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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 …
HEARTBREAKING HISTORY: Suicidal Teen Rescued From Hackensack River For 4TH Time In Two Years HEARTBREAKING HISTORY: Suicidal Teen Rescued From Hackensack River For 4TH Time In Two Years
Suicide Teen Hackensack River New Milford PD Jump A troubled young local girl brought rescuers to a bridge over the Hackensack River for the fourth time in less than two years on Friday.  And like twice before, she nearly drowned. The girl also had guardian angels on her side once again -- this time a group of New Milford police officers. The youngster, now 16, was sitting on the edge of the Old New Bridge when Lt. Nelson Perez arrived around 2 p.m. April 12, New Milford Police Chief Brian Clancy said. The officer had gotten within 10 feet when she jumped, the chief said. The teen was treading water when Perez climbed over the…
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train A 42-year-old Dumont man was struck and killed by a freight train at daybreak Monday, authorities confirmed. A northbound CSX train struck the man between West Madison and New Milford avenues around 6:30 a.m. April 1, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. "Our investigation supports that this was a suicide," the chief said. "Our department’s condolences are extended to the family." Joyce cited the assistance of CSX police, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and the county Medical Examiner's Office, which collected the body.This comes a little less than a week after a 26-year-old N…
New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield
New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield A 26-year-old New Milford man died by an apparent suicide when he was struck by a freight train overnight in Bergenfield, authorities said. Borough police were in the area of the railroad crossing at Church Street when the southbound CSX train "screeched to an abrupt halt" at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, Capt. William Duran said. Bergenfield detectives joined them along with CSX police, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and the county medical examiner's office, the captain said. "There was no indication of foul play at the scene," Duran said, add…
Former NHL Player Leapt To His Death From Balcony At Miami Resort, Police Say (UPDATE) Former NHL Player Leapt To His Death From Balcony At Miami Resort, Police Say (UPDATE)
Former NHL Player Leapt To His Death From Balcony At Miami Resort, Police Say (Update) The cause of death for former Pittsburgh Penguins player Konstantin Koltsov has been ruled suicide, police in Miami tell Daily Voice. Koltsov, who played for the Penguins from 2002 to 2006, is believed to have leapt to his death from a balcony of a resort in Miami, a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department said. He was 42 years old. ALSO SEE: Pittsburgh Penguins Mourn Loss Of Former Player Konstantin Koltsov, Dead At 42 The Bal Harbour Police and Fire Rescue were called to the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort on Collins Avenue for a person who jumped from a balcony just before 12:40 …
Business Partner Dies By Suicide In Jersey City Mall: Officials Business Partner Dies By Suicide In Jersey City Mall: Officials
Business Partner Dies By Suicide In Jersey City Mall: Officials A 45-year-old man hanged himself at the Hudson Mall in Jersey City on Tuesday, Feb. 13, authorities said. The man, who has not been identified by police, was a partner in the Rieval thrift store inside the mall, Kimberly Wallace-Scalfione, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office said.  He was discovered by his business partners, Wallace-Scalfione said. An apparent suicide note was left behind by the man, Wallace-Scalfione said. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts call or text 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline .
CLOSE CALL: Parents' Frightening Moments End When Police Find Troubled Teen Near Train Tracks CLOSE CALL: Parents' Frightening Moments End When Police Find Troubled Teen Near Train Tracks
Close CALL: Parents' Frightening Moments End When Police Find Troubled Teen Near Train Tracks HEROES: NJ Transit trains were stopped moments before swift-moving police rescued a troubled teen in Ridgewood, authorities said. The boy's frightened mother called Paramus police Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, after he reportedly threatened to take his own life, they said. Paramus Police Officer Diego Cruz alerted headquarters to get the trains stopped. Meanwhile, Paramus police flooded the area with all available officers and detectives. They pinged the teen's cell phone, got a local result and relayed it to their Ridgewood colleagues. Village police quickly found the teen between Oak Stre…
Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood
Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood A 48-year-old man was found dead of suicide in a bathroom at a Bergen County park, according to multiple sources. The man had stabbed himself in the throat with a knife at Pascack Brook County Park off Emerson Road in Westwood shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, responders said. His wife found him, they said. Paramedics who arrived moments later pronounced him dead at the scene. The knife was recovered, Bergen County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Kyra Pazant said. The sheriff's office is investigating the incident, she said. ****** The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (for…
DEATH ON THE CLIFFS: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say DEATH ON THE CLIFFS: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say
Death ON THE Cliffs: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say A 29-year-old man left some personal items arranged neatly on a rock before jumping to his death Wednesday from the Palisades, authorities said. Several witnesses reported seeing the Stamford, CT resident jump off the edge of the cliff at the State Line Lookout in Alpine, near New Jersey's northeastern border with New York State, shortly before 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Lt. Raymond Walter said. The responding officers "located personal items neatly set on a rock" nearby, the lieutenant said. The East Bergen Rappel Team recovered the man's body from the base o…
UPDATE: Search For Suicidal Bergen Man Ends Tragically UPDATE: Search For Suicidal Bergen Man Ends Tragically
Update: Search For Suicidal Bergen Man Ends Tragically The search for a suicidal man ended when he was found hanged Saturday at an old railroad car in Franklin Lakes. The circumstances weren't considered suspicious, authorities said. An alert went out to area towns around 1 p.m. Aug. 19 after police were contacted by someone concerned for the safety of the distraught Northwest Bergen man, who was in his early 60s. His body was found a short time later on the New York, Susquehanna and Western rail line behind Franklin Lakes police headquarters and the municipal field. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification gathered evid…
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say A distraught Morris County woman intentionally drove into the path of a freight train that slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in Bergenfield, killing her, in the middle of the night, authorities said. The lifeless victim 42, from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene af…
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing A driver was killed overnight when a freight train slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in what  Bergenfield police said was a suicide. The lifeless victim, a 42-year-old woman from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene after police removed her from the SUV, he said.…
HIGH DRAMA: Suicidal Man Rescued From Beneath GWB HIGH DRAMA: Suicidal Man Rescued From Beneath GWB
High Drama: Suicidal Man Rescued From Beneath GWB Police at the George Washington Bridge literally talked a suicidal man off a ledge Tuesday afternoon. Officers from the Port Authority and NYPD found the man perched on an I-beam and threatening to jump just below the bridge's Manhattan-bound lower level around 3:15 p.m. June 13, authority spokeswoman Lenis Valens said. The officers got him talking as colleagues closed the two right lower-level lanes on the eastbound side, witnesses said. Within a half-hour, they'd grabbed hold of the man, then carefully lifted him to safety. He was taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation, Valens sai…
Police Officer Dies By Suicide At Hackensack University Medical Center Police Officer Dies By Suicide At Hackensack University Medical Center
Police Officer Dies By Suicide At Hackensack University Medical Center Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella asked that the family and law enforcement colleagues of Maywood Police Sgt. Jason Liaban be allowed to grieve without disturbance. In a statement released shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the prosecutor said: "The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is assisting the Maywood and Hackensack Police Departments in an investigation into the details of the death of 39-year-old Maywood Police Sergeant Jason Y. Liaban, who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023. "The death is not suspected to…
Suspected Fort Lee High-Rise Jumper Dies Suspected Fort Lee High-Rise Jumper Dies
Suspected Fort Lee High-Rise Jumper Dies A man apparently jumped to his death from a Fort Lee high-rise on Sunday, witnesses said. There were no immediate details from authorities beyond confirmation of the incident at the Horizon House on Sunday afternoon, March 12. A photo from the scene showed a smallish, elderly figure beneath a sheet behind 1 Horizon Road. Police tape surrounded the perimeter. Fort Lee police, who are investigating the circumstances, notified the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and summoned the Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification -- to gather evidence -- and the county Medical Examine…
Lyndhurst Police Chief Leads Christmastime Rescue Of Suicidal Man Lyndhurst Police Chief Leads Christmastime Rescue Of Suicidal Man
Lyndhurst Police Chief Leads Christmastime Rescue Of Suicidal Man A suicidal man was unconscious on the bathroom floor, a belt tied around his neck, when Lyndhurst Police Chief Richard Jarvis found him on Christmas Eve. Jarvis, who was closest to the home when the call came in around 3 p.m. Saturday, immediately removed the belt, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Officers Michael Carrino and James Colacci joined the chief and administered oxygen to the 26-year-old man, who eventually came to, the lieutenant said. He was taken to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus for psychological and physical evaluations, Auteri said. ****** The 988 Suicide …
HEROES: Hackensack Police Talk Down Teen Threatening To Jump From High-Rise Parking Deck HEROES: Hackensack Police Talk Down Teen Threatening To Jump From High-Rise Parking Deck
Heroes: Hackensack Police Talk Down Teen Threatening To Jump From High-Rise Parking Deck A troubled teen was perched on the ledge of a Hackensack high-rise parking deck when a group of city officers arrived and began talking with him. Sgt. Kley Peralta, Detective Chris Lara Nunez and Officers Frank Caneja and Matthew Debonis responded to the Excelsior II Apartments on Prospect Avenue around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Law enforcement officials call it "de-escalation," "crisis intervention" and other terms, but what the men in blue basically did was connect with the boy enough to get him off the ledge and keep him from hurting himself. He was then taken to a local hospital for an…
HERO: Distraught Man, 80, Pursuing Suicide Rescued By Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer HERO: Distraught Man, 80, Pursuing Suicide Rescued By Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer
Hero: Distraught Man, 80, Pursuing Suicide Rescued By Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer A Hasbrouck Heights police officer revived an 80-year-old man who authorities said was trying to kill himself. Officer Michael Renna found the man unconscious in his vehicle on a quiet stretch of Franklin Avenue between Oak Grove Avenue and Boulevard shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, according to a police report. The officer reportedly administered Narcan, which helped bring the man around. An ambulance took the man to Hackensack University Medical Center. Police, meanwhile, discovered a suicide note. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification also responded t…
UPDATE: Body Of Female GWB Jumper Recovered From Hudson River UPDATE: Body Of Female GWB Jumper Recovered From Hudson River
Update: Body Of Female GWB Jumper Recovered From Hudson River The body of a woman who jumped from the George Washington Bridge was pulled from the Hudson River less than an hour after her abandoned vehicle was found on the span, Port Authority officials said. A search began after the vehicle was discovered on the westbound lower level around 6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, they said. The NYPD Harbor Unit retrieved the body about three miles south of the bridge shortly before 7:30 a.m. and brought it to a pier on the Upper Manhattan side across from Edgewater, Port Authority police said. ****** The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the…