Regional Briefs – February 28, 2016

Officer Severely Beaten by Inmate Trying to Escape

NEWARK – A veteran officer was severely injured Thursday by an inmate trying to escape from a hospital, NJ.com reported. The officer was escorting an inmate to the bathroom when the man began beating. The inmate was returned to custody and could face charges.

Deer Hurtles Into School Through Open Window

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. – A 1-year-old doe came hurtling through an open window of a high school Friday, landing in the main office, NJ.com reported. Animal control workers sedated the animal before removing it from the building.

5 Charged With Filing False Applications for Sandy Funds

TRENTON – Five people were charged with filing false FEMA applications for Sandy relief, The Associated Press reported. They also applied for other federal funds, such as for housing, small business or welfare. The amount obtained ranged from $32,759 to $174,051. They face up to 10 years in prison.

Fire Chief Suffers Heart Attack at Fire Scene

MANTOLOKING, N.J. – A fire chief suffered a heart attack at the scene of a fire Saturday night. Mantoloking chief Larry Gilman remained hospitalized Sunday in intensive care. The blaze was brought under control later Saturday evening.

 

Brooklyn Man Arrested for 17 Long Island Burglaries

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – A Brooklyn man was arraigned Saturday for 17 burglaries on Long Island. A search of Mamuka Bokuchava’s house recovered jewelry, designer purses and sunglasses. Bokuchava, a waiter at an upscale Manhattan restaurant, began the break-ins in 2014. His wife and child attended his court appearance.