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Police Blotter: Plainfield men charged with stealing South Brunswick water

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Police Blotter: Plainfield Men Charged With Stealing South Brunswick Water

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK

THEFT, 9 a.m. Feb. 19. Two Plainfield men are charged with stealing 450 gallons of township water from a fire hydrant, according to a community notification from police. Jorge Chacon, 34, and Pantaleon Sis, 51, were charged with hooking up to a fire hydrant at 32 Commerce Blvd. and filling two large tanks in the back of a white box truck to get water for their own power washing business. An alert security guard, who patrols the complex, allegedly saw the pair hook up to the hydrant and alerted police. The pair allegedly took about 450 gallons of water before Police Officer Matthew Hagood stopped the truck. Both men were released on a summons for the disorderly persons offense.

VEHICLE BURGLARIES, 12:30 a.m. Feb. 18. Township police are reminding residents to lock their car doors overnight. Over the Presidents Day weekend, three residents reported their unlocked vehicles were entered and items stolen, according to a community notification from police. The thefts all took place in the Brunswick Acres Development off Henderson Road. A security video showed one male suspect walk up a driveway and pull on door handles. The suspect stole change, a wallet, and some lottery tickets. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 732-329-4646.

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FRANKLIN (Somerset)

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, Feb. 12. A Holland Drive resident reported that midday, an unknown suspect awoke her from her nap attempting to enter her residence through her kitchen window, police said. Nothing was taken.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, Feb. 14. A Hillview Avenue resident reported that during the morning hours, the front door to a vacant residence was damaged, police said.

BURGLARY, between Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. A Wheeler Place resident reported that during the overnight hours an unlocked vehicle was entered and an Apple MacBook Pro, valued at $1,700, was taken, police said.

DUNELLEN

CONTEMPT OF COURT, 12:40 a.m. Feb. 19. Zaccaria Teresi, 22, of Somerville, was arrested and charged with contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop on Prospect Avenue, police said. Teresi was found to have an active warrant for his arrest out of Burlington. He was brought to Dunellen police headquarters for processing and later released with a new court date.

WARRANT ARREST, 8:32 p.m. Feb. 18. Pedro Silva, 25, of Piscataway, was arrested and charged with contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop on Route 28, police said. Silva was found to have an active warrant out of Plainsboro. He was brought to Dunellen police headquarters for processing and later released after posting bail.

DWI, 1:45 a.m. Feb. 18. Jessica Ruiz, 40, of Plainfield, was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on North Avenue, police said. Ruiz was brought to Dunellen police headquarters for processing and later released to a sober party.

HINDERING AND CONTEMPT OF COURT, 8:52 p.m. Feb. 17. Hakeem Parker, 27, of Plainfield, was arrested and charged with hindering apprehension and contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop on the 100 block of North Avenue, police said. During the stop, Parker allegedly provided a fictitious name knowing that he had several warrants for his arrest. He was found to have warrants out of Carteret, Fanwood, and Plainfield, totaling $1,997. Parker was brought to Dunellen police headquarters for processing and later turned over to the Carteret Police Department on their warrant.

UNION COUNTY

ACCREDITATION REQUEST. A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive the last weekend of February to examine all aspects of the Union County Police Department s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, according to a statement.

We welcome this opportunity to prove to the team of assessors that we have fully adopted and implemented the Commission’s best practice standards for a law enforcement agency,” Public Safety Director Andrew Moran said. “This voluntary accreditation process will help us better serve the residents of Union County and will emphasize our dedication to self-improvement and professionalism. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling 908-654-9833 between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday. Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Union County Police Department, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield. The local contact is Patrolman Deanna Lynn, who can be reached at 908-789-6833 or by email at

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Payroll glitch: Months later, Kent prison guard still getting stiffed …

A guard at B.C. s Kent Institution is among thousands of federal government employees still plagued by payroll shortfalls and inconsistencies a year after the government rolled out its computerized Phoenix payroll system. Kent guard Doug Holloway s problems started in July when he relocated from an Alberta facility to B.C. s Kent, and the system had trouble registering the change. Since then, he has had missed paycheques and paycheques that fell short, culminating last month when his wife and family back in Alberta had to get groceries from their local food bank. This past weekend he got an email from Phoenix headquarters in New Brunswick telling him that his regular paycheque wouldn t be coming this Wednesday, leaving him scrambling to get an emergency pay advance from local corrections authorities.

I ve been cordial, I ve been really patient, and it s just getting to the point now I m like are you guys even trained to do this, what is going on here, Holloway said from his home in Chilliwack.

Holloway is an armed guard at Kent, a maximum-security prison housing some of Canada s most hardened criminals. He is among several of Kent s 300 guards facing similar problems. I work, I do my job, I ve never had anything on my record in four years. Just pay me and I m happy. Holloway is still paying rent and expenses in Grande Cache, Alta., for his wife Sherry and their teenage children, while they make plans to move the family to Chilliwack. Sherry Holloway said she went to the food bank a week and half ago after similar paycheque problems.

I ve always been one to give to the food bank, she said. It definitely humbled me.

Payroll Glitch: Months Later, Kent Prison Guard Still Getting Stiffed ...

Kent institution guard Doug Holloway is pictured with his wife Sherry (back row) and children (from left) Liam, Shamus, Scarlette and Mackenzie. [PNG Merlin Archive] PNG

The couple have a 17-year-old daughter, twin 14-year-old sons, and a 19-year-old son who is paying them a small amount of rent while he looks for a job.

The glitch-prone computerized system was initiated by the previous Conservative government, and then launched last February by the incoming Liberals. It involved replacing 2,700 payroll specialists across Canada, with 500 people to run the system in Miramichi, New Brunswick. At mid-2016, some 80,000 federal employees were experiencing payroll problems. By last month, that number was down to about 8,000, according to the government.

Some of the estimated processing timelines will frustrate employees, especially those who have already waited many months for their pay, said Marie Lemay, deputy minister for Public Services and Procurements Canada, the federal agency that oversees payroll, in an online message to federal workers this month.

It s brutal, I ve never seen anything like it before in my life, said Jason Godin, the national president of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers. We repeatedly called on the government to put an end to Phoenix. He said his 7,400 members nationwide are a unique case because their jobs frequently involve injuries and stress leaves that affect their pay schedules.

Godin was able to point to one bit of good news after union lobbying the government has agreed to set up a satellite payroll office sometime this year in Kingston, Ont., specifically to handle Corrections Canada payroll issues. But another stress factor looms federal workers could face further complications when they fill out their 2016 tax returns. Lemay advised those workers to file their taxes normally, and if their earning information is later adjusted, the payroll agency will advise the Canada Revenue Agency, and tax returns will be adjusted without individuals having to refile.

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Payroll glitch: Months later, Kent prison guard still getting stiffed on pay

A guard at B.C. s Kent Institution is among thousands of federal government employees still plagued by payroll shortfalls and inconsistencies a year after the government rolled out its computerized Phoenix payroll system. Kent guard Doug Holloway s problems started in July when he relocated from an Alberta facility to B.C. s Kent, and the system had trouble registering the change. Since then, he has had missed paycheques and paycheques that fell short, culminating last month when his wife and family back in Alberta had to get groceries from their local food bank. This past weekend he got an email from Phoenix headquarters in New Brunswick telling him that his regular paycheque wouldn t be coming this Wednesday, leaving him scrambling to get an emergency pay advance from local corrections authorities.

I ve been cordial, I ve been really patient, and it s just getting to the point now I m like are you guys even trained to do this, what is going on here, Holloway said from his home in Chilliwack.

Holloway is an armed guard at Kent, a maximum-security prison housing some of Canada s most hardened criminals. He is among several of Kent s 300 guards facing similar problems. I work, I do my job, I ve never had anything on my record in four years. Just pay me and I m happy. Holloway is still paying rent and expenses in Grande Cache, Alta., for his wife Sherry and their teenage children, while they make plans to move the family to Chilliwack. Sherry Holloway said she went to the food bank a week and half ago after similar paycheque problems.

I ve always been one to give to the food bank, she said. It definitely humbled me.

Payroll Glitch: Months Later, Kent Prison Guard Still Getting Stiffed On Pay

Kent institution guard Doug Holloway is pictured with his wife Sherry (back row) and children (from left) Liam, Shamus, Scarlette and Mackenzie. [PNG Merlin Archive] PNG

The couple have a 17-year-old daughter, twin 14-year-old sons, and a 19-year-old son who is paying them a small amount of rent while he looks for a job.

The glitch-prone computerized system was initiated by the previous Conservative government, and then launched last February by the incoming Liberals. It involved replacing 2,700 payroll specialists across Canada, with 500 people to run the system in Miramichi, New Brunswick. At mid-2016, some 80,000 federal employees were experiencing payroll problems. By last month, that number was down to about 8,000, according to the government.

Some of the estimated processing timelines will frustrate employees, especially those who have already waited many months for their pay, said Marie Lemay, deputy minister for Public Services and Procurements Canada, the federal agency that oversees payroll, in an online message to federal workers this month.

It s brutal, I ve never seen anything like it before in my life, said Jason Godin, the national president of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers. We repeatedly called on the government to put an end to Phoenix. He said his 7,400 members nationwide are a unique case because their jobs frequently involve injuries and stress leaves that affect their pay schedules.

Godin was able to point to one bit of good news after union lobbying the government has agreed to set up a satellite payroll office sometime this year in Kingston, Ont., specifically to handle Corrections Canada payroll issues. But another stress factor looms federal workers could face further complications when they fill out their 2016 tax returns. Lemay advised those workers to file their taxes normally, and if their earning information is later adjusted, the payroll agency will advise the Canada Revenue Agency, and tax returns will be adjusted without individuals having to refile.

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