Regional Briefs – January 22, 2017

Ex-FBI Electronics Tech Gets 2 Years After Apology

NEW YORK – An FBI electronics tech was sentenced Friday to two years in prison after he admitted turning over to a Chinese official an FBI organizational chart and the ID and travel plans of an agent, The Associated Press reported. Kun Shan Chun, 46, repeatedly said through sobs he was sorry but stone-faced FBI employees glared at him.

Police Seek Robber With A Penchant for Perfume

NEW YORK – Police are searching for a man who’s been stealing perfume from drug stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn, The Associated Press reported. In one incident he entered a Duane Reade in Williamsburg and used a tool to pry open a locked fragrance display, stealing $3,400 in colognes.

Handcuffed Man Escapes NJ Custody, Recaptured

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – A handcuffed Georgia man being taken to jail escaped early Sunday and ran off into a wooded area, The Associated Press reported. Daniel Newman, 22, who had been arrested for stealing, was caught 12 hours later.

U.S. Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal

MADRID – An American Airlines flight heading to Barcelona from New York was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday in Portugal because of technical problems, The Associated Press reported. All 162 passengers and crew members were settled in hotels.

NJ Man Arrested for $56,000 In Unpaid Tolls, Fees

TEANECK, N.J. – A Teaneck man was arrested Friday morning in an EZ-Pass lane on the George Washington Bridge for avoiding paying tolls 888 times, owing $56,240, The Associated Press reported. Alesandel Rodriguez’s car was missing front and rear license plates, and a temporary New York tag had expired.

Man Who Tried Robbing Bank With Power Drill Gets 20 Years

WINSLOW, N.J. – A man who brandished a power drill during a failed 2014 bank robbery was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison, The Associated Press reported. Raymond McNeil, 42, fled the bank on foot and was found in an abandoned house across the street.