Port Authority Police
A rookie Port Authority police officer spotted and apprehended a suspect Thursday in a shooting that left a man dead outside a Rahway, New Jersey strip club last November, police said.
An officer observed the front license plate on Eric Bonhommer’s truck swing up behind the bumper as the vehicle passed through the toll plaza on Thursday, police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
Police say 30-year-old Carlos Tavarez rented the vehicle on Sunday and later contacted Budget to say he needed to retrieve something. Port Authority Police said a bag found under the dashboard contained 250 packages of heroin.
Ernesto Green, 21, was stopped on a parking garage ramp at Terminal A late Monday afternoon after his car was seen blocking traffic, police said. Police say they found a Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol in the vehicle’s console.
The incident happened outside Terminal 8 around 4:30 p.m., EMS said.
Police said the suspect ran out of the PATH station but was apprehended by police.
Port Authority police have arrested a truck driver, who they say has cheated the agency of $28,000 in tolls. Marcus Tifa is charged with theft of services and tampering with public records.
A maintenance foreman from Judlau Waterworks was shot in the chest, but his injuries were considered to be non-life threatening.
New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota said that everything great that has happened over the past 20 years is quite fragile and he said this election is going to have consequences.
TSA screeners spotted the loaded gun inside the man’s bag Tuesday morning and alerted Port Authority Police. The arrest did not impact operations at JFK.
The mayoral hopeful was answering a question about airport security when he made his controversial remark.
Port Authority Police said the pistol was disassembled and was found wrapped in a t-shirt in a garbage can.
A Long Island man stood accused Tuesday of impersonating a police officer, after he was caught with fake badges at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Authorities pinpointed a possible suspect Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings, and they said surveillance video could provide a critical clue in catching the attacker.
The agency’s police academy plans to hire up to 175 new officers from its upcoming class, which will begin in August.