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GOTCHA! Robber From Wallington Menaced 7-Eleven Workers At Two Stores With Knife: Prosecutor GOTCHA! Robber From Wallington Menaced 7-Eleven Workers At Two Stores With Knife: Prosecutor
Gotcha! Robber From Wallington Menaced 7-Eleven Workers At Two Stores With Knife: Prosecutor An elite team of investigators captured a 23-year-old Wallington man who they said robbed two 7-Elevens on either side of the Passaic River by threatening workers with a large knife. Tymear Haskins grabbed an employee from behind as the victim took out the trash in back of the 7-Eleven on Main Avenue in Wallington shortly before 4 p.m. April 8, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. After making the employee convince a co-worker to open a locked side door, Haskins tied one of them with a cord and held the other prisoner in a back office while demanding the code to a safe, the prosecuto…
SEE ANYTHING? Grandmother Of 13 Struck Crossing Passaic Street Dies, Hit-And-Run Driver Sought SEE ANYTHING? Grandmother Of 13 Struck Crossing Passaic Street Dies, Hit-And-Run Driver Sought
SEE Anything? Grandmother Of 13 Struck Crossing Passaic Street Dies, Hit-And-Run Driver Sought A grandmother of 13 died from injuries that she suffered when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Passaic a day and a half earlier, authorities confirmed. Meanwhile, her killer remained unidentified. Rachel McNeil, 58, was struck at the intersection of Passaic and Aycrigg avenues at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. The driver kept going. McNeil died shortly after noontime Friday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Department Chief Luis A. Guzman said in a joint release. McNeil, who worked at St. Mary's General Hospital not far from where she was s…
Teen Trio Caught With Gun After Crashing Stolen Car During Pursuit: Lyndhurst PD Teen Trio Caught With Gun After Crashing Stolen Car During Pursuit: Lyndhurst PD
Teen Trio Caught With Gun After Crashing Stolen Car During Pursuit: Lyndhurst PD Three young teenagers who ran after one of them crashed a stolen car into a tree during a Lyndhurst police pursuit left a handgun in the vehicle, authorities said. It was around 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, when Officer Michael Clifford spotted the Kia Soul in the area of Page Avenue and Lewandowski Street, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. The subcompact had been reported stolen out of Clifton four days earlier, he said. Clifford tried to stop it but the 16-year-old driver from Passaic hit the gas and sped off on Page Avenue. The officer pursued the vehicle through Lyndhurst, along Schu…
UPDATE: Popular Garfield Restaurant Ravaged By Overnight Fire (w/PHOTOS) UPDATE: Popular Garfield Restaurant Ravaged By Overnight Fire (w/PHOTOS)
Update: Popular Garfield Restaurant Ravaged By Overnight Fire (w/Photos) A firefighter was taken to a local hospital and two civilians were tended to at the scene of an overnight blaze that destroyed a popular Garfield restaurant and severely damaged the apartments above it. A passerby alerted authorities to the fire that broke on the first floor of DP's Pub and Seafood Grill on River Drive shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, responders said. Firefighters found flames engulfing the bar and spreading quickly through the upper floors. Police Capt. Mario Pozo said two second-floor tenants were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene after responding Garfie…
1K Without Power In Essex County After Nasty Storm 1K Without Power In Essex County After Nasty Storm
1K Without Power In Essex County After Nasty Storm Thousands of New Jersey residents were without power Thursday, April 4 following a nasty storm that brought gusty winds and heavy rain to the region on Wednesday, April 3. As of 8 a.m., 8,000 Monmouth County residents were without power mainly in Freehold, Highlands, and Middletown (4,000), according to JCP&L. In Bergen County, more than 2,000 PSE&G customers had no power mostly in Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, and Teaneck. In Essex County, 1,063 PSE&G customers were in the dark, the majority in Irvington. In Morris County, 3.000 customers were without power mostly in Jeff…
PA Man Wanted For Car Theft Caught After Pursuit In Fairfield: Police PA Man Wanted For Car Theft Caught After Pursuit In Fairfield: Police
Robert Hollingsworth Arrest A 31-year-old New Jersey man wanted out of Pennsylvania was arrested after he was found with a stolen car and then led officers on a foot pursuit over the weekend, police said. Robert Hollingsworth, who was charged in Easton, PA with car theft last year, became the center of an investigation in Fairfield (Essex County), NJ, on Saturday, March 30, when police were notified of a stolen green Kia Soul stolen out of Passaic three days prior, Fairfield police said in a release. Police found the Kia at a BP gas station on Route 46 east, parked, running, and unoccupied around 1 p.m., officers said…
Teaneck Vape Store Owner, Clerk Cited For Selling To Underage Buyers: Police Teaneck Vape Store Owner, Clerk Cited For Selling To Underage Buyers: Police
Teaneck Vape Store Owner, Clerk Cited For Selling To Underage Buyers: Police The 25-year-old owner of a Teaneck vape store and one of his clerks were cited for selling to minors, authorities said. "After receiving complaints from residents about the sale of vape products to minors and the sale of prohibited vape items, Teaneck police detectives conducted an undercover operation," Teaneck Police Chief Andrew McGurr said. "The operation involved the attempted purchase of vape products from 13 retail establishments," the chief said. Of those businesses, only one -- All the Smoke on Cedar Lane -- allowed customers under 21 to buy vape products, violating state law, McG…
Ex-Con Involved In Undercover Shooting Charged With Drug-Induced Death Of Garfield Man Ex-Con Involved In Undercover Shooting Charged With Drug-Induced Death Of Garfield Man
Ex-Con Involved In Undercover Shooting Charged With Drug-Induced Death Of Garfield Man UPDATE: An ex-con from Garfield who served time for a botched drug deal that led to the shooting of an undercover police officer was arrested on Thursday and charged with causing the overdose death of a 30-year-old user late last summer. Melvin Guzman, 29, is charged with strict liability in the drug-induced death of Ivan Santiago of Passaic last Sept. 17, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on March 28. Santiago and another user were hospitalized after overdosing at a home on Lincoln Place, the prosecutor said. He was pronounced dead soon after. “A six-month investigation by t…
Orphaned West Orange Teen In Coma After 5-Car Crash That Killed Vice Principal Mom, Dad Orphaned West Orange Teen In Coma After 5-Car Crash That Killed Vice Principal Mom, Dad
Orphaned West Orange Teen In Coma After 5-Car Crash That Killed Vice Principal Mom, Dad Support is on the rise for a New Jersey teenager who remains hospitalized following a crash that left both of her parents dead. Rhakeem Oliver and Shavonn Stewart-Oliver, of West Orange, were both killed in the five-car pileup on Courty Road 508 (Newark-Jersey City Turnpike) in Kearny at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 16, according to Kearny police and loved ones. Their 17-year-old daughter, Khameryn, was flown to the hospital where she remains in a medically-induced coma, according to a GoFundMe launched by a relative. Sideout Sports LLC says Khameryn was on her way to a tournament, "to…
GOTCHA! Fugitive, 77, In 1997 Passaic Stabbing Captured After 26½ Years On Run GOTCHA! Fugitive, 77, In 1997 Passaic Stabbing Captured After 26½ Years On Run
Gotcha! Fugitive, 77, In 1997 Passaic Stabbing Captured After 26½ Years On Run Ramon Siri ducked authorities for 26½ years after they pegged him as the assailant who stabbed another man in a Passaic apartment in 1997. Then he slipped up. The city resident was arrested without incident late Tuesday afternoon, March 19, after authorities got a tip that he was back in town, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman announced Friday. Siri remained held in the Bergen County Jail, charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and illegal weapons possession. Witnesses at the time said the unidentified victim was stabbed below t…
Arrest Made In Brazen Overnight Robbery On South Hackensack Street Arrest Made In Brazen Overnight Robbery On South Hackensack Street
Arrest Made In Brazen Overnight Robbery On South Hackensack Street Bergen County prosecutor's detectives captured a Passaic man who they said brandished a handgun during a brazen street robbery in South Hackensack. Using a Honda Insight that he'd rented, Bryan Tineo-Infante, 25, and an as-yet unidentified companion pulled in front of another vehicle with three occupants on Michael Street shortly after 4:30 a.m. last Aug. 20, authorities said. Tineo-Infante and the other robber were both clad all in black and brandishing handguns when they got out, they said. The robbers "pointed the handguns at all three victims while demanding their personal belongings,"…
Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar
Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar Authorities who’ve charged four men with the brutal murder of a man outside a Garfield bar last month turned to the public for help finding a fugitive gang member from Pennsylvania who sources said repeatedly stabbed the victim in the chest. Ricky “Angel” Vargas, 35, of East Stroudsburg, PA, and his four companions confronted Richard Franceschi, 31, of Hawthorne outside JoJo's Bar & Grill on Monroe Street before dawn this past Feb. 4, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Vargas had a knife and co-defendant Jayson William Rivera, 23, also of East Stroudsburg, had a handgun, the pr…
Garfield Garage Blaze Doused Garfield Garage Blaze Doused
Garfield Garage Blaze Doused Garfield firefighters doused a Sunday morning garage blaze. It was going pretty good when they got to the March 10 fire, but they contained it to the one-story two-car garage behind a Market Street home. No injuries were reported. Mutual aid at the scene and in coverage was provided by fellow firefighters from Saddle Brook, Clifton, Elmwood Park, Lodi, Maywood, Passaic and Rochelle Park. Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE
Haledon PD Charges Wanted Passaic Man With Stabbing, Choking Woman Haledon PD Charges Wanted Passaic Man With Stabbing, Choking Woman
Haledon PD Charges Wanted Passaic Man With Stabbing, Choking Woman A manhunt ended with the capture of a Passaic resident wanted for stabbing and choking a woman in a Haledon domestic assault and a subsequent order by a judge to release him. The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center with a serious stab wound in her foot, as well as choke marks, after police responding to a call found her, authorities said. The Haledon Police Investigative and Special Services Bureau then went to work, Deputy Police Chief George Guzman Jr. said. With help from the Passaic County sheriff’s forensic unit, the investigators identified Joseph Hernandez, 24…
Burn-Away Cakes Are Super Hot Right Now: Here's Where To Get One In North Jersey Burn-Away Cakes Are Super Hot Right Now: Here's Where To Get One In North Jersey
Burn-Away Cakes Are Super Hot Right Now: Here's Where To Get One In North Jersey Burn-away cakes could be the hottest cakes on the market — literally. While the technique isn't a new one, burn-away cakes started going viral on TikTok in early 2024, Eater reports. Justin Ellen, a 21-year-old Passaic baker who you may recognize from Netflix, was inspired to make his "Mean Girls" themed burn-away cake after seeing Denise Steward's New Year's cake go viral. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Everything Just Baked ! (@everythingjustbaked) "It seems intimidating, but it isn't," Ellen said. "It's super, super simple."…
Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce Passaic Apartment Fire Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce Passaic Apartment Fire
Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce Passaic Apartment Fire Two people were killed in a ferocious garden apartment fire in Passaic on Sunday. The fire apparently broke out on the first floor in back of the two-story Spruce Street building and instantly spread to the second floor and a cockloft -- trapping the victims -- shortly before 9:30 a.m. March 3. A vehicle just outside the brick structure also caught fire. A battalion chief reported heavy fire and smoke right from the get-go. The adult victims' bodies were found soon after, Passaic Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said. They were pronounced dead at the scene. 16 Spruce Street, Passaic Damien …
Paterson Car Thief Also Stole From Walgreens: Fairfield PD Paterson Car Thief Also Stole From Walgreens: Fairfield PD
Paterson Car Thief Also Stole From Walgreens: Fairfield PD A 35-year-old Paterson man was arrested in Fairfield on Tuesday, Feb. 26 after he stole a car and $545 worth of items from Walgreens, police said. At 7:52 a.m., police in Fairfield were alerted a Toyota Camry stolen from Passaic the day before had entered the town, traveling east on Route 46, officers said on Facebook. The vehicle was located on Route 46 East near Hollywood Avenue and the driver, Rafael Romero-Perez, was arrested, police said. The car was searched and police found $545.16 worth of items shoplifted from a Walgreens in West Caldwell, police said. Romero-Perez matched the desc…
WILD PURSUIT: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal WILD PURSUIT: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal
Wild Pursuit: Car Thief Pulled From Frigid Meadowlands Creek Is Violent Career Criminal UPDATE: A Union City man who jumped into a frigid Meadowlands creek during a dramatic police chase is an ex-con with nearly 50 arrests in no fewer than five North Jersey counties over the past 35 years. Career criminal Gregory Calvo, 53, is the very embodiment of the phrase “known to police.” He's been convicted nearly two dozen times in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris and Essex counties since 1989 – for offenses that include robbery, theft, burglary, drug dealing, domestic violence and aggravated assault -- and has been in and out of state prison and county jails since that time only to be…
SHOCKER: NJ Teacher Had Sex With Student Starting At 15 In School, Car, House: Authorities SHOCKER: NJ Teacher Had Sex With Student Starting At 15 In School, Car, House: Authorities
Shocker: NJ Teacher Had Sex With Student Starting At 15 In School, Car, House: Authorities A married teacher had intercourse as part of a years-long sexual relationship with a former Garfield Middle School student beginning when the youngster was 15, including several times in a car -- and even at the school, authorities charged. Amy Impero D'Ovidio, a 46-year-old Bergen County native, had worked for the Garfield Board of Education when the alleged encounters began, they said. She was 35 at the time. Locations included “within the Garfield Middle School, at a private residence in Cedar Grove, as well as within a vehicle at unknown locations in Bergen, Essex, and Passaic counties…
Murphy Urges NJ Residents Work From Home, Stay Off Roads Ahead Of Winter Storm Murphy Urges NJ Residents Work From Home, Stay Off Roads Ahead Of Winter Storm
Murphy Urges NJ Residents Work From Home, Stay Off Roads Ahead Of Winter Storm New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is urging residents to stay off the roads ahead of a winter storm expected Monday, Feb. 12 into Tuesday, Feb. 13. The National Weather Service was predicting up to 18 inches of snow in the northernmost part of the state, with between 6 inches and a foot possible across Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Passaic, Bergen, and western Essex counties, where a Winter Storm Warning was issued. Murphy  said the most intense stretch of precipitation, beginning as rain and turning to snow, will happen in the middle of the night and run into mid-morning…
Passaic Pickup Owner Charged After DUI, Unlicensed Buddy Crashes It Passaic Pickup Owner Charged After DUI, Unlicensed Buddy Crashes It
Passaic Pickup Owner Charged After DUI, Unlicensed Buddy Crashes It A drunken and unlicensed driver, and the owner of the truck he was driving, have both been arrested following a boardwalk crash in one Jersey Shore town, authorities said. Julian Uribe Munoz, 39, of Spring Lake, was behind the wheel of 28-year-old's Marvin Cruz-Palma Ford pickup truck when he left the roadway and crashed it on an Ocean Avenue boardwalk around 12:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, Spring Lake Police Chief Edward Kerr said. The disabled pickup truck was still lodged on the edge of the boardwalk after having crashed through multiple railings and an access ramp when police arrived, K…
Ex-Con Accusing Of Pinning Hackensack Woman Down By Her Hair, Plunging Knife Next To Her Head Ex-Con Accusing Of Pinning Hackensack Woman Down By Her Hair, Plunging Knife Next To Her Head
Ex-Con Accusing Of Pinning Hackensack Woman Down By Her Hair, Plunging Knife Next To Her Head A transient ex-con was charged with domestic violence after authorities said he pinned a Hackensack woman to the floor by her hair and threatened her with a knife before dawn Monday. Robert Raghoenathsingh, 40, formerly of Lodi but more recently of Passaic, plunged the knife into the floor next to the victim's head in her Prospect Avenue apartment around 2 a.m. Feb. 5, the woman told police. He then stood on her hair so she couldn't get up, her report says. Raghoenathsingh -- who jail records show is a divorced Yemeni national -- made headlines in 2019 when he brought what proved to be bas…
Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse
Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse Firefighters spent half a day in the cold and rain stabilizing a Hawthorne apartment building where a floor partially collapsed over the weekend. The rear wall and portions of the first floor collapsed into the basement of Building E at the Hawthorne Garden Apartments on Rock Road around 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, borough Fire Chief Joseph Speranza said. Firefighters and police immediately began evacuating the building and securing the utilities, the chief said. Nine residents and six pets remain temporarily displaced while borough officials determine the next steps. Overall, more than three…
TEAMWORK: Lyndhurst Detectives, Off-Duty And Uniformed Officers Nab Teen Car Thieves TEAMWORK: Lyndhurst Detectives, Off-Duty And Uniformed Officers Nab Teen Car Thieves
Teamwork: Lyndhurst Detectives, Off-Duty And Uniformed Officers Nab Teen Car Thieves Lyndhurst police boxed in a pair of Passaic teens and quickly took both into custody as they tried to pass through town in an SUV stolen out of Clifton, authorities said. Officer Michael D’Alesandro, who'd just finished his shift, spotted the Acura MDX on Ridge Road, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Detectives Chris Cuneo and Nick Abruscato pulled up on the teens on Second Avenue, the lieutenant said. As soon as the lights on their police cruiser were activated, the pair bailed out and tried to run, he said. Coming from the other direction was Detective Matt Giunta, Auteri said. Abrusc…
Chance Of Snow For For Parts Of Essex County In Early-Week Storm: Forecasters Chance Of Snow For For Parts Of Essex County In Early-Week Storm: Forecasters
Chance Of Snow For For Parts Of Essex County In Early-Week Storm: Forecasters Temperatures are expected to surge near 60 by the end of the week, but come next, parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania could be back in old man winter's grip, forecasters say. According to AccuWeather, a storm on Sunday, Jan. 29 will bring rain to major cities.  For northwest New Jersey, northern Pennsylvania and parts of Central Pennsylvania, however, a mix of rain and snow — or perhaps just snow — is expected. Thursday, Jan. 25 will be rainy and foggy with a high near 50 while Friday, Jan. 26 will be the same but slightly cooler, the NWS said. Saturday will be partly sunny with a hi…
Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow To Blast Parts Of North Jersey Before Warmup: Forecasters Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow To Blast Parts Of North Jersey Before Warmup: Forecasters
Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow To Blast Parts Of North Jersey Before Warmup: Forecasters Warmer days are coming, but not before another bout of wintry weather, forecasters say. Sunday night, Jan. 21 will be frigid with temps in the mid-teens while Monday, Jan. 22 will be sunny with increasing clouds and a high in the mid-30s, the according to the National Weather Service. Monday night will be dry with a low around 27, however,  a wintry mix is expected to arrive Tuesday, Jan. 23, with sleet possible in the morning in Sussex, Warren, Bergen, and Passaic counties — primarily north of Route 78, the NWS said. Temps will be in the mid-30s. There's a chance of rain fo…
FIREBALL (UPDATE): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed FIREBALL (UPDATE): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed
Fireball (Update): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed In nothing short of a miracle, no serious injuries were reported after a gas tanker truck exploded into a huge fireball on Route 17 Monday morning. A used car dealership and many of its two dozen or so vehicles were destroyed in the five-alarm blaze after the truck and a passenger vehicle collided near the U-turn at the White Castle on the highway's southbound side in Hasbrouck Heights at 5:43 a.m. Jan. 8. The force flipped the tanker over the divider into the northbound lanes, Fire Chief Mike Greco said at the scene. (Justin Derevyanik took the photo at the top of this story. See his vide…
HIGHWAY ROBBERY: Armed Duo Sought In Overnight Gas Station Holdup Spree In Bergen, Passaic HIGHWAY ROBBERY: Armed Duo Sought In Overnight Gas Station Holdup Spree In Bergen, Passaic
Highway Robbery: Armed Duo Sought In Overnight Gas Station Holdup Spree In Bergen, Passaic Two bandits robbed multiple gas stations in Bergen and Passaic counties at gunpoint shortly before dawn on Sunday, responders said. The BP on eastbound Route 3 in Clifton was held up at 5 a.m. Jan. 7. One of the robbers had a handgun, the attendant told police. Less than 10 minutes later a similar gunpoint robbery occurred at the Shell station on northbound Route 3 off the corner of Malcolm Avenue. The third holdup occurred shortly before 5:30 a.m. at a gas station on Route 46 in LIttle Ferry. Police believed the same bandits were involved. They fled in what witnesses said was a black Kia…
Snow Predictions Increase From National Weather Service For Parts Of NJ, PA (TIMING) Snow Predictions Increase From National Weather Service For Parts Of NJ, PA (TIMING)
Snow Predictions Increase From National Weather Service For Parts Of NJ, PA (Timing) The National Weather Service has released its latest snowfall predictions for New Jersey and parts of eastern Pennsylvania ahead of this weekend's storm. HOW MUCH SNOW? Good Saturday morning. It is a cold start to the day, however a storm arriving by later today will bring accumulating... Posted by US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly on Saturday, January 6, 2024 Up to a foot of snow is expected to fall in Sussex, Morris, Passaic, and Warren counties, and even a small portion of northwestern Bergen County, beginning Saturday afternoon, Jan. 6, the NWS' latest weathe…
CEO In Bergen Sold $35M Worth Of Banned Chinese Surveillance Cams To Police, Others In NJ: Feds CEO In Bergen Sold $35M Worth Of Banned Chinese Surveillance Cams To Police, Others In NJ: Feds
CEO In Bergen Sold $35M Worth Of Banned Chinese Surveillance Cams To Police, Others In NJ: Feds A Jersey Shore businessman conned state and local law enforcement agencies and others into buying nearly $35 million worth of surveillance cameras that were made in China and then illegally rebranded for sale by his Bergen County company, federal authorities charged. Tamer Zakhary, 49, of Toms River, modified license-plate readers and other cameras, then removed the original company’s logo, an FBI complaint says. He then told the police departments, prosecutor's offices and other buyers throughout the state that they were compliant with the National Defense Authorization Act, U.S. Atto…
Prosecutor: Investigation Underway Into Alleged Improprieties At Bergen Police Academy (UPDATE) Prosecutor: Investigation Underway Into Alleged Improprieties At Bergen Police Academy (UPDATE)
Prosecutor: Investigation Underway Into Alleged Improprieties At Bergen Police Academy (Update) In his first extended public comment since claims of misconduct at the local police academy were revealed by Daily Voice last month, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella confirmed that an investigation by his office is underway. “We take all allegations of misconduct seriously, and we immediately began an investigation” into the allegations at the Bergen County Police Academy in Mahwah after being notified of the alleged improprieties. All of the academy’s instructors except one were relieved of their duties by the New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) amid the accusations, Daily Voi…