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Man, 39, Stabs Landlord Dead In Mays Landing Home, Prosecutor Says Man, 39, Stabs Landlord Dead In Mays Landing Home, Prosecutor Says
Man, 39, Stabs Landlord Dead In Mays Landing Home, Prosecutor Says A 39-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his 49-year-old landlord, authorities in Atlantic County said. Michael Carney has been charged with murder and weapons offenses after the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said he stabbed Solomon Lonner to death Wednesday, July 3 around 5:20 p.m. Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a stabbing in progress at 789 Park Road in Mays Landing, where Lonner was found with multiple stab wounds inside the home, the prosecutor's office said. Lonner, who owned the home and rented it out to Carney and several other tenants, wa…
UPDATE: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police UPDATE: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police
Update: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police UPDATE: Surveillance cameras at CNBC corporate headquarters in Bergen County captured images of a Middlesex County man stabbing a woman in the parking lot, authorities said. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, op…
GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot
Gotcha! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot UPDATE: Authorities captured a man who stabbed a woman in the parking lot of CNBC corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, the prosecutor said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, opened the window, …
Convict Was Selling LSD, Mushrooms, Pot: Lawrence PD Convict Was Selling LSD, Mushrooms, Pot: Lawrence PD
Convict Was Selling LSD, Mushrooms, Pot: Lawrence PD A 25-year-old convict from Lawrenceville was arrested for multiple weapons and drug offenses, authorities said. On Tuesday, June 11, at approximately 6 a.m., Lawrence Township Police detectives executed a search warrant at a residence along the first block of Woodmont Drive in Lawrenceville. Ahsan Shaikh was charged with a dozen weapons and drug offenses including the manufacture and distribution of LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana, police said. Shaikh was being held at the Mercer County Correctional Facility.
Cherry Hill Man Sentenced In Murder Of His Ex-Wife: Prosecutor Cherry Hill Man Sentenced In Murder Of His Ex-Wife: Prosecutor
Cherry Hill Man Sentenced In Murder Of His Ex-Wife: Prosecutor A Cherry Hill man has been sentenced to 40 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering his ex-wife, authorities said. On April 3, 2024, Philip Puche, 76, was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, and weapons offenses in connection to the death of Nancy Kenny on March 15, 2021.  He was sentenced on May 15, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. On July 19, 2020, at approximately 10 a.m., Puche, attacked his ex-wife Nancy Kenny just as she was entering her vehicle outside of her home in Audubon Park. …
Toms River Ex-Con Committed 15+ Burglaries In One Week In South Jersey: Police Toms River Ex-Con Committed 15+ Burglaries In One Week In South Jersey: Police
Toms River Ex-Con Committed 15+ Burglaries In One Week In South Jersey: Police A Toms River ex-convict was accused of committing more than 15 burglaries in a week, including at least one when he was armed, authorities said. Christopher Green, 31, was arrested on Wednesday, May 1, the Lakewood Police Department said in a news release. He was wanted in the string of burglaries in Lakewood and Toms River from Saturday, Mar. 30 to Saturday, Apr. 6. Investigators identified homes in Toms River and Neptune associated with Green, along with several vehicles. He was also believed to be armed with a gun during at least one burglary.  Police executed several search w…
Blood Trail From Second Floor To Sidewalk Left By NJ Stabbing Victim: Police Papers Blood Trail From Second Floor To Sidewalk Left By NJ Stabbing Victim: Police Papers
Blood Trail From Second Floor To Sidewalk Left By NJ Stabbing Victim: Police Papers Newly-obtained documents paint a harrowing picture of a deadly New Jersey stabbing. Jason Torres, 32, left a trail of blood from the second floor of the home where he was stabbed to the sidewalk near Smith and Maple streets in Perth Amboy at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, April 28, according to the affidavit for probable cause. The exact address of the stabbing was redacted from police documents, but says surveillance video shows two people leaving the side door of the address and two people leaving the front door, including the victim, before the 911 calls were placed. Jason Torres was…
NJ Killer With Manifesto, Step-By-Step Murder Plan Indicted By Grand Jury: Somerset Prosecutor NJ Killer With Manifesto, Step-By-Step Murder Plan Indicted By Grand Jury: Somerset Prosecutor
NJ Killer With Manifesto, Step-By-Step Murder Plan Indicted By Grand Jury: Somerset Prosecutor A Somerset County grand jury has indicted a 27-year-old man for the killing of a young woman in January. On Thursday, April 25, David C. Shroitman was indicted for the Jan. 30 murder of 27-year-old Mary Rose Fealey in Somerville, Somerset County Prosecutor John McDonald announced. Maryrose Fealey Maryrose Fealey Facebook Fealey, a Somerville resident, was found by Somerville police responding to a 911 call, outside a residential complex on North Bridge Street  She had been returning home from a local business, the passenger door of her car wide open with her belongings spread …
Camden County Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor Camden County Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor
Camden County Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor A 21-year-old man from Gloucester Township has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in connection with a fatal shooting last week, authorities said. Hasan Battie was taken into custody on Monday, April 22 in Camden, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay  Battie has been charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses, she said. On Tuesday, April 16, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Gloucester Township Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the LaCascata development for a report of a person shot. Police found a male victim later identified as…
UPS Driver Attacked By Knife-Wielding South Jersey Man: Police UPS Driver Attacked By Knife-Wielding South Jersey Man: Police
UPS Driver Attacked By Knife-Wielding South Jersey Man: Police A 50-year-old man from Sicklerville is accused of attacking a UPS driver with a knife, authorities said. Monroe Township police said they caught Ernest Peterson on top of the driver after he crashed into a curb at about 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Peterson had asked the UPS driver for a ride to the front of the Madison Court Apartments, police said. The driver, a 52-year-old Franklinville man, was treated at an area hospital for minor cuts above his right eye and on his back, police said. A knife was recovered at the scene. Peterson, who resisted arrest, was charged with aggravated…
Absecon Man Threatened To Stab Someone When Asked To Stop Smoking Weed In Park: Police Absecon Man Threatened To Stab Someone When Asked To Stop Smoking Weed In Park: Police
Kevin McAnally Arrested An Atlantic County man was accused of threatening to stab another man with a pointed tool during an argument about smoking marijuana in a park, authorities said. Kevin McAnally, 56, of Absecon, was arrested on Tuesday, Apr. 16, the Absecon Police Department said in a news release. Officers responded to a fight at Dr. Jonathan Pitney Recreational Park on Morton Avenue just after 5 p.m. Investigators said a man asked McAnally to stop smoking marijuana in front of his underage siblings. McAnally "reacted aggressively" and threatened the man with an awl, which is a pointed tool for making small…
Children Of Trenton Murder Victim 'Struggling To Understand Painful Reality' Children Of Trenton Murder Victim 'Struggling To Understand Painful Reality'
Children Of Trenton Murder Victim 'Struggling To Understand Painful Reality' A 43-year-old man has been charged with murder in a triple Trenton shooting that left a 46-year-old father dead and two others wounded, authorities announced. Kareem Pygum shot Jose Alfredo Azcona Garcia on the 500 block of N. Clinton Avenue jus after 8 p.m. on April 4, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said. Pygum also struck a woman in the shoulder and a man suffered a graze to his cheek. The woman and Azcona Garcia were both taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where Azcona Garcia died on April 9. A GoFundMe was launched by Azcona Garcia's childre…
Wanted Vineland Murder Suspect Turns Himself In: Prosecutor Wanted Vineland Murder Suspect Turns Himself In: Prosecutor
Wanted Vineland Murder Suspect Turns Himself In: Prosecutor A 31-year-old fugitive wanted for murder turned himself in on Friday, March 22, authorities said. Angel A. Aguero, of Vineland, was sought in the slaying of Dashon Lee, 35, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae. He was charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses, she said. Lee was fatally shot on March 9 at the Asselta Acres Apartments, according to Webb-McRae. Two other men were previously arrested in connection with the shooting, Webb-McRae said on Thursday, March 21. Jamin Carney, 28, of Millville and Chavez Mills, 26, of Vineland, were both charg…
2 Men Arrested In Fatal Shooting At South Jersey Apartment Complex, 3rd Suspect Still At Large 2 Men Arrested In Fatal Shooting At South Jersey Apartment Complex, 3rd Suspect Still At Large
2 Men Arrested In Fatal Shooting At South Jersey Apartment Complex, 3rd Suspect Still At Large Two men have been arrested in the slaying of Dashon Lee, 35, in Vineland, authorities said. Lee was fatally shot on March 9 at the Asselta Acres Apartments, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae. Jamin Carney, 28, of Millville and Chavez Mills, 26, of Vineland, were both charged on March 14, she said. Carney was charged with murder and conspiracy. Mills was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Mills was arrested that same day while Carney was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Thursday, March 21, Webb-McRae said. Angel A. Aguero, 31, the first alleged shooter to…
Man Accused Of Killing Mother In Mays Landing Home: Prosecutors Man Accused Of Killing Mother In Mays Landing Home: Prosecutors
Man Accused Of Killing Mother In Mays Landing Home: Prosecutors An Atlantic County man was facing charges after police said he killed his mother, according to authorities. Sean Daly, 53, of Mays Landing, was charged with murder and weapons offenses, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release on Thursday, Mar. 21. He was accused of killing his 74-year-old mother Melba Daly, also from Mays Landing. Township of Hamilton police responded to a 911 call at a home on Quinn Avenue at around 11:38 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 20. When officers arrived, they found Melba Daly dead inside the house. A suspected cause of her death was not mentioned. …
Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside NJ Bar Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside NJ Bar
Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside NJ Bar Authorities who’ve charged four men with the brutal murder of a man outside a Garfield bar last month turned to the public for help finding a fugitive gang member from Pennsylvania who sources said repeatedly stabbed the victim in the chest. Ricky “Angel” Vargas, 35, of East Stroudsburg, PA, and his four companions confronted Richard Franceschi, 31, of Hawthorne outside JoJo's Bar & Grill on Monroe Street before dawn this past Feb. 4, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Vargas had a knife and co-defendant Jayson William Rivera, 23, also of East Stroudsburg, had a handgun, the pr…
South Jersey Woman Sentenced In Mom's Brutal Stabbing Death: Prosecutor South Jersey Woman Sentenced In Mom's Brutal Stabbing Death: Prosecutor
South Jersey Woman Sentenced In Mom's Brutal Stabbing Death: Prosecutor A 27-year-old woman from Mount Laurel has been sentenced to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for the stabbing death of her mother, authorities said. Marisa Rivera must serve the entire prison term before becoming eligible for parole, according to Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw. Rivera was convicted in January of first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the death of 56-year-old Denise DeNapoli, who was discovered in the apartment they shared in Ramblewood Village, the prosecutor said. She was sentenced on Friday, March 8. The investigation began after Mount …
UPDATE: Hackensack Man Charged With Murder Of Paterson Woman, 22, Gunned Down Outside Her Home UPDATE: Hackensack Man Charged With Murder Of Paterson Woman, 22, Gunned Down Outside Her Home
Update: Hackensack Man Charged With Murder Of Paterson Woman, 22, Gunned Down Outside Her Home Authorities on Wednesday captured one of a group of men who they said purposely shot and killed a 22-year-old Paterson woman last fall. Ex-con Christopher Thomas, 26, of Hackensack was charged with murder and weapons offenses, as well as with conspiracy, for his role in gunning down Mary “Tink” Taylor on Oct. 1, 2023 outside a bar across from the apartment building where she lived with her mom. Five men jumped into a car that sped off following the shooting shortly before 9:30 p.m. in the city’s Great Falls Historic District, witnesses told investigators. It wasn’t clear how many fired. A…
US Marshals Arrest Trenton Fugitive In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor US Marshals Arrest Trenton Fugitive In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor
US Marshals Arrest Trenton Fugitive In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor A 38-year-old fugitive from Trenton has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting, authorities said. Chelsey White was charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. White was arrested on Sunday, March 9 in Branchburg by members of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, Onofri said. Shortly before 8 p.m. on Feb. 28, Trenton police responded to a shooting at 428 Ardmore Ave. Police found an unresponsive man on the porch suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, Onofri …
Trio Charged In Fatal Trenton Shooting: Prosecutor Trio Charged In Fatal Trenton Shooting: Prosecutor
Trio Charged In Fatal Trenton Shooting: Prosecutor Three men have been charged in connection with a fatal shooting last fall in Trenton, authorities said. Leroy Tutt, 37, of Trenton, was killed in the November 2023 shooting, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. Jerrod Baldwin, 41, of Ewing, and Kellen Dingman, 41, of Ewing, are each charged with first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses, Onofri said..  Eric Bell, 44, of Trenton, is charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and third-degree hindering apprehension, he said. All three men were ta…
Road Rage Incident, Fight With Weapons Leads to Arrest Of 4 Suspects In South Jersey: Police Road Rage Incident, Fight With Weapons Leads to Arrest Of 4 Suspects In South Jersey: Police
Road Rage Incident, Fight With Weapons Leads to Arrest Of 4 Suspects In South Jersey: Police Four Camden County men were arrested after a road rage incident prompted a fight in the street with weapons, authorities said. On Thursday, Feb. 29, shortly after 2 p.m., a detective with the Gloucester Township Police Department was traveling on Blackwood Clementon Road by Emerson Drive when he observed a Voorhees Police Officer (K9) stopped in the roadway with his emergency vehicle lights activated giving orders to four men to get on the ground.  The detective stopped to assist the Voorhees officer who said all four men were engaged in a physical confrontation in …
Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor
Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor A 24-year-old Cumberland County man charged with multiple gun crimes after he shot and killed an alleged home invader was ordered released from jail on Friday afternoon, March 1, authorities said. Kevin Lucero, 24, shot one of two people who reportedly forced their way into his Upper Deerfield home at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, New Jersey State Police said.  Lucero was charged with owning ghost guns and other weapons offenses, police said. A ghost gun is a firearm without a serial number. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae confirmed Lucero's release from jail. Troopers …
GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark
Gotcha! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark Authorities have charged five men with robbing three separate victims of wristwatches – stabbing one of them – in two Bergen County towns, thanks to an arrest by Port Authority police. Two of the robberies occurred in broad daylight on River Road in Edgewater last fall, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, March 1. The third included a stabbing in the victim’s driveway in Palisades Park, the prosecutor said. One of two robbers brandished a handgun while a colleague stood lookout when they robbed the first Edgewater victim shortly after 3 a.m. Oct. 24, Musella said. The ro…
South Jersey Man Indicted For Murder In Atlantic City On New Year's Day South Jersey Man Indicted For Murder In Atlantic City On New Year's Day
South Jersey Man Indicted For Murder In Atlantic City On New Year's Day A Cape May County man has been indicted after another man was stabbed in the neck and died in Atlantic City on New Year's Day, authorities said. A grand jury indicted 30-year-old Vincent Oglesby of Woodbine on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced in a news release. He was charged with first-degree murder and several weapons offenses. Atlantic City police found 50-year-old Richard Vincent O'Brien III bleeding on the unit block of South California Avenue just after 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1. O'Brien was rushed to Atlantic City Regional Medical Center and die…
Jersey City Man Convicted Of Stabbing Woman To Death In Her Apartment Jersey City Man Convicted Of Stabbing Woman To Death In Her Apartment
Jersey City Man Convicted Of Stabbing Woman To Death In Her Apartment UPDATE: Jurors in Jersey City convicted a local man of stabbing a city woman dead in her apartment 5½ years ago. Ishmeal "Rico" Coleman, 46, of the Salem Lafayette Gardens housing complex was found guilty of murder and multiple weapons offenses in the Aug. 12, 2018 stabbing death of Takeela Wilson, 38, in her home in the 300 block of Forrest Street. People who knew both of them identified Coleman in a photo array, authorities said. Police sat on Wilson’s car, then grabbed Coleman when he approached it carrying the keys. Assistant Hudson County Prosecutor Najma Rana secured the guilty verd…
NJ Man Who Stabbed Dad Dead Tried Burning Body To Destroy Evidence, Investigators Find NJ Man Who Stabbed Dad Dead Tried Burning Body To Destroy Evidence, Investigators Find
NJ Man Who Stabbed Dad Dead Tried Burning Body To Destroy Evidence, Investigators Find UPDATE: A Paramus man who’d just stabbed his father to death dragged the body to a bathroom and tried to set it on fire last week as part of an attempt to conceal what he’d done, authorities said. Melvin Thomas repeatedly stabbed his father, 61-year-old Manuel Thomas, in the chest with a kitchen knife on Valentine’s Day, a criminal complaint says. He then dragged the bloody corpse to a bathroom where he tried igniting it with a lighter, according to the complaint filed by Paramus Police Detective Justin Sicari. “This attempt failed,” the detective wrote. Melvin Thomas wiped off the bloody…
Probe Of Child Sex Abuse Leads To Arrest Of Trenton Brothers With Cocaine, Handgun: Prosecutor Probe Of Child Sex Abuse Leads To Arrest Of Trenton Brothers With Cocaine, Handgun: Prosecutor
Probe Of Child Sex Abuse Leads To Arrest Of Trenton Brothers With Cocaine, Handgun: Prosecutor An investigation into online child exploitation has resulted in the arrest of two brothers from Trenton and the seizure of cocaine, a 9mm handgun and $10,480 in cash, authorities said. In November 2023, detectives with the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual in Mercer County was uploading items that portrayed the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child. An investigation was initiated, and Marcus Roberts was identified as a subject, according to Merc…
Man Stopped Moving Car, Threw Rocks In Attempted Absecon Carjacking: Police Man Stopped Moving Car, Threw Rocks In Attempted Absecon Carjacking: Police
Man Stopped Moving Car, Threw Rocks In Attempted Absecon Carjacking: Police A Mays Landing man was arrested after he tried to steal someone's vehicle and threw rocks at it in Atlantic County, authorities said. Absecon police responded to a carjacking incident happening on Route 30 just before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, the department said in a news release. Deshaun Washington, 31, was accused of walking into the road and disrupting traffic. One driver stopped to avoid hitting Washington, who began banging on the hood and punching a window to try and get inside of it. The driver sped away and Washington threw rocks at the vehicle, causing damage that included a s…
Paramus Murder: Man Stabbed Dad Dead, Left Him In Home Two Days, Sources Say Paramus Murder: Man Stabbed Dad Dead, Left Him In Home Two Days, Sources Say
Paramus Murder: Man Stabbed Dad Dead, Left Him In Home Two Days, Sources Say UPDATE: A Paramus man who’d just stabbed his father to death dragged the body to a bathroom and tried to set it on fire last week as part of an attempt to conceal what he’d done, authorities said. Melvin Thomas repeatedly stabbed his father, 61-year-old Manuel Thomas, in the chest with a kitchen knife on Valentine’s Day, a criminal complaint says. He then dragged the bloody corpse to a bathroom where he tried igniting it with a lighter, according to the complaint filed by Paramus Police Detective Justin Sicari. “This attempt failed,” the detective wrote. Melvin Thomas wiped off the b…
Camden County Man Arrested In Campus Area Shooting: Prosecutor Camden County Man Arrested In Campus Area Shooting: Prosecutor
Camden County Man Arrested In Campus Area Shooting: Prosecutor A 33-year-old man from Camden County has been arrested in connection with shooting a man near the Rutgers University-Camden campus, authorities said. Malcolm Jordan, of Berlin Borough, was charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, at approximately 2 p.m., officers from the Camden County Police Department responded to Cooper University Hospital for a report of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim, a 36-year-old Pine Hill man, had sustained…
Man Sentenced In Fatal Shooting Of Girlfriend In Mercer County: Prosecutor Man Sentenced In Fatal Shooting Of Girlfriend In Mercer County: Prosecutor
Man Sentenced In Fatal Shooting Of Girlfriend In Mercer County: Prosecutor A 41-year-old man from Ewing was sentenced to 45 years in New Jersey State Prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, authorities said. Aaron Adams was found guilty of murder and weapons offenses, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on June 1, 2020, Ewing police were alerted to a deceased female in a home on Glen Stewart Drive.  Police found the victim, identified as Ashley Davis, 32, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, in the basement. There were visible wounds to Davis’ body and she was pronounced dead at the scen…