HEROES: Police Rescue Englewood Cliffs Stabbing Victim With Tourniquet HEROES: Police Rescue Englewood Cliffs Stabbing Victim With Tourniquet
Heroes: Police Rescue Englewood Cliffs Stabbing Victim With Tourniquet Englewood Cliffs police saved the life of a stabbing victim on Route 9W by applying a tourniquet, responders said. Witnesses said someone drove up and stabbed the 30-year-old victim in the area of the bus stop at Sage Road, just north of CNBC headquarters, shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. The victim was rushed via ambulance to the trauma unit at Hackensack University Medical Center and later released  Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said in a brief statement the next day that his detectives were conducting an investigation into "the incident and the identification of the…
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…
'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 Car Struck, Killed By Vineland Hit-Run Driver Pedestrian Pushing Shopping Car Struck, Killed By Vineland Hit-Run Driver
Fatal Pedestrian Hit-Run Crash In Vineland 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…
Paterson Trio Stole Purses In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme At NJ Stores: Police Paterson Trio Stole Purses In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme At NJ Stores: Police
Paterson Trio Stole Purses In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme At NJ Stores: Police 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 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…
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
Burlington Man Convicted 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…
9-Year-Old Found Strangled In PA Church, Police Seek Tips 62 Years Later 9-Year-Old Found Strangled In PA Church, Police Seek Tips 62 Years Later
9-Year-Old Found Strangled In PA Church, Police Seek Tips 62 Years Later Pennsylvania State Police investigators are seeking tips in a 9-year-old girl's cold case murder.  Carol Ann Dougherty was found dead inside St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in Bristol Borough on Oct. 22, 1962. She was strangled and had been sexually assaulted, according to troopers.  Police said Dougherty had stopped at the church while riding her bike to the library. She had stopped there to say a prayer, according to a report in the Bristol Courier-Times the day after her murder.  Then-Bristol Police Chief Vincent Faragalli called her killing "one of the most br…
Woman, 57, Killed In Trenton Crash Woman, 57, Killed In Trenton Crash
Woman, 57, Killed In Trenton Crash A 57-year-old woman was killed and three others were hurt in a crash in Trenton, authorities said. The crash occurred at about 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 near the intersection of East State and South Broad streets, according to Trenton police. The victim's name had not been released. All the cars' occupants became trapped after the two-car collision, police said.
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.
ATTEMPTED MURDER: NJ Man Chokes Out Pre-Teen In Attempted Sex Assault: Authorities ATTEMPTED MURDER: NJ Man Chokes Out Pre-Teen In Attempted Sex Assault: Authorities
Attempted Murder: NJ Man Chokes Out Pre-Teen In Attempted Sex Assault: Authorities A 33-year-old Ridgefield man choked a Fairview pre-teen “to the point of unconsciousness” and had removed both his and the incapacitated child's clothes before he was stopped, authorities said. Julio Amaro-Vasquez, who lives on Bergen Boulevard just off Oakdene Avenue, was charged with attempted murder, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, attempted sexual assault by contact and child endangerment. He wasn't the only person arrested in connection with the alleged incident, however. Amaro-Vasquez's girlfriend, Marlin Cervantes Santos, 30, of Fairview, “directed…
Grenade Explodes Injuring Woman In Mercer County Grenade Explodes Injuring Woman In Mercer County
Grenade Explodes Injuring Woman In Mercer County A 39-year-old woman was injured when a deactivated grenade exploded in Mercer County, authorities said. On Monday, June 10, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Hightstown police were dispatched to the Deerfield/Westerlea Arms Apartment complex rental office on Westerlea Avenue. The woman was suffering from severe stomach pain, police said. Robbinsville EMS arrived, performed an evaluation, and transported the woman to Capital Health-Fuld Campus for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad, along with Hightstown Fire Department and Hightstown First Aid Sq…
24 Condos Destroyed By Fire In East Windsor 24 Condos Destroyed By Fire In East Windsor
24 Condos Destroyed By Fire In East Windsor Residents of 24 condominiums in East Windsor were displaced by a fire, authorities said. On Monday, June 10, at approximately 4:30 p.m., East Windsor Township police responded to a reported structure fire at building K of the American Way Condos on Avon Drive.  The first responding police officers observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the second floor on the north end of the structure. Police evacuated all residents from the K building. Firefighters from more than a dozen area fire departments responded.  Each of the 24 condos within the K building sustained fire and/or w…
Mom Of Woman Killed In Trenton Hit-Run Lost 3 Kids In 5-Year Span Mom Of Woman Killed In Trenton Hit-Run Lost 3 Kids In 5-Year Span
Mom Of Woman Killed In Trenton Hit-Run Lost 3 Kids In 5-Year Span Support is on the rise for a Trenton mother who lost three of her four children in a five-year span. Toshawn West first lost her first-born, Nuna, then her second-born, Nyshirah, and now, her third, Shydasia Merrick. Merrick, 26, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, as previously reported by Daily Voice. More than $2,900 had been raised as of Monday, June 10 on a GoFundMe that West launched for herself. "I have suffered over the years losing two of my other children as well. Mentally, I’m trying to hold myself together and it…
Feds: Trio Who Trafficked Ghost Guns Through North Jersey Sentenced To 4-To-6 Years Feds: Trio Who Trafficked Ghost Guns Through North Jersey Sentenced To 4-To-6 Years
Feds: Trio Who Trafficked Ghost Guns Through North Jersey Sentenced To 4-To-6 Years 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Three members of a ghost gun trafficking network in Passaic and Hudson counties must spend from four to six years in federal prison before they'll be eligible for release, authorities announced. Ex-con Corey Jenkins Jr., 31, and Savion Clyburn, 21, both of Paterson, and Richard Mullane, 27, of Bayonne, were among the members of the D.I.Y. network that operated largely in both cities, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. They were targeted in an investigation in which the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) worked closely with vari…
Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors
Philly Man Who Pulled Gun On Atlantic City Driver At Traffic Light Sentenced: Prosecutors A Philadelphia man will spend more than three years in prison after pulling a gun on a man in Atlantic City, authorities said. Sean Bennett, 31, was sentenced on Friday, June 7, to five years in state prison for second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. He must serve at least three-and-a-half years before he's eligible for parole.  An Atlantic City officer was flagged down by a man near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pacific Avenue at around 1:31 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023. The v…
UPDATE: NJ Man, 72, Admits Posing As Dead Guy To Collect Social Security, Medicaid For 14 Years UPDATE: NJ Man, 72, Admits Posing As Dead Guy To Collect Social Security, Medicaid For 14 Years
Update: NJ Man, 72, Admits Posing As Dead Guy To Collect Social Security, Medicaid For 14 Years A 72-year-old South Jersey resident admitted that he assumed a dead man's identity to collect more than $200,000 in Social Security payments and Medicaid benefits for 14 years. Dennis Gaudette of Franklinville was 57 years old when U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said he began the long-running con in March 2009. It continued until he was caught last year, the U.S. attorney said. Gaudette collected $43,464 in Social Security Retirement Income Benefits and $85,332.50 in Supplemental Security that he wasn't entitled to, Sellinger said. During the same time period, the state of Ne…
Two Suspects Wanted In Aggravated Assault Near Jersey Shore City's Boardwalk, Police Say Two Suspects Wanted In Aggravated Assault Near Jersey Shore City's Boardwalk, Police Say
Two Suspects Wanted In Aggravated Assault Near Jersey Shore City's Boardwalk, Police Say Police in Cape May County were looking for two men wanted in an aggravated assault investigation, authorities said. The North Wildwood Police Department posted two pictures of the suspects on Facebook on Sunday, June 9.  The men were wanted in an incident on Saturday, June 8 near the corner of East 26th Avenue and the Boardwalk. The location is also near Surfside Pier. The first suspect was seen wearing pink shorts that appeared to be a bathing suit. The other suspect wore a black shirt, purple shorts, and sunglasses. Anyone with information about the suspects should call N…
Eight Women, Girls Arrested For Large Fight, Assaulting Atlantic City Officers: Police Eight Women, Girls Arrested For Large Fight, Assaulting Atlantic City Officers: Police
Eight Women, Girls Arrested For Large Fight, Assaulting Atlantic City Officers: Police Four women and four girls were arrested after a large fight in Atlantic City, authorities said. Atlantic City police responded to a large group fighting outside on the 400 block of North Delaware Avenue at around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, the department said in a news release on Monday, June 10. The group was a mix of adults and children, mostly females. Officers arrested three females during the fight. Investigators identified five additional females who police claim assaulted officers and interfered with arrests. The other five females were charged and arrested "at various loc…