A North Bergen couple has been charged with keeping four hand guns, nearly 25 pounds of marijuana and other components of a drug distribution ring in the same apartment with two children. Anthony Gonzalez, 30, and Jessica Oropeza, 27, were arrested on a total of three dozen charges including weapons possession, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and child endangerment. Photo: Hudson County Prosecutor's Office


The former owner of a financial planning and home care business was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stealing $3.7 million from her elderly clients and using the money to buy cars and a condo in Florida. Jan Van Holt, 60, of Linwood, the former owner of "A Better Choice," pleaded guilty to first-degree money laundering charges in April. Photo: New Jersey Office of the Attorney General


Authorities say a pair of Atlantic City residents tried to turn a toll booth into a slot machine, swiping coins from commuters on the Atlantic City Expressway. Angela Freeman-Poles, 54, and Aljah Reaves, 57, were allegedly caught on video approaching a toll basket and "stuffing it with some type of foreign object" to keep coins from making their way into the toll machine, State Police said. Photo: New Jersey State Police

A 26-year-old Newark man allegedly stabbed to death three people and injured several others. Jeremy Arrington, who knew the family that lived in the home, was angered when one of the victims shared a post on Facebook about his wanted status. At the time of the attacks, Arrington was being sought in the Oct. 9 shooting and sexual assault of a woman he knew. Photo: Newark Department of Pubic Safety

Port Authority police arrested an Essex County woman after determining she owes over $23,000 in EZ Pass tolls and fees, authorities said. Rutchie M. Laxamana, 43, of Belleville, was pulled over at the Holland Tunnel after the signboard at the toll plaza read "Toll Not Paid." After police stopper her, they discovered that Laxamana had accumulated 367 similar violations totaling $23,400.00. Photo: Port Authority police

Police said they arrested a Mays Landing man with a backpack full of drugs and a handgun after someone spotted him whipping another person with a belt. Jordain Stewart, 18, was charged with multiple drugs and weapons offense, Hamilton Township police said. Photo: Hamilton Township police

An Ocean County motel owner will serve three years in prison for stealing federal disaster relief funds by falsely claiming he provided refuge to Hurricane Sandy victims in the aftermath of the storm, authorities said. Sandipkumar Patel, 44, admitted taking $81,567 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through a program meant to provide transitional housing for storm victims. Photo: New Jersey Attorney General's Office

A woman who allegedly used a knife to hold a bank employee hostage and threatened to kill them during an attempted robbery has been indicted on numerous charges, according to court documents. Tiffany M. Mofield, 40, of Salem was arrested on over the summer after she tried to hold up the TD Bank branch on East Broadway in Salem City, police said. Photo: Salem County jail