Regional Briefs – February 4, 2019

Officer Shoots Driver Who Pinned Her With Stolen Car

BRONX – A police officer on Monday shot and critically wounded a driver who suddenly reversed and rammed a stolen car to pin the officer against another vehicle, The Associated Press reported. The officer was being treated for injuries to her hip, leg and pelvis. Three people in the vehicle were arrested.

Dad Moving Car Accidentally Hits, Serious Hurts Toddler

CHATHAM, N.J. – A father moving his vehicle out of his driveway Monday morning accidentally struck and seriously injured his toddler daughter, The Associated Press reported. the father said he did not notice his 18-month-old daughter. No charges have been filed so far.

Troopers Handled Nearly 1,100 Crashes During Storm

ALBANY – State police say they dealt with nearly 1,100 crashes and issued more than 600 travel ban tickets during the snowstorm last week in New York. They responded to 1,500 disabled or abandoned vehicles. Of the crashes, 81 resulted in injuries, including three deaths.

NY State Seizes Record Number of Fake IDs in 2018

ALBANY – State officials seized a record number of fake ID’s that were used to illegally purchase alcohol last year. There were 892 fake documents taken as part of Operation Prevent, up from 814 the previous year. More than a third were confiscated in western New York.

Flooding Forces Evacuation of Assisted Living Center

TOMS RIVER, N.J. – Scores of elderly residents were evacuated from an senior center due to three feet of flooding from a burst pipe, the Asbury Park Press reported. The 87 seniors were taken from Magnolia Gardens to a nearby home.

Man Arrested for Faking Fall for Insurance Money

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. – A man was arrested for faking a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money, The Associated press reported. The 57-year-old was subcontracted to work at a company when surveillance video captured him grabbing ice and throwing it on the floor before lying down. He waited until he was discovered, and then filed an insurance claim.