Newark Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation:A former Port Authority police recruit who also managed professional...

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NJ judge orders search for evidence in '85 rape

The Associated Press State & Local WireBy DAVID PORTER, Associated Press WriterNewark, NJA Newark man imprisoned for more than two decades for a 1985 rape won a victory in court Monday when a judge ruled that state and local ...

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Broken chain of evidence

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)EDITORIALEssex County, NJMore than two decades have gone by since Essex County law enforcement officials gathered, and later misplaced, DNA that might exonerate Stephen Brooks in a rape he ...

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SENATE PRESIDENT CODEY BILL WOULD AID VICTIMS WRONGFULLY IMPRISONED, PROVIDE INCREASED COMPENSATION

HT Media Ltd., Newswire, US State NewsTrenton, NJTRENTON, N.J., Nov. 23 -- The New Jersey State Seante Democrats issued the following news release:The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved bill S2205 sponsored by Senate P...

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Parole delayed for man challenging rape conviction

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)BYLINE: Alexi Friedman, Star-ledger staffNewark, HJA recently discovered error by the state has pushed back the parole date for a Newark man who has spent 22 years in prison for rape, but w...

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DNA links glove to Bridgeton burglary suspect

NEW JERSEY ON-LINE, nj.comBYLINE: Stephen Smith, to ArticleBridgeton, NJBRIDGETON - Angel L. Alicea, 33, of Laurel Street, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with burglary, theft, and unlawful po...

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Sergeant's suit charges Bergen County police with misconduct

The Record, North Jersey Media Group Inc., northjersey.comBYLINE: JAMES QUIRK STAFF WRITER, The Record, to ArticleBergen County, NJA sergeant with the Bergen County Police Department has filed a $3 m...

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Piscataway Police Officer Admits Drug Theft

WWW.NJTODAY.NET, njtoday.netBYLINE: Link to ArticlePiscataway, NJNEW BRUNSWICK — A Piscataway police officer today admitted stealing an undetermined amount of cocaine while working as the department’s evidence officer, Middle...

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Piscataway police veteran gets 3-year sentence for stealing cocaine from evidence valult

The Star-Ledger, New Jersey On-Line LLC, nj.comBYLINE: Sue Epstein/The Star-LedgerLink to ArticlePiscataway, NJPiscataway police officer pleaded guilty to stealing an undetermined amount of cocaine while working as the depart...

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Police Officer charged in connection with evidence theft

NorthJersey.com, northjersey.com, Neighbor News (Denville Edition)Link to ArticleDenville Township, NJMorris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, Esq., announced on Oct. 27 that Denville Police Officer Eugene Blood, 38, had b...

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Denville police officer admits stealing oxycodone, heroin from evidence room

The Star-Ledger, nj.comBYLINE: Ben Horowitz/The Star-LedgerLink to ArticleDenville, NJFormer Denville police officer, Eugene Blood, right, appears in Superior Court with his attorney Edward Bilinkas, left. Blood pleaded guilt...

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Haledon Police Chief Mercuro back at work after charges dismissed

The Gazette (Hawthorne Edition), North Jersey Media Group, NorthJersey.comBYLINE: JUSTIN ZAREMBA STAFF WRITERLink to ArticleHaledon, NJSuperior Court judge dismisses administrative charges against the chiefHaledon Police Chie...

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Newark cop resigns after probe into missing Miley Cyrus concert tickets

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), MONMOUTH/OCEAN EDITION, NEWS; Pg. 001, Newark Morning Ledger Co.BYLINE: James Queally, Star-Ledger StaffNewark, NJA decorated police sergeant lost his job earlier this month after he was ...

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Piscataway Cop Accused Of Stealing Cocaine

CMD Media LLC, njtoday.netLink to ArticlePiscataway, NJPISCATAWAY — A township police officer has been arrested and charged with taking an undetermined amount of cocaine while working as the department’s evidence officer, Mid...

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Matawan man, 47, charged with stealing cocaine

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)SECTION: NJNEWSBYLINE: Joshua Burd | Staff Writer, Park, NJA township police officer has been charged with stealing cocaine from the department's evidence room while ...

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Inside the Montclair Police Department Evidence Room:

The Montclair Times, NorthJersey.com, northjersey.comBYLINE: Eric Kiefer Staff Writer | The Montclair Times, , NJChanging of the guardFirearms like this Mossberg shotgun are among the thousands ...

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