Other NJ News

Somerville Judge Sentences Former NYC Cop to 5 Years in Jail for Shooting Incident

ba5a006487f398da3432_sompixscponypdwandaanthony__1_.jpg
Former NYPD officer Wanda Anthony faces five years in jail. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
ba5a006487f398da3432_sompixscponypdwandaanthony__1_.jpg

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Judge Kevin M. Shanahan has sentenced a former New York City police officer to five years in jail for a 2014 shooting incident in Watchung.

Wanda Anthony, 48, of Staten Island, NY, must serve a minimum of 42 months in New Jersey State Prison without parole for her conviction for 2nd degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and disorderly persons criminal mischief.

She was convicted on Oct.12, 2017, following a three-week jury trial before Judge Bradford M. Bury in Somerville.

Sign Up for E-News

Her conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred at 3:30 a.m. on April 30, 2014, in Watchung.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following account:

At the time of the incident, Anthony was employed as a sergeant with the New York City Police Department, but was off-duty and in Watchung on a date with a resident of High Tor Drive.

Shortly after she arrived at the High Tor Drive residence,  she was as involved in a physical altercation with the girlfriend of the resident following the altercation, Anthony brandished her NYPD-issued 9mm handgun and fired one round into the High Tor Drive resident's vehicle located in the driveway of the residence.

The bullet shattered the rear driver’s side door window and lodged in the vehicle’s right front A-pillar.

Anthony fled the scene after firing the shot, and was located nearby and arrested by Watchung Police.

Detectives from the Watchung Police Department investigated the incident; a Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office forensic technician later recovered two projectile fragments from the resident’s vehicle, and a ballistics expert matched the projectile fragments to Anthony’s handgun

Anthony was terminated by the NYPD following the iothncident.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Piscataway

Edison Public Library Donation Drive for Edison Animal Shelter

June 6, 2018

The Edison Township Free Public Library is partnering with the Edison Animal Shelter to do a donation drive for the Edison Animal Shelter. There is a checklist of all items that are being accepted at the animal shelter. These checklists can be found above and the donation bins will be available at all three branches. We will be collecting items until the end of June. For more ...

9-story apartment complex with roof-top pool formally opens in New Brunswick

June 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city's latest luxury apartment building recently held a formal opening for the complex on Neilson Street that has a roof-top pool with cabanas and grills, a dog park and pet spa.

The Quincy, a 393-unit, nine story building opened last month, offering studio and one- and two-bedroom apartment ranging in size from 503 to 1,236 square feet.

Mayor James Cahill said ...

Obituaries

Toms River – Mary Stella Whiteman, 97, passed away peacefully Saturday May 19, 2018 in Rose ...
Read more
Piscataway – Reinhard Rudolf Kiefer, 85, died Sunday March 11, 2018 at home. Born in ...
Read more

The ESCNJ Offers Innovative Software To Strengthen School Transportation

June 20, 2018

New software promising greater speed and efficiency for school transportation departments is now available through the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ).

The software is the result of a two year collaboration between the Princeton based Artha Systems, an international supplier of business management software, and the ESCNJ.

“The software is unlike anything on the ...

Registration Open For Fourth Annual Softball & Baseball Summer Camp

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Registration is open for the Spotswood Youth Baseball and Softball League's fourth annual summer camp. The camp is for ages five through 15 and will be held every Wednesday in August from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning August 1. In the event of rain on either August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22 or August 29, a makeup camp will be held on the following Friday.

Camp will ...

Rutgers-Camden students who saved man from fire honored by City of Camden

Camden, NJ—The Rutgers-Camden students who saved an elderly man from a March fire at his Cooper Street home were honored by the City of Camden Tuesday night.

Mayor Frank Moran awarded proclamations to Corey Zytko, Jonathan Perez-Gaytan, Matteo Resanovic, Vanessa Solis Palma, Sehwan Park and Tammy Meneses on Tuesday, June 12.

On the night of March 23, the students were hanging out in ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_8f0a915f696bb2ae1366_community_shred

Sat, June 23, 9:00 AM

Quibbletown Park, Piscataway

Piscataway Township Paper Shredding Event

Government Green

Wed, June 27, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Empowerment for the Job Search: Applications & ...

Business & Finance

Thu, July 5, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Trivia Night at the Library!

Arts & Entertainment

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

A Date with Destiny

Leslie. . . it would be the bomb . . .  if we could go to prom . . . together.

 

For the record, Leslie is my wife, and this is my openly public attempt at a promposal.  

 

My twin high school seniors taught me about promposals, those cute, showy, and sometimes over-the-top ways of asking someone special to prom.  This year they have been on both the ...