Last month, Port Authority police arrested a Connecticut man after his vehicle blew past the security gate at a Newark shipping container terminal.
According to police, 27-year-old Daniel Burby drove his black Nissan Altima past a guard who was manning the security gate at the container terminal on Marsh Street. The terminal is located near the NJ Turnpike and across from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Amazingly, Mr. Burby’s car got stuck between two tractor-trailers. When Mr. Burby did not respond to police officers’ requests that he get out of the vehicle, the officers let the air out of his tires. Eventually, the officers broke a car window and shut off the engine.
After Mr. Burby was arrested, he was charged with trespassing and obstruction.
In New Jersey, trespassing is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3. According to the statute, a person is guilty of trespassing if he commits an unlicensed entry into a structure. In this case, Mr. Burby could be charged with fourth degree trespassing, subjecting him to possible punishment of 18 months in NJ State Prison.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Charged with Trespassing, Obstruction After Incident at Newark Container Terminal.”