Vas Gets 8 Years On State Charges

TRENTON – Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to eight years in prison on state corruption charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Vas was sentenced to 6 ½ years on federal charges.

Linden Police Blotter

April 7 at 12:41 a.m. – Officers Christopher Guenther and Ricardo Oliveira responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft in progress on the 1000 block of Clinton Street. Police arrested a 17-year-old Newark teen, but two other suspects escaped after crashing a vehicle into a police patrol car. The officers were not injured.