The information below was provided by police unless otherwise noted.
Shooting: A 31-year-old man was shot in the stomach Monday evening in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Avenue. The victim was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle and rushed into emergency surgery. He remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Heroin and Pills: Cody Jerome, 61, was arrested Monday morning after police allegedly found him in possession of nine decks of heroin, 75 prescription pills and $1,322 in cash, which was seized. Detectives encountered Jerome on North Stockton Street during a suspicious person investigation.
Coke Bust: Ernest Hamilton, 34, was arrested Monday night after police allegedly found him in possession of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, a partially smoked marijuana cigarette and $1,803 in cash, which was seized. Officials say cops encountered Hamilton while investigating a report about a man with a gun in the 200 block of Ardmore Avenue. Police say Hamilton matched the suspect description provided by the tipster, and that police found latex gloves and a digital scale in the car during the investigation. No weapon was recovered.
Knife Attack: Nicole Bishop, 49, was arrested early Tuesday morning after she allegedly threatened to cut several people inside a Wiley Avenue home. A witness told police Bishop started arguing with everyone in the house around 1:30 a.m., and then held a knife to the back of a man’s neck while he was watching television. Bishop was still on scene when police arrived, so they arrested her after recovering a kitchen knife used in the threat.
Drugs and Driving: Bilal Vick, 41, of Trenton, was recently arrested after police allegedly found him in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Route 130. Police initially stopped him for failing to use headlights.
Acid Bust: Peter Blazovic, 21, of Lake Hopatcong, was arrested after police allegedly found him in possession of LSD, also known as acid, marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Route 539.
Drugs and Driving Too: Marcia Santiago, 40, was recently arrested after police allegedly found drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Route 130. Cops initially stopped her for having unclear license plates.
Underage Trespassers: Max Patterson, 19, of Raymond, NH, and a 16-year-old, also from New Hampshire, were arrested after they allegedly posed as construction workers and tried to enter Parx Casino through the employee entrance. Officials say the teens were wearing bright-colored construction jackets when they tried to enter the casino around noon last Thursday. After casino security stopped the teens from entering through the employee entrance, officials say, the kids returned the construction jackets to their vehicle and tried to enter the casino through a different entrance. After being stopped that second time, cops say, the teens retrieved the construction jackets from the vehicle again and entered the property through the casino’s planned expansion area. The teens managed to access the employee and secondfloor executive office areas before security apprehended them.
(left to right) Bilal Vick, Cody Jerome, Nicole Bishop, Ernest Hamilton and Marcia Santiago