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REST IN PEACE: Jersey City Police Lieutenant Dies Suddenly REST IN PEACE: Jersey City Police Lieutenant Dies Suddenly
Rest IN Peace: Jersey City Police Lieutenant Dies Suddenly Shock and sorrow spread with the news that a Jersey City police lieutenant had suddenly died. Lt. Marina Ugolini passed away Tuesday evening, May 28, multiple sources said. The 19-year department veteran, who was promoted to lieutenant six years ago this month, worked in the North District. Arrangements haven't yet been announced and no further information was immediately available on Wednesday. “Rest in Peace Lt. Marina Ugolini," Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh posted on Facebook. "I extend my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to her close friends and family, and to her colleagues wi…
Duo Attempts Three Burglaries: Fairfield PD Duo Attempts Three Burglaries: Fairfield PD
Duo Attempts Three Burglaries: Fairfield PD Two people attempted three home burglaries in Fairfield on the early morning of Saturday, May 25, authorities said. Between 4 a.m. and 4:20 a.m. the burglaries attempted to break into homes on Stag Trial, Henning Drive and Kevin Terrace, Fairfield police said in a release. In all three instances, screens were removed from first floor windows in an attempt to gain access into the homes, police said.  All three were unsuccessful thanks to the windows being locked, police said. All three homes had BMWs in the driveway, police said. One suspect was dressed in all black while the oth…
Eight Hospitalized In Newark Deck Collapse, Police Say Eight Hospitalized In Newark Deck Collapse, Police Say
Eight Hospitalized In Newark Deck Collapse, Police Say Eight people suffered minor injuries in a deck collapse Memorial Day Weekend, police said. Eight adults were taken to the hospital after the staircase of the porch collapsed just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Newark police said. The incident happened at a home on Kearny Street near Summer Avenue. No further information was available.
Route 46 DWI Driver's Passenger Cuts Himself Out Of Seatbelt Of Police Car: Cops Route 46 DWI Driver's Passenger Cuts Himself Out Of Seatbelt Of Police Car: Cops
Route 46 DWI Driver's Passenger Cuts Himself Out Of Seatbelt Of Police Car: Cops A drunken driver and his passenger are both facing charges after a traffic stop on Route 46, authorities said. A Mount Olive officer was on routine patrol around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 when he saw a gray Ford F-150 traveling east on at a slow rate of speed, with only one working headlight, the department said in a news release. As Smith followed the pickup truck, they passed two other patrol vehicles on that were stopped in the right Lane of travel on a different call for service. The pickup, driven by Idelsi Arguetaportillo, 41, of Flanders, nearly struck the patrol cars bef…
Handcuffed Woman, 21, Rescued By Franklin Lakes Firefighters Handcuffed Woman, 21, Rescued By Franklin Lakes Firefighters
Handcuffed Woman, 21, Rescued By Franklin Lakes Firefighters "Kids playing around" brought firefighters to a Franklin Lakes home where a 21-year-old woman was unable to free herself from a pair of handcuffs. Franklin Lakes firefighters and police responded to the $2 million home off Pulis Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Police Capt. Robert Grassi said. The borough's bravest cut off the bracelets without injury to the woman, the captain said.
HEROES: Civilians, Police Unite To Rescue Struck Teen Pinned Beneath Car HEROES: Civilians, Police Unite To Rescue Struck Teen Pinned Beneath Car
Heroes: Civilians, Police Unite To Rescue Struck Teen Pinned Beneath Car Civilians teamed up with police to rescue a teenage girl who was struck and pinned beneath a vehicle Tuesday in North Bergen's Racetrack neighborhood, witnesses said. The victim, believed to be 15, was struck near a bus stop at the corner of Palisade Plaza and Woodcliff Avenue outside James J. Braddock Park shortly before 4:30 p.m. May 14, they said. Citizens with floor jacks assisted township police in lifting the vehicle and getting her out. An ambulance took her to the trauma center at Hackensack University Medical Center.
FedEx Driver Points Police To Bronx Thief On Quiet Bergen Street: Authorities FedEx Driver Points Police To Bronx Thief On Quiet Bergen Street: Authorities
FedEx Driver Points Police To Bronx Thief On Quiet Bergen Street: Authorities An alert FedEx driver pointed police in Waldwick to a Bronx man waiting on a quiet dead-end street for packages that he fraudulently had delivered there, authorities said. Officers Chris Sanchez, Dillon Sherman and Jake Wanamaker responded to her call and found the dark-colored sedan with Florida plates on Lee Court, just off Wyckoff Avenue, around 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, Lt. Troy E. Seifert said. They arrested the driver, Juan Soriano, 34, after Detective TJ Palaia discovered that he'd gone there to collect fraudulently ordered packages, the lieutenant said. Soriano, who lives 25 mile…
Teacher's Sedan Slams Into Wall Of Adult Special Needs School In Little Ferry Teacher's Sedan Slams Into Wall Of Adult Special Needs School In Little Ferry
Teacher's Sedan Slams Into Wall Of Adult Special Needs School In Little Ferry A sedan driven by a teacher slammed into a private Little Ferry school for adults with developmental disabilities where she works. The 34-year-old teacher told police she was parking her Honda Civic at the New Jersey Expanding Capabilities Center on Chamberlain Avenue when she lost her brakes around noon on Tuesday, May 7, Little Ferry Police Chief James Walters said. No one was near the window when the sedan rammed the wall, the chief said. The driver reported what appeared to be a minor injury. She was more shaken up than anything, responders said.
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…
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…
Man Who Punched Police Officers Breaking Up Brawl In Newark Captured 2 Days Later: Cops Man Who Punched Police Officers Breaking Up Brawl In Newark Captured 2 Days Later: Cops
Man Who Punched Police Officers Breaking Up Brawl In Newark Captured 2 Days Later: Cops A 31-year-old man has been arrested for punching police officers breaking up a brawl in Newark, authorities said. Khalil Cuttino, of Phillipsburg, had been wanted for aggravated assault on police officers in connection with the Friday, April 12 incident, and was taken into custody on Sunday, April 14, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said. Officers responded to the 300 block of Clinton Avenue for a man with a handgun around 5:10 p.m. Friday, where a large crowd had gathered, Frage said. A male in the crowd, later identified as Cuttino, struck two officers with closed fists…
Notorious Vehicle ‘Broker’ Surrenders After Wyckoff Buyer Loses $12,000 In Scam: Police Notorious Vehicle ‘Broker’ Surrenders After Wyckoff Buyer Loses $12,000 In Scam: Police
Notorious Vehicle ‘Broker’ Surrenders After Wyckoff Buyer Loses $12,000 In Scam: Police A Wyckoff resident became the latest victim of a notorious scammer from Totowa who this time pocketed $12,000 for an Audi A5 that was never delivered, authorities said. Police in Wayne had arrested vehicle broker Anthony Antoniello, 38, early last month for keeping $27,900 toward a car he didn’t deliver, then bouncing a refund check. Daily Voice published a story about the arrest on March 5. SEE: Scammer Jailed After Collecting $27,000 For Car He Never Delivered: Wayne PD The following day, Wyckoff police were contacted by one of their residents. Detective Sgt. Michael Ragucci learned t…
Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6 Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6
Route 3 Pileup: Trio Survives Wrong-Way DWI Crash, But Second Collision Injures 6 A pair of overnight chain-reaction crashes on Route 3 began when a suspended drunk driver heading west in the eastbound lanes slammed head-on into another vehicle, authorities said. It ended with a police car and a private vehicle being struck by another car moments later, sending six people to the hospital. It was shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, when a 2022 Toyota Highlander being driven the wrong way collided with a 2019 Nissan Rogue on eastbound Route 3 near Route 120, East Rutherford Police Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. The driver of the Rogue, a 23-year-old Secaucus man, d…
UPDATE: No Charges For Troubled Driver Who Claimed Child Was In Burning Car, Fair Lawn PD Says UPDATE: No Charges For Troubled Driver Who Claimed Child Was In Burning Car, Fair Lawn PD Says
Update: No Charges For Troubled Driver Who Claimed Child Was In Burning Car, Fair Lawn PD Says An emotionally disturbed woman who told Fair Lawn police that a child was inside her burning car won't be criminally charged, authorities said. Officers were looking for an erratically-driven Dodge Neon when they spotted it speeding down a resident's driveway into a heavily wooded area off Saddle River Road around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1.  The sedan got stuck on a large mulch pile, after which the driver began redlining the engine in a futile attempt to free it, a witness said."It sounded like someone was running a wood chipper," the witness said. The hot exhaust system ignit…
Tense Standoff Ends Safely After Military Vet Pulls Knife On Police At North Jersey Resort Tense Standoff Ends Safely After Military Vet Pulls Knife On Police At North Jersey Resort
Tense Standoff Ends Safely After Military Vet Pulls Knife On Police At North Jersey Resort A potential tragedy was avoided when Vernon Township police safely disarmed a troubled military veteran from New York who pulled a knife on them at the Crystal Springs Resort. Police were called after witnesses said the man had been sharpening the knife and "acting erratically" at the pool bar in the Minerals Hotel shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9. He'd also apparently told an employee that he has PTSD. The first officer there cleared the area after finding him, township police said. An off-duty officer and backups from surrounding towns quickly joined him, they said. The man refu…
UPDATE: SWAT Standoff In Mahwah Ends Quickly, Peacefully UPDATE: SWAT Standoff In Mahwah Ends Quickly, Peacefully
Update: SWAT Standoff In Mahwah Ends Quickly, Peacefully 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 (𝘄/𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗧𝗢𝗦): A brief standoff in Mahwah ended peacefully when a barricaded man emerged from his home and surrendered to police. The immediate neighborhood had been cleared and streets closed off Campgaw Road near Campgaw Mountain and Darlington County Park after tactical officers and other law enforcers converged on the area early Friday afternoon, March 8. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team and negotiators joined Mahwah officers and their police colleagues from surrounding towns who established a perimeter around the house. A colleague from one of the retired resident's former jobs …
Sedan Slides Off Rain-Slicked Route 17 Sedan Slides Off Rain-Slicked Route 17
Sedan Slides Off Rain-Slicked Route 17 A 22-year-old driver escaped injury when his sedan ran off Route 17 and into the woods during a rainstorm, authorities said. The Bronx motorist was headed south when his Honda Civic slid off the road at the Hollywood Avenue exit in Ho-Ho-Kus shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Police Capt. Greg McBain said. Bad weather conditions were to blame, the captain said. The driver refused further medical attention after being examined at the scene, he said. CONTRIBUTED Firefighters responded along with borough police and EMS. Police, firefighters and EMS responded. CONTRIBUTED
Multiple Shoplifters Tried Stealing $1K Worth Of Items From Target: Fairfield PD Multiple Shoplifters Tried Stealing $1K Worth Of Items From Target: Fairfield PD
Multiple Shoplifters Tried Stealing $1K Worth Of Items From Target: Fairfield PD Three Target shoplifters were arrested in two different incidents by Fairfield police last weekend, taking more than $1,000 in merchandise and 20 cases of Red Bull, authorities said. On Saturday, March 2, police arrived at Target on Route 46 East for a shoplifter in custody and found Iesha McKenzie, a 22-year-old Wayne resident detained by security, Fairfield police said. McKenzie was observed on security video placing multiple items into a shopping cart and walking past all points of sale toward the exit where she was stopped, police said.. McKenzie shoplifting $576.21 in merchandise, poli…
Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong
Resident, 64, Dies In House Fire Above Lake Hopatcong A 64-year-old man died in an overnight fire in a home overlooking Lake Hopatcong, authorities said. Firefighters discovered the body of Robert Powers after a pair of borough police officers braved the flames at 303 Lakeside Avenue, which were engulfing the house when they arrived shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, borough police said in a statement. Both officers had to be treated for smoke inhalation, police said. The fire apparently ignited in the rear of the more than100-year-old, two-story wood-frame house, responders said. Borough firefighters expressed their gratitude to the…
Former West Caldwell Police Officer Jason Clemente Dies After 7-Year Cancer Battle: Former West Caldwell Police Officer Jason Clemente Dies After 7-Year Cancer Battle:
Former West Caldwell Police Officer Jason Clemente Dies After 7-Year Cancer Battle: Eric "Jason" Clemente, a police officer who served in Wayne and West Caldwell died recently after a 7-year battle with cancer, according to Wayne Mayor Christopher Vergano. "Detective First Class Jason Clemente was a caring friend and inspiration not only to me as I fought cancer but to all that knew him," Vergano said on Facebook. "We are all better for knowing and working with him. Vergano said he was directing all flags in the township to fly at half-staff in honor of Clemente.  Today, our beloved brother, Detective First Class Eric Jason Clemente “Jay”, passed from this world …
Traumatized By Break-In, NJ College Student Develops Emergency App Traumatized By Break-In, NJ College Student Develops Emergency App
Traumatized By Break-In, NJ College Student Develops Emergency App An MBA fellow at Rowan University has designed an app to enhance the security of students at the Glassboro campus. Siena Rampulla was a victim of an off-campus break-in in March 2022, as reported by Daily Voice.  Jorge L. Navaheredia, 29, of Sicklerville, had broken into several women's homes including Rampulla's, according to Glassboro police. He was caught hiding under a kitchen sink with panties, police said. A search of the suspect's vehicle turned up additional panties and mail from burglary victims, police said at the time. A pre-trial conference for Navaheredia is set for Feb. …
Newark Police Sgt. Kenneth Brown Dies At 53: 'Exemplary Police Officer' Newark Police Sgt. Kenneth Brown Dies At 53: 'Exemplary Police Officer'
Newark Police Sgt. Kenneth Brown Dies At 53: 'Exemplary Police Officer' Newark Police Sgt. Kenneth Brown died on Sunday, Jan. 21 after being hospitalized following a series of illnesses, according to a fundraiser launched to support his family. Brown joined the Newark Police Division in 1997 and was promoted to sergeant in Jan. 2019. He worked for the Safe City Task Force and the Emergency Service Unit, among other assignments, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said on Facebook. "Known for his expertise within the Emergency Services Unit, Sergeant Brown dedicated the past 26 years to ensuring the safety of Newark residents and…
Passaic Sheriff Berdnik's Death By Suicide 'Unfathomable Loss' For NJ, Attorney General Says Passaic Sheriff Berdnik's Death By Suicide 'Unfathomable Loss' For NJ, Attorney General Says
Passaic Sheriff Berdnik's Death By Suicide 'Unfathomable Loss' For NJ, Attorney General Says Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik died by his own hand on Tuesday in his hometown Clifton, in what the Garden State's attorney general called "an unfathomable loss for New Jersey." Emergency responders rushed to Toro's Turkish Restaurant on Hazel Street a few minutes after 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Berdnik had just taken his life in the men's room, the sudden gunshot through the heart startling staff and patrons alike, sources told Daily Voice. Not even 15 minutes earlier, the popular sheriff had posed for cellphone photos. Then he got a phone call with some very unsettling news, reliable so…
Newark Mourns Passing Of Sgt. Rafael Ramos, Jr., 59 Newark Mourns Passing Of Sgt. Rafael Ramos, Jr., 59
Newark Mourns Passing Of Sgt. Rafael Ramos, Jr., 59 Rafael Ramos, Jr., a Newark police sergeant died on Tuesday, Jan. 16, following an illness, the city announced on Facebook.  Ramos joined the Newark Police Division in Feb. 1991 and was promoted to sergeant in 2022, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said.  He initially patrolled the West Ward and later served as a liaison to the U.S. Marshal Service and also worked in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Precincts, the Fugitive Apprehension Team, the Office of Professional Standards, Baraka and Fragé said. He last served in the Crime Scene Unit, Baraka and…
Driver Running Stop Sign Hits Jersey City Police Officers: Authorities Driver Running Stop Sign Hits Jersey City Police Officers: Authorities
Driver Running Stop Sign Hits Jersey City Police Officers: Authorities Two police officers in Jersey City suffered minor injuries in a car crash on Sunday, Dec. 17, according to a crash investigation report provided to Daily Voice. Police responded to Martin Luther King Avenue and Warner Avenue after an officer notified dispatch he was involved in a two-car crash when a car ran a stop sign and struck the police car, according to the report.  Two officers complained of pain to their left sides and were transported to Jersey City Medical Center for further treatment, according to the report. The driver of the other vehicle complained of pain to his legs and…
Group Of Kids Threw Rocks At Man's Car Before He Was Stabbed 2X At NJ Mall Parking Garage: Cops Group Of Kids Threw Rocks At Man's Car Before He Was Stabbed 2X At NJ Mall Parking Garage: Cops
Group Of Kids Threw Rocks At Man's Car Before He Was Stabbed 2X At NJ Mall Parking Garage: Cops A 56-year-old man was stabbed twice after a group of juveniles threw rocks and other objects at his car at a Hudson County mall, authorities said. Police said only that the man suffered two puncture wounds, one to his lower abdomen and another to the upper left side of his stomach, around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in a parking garage at Newport Centre in Jersey City. "It appears the incident occurred after 5-6 juveniles allegedly threw rocks and other objects at his vehicle," a city spokeswoman said.  Responding officers administered aid until EMTs arrived and transported the victim …
NJ Cop Airlifted In Fall From Tree Stand Suffers Broken Spine NJ Cop Airlifted In Fall From Tree Stand Suffers Broken Spine
NJ Cop Airlifted In Fall From Tree Stand Suffers Broken Spine Support is on the rise for a Morris County officer who suffered a spinal injury in a fall from a tree stand, those who know him say. Mark Ehrenburg, a police sergeant in Kinnelon, was seriously injured when he fell from a tree stand while hunting in Blairstown on Friday, Nov. 24. Ehrenburg suffered from a broken spine and broken vertebrae and underwent surgery. He faces a lengthy rehab though doctors are optimistic he will walk again, his family said. A fundraiser has been launched by Ehrenburg's sister-in-law.  As of Monday, Nov. 27, more than $32,880 has been raised. "One minute I …
Palisades Park Officer Struck By Passing Vehicle Recovering From Broken Bones Palisades Park Officer Struck By Passing Vehicle Recovering From Broken Bones
Palisades Park Officer Struck By Passing Vehicle Recovering From Broken Bones A Palisades Park police officer suffered a cracked clavicle and several broken ribs when a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Elmwood Park resident struck him as he responded to another crash, responders said. The officer was struck by a passing 2024 Honda CRV at 5th Street and East Brinkerhoff Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Lt. George Beck said. Sources said the officer was directing traffic when the impatient SUV driver slammed into a vehicle that hit the officer. A medical chopper was requested and then canceled. An ambulance took the officer to Hackensack University Medical …
Former Roseland Police Chief Dies At 91: 'Loss Will Be Felt Throughout Community' Former Roseland Police Chief Dies At 91: 'Loss Will Be Felt Throughout Community'
Former Roseland Police Chief Dies At 91: 'Loss Will Be Felt Throughout Community' Walter Critchett, who served the Roseland community as a police officer and later police chief for 40 years, died at the age of 91, the borough announced. After serving in the Navy, Critchett joined the Roseland Police Department in 1956. He was named police chief in 1970, serving until 1996, when he retired.  “The Critchett family name is woven into the fabric, history and legacy of the Borough of Roseland,” said Mayor James R. Spango. “Chief Critchett served our borough with distinction and honor for 40 yeasr. The loss of Chief Critchett will be felt throughout our com…
16-Year-Old Tossed Fireworks At Jersey City Police: Authorities 16-Year-Old Tossed Fireworks At Jersey City Police: Authorities
16-Year-Old Tossed Fireworks At Jersey City Police: Authorities A 16-year-old was arrested and charged after he tossed fireworks at police attempting to break up a group of street racers on Sunday, Oct. 29, authorities said. At 3 a.m., police found 150 people at Harbor and Industrial Drive refusing to move their vehicles, Kimberly Wallace-Scalfione, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office said. A large group approached police while screaming obscenities and refusing to leave, Wallace-Scalfione said. One member of the group, the 16-year-old, discharged fireworks and then jumped on top of a vehicle before attempting to flee the scene, Wallace-Scalfione said.…
Missing Nutley Teen May Be Getting Help Hiding From Family: Cops Missing Nutley Teen May Be Getting Help Hiding From Family: Cops
Missing Nutley Teen May Be Getting Help Hiding From Family: Cops Police are seeking a Nutley teen and two family members who they say are helping him hide. Derek Estrella left Nutley High School at lunch on Friday, Oct. 27 and never returned, police said in a release. "It appears he may be evading a change of foster care with the assistance of two family members," Nutley police spokesman Anthony Monatanari said. The family members were identified as Michelle and Nicole Durkin.  Anyone who sees the trio is urged to call 973-284-4940.