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VIDEO: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB VIDEO: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB
Video: NJ Troopers Nab Fleeing Suspects After 'Demolition Derby' Crashes Near GWB 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A driver and passenger involved in a New Jersey State Police pursuit that ended in what one motorist called a "demolition derby" on the NJ Turnpike approach to the George Washington Bridge last week were both juveniles, authorities announced on Monday, Feb. 12. Video shot by motorists showed the driver desperately trying to escape undercover detectives by ramming several police and commuter vehicles with a Range Rover during the morning rush last Wednesday, Feb. 7. The pair were eventually taken into custody, said New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin. The attorney general di…
Feds: NY Man Who Shook Down Jersey Shore Dad For $200G Gets 20 Years, No Parole Feds: NY Man Who Shook Down Jersey Shore Dad For $200G Gets 20 Years, No Parole
Feds: NY Man Who Shook Down Jersey Shore Dad For $200G Gets 20 Years, No Parole UPDATE: A man who admitted trying to strong-arm a Jersey Shore resident into giving him and his accomplices $200,000 must spend the next decade in federal prison. Francis A. Garzon, 35, of Brooklyn, must serve the entire plea-bargained 121-month sentence because there's no parole in the federal prison system. Garzon and Endrit Kllogjeri, 28, were undone by an undercover detective posing as the Monmouth County victim. Garzon took a deal from the government, pleading guilty last July to conspiracy and extortion rather than risk the potential consequences of a trial conviction. Kllogjeri, me…
Summer Shootings In Paterson Plummet Amid NJ Police Takeover Summer Shootings In Paterson Plummet Amid NJ Police Takeover
Summer Shootings In Paterson Plummet Amid NJ Police Takeover Facts don't lie. Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin promised a reduction in crime in Paterson following the second-ever state takeover of a local police department in New Jersey's history. So far, he's delivering. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day -- a time when America's cities ordinarily suffer the most violence -- shootings in the Silk City plummeted by 41.2% compared with the same period last year, state officials reported. In that time, Paterson has also had the fewest summer shooting victims in five years, they said. Reported robberies decreased by nearly 38%. Aggravated assault…
'Jesus Made Me Do It': NJ Driver Who Plowed Into Midtown Pedestrians Heard Voices, Mom Says 'Jesus Made Me Do It': NJ Driver Who Plowed Into Midtown Pedestrians Heard Voices, Mom Says
'Jesus Made Me Do It': NJ Driver Who Plowed Into Midtown Pedestrians Heard Voices, Mom Says A New Jersey woman who was charged with multiple counts of attempted murder for mowing down seven pedestrians in midtown Manhattan and then taking off allegedly told city police that "Jesus made me do it." Imani Lucas, 29, was wearing a "Good Vibes" t-shirt and handcuffs during a perp walk from the NYPD's Midtown South stationhouse on West 35th Street near Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Aug. 22. A judge later ordered that Lucas remain held as the case against her proceeds. Lucas is charged with seven counts each of attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a…
NY Dealer Gets 11 Years, No Parole, For Moving Fentanyl, Meth, Coke By The Pound Into NJ NY Dealer Gets 11 Years, No Parole, For Moving Fentanyl, Meth, Coke By The Pound Into NJ
NY Dealer Gets 11 Years, No Parole, For Moving Fentanyl, Meth, Coke By The Pound Into NJ A dealer who admitted flooding four North Jersey counties with massive quantities of fentanyl, meth and coke is headed to federal prison for more than a decade. Juan Carlos Merced Moreno, 45, of Manhattan must serve out just about all of his plea-bargained 11-year sentence because there's no parole in the federal prison system. Moreno and his partners operated a fentanyl mill in Washington Heights that supplied traffickers in New Jersey with at least 25,000 pills that were distributed throughout the Garden State, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. Authorities disco…
GOTCHA! Fairview Detectives Nab Habitual Criminal In Spree Of Smash-And-Grabs GOTCHA! Fairview Detectives Nab Habitual Criminal In Spree Of Smash-And-Grabs
Gotcha! Fairview Detectives Nab Habitual Criminal In Spree Of Smash-And-Grabs Fairview detectives cracked a string of smash-and-grab business burglaries after a local career criminal had a blowup with a woman over his drug use, authorities said. The phrase “known to police” was coined for offenders like Andrew Stanganelli, 32, who has a drug-related arrest record in both North Jersey and New York City that stretches back more than a decade. So it’s no surprise that he’d be on the list of usual suspects following last fall’s burglary spree. It began shortly after midnight Nov. 7 when an intruder forced open the front door of Romo Dry Cleaners on Fairview Avenue, sla…
HEROES: Police Talk Down Would-Be Jumper At GWB HEROES: Police Talk Down Would-Be Jumper At GWB
Heroes: Police Talk Down Would-Be Jumper At GWB A would-be jumper was talked down from atop a fence on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge early Tuesday, authorities said. Port Authority police responding to the northbound walkway on the Washington Heights side at 6 a.m. April 11 were joined by NYPD officers and New York City firefighters, authority spokesperson Lenis Valens said. The responders "engaged with the individual and safety resolved the situation," Valens said. The would-be jumper was perched atop a fence on the New York City side when responders arrived at daybreak Tuesday, April 11.Rich Tully The distraught …
NY Fugitive Wanted For Trashing GF's Bogota Apartment, Pulling Fire Alarm Caught, Brought To NJ NY Fugitive Wanted For Trashing GF's Bogota Apartment, Pulling Fire Alarm Caught, Brought To NJ
NY Fugitive Wanted For Trashing GF's Bogota Apartment, Pulling Fire Alarm Caught, Brought To NJ A Bronx resident who trashed his girlfriend's Bogota garden apartment and then pulled a fire alarm that emptied the complex was extradited to New Jersey to face charges, authorities said. That could be problematic, however. Officers called to the scene chased Erison J. Borbon, 28, as he sped away from the River Road apartment complex in a 2010 BMW late close to midnight on Dec. 4, 2022, Police Sgt. Geoffrey Cole said. The excessive speed convinced them to terminate the pursuit out of concerns for public safety, Cole said. Police charged Borbon with circulating a false report of impending …
GUILTY: Parolee Nabbed By Lyndhurst PD Convicted In NJ, NY Liquor, Convenience Store Holdups GUILTY: Parolee Nabbed By Lyndhurst PD Convicted In NJ, NY Liquor, Convenience Store Holdups
Guilty: Parolee Nabbed By Lyndhurst PD Convicted In NJ, NY Liquor, Convenience Store Holdups A Union County parolee who was nabbed by Lyndhurst police after a months-long armed robbery spree of liquor and convenience stores in two states -- including one in which he fired a handgun -- was convicted by federal jurors in Newark of all 10 counts against him. Vincent Chan-Guillen, 32, had just been paroled from state prison after serving three years for drug and weapons convictions when the holdups began in August 2018. He committed nine altogether over the next three months, four of them at liquor stores in New Jersey and five others at establishments in New York, the U.S. District Co…
Dealer Admits Role In Major Ring That Moved Fentanyl, Meth, Coke By The Pound Into NJ From NYC Dealer Admits Role In Major Ring That Moved Fentanyl, Meth, Coke By The Pound Into NJ From NYC
Dealer Admits Role In Major Ring That Moved Fentanyl, Meth, Coke By The Pound Into NJ From NYC One of three Manhattan men accused of flooding four North Jersey counties with massive quantities of fentanyl, meth and coke admitted his role in the organization, authorities said. Juan Carlos Merced Moreno, 45, and his partners operated a fentanyl mill in Washington Heights that supplied traffickers in New Jersey with at least 25,000 pills that were distributed throughout the Garden State, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. And that wasn't all. Authorities discovered the operation during what began as an investigation into the Hudson County crew, which flooded the str…
Bergen Restaurant Owner, 'Green Book' Actor ID'd As Victim Whose Body Was Found Dumped In Bronx Bergen Restaurant Owner, 'Green Book' Actor ID'd As Victim Whose Body Was Found Dumped In Bronx
Bergen Restaurant Owner, 'Green Book' Actor ID'd As Victim Whose Body Was Found Dumped In Bronx Bergen County actor and restaurant owner Frank Vallelonga Jr. was identified as the alleged overdose victim whose body was found dumped on a Bronx sidewalk earlier this week, authorities said. Vallelonga, 60, a longtime Paramus resident more recently of Franklin Lakes, lived in a long shadow cast by his late father, Frank Sr., an actor known for his recurring role on "The Sopranos" -- and whose nickname, "Tony Lip," gave his son's Italian pasta and pizza joint its name. According to Bronx court reports, a city man loaded the lifeless body into a vehicle owned by Vallelonga's younger brother…
Children 7, 4, And 3-Month-Old Believed Drowned By Mentally Ill Mom On Coney Island Children 7, 4, And 3-Month-Old Believed Drowned By Mentally Ill Mom On Coney Island
Children 7, 4, And 3-Month-Old Believed Drowned By Mentally Ill Mom On Coney Island A frantic search for three children whose mentally ill mother had taken them to the Coney Island boardwalk in the middle of the night ended when the kids were all found lifeless on the beach, the NYPD said. All three were later pronounced dead of apparent drownings, authorities said. Police had received an overnight 911 call on Monday, Sept. 12, from an aunt who was "concerned her family member may have harmed her three small children,” NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey said. Officers who responded to the 1:40 a.m. call found the Neptune Avenue apartment of 30-year-old Erin Merdy emp…
GOTCHA! Fugitive Eludes Police, Nabbed The Next Day By Alert Bogota Officer GOTCHA! Fugitive Eludes Police, Nabbed The Next Day By Alert Bogota Officer
Gotcha! Fugitive Eludes Police, Nabbed The Next Day By Alert Bogota Officer A fugitive who eluded Bogota police during what became an aborted pursuit walked right past another officer the next day and was promptly arrested, authorities said. It began around 1 a.m. Tuesday when a 2021 Mercedes E350 sped past Officer Matthew Luciano at more than 20 miles over the 30-mile-an-hour speed limit on West Main Street, Sgt. Geoffrey Cole said. Luciano tried to stop the sedan, but the driver hit the gas, steered around several other vehicles and blew a red light, Cole said. Given the potential danger – not to mention state Attorney General guidelines regarding pursuits – the…
Masked Gunmen Rob Man Of $65,000, Lead Police On Roundabout Route Through Bergen, Passaic To NY Masked Gunmen Rob Man Of $65,000, Lead Police On Roundabout Route Through Bergen, Passaic To NY
Masked Gunmen Rob Man Of $65,000, Lead Police On Roundabout Route Through Bergen, Passaic To NY Brazen bandits robbed a man at gunpoint on a Ridgefield Park street of a Rolex watch and a gold necklace -- worth a combined $65,000 -- before leading what became a relay-race police pursuit through nearly 20 North Jersey municipalities. The robbers first headed north through Teaneck, then into Englewood and Tenafly, following the holdup late Saturday, April 2, authorities said Monday. The fleeing bandits eventually made their way down Route 95 to westbound Route 3, up northbound Route 21 to eastbound Route 80 and then all the way from there to the George Washington Bridge before they got a…
NJ Teacher Re-sentenced For Deadly Shooting Of Angelina Jolie's Former Bodyguard NJ Teacher Re-sentenced For Deadly Shooting Of Angelina Jolie's Former Bodyguard
NJ Teacher Re-sentenced For Deadly Shooting Of Angelina Jolie's Former Bodyguard Virginia Vertetis, infamously known as a “lady killer,” was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison on Friday, according to a release by the Morris County police and court documents. Vertetis, 59, of Mount Olive, NJ, was first investigated following the murder of her boyfriend Patrick Gilhuley, as CBS News reported during her trial in 2018. Gilhuley, a retired New York Police Department officer and celebrity bodyguard for clients such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, was found dead at their home at 2 Apollo Way in Flanders on March 3, 2014 just before 10 p.m. Vertetis was cha…
FBI: Tipster Dimes Out Tambourine-Shaking Former NYPD Spokeswoman In Capitol Riot FBI: Tipster Dimes Out Tambourine-Shaking Former NYPD Spokeswoman In Capitol Riot
FBI: Tipster Dimes Out Tambourine-Shaking Former Nypd Spokeswoman In Capitol Riot A tambourine-shaking, arms-raising, former NYPD spokeswoman became the latest person charged criminally in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, thanks to yet another anonymous tipster, according to the FBI. Sara Carpenter, 51, who left the force in 2004, surrendered to the FBI in Queens early Tuesday, federal authorities said. “Any involvement in the Jan. 6 [riot] is serious conduct,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Hafetz told a judge in Brooklyn during a video-conferenced detention hearing that afternoon. According to an anonymous tipster, Carpenter told a relative that she’d been tear-gass…
SMACKDOWN: Federal Drug Task Force Seizes Enough Heroin In Paterson To Fill 400,000 Single Bags SMACKDOWN: Federal Drug Task Force Seizes Enough Heroin In Paterson To Fill 400,000 Single Bags
Smackdown: Federal Drug Task Force Seizes Enough Heroin In Paterson To Fill 400,000 Single Bags Members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force seized 44 pounds of heroin in Paterson while arresting two men after learning that one of them bought a huge amount of materials used to package the drug for on-street sale, authorities said. Luis Cepeda-Capellan, 25, was carrying nearly nine pounds of the drug – enough to fill more than 81,500 individual heroin folds – when agents moved in and captured him during a stop in Paterson late last week, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said Monday. They found 35 more pounds of heroin – enough to fill nearly 320,000 more envelopes – in Cepe…
Mahwah Couple: Renting Rapper Clogged Our Toilets, Cut Our Carpets, Ruined Landscaping Mahwah Couple: Renting Rapper Clogged Our Toilets, Cut Our Carpets, Ruined Landscaping
Mahwah Couple: Renting Rapper Clogged Our Toilets, Cut Our Carpets, Ruined Landscaping A rapper from Bergen County who was busted on gun charges following a shooting at a Teaneck nightclub trashed the home of a Mahwah couple, a lawsuit filed by their insurance company says. Artist Julius Dubose – better known as A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – clogged and overflowed toilets, cut up carpeting and replaced it with mismatched pieces, among other acts of destruction, when he leased their $3.3 million spread on Finn Court, says the lawsuit filed by Chubb of Philadelphia. Dr. Lawrence Guarino, who owns the home with his wife, Carol, found “negligent, reckless and careless” damage to …
Paterson Police Getting Body Cams Paterson Police Getting Body Cams
Paterson Police Getting Body Cams Paterson police will become the latest New Jersey crime fighters to wear body cameras, authorities said Monday. Officers will wear the cameras on their uniforms or “outermost garment" during criminal investigations, motor vehicle stops, witness interviews in criminal investigations, searches, civil disorder, use of force and constructive authority, transporting prisoners, making arrests and conducting protective searches for weapons. Mayor Andre Sayegh said the move, following a directive from state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, "will allow for greater transparency in the police depar…