Paul Garnere, 29, was charged with the theft. Everett Wilson, 30, was charged with hindering in his own apprehension.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Two Upstate New York men were arrested Monday after Wyckoff Police say they were involved in the theft of a gas station attendant's cell phone. The attendant had left his phone on a desk inside the Getty Gas station at 322 Franklin Ave., according to police, when four men entered the building to use the restroom there. The attendant returned to retrieve his cell phone and noticed it was missing. He confronted the men, all of whom denied the accusation and fled the scene. "Police were notified and the vehicle was stopped on Wyckoff Avenue," according to Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox. Cops saw the phone in the vehicle and all four men were taken into custody, according to Wyckoff Police. Following an investigation and interviews, Paul …
An NJ Spotlight geo-coded map of cell phone-related accidents broken down by county in New Jersey from 2006 to 2010.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Click here to see an interactive map of cell-phone related car accidents broken down by New Jersey county from 2006 to 2010 By Colleen O'Dea, NJ Spotlight If accident data is any indication, New Jersey’s tougher cellphone law does not appear to be having much effect. The state passed its first ban on using a handheld cell phone while driving in 2004, but at the time it was a secondary violation, meaning drivers could only be ticketed if they were pulled over for another motor vehicle violation. With nearly 3,600 crashes linked to cellphones in 2006, lawmakers made New Jersey the fourth state in the nation in which the use of a handheld cell phone is a primary violation. That law took effect March 1, 2008. But it has not resulted in much …