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Jersey City Man Learns His Fate For Stabbing Woman Dead In Her Home 5 Years Ago Jersey City Man Learns His Fate For Stabbing Woman Dead In Her Home 5 Years Ago
Jersey City Man Learns His Fate For Stabbing Woman Dead In Her Home 5 Years Ago A 48-year-old man was sentenced on Tuesday, July 23, to 45 years in state prison for fatally stabbing a woman in Jersey City in 2018, authorities said. Ishmeal Coleman was sentenced after he was found guilty of murder and multiple weapons charges in February, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.  In August 2018, Jersey City Police responded to a residence at 391 Forrest St. and found Takeela Wilson with a stab wound to her torso, Suarez said. She was pronounced dead soon after, authorities said. As previously reported by Daily Voice, the stabbing occurred in Wilson's home.&nbs…
Short Film Casting Multiple Paid Roles Ahead Of Jersey City Shoot Short Film Casting Multiple Paid Roles Ahead Of Jersey City Shoot
Short Film Casting Multiple Paid Roles Ahead Of Jersey City Shoot A short film is casting for a variety of paid roles ahead of a Jersey City shoot. "Getaway Heiress" is about a determined janitor who faces bullying and false accusations at work, according to the casting call shared by Backstage. Lead roles pay up to $5,400 for nine days of work. The janitor's "unwavering resilience leads to a life-changing revelation and the recognition she deserves, inspiring others to stand up against injustice," the casting call reads. Some of the roles being cast include that of a 20- to 25-year-old white woman, a 20- to 25-year-old white man; a 40- to 50-year-o…
Three Sentenced In Fatal Shooting Of Jersey City Teen: Prosecutor Three Sentenced In Fatal Shooting Of Jersey City Teen: Prosecutor
Three Sentenced In Fatal Shooting Of Jersey City Teen: Prosecutor Three Jersey City residents were sentenced on Friday, July 19, to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a fatal 2018 shooting of a 17-year-old Jersey City boy, authorities said. Rayquan Carmichael, 23, was sentenced to 40 years in state prison for murder, while Isaiah Huggins, 24, was sentenced to 42 years in state prison for murder, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The two were convicted back in March, Suarez sad. Carmichael was already serving time in prison on unrelated weapons and burglary charges, Suarez said. Jahmari Hector, 21, was sentenced to six years in prison for c…
Man Shot Multiple Times In Jersey City: Authorities Man Shot Multiple Times In Jersey City: Authorities
Man Shot Multiple Times In Jersey City: Authorities A man was shot several times in Jersey City on the early morning of Sunday, July 21, authorities said. At 12:58 a.m., police responded to 260 Bright St. for a report of a man shot, Kimberly Wallace-Scalfione, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office, said. The victim, 31, was already transported to a nearby hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition with gunshot wounds to his  right clavicle, left buttock, and groin region, Wallace-Scalfione said.  The investigation is ongoing, Wallace-Scalfione said.
Two Jersey City Cops Burglarized Business, Used Baseball Bat To Threaten Victims: Prosecutor Two Jersey City Cops Burglarized Business, Used Baseball Bat To Threaten Victims: Prosecutor
Two Jersey City Cops Burglarized Business, Used Baseball Bat To Threaten Victims: Prosecutor Two Jersey City police officers were among three people arrested and charged on Thursday, July 18, with making terroristic threats and burglarizing a structure in January, authorities said. On Sunday, January 28, officers Adrian Tejada, 28 and Robert Nunez, 41, along with Mario Albero, 45, entered a private structure on Zabriskie Street in Jersey City with a baseball bat, and began making threats to harm people, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Albero was charged with possessing the baseball bat and burglary, Suarez said. Tejada and Nunez were charged with making terroristi…
Essex County Correctional Officer Took Bribes To Smuggle Contraband To Inmates: Feds Essex County Correctional Officer Took Bribes To Smuggle Contraband To Inmates: Feds
Essex County Correctional Officer Took Bribes To Smuggle Contraband To Inmates: Feds A 36-year-old Jersey City resident and former Essex County correctional officer admitted on Wednesday, July 17, to accepting $14,000 in bribes to smuggle in tobacco and a cell phone to inmates, authorities said. In January 2023, Efrin Wade, who worked at the jail for three years, began communicating with an individual whom he believed was seeking to smuggle in contraband to sell to other inmates, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said. The individual was actually an undercover FBI agent, Sellinger said. Wade agreed to smuggle in tobacco and cell phones, prohibited for inmates at the facil…
Two Teens, One Man Charged In Fatal Jersey City Shooting: Prosecutor Two Teens, One Man Charged In Fatal Jersey City Shooting: Prosecutor
Two Teens, One Man Charged In Fatal Jersey City Shooting: Prosecutor A 21-year-old Paterson resident and two teenagers were arrested and charged last week with a fatal shooting that occurred in Jersey City in May, authorities said. On Friday, May 10, around 10 p.m., Jersey City police responded to a report of shots fired at Pearsall Avenue and Garfield Avenue, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Police located Resheed Wallace, a 24-year-old Jersey City resident, with a gunshot wound to his upper body, Suarez said. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was soon pronounced dead, Suarez said. Makivy Randolph is charged with murder, …
Man Captured In Florida, Charged In Fatal Jersey City Triple Shooting: Prosecutor Man Captured In Florida, Charged In Fatal Jersey City Triple Shooting: Prosecutor
Man Captured In Florida, Charged In Fatal Jersey City Triple Shooting: Prosecutor A 21-year-old Union City man was arrested in Florida on Thursday, July 11, and charged for his involvement in a fatal triple shooting in Jersey City in April. Freddie Castro was arrested in Kissimmee, Fla. by the United States Marshals Service Florida/Caribbean Division in coordination with the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. At 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, police responded to Central Avenue and Bowers Street and found two victims with gunshot wounds, while the third had taken himself to University Hospital in Newark. F…
Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police
Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police Three teenagers were arrested on this week after stealing a vehicle and leading police on a pursuit last month in Secaucus, authorities said. On Sunday, June 16, at 4:57 a.m., police spotted a teen breaking into an Audi Q5 and Jeep Wrangler, parked at a residence on the 600 block of 4th Street, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. The teen ran toward an awaiting Kia Sportage, filled with occupants wearing ski masks, and flee the area, Miller said. The Kia Sportage was stolen out of Jersey City on Wednesday, June 12 and police attempted to stop the vehicle, Miller said. The vehicle…
Jersey City Teens In Stolen Vehicle Ram Into Cop Car, 3rd Bails In Secaucus Police Vehicle Jersey City Teens In Stolen Vehicle Ram Into Cop Car, 3rd Bails In Secaucus Police Vehicle
Jersey City Teens In Stolen Vehicle Ram Into Cop Car, 3rd Bails In Secaucus Police Vehicle Two Jersey City teens were apprehended and one remains at large after being pursued by police while driving a stolen vehicle in Secaucus on the early morning of Monday, July 8, authorities said. At 2:42 a.m., police spotted a 2018 Jeep Wrangler that had been stolen from Jersey City last month at a gas station on Route 3, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. When police converged on the stolen car, the driver, a 15-year-old, intentionally rammed two occupied Secaucus police vehicles, injuring one officer, Miller said. The driver and two passengers fled the scene on foot, Miller said. On…
American Dream Mall Stabbing: Suspect Jailed After Late-Night Parking Deck Assault, Cops Say American Dream Mall Stabbing: Suspect Jailed After Late-Night Parking Deck Assault, Cops Say
American Dream Mall Stabbing: Suspect Jailed After Late-Night Parking Deck Assault, Cops Say A 29-year-old Jersey City man was arrested after stabbing a 28-year-old victim on a parking deck at the American Dream Mall late Saturday, July 6, authorities said. New Jersey State Police troopers responded to the parking deck at the mall where they found the male victim suffering slashes all over his body just before 11 p.m., Sgt. Charles Marchan said. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the suspect, Marchan said. The suspect, Raquan Howard, was found in the parking deck, arrested, and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon w…
Heartbreaking Obituary Remembers NJ Mom, 45, Killed Camping With Family Heartbreaking Obituary Remembers NJ Mom, 45, Killed Camping With Family
Heartbreaking Obituary Remembers NJ Mom, 45, Killed Camping With Family Services have been finalized for a 45-year-old New Jersey mother who was killed on a camping trip with her husband and two sons. Carol Luistro was inside of her family's camper at the Russell Brook Campground in the Town of Colchester, NY when it was struck by a fallen tree around 10:50 a.m. Sunday, June 30, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Luistro was pronounced dead at the scene. Courtesy of Lloyd Luistro Carol's obituary on the Shook Funeral Home website says she was born and raised in Jersey City where she met her husband, Lloyd Luistro. The two welcomed their two boys…
Two Essex County Moped Riders Injured In Hit, Run Crash: Prosecutor Two Essex County Moped Riders Injured In Hit, Run Crash: Prosecutor
Two Essex County Moped Riders Injured In Hit, Run Crash: Prosecutor Two moped riders were seriously injured following a hit-and-run crash in Jersey City on the early morning of Saturday, June 29, authorities said. At 12:20 a.m., two moped riders, a 36-year-old East Orange man and a 26-year-old Newark woman were riding their mopeds at Martin Luther King Drive and Wilkinson Avenue when they were struck by a vehicle, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.  The vehicle did not remain at the scene, Suarez said. Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital where they are being treated for their injuries, Suarez said. The vehicle has be…
Natasha Lyonne TV Show Casting Talent From Tri-State Area Natasha Lyonne TV Show Casting Talent From Tri-State Area
Natasha Lyonne TV Show Casting Talent From Tri-State Area Have you always wanted to work with Natasha Lyonne? Now is your chance. The second season of Peacock's "Poker Face," the acclaimed TV show starring Lyonne, is seeking talent from Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark for background roles for shoots in July. The show is looking for bikers with motorcycles between the ages of 25 and 65. Bikers should be skilled riders who are comfortable riding a short distance on camera and are asked to provide their own motorcycles and helmets. "Bonus if you can provide your own leather riding gear," the listing said. The role pays $226 a day. "Poker Face" is …
Murder Suspect Tied To Jersey City Triple Shooting Captured After Pot Bust In Florida, Cops Say Murder Suspect Tied To Jersey City Triple Shooting Captured After Pot Bust In Florida, Cops Say
Murder Suspect Tied To Jersey City Triple Shooting Captured After Pot Bust In Florida, Cops Say A 20-year-old man wanted for murder in a triple shooting in Jersey City was taken into custody after he was busted on pot charges in Florida, authorities said. Darren Estevez was arrested Sunday, June 23, and being held in Florida as a fugitive of justice pending extradition to New Jersey in connection with the April 7 incident that left one man dead and two others wounded, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. At 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, police responded to Central Avenue and Bowers Street and found two victims with gunshot wounds, while the third had taken himself to University H…
Jersey City Police Officer Forged Documents For Additional Medical Leave: Prosecutor Jersey City Police Officer Forged Documents For Additional Medical Leave: Prosecutor
Jersey City Police Officer Forged Documents For Additional Medical Leave: Prosecutor A Jersey City police officer was arrested and charged on Tuesday, June 25, with forging documents to earn additional medical leave, authorities said. Between March 2022 and January 2023, Rivera submitted six records to the Jersey City Police Department requesting medical leave, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Six of the records were forged or altered, giving Rivera eight weeks of additional medical leave, Suarez said. Rivera was charged with six counts of forgery/uttering forged documents, Suarez said. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office and released pendi…
Standoff Ends In Jersey City Robber's Arrest, Officials Say Standoff Ends In Jersey City Robber's Arrest, Officials Say
Standoff Ends In Jersey City Robber's Arrest, Officials Say A 37-year-old suspected armed robber was arrested in Jersey City after a lengthy standoff on Sunday, June 23, authorities said. At 2:12 p.m., Andy Roman struck an employee in the head at the Monticello Smoke Head while possessing a handgun and demanded money, eventually leaving with $200 to $300, Kimberly Wallace-Scalfione, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office said. Roman broke a window to exit and police observed him fleeing on a bicycle, Wallace-Scalfione said. Roman refused to comply with police and fled into his apartment at 305 Fairmount Ave. where he barricaded himself in his apartmen…
Man Shot In Jersey City Won't Tell Police What Happened: Officials Man Shot In Jersey City Won't Tell Police What Happened: Officials
Man Shot In Jersey City Won't Tell Police What Happened: Officials A man was shot in Jersey City on the late evening of Sunday, June 23, authorities said. At 10:30 p.m., a man walked into Jersey City Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his ankle, Kimberly Wallace-Scalfione, a spokesman for the mayor's office said. He was shot in the area of Stegman Avenue, Wallace-Scalfione said. The man is refusing to provide other pertinent information and the investigation is ongoing, Wallace-Scalfione said. 
Fentanyl Dealer's Own Carelessness In Jersey City Hotel Gets Him 16 Years In Federal Prison Fentanyl Dealer's Own Carelessness In Jersey City Hotel Gets Him 16 Years In Federal Prison
Fentanyl Dealer's Own Carelessness In Jersey City Hotel Gets Him 16 Years In Federal Prison A 45-year-old Jersey City man was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison for drug distribution and weapons offenses after he left two guns behind in a hotel room, authorities said. Jabar Evans was convicted last October of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, US Attorney Philip Sellinger said. In June 2021, Evans ran a fentanyl manufacturing facility in a Jersey City hotel room. He moved his facility from one hotel room to a new larger room at the hotel, Sellinge…
Jersey City Man Stole From Union City Homeowner's Association: Prosecutor Jersey City Man Stole From Union City Homeowner's Association: Prosecutor
Jersey City Man Stole From Union City Homeowner's Association: Prosecutor A 39-year-old Jersey City man was arrested and charged on Monday, June 17 with stealing more than $150,000 from a homeowner's association in Union City, authorities said. Eric Li misused funds from the homeowner's association for personal gain while he served as board president from 2017 to 2023, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. He was charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking, Suarez said. He was released pending his first court appearance next month, Suarez said.
Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square
Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square UPDATE: A stranger who a 22-year-old woman said sexually assaulted her after she got into his car near Jersey City's Journal Square early this month was identified and then arrested on Monday, authorities announced. The woman told police she voluntarily got into a white vehicle after the stranger approached her around 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2, Daily Voice originally reported on June 6. The driver then headed to the area of Eighth and dead-ended Division Street by the Roberto Clemente Sports Complex in the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike overpass, she said. It was there, the woman told polic…
Man Lured, Sexually Assaulted 22-Year-Old In Car In Jersey City, Prosecutor Says Man Lured, Sexually Assaulted 22-Year-Old In Car In Jersey City, Prosecutor Says
Man Lured, Sexually Assaulted 22-Year-Old In Car In Jersey City, Prosecutor Says A 30-year-old man has been arrested after authorities say he lured a 22-year-old into his car and then sexually assaulted her. Marc Toledo, of Jersey City, approached the victim in a white vehicle in Journal Square early Sunday, June 2, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. He drove the victim a short distance to Division Street and Eighth Street at approximately 7 a.m. The victim reported she was sexually assaulted in the vehicle, Suarez said. On Monday, June 17, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Toledo, who was charged with aggrava…
Jersey City Charter School Teacher Had Sexual Conduct With Student, Prosecutor Says Jersey City Charter School Teacher Had Sexual Conduct With Student, Prosecutor Says
Jersey City Charter School Teacher Had Sexual Conduct With Student, Prosecutor Says A 67-year-old Jersey City charter school teacher was charged with having sexual conduct with a student, authorities said. Steven Gordon was released after being processed following alleged "Inappropriate contact" at the University Academy Charter High School on West Side Avenue in Jersey City during school hours on May 29, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Gordon was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, as well as child endangerment, Suarez said in announcing the arrest on Monday, June 17.  He immediately resigned from his job at the 9-12 public charter …
Gangster Parolee Busted With Heroin, Firearm In Jersey City: Feds Gangster Parolee Busted With Heroin, Firearm In Jersey City: Feds
Gangster Parolee Busted With Heroin, Firearm In Jersey City: Feds Two Jersey City men have been charged with distributing cocaine and heroin as part of a street gang, authorities said. Anthony Phillips, 31, a.k.a. "Ant" and Shannon Tisdale a.k.a. "Doonk" were arrested after law enforcement began investigating drug distribution in the area of Lexington and Bergen Avenues in Jersey City by Lex Mob, a neighborhood gang, US Attorney Philip Sellinger said. On Wednesday, April 24, law enforcement saw Tisdale and Phillips distributing drugs in Lexington and then both fled when confronted by police, Sellinger said.  During the pursuit, police saw Phillips r…
WINNER! Jersey City Lotto Player Nets Big Bucks WINNER! Jersey City Lotto Player Nets Big Bucks
Winner! Jersey City Lotto Player Nets Big Bucks It was a magical Monday for a lottery player in Jersey City. One player purchased a $10 Team USA Fast Play ticket and turned it into $49,712 on Monday, June 10.   Fast Play Progressive is a series of games that offers quick play play styles and are printed on demand from the lottery terminal. Every Fast Play Progressive game contributes to one progressive jackpot. The Fast Play Progressive price point you play determines the portion of the jackpot you could win. The winning ticket was sold at Ahmad Grocery and Variety on West Side Avenue.
Undercover Sting Nabs NJ Creeps Seeking Sex With Kids Online, Prosecutor Says Undercover Sting Nabs NJ Creeps Seeking Sex With Kids Online, Prosecutor Says
Undercover Sting Nabs NJ Creeps Seeking Sex With Kids Online, Prosecutor Says An undercover operation targeted toward people trying to lure children into sexual activity online has led to the arrests of four men, authorities in Middlesex County said. "Operation Cruel Summer" is a multi-agency sting between the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, US Secret Service, Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, and various local police departments. The charges were announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, who said four men were arrested between June 3 and June 6, 2024. The underage “children” that the perpetrators were speaking with were, in fact, underco…
DJ: Robbers Took $100G Worth Of Jewelry At Gunpoint Near Jersey City's Journal Square DJ: Robbers Took $100G Worth Of Jewelry At Gunpoint Near Jersey City's Journal Square
DJ: Robbers Took $100G Worth Of Jewelry At Gunpoint Near Jersey City's Journal Square A deejay told Jersey City police that a pair of masked men robbed him at gunpoint in his car of $100,000 worth of jewelry following a gig. The deejay told police he was jacked near the intersection of Summit and Newark avenues, up the street from Journal Square, shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9. There was no explanation of why he purportedly was carrying that much cash. Unconfirmed reports were that at least one of the two had been at the club where the deejay had just worked. He apparently told police there may have been as many as four robbers who fled in a gray Jeep Cherokee afte…
Violent Robber Who Preyed On Prostitutes At Secaucus Hotels Captured, Police Say Violent Robber Who Preyed On Prostitutes At Secaucus Hotels Captured, Police Say
Violent Robber Who Preyed On Prostitutes At Secaucus Hotels Captured, Police Say One of two men who forced their way into motel rooms and robbed prostitutes and their customers in Secaucus was seized by police, authorities announced Friday. Kendall Smith, 32, of Jersey City and a second man committed at least three violent robberies beginning May 17 at the La Quinta Hotel, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. Smith and his companion “forced their way into the victims’ hotel room while brandishing knives,” the chief said. “After a struggle, the suspects fled the area with some of the victims’ money, personal belongings and documents.” Two weeks later, they did the …
Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up
Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up A 22-year-old woman told authorities that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger whose car she got into near Jersey City's Journal Square. The woman told police she voluntarily got into a white vehicle after the stranger approached her around 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The driver then headed to the area of Eighth and dead-ended Division Street by the Roberto Clemente Sports Complex in the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike overpass, she said. It was there, the woman told police, that she was sexually assaulted, Suarez said. A person of intere…
UConn's Dan Hurley, New Jersey Native, Could Be LA Lakers Next Coach: Report UConn's Dan Hurley, New Jersey Native, Could Be LA Lakers Next Coach: Report
UConn's Dan Hurley, New Jersey Native, Could Be LA Lakers Next Coach: Report After two back-to-back NCAA championships, the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly wooing UConn's Dan Hurley to be their next head coach. Click here for a new, updated story: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn  According to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the franchise is working on a "massive," long-term contract to bring the famous Hurley, age 51, to the Lakers. Wojnarowski reported on Thursday, June 6, that the Lakers' front office had preliminary contact with Hurley and planned to escalate the discussions. Wojnarowski reported that the tea…
Casting Call: Fitness Buffs From North Jersey Sought For Paid Commercial Casting Call: Fitness Buffs From North Jersey Sought For Paid Commercial
Casting Call: Fitness Buffs From North Jersey Sought For Paid Commercial Do you work out and want to show it off? This fitness commercial could be your big break. The commercial, which shoots in late June in either New York or New Jersey, is looking for men and women fitness models, ages 18 to 50, who will demonstrate a product and perform a few exercises with it, including leg workouts like lunges, squats and hip raises, according to a listing. The ad is seeking talent from Jersey City and Morristown and interested talent should be skilled in fitness modeling and weight lifting, according to the listing. The role pays between $300 and $800. For more informatio…