Couple Who Dumped, Ran From Feces-Covered Puppy At NJ Home Depot Face Charges Couple Who Dumped, Ran From Feces-Covered Puppy At NJ Home Depot Face Charges
Couple Who Dumped, Ran From Feces-Covered Puppy At NJ Home Depot Face Charges Charges have been filed against a couple who police say dropped a puppy covered in dried feces in a Home Depot parking lot in Central Jersey. Police did not identify the man and woman captured by surveillance footage running away from the lab retriever pup, who followed them into the Route 9 Home Depot store in Old Bridge, after dumping her in the parking lot on Friday evening, May 26. "The dog was wearing a red harness and covered in dry feces," police said. "They were driving a black Ford truck, which was pulling a black Griffin trailer. Later, the dog’s empty crate was found in the park…
Carnival Ride Closed After Teen Injured At NJ Fair: Police Carnival Ride Closed After Teen Injured At NJ Fair: Police
Carnival Ride Closed After Teen Injured At NJ Fair: Police A carnival ride has been closed after a teen girl was injured on it at a Warren County fair this weekend, authorities said. The 17-year-old girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries on the Starship Gravitron ride on Friday evening, June 2 at the Spring Festival in Hackettstown, local police said. The Starship Gravitron features several enclosed, padded panels that riders lean against as the ride spins. The girl was taken to Hackettstown Medical Center, and no other injuries were reported. The carnival company closed the ride and followed protocols, police said. 
Newark Man Fatally Shot In East Orange Newark Man Fatally Shot In East Orange
Newark Man Fatally Shot In East Orange A 39-year-old Newark resident was shot and killed in East Orange on the afternoon of Thursday, June 1, authorities said. At 2:44 p.m., East Orange police responded to a report of a shooting on the 100 block of Steuben Street and found Omar Johnson-Pilgrim suffering from gunshot wounds, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi said.  He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Stephens and Bindi said. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating and no ar…
Homeless Burglar Throws Rock Through Back Window, Finds Elmwood Park Resident Home: Police Homeless Burglar Throws Rock Through Back Window, Finds Elmwood Park Resident Home: Police
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…
E-Bike Rider, 62, Struck By SUV, Teaneck Police Chief Urges Caution E-Bike Rider, 62, Struck By SUV, Teaneck Police Chief Urges Caution
E-Bike Rider, 62, Struck By SUV, Teaneck Police Chief Urges Caution A 62-year-old electric bicycle rider from Teaneck suffered what appeared to be broken bones when he was struck by an SUV driven by a 69-year-old township woman, authorities said. Police Chief Andrew McGurr pointed to the crash at the intersection of Palisade Avenue and Colonial Court shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, while urging both motorists and riders of alternative vehicles to be wary of one another. The Philodo H8 motorized bicycle rider was conscious and alert when he was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, the chief said. He'd been headed north on Palisade Avenue w…
Police Charge Career Burglar Shot By Homeowner With Wyckoff Jewelry Store Break-In Police Charge Career Burglar Shot By Homeowner With Wyckoff Jewelry Store Break-In
Police Charge Career Burglar Shot By Homeowner With Wyckoff Jewelry Store Break-In UPDATE: A career criminal who was once shot by a retired guidance counselor after breaking into his home was charged with burglarizing a Wyckoff jewelry store earlier this year. Alexander E. Manigat, 42, of Brooklyn, was arrested by Nassau County police last month in connection with a jewelry store burglary there, Wyckoff Police Lt. Joseph Soto said on Friday, June 2. Manigat quickly became a suspect in a 3:30 a.m. break-in at Hartger’s Jewelers on Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff on March 4, authorities said. Security cameras show one prowler entering Hartger’s by climbing a ladder and breaking …
Months-Old Shooting Of Saddle Brook Teen Solved With Arrest Of Paterson Man: Police Months-Old Shooting Of Saddle Brook Teen Solved With Arrest Of Paterson Man: Police
Months-Old Shooting Of Saddle Brook Teen Solved With Arrest Of Paterson Man: Police Detectives cracked the February shooting of a Saddle Brook teenager in Paterson with the arrest of a 21-year-old city man. Jaquan Wilson, 21, was charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses in connection with the non-fatal assault near the corner of East 24th Street and 9th Avenue shortly after midnight Feb. 23. The 18-year-old victim, who was found by police, survived the shooting and was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. Wilson remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Friday, June 2, following his arrest by Paterson police Thursday afternoon in the area of Broadwa…
Community Supports Linden Family Who Lost Everything In Fire Community Supports Linden Family Who Lost Everything In Fire
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. LPS one of our own needs our he…
Infant, Mom Escape Serious Injury In Ridgewood Crash Infant, Mom Escape Serious Injury In Ridgewood Crash
Infant, Mom Escape Serious Injury In Ridgewood Crash A mom and her infant escaped serious injury when their SUV collided with another in Ridgewood. The child was in a car seat when the Subaru Forester and a Honda CR-V crashed at the corner of Spring Avenue and South Irving Street shortly before noon Friday, June 2. EMTs evaluated both and no further medical treatment was sought at the scene. The driver of the Honda SUV wasn't injured in the Ridgewood crash, responders said.Boyd A. Loving Both vehicles were towed. Firefighters tended to a minor fuel spill from the crash, which is being investigated by village police. Boyd A. Loving took …
Officer Kills Dog After Attack In Linden: Police Officer Kills Dog After Attack In Linden: Police
Officer Kills Dog After Attack In Linden: Police A dog was shot and killed after it attacked two police officers in Linden on Friday morning, June 2, authorities said. At 11 a.m., police responded to the 600 block of Dewitt St. to check on the welfare of multiple dogs, Captain Christopher Guenther of the Linden Police Department said. During their investigation, two officers were attacked by one of the dogs. Another officer shot the dog once, killing the dog, Guenther said. One officer was treated on scene and another officer was taken to a hospital with non-serious injuries, Guenther said.  The Union County Prosecutor Office's and …
CHOPPED: Passaic, Bergen Garages Doubled As Destinations For Stolen Vehicles, Authorities Say CHOPPED: Passaic, Bergen Garages Doubled As Destinations For Stolen Vehicles, Authorities Say
CHOPPED: Passaic, Bergen Garages Doubled As Destinations For Stolen Vehicles, Authorities Say A group of towing and mechanic business owners in Bergen and Passaic had a lucrative moonlighting operation going before New Jersey State Police shut them down, authorities said. Workers at the off-hour chop shops in Paterson, Passaic and Elmwood Park altered stolen vehicles for resale and disassembled others to be sold as parts, state authorities said on Friday, June 2. Fourteen people in all were arrested during quick-strike raids last week by the NJSP, assisted by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Paterson police and several other local, county and federal law enforcement agencies. R…
Passaic Sheriff's Detectives Pick Off Stolen Out-Of-State Pickup Passaic Sheriff's Detectives Pick Off Stolen Out-Of-State Pickup
Passaic Sheriff's Detectives Pick Off Stolen Out-Of-State Pickup Passaic County sheriff's detectives working a drug case found a North Jersey man driving a pickup truck stolen out of St. Louis, authorities said. Bureau of Narcotics members stopped the super-duty 2020 Ford F-350 in Wayne and discovered that a bogus VIN number had replaced the original to make the truck appear legit, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said. They arrested the driver, Beau Richard Gunset, 28, of Oak Ridge and charged him with receiving stolen property and having possession of a vehicle with altered/fictitious parts, the sheriff said. Gunset was released pending court…
NJ Man Who Killed GF Found On Maryland Roadside: Prosecutor NJ Man Who Killed GF Found On Maryland Roadside: Prosecutor
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…