Monmouth County Burglary of a Church?

A story in the Asbury Park Press and Coast Star reported that a Manasquan man was arrested for burglary. The victim of the crime -- the First Baptist Church.  Say it ain't so!!! Burglary is a common criminal offense in New Jersey.  It occurs whenever someone enters a dwelling or structure for purposes of committing some sort of crime.  The typically break-in is to perpetuate a theft.  In this Continue Reading...

Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

On March 15, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly passed A1035, a Bill which seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime of the Third Degree to a crime of the Second Degree. The Bill further seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime of the Second Degree to a crime of the First Degree if committed while armed. This represents a drastic departure from the current law and will have serious Continue Reading...

Victim of Robbery in Union County is Political Powerhouse

One of the more powerful political figures in NJ, Senator Raymond Lesniak, was the victim of a burglary two days ago.  The burglary escalated into a Robbery when the Senator encountered the intruders and was threatened unless he handed over all cash contained in his Elizabeth New Jersey home.  Lesniak resides in an upscale section of Elizabeth in the area of Kean University.  The incident offers Continue Reading...