Crime Blotter | March 10, 2016


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March 9 MILLTOWN — A man was charged with simple assault after he threw his drink in the face of a taco bell employee through the drive-thru window. The suspect was identified yesterday, said Lt. Chris Johnson, of the Milltown Police Department's detective bureau, but his name has not been released at this time. Johnson thanked people who submitted crime tips and the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) for helping with the case, according to NJ.com. RUPD was able to help identify the man because a Rutgers Parking tag on the man's rearview mirror was visible in the video.

March 9 CAMDEN — Michael Fanelli, 36, admitted to robbing six banks last year before U.S. District Judge Renee M. Bumb. He stole $38,200 from all of the banks, according to court reports. To rob the banks, he would go to a teller window and threaten him or her with a hand gun, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. No one was hurt in any of the incidents. He robbery carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 years and a $250,000 fine. 

March 9 LAWRENCE — Town manager Richard Krawczun wants to confirm the integrity and quality of work his town's volunteer firefighters do after one firefighter was arrested. James "Jay" Macheda Jr. was charged with making terroristic threats and weapon possession after a dispute at the firehouse.


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