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HEROES: Police Rescue Englewood Cliffs Stabbing Victim With Tourniquet HEROES: Police Rescue Englewood Cliffs Stabbing Victim With Tourniquet
Heroes: Police Rescue Englewood Cliffs Stabbing Victim With Tourniquet Englewood Cliffs police saved the life of a stabbing victim on Route 9W by applying a tourniquet, responders said. Witnesses said someone drove up and stabbed the 30-year-old victim in the area of the bus stop at Sage Road, just north of CNBC headquarters, shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. The victim was rushed via ambulance to the trauma unit at Hackensack University Medical Center and later released  Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said in a brief statement the next day that his detectives were conducting an investigation into "the incident and the identification of the…
Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says
Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says UPDATE: A man wanted for questioning in a New York City shooting pulled out a gun in the lobby of a Woodbridge hotel and was killed in a shootout with police, authorities said. A Woodbridge police officer and a New York City homicide detective were wounded in the exchange, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. The township officer was shot in the back and the city detective in the foot, the NYPD said. Both have already been released from the hospital following treatment, the attorney general said on Friday, June 14. Karl Gregory, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene of the ea…
Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says
Homicide Suspect Killed By Police Officers At NJ Hotel, AG Says Two police officers are recovering from injuries after being shot overnight at a hotel in Woodbridge while attempting to track down a homicide suspect. The suspect was shot and killed at the scene, according to New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin. The two injured officers were from the Woodbridge Police Department and New York City Police Department, Platkin said. More details from the incident were expected to be released later on Thursday, June 13. "This incident is another reminder that our law enforcement officers risk their lives daily to keep our communities safe," Platki…
GOTCHA! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD GOTCHA! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD
Gotcha! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD He showed the bank teller a driver's license with his photo on it. The name on the DL matched that on a $3,400 check he was trying to cash. But something didn't smell quite right. Lyndhurst police who responded to a call from the bank arrested Russel Fastnacht, 52, of Newark moments later. Officer Michael D’Alessandro was joined at the Citizen's Bank on Ridge Road by Detectives Tom McSweeney and Steve Batista shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. "They were advised at that time that the suspect had fled the bank after being challenged by a bank…
GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40 GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40
GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 40-year-old career burglar wanted for an ongoing series of break-ins and attempts was captured by Teaneck police with help from a concerned citizen, authorities announced. Aley Beretay ordinarily was on a bicycle when he gave law enforcers the slip a number of times the past week or so. Then, around 9 p.m. Monday, June 10, a township resident walked into headquarters and said she'd just seen a man fitting his description riding a bike along Teaneck Road near Elizabeth Avenue, Police Chief Andrew McGurr said. Detectives who already were working undercover in the area were alerted,…
Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School
Video Shows Mom 4X Legal Limit Picking Up Child From Bergen County School Newly-released bodycam footage shows the arrest of a Bergen County mother who showed up more than four times the legal limit to pick up her son from school. The video shared by DriveThruTours shows the DUI investigation and subsequent arrest of Mayowa Kubikisha, 28, outside of Memorial Elementary School on Thursday, May 9, as first reported by Daily Voice. Montvale PD bodycam footage via DriveThruTours Officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests and found 40 airplane bottles of vodka, a bottle of EJ rum, a tall white can of beer, and a green bottle of beer — all open containe…
Fleeing Suspected Car Thief 19, Plunges To Death At George Washington Bridge Fleeing Suspected Car Thief 19, Plunges To Death At George Washington Bridge
Fleeing Suspected Car Thief 19, Plunges To Death At George Washington Bridge A teenage suspected car thief fleeing police plunged to his death at the George Washington Bridge before dawn Sunday, authorities said. The 19-year-old driver fled from a traffic stop by officers from the NYPD's 52nd Precinct in the Bronx shortly before 1:30 a.m. June 9, they said. The vehicle apparently gave out, at which point the driver bailed and bolted. He was running along the Henry Hudson Parkway toward the southbound upper level of the GWB when he apparently fell through a gap in the elevated parkway and landed on Riverside Drive, the NYPD said. EMS rushed the teen to NYC Health H…
Video Shows New Brunswick Council President 3X Over Legal Limit After Wrecking SUV Video Shows New Brunswick Council President 3X Over Legal Limit After Wrecking SUV
Video Shows New Brunswick Council President 3X Over Legal Limit After Wrecking SUV Brand-new bodycam footage of the investigation into New Brunswick's former City Council president directly after she drunkenly wrecked her luxury SUV several hundred feet from home. Officer Taylor Tiongson-Cradic found Suzanne Sicora-Ludwig at the Edgebrook Road crash scene around 11:40 p.m. Friday, March 8, where her Range Rover had struck a tree, according to a police report shared to the city's website.  Bodycam footage shared in a 1-hour and 30-minute video by DriveThruTours shows Sicora-Ludwig's 2014 Range Rover up against a tree, with airbag deployment. Accord…
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…
NABBED: Second Teen Wanted For Paterson Murder From Last Fall Captured In Pennsy NABBED: Second Teen Wanted For Paterson Murder From Last Fall Captured In Pennsy
Nabbed: Second Teen Wanted For Paterson Murder From Last Fall Captured In Pennsy 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 19-year-old fugitive wanted for killing a 23-year-old Morris County man and wounding two others in a hail of gunfire in Paterson last fall was captured in Pennsylvania, authorities announced on Thursday. The arrest of Brayan Caraballo follows the seizure of a 16-year-old boy three weeks after the Oct. 3 broad-daylight ambush at the corner of Broadway and Rosa Parks Boulevard. Jerrell Wright was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center shortly after the 3:47 p.m. shooting, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge…
SEE ANYTHING? Pedestrian, 28, Critically Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver In Guttenberg SEE ANYTHING? Pedestrian, 28, Critically Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver In Guttenberg
SEE Anything? Pedestrian, 28, Critically Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver In Guttenberg It's one of the busiest intersections in the area, but no one apparently saw a 28-year-old pedestrian struck and critically injured over the weekend by a hit-and-run driver in Guttenberg. Now authorities are seeking help from the public. The victim remained stable at Jersey City Medical Center with life-threatening injuries following the crash at the corner of Park Avenue and 70th Street shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said on Monday. The prosecutor didn't share any type of description or direction of travel of the vehicle. She did ask tha…
Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD
Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD A repeat offender heartlessly punched a disabled man on a Ridgefield Park street and took the 75 cents he'd been carrying for bus fare, authorities said. Joshua Bendewald, 30, approached the victim near the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue and “asked him how much money he had” around 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Ridgefield Park Police Lt. Justin Tress said. The 64-year-old victim said he had only the 75-cent bus fare he held in his hand, which the robber took, the lieutenant said. When the victim said he didn’t have any more, Tress said, Bendewald punched him in the face, knocking the m…
Attorney General, Wildwood Police At Odds Over Memorial Day Weekend Preparedness Attorney General, Wildwood Police At Odds Over Memorial Day Weekend Preparedness
Attorney General, Wildwood Police At Odds Over Memorial Day Weekend Preparedness The New Jersey Attorney General and Wildwood Police Department appear to be at odds over emergency preparedness following a chaotic Memorial Day Weekend. In a statement released on Saturday, June 1, the Wildwood Police Department said NJ Attorney General Matthew Platkin blamed the police department for the series of incidents that unfolded Memorial Day Weekend, in which rowdy teens prompted the closing of area boardwalks, according to various media outlets including NBC10 and the Press of Atlantic City. Platkin alleged that Wildwood had insufficient police staffing on its "world-famous…
Member Of 'Hit List' Burglary Crew That Targeted Asian Homeowners In NJ, NY, PA Sentenced Member Of 'Hit List' Burglary Crew That Targeted Asian Homeowners In NJ, NY, PA Sentenced
Member Of 'Hit List' Burglary Crew That Targeted Asian Homeowners In NJ, NY, PA Sentenced 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A member of a burglary ring that specifically targeted Asian-American small business owners in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware was sentenced to a plea-bargained 33 months in federal prison. James Hurt, 48, of New York, and other members of the second-story crew worked from what the FBI called a hit list of dozens of homes in the four states based on “stereotype and opportunity" from Dec. 2, 2016, to March 20, 2019. The burglars often got into homes through unsecured upper-floor windows before seeking out cash, jewelry and guns, the FBI said In one instance, th…
Chainsaw-Wielding Man Shot By Police In Keansburg Chainsaw-Wielding Man Shot By Police In Keansburg
Chainsaw-Wielding Man Shot By Police In Keansburg A man wielding a chainsaw was shot and critically wounded by police sent to his Keansburg home on a welfare check, authorities said. Borough officers who went to the Seabreeze Way home shortly after 1 p.m. on Memorial Day "encountered an adult male civilian who possessed numerous weapons and a running chainsaw," New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. "As the male approached officers with the running chainsaw, one officer deployed a [Taser] and another officer fired his service weapon, striking the individual," the attorney general said. on Friday, May 31. Unconfirmed reports wer…
Former Newark Officer Sentenced To State Prison In Shooting Death During Pursuit Former Newark Officer Sentenced To State Prison In Shooting Death During Pursuit
Former Newark Officer Sentenced To State Prison In Shooting Death During Pursuit A former Newark police officer who shot and killed a driver during a pursuit and critically injured his passenger was sentenced to 27 years in New Jersey State Prison. Jovanny Crespo, 30, must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he's eligible for parole. Essex County Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin Jr. imposed the sentence under the No Early Release Act. Crespo was convicted in July 2023 on six counts of first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of 46-year-old Gregory Griffin, and second-degree aggravated assault for critically wounding Griffin's passenger, Andrew Dixon, 3…
UPDATE: State Authorities Probe Police Vehicle Crash In Sussex County That Killed Woman, 19 UPDATE: State Authorities Probe Police Vehicle Crash In Sussex County That Killed Woman, 19
Update: State Authorities Probe Police Vehicle Crash In Sussex County That Killed Woman, 19 State authorities are investigating a police-involved Memorial Day crash in Sussex County that killed a 19-year-old passenger in a private vehicle. The on-duty officer's car T-boned the civilian vehicle outside the ShopRite of Franklin shopping center on Route 23 at Walsh Road, according to witnesses, shortly after 10:30 a.m. May 27. Deanna D’Arco was rushed to Morristown Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.  Her organs were donated through the New Jersey Sharing Network. ****** GoFundMe verified a fundraiser to help support D'Arco's family cov…
STICKY FINGERS: Serial Shoplifter, Others Nabbed In Lyndhurst STICKY FINGERS: Serial Shoplifter, Others Nabbed In Lyndhurst
Sticky Fingers: Serial Shoplifter, Others Nabbed In Lyndhurst A serial shoplifter was among a number of people seized by Lyndhurst police while trying to get away with five-finger discounts. Roger Pencile, 33, of Newark was in a Valley Brook Avenue store when Sgt. Richard Jasinski and Officers Glenn Flora and Robert Litterio, showed up late Saturday morning, May 25, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Pencile -- who was wanted for three other shoplifting in Lyndhurst -- dropped two large bags full of stolen merchandise and was headed toward the door when they grabbed him, the lieutenant said. He remained held Thursday in the Bergen County Jail on…
Deputy Marshals Justified Shooting Machete-Wielding Murder Fugitive In Jersey City: Grand Jury Deputy Marshals Justified Shooting Machete-Wielding Murder Fugitive In Jersey City: Grand Jury
Deputy Marshals Justified Shooting Machete-Wielding Murder Fugitive In Jersey City: Grand Jury 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Two deputy U.S. Marshals were justified in shooting a fugitive murderer from Florida who came at them with a hatchet when they tracked him down in Jersey City, a New Jersey grand jury has ruled. Esteban DeJesus, Jr., 56, of Orlando was wanted for shooting and killing his 67-year-old next-door neighbor and wounding her husband the day before the deputy marshals found him. New Jersey law requires a grand jury review of all deaths that occur during or after encounters with law enforcement. State investigators had a clear-cut case involving DeJesus, who police in Orlando said attacked …
Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces
Oakland Man, 55, Charged With Threatening To Shoot Police, Prosecutor Announces A 55-year-old Oakland man was charged with threatening to shoot police, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on Friday, May 24. Todd Gentile was responsible for “an emerging pattern of social media posts threatening to shoot law enforcement officers,” the prosecutor said. Gentile had been in the Bergen County Jail following a similar arrest for making terroristic threats earlier this month, records show. He remained held Friday pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.   
Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet Maywood Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic (UPDATE) Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet Maywood Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic (UPDATE)
Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet Maywood Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic (Update) A violent ex-con fugitive who was holed up in his girlfriend's home on a quiet Maywood street surrendered Wednesday morning after U.S. Marshals showed up with a Bergen County Regional SWAT team. It took a bit of time -- and some cleverness -- to finally capture Duron Smith, 45, who was wanted for dragging a police officer with his car near his Harrisburg, PA, home during a drug bust earlier this year. U.S. Marshals went to Smith's girlfriend's house in the 200 block of Prospect Avenue armed with a warrant around 7 a.m. May 22, Maywood Police Chief Terence Kenny…
SWAT Standoff Ends With Violent Fugitive In Custody, Attic Fire In Maywood SWAT Standoff Ends With Violent Fugitive In Custody, Attic Fire In Maywood
SWAT Standoff Ends With Violent Fugitive In Custody, Attic Fire In Maywood The Bergen County SWAT team was called to a quiet neighborhood in Maywood on Wednesday morning, May 22. Police vehicles from multiple jurisdictions lined the neighborhood as the team converged on a Prospect Avenue home around 8 a.m.  UPDATE: Violent Ex-Con Fugitive Captured In Quiet Maywood Neighborhood Thanks To Clever Tactic  One person taken into custody at approximately 8:40 a.m., sources with direct knowledge of the incident tell Daily Voice.  The suspect started a fire in the attic of the home, bringing firefighters to the scene just after his arrest, sources tel…
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any suspects in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening.  Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
Millburn Police Officer Luke Lyons ID'd As Victim Of Route 15 Crash (UPDATE) Millburn Police Officer Luke Lyons ID'd As Victim Of Route 15 Crash (UPDATE)
Millburn Police Officer Luke Lyons ID'd As Victim Of Route 15 Crash (Update) Luke Lyons, an officer in the Millburn Police Department, has been identified as the victim of a crash on Route 15 in Morris County on Sunday, May 19, authorities confirmed. Lyons, 31, was in a four-door 2006 Honda Civic when he crashed on the southbound side of the roadway near mile post 3.5 around 1:25 a.m., Jefferson Township Police Capt. Robert Bush said. Our hearts go out to Millburn Police Officer Luke Lyons' family and friends. His sudden passing in a motor vehicle crash... Posted by NJ State PBA on Monday, May 20, 2024 A former marine and cancer survivor, Lyons wa…
NJ State Trooper Who Died During Training Leaves Behind Wife, Daughter (SERVICE DETAILS) NJ State Trooper Who Died During Training Leaves Behind Wife, Daughter (SERVICE DETAILS)
NJ State Trooper Who Died During Training Leaves Behind Wife, Daughter (Service Details) Arrangements have been finalized for New Jersey State Police Trooper II Marcellus E. Bethea, who died during training last week. Bethea, 33, had been training to join the TEAMS Unit, an emergency response unit "prepared to handle extra ordinary police emergencies," the NJSP website says. He died on Sunday, May 5. Gov. Phil Murphy said he died at headquarters in Ewing. It was not immediately clear how. According to his obituary, Bethea was born in Edison and grew up in Columbus, having graduated from Northern Burlington Regional High School in 2009 and Rowan Un…
Man Taken Into Custody In 'Active Distress'In Brick Township Dies At Hospital: AG Man Taken Into Custody In 'Active Distress'In Brick Township Dies At Hospital: AG
Man Taken Into Custody In 'Active Distress'In Brick Township Dies At Hospital: AG A man who police in Brick found "in a state of active distress" died at Ocean University Medical Center nearly 90 minutes later, authorities said. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin’s office is reviewing the incident because state law and his own guidelines require him to investigate any death that follows an encounter with law enforcement. Preliminarily, Platkin said, it appears Brick Township officers handcuffed the man after finding him in the street in the area of Wisteria Drive and Vermont Drive, then brought him to a grassy area nearby and summoned EMS, shortly before 4:…
Sudden Death Of Passaic Police Officer, Mayor's Nephew Brian Lora Stuns Community Sudden Death Of Passaic Police Officer, Mayor's Nephew Brian Lora Stuns Community
Sudden Death Of Passaic Police Officer, Mayor's Nephew Brian Lora Stuns Community The sudden death of a 29-year-old Passaic police officer has spread shock and sadness through multiple communities. Brian Lora, a Passaic police officer and Belleville resident, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 29, his department said. "Officer Lora's tenure was marked by unwavering loyalty, exemplary work ethic, fearless commitment to duty, and steadfast adherence to the highest principles of law enforcement," the Passaic Police Department said. "The entire community mourns the loss of Officer Brian Lora, a true exemplar of duty and service." Lora served in the School Resource Division …
Scooter Driver Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer Identified: State AG Scooter Driver Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer Identified: State AG
Scooter Driver Killed In Jersey Shore Crash Involving Police Officer Identified: State AG New Jersey's Attorney General has identified the scooter driver killed in a Monmouth County crash and the police officer involved in the wreck. Guyvenson Innocent, 35, of Beachwood, died in the crash on Monday, Apr. 15, the state Attorney General's office said in a news release on Wednesday, May 1. The crash happened on Route 35 South near Sunset Avenue in Ocean Township at around 9:08 p.m. Investigators said Ocean Township police officer Ryan Deceglie was on duty when his marked vehicle and "multiple civilian vehicles" crashed. Officer Deceglie and the other drivers in the c…
Bomb Threat Clears North Bergen Walmart, Proves Bogus Bomb Threat Clears North Bergen Walmart, Proves Bogus
Bomb Threat Clears North Bergen Walmart, Proves Bogus The Walmart store in North Bergen was evacuated due to a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax on Wednesday, May 1, police tell Daily Voice. Two calls to the 2100 88th Street store were placed at approximately 1:45 p.m., saying that bombs were placed inside and "figure out how to disarm them," North Bergen Police Capt. Jorge Raposo tells Daily Voice. Bomb threat clears North Bergen Walmart. Special to Daily Voice Bomb threat clears North Bergen Walmart. Special to Daily Voice A sweep of the store turned up negative for explosive or suspicious devices at 2:55 p.m., Raposo sai…
UPDATE: Quartet Flees Following Botched Maywood Jewelry Store Robbery UPDATE: Quartet Flees Following Botched Maywood Jewelry Store Robbery
Update: Quartet Flees Following Botched Maywood Jewelry Store Robbery Authorities are investigating the failed robbery of a Maywood jewelry store. The female owner and a male customer were in Diamond Fantasy on West Pleasant Avenue when two gunmen entered around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, authorities said. Two others outside apparently acted as lookouts, they said. All left empty-handed, although at the moment it's unclear why.  No one was injured and no arrests had been made as of early Wednesday. Police recovered a moped, detained and interviewed potential suspects and collected statements and video from in and around the scene. A local resident…
Morris County Man, 66, Stabbed While Reading Book At Port Authority Bus Terminal: Police Morris County Man, 66, Stabbed While Reading Book At Port Authority Bus Terminal: Police
Morris County Man, 66, Stabbed While Reading Book At Port Authority Bus Terminal: Police A 66-year-old Morris County man was stabbed at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan on Monday, April 22, authorities said. Michael McCloskey, 42, of California, was taken into custody by Port Authority police officers who heard the victim's screams at the north subway mezzanine level of the terminal just before 5:45 a.m., Port Authority Police of New York and New Jersey, and its PBA said. The attacker dropped the knife after being confronted at gunpoint by police, the PBA said. The victim was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and the incident is under inve…