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Homeless Burglar Throws Rock Through Back Window, Finds Elmwood Park Resident Home: Police
A homeless career criminal who threw a rock through the back door of an Elmwood Park residence during an attempted burglary didn't realize someone was home, authorities said.
The homeowner was headed to work moments earlier when she spotted Tyler Demouth, 26, lurking around the neighborhood shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, June 2, Police Chief Michael Foligno said.
"She got a good look at him before she drove off," the chief said.
Soon after, police got a call from her adult son.
Demouth had thrown a large rock through the back door, shattering the glass, Foligno said.
Discovering the resid…
Community Supports Linden Family Who Lost Everything In Fire
The Benda family lost everything, including their two cats Sunshine and Peek-a-Boo, after a fire engulfed their Linden home on Friday, May 26.
While the family, John, Carol and their two daughters, Kristen and Jamie, were lucky to escape unharmed, the fire destroyed their home and their possessions. A fundraiser has been created to help them get back on their feet. As of Friday, June 2, more than $15,000 has been raised.
"The Benda family have been members of the community for decades," Amanda Hackney and David Berry who created the fundraiser said.
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NJ Man Who Killed GF Found On Maryland Roadside: Prosecutor
A 59-year-old Lakewood man has been charged with killing his live-in girlfriend before fleeing to Maryland, authorities said.
John Filistovich was charged on Thursday, June 1 with murder in connection with the beating and suffocation of Betty Perry, 60, of Lakewood, they said.
On Tuesday, May 30, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Lakewood Township Police responded to a residence on Thornbury Court to conduct a welfare check on Perry, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.
Police found the dead body of a woman, later identified as Perry, on the floor of the bed…