Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Marcella Friedman lied about her job and demanded free goods from roadside vendors in Burlington County after Superstorm Sandy, state officials charge.
State employee and Oaklyn resident Marcella Friedman allegedly posed as an inspector and coerced roadside vendors into giving her a free generator in the days after Superstorm Sandy. Friedman, 49, told two roadside vendors set up in Springfield, Burlington County, that she was a state inspector capable of shutting down their sale of generators and fining them, according to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa. The encounter happened on Oct. 31, just after the monster storm hit New Jersey. Friedman, wearing a jacket with the New Jersey State Police logo and carrying a handheld radio, said she’d overlook the stand if the men gave her a free generator, Chiesa said. The vendors handed over an 8,500-watt generator, which Friedman gave to a …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A two-day gun buyback program for county residents, overseen by the state Attorney General's Office, will be held in Camden City.
In a city with a record number of homicides—most of them gun related—the state attorney general on Thursday announced a two-day program aimed at getting the weapons off the streets. During a press conference, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said a two-day gun buyback program will be held in Camden on Dec. 14 and 15. The state-led “Guns for Cash” event will take place at two Camden churches—Antioch Baptist Church at 690 Ferry Ave. and Higher Ground Temple at 203 Vine St. Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on those dates, Camden County residents can turn in up to three firearms of any type with no questions asked and receive up to $250 per weapon. Police officers will be stationed at the two churches to collect and secure the guns. The Attorney …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The program offers fugitives wanted for non-violent crimes a chance to surrender in a neutral location. Those who do will receive more favorable consideration from the court.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
To the Editor: Fugitives hiding from the law will soon have the opportunity to surrender safely at a neutral location in Atlantic City, take responsibility for their offenses and receive favorable consideration from the court. Fugitive Safe Surrender–New Jersey Southern Region offers those wanted on New Jersey warrants for non-violent offenses a final opportunity to resolve their matters. The previous Fugitive Safe Surrenders events in New Jersey allowed more than 10,000 people to stop running from the law. Fugitive Safe Surrender will operate on Saturday, April 21 and Monday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 25 at Grace Assembly of God Church, 201 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Individuals can turn themselves in at the church from 9:00 …