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Newark Man Convicted Of Robbing $20K Poker Winner In Atlantic City Casino Parking Garage Newark Man Convicted Of Robbing $20K Poker Winner In Atlantic City Casino Parking Garage
Newark Man Convicted Of Robbing $20K Poker Winner In Atlantic City Casino Parking Garage A Newark man was convicted of robbing someone who won $20,000 at an Atlantic City casino, authorities said. A jury found 51-year-old Robert Reed guilty on Monday, May 20 of second-degree robbery, third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree theft by unlawful taking, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced his conviction in a news release on Friday, May 24. Trial evidence and testimony said the victim identified by the initials D.H. went to gamble at …
Paterson Trio Caught Driving Car Stolen From Washington State In Fairfield: Police Paterson Trio Caught Driving Car Stolen From Washington State In Fairfield: Police
Paterson Trio Caught Driving Car Stolen From Washington State In Fairfield: Police Three Paterson residents were arrested for driving a stolen car in Fairfield on the early morning of Monday, May 20, authorities said. At 3:50 a.m., officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering town, Fairfield police said in a release. The vehicle, a yellow box truck with an Indiana license plate, had been stolen out of the State of Washington, police said.  Officers located the vehicle in the parking lot of a La Quinta Hotel on Two Bridges Road, police said. The vehicle was unoccupied but police located Amer Mousa, 23, Laith Husain, 25 and Jalal Khalaifah, 24 inside the hotel lo…
Two Cars Taken After Montclair Home Break-In: Police Two Cars Taken After Montclair Home Break-In: Police
Two Cars Taken After Montclair Home Break-In: Police Two vehicles were stolen after burglars ransacked a home in Montclair on Thursday, May 16 police. Officers responded to a home on Woodmont Road on a report of a suspicious vehicle and found a silver Range Rover parked in the middle of the road, running and unoccupied, Montclair police said. Police determined the Range Rover had been stolen from Clifton and began searching the neighborhood, finding a home with its windows pried open, officers said. Police spoke with homeowners who confirmed their home had been burglarized, officers said. The suspects entered through a first-floor window and…
Slain Paterson Shooting Victim ID'd As Popular Street Vendor Slain Paterson Shooting Victim ID'd As Popular Street Vendor
Slain Paterson Shooting Victim ID'd As Popular Street Vendor Shock spread through Paterson following the news that a popular 62-year-old street vendor died on Tuesday May 7, two days after he was shot. Police responding to Broadway and East 24th Street just after 10:20 a.m. Sunday, May 5 found Daryle Robinson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center where he died, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said. The shooting happened about two blocks away from where Robinson sold movies, clothes, and CDs, according to a news report by ABC7. Those who knew Robinson remembered him as…
40-Year-Old East Orange Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutor 40-Year-Old East Orange Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutor
40-Year-Old East Orange Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutor A 40-year-old East Orange man was shot and killed in Newark on Sunday, April 28, authorities said. At 8:43 p.m., Newark police responded to the 300 block of Osborne Terrace and found, Deshaun Winston unresponsive at the location, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Frage said. Winston was pronounced dead at the scene moments later, Stephens and Frage said.  The shooting is being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department. Anyone with information …
Four Burglars Snatch High-End Designer Bags In Boutique Ransacking: Montclair PD Four Burglars Snatch High-End Designer Bags In Boutique Ransacking: Montclair PD
Four Burglars Snatch High-End Designer Bags In Boutique Ransacking: Montclair PD Four burglars broke into a boutique in Montclair on the early morning hours of Monday, April 22 and took high-end designer handbags, authorities said. At 6:30 a.m., a pedestrian walking on Valley Road discovered the front window to Nouvelle & One Savvy Design had been shattered, Montclair police said. The owners confirmed a number of high-end designer bags were missing, police said. Surveillance footage shows a silver-colored sedan arriving at the business at 1:48 a.m. police said. Four people exit the vehicle and force entry into the business using a window punch tool, police said. The…
Morris County Man, 66, Stabbed While Reading Book At Port Authority Bus Terminal: Police Morris County Man, 66, Stabbed While Reading Book At Port Authority Bus Terminal: Police
Morris County Man, 66, Stabbed While Reading Book At Port Authority Bus Terminal: Police A 66-year-old Morris County man was stabbed at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan on Monday, April 22, authorities said. Michael McCloskey, 42, of California, was taken into custody by Port Authority police officers who heard the victim's screams at the north subway mezzanine level of the terminal just before 5:45 a.m., Port Authority Police of New York and New Jersey, and its PBA said. The attacker dropped the knife after being confronted at gunpoint by police, the PBA said. The victim was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and the incident is under inve…
GOTCHA! Teens Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Pursuit, Crash GOTCHA! Teens Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Pursuit, Crash
Gotcha! Teens Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Pursuit, Crash A suspicious vehicle call led to the arrests of two teens who led Fair Lawn police on a stolen SUV pursuit into Paterson. The 17-year-old driver hit the gas and sped west when the officers pulled up on the SUV on Yerger Road at Menow Street shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, April 21, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. They chased the Audi Q5 into the city before it crashed at Market and East 25th street, he said. Both occupants bailed, the sergeant said. The officers nabbed Ernie J. Fuentes, 19, on East 25th Street, Eleshewich said.  The juvenile was caught nearby trying t…
BREAK IN, RINSE, REPEAT: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns BREAK IN, RINSE, REPEAT: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns
Break IN, Rinse, Repeat: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns It never ends with some guys. Mark C. Todd, most recently of Hasbrouck Heights, just turned 50 amid what has been a three-decade-long string of burglaries, thefts and police pursuits in nearly a dozen Bergen County towns. It got to the point that detectives from Maywood, Carlstadt and Hasbrouck Heights all went together to arrest the ex-con at his home last Friday morning, April 12. He was charged with break-ins in Maywood, Carlstadt, Elmwood Park and Fair Lawn. Tood has remained held in the Bergen County Jail this past week based on the likelihood that he’ll be returned to prison. He sp…
Shots Fired Into Linden Home: Police Shots Fired Into Linden Home: Police
Shots Fired Into Linden Home: Police Several gunshots were fired into a home in Linden on the evening of Sunday, April 14, police said. At 10:35 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Elmwood Terrace on a report of shots fired and discovered a suspect or suspects fired several shots into the home before running from the scene, Linden police said in a release. No injuries were reported, police said. The incident remains under investigation by the Linden Police Detective Bureau, police said. Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Nicole Andrews at 908-474-8662 or via email at nandrews@lpdnj.org.
Ex-Con Charged With Pointing Illegal Gun During Dispute In Garfield Ex-Con Charged With Pointing Illegal Gun During Dispute In Garfield
Ex-Con Charged With Pointing Illegal Gun During Dispute In Garfield Garfield police investigating a report of a man pointing a gun at a victim during a dispute seized an ex-con from Paterson. Officers responding to a John Street residence found a defaced .22-caliber handgun and a magazine loaded with 10 rounds that belonged to Kelvin Merello, 37, Garfield Police Capt. Mario Pozo said. They arrested Merello and charged him with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and multiple weapons counts -- including illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Merello -- whose online bio lists him as a personal trainer -- has remained in the Bergen Co…
NJ Grade School Boys Accused Of Sodomizing Classmate With Sex Toy NJ Grade School Boys Accused Of Sodomizing Classmate With Sex Toy
NJ Grade School Boys Accused Of Sodomizing Classmate With Sex Toy A group of young boys from Old Tappan are accused of sodomizing another with a sex toy. According to multiple parents, the 8th graders pooled their money to buy the penis-shaped sex aid from a popular gift company. One apparently turned it on another at a local residence while at least two others helped with the horrific assault, they said. Video of the penetration and what the parents said was an equally disgusting subsequent act was apparently recorded and shared. It wasn't immediately clear what physical injuries the victim may have suffered or what medical treatment was needed.  …
4 Newark Men, 2 With Records, Arrested In Shooting Of Georgia Fugitive: Cops 4 Newark Men, 2 With Records, Arrested In Shooting Of Georgia Fugitive: Cops
4 Newark Men, 2 With Records, Arrested In Shooting Of Georgia Fugitive: Cops Four Newark men including two with prior arrests were arrested after a man was shot in Union Township on Monday, April 8, authorities said. Quazir Robinson, 18, Dabson Fofana, 21, Yaleem Prothro, 23 and Mecca Latham, 23 have all been charged with aggravated assault and numerous weapons offenses in the shooting of a 44-year-old man in the backyard of a home at  Carnegie Place near Laurel Avenue, Union Township police said in a release. The victim was found having suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh and graze wound to his arm, and was profusely bleeding while lying on the ground …
Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says
Body Of 'Superstar' NJ 9-Year-Old Believed Killed By Dad Not Yet Released, Campaign Says Support is on the rise for the family of a 9-year-old boy believed killed by his father last month in Sayreville. More than $70,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe as of press time in memory of Christian Rivera. "On March 29, 2024 our family's life was shattered into pieces," Kristyne Felicies said on the campaign. "A tragic event left us without our bright and shining super star, 9 year old Christian Naszier Rivera. "Christian, would light up the room whenever he entered. A charismatic, smart, loving son and brother, who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community.…
Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest
Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest Police who nabbed a Newark teen for a car burglary in Secaucus ended up seizing both him and his grandmother after finding three handguns and 400 rounds of ammunition at their home, authorities said. Secaucus police originally charged Malahki E. Issac, 18, with burglary and theft for the vehicle break-in and released him last month. A deeper dive by members of the department’s Anti-Crime Unit led them to even more serious offenses, Police Chief Dennis Miller said. After obtaining an arrest warrant, the detectives scoop up Isaac on Springfield Avenue in Newark on Thursday, April 4. Members…
Police Car Struck, Vehicle Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield: Authorities Police Car Struck, Vehicle Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield: Authorities
Police Car Struck, Vehicle Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield: Authorities A driver wanted for hitting a police cruiser with a stolen BMW was nabbed by Garfield police after he crashed into a pole, igniting a fire, and took off on foot, authorities said. Garfield police spotted the orange 2020 BMW M4 shortly before noon Wednesday, March 27, after colleagues from Newark who were tracking the vehicle via GPS pointed them to Prospect Street after one of their vehicles was hit, Capt. Mario Pozo said. Garfield Police Officer Noah Murphy tried stopping the sedan moments later, the captain said, but the driver threw it in reverse, hit the gas and accidentally slammed int…
New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom
New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom Details have been released about the duo arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with the brutal killing of a New York mom, US Marshal Service told Daily Voice on Monday, March 25.  Nadia Vitels was violently attacked in a NYC apartment, stuffed into a duffle bag, and shoved into a small closet by squatters, according to the NYPD.  The US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force of the Middle District of Pennsylvania believes those squatters are, Halley Tejada, age 19, and Kensly Alston, age 16, who crashed her Lexus in the 5000 block of Jonestown Road in Lower Paxt…
Man Stole Hundreds From Newark Sports Bar: PD (PHOTO) Man Stole Hundreds From Newark Sports Bar: PD (PHOTO)
Man Stole Hundreds From Newark Sports Bar: PD (Photo) A man is at large after he broke into a sports bar in Newark in the middle of the night, Wednesday, March 20, taking hundreds of dollars, authorities said. At 3:55 a.m., a man pried open the cellar door at El Pool Sports Bar at 116 Elm St with his hands and entered the basement, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said. He then went to a back room, opened a lock box and removed $300 to $400 before fleeing the scene and heading westbound on Elm Street, Fragé said. The man is described as Hispanic and was wearing a blue jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black hat, black…
Suspect With Assault Rifle Sought In Newark Armed Robbery (PHOTO) Suspect With Assault Rifle Sought In Newark Armed Robbery (PHOTO)
Suspect With Assault Rifle Sought In Newark Armed Robbery (Photo) Police in Newark are attempting to locate a man who robbed a business with an assault rifle on Tuesday, March 5. At 10:46 p.m., a man walked into a business on Broadway and Bloomfield Place, approached the register and pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and announced a robbery, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. The clerk went to the backroom, filled the bag with other bags, and gave them to suspect, who fled heading south on Broadway after entering the driver’s side of a dark-colored SUV, Fragé said. The suspect is described as a Black man, 6'" tall and weighing 2…
Serial Dog Thief Busted Again: Hunterdon County Prosecutor Serial Dog Thief Busted Again: Hunterdon County Prosecutor
Serial Dog Thief Busted Again: Hunterdon County Prosecutor A 45-year-old Alpha woman was arrested and charged on Saturday, March 9, after she tried to steal a dog, authorities said. And this is not her first dog stealing rodeo. Jennifer Goldthwaite entered a residence in Holland Township intending to snatch the pooch, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson said. In 2020, Goldthwaite and a man named Christopher Gordon, 20, of Flemington, were caught after a Pennsylvania dog breeder told police that people were trying to enter his property and possibly steal his French bulldog puppies for sale, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Offic…
Suspects Sought In Newark Attempted Armed Carjacking: Police (PHOTO) Suspects Sought In Newark Attempted Armed Carjacking: Police (PHOTO)
Suspects Sought In Newark Attempted Armed Carjacking: Police (Photo) Two suspects are at large following an attempted armed carjacking in Newark on Monday, March 11, authorities said. At 1:15 p.m., a woman was putting groceries into her trunk on the 400 block of 15th Avenue when she was approached from behind by an armed man and a second suspect who demanded her vehicle, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said. The woman ran but she fell to the ground and lost consciousness,  Fragé said.  The two suspects entered the vehicle and stole $300.00 from her purse, Fragé said. Workers from the business the woman had visited ran ou…
22-Year-Old Newark Man Gunned Down: Prosecutor 22-Year-Old Newark Man Gunned Down: Prosecutor
22-Year-Old Newark Man Gunned Down: Prosecutor A 22-year-old Newark man was fatally shot on the evening of Thursday, March 7, authorities said. At 7 p.m., Newark police responded to a report of shots fired on the 400 block of 14th Avenue,  Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Frage said. Upon arrival, police located Cyrano Green suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, Stephens and Frage said. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after, Stephens and Frage said.   Anyone with information is asked to contact Newark Task Force detectives …
RECOGNIZE THEM? Pair Photo'd In NYC Tied To Thefts Of BMWs From Glen Rock Driveway RECOGNIZE THEM? Pair Photo'd In NYC Tied To Thefts Of BMWs From Glen Rock Driveway
Recognize Them? Pair Photo'd In NYC Tied To Thefts Of BMWs From Glen Rock Driveway 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Authorities have tied the theft of two BMWs from the same Glen Rock home to two men recorded on a parking garage surveillance camera on the other side of the Hudson River. The 2024 X5 and 2023 X1 were both swiped from the driveway of a Greenway Road residence after the thieves forced open a rear window and took the key fobs – which were hanging on hooks near the front door – as well as wallets just before dawn last Nov. 17, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Both vehicles were tracked on Route 20 heading towards Newark, the chief said. The thieves tried using the resident’…
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 --…
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…
Man Wanted For East Orange Shooting Busted In Traffic Stop: Boonton PD Man Wanted For East Orange Shooting Busted In Traffic Stop: Boonton PD
Man Wanted For East Orange Shooting Busted In Traffic Stop: Boonton PD A man wanted for a shooting in East Orange was arrested on Friday, Feb. 16 following a traffic stop in Boonton, authorities said. Officers observed a vehicle with dark tinted windows on Powerville Road and a license plate inquiry revealed a suspended registration and license for the owner, Boonton police said on Facebook. Police pulled the vehicle over and discovered the driver, Bernard James, a 29-year-old, had an active warrant out for a shooting in East Orange, officers said. He was placed under arrest and transported back to police headquarters, police said.  His vehicle was impou…
GOTCHA! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal GOTCHA! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal
Gotcha! Police From Neighboring Towns, Sheriff's K9 Help Hillsdale PD Nab Career Criminal Teamwork with their colleagues in neighboring Pascack Valley towns helped Hillsdale police capture a drug-addicted repeat offender as he fled yet another crime, authorities said. Ex-con Daniel Margulies, 32, of Teaneck bolted from the Walgreens at the Plaza at Hillsdale with several items late Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, Officer Jordan Bruce reported. He made it to the train station when Bruce and Officer Sean Marro him moments later.The officers chased him down Broadway before Margulies began ducking through backyards, he said. To call Margulies “known to police” overstates the obviou…
Ridgewood Photographer Possessed Child Porn: Prosecutors Ridgewood Photographer Possessed Child Porn: Prosecutors
Ridgewood Photographer Possessed Child Porn: Prosecutors A 70-year-old Ridgewood medical photographer was arrested and charged on Thursday, Feb. 8 with using the internet to view child pornography, authorities said. Following a monthslong investigation, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Cyber Crimes Unit searched the residence of Rob Wolfson, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The investigation revealed Wolfson used the internet to watch, download and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children, Musella said.  Wolfson was charged with possession of child pornography and rem…
FAMILIAR FACE: Serial Porch Pirate Spotted By Lyndhurst Crossing Guard Dives Into Dumpster FAMILIAR FACE: Serial Porch Pirate Spotted By Lyndhurst Crossing Guard Dives Into Dumpster
Familiar Face: Serial Porch Pirate Spotted By Lyndhurst Crossing Guard Dives Into Dumpster A Lyndhurst porch pirate was spotted by a school crossing guard, pursued by the township police chief and captured after he dove into a Dumpster, authorities said. Jaquiece Shaddeer Smith, a 35-year-old longtime repeat offender from Garfield, made headlines just last month when he was identified snatching packages there while wearing both a distinctive jacket made of NFL team patches and with bright yellow sneakers. The Lyndhurst incident was no different. Smith -- this time cad in a colorful hoodie -- apparently didn't know the crossing guard had seen him snatch deliveries from a nearby h…
GOTCHA! PA Fugitive Captured By Lyndhurst PD Claimed He Was Delivering Food At 4 AM: Police GOTCHA! PA Fugitive Captured By Lyndhurst PD Claimed He Was Delivering Food At 4 AM: Police
Gotcha! PA Fugitive Captured By Lyndhurst PD Claimed He Was Delivering Food At 4 AM: Police A Pennsylvania fugitive told Lyndhurst police who captured him that he was making a food delivery when they found him casing a neighborhood with his vehicle's headlights off, authorities said. Najee Bullock, 25, couldn't produce a driver's license when Officer Michael Clifford stopped him and three other men in a Nissan Rogue near the corner of Chase and Wilson avenues around 4 a.m., Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Bullock told the officer that he was making a food delivery in the area, the lieutenant said. It turned out Bullock was wanted out of Blair County, PA, for skipping court and…