Regional Briefs – December 29, 2015

Windmill Landmark at New Jersey Town Falls

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – A large novelty windmill adorning a Long Branch restaurant toppled over Monday night, The Associated Press reported. The four-blade structure was considered a landmark in the town. No one was injured and it’s unclear what caused the windmill to fall.

 

Man Impersonating Officer Pulls Over Off-Duty Cop

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. – A man was arrested for impersonating a police officer after he pulled over an off-duty cop on the Garden State Parkway, NJ.com reported. Sgt. Charles Stab was in his personal vehicle when Richard Goldrick, 68, pulled up behind him with lights flashing.

NY Police Chief Returning Gift Spots Coin Theft Suspect

GATES, N.Y. – A police chief in Walmart returning a gift Saturday collared a man who was dumping a large amount of money into a coin exchange machine, The Associated Press reported. Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode recognized Burnie Daniels from prior arrests. The coins had been stolen from a car wash.

NY Cities Getting Foam Trailers for Fire Emergency

ALBANY – The federal government is giving 19 New York cities located along major rail lines trailers equipped with a foam substance to suppress fires caused by flammable liquids. When mixed with water and sprayed, it resembles bath soap that forms a blanket over fire.