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Washington State Driver Who Collected 13 Pounds Of Fentanyl At Secaucus Warehouse Pleads Out Washington State Driver Who Collected 13 Pounds Of Fentanyl At Secaucus Warehouse Pleads Out
Washington State Driver Who Collected 13 Pounds Of Fentanyl At Secaucus Warehouse Pleads Out An out-of-state man admitted collecting 13 pounds of fentanyl at a warehouse in Secaucus, authorities said. Unidentified individuals loaded boxes filled with powder and more than 20,000 pills containing fentanyl into a vehicle driven by Jose Luis Pineda Torres, 48, of Washington State on Feb. 15, 2023, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. DEA agents subsequently charged Torres with possessing fentanyl for sale. Torres took a deal from the government, pleading guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court in Newark. Sentencing was scheduled for Oct. 29. Sellinger cred…
61-Year-Old Cocaine Dealer Arrested In NJ Traffic Stop, Police Say (DETAILS) 61-Year-Old Cocaine Dealer Arrested In NJ Traffic Stop, Police Say (DETAILS)
61-Year-Old Cocaine Dealer Arrested In NJ Traffic Stop, Police Say (Details) A 61-year-old cocaine dealer was arrested in a New Jersey traffic stop after failing to use her turn signal, authorities said. Josephine Dimoplon became the center of an investigation with the Secaucus Police Department in early May, when a concerned citizen tipped them off to her alleged drug-dealing activities, Chief Dennis Miller said. On May 17, at 7:46 p.m., Dimoplon was stopped by the department's anti-crime unit for failing to use her turn signal, according to Miller. Sure enough, she was found in possession of cocaine and arrested, the chief said. Secaucus Police K-9 Unit, Police O…
HEROES: Secaucus Officers Revive Unresponsive Man HEROES: Secaucus Officers Revive Unresponsive Man
Heroes: Secaucus Officers Revive Unresponsive Man Two heroes in blue revived a man who'd stopped breathing. Secaucus Police Officer Michael Borrelli immediately began CPR when he and Officer Austin C. Hawxhurst arrived and found the unresponsive victim at the Harmon Cove Towers earlier this month, Police Chief Dennis Miller said. Hawxhurst administered a first shock from a defibrillator as he and Borelli continued CPR while awaiting EMTs from nearby Hudson Regional Hospital and paramedics from Jersey City Medical Center, the chief said. A second shock helped get a pulse going, Miller said.  The man then regained consciousness and wa…
NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRE! Secaucus Lotto Player Wins $1,000,000 NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRE! Secaucus Lotto Player Wins $1,000,000
Newly Minted Millionaire! Secaucus Lotto Player Wins $1,000,000 A lottery player in Secaucus became a member of the millionaire's club on Saturday, April 27. Their Powerball ticket matched five of the five white balls in the Saturday drawing winning $1,000,000. The ticket was sold at Te Amo at 1299 Paterson Plank. TRENTON (April 29, 2024) – One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn for the Saturday, April 27, drawing winning the $1,000,000 second-tier prize. The ticket was sold at Mirali Corporation, 1299 Paterson Plank, Secaucus in Hudson County. The winning numbers were: 09, 30, 53, 55 and 62. The Red Power Ball number …
Driver Who Fled Cops At 100 MPH Captured In Secaucus Hotel: Fairfield PD Driver Who Fled Cops At 100 MPH Captured In Secaucus Hotel: Fairfield PD
Driver Who Fled Cops At 100 MPH Captured In Secaucus Hotel: Fairfield PD A 25-year-old Fairfield man was arrested and charged over the weekend after leading police on a 100 miles per hour pursuit, authorities said. Police originally attempted to stop Deyah Shaabneh on Wednesday, April 24, when officers saw his vehicle had a fake license plate, Fairfield police said. Shaabneh failed to stop and instead, sped down Sand Road going 100 mph, police said. Officers did not pursue him out of concern for public safety, police said. Officers were able to identify Shaabneh using assistance from police in East Hanover and East Brunswick Police Departments, law enforcement s…
Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Essex County Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Essex County
Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Essex County Finding a better life in the U.S. was not a guarantee for Edwing Hernandez when he immigrated with his wife from Venezuela in 2012. But it was a possibility. He had $3,000 in his pocket, and a simple dream. "For me at that moment, [my dream] was to be in a safe country with freedom of speech and be able to live and have my basic needs covered," said Hernandez, 34, of Union City. For years, Hernandez worked physically-demanding jobs and long hours, sometimes 14 a day, commuting two hours to and from work, for only $8 an hour. Life would get a whole lot harder before it would get easier fo…
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…
Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest
Newark Teen, Grandmother Busted: Guns, Ammo Seized After Secaucus Car Burglary Arrest Police who nabbed a Newark teen for a car burglary in Secaucus ended up seizing both him and his grandmother after finding three handguns and 400 rounds of ammunition at their home, authorities said. Secaucus police originally charged Malahki E. Issac, 18, with burglary and theft for the vehicle break-in and released him last month. A deeper dive by members of the department’s Anti-Crime Unit led them to even more serious offenses, Police Chief Dennis Miller said. After obtaining an arrest warrant, the detectives scoop up Isaac on Springfield Avenue in Newark on Thursday, April 4. Members…
Victims Scammed Out Of $2.2M By NJ Couple In 'Publishers Clearing House Lottery' Scheme: Cops Victims Scammed Out Of $2.2M By NJ Couple In 'Publishers Clearing House Lottery' Scheme: Cops
Victims Scammed Out Of $2.2M By NJ Couple In 'Publishers Clearing House Lottery' Scheme: Cops A couple from Secaucus is facing a litany of charges after scamming residents in multiple states out of more nearly $2.2 million, police said. Akeem Lee and Majda Hodzic-Lee called victims in Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, Kansas, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Nebraska, saying they'd won the "Publishers Clearing House Lottery," Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. In exchange for the vehicles and large sums of money the victims were told they won, they were required by Lee and Hodzic-Lee to send cash, money orders and/or gift cards for taxes, fees and IRS …
Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where
Flooding Shuts Roads Across New Jersey: Here's Where Flooding and heavy rain closed roads across New Jersey Saturday, March 23. According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest part of the storm may have passed. The flooding, however, has not. In Hasbrouck Heights, where Route 17 was closed, police pulled multiple drivers from their vehicles, Chief Rinke said. Members spent the past several hours rescuing over 20 trapped motorists from their vehicles in Heights and throughout Teterboro. Please avoid all flooded areas and do not attempt to drive through them. Posted by Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department on Saturday, March 23, …
Clifton Man Once Busted With Anatomically Correct Child Sex Doll Nabbed For Kid Porn: Sheriff Clifton Man Once Busted With Anatomically Correct Child Sex Doll Nabbed For Kid Porn: Sheriff
Clifton Man Once Busted With Anatomically Correct Child Sex Doll Nabbed For Kid Porn: Sheriff A Clifton resident who was once busted with what authorities said was an anatomically correct child sex doll was caught collecting porn videos featuring victims from four to 12 years old, authorities charged. Miguel A. Guevara, 32, who works as a supervisor for a package delivery company in Secaucus, has been on lifetime parole the past four years, Acting Passaic County Sheriff Gary Giardina said. He showed up again on investigators' radar about five months ago, Giardina said. That's when members of the sheriff's Internet Crime Against Children Task Force "found [that] sever…
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…
‘KITTY FLIPPERS’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson ‘KITTY FLIPPERS’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson
Kitty Flippers’: $500,000 Worth Of Dangerous Ecstasy/Ketamine Mix Seized In Hudson More than five kilos of a highly dangerous – and potentially fatal – drug mixture was seized and three men arrested in North Bergen in a joint operation of local and federal authorities. A handgun and $100,000 in drug cash were recovered along with the nearly 12 pounds of Ecstasy and Ketamine, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Members of Suarez’s Narcotics Task Force teamed up with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Newark and the federal Postal Inspection Service to make the case, the prosecutor said on Monday, Feb. 26. Arrested in the area of 91st Street and Bergenwood Aven…
Secaucus Ice Cream Shop Owner In Grave Condition Sees Community Support Secaucus Ice Cream Shop Owner In Grave Condition Sees Community Support
Secaucus Ice Cream Shop Owner In Grave Condition Sees Community Support Mike Flaherty, who has run Mike's Ice Cream in Secaucus for more than 40 years, is facing a grave prognosis after battling diabetes. Flaherty has been in and out of the hospital since last summer, due to medical complications from the diabetes. His health is declining quickly, Amaya Ocasio, who organized a fundraiser along with other employees from Mike's Ice Cream, said.  Hi everyone. As many know, Mike has been in and out of the hospital for months now. He is continuing to fight, but the... Posted by Mike's Ice Cream on Monday, February 19, 2024 The fundraiser, whi…
Bogus Call Of Gunman Holding Victims Leads Police To Pair Of Fugitives At Secaucus Hotel Bogus Call Of Gunman Holding Victims Leads Police To Pair Of Fugitives At Secaucus Hotel
Bogus Call Of Gunman Holding Victims Leads Police To Pair Of Fugitives At Secaucus Hotel What turned out to be a bogus call of a man barricaded in a Secaucus hotel led police to two Passaic County repeat offenders who were both wanted on warrants, authorities said. Officers who responded to the Extended Stay America on Meadowland Parkway didn’t find a man with a gun who was not allowing others in a hotel room to leave, as the caller had claimed, Police Chief Dennis Miller said. What they did find were outstanding warrants for Zaire Jacobs, a 26-year-old ex-con with multiple probation violations out of Paterson, and Miguel Pacheco, 41, of Hawthorne, who was wanted in DeKalb…
Two Teenage Thieves Busted After Pursuit Ends In Crash: Secaucus PD Two Teenage Thieves Busted After Pursuit Ends In Crash: Secaucus PD
Two Teenage Thieves Busted After Pursuit Ends In Crash: Secaucus PD Two Bergen County teenagers were arrested after engaging in a pursuit with Secaucus police that ended with one of them being struck by a vehicle following a crash on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7, authorities said. At 10:37 a.m., Secaucus police responded to a report that two men in ski masks were committing thefts from residences in the north end of the town, Police Chief Dennis Miller said. A police officer heard a loud roar and saw the suspects' 2005 black Honda Accord driving at excessively high rates of speed and driving the wrong way toward Route 3 West, Miller said. The car struck…
Police ID 7 People Arrested For Armed Robberies Following Pursuit: Newark PD Police ID 7 People Arrested For Armed Robberies Following Pursuit: Newark PD
Police ID 7 People Arrested For Armed Robberies Following Pursuit: Newark PD Seven people, three adults and four juveniles were arrested after committing two robberies and engaging police in a pursuit on Route 78 on Sunday, Feb. 3, authorities said.  At 8 a.m. police in Newark responded to Clifton Avenue and Treadwell Street after a woman was robbed at gunpoint by a group of Black men wearing dark clothing and ski masks, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said.  The suspects fled in a gray 2019 Hyundai Sonata that been stolen out of the city earlier that day, Fragé said. Twenty minutes later, a group of Black men riding in the car&nbs…
Repeat Offender Caught Shoplifting Assaults Store Employee, Breaks Glass Door: Lyndhurst PD Repeat Offender Caught Shoplifting Assaults Store Employee, Breaks Glass Door: Lyndhurst PD
Repeat Offender Caught Shoplifting Assaults Store Employee, Breaks Glass Door: Lyndhurst PD  A 22-year-old Secaucus man who was already known to Lyndhurst police was nabbed following what began as a shoplifting and turned into a robbery, authorities said. Daniel Soto punched and then spit on an employee of a Riverside Avenue store who confronted him on Sunday, Jan. 21, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Soto then fled the store, grabbed a rock and threw it through the store's glass door, the lieutenant said. Thanks to a description obtained by Officer Michael Carrino, Soto was seized by Lt. Richard Holicki and Officer Anthony Morreale a short time later, he said. Soto -- wh…
Still Here: Tommy DeVito Stops By Cedar Grove Salon Still Here: Tommy DeVito Stops By Cedar Grove Salon
Still Here: Tommy DeVito Stops By Cedar Grove Salon With no playoff games to prepare for, New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito is making the rounds of North Jersey. DeVito, a Don Bosco graduate, who lives with his parents in Cedar Grove, appeared at Natoli's Italian Deli in Secaucus, the restaurant shared on Facebook on Friday, Jan. 19.  The Big Blue signal caller also recently got his haircut at YK Salon in Cedar Grove, the salon revealed on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by YK Salon Cedar Grove ✨ (@yksaloncg) Despite his losing starting quarterback gig to…
Baby Boy Rushed To Hospital After Eating Cannabis Gummy At Hotel Off Route 3 Baby Boy Rushed To Hospital After Eating Cannabis Gummy At Hotel Off Route 3
Baby Boy Rushed To Hospital After Eating Cannabis Gummy At Hotel Off Route 3 A 1-year-old child was reported to be alert and responsive after eating a cannabis gummy at a hotel just off Route 3 where authorities said his teen mother and her adult boyfriend were staying. Secaucus police were called after the infant apparently lost consciousness at the Extended Stay America on Meadowlands Parkway around mid-morning on Thursday, Jan. 18, responders said. The infant was rushed to nearby Hudson Regional Hospital before being transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. The child's 17-year-old mother was detained and issu…
Gunman Gets 8 Years, No Parole, For $35,000 Secaucus Bank Robbery Gunman Gets 8 Years, No Parole, For $35,000 Secaucus Bank Robbery
Gunman Gets 8 Years, No Parole, For $35,000 Secaucus Bank Robbery An out-of-state man who admitted robbing a bank in Secaucus of $35,000 in cash at gunpoint was sentenced to nearly eight years in federal prison, authorities said. Jose Luis Martinez, 33, of Iowa, must serve all of the plea-bargained 94-month sentence because there's no parole in the federal prison system. Martinez was wearing glasses, an Everlast hoodie and two wool caps when he entered the Bank of America branch on Park Plaza Drive on Jan. 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. He pointed a long-barreled gun at a teller and said he'd “shoot her and other customer…
WINNER! Hudson County Lotto Player Hits $100K Jackpot WINNER! Hudson County Lotto Player Hits $100K Jackpot
Winner! Hudson County Lotto Player Hits $100K Jackpot A lottery ticket sold in Hudson County hit the jackpot on Sunday, Jan. 14. The ticket matched all five numbers in Sunday's Jersey Cash 5 drawing, winning $100,000. The ticket was sold at Gro Mart in Secaucus. The winning numbers were: 6, 16, 20, 21 and 25 and the XTRA number was: 03. 
HARDCORE AT 21: Paterson Ex-Con Charged In Separate Shootings After Prison Release HARDCORE AT 21: Paterson Ex-Con Charged In Separate Shootings After Prison Release
Hardcore AT 21: Paterson Ex-Con Charged In Separate Shootings After Prison Release A 21-year-old ex-con from Paterson who’s already spent three years behind bars had been free all of four months when he shot someone, then shot someone else while police searched for him this week, authorities charged. A SWAT team led a raid that ended a brief standoff at an Essex Street apartment in Paterson with Memphis Morales on Friday, Jan. 12, they said. Morales was previously convicted of a 2020 shooting and was incarcerated for three years before being released from New Jersey State Prison last May. Three months later, Morales shot a 34-year-old Secaucus man during a Sept. 17 robbe…
Somewhere In The Swamps Of East Rutherford: Garfield Vehicle Thief Crashes, Bails Somewhere In The Swamps Of East Rutherford: Garfield Vehicle Thief Crashes, Bails
Somewhere In The Swamps Of East Rutherford: Garfield Vehicle Thief Crashes, Bails The driver of a vehicle stolen out of Garfield crashed the car on an East Rutherford service road, bailed out and vanished into the swamps after being chased by the owner, authorities said. No injuries were reported. East Rutherford police had help establishing a perimeter after the thief was last seen near the Hilton off the eastbound Route 3 service road around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. Among those responding were fellow officers from Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Secaucus and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, as well as New Jersey State Police. A sheriff's K-9 …
Unresponsive Man At New Jersey LA Fitness Revived By Officers, Bystander: Police Unresponsive Man At New Jersey LA Fitness Revived By Officers, Bystander: Police
Unresponsive Man At New Jersey LA Fitness Revived By Officers, Bystander: Police A quick-thinking bystander and three Secaucus police officers helped save a life at LA Fitness on Saturday, Dec. 16, police said. At 10:03 a.m., police responded to LA Fitness at 485 Harmon Meadow Boulevard on a report of an unresponsive male, who was not breathing, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said.  Juan Germosen, a bystander, began performing CPR, Miller said. Police officer Christopher Boyko took over CPR and was assisted by officer Jonathan Padron, Miller said. While performing CPR, officer Justin Pardo utilized a defibrillator and administered two shocks to the man, and a…
Blazing Out-Of-State Trespasser Ignites Trailer Fire Near Meadowlands: Carlstadt PD Blazing Out-Of-State Trespasser Ignites Trailer Fire Near Meadowlands: Carlstadt PD
Blazing Out-Of-State Trespasser Ignites Trailer Fire Near Meadowlands: Carlstadt PD An out-of-state man ignited a fire while smoking pot in a trailer off Route 120 in Carlstadt, authorities said. Detective Sgt. Mark Wong was headed north on the highway when he saw smoke coming from the roof of the trailer on the Home Improvement Team property less than a mile north of the Meadowlands shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22. The sergeant also saw a man tipping away wearing a backpack and holding some belongings in his hands, Police Chief Thomas Cox said. Officer Matthew Bartlett assisted Wong in detaining Joe Jacob Perez of Lowell, Massachusetts, while firefighters doused t…
Miracle On The Turnpike: Passing Bergen Fire Veterans Rescue Young Child Having Seizure Miracle On The Turnpike: Passing Bergen Fire Veterans Rescue Young Child Having Seizure
Miracle On The Turnpike: Passing Bergen Fire Veterans Rescue Young Child Having Seizure HEROES: A seizure suffered by an epileptic child on a jammed New Jersey Turnpike had her stranded mom praying for a pre-Christmas miracle. Sure enough, she got one. Vanessa Senquis of Bayonne was taking her 4-year-old daughter Leilani to Hackensack University Medical Center after she’d fallen down some steps and cut her forehead. The unconscious child was in serious peril during the medical episode as her terrified mother shouted to a 911 dispatcher: “I need help! I need help!” Seemingly out of nowhere, Hasbrouck Heights Fire Chief Michael Greco was next to her in his chief’s truck. S…
WINNER! Hudson County Lotto Player Nets $30K WINNER! Hudson County Lotto Player Nets $30K
Winner! Hudson County Lotto Player Nets $30K It was a Friday to remember for a lottery player in Secaucus.  A Mega Millions ticket sold at a Sunoco in the township matched four of the five numbers along with the gold mega ball earning the winner $30,000 in the drawing held on Friday, Dec. 8. The winning numbers were 21, 26, 53, 66, 70 and the Mega Ball was 13.
NJ Cell Tower Picked Up On Dispatcher Uploading Child Porn: Police NJ Cell Tower Picked Up On Dispatcher Uploading Child Porn: Police
NJ Cell Tower Picked Up On Dispatcher Uploading Child Porn: Police A police dispatcher in Hudson County was arrested on child porn charges, authorities said. An investigation into Jason De. Lewis, 39, who is a dispatcher and for the Harrison Police Department, began in October 2023, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. Secaucus police had gotten a tip that a file depicting child sexual abuse material was viewed/uploaded to an account that was logged into an IP address, which hit off of a cellular tower within Secaucus, Miller said.  The investigation spearheaded by Detective Kristen Bronowich revealed that Lewis owned the file, the chief sa…
Too Drunk MetLife Fan Punches Nurse After Being Taken To Hospital During Giants Game: Police Too Drunk MetLife Fan Punches Nurse After Being Taken To Hospital During Giants Game: Police
Too Drunk MetLife Fan Punches Nurse After Being Taken To Hospital During Giants Game: Police A 54-year-old Kinnelon resident was arrested for punching a nurse after he was taken to a hospital during the Giants game on Sunday, Nov. 26, police said. Todd Lent, clearly not thrilled at having to watch the 2-8 New England Patriots face the 3-8 New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, had to be taken to Hudson Regional Hospital because he was so intoxicated, Secaucus police said. Lent didn't even make it to halftime before he had to leave the game.  While a nurse was attempting to treat him in the emergency room, Lent punched her on the left side of her face with a clo…
Newark Resident Arrested For Prostitution In Secaucus: Police Newark Resident Arrested For Prostitution In Secaucus: Police
Newark Resident Arrested For Prostitution In Secaucus: Police As part of an effort to combat vice-related crimes, eight  people were arrested in Secaucus on Friday, Nov. 17 as part of a prostitution sting, authorities said. At 6:55 p.m., police arrested Johanny Ledesma, a 45-year-old resident of the Bronx for engaging in prostitution, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. Less than an hour later, Simone Deoliveiraavila, a 36-year-old Newark was arrested for engaging and promoting prostitution, Miller said. At 8:41 p.m., police arrested Estefanie Martinez, a 31-year-old Paterson resident, Bladmir Encarcioncruz, a 26-year-old Paterson resi…