Police Blotter

Oct 22, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Leader Free Press

A Jacksonville, Fla., resident reported Oct. 15 at 6:56 a.m. that someone broke the driver's side door lock of his 2004 Ford F150, while parked at the Fairfield Inn on Route 120.

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Mike V Lodi

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Oct 28, 2008
 
I was driving on LANZA AVE TOWARD Midland Ave and not to my surprise there were 5 cop cars one a driveway searching a girl for (I guess drugs). Something was taken out of her car & pocketbook ,the reason I'm writing this is because of the fact 5 cars and about 10 cops to handle this . Come on cops 5 cars? No wonder so many cars are stolen in this town . 70 cops at 50 k = over 3 mil a year . Garfield blows. Another thing is too many chief for the amount of indians ,I also heard one cop got promoted so he could retire with a higher pension. Thats all for now.
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Oct 29, 2008
 
Hey Mike...remember when a Garfield Police Officer years back (also happened on Lanza Ave) was on trial for alledgly being the one involved in throwing a rock through the window of a liquor store just to get some alcohol? Still remember his trial and all that followed! Guess What? Wouldn't it of been funny if while 'someone/anyone' was trying to heave a cylinder block through a liquor or any other store window and have it bounce back...because of not knowing that the store owner put plexi-glass in place of the regular glass. I was reading an article about dumb things that were done...and it's true because they had it all on vidio tape. The Cylinder block actually came back and knocked him down. A lesson learned...If you want something...pay for it.
Old S chool

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Oct 29, 2008
 
Once a 60 year old female neighbor of mine was stopped for not wearing her seatbelt. The cop treated her like a criminal and yelled at her while awaiting another police car for backup. I knew some decent cops from Garfield, but there were a few who were worse than the creeps they arrested. It pays to be politically connected in Garfield.
And what about the chromium it took 25 years for the DEP to investigate? Over 5,000 lbs. of the stuff spilled into the ground in 1983 and 4,000 lbs were never recovered. In 1993, fire company #3 on Willard Street was closed down because high levels of chromium was found leaking through the basement walls. In 2000 it was found in two homes on Palisade Avenue and in 2004 in the basement of the Golden Towers senior apartments.
So now in 2008, the DEP comes back to test over 600 homes & businesses. I guess there's a higher priority for fireman than homeowners & business owners. Truly amazing!
Mike V Lodi

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Oct 29, 2008
 
moved you have a brain like an elephant , that incident happened 40 years ago.
moved

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Oct 31, 2008
 
Hey relative Mike....but it DID happen. And may I add it was news in the papers for a long time after embarassing lots of people including family members who had to live with it. Let me see brain like an elephant -- Is that a compliment...guess it means that I have a great big brain. But just remember it was an awful big thing when the other officer in the car died because of 'allegedly speeding' driving away from the accident. Now -- Wasn't a broken liquor 'bottle or bottles' found inside the police car after it crashed? And also remember there were children that never had a father to watch them grow up...sad it was indeed.
Chromium...Shame on Garfield for knowing about the allegedly 'LOST CHROMIUM' and never letter people know. I wonder how many people became sick or maybe died from it when it could of all been prevented. 4,000 lbs not recovered is a hell of a lot. And since Garfield seems to have quite a few specia ed kids...wonder how many were due to the chromium. It's truly amazing Old School. I guess the moral of the story is to become a fireman/woman and you would of been taken care of.
I knew a lot of decent cops in Garfield...but...unfortunately is's always the few creeps who ruin it for all.
PS....if possible come to the Toms River parade tonight starting at 7PM....it's about 2 hours long and people/floats come from all different states. We all have our chairs (along with thousand of other chairs) along the parade route. We put them out and tie them together the day before. With the help of spot-lights on every float plus....it's just something to see. Schools even let the kids out 1/2 day today in order to get ready for this big event. Yesterday was the official trick-or-treat day in order for the kids to be ready for the parady tonight. It starts at the Kohls Shopping Plaza on Rte. 37 and heads all the way to downtown Toms River. After that all the clubs have an 'After Parade Party' and tomorrow we all drag our 'butts' to work...very tired......HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!
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Nov 6, 2008
 
Hopefully all idiots will stay on their side of the bridges.
moved

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Nov 14, 2008
 
Anything else new happening in Garfield besides 5 cop cars by somebody's house. There was always a cop car in a 'lets say for the fun of it' Orchard St. (made up street name) driveway....good friends of.......HeeHaw
Old School

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Nov 14, 2008
 
The city named a street after Rascals singer & songwriter Eddie Bragati. Eddie left Garfield a long time ago, but since he was born there & got a start at some of the local clubs it was a nice gesture of the city. Something positive for a change is good to see. Is everyone gearing up for Thanksgiving & Christmas? Let's say a few prayers for the soldiers in the Middle East, The economy and our new president who will have his plate quite full as he takes office in January.
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Nov 15, 2008
 
Yes Old School...our president will definately have his plate full as he takes office this January. I wish him a lot of luck. The soldiers in the Middle East sure do have my prayers. I support them 100. If not for them we wouldn't have the freedom and peace and wonderful country that we do. At least the gas prices are going down...I paid $1.87 by GasLand on Route 37 yesterday. It sure was good to say fill it up and it only cost me $20.(Of course I don't let it go down to empty...between my regular work with the school kids and my other p/t job, plus looking after a senior....Then on weekends a store that I started working with when I first moved down here has asked me to do weekends.....(I told them 3 weekends a month). I need time to spend with my 'little princess for our tea parties'. I wouldn't miss that for the world...this little girl just melts my heart and turns me to 'mush'. I thank God everyday for her...a true blessing.
A friend of mine e-mailed me over the information on Eddie Bragati. It sure was good hearing something/anything positive coming from that town. Different people keep me updated on all that's happening up there...at least most of the time. I am looking foward to having Obama as our president...I have a pretty good feeling about this guy and that changes will be made. But, not right away...it will take a long time as it took many years for our county to get into the bad shape it's in. Have things to do...don't have to be in work until 5PM.....
Beano8319D

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Nov 15, 2008
 
Hey, I'm a soldier with the 101st Airborne who's currently deployed to Afghanistan. Just wanted to thank you guys for the prayers and ask you a question. I'm getting out of the military this summer and looking at going to MTT. After reading the first blog posted up there I'm worried about somebody stealing my car. I have a '97 3000GT that looks like it belongs on the cover of a tuner mag. My question is do you guys think it would be wise to leave my car at home back in VA or is it safe to bring it with me to school? I know that there's going to be some risk no matter where I take it, but is the auto theft rate really bad up there?
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Nov 16, 2008
 
Around where I used to live, Newark area, NY...all I can say is that I had my Mustang stolen not once but twice.'They' love joy rides and parts. This is for those over-seas....
We have cell phones in our pockets...He clutches the cross hanging from his chain next to his dog tags.
We talk trash about our 'buddies'... He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
We walk don the beach, staring at all the girls/guys...He patrols streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
We complain about how hot it is...He wears his heavy gear, not darin to take off his helmet to wipe his brown.
We go to lunch & complain because the restaurant got our order wrong...He doesn't get to eat today.
We have maid make our bed and washing our clothes...He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
We go to the mall to get our hair redone...He doesn't have time to brush his teeth tday.
We're angry because our class ran 5 min. over...He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
We call a friend and set up a date for tonight...He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
We roll our eyes as a baby crys...He gets a letter with pictures of his new child and wonders if they'll ever meet.
We critize our government and say that war never soleves anything...He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
We hear jokes about the war & make fun of men like him...He hears gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.
We see only what the media wants us to see...He sees broken bodies lying around him.
We are asked to go to the store and don't...He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.
We stay home and wateh tv...He takes whatever time he is given to call,write home, sleep, & eat.
We c rawl into a soft bed with down pillows...He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.
In other words...We need to support our troops and do not forget them later...Lest we forget. I treasure my Dad's purple hearts etc.
Old School

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Nov 16, 2008
 
Beano8319D Thank you for your service to our country. Unfortunately with he recession and money getting tighter, car theft is always a problem no matter where you live. The more densely populated area are always more prone to crime. Add in the illegal immigrant factor and we are all going to be in for more crime as jobs get scarce and these guys don't have any work, they usually turn to theft, drug dealing, prostitution and sometimes worse.
I doubt our new president will be able to do much about it and we all have to make the best choices for ourselves. Having a nice car as you do will make your life more stressful every time you park it somewhere or go to sleep for the night. As much as we all love living here, it isn't the same place we grew up in as kids. Good luck & thanks again for keeping us safe.
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Nov 17, 2008
 
Beano...Thanks once again! I to would advise you not to bring your car up north. While growing up here we never even had to lock our doors...day or night but times have changed. The funny/odd part about my car being stolen the 2nd time is that I was on jury duty. For 1 week I wasn't called for anything. Week 2--the morning my car was stolen my name was called for a stolen car case. I remember saying..."You're honor my car was just stolen this morning'. Judge said, Would you hold it against the defendant...I replied, Of course I would. DISMISSED I WAS. Then 2 days later I got a judge who announced (and I felt like crawling under the chairs) that he's had dealings with my family. I was embarassed to the point that I wanted to disappear. I went through the whole thing about if I was ever in trouble and of course it was NO NO NO NO with everything but was dismissed because I had a sibling that was waiting to be sentenced.....If you could afford to with the expense of college these days...Try to get an Old Car just to get you around the area....Good Luck & God Bless.
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Nov 18, 2008
 
What a story. Some families are embarassing aren't they?
Beano8319D

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Nov 22, 2008
 
Thanks for your help guys. I think I will call HTT and ask them if I can leave my car locked in the shop while I'm there. If not then I'll just have to bring my camrey. Thanks for all of your support and advice. I'll be comming home in March and then heading up north in Jul-Aug. Look me up if you want. My e-mail address is my SN plus @hotmail.com if you guys have any questions about how the combat zone is. Later guys.
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Dec 6, 2008
 
Hang in there Beano8319D...I almost forgot but after the 1st time my car was stolen someone I'll call "SMART" said to me..."My father said that he is going to find out where your gas shut-off is and take your car (I believed 'SMART' used the word 'again' too but not positive) Well...Beano...you can take it from there cause my car was MIA again...
About OJ....he got what was due. You do the crime..you pay the time! I'm sure he now realizes that this is America....and the people have spoken. May I add...Loud and Clear. Very sad how somebody who had it all --- could end up like that. All because he thought he was above the law. And all of his $$$ couldn't due a thing for him....it's like the $ was dirty and cursed. Now I'm sure he's a bit sorry that he did what he did...but...it's tooooo late ... If it was me I would of corrected the past before it was to late and end up doing 9 - 30 plus years. What a shame but I guess that's what makes the world go around...
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Dec 12, 2008
 
If she was black the they are doing their jobs!!!
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Jan 3, 2009
 
Once again...the Garfield Police were doing their job stopping some 'young men' who decided that they didn't want to stop at the [whatever it was] stop sign or red light. Can't blame the Garfield school system for this one since they were from out of town. Yea...with all the extra [low-income] money they are receiving ... Garfield is still below standard with their education! News like that is always e-mailed down to the Jersey Shore Area.....PS--Still waiting for the snow---A few flurries and that was it...Amazing
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Jan 7, 2009
 
We could only hope that our new president elect B.O. will see the wasted money being spent in those so called low income districts and stop it. If the teachers rather be on strike than teach how in the world could anyone expect anything different from the students?
Old School

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Jan 8, 2009
 
I think you'll see more money wasted in the so called "Special Needs" districts under this new administration. The majority of money never goes to educate the kids. It's siphoned off by school boards to provide lavish jobs and perks for the politically connected jerks who usually end up costing the school district more by their lack of ability to do what they were overpaid to do.
Taxpayers always can be guaranteed they'll pay for it. With close to 600 school districts in New Jersey and about 31 "Abbott Burke" Districts, the amounts of money to fix the school systems that aren't making the grade will increase as more districts apply to become "Special Needs districts. There will never be enough money to fix any of them and without school choice, New Jersey will be finished. These Abbott Burke districts are taking money from the rest of the 580 districts to support their failure. Imagine if that number goes from 30 to 50? Or even 100? Liberals love to throw money at problems to solve them and usually with little oversight. So expect more of the same. That's what the people voted for. Just be prepared to pay heavy for more of the same mediocre education.

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