NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers
NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A convicted con man from Bergen County known as the "Bling Bishop" used the opportunity he was given to speak before being sent to federal prison for nine years to annoy the judge on Monday. Lamor Whitehead of Paramus must serve a mandatory 7½ years following his conviction by a jury in lower Manhattan in March for swindling the life savings from a parishioners mother, among other crimes. One by one, some of those who were financially destroyed spoke to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Lorna Schofield during the June 17 sentencing hearing. Then it was Whitehead's turn. Bishop …
Off-Road Motorcyclist Killed By Truck In South Jersey Crash, Police Say Off-Road Motorcyclist Killed By Truck In South Jersey Crash, Police Say
Off-Road Motorcyclist Killed By Truck In South Jersey Crash, Police Say A Delaware man was killed when his off-road motorcycle drifted into the path of a truck in Atlantic County, authorities said. Hammonton police responded to the crash on the 900 block of Eighth Street at around 4:56 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, the department said in a news release. Dalton Hunter Nicastro, 28, of Rehoboth Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said Nicastro was driving a Honda XR80R south near the shoulder on Eighth Street when his motorcycle drifted into the southbound travel lane. A silver 2019 Mack truck's passenger side and its wheels struck Nicas…
Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering
Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering Former New Jersey Democratic kingmaker George E. Norcross III ran a criminal enterprise for nearly a dozen years during which he used his power and influence over elected officials to make laws that best served him, among other offenses, says a state indictment that charges him with racketeering. The poster boy of New Jersey political bosses, Norcross attended a news conference held on Monday, June 17 by state Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin in Trenton -- uninvited -- to announce the indictment naming him and five co-defendants. When one of the attorney general's sta…
Teenager Dies From Injuries In Head-On Crash: Vineland PD Teenager Dies From Injuries In Head-On Crash: Vineland PD
Teenager Dies From Injuries In Head-On Crash: Vineland PD A 19-year-old man from Atlantic County has died from his injuries from a head-on crash with a pickup truck in Vineland, authorities said. Dayshaun Brown, of Minotola, died on Friday, June 14, Vineland police said on Monday, June 17. Both drivers were airlifted from the crash scene, they said. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday, Vineland police responded to South Lincoln Avenue by Mildred Lane.  Brown, who was operating a 1998 Honda Civic,  was entrapped inside the vehicle after having struck a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck being operated by Robert Lee, 58, of Vineland, p…
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…
Driver, 37, Ejected, Killed In Camden County Crash Driver, 37, Ejected, Killed In Camden County Crash
Ashley Pitts, 37, Killed In Camden County Crash A 37-year-old driver from Camden was ejected from her car and killed after sideswiping a disabled car, authorities said. Troopers responded to the crash on Saturday, June 15 at about 10:30 p.m. on the Atlantic City Expressway west in Winslow Township, New Jersey State Police said. Based on a preliminary investigation, a Nissan SUV was traveling westbound on the Atlantic City Expressway. In the area of milepost 38.3, the Nissan sideswiped a disabled Honda passenger vehicle parked on the right shoulder.  The Nissan then overturned, and the driver was ejected, State Police said. As a re…
Motorcyclist, 64, Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured In Salem County Crash Motorcyclist, 64, Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured In Salem County Crash
Motorcyclist, 64, Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured In Salem County Crash A 64-year-old motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was seriously injured in a crash in Salem County, authorities said. Troopers responded to a crash on Sunday, June 16 at 12:10 p.m. on Route 49 in Quinton Township, New Jersey State Police said. Based on a preliminary investigation, a Honda SUV was traveling westbound on Route 49. A Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Route 49.  In the area of milepost 11.1, the Honda turned left, and the Harley-Davidson impacted the Honda, State Police said. As a result of the crash, the driver of the Harley-Davidson, Wilbert T…
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, …
GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ
Gotcha! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ 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, …
Deadly Double-Shooting Investigated In Trenton Deadly Double-Shooting Investigated In Trenton
Deadly Double-Shooting Investigated In Trenton A deadly double-shooting is under investigation in Trenton, authorities said. Jonathan Applegate, of Trenton, was killed in the shooting on Tuesday, June 11, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.  His age was not released. The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating the shooting. At approximately 5:10 p.m., Trenton patrol units responded to Stuyvesant Avenue and Hoffman Avenue on a shot spotter activation. While on scene, officers learned that two gunshot victims had arrived at Capital Health Regional Medic…
Woman Killed In Crash Near South Jersey Shopping Center, Police Say Woman Killed In Crash Near South Jersey Shopping Center, Police Say
Woman Killed In Crash Near South Jersey Shopping Center, Police Say An Egg Harbor Township woman was killed in a crash near a Mays Landing shopping center, authorities said. Elizabeth Walton, 41, died in the crash on Thursday, June 13, the Township of Hamilton Police Department said in a news release. Officers responded to the intersection of Black Horse Pike and Hamilton Commons Drive at around 7:51 p.m. Investigators said Walton was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima west on Black Horse Pike when she didn't stop at the intersection's red light. The Nissan crashed into a 2014 Kia Soul driven by an 18-year-old Mays Landing woman…
'We Are Pushed To Our Limit': Police Increasing Teen Curfew Enforcement In Jersey Shore City 'We Are Pushed To Our Limit': Police Increasing Teen Curfew Enforcement In Jersey Shore City
'We Are Pushed To Our Limit': Police Increasing Teen Curfew Enforcement In Jersey Shore City One city in Atlantic County is cracking down on unsupervised teens late at night after several issues in other parts of the Jersey Shore, authorities said. The Margate City Police Department posted on Facebook on Wednesday, June 12 that officers will take "a more proactive approach" to enforcing the city's curfew for children. An ordinance said it's illegal for anyone 17 years old or younger to "loiter, idle, wander, [or] stroll" without adult supervision between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Margate police said it'll try to prevent problems from large groups of teens and young adults. "In the p…
Pedestrian Pushing Shopping Cart Struck, Killed By South Jersey Hit-Run Driver: Police Pedestrian Pushing Shopping Cart Struck, Killed By South Jersey Hit-Run Driver: Police
Pedestrian Pushing Shopping Cart Struck, Killed By South Jersey Hit-Run Driver: Police A 60-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Friday, June 14 in Vineland, authorities said. At approximately 12:30 a.m., Vineland police responded to North Delsea Drive near West Wheat Road about a pedestrian who appeared to be struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway. Responding units arrived to find the pedestrian later identified as Bruce E. Byron, 60, of Vineland dead.  The preliminary investigation revealed a gray in color Nissan Altima model year range 2013-2015 with an unknown registration was traveling northboun…
Asbury Park Teen Sentenced For Deadly Rape, Torture Of Pet Cat: Prosecutors Asbury Park Teen Sentenced For Deadly Rape, Torture Of Pet Cat: Prosecutors
Asbury Park Teen Sentenced For Deadly Rape, Torture Of Pet Cat: Prosecutors An Asbury Park teen will spend several years in prison after admitting to raping, torturing, and killing his pet cat, authorities said. Bani Mezquititla, 19, was sentenced on Thursday, June 13 to five years in state prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago said in a news release. He pleaded guilty to two third-degree animal cruelty charges in April. Investigators said Mezquititla seriously injured the cat named Ellie after performing "sexual acts" on it, then killed it after restraining and torturing it. "It is virtually impossible to conceive of an inst…
Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says
Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says UPDATE: A man wanted for questioning in a New York City shooting pulled out a gun in the lobby of a Woodbridge hotel and was killed in a shootout with police, authorities said. A Woodbridge police officer and a New York City homicide detective were wounded in the exchange, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. The township officer was shot in the back and the city detective in the foot, the NYPD said. Both have already been released from the hospital following treatment, the attorney general said on Friday, June 14. Karl Gregory, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene of the ea…
Wanted Man Claimed He Was State Trooper During Jersey Shore Noise Complaint Call: Police Wanted Man Claimed He Was State Trooper During Jersey Shore Noise Complaint Call: Police
Wanted Man Claimed He Was State Trooper During Jersey Shore Noise Complaint Call: Police Two Atlantic City men were accused of threatening officers responding to a noise complaint, including a wanted man who claimed he was a state trooper, authorities said. Brigantine police arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Murillo and 22-year-old Onix Murillo-Hernandez on Monday, June 10, the department said in a news release. They were found when officers responded to reports of a loud group outside a home on the 4100 block of Brigantine Boulevard. Police first went to the home at around 1:36 a.m. and saw a group loudly drinking and celebrating at a nearby home. Murillo repeatedly yell…
Cherry Hill Police Help Catch Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say Cherry Hill Police Help Catch Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say
Cherry Hill Police Help Catch Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say Three people from Paterson were accused of distracting shoppers in Brick Township and stealing from them, authorities said. Brick Township police arrested 35-year-old Oswaldo Uribe-Acosta, 27-year-old Salvia Beraun-Villanueva, and 58-year-old Oscar Lopez-Salcedo on Tuesday, June 11, the department said in a news release. Police received several reports in May from victims whose wallets or purses were taken from shopping carts.  Investigators said Beraun-Villanueva would distract a shopper and Uribe-Acosta or Lopez-Salcedo would steal a wallet or purse. The susp…
South Jersey Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City: Police South Jersey Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City: Police
South Jersey Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City: Police A Galloway Township woman was found dead in Atlantic City, authorities said. In a news release, Atlantic City police said officers responded to a report of the woman's body near the intersection of Hummock and Trinity avenues at around 10:11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Police and firefighters confirmed the 34-year-old woman was dead. Investigators were looking into what led up to her death. The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy on her body. This is the second woman found dead in Atlantic City in about a week. The body of 29-year-old Janessa Morgan was…
South Jersey Man Sentenced In $4M Money-Laundering Scheme South Jersey Man Sentenced In $4M Money-Laundering Scheme
South Jersey Man Sentenced In $4M Money-Laundering Scheme A Burlington County man was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for illegally laundering more than $4 million in proceeds from a mail fraud scheme, authorities said. Pablo Estrada, 27, of Florence, previously pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger. He was sentenced on Wednesday, June 12. In addition to the prison term, Estrada was ordered to pay restitution of $4.21 million. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From August 2020 through January 2023, Estrada received money from victims of …
Beaked Whale Found Dead On Jersey Shore Beach, Second Discovered In 2024 Beaked Whale Found Dead On Jersey Shore Beach, Second Discovered In 2024
Beaked Whale Found Dead On Jersey Shore Beach, Second Discovered In 2024 A rare type of whale was found dead on a beach in Monmouth County, marine biologists said. A beaked whale on the beach near St. Clair Avenue in Spring Lake was reported to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center at around 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, the group said in a Facebook post. A volunteer responded to document the 13-foot-2 whale, which was "in moderately decomposed condition." A Spring Lake public works crew transported the whale to the department's yard to be examined by MMSC staff. The carcass was then transported to the state's Animal Health Diagnostic Lab in Trenton for a …
Shot Fired By NJ Homeowner Scares Off Overnight Car Thieves Shot Fired By NJ Homeowner Scares Off Overnight Car Thieves
Shot Fired By NJ Homeowner Scares Off Overnight Car Thieves An armed Clifton homeowner confronted and apparently scared off a group of vehicle thieves by firing a gunshot into the air, authorities said. At least four bandits approached the Robin Hood Road home in the city's Montclair Heights section shortly after 3:15 a.m. Thursday, June 13, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said. "Although we can confirm that entry was not made into the home, the details of how the crime unfolded are still under investigation," the lieutenant said. "However, at some point during the incident, an altercation took place between the homeowner and the suspects which result…
Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City Apartment, Prosecutors Say Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City Apartment, Prosecutors Say
Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City Apartment, Prosecutors Say A woman was found dead in an Atlantic City apartment, authorities said. Atlantic City police discovered 29-year-old Janessa Morgan's body inside a second-floor apartment at 3 South Raleigh Avenue at around 10:09 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release on Thursday, June 13. A pronouncement nurse declared her dead at the scene. The South Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy on Morgan to determine her cause of death. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Dep…
Video Shows Arrest Of Out-Of-State Suspect In Deadly Central Jersey Double Shooting (DETAILS) Video Shows Arrest Of Out-Of-State Suspect In Deadly Central Jersey Double Shooting (DETAILS)
Video Shows Arrest Of Out-Of-State Suspect In Deadly Central Jersey Double Shooting (Details) A 19-year-old man from Washington state has been charged in connection with a shooting that left one woman dead and another in critical condition in Carteret, authorities said. Video shared by A.D. Pauro shows Gaurav Gill, of Kent, WA — identified by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone — being taken into custody Wednesday, June 12 in the yard of a Carteret home, following a shooting that left a 29-year-old woman dead and another critical. Arrest Made in Carteret Double Shooting Carteret, New Jersey - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a... Posted by A.D. Pauro o…
Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors
Atlantic City Man Convicted Of Killing Philly Man At Apartment Complex: Prosecutors An Atlantic City man was convicted of killing a Philadelphia man at an apartment complex, authorities said. A jury found 49-year-old Kenneth Creek guilty on Tuesday, June 11 of first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, and second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. The court also found him guilty of second-degree certain persons not to possess firearms. Atlantic City police responded to the South Carolina Apartments complex at 1300 Baltic Avenue just after midni…
Man Killed In NJ Turnpike Rollover Crash, 33 Man Killed In NJ Turnpike Rollover Crash, 33
Man Killed In NJ Turnpike Rollover Crash, 33 A 33-year-old man from Burlington County was killed in a rollover crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said. Jesse Marques Nobre of Delran was killed in the crash at about 6:40 a.m. on Friday, June 7, according to New Jersey State Police.  Jesse worked for Repair All LLC Construction of Delran with his father for many years, according to an obituary published by Buyus Funeral Home.  Troopers responded to the crash on the New Jersey Turnpike north outer roadway milepost 65.5 in East Windsor.  Based on a preliminary investigation, a Toyota pickup truck was traveling …
Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says
Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says Two police officers are recovering from injuries after being shot overnight at a hotel in Woodbridge while attempting to track down a homicide suspect. The suspect was shot and killed at the scene, according to New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin. The two injured officers were from the Woodbridge Police Department and New York City Police Department, Platkin said. More details from the incident were expected to be released later on Thursday, June 13. "This incident is another reminder that our law enforcement officers risk their lives daily to keep our communities safe," Platki…
South Jersey Man, 73, Gets 33 Months In Fed Pen After Philly FBI Finds 45,000 Child Porn Pics South Jersey Man, 73, Gets 33 Months In Fed Pen After Philly FBI Finds 45,000 Child Porn Pics
South Jersey Man, 73, Gets 33 Months In Fed Pen After Philly FBI Finds 45,000 Child Porn Pics 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 73-year-old South Jersey man must spend more than two years behind bars before he'll be eligible for release for collecting what the FBI said was 45,000 images of child pornography. Robert Giles of Collingswood must serve 85% of a plea-bargained 33-month stretch because there's no parole in the federal prison system. FBI agents reported finding tens of thousands of "videos and images of children being sexually abused" on electronic devices seized during a court-approved search of GIles's home in April 2022, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. Rather than r…
Two Teens Caught Stealing From Several Stores In South Jersey Mall, Police Say Two Teens Caught Stealing From Several Stores In South Jersey Mall, Police Say
Two Teens Caught Stealing From Several Stores In South Jersey Mall, Police Say Two Mays Landing teens were accused of breaking into an Atlantic County mall overnight and stealing from several stores, authorities said. Hamilton Township police responded to the Hamilton Mall at around 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, the department said in a Facebook post. Officers found a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl wearing ski masks and carrying large bags full of stolen items. The boy and girl ran away but they were caught by officers. Police recovered the stolen merchandise and returned it to the stores. The teens were charged with several counts of burglary, theft, and …
Wildwood Police: Unsanctioned 'Pop-Up' Party Stopped After Memorial Day Weekend Chaos Wildwood Police: Unsanctioned 'Pop-Up' Party Stopped After Memorial Day Weekend Chaos
Wildwood Police: Unsanctioned 'Pop-Up' Party Stopped After Memorial Day Weekend Chaos Wildwood police are warning about an unsanctioned "pop-up" party planned less than three weeks after the city declared a state of emergency over Memorial Day weekend. The Wildwood Police Department said on Facebook on Wednesday, June 12 that it was aware of a social media post promoting a beach pop-up party on the weekend of Saturday, June 15. Police said the organizers were identified and the events were canceled on their social media sites. The department also asked those in charge of vacation rentals to be careful.  "We are working with local and state agencies to promptly shu…
Burlington Man Convicted In Fatal Camden Shooting Burlington Man Convicted In Fatal Camden Shooting
Lesure Funari Found Guilty In Fatal Camden Shooting A jury has convicted a Burlington man for the 2021 fatal shooting of a man in Camden, authorities said. Lesure Funari, 25, of Burlington City, was found guilty on Thursday, June 6, of first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Takwail Bailey of Camden.  Funari was also found guilty of second-degree weapons offenses. On Nov. 28, 2021, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Camden County Police Department received a ShotSpotter activation for 10 rounds in the area of the 1000 block of Lois Avenue in Camden. Officers responded and located a male, later identified as Ba…
Ex-Convict Struts Through Trenton With Loaded Assault Rifle: Police Ex-Convict Struts Through Trenton With Loaded Assault Rifle: Police
Ex-Convict Struts Through Trenton With Loaded Assault Rifle: Police A 38-year-old ex-convict was arrested with a loaded assault rifle slung over his shoulder, authorities said. Trenton police said they found Joseph Moore walking along the 100 block of Turpin St. with the rifle and a high-capacity magazine containing 50 rounds of ammunition on Monday, June 10 at about 5:20 p.m. He was charged with several weapons offenses. As the detectives were on scene with Moore, Trenton Communications reported they had received several calls for shots fired in the area. Two spent shell casings were recovered. No persons were injured and no property was struc…