Sixth Defendant Charged In Armed Edgewater Robbery Being Held In Westchester Sixth Defendant Charged In Armed Edgewater Robbery Being Held In Westchester
Sixth Defendant Charged In Armed Edgewater Robbery Being Held In Westchester 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: The broad-daylight holdup of an Edgewater shopper last fall was committed by an armed robbery crew that included a Bronx man who was arrested this week in Westchester, authorities said. Jose A. Santana Torres, 22, and his partners followed the victim from Hudson County to an unidentified shopping center on River Road in last Oct. 24, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Two of them approached the victim and stole a watch at gunpoint while a third member of the crew served as lookout. The robbers then hopped into getaway vehicles driven by companions. The mid-afternoon holdu…
Feds: NJ Longshoreman Gets 2½ Years For Ducking Taxes On $2.5M Of Income Feds: NJ Longshoreman Gets 2½ Years For Ducking Taxes On $2.5M Of Income
Feds: NJ Longshoreman Gets 2½ Years For Ducking Taxes On $2.5M Of Income A Port Newark mechanic who was convicted of ducking taxes on $2.5 million of income was sentenced to nearly 2½ years in federal prison. Jonathan Michael, 55, of Springfield had filed returns and paid his taxes without fail for decades, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a release. In 2014, however, he gave his employer in the machine shop at the Port Newark Container Terminal a bogus W-4 form, claiming that he was exempt from any federal income tax withholding from his pay, federal authorities said. The IRS notified Michael in 2016 that he wasn't entitled to exempt status, but he wrote…
SEEN HER? Concerns Grow Following Unconfirmed Call That Missing Englewood Woman Was Dead SEEN HER? Concerns Grow Following Unconfirmed Call That Missing Englewood Woman Was Dead
Seen HER? Concerns Grow Following Unconfirmed Call That Missing Englewood Woman Was Dead 𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚: A caller's claim that a missing single mom had died hasn't been confirmed, said authorities in Englewood who've stepped up their search for her. Concerns initially were raised when Cynthia Anderson, 33, who'd recently been homeless, stopped communicating with friends, police said. They became extremely worried when none of them could find her, Lt. Fred Pulice said. "No one's been in touch with her for a while," the lieutenant said on Wednesday, April 17, nine days after Anderson was last heard from. "There's genuine concern." One of the friends got a call from a masked number tha…
Clifton Man Used Messenger Service To Meet Kids For Sex: Morris County Prosecutor Clifton Man Used Messenger Service To Meet Kids For Sex: Morris County Prosecutor
Clifton Man Used Messenger Service To Meet Kids For Sex: Morris County Prosecutor A 41-year-old Clifton man was arrested and charged after he used a messenger service to make plans to meet children for sex in Morris County, authorities said.  Last month, Brian Stewart engaged in sexual communications with two children on KIK Messenger and made plans to meet up with them in Boontown Township for the purpose of having sexual intercourse, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said. Stewart used the handle "Brian Being Brian" on KIK, authorities said. He was charged with two counts of luring, four counts of attempted aggravate sexual assault, attempted endangerin…
Jersey Shore Reservist Admits Scamming Grieving Army Families Out Of $3.7M In Death Benefits Jersey Shore Reservist Admits Scamming Grieving Army Families Out Of $3.7M In Death Benefits
Jersey Shore Reservist Admits Scamming Grieving Army Families Out Of $3.7M In Death Benefits UPDATE: A ruthless now-former military reservist from Monmouth County admitted scamming the survivors of soldiers killed in war out of $3.7 million. Caz Craffy, 41, of Colts Neck, used his role as a counselor with the United States Army to pocket $1.4 million by exploiting the grief of Gold Star families, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. Craffy – who’s also known as “Carz Craffey” – “used lies and deception” to defraud two dozen families of what he told them were investments, the U.S. attorney said. For many, it was the only money they had. Whenever a member of the a…
Scooter Rider Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer, State AG Says Scooter Rider Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer, State AG Says
Scooter Rider Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer, State AG Says A man riding a motorized scooter was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Route 35 in Monmouth County that involved a local police officer, state authorities said. The crash occurred on the highway's southbound side near Sunset Avenue in Ocean Township shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, April 15, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said on Tuesday. The identity of the scooter rider, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was temporarily being withheld, as was the name of the on-duty Ocean Township officer, Platkin said. Neither the officer nor anyone else involved in the crash was injured, …
NJ Teacher Admits Having Unprotected Sex With Student 5X Or More: Affidavit NJ Teacher Admits Having Unprotected Sex With Student 5X Or More: Affidavit
NJ Teacher Admits Having Unprotected Sex With Student 5X Or More: Affidavit A Mercer County high school teacher admitted to sexually assaulting a student multiple times times in a vehicle at a Monmouth County wildlife preserve, according to police paperwork obtained by Daily Voice. Jessica Sawicki, 37, of Point Pleasant, was arrested on Monday, Apr. 8, and charged with five counts of second-degree sexual assault and five counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. New Jersey Fish and Wildlife officers found Sawicki and the victim "in states of undress" in the back of the victim's car at Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in Upper…
Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS
Alarm Malfunction Triggers Lockdown, Massive Law Enforcement Response At Westwood HS An alarm system malfunction forced the lockdown Tuesday of Westwood Regional High School and brought a legion of law enforcement and tactical officers to Washington Township. The entire building was searched following the 11:07 a.m. lockdown, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. The search confirmed there wasn't a threat of any kind and the lockdown was stepped down to a shelter in place. The system malfunctioned a second time after being reset, the chief said. An early 12:50 p.m. dismissal allowed technicians to investigate the cause, Schools Supt. Jill Mortimer said…
Police ID Woman, Montclair Officer Wounded In Shootout (UPDATE) Police ID Woman, Montclair Officer Wounded In Shootout (UPDATE)
Police ID Woman, Montclair Officer Wounded In Shootout (Update) Authorities have identified the alleged gunman and released details in a police-involved shooting Monday in Montclair. Maryann Swain, 39, a township resident, struck Montclair Police Officer Michael J. Medrano, 33, in the shoulder on the 100 block of Forest Street around 1:10 p.m. Monday, April 15, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II said. Medrano and other officers were responding to the scene on reports of an armed person and "were met with gunfire," Stephens said. Another Montclair officer returned fire, striking Swain, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries and wa…
Small Plane Crashes Off Runway In Sussex County (UPDATE) Small Plane Crashes Off Runway In Sussex County (UPDATE)
Small Plane Crashes Off Runway In Sussex County (Update) A pilot got out OK after his Cessna crashed nose-first off the runway Tuesday morning at Sussex Airport, the FAA confirmed. The single-engine 150 crashed at the privately-owned 96-acre airport on County Road 629 in Wantage around 11:45 a.m. April 16. Only the pilot was aboard. Only the pilot was aboard. Colesville Fire Company New Jersey State Police and local firefighters responded. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause. Colesville Fire Company took the photos and contributed to this story. Colesville Fire Company
SEE ANYTHING? Motorcyclist Severely Injured By Route 4 Hit-And-Run Driver SEE ANYTHING? Motorcyclist Severely Injured By Route 4 Hit-And-Run Driver
SEE Anything? Motorcyclist Severely Injured By Route 4 Hit-And-Run Driver A motorcyclist suffered severe injuries when he was struck on Route 4 in Paramus Tuesday afternoon by a driver who sped off, authorities said. The 57-year-old victim from Wood-Ridge was headed east in the highway's right lane when a dark sedan exiting Arcadia Way hit him shortly after 1:30 p.m. April 16, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. The motorcyclist was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with extensive injuries, the chief said. Police, meanwhile, issued a Be On the Lookout alert for the sedan, which responders said should have side damage. The motorcyclist, 57, …
Bayonne Man, 38, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Underage Girls Bayonne Man, 38, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Underage Girls
Bayonne Man, 38, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Underage Girls A 38-year-old Bayonne man was charged with sexually assaulting four underage girls. Anthony Lashley, 38, assaulted the teens “on multiple occasions between 2017 and 2024 in Jersey City and Bayonne,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said on Tuesday, April 16. All four were under 18 at the time, the prosecutor said. Authorities arrested Lashley this past Feb. 22 in connection with two alleged victims, Suarez said. An investigation turned up two more, she said, for which he was charged on April 9. Suarez didn’t say why she waited a week to announce it. Lashley, meanwhile, remained he…
Shooting At Notorious Paterson Street Corner Wounds Out-Of-Towner, 42 Shooting At Notorious Paterson Street Corner Wounds Out-Of-Towner, 42
Shooting At Notorious Paterson Street Corner Wounds Out-Of-Towner, 42 Another shooting at one of Paterson’s most dangerous street corners sent a 42-year-old Newark man to the hospital. Shots rang out at Godwin Avenue and Carroll Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 15. As officers were arriving at the scene, a private vehicle was taking the victim to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center with non-fatal gunshot wounds, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint release Tuesday. Valdes and Abbassi didn’t say whether any suspects had been arrested or identified.
College Student From Morris County Killed In I-295 Crash (UPDATE) College Student From Morris County Killed In I-295 Crash (UPDATE)
College Student From Morris County Killed In I-295 Crash (Update) Authorities have identified the 20-year-old driver killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 295 in Mercer County. Samuel Beale, of the Kenvil section of Roxbury, was driving a Nissan SUV northbound near milepost 60.6 in Hamilton shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, April 14, when he veered off the highway to the left and struck a concrete bridge support and guardrail, New Jersey State Police said. Beale was pronounced dead at the scene, State Police said. Beale was a sophomore economics major at Rider University in Lawrenceville, according to his LinkedIn.com profile.
Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says
SWAT Standoff Barricade Dumont Police Threats Michael Tolan A Dumont man was seized following a brief SWAT standoff after he threatened borough police, authorities said. Michael D. Tolan, 49, was upset by two motor vehicle summonses he received on Saturday, April 13, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He then contacted Dumont Municipal Court and left nine voicemails “voicemails threatening to do harm to former and current members of the Dumont Police Department,” the chief said. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team and Cresskill police joined their Dumont colleagues at Tolan’s Magnolia Avenue home on Saturday. “After a brief standoff, Mr. Tolan …
Bronx Tax Preparer 'The Magician' Busted By IRS In Record $100M Fraud Bronx Tax Preparer 'The Magician' Busted By IRS In Record $100M Fraud
Bronx Tax Preparer 'The Magician' Busted By IRS In Record $100M Fraud A Bronx tax preparer known as "The Magician" was arrested by IRS agents for a $100 million tax fraud that federal authorities said was one of the largest ripoffs of its kind. Rafael Alvarez, 60, submitted thousands of bogus tax returns over a 10-year period, Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said. It was one of the single biggest tax ripoffs by a single tax preparer in history, federal authorities announced on "Tax Day" Monday, April 15. And it allowed Alvarez to pull in $15 million in revenue in just three years, Williams said. It also won Alvarez his sleight-of…
NJ Turnpike Crash Damages Elizabeth Overpass Sending Debris Onto Streets Below, Officials Say NJ Turnpike Crash Damages Elizabeth Overpass Sending Debris Onto Streets Below, Officials Say
NJ Turnpike Crash Damages Elizabeth Overpass Sending Debris Onto Streets Below, Officials Say A vehicle collided with an overpass in Elizabeth sending debris flying onto the streets below, officials said. The crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike above Elizabeth Avenue Monday evening, April 15. Police said it forced the closure of Elizabeth Avenue at 4th Street.  The roadway reopened early Tuesday morning, officers said. No injuries were reported, authorities said. 
'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities 'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities
'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities UPDATE: The death of a 15-year-old Ridgefield girl who was struck while riding a scooter near her home leaves a "profound void," said the schools chief in Clifton, where her father works. Serenity Law was struck at the intersection of Shaler Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue in Ridgefield shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. She was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short time later, the prosecutor said. Although Musella referred to the incident as a "pedestrian death," law enforcement sources confirmed that the teen was…
POLICE SHOOTOUT: Montclair Officer, Suspect Both Shot In Exchange Of Gunfire, Prosecutor Says POLICE SHOOTOUT: Montclair Officer, Suspect Both Shot In Exchange Of Gunfire, Prosecutor Says
Police Shootout: Montclair Officer, Suspect Both Shot In Exchange Of Gunfire, Prosecutor Says A police officer and suspect were both injured in a shooting on Monday, April 15, authorities said. An individual in a residence began shooting at a police officer on the 100 block of Forest Street, Thomas Fennelly, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutors Office said. The officer was hit but was able to return fire, striking the suspect, Fennelly aid. The officer and suspect were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Fennelly said. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating, Fennelly said. 
HEROES: Detectives Revive Man Who Collapsed At Hudson Prosecutor’s Office HEROES: Detectives Revive Man Who Collapsed At Hudson Prosecutor’s Office
Heroes: Detectives Revive Man Who Collapsed At Hudson Prosecutor’s Office A visitor who suffered a medical emergency at Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office was revived by a group of detectives, authorities said. Prosecutor’s Detectives Stephen King and Salvatore Benanti, and Jersey City Police Detective Scott Rogers found the man without a pulse in the sixth-floor lobby of the Hudson County Administration Building. Prosecutor’s Detectives Risheem Whitten, Kristen Mikulak and Daniel Bellini “quickly joined their colleagues to provide immediate, life-saving medical assistance,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The victim regained a pulse within minutes a…
GOTCHA! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners GOTCHA! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners
Gotcha! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners Paramus police captured a 16-year-old Newark boy after he'd popped the ignition cylinder on an SUV parked in the owner's driveway. Officers Slavko Bajovic and Ryan Cottrell were responding to a call from the owner of the Bullard Road home when they saw the teen run from the 2017 Hyundai Tucson to a Sonata parked nearby shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday, April 14, Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Guidetti's officers got help establishing a perimeter from a Bergen County Sheriff's K-9 unit and police from Bergenfield, River Edge and Rochelle Park police, Guidetti said. Bajovic found the Sonata …
Broom Beatings Among Horrific Abuse By Atlantic City Mayor, Wife Against Teen Daughter: Police Broom Beatings Among Horrific Abuse By Atlantic City Mayor, Wife Against Teen Daughter: Police
Broom Beatings Among Horrific Abuse By Atlantic City Mayor, Wife Against Teen Daughter: Police The mayor of Atlantic City and his wife, the superintendent of the city's public school district, have been accused of physically and emotionally abusing their teen daughter, including an incident that left her unconscious, authorities said. Mayor Marty Small Sr., 50, and Dr. La'Quetta Small, 47, were slapped with several charges via summonses on Monday, Apr. 15, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. The couple was charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Mayor Small was also charged with third-degree terroristic threats, third-degre…
Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: NJSP Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: NJSP
Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: Njsp An emotionally troubled man died after jumping from a moving SUV on Route 287 over the weekend, New Jersey State Police said. The Ford was headed north when the 31-year-old rear-seat passenger from Connecticut opened the door and jumped out in the area of milepost 58.4 in Oakland around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, NJSP Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. The victim sustained a severe head injury and had stopped breathing, responders said. Oakland Police Sgt. Michael Griffin and Officers Karley Greulich and Hank Anderson conducted CPR before the man was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center …
Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang
Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang An SUV driven by an employee heading in to open a Ridgewood nail salon for the day crashed into the front door. The young worker escaped injury when her Nissan Rogue hit the front of Godwin Nail & Spa on Godwin Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 15. The front door, part of the knee wall and two planters took the brunt of the impact.  The rest of the building around the store was spared any serious damage. A Ridgewood nail salon employee headed to work to open the shop escaped injury in a crash. Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE Ridgewood police and firefighters responded. Bo…
21-Year-Old Jumper Rescued From River Beneath NJ Bridge, Police Say 21-Year-Old Jumper Rescued From River Beneath NJ Bridge, Police Say
21-Year-Old Jumper Rescued From River Beneath NJ Bridge, Police Say Edison police rescued a 21-year-old man who jumped off the Morris Goodkind Bridge, authorities said. The call came in shortly before 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 15 along Route 1 near the Raritan River Boat Club, Edison Deputy Chief Robert Dudash said. Police found an unoccupied car on the bridge and a man in the water, Dudash said. Two officers swam out to rescue the man, he said. The man was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where he was recovering fine, Dudash said. The two officers suffered mild hypothermia and were taken to JFK Hospital for treatment. Additional officers helped t…
Man Found Dead In Paterson Basement Fire Man Found Dead In Paterson Basement Fire
Man Found Dead In Paterson Basement Fire 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Authorities were trying to identify a man found dead in a basement fire in Paterson -- and determine whether or not he was killed in the blaze. Firefighters called to 465 Hamilton Avenue shortly before midnight Sunday, April 14, found the body while dousing the flames in the basement of the 2½ wood-frame home, authorities confirmed mid-Monday morning. The New Jersey Medical Examiner's Office is assisting in the identification of the victim, according to a joint statement issued by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and including Paterson Police Officer In Charge Isa Ab…
Initial Mystery Surrounds Woman's Body Found On Tracks In Fair Lawn Initial Mystery Surrounds Woman's Body Found On Tracks In Fair Lawn
Initial Mystery Surrounds Woman's Body Found On Tracks In Fair Lawn NJ TRANSIT was trying to determine which and when one of its trains struck a woman at the Radburn station in Fair Lawn before dawn Monday. Firefighters were called to wash down the tracks, suggesting some type of train involvement. Responders at the scene said it was suspected -- but not yet confirmed -- that an empty train being "deadheaded" up the line to Suffern struck the person sometime between 5:45 and 6:15 a.m. April 15. NJ TRANSIT told Daily Voice in a 9:51 a.m. email: "At approximately 6:25 a.m., New Jersey Transit police were notified that a body was on the tracks in the vicinit…
Girl, 15, Killed In Ridgefield Crash Girl, 15, Killed In Ridgefield Crash
Girl, 15, Killed In Ridgefield Crash UPDATE: The death of a 15-year-old Ridgefield girl who was struck while riding a scooter near her home leaves a "profound void," said the schools chief in Clifton, where her father works. Serenity Law was struck at the intersection of Shaler Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue in Ridgefield shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. She was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short time later, the prosecutor said. Although Musella referred to the incident as a "pedestrian death," law enforcement sources confirmed that the tee…
Man Who Punched Police Officers Breaking Up Brawl In Newark Captured 2 Days Later: Cops Man Who Punched Police Officers Breaking Up Brawl In Newark Captured 2 Days Later: Cops
Man Who Punched Police Officers Breaking Up Brawl In Newark Captured 2 Days Later: Cops A 31-year-old man has been arrested for punching police officers breaking up a brawl in Newark, authorities said. Khalil Cuttino, of Phillipsburg, had been wanted for aggravated assault on police officers in connection with the Friday, April 12 incident, and was taken into custody on Sunday, April 14, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said. Officers responded to the 300 block of Clinton Avenue for a man with a handgun around 5:10 p.m. Friday, where a large crowd had gathered, Frage said. A male in the crowd, later identified as Cuttino, struck two officers with closed fists…
Ex-Jersey City High School Footballer Charged With Selling Guns To Undercover Ex-Jersey City High School Footballer Charged With Selling Guns To Undercover
Ex-Jersey City High School Footballer Charged With Selling Guns To Undercover A former high school football standout from Jersey City twice sold guns to an undercover police officer, authorities charged. A Superior Court judge ordered Emerson Deline, 18, held following a hearing in Jersey City last week, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The 2023 Snyder High School graduate sold a handgun to an undercover police officer on Jan. 4 and then again on Jan. 12 during a joint investigation by her Narcotics Task Force and members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Suarez said. He's charged with two counts each of unlawful posses…
CRIME SPREE: Paramus Police Nab Thieving Trio With $12,800 Worth Of Loot At Garden State Plaza CRIME SPREE: Paramus Police Nab Thieving Trio With $12,800 Worth Of Loot At Garden State Plaza
Crime Spree: Paramus Police Nab Thieving Trio With $12,800 Worth Of Loot At Garden State Plaza A trio of thieving New Yorkers were in the middle of a big-ticket crime spree at the Garden State Plaza -- snatching nearly 200 items worth more than $12,800 in under an hour and a half -- when Paramus police nabbed them, authorities said. Police caught their break when the three stole a cellphone and a wallet from a pair of kiosk workers shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Assisted by mall security, Paramus Detective Lt. Tom Schroeder and Detective Mark Pinajian quickly homed in on the trio, he said. Two of them -- Alexander Aria…