Cops: Man Wrote His Name on Tools Used in Theft
Also, police say a drunk duo tried to have a cop take a breath test for them.
Cops say this crime had Andrea Bove's name written all over it.
While patrolling the old Essex County Hospital Center on Fairview Avenue in Cedar Grove, officers noticed an open door and investigated further, police said Working with the Essex County Sheriff's Department, they found two lengths of freshly cut copper pipe, and a bucket of tools nearby, police said.
Officers were getting ready to search the rest of the building when two men emerged from a wooded area nearby, police said. Both readily admitted removing the copper pipes, police said
As police prepared to search the rest of the building, the suspects emerged from a nearby wooded area. When questioned, police say both men voluntarily admitted to removing the copper pipes.
They might have run into some trouble denying it. A hacksaw in the bucket was inscribed with "A. Bove" in black magic marker, police said.
We can understand why Bove would have labeled the hacksaw. After all, he wouldn't want someone else taking something that belongs to him.
Each Monday, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." Some of the other reports:
You Have Chosen ... Poorly: You've got to pick your friends carefully. Police say a Brick man and a South Amboy woman who'd been drinking knew they probably wouldn't be able to satisfy the breath test required by a court-ordered ignition interlock on the man's car (if the driver's blood-alcohol level registers as being too high, the lock won't let the car start). So the pair asked someone else if he could blow into device.
Only one problem. "[The woman] didn't realize [the man they asked] was a police officer, and explained to him that they had been drinking," a Brick detective said.
The officer identified himself, and the Brick man and South Amboy woman were charged, police said.
Much Ado: Two thing are clear: The Toms River police department takes reports of missing children very seriously, and communication is key.
Bloodhounds, helicopters, police, two fire departments and the county sheriff’s department were all part of a search for a 7-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother. Officers took to knocking on doors, searching backyards and peering into vehicles in an attempt to find the siblings.
It turns out the children were at a home of a friend for a sleepover, but did not tell their mother; hopefully the siblings' parents are sleeping easier now that they know their children are safe.