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Murder Suspect Dies By Suicide After SWAT Standoff In NJ Town, Prosecutor Says Murder Suspect Dies By Suicide After SWAT Standoff In NJ Town, Prosecutor Says
Murder Suspect Dies By Suicide After SWAT Standoff In NJ Town, Prosecutor Says A man wanted in the killing of a Seaside Heights mom in Manchester died by suicide after a SWAT standoff in Toms River on Friday, July 5, authorities said. Maxwell Johnston, 35, had been wanted in the murder of 25-year-old Gabriella Caroleo of Seaside Heights on Thursday, June 27. Following an hours-long standoff at 1905 Ravenwood Drive in Toms River, Johnston took his own life, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said. MANCHESTER MURDER SUSPECT TAKES OWN LIFE AFTER STANDOFF WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT IN TOMS RIVER Ocean County Prosecutor... Posted by Jersey Coast Emergency News on&nb…
Missing Man Found Dead At Popular NJ Hiking Spot, Police Say Missing Man Found Dead At Popular NJ Hiking Spot, Police Say
Missing Man Found Dead At Popular NJ Hiking Spot, Police Say The search for a missing man ended in tragedy on Friday, June 7, when police found he'd died by suicide in a popular New Jersey hiking area. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the Sourland Mountain Preserve around 3:05 p.m. after Somerset County dispatch was notified by Princeton police that a man had gone missing, Hillsborough Police Sgt. Philip Wolff said. The victim, who was potentially armed with a firearm and emotionally distraught, was seen entering the park in his vehicle around 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, Wolff said. That same vehicle was found empty in the parking lo…
Why Miss Teen USA, North Jersey 17-Year-Old Is Giving Up Her Crown Why Miss Teen USA, North Jersey 17-Year-Old Is Giving Up Her Crown
Why Miss Teen USA, North Jersey 17-Year-Old Is Giving Up Her Crown Miss Teen USA, a Morris Plains native, is giving up her crown. UmaSofia Srivastava, 17, made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday, May 8, saying her personal values no longer fully align with the "direction of the organization." "I am grateful for all the support from my family, my state directors, my sister queens, and the fans who have cheered me on since I won my state title," said Srivastava, who was crowned last September in Reno, NV.  "I will always look back on my time as Miss NJ Teen USA fondly, and the experience of representing my state as a first generation, Mexican-I…
Man Injured In Jump From Route 78 Overpass In Newark: Police Man Injured In Jump From Route 78 Overpass In Newark: Police
Man Injured In Jump From Route 78 Overpass In Newark: Police A man was hospitalized after he jumped from an overpass near Route 78 in Newark on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 23. At 4:13 p.m., police responded to the Fabyan Bridge Route 78 near Lyons Avenue after receiving calls of a man threatening to jump, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. State police stopped traffic in both directions of Route 78 beneath the overpass, Fragé said. After refusing several police de-escalation attempts, the man jumped from the overpass, missing an inflatable bag that had been placed underneath him on the roadway, Fragé said. The man is c…
She's Leaving Home: End Of Marriage Triggers Uneventful Mahwah 'Standoff' She's Leaving Home: End Of Marriage Triggers Uneventful Mahwah 'Standoff'
She's Leaving Home: End Of Marriage Triggers Uneventful Mahwah 'Standoff' A SWAT team and other tactical units responded to a Mahwah home Tuesday afternoon after a resident expressed concern over suicidal comments she told police her husband had made, authorities confirmed. Fortunately, they weren't needed. The woman went to police headquarters early Tuesday afternoon, April 23, concerned over her husband's response when she said she was leaving him, responders said. A quick check determined that there are weapons in the home in the northeast section known as Cragmere near the Rockland County border. Out of "an overabundance of caution," Mahwah Police Chief Tim…
Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says
Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says A Dumont man was seized following a brief SWAT standoff after he threatened borough police, authorities said. Michael D. Tolan, 49, was upset by two motor vehicle summonses he received on Saturday, April 13, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He then contacted Dumont Municipal Court and left nine voicemails “voicemails threatening to do harm to former and current members of the Dumont Police Department,” the chief said. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team and Cresskill police joined their Dumont colleagues at Tolan’s Magnolia Avenue home on Saturday. “After a brief standoff, Mr. Tolan …
Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: NJSP Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: NJSP
Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: Njsp An emotionally troubled man died after jumping from a moving SUV on Route 287 over the weekend, New Jersey State Police said. The Ford was headed north when the 31-year-old rear-seat passenger from Connecticut opened the door and jumped out in the area of milepost 58.4 in Oakland around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, NJSP Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. The victim sustained a severe head injury and had stopped breathing, responders said. Oakland Police Sgt. Michael Griffin and Officers Karley Greulich and Hank Anderson conducted CPR before the man was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center …
HEARTBREAKING HISTORY: Suicidal Teen Rescued From Hackensack River For 4TH Time In Two Years HEARTBREAKING HISTORY: Suicidal Teen Rescued From Hackensack River For 4TH Time In Two Years
Heartbreaking History: Suicidal Teen Rescued From Hackensack River For 4TH Time In Two Years A troubled young local girl brought rescuers to a bridge over the Hackensack River for the fourth time in less than two years on Friday.  And like twice before, she nearly drowned. The girl also had guardian angels on her side once again -- this time a group of New Milford police officers. The youngster, now 16, was sitting on the edge of the Old New Bridge when Lt. Nelson Perez arrived around 2 p.m. April 12, New Milford Police Chief Brian Clancy said. The officer had gotten within 10 feet when she jumped, the chief said. The teen was treading water when Perez climbed over the…
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train A 42-year-old Dumont man was struck and killed by a freight train at daybreak Monday, authorities confirmed. A northbound CSX train struck the man between West Madison and New Milford avenues around 6:30 a.m. April 1, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. "Our investigation supports that this was a suicide," the chief said. "Our department’s condolences are extended to the family." Joyce cited the assistance of CSX police, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and the county Medical Examiner's Office, which collected the body.This comes a little less than a week after a 26-year-old N…
New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield
New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield A 26-year-old New Milford man died by an apparent suicide when he was struck by a freight train overnight in Bergenfield, authorities said. Borough police were in the area of the railroad crossing at Church Street when the southbound CSX train "screeched to an abrupt halt" at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, Capt. William Duran said. Bergenfield detectives joined them along with CSX police, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and the county medical examiner's office, the captain said. "There was no indication of foul play at the scene," Duran said, add…
SWAT Team Seizes Barricaded Man, 21, In Hackensack SWAT Team Seizes Barricaded Man, 21, In Hackensack
SWAT Team Seizes Barricaded Man, 21, In Hackensack A Bergen County Regional SWAT team seized a troubled man who'd barricaded himself in a Hackensack apartment on Saturday. The 21-year-old man's girlfriend called police to a Newman Street apartment in the Oratam Court development between Atlantic and Sussex streets -- which was the city's first public housing project when it was built in 1951 -- the morning of Jan. 27. They found the front door barricaded by various items. The SWAT team was mobilized around noon and entered the apartment around 2 p.m., subduing the man with pepper spray and removing him from the bathroom, a law enforce…
UPDATE: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair UPDATE: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair
Update: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair UPDATE: An intense search for a man who authorities said shot and killed his girlfriend at their workplace in Ramsey on New Year's Eve ended when he surrendered to police, multiple law enforcement sources told Daily Voice. The body of 41-year-old Crystal (Camargo) Peterson was found shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in a cafeteria area at Konica Minolta's headquarters just off Route 17 near the Rockland County border, sources with direct knowledge of the homicide said. She'd been shot in the head, they said. Charged with murder and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose was Lui…
NJ Man Who Stabbed PA State Trooper 'Numerous Times' In Berks County ID'd NJ Man Who Stabbed PA State Trooper 'Numerous Times' In Berks County ID'd
NJ Man Who Stabbed PA State Trooper 'Numerous Times' In Berks County ID'd A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was stabbed while serving a warrant for a New Jersey man in Berks County on Saturday, according to multiple releases by Trooper David Beohm.  Two troopers were sent to serve a 302 warrant, which is for involuntary mental health commitment, for 27-year-old Bradley Odenath of Pine Hill, NJ. They arrived at 293 Bachmoll Road, Tilden Township at 8:42 a.m. on Dec. 30, Beohm detailed.  "During their interaction with the male one of the troopers was stabbed numerous times in the leg," Beohm stated in the release.  Troopers were able to subd…
Troubled Dad Plunges To Death From NJ/NY Lookout Troubled Dad Plunges To Death From NJ/NY Lookout
Troubled Dad Plunges To Death From NJ/NY Lookout A troubled man from River Edge who’d just been involved in a fender bender leaped to his death from atop the Palisades at the New York/New Jersey border on Wednesday, Dec. 13, authorities confirmed. The 38-year-old man had hit a couple of cars while trying to back out of a dead end near his son’s school. A resident shared video of the incident with River Edge police who -- aware of his history -- began looking for the troubled driver. Then came the heartbreaking news. It was shortly before 5 p.m. when a concerned citizen called Palisades Interstate Parkway Police from the State Line …
Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood
Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood A 48-year-old man was found dead of suicide in a bathroom at a Bergen County park, according to multiple sources. The man had stabbed himself in the throat with a knife at Pascack Brook County Park off Emerson Road in Westwood shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, responders said. His wife found him, they said. Paramedics who arrived moments later pronounced him dead at the scene. The knife was recovered, Bergen County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Kyra Pazant said. The sheriff's office is investigating the incident, she said. ****** The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (for…
NJ Parents Tried To Get Son Psychiatric Help Right Before He Killed Them, Police Say NJ Parents Tried To Get Son Psychiatric Help Right Before He Killed Them, Police Say
NJ Parents Tried To Get Son Psychiatric Help Right Before He Killed Them, Police Say On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Cheryl Mulgrew called police seeking a psychiatric evaluation for her 34-year-old son, Michael Mulgrew, who had been experiencing a mental health problem, police documents say. But Michael Mulgrew came home later that night seeming calm, and so Cheryl, 69, told police not to bother, and she'd take him to the doctors in the morning, the affidavit says. Around 11 a.m. the following day, one of Mulgrew's parents called police again seeking a psychiatric evaluation, according to police papers. There, they found Cheryl and her husband, Michael's 71-year-old dad, Eugene…
NY Man Who Assaulted Female Passenger On Flight To Newark Gets 2 Years, No Parole NY Man Who Assaulted Female Passenger On Flight To Newark Gets 2 Years, No Parole
NY Man Who Assaulted Female Passenger On Flight To Newark Gets 2 Years, No Parole UPDATE: An upstate New York man who admitted assaulting a fellow passenger on a flight from Denver to Newark must spend two plea-bargained years in federal prison. Ryan Manuella, 30, of Erie County, “moved to a vacant center seat next to a female passenger, who was sitting in a window seat” on the April 16, 2021 flight, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Manuella, who didn't know the woman, then "touched the passenger without her consent," Sellinger said. "The victim then yelled at him and left the row of seats," the U.S. attorney said. Defense attorney Andrew Olesnyck…
Judge Orders South Jersey School Janitor Detained In Food Contamination Case Judge Orders South Jersey School Janitor Detained In Food Contamination Case
Judge Orders South Jersey School Janitor Detained In Food Contamination Case A South Jersey judge has ordered that an elementary school janitor accused of contaminating food with his own bodily fluids at his place of employment be detained in the Cumberland County Jail. Judge Cristen P. D’Arrigo said that Giovanni Impellizzeri, 25, of Vineland, remains a substantial risk to the public during a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 9. Impellizzeri, was charged with aggravated assault, tampering with food and official misconduct for the heinous incidents at the Elizabeth Moore School in the Upper Deerfield School District, where he has worked since 2019, as previously report…
Maine Mass Shooting Manhunt Ends After Suspect Found Dead: 'Threat To Public Is Over' Maine Mass Shooting Manhunt Ends After Suspect Found Dead: 'Threat To Public Is Over'
Maine Mass Shooting Manhunt Ends After Suspect Found Dead: 'Threat To Public Is Over' An urgent manhunt that began after 18 people were killed and 14 injured in a mass shooting at two locations in Lewiston, Maine, ended overnight with the discovery of the 40-year-old suspect's body.  Robert Card was found dead in Lisbon, Maine, about a mile from where a white Subaru Outback he was believed to be driving was located at a boat launch. Lisbon is located about 7 miles southeast of Lewiston. Card died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a box trailer in an overflow parking lot at the Maine Recycling Corporation, which is where he once worked, according to authoriti…
Suicidal Man Found At Secaucus Train Station Bathroom After Extensive Search: Police Suicidal Man Found At Secaucus Train Station Bathroom After Extensive Search: Police
Suicidal Man Found At Secaucus Train Station Bathroom After Extensive Search: Police A suicidal man was found unharmed in a train station bathroom after a search that placed Hudson County schools on lockdown Friday, Oct. 27, authorities said. Secaucus police received a  call from the New Jersey State Police Sussex Station around 9:30 a.m., saying they had tracked the phone of a suicidal man to Penhorn Avenue, by Exit 15x on the New Jersey Turnpike, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. Concerned family members believed the man may have been armed with a weapon and wished to harm himself, Miller said.  The location of this male was narrowed to the marsh area n…
Paterson Woman Repeatedly Stabbed 5-Year-Old Granddaughter After Hearing Voices: Responders Paterson Woman Repeatedly Stabbed 5-Year-Old Granddaughter After Hearing Voices: Responders
Paterson Woman Repeatedly Stabbed 5-Year-Old Granddaughter After Hearing Voices: Responders A 51-year-old Paterson woman who responders said claimed to be hearing voices repeatedly stabbed her 5-year-old granddaughter, authorities confirmed. The child was rushed to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center with a police escort after being stabbed in the side at an apartment building at the corner of Carroll Street and Godwin Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, they said. Aurora Villacorta, who was hospitalized in custody, is charged with aggravated assault, child endangerment and various weapon offenses, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Depa…
Miss New Jersey Sets Sights On Miss USA Crown Miss New Jersey Sets Sights On Miss USA Crown
Miss New Jersey Sets Sights On Miss USA Crown Derby Chukwudi is proud to represent the Garden State. Chukwudi, a Hoboken resident, is Miss New Jersey 2023 and will be competing at the Miss USA pageant on Friday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in Reno airing on The CW.  Chukwudi, will be competing against 50 other women (including Washington, D.C.'s winner) for the title. "It feels amazing," Chukwudi said of her title. "It's definitely been an honor to represent the state of New Jersey and be a beacon of hope and inspiration to young people. I am grateful for the opportunity. Wanting to step out of her comfort zone, Chukwudi, who was raised in N…
Jersey City Man Shot By Police Charged At Them Wielding Large Knife, Videos Show Jersey City Man Shot By Police Charged At Them Wielding Large Knife, Videos Show
Jersey City Man Shot By Police Charged At Them Wielding Large Knife, Videos Show UPDATE: Less than a month after Jersey City police shot and killed a disturbed resident, state authorities publicly released videos that show him charging at tactical officers with a knife. Family members, friends and others have spent the time since the Aug. 27 incident calling city police murderers, accusing authorities of withholding information and demanding what they say is accountability for Andrew Washington’s death. During a protest outside City Hall on Wednesday, Sept.,20, they claimed that they were deliberately being kept in the dark. What some may not have known is that an inve…
UPDATE: New Details Emerge In Police Shooting Of Jersey City Man With Mental Health History UPDATE: New Details Emerge In Police Shooting Of Jersey City Man With Mental Health History
Update: New Details Emerge In Police Shooting Of Jersey City Man With Mental Health History One of a group of specially-trained Jersey City police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding city man after he charged at them in his apartment, authorities said. An EMS unit was the first to respond to 2:15 p.m. call at the Randolph Avenue residence in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city on Sunday, Aug. 27, according to a release issued late Monday by New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin. "Upon arrival, they requested the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department," the attorney general said. Patrol officers arrived just before 2:30 p.m. and tried to communicate with …
UPDATE: Jersey City Man With Mental Health History Shot By Police UPDATE: Jersey City Man With Mental Health History Shot By Police
Update: Jersey City Man With Mental Health History Shot By Police One of a group of specially-trained Jersey City police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding city man after he charged at them in his apartment, authorities said. An EMS unit was the first to respond to 2:15 p.m. call at the Randolph Avenue residence in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city on Sunday, Aug. 27, according to a release issued late Monday by New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin. "Upon arrival, they requested the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department," the attorney general said. Patrol officers arrived just before 2:30 p.m. and tried to communicate with …
Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot By Jersey City Police: Authorities (UPDATED) Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot By Jersey City Police: Authorities (UPDATED)
Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot By Jersey City Police: Authorities (Updated) This story has been updated following a press conference conducted by Jersey City officials Jersey City police's decision to shoot 52-year-old Andrew Washington Sunday, August 27 was justified, city officials said in a press conference. While the shooting remains under investigation by the State Attorney General's Office, Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea called on the office to release the bodycam footage as soon as possible at a press conference on Monday morning, August 28.  Washington was shot and tased by officers after he charged at them with a 6 x 8 inch …
Fired Wayne Officer Claiming Retaliation, Sexual Harassment Seeks Reinstatement Fired Wayne Officer Claiming Retaliation, Sexual Harassment Seeks Reinstatement
Fired Wayne Officer Claiming Retaliation, Sexual Harassment Seeks Reinstatement A former Wayne police officer said she was fired for filing a sexual harassment lawsuit. Now, she wants her job back. In her most recent lawsuit filed in Passaic County Superior Court Friday, Aug. 2, Christie Ohlendorf is seeking to have her job restored. Ohlendorf says she's been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, related to being a female police officer in Wayne. "Our client was illegally terminated at her internal affairs hearing as direct retaliation for her filing her civil lawsuit as against Wayne," the former officer's attorney, Patrick Toscano sai…
Penn State Grad Found Dead In Los Angeles: Coroner Penn State Grad Found Dead In Los Angeles: Coroner
Penn State Grad Found Dead In Los Angeles: Coroner A 25-year-old Pennsylvania man and PSU grad was found dead in his Los Angeles County, California apartment, authorities say.  Elias 'Eli' Crone was found dead of asphyxia caused by hanging at 9:09 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2023, according to the LA County Coroner's officer.  Eli was born in Wrightsville on June 8, 1998, authorities say. He studied at Lancaster Catholic High School where he played baseball and football, which he previously shared on social media.  He went on to graduate as a member of the class of 2020 at Penn State University, according to social media. He worked at El Serr…
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say A distraught Morris County woman intentionally drove into the path of a freight train that slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in Bergenfield, killing her, in the middle of the night, authorities said. The lifeless victim 42, from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene af…
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed At Crossing In Bergen SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed At Crossing In Bergen
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed At Crossing In Bergen A driver was killed overnight when a freight train slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in what  Bergenfield police said was a suicide. The lifeless victim, a 42-year-old woman from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene after police removed her from the SUV, he said.…
Shooting In Emerson: NYPD Detective Pronounced Dead Shooting In Emerson: NYPD Detective Pronounced Dead
Shooting In Emerson: Nypd Detective Pronounced Dead A New York City police detective apparently took his own life Saturday night at the home of an Emerson woman he was dating, multiple sources said. Emergency responders were called to the ordinarily quiet neighborhood off Main Street near Centennial Park around 8 p.m. July 1. They found the early-30-something victim in cardiac arrest with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He'd apparently been drinking, responders said, adding that there was no threat to anyone in the area. An ALS unit from Hackensack Meridian Health pronounced him dead at the scene. There were no immediate indications wheth…