Before the troopers rolled up, Officer Alex Dinicola and Cpl. Mike MacInnes of the Police Benevolent Association Local 166 of the Englishtown Police Department delivered a separate truck filed with toys to the hospital.
Their toys had been donated, and they said one 9-year-old boy was responsible for about 100 of the toys after he had distributed leaflets through some neighborhoods. The officers did not reveal his name, saying he was a minor and they lacked permission from the family.
As for the state police, Santa’s trooper “helpers” came off with a hint of a military bearing in their visit.