NEW DETAILS: Missing NJ State Park Hiker Found In Rockland, Thanks To Facebook, Ring NEW DETAILS: Missing NJ State Park Hiker Found In Rockland, Thanks To Facebook, Ring
NEW Details: Missing NJ State Park Hiker Found In Rockland, Thanks To Facebook, Ring 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 63-year-old hiker from Wayne who'd gone missing in Ringwood State Park was found a few miles away the next day across the state line in Rockland County, authorities said. Police say they can thank Ring and Facebook. Carol Fumiko Heimbach was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern after she was located in Sloatsburg around 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, said Caryn Shinske, the senior press officer for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She was none the worse for wear, although still a bit disoriented from a night in the woods, responders said. Heimback, who r…
Coach From Lyndhurst Charged With Sexually Assaulting Second Bergen Child Coach From Lyndhurst Charged With Sexually Assaulting Second Bergen Child
Coach From Lyndhurst Charged With Sexually Assaulting Second Bergen Child 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A North Jersey youth strength and conditioning coach who’s already awaiting trial first for a double-fatal car crash in Lodi and then for repeated sex assaults of a child is back in jail. Donald Kumar Davis, 33, of Lyndhurst was charged by detectives with sexually assaulting a second child, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on Monday, March, 4. Davis -- formerly of Nutley -- was previously accused of killing a retired Albanian police chief and a Garfield Walmart manager when he slammed his 2015 Dodge Charger into their car as the immigrant couple as they emerged from t…
Stock Clerk Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Elmwood Park Stock Clerk Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Elmwood Park
Stock Clerk Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Elmwood Park A stock clerk already awaiting trial on an aggravated assault charge out of Passaic County was arrested by detectives who said he sexually assaulted an underage juvenile multiple times in Elmwood Park. Jaden Vargas, 21, of Paterson allegedly victimized someone who Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said was between 13 and 16 years old at the time. Musella didn't specify a time period and said only that the alleged incidents occurred "in the past." Vargas was arrested in Elmwood Park last Friday, March 1, following a two-week investigation and has remained held in the Bergen Co…
UPDATE: Hiker Who Went Missing In Ringwood State Park Found In Rockland UPDATE: Hiker Who Went Missing In Ringwood State Park Found In Rockland
Update: Hiker Who Went Missing In Ringwood State Park Found In Rockland UPDATE: A 63-year-old hiker from Wayne who'd gone missing in Ringwood State Park was found a few miles away the next day across the state line in Rockland County, authorities said. Police say they can thank Ring and Facebook. Carol Fumiko Heimbach was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern after she was located in Sloatsburg around 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, said Caryn Shinske, the senior press officer for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She was none the worse for wear, although still a bit disoriented from a night in the woods, responders said. Heimback, …
NJ High School Teacher, 68, Punched Female Student In Head: Prosecutor NJ High School Teacher, 68, Punched Female Student In Head: Prosecutor
NJ High School Teacher, 68, Punched Female Student In Head: Prosecutor A 68-year-old Bayonne High School teacher was arrested after punching a female student in the head, authorities said. Joseph Mingoia, who lives in Bayonne, has been on administrative leave since the Jan. 22 incident, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said on Monday, March 4. That day, “two students were involved in an altercation on school property,” the prosecutor said. “After multiple staff members intervened, Mingoia struck a female juvenile in the head with a closed hand.” Mingoia was arrested last Friday, March 1, following an investigation by members of her Special Victims Unit …
Teaneck Mom Jailed For Not Reporting Child Sex Crimes: Prosecutor Teaneck Mom Jailed For Not Reporting Child Sex Crimes: Prosecutor
Teaneck Mom Jailed For Not Reporting Child Sex Crimes: Prosecutor A Teaneck woman was jailed for not reporting sexual assaults against two different children, records show. Shanasia Taylor, a 32-year-old warehouse worker, “acted in a manner that would endanger the welfare of a child, specifically by not reporting an act of sexual assault against children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday, March 4. Criminal records put the time frame of the alleged crimes at May 2022. Taylor, a Paterson native and mother of two, was arrested on Friday and charged by Teaneck police with child endangerment involving sexual conduct. Members of the prosec…
FOUND! Authorities Confirm End Of Search For Missing Woman In Ringwood State Park FOUND! Authorities Confirm End Of Search For Missing Woman In Ringwood State Park
Found! Authorities Confirm End Of Search For Missing Woman In Ringwood State Park 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 63-year-old hiker from Wayne who'd gone missing in Ringwood State Park was found a few miles away the next day across the state line in Rockland County, authorities said. Police say they can thank Ring and Facebook. Carol Fumiko Heimbach was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern after she was located in Sloatsburg around 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, said Caryn Shinske, the senior press officer for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She was none the worse for wear, although still a bit disoriented from a night in the woods, responders said. Heimback, …
Paterson Man Stabbed In Neck At Popular Middle Eastern Restaurant, Elmwood Park Man Charged Paterson Man Stabbed In Neck At Popular Middle Eastern Restaurant, Elmwood Park Man Charged
Paterson Man Stabbed In Neck At Popular Middle Eastern Restaurant, Elmwood Park Man Charged A man whose family came to the U.S. from Iraq was charged with attempted murder after authorities said he stabbed another man in the neck either in or outside a popular Middle Eastern restaurant in Paterson. Anmar Oudah, 35, of Elmwood Park stabbed the 30-year-old victim during what witnesses told police was a fight at Al-Mazaq Restaurant and Bakery on East Railway Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, March 3. The victim was last reported in critical condition at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer in Char…
UPDATE: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield UPDATE: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield
Update: Arson Investigators Probe Multi-Truck Fire In Ridgefield 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Investigators were probing the cause of a multi-truck fire in Ridgefield that sent up a column of black smoke visible for miles. No injuries were reported in the three-alarm blaze, which ignited behind the Hanjin warehouse on Railroad Avenue near Pleasantview Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3. At least four box trucks and rigs were destroyed or severely damaged. Mutual aid responders either at the scene or in coverage included firefighters from Cliffside Park, Fairview, Leonia, Palisades Park and Ridgefield Park. The County Wide Emergency Response Team also responded. …
Car Meet Draws More Than 1,000 Vehicles To Paramus, Jams Route 17: Police Car Meet Draws More Than 1,000 Vehicles To Paramus, Jams Route 17: Police
Car Meet Draws More Than 1,000 Vehicles To Paramus, Jams Route 17: Police More than 1,000 vehicles converged on a Paramus shopping center on Sunday, jamming Route 17, in what authorities said was another in a series of unsanctioned car meets. Longtime area natives said it may well have been the largest ever to come to Paramus. No incidents were reported -- other than a stretch of major congestion on the one day of the week when retail businesses In Bergen County are closed under blue laws. The orderly gathering began shortly before 10 a.m. March 3 at the Paramus Town Square and Raymour & Flanigan parking lot on the northbound highway just before the Gar…
Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce Passaic Apartment Fire Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce Passaic Apartment Fire
Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce Passaic Apartment Fire Two people were killed in a ferocious garden apartment fire in Passaic on Sunday. The fire apparently broke out on the first floor in back of the two-story Spruce Street building and instantly spread to the second floor and a cockloft -- trapping the victims -- shortly before 9:30 a.m. March 3. A vehicle just outside the brick structure also caught fire. A battalion chief reported heavy fire and smoke right from the get-go. The adult victims' bodies were found soon after, Passaic Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said. They were pronounced dead at the scene. 16 Spruce Street, Passaic Damien …
Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood
Driver Seized After Sunday Morning Crash Splits Utility Pole In Ridgewood A driver was taken after custody following a Sunday morning crash that snapped a utility pole in Ridgewood, causing scattered power and communications outages in the area. The uninjured driver was brought to Glen Rock police headquarters for a blood-alcohol test and then to village headquarters after the Acura RLX slammed into the pole on North Van Dien Avenue shortly before 8:30 a.m. March 3. A flatbed tow truck removed the sedan. PSE&G and Verizon were summoned to tend to the damaged pole and equipment. Members of Ridgewood Emergency Services assisted with traffic control. Boyd A. …
HOME INVASION: Female Saddle Brook 'Guest' Let Armed Robbers In, Authorities Charge HOME INVASION: Female Saddle Brook 'Guest' Let Armed Robbers In, Authorities Charge
Home Invasion: Female Saddle Brook 'Guest' Let Armed Robbers In, Authorities Charge 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Saddle Brook home invasion in which a group of thugs from Passaic County took $12,500 in cash, $3,000 worth of jewelry and more at gunpoint was made possible by a female "guest," federal authorities revealed.  Lanasia "Lay" Smith, 24 (top left above), sent ex-con Jancarlos "M" Rodriguez, 23 (bottom right), "a picture of a safe located in the residence" hours before the June 28, 2022 robbery, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Smith then left the front door unlocked for Rodriguez and two cohorts -- fellow ex-con Jahad "Hadie" Foxworth, 25, and Jamere "Rebels" Dixon, 23 --…
Paterson Resident Charged With Attempted Murder In Wounding Of Two In Streetcorner Shooting Paterson Resident Charged With Attempted Murder In Wounding Of Two In Streetcorner Shooting
Paterson Resident Charged With Attempted Murder In Wounding Of Two In Streetcorner Shooting A Paterson resident was charged with attempted murder this week after shooting two men on a city street corner in late January, authorities announced. It was around 12:45 a.m. Jan. 29 when Miguel de la Cruz, 26, opened fire at the intersection of East Main Street and Hillman Avenue, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In- Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint statement. Both victims – one 18, the other 30 – were taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and survived their wounds, authorities said. de la Cruz surrendered to police this past …
Death On The Tracks In Jersey City Death On The Tracks In Jersey City
Death On The Tracks In Jersey City A person was reportedly struck and killed Saturday afternoon by a train at the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City. Jersey City firefighters assisted Port Authority police with the recovery following the incident shortly after 3 p.m. March 2. Area train service was being delayed. No further information was immediately available.
Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob
Cat Burglars Flee With Dumont Resident's Wallet After Failing To Find Vehicle Key Fob Burglars snatched a wallet from a sleeping Dumont resident in the middle of the night Saturday after apparently failing to find a vehicle key fob, authorities said. The Margaret Court resident awoke shortly before 2:30 a.m. March 2 to find a window open, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. Security video showed one burglar entering the home while another waited outside a little more than 10 minutes earlier, the chief said. After failing to also get into the resident’s vehicle, the two took off with his wallet, Joyce said. Joyce said the intruder was dressed in a black hooded jacket with…
Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks
Robbery Spree Ends, Hoboken Police Charge JC Man With Five Holdups In Six Weeks Hoboken police stopped a one-man crime wave following five armed robberies over six weeks, including two the same day. Matthew Trontz, a 31-year-old ex-con from Jersey City, was arrested almost immediately after he held up Thomas’ Ice Cream Café on Jefferson Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Tuesday, Feb. 27, city police said. He was carrying a black stun gun, a silver imitation toy gun, a pocket knife and three cans of pepper spray, they said. Trontz brandished the firearms at Thomas’s, at Prime Gourmet on Monroe Street (Jan. 15), at Prime Stop on Willow Street and Hoboken Mini Mart o…
'Entertainer' Who's Worked With Kids Charged With Sex Crimes In Bergen, Rockland 'Entertainer' Who's Worked With Kids Charged With Sex Crimes In Bergen, Rockland
'Entertainer' Who's Worked With Kids Charged With Sex Crimes In Bergen, Rockland A deejay from Rockland County who’s worked with children in a number of Bergen County towns is facing sex assault charges in both states, Daily Voice has learned. Andrew Villafuerte – aka “Droovy” – 33, of Airmont, NY, is charged with three separate instances of aggravated criminal sexual contact, as well as child endangerment, out of New Milford, NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, March 1. Musella, who described the defendant as an entertainer, said an investigation by his Special Victims Unit and New Milford police found that Villafuerte "had sexually assaulted a ch…
NJ Police Officers Cleared Of Misconduct In Civil Suit That 'Cost Taxpayers Thousands' NJ Police Officers Cleared Of Misconduct In Civil Suit That 'Cost Taxpayers Thousands'
NJ Police Officers Cleared Of Misconduct In Civil Suit That 'Cost Taxpayers Thousands' A lawsuit that allegedly cost taxpayers thousands was dismissed against an Atlantic County police department accused of misconduct during a domestic violence arrest, authorities said. A jury ruled in favor of three police officers with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 14, according to court documents and a police department news release. The civil suit was dismissed by the jury on Thursday, Feb. 15. Officers Nathan Lahr, Patrick Daly, and Katrina Cantell responded to a domestic violence report at a home on Primrose Circle on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, …
Video Shows NYPD Helicopter Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief Who Fled NJ State Police Video Shows NYPD Helicopter Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief Who Fled NJ State Police
Video Shows Nypd Helicopter Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief Who Fled NJ State Police The NYPD has shared a video of its aviation unit tracking a New Jersey car thief in Manhattan. Just after pilots finish explaining how technology inside of the helicopter assists police work, they're notified of a felony vehicle — a white BMW with New York plates on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, on Monday, Feb. 26. They follow the vehicle from the air as it sits in traffic on the Belt Parkway. As the BMW heads east on the Belt Parkway, the NYPD learns that the vehicle had fled from New Jersey State Police, in Warren County New Jersey, an officer in the video can be heard saying. The…
One Ulta Thief Barricades Himself In Local Home, Another Strikes 3X In 10 Days: Maywood PD One Ulta Thief Barricades Himself In Local Home, Another Strikes 3X In 10 Days: Maywood PD
One Ulta Thief Barricades Himself In Local Home, Another Strikes 3X In 10 Days: Maywood PD Maywood police captured a repeat offender from Lyndhurst who’d barricaded himself in the basement of a local resident’s home after shoplifting from the Ulta store at the Bergen Town Center, authorities said. The arrest of Brendan Hunt, 46, comes amid an escalating epidemic of thefts from Ulta stores nationwide – including in Paramus, Montvale and throughout New Jersey. Hunt bolted out an emergency exit with a shopping basket full of stolen fragrances shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, Maywood Detective Sgt. William Phayre said Friday. Officer Alana Luna spotted Hunt running south …
Retired NJ Police Chief Showed Up Drunk To Work, Berated Officers: Investigation Details Retired NJ Police Chief Showed Up Drunk To Work, Berated Officers: Investigation Details
Retired NJ Police Chief Showed Up Drunk To Work, Berated Officers: Investigation Details A Jersey Shore police chief who retired after a heated argument with one of his sergeants broke more than two dozen law enforcement rules and had an "irretrievably broken" relationship with his officers, authorities said. Former Bradley Beach police Chief Leonard Guida committed 28 violations in seven incidents between July 2022 and November 2023, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago said on Friday, March 1, the same day Guida retired — six months early. "The findings outlined in this report illustrate unmistakably that over the previous year and a half, Chief Guida has been an …
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…
Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged
Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged A 68-year-old Teaneck woman and two adult family members were arrested after police said they found an abused and neglected dog who could barely stand inside a metal crate caked with urine and feces in their basement. Robert Claire, Christopher Claire, and Yvonne Claire were all charged with animal cruelty after a tipster led police to the Hamilton Road home, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. Robert Claire, 40, refused officers’ commands, obstructing their initial efforts, the chief said. A member of Bergen County Animal Control had to carry the Bull Terrier to a vehicle after li…
Online Fraudster Who Scammed Elderly Woman Out Of $30K Busted By Police In NJ Online Fraudster Who Scammed Elderly Woman Out Of $30K Busted By Police In NJ
Online Fraudster Who Scammed Elderly Woman Out Of $30K Busted By Police In NJ A 49-year-old Queens, NY man was arrested and charged on Tuesday, Feb.  27 with scamming $30,000 from a 76-year-old Nutley woman through an email scam, authorities said. The woman said she responded to a Microsoft e-mail telling her to contact technical support, Nutley police said.  The scammer told her accounts had been jeopardized and walked her through a $30,000 withdrawal, police said. The woman visited several banks and handed the money to a person who came to her door on the evening of Monday, Feb. 26, police said. A caller attempted to obtain an additional $15,000 on Tuesd…
Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General
Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General Two Paterson housing and zoning inspectors were indicted on Tuesday, Feb. 20 for accepting bribes in exchange for issuing illegitimate building permits, Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. Jose Fermin, a 50-year-old Prospect Park resident and Jose Juan Guerrero-Cruz, a 44-year-old Florida resident carried out their scheme between Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2022,  producing bogus documents that including imitation signatures purportedly written by Paterson’s Planning and Zoning Director, Platkin said.  Guerrero-Cruz and Fermin would accept money in exchange for Fermin producing the…
One Dead In Paterson Fire: Authorities One Dead In Paterson Fire: Authorities
One Dead In Paterson Fire: Authorities One person was killed in a two-alarm fire in an abandoned building in Paterson early Thursday, Feb. 29, authorities said.  At 3:30 a.m., firefighters were on scene at 69 Mercer St., Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, Paterson Police Department Officer In Charge Isa Abbassi, and Paterson Fire Chief Alex Alicea said. Firefighters discovered the body on the second floor of the house after putting out the blaze, authorities said. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed, authorities said. Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said the city is in mourning. "Our firefight…
Former Paterson Sergeant Used Chat Group To Upload Child Porn: Feds Former Paterson Sergeant Used Chat Group To Upload Child Porn: Feds
Former Paterson Sergeant Used Chat Group To Upload Child Porn: Feds A retired Paterson police sergeant was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 27 for distributing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.  Ryan Curving, 50 now living in Texas, pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2023 after admitting he sent child pornography videos to five other people via the Kik Messenger App, U.S. Attorney Alamdar Hamdani of the Southern District of Texas, said. Authorities originally searched his home in Dec. 2022 and Curving admitted to downloading child pornography on Kik and said he had been curious about child pornography for two year…
NJ Woman Using Counterfeit $100 Bills Busted At Florida Business: Police NJ Woman Using Counterfeit $100 Bills Busted At Florida Business: Police
NJ Woman Using Counterfeit $100 Bills Busted At Florida Business: Police A 33-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested and charged in Florida with using multiple $100 bills, authorities said. Police in Brevard County were initially notified by two businesses about the phony money, the Cocoa Beach Police Department said on Facebook.  After an investigation, police arrested Brenda Stefan Silvera Klembert and discovered additional victims, officers said.  Klembert was charged with uttering forged instruments and theft, police said. Police did not say where in the Garden State, Klembert was from. Police didn't say where Klembert is from but online rec…
Paramus Detectives Nab Thief Accused Of Burglarizing Local Home, Stealing BMW, Eluding Pursuit Paramus Detectives Nab Thief Accused Of Burglarizing Local Home, Stealing BMW, Eluding Pursuit
Paramus Detectives Nab Thief Accused Of Burglarizing Local Home, Stealing BMW, Eluding Pursuit Paramus police detectives identified and arrested an Irvington resident who they said stole a brand new BMW during a burglary and forced a uniformed officer to terminate a pursuit out of safety concerns. Kasieum Frye, 21, and an accomplice broke into an Oakwood Drive home and snatched the key fob for the 2024 X6 shortly before 4:30 a.m. late last September, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. A neighbor alerted police, who found sliding glass doors to the kitchen pried open, the chief said on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Officer Matthew Mulick pursued the SUV on Farview Avenue until high spe…