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Man Shot, Assaulted On NJ Turnpike Roadside, Ditched By Assailants He Was Traveling With: Cops Man Shot, Assaulted On NJ Turnpike Roadside, Ditched By Assailants He Was Traveling With: Cops
Man Shot, Assaulted On NJ Turnpike Roadside, Ditched By Assailants He Was Traveling With: Cops A Texas man was shot during an argument with people he'd been riding with, then assaulted and ditched on the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike in Secaucus, authorities said. At 2:26 p.m., a 52-year-old Houston resident got into an argument with two men while traveling in a white Nissan passenger vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike Monday, July 22, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. The man was shot before the car pulled over to the side of the road near Interchange 17, where all occupants got out of the vehicle and began assaulting the victim, Lebron sai…
Security Guard Charged In Deadly Assault At Elizabeth Lounge: Prosecutor Security Guard Charged In Deadly Assault At Elizabeth Lounge: Prosecutor
Security Guard Charged In Deadly Assault At Elizabeth Lounge: Prosecutor A 26-year-old Elizabeth resident was arrested and charged on Friday, July 12, with a deadly assault in 2023, authorities said. In July 2023, Elizabeth police found Jose Lopez suffering from a head injury at the El Monsignor Lounge, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca said. Lopez was taken to a rehabilitation facility where he died in March, authorities said.  Regis Pelegrino Motas was identified as Lopez's assailant, and had been working as a security guard at the lounge at the time of the inciden…
Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says
Driver, 33, Surrenders In Route 46 Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Victim, Prosecutor Says A 33-year-old hit-and-run driver from Lodi surrendered to police following a weekend crash on Route 46 that left one person seriously injured, police said. Miguel A. Delacruz Romero was behind the wheel of a 2019 Dodge pickup truck and was heading east when he rear-ended a 2022 Toyota Sedan at the Bergen Turnpike intersection, just after 3:05 a.m. on Sunday, July 14 in Little Ferry, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The occupant of the Toyota was hospitalized with serious injuries as Romero fled, Musella said. Romero surrendered to police in Little Ferry on Monday, July 15 a…
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA The mysterious boom heard and felt across the tristate area may have been caused by a meteor passing through the area, NASA says. Locals reported hearing thunder-like booms and rattling just after 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 16.  The USGS ruled out earthquakes, and residents across the tri-state reported witnessing fireballs to the American Meteor Society. After hours of anticipating, NASA confirmed a "daylight fireball" over New York City at 11:17 a.m. Reports filed on the American Meteor Society website permitted "a very crude determination of the trajectory of the meteor," …
Porch Pirates With 15-Round Magazine, Handgun Arrested In Undercover Operation In Wayne: Police Porch Pirates With 15-Round Magazine, Handgun Arrested In Undercover Operation In Wayne: Police
Porch Pirates With 15-Round Magazine, Handgun Arrested In Undercover Operation In Wayne: Police A pair of porch pirates form Newark repeatedly targeting a Wayne home were arrested during an undercover operation in which police found a handgun and 15-round magazine in their vehicle, authorities said. Steven Ariel Fong, 23 and Waldy Perez-Rivas, 20, have each been charged with with theft and weapons offenses, along with unlawful purpose and possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine following an undercover operation Friday, July 12, Wayne Police Cap. Dan Daly said. A Laurel Drive homeowner called police last Friday saying he had been awaiting a delivery of multiple cell pho…
Bodycam Footage Shows Teen's Arrest After Route 3 Pursuit On Stolen Motorcycle Bodycam Footage Shows Teen's Arrest After Route 3 Pursuit On Stolen Motorcycle
Bodycam Footage Shows Teen's Arrest After Route 3 Pursuit On Stolen Motorcycle "What the hell's the matter with you?" was among the first questions a Lyndhurst officer had for an 18-year-old man who had been eluding him on a stolen motorcycle. The arrest was captured on body-worn camera footage, obtained via the Open Public Records Act and released by Drive Thru Tours on YouTube. The 22-minute video shows Lyndhurst Officer Michael LeStrange questioning then arresting Rozario Ymeraj, who racked up 21 summonses and faced criminal charges after a broad-daylight pursuit on Thursday, May 23, as reported by Daily Voice. The teen was operating the bike withou…
Mugshot Released, Attempted Murder Charge For 79-Year-Old Man In NJ SWAT Standoff Mugshot Released, Attempted Murder Charge For 79-Year-Old Man In NJ SWAT Standoff
Mugshot Released, Attempted Murder Charge For 79-Year-Old Man In NJ SWAT Standoff Charges have been filed against a 79-year-old Union County man who was arrested after a SWAT standoff early Wednesday, July 2. Kenneth Kutyla, of Clark, has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a firearm, and possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose, local police said. At 12:31 a.m., officers responded to 9 Stanton St. on a report of shots fired, Clark police said in a release. An investigation found Kutyla had barricaded himself with a weapon inside, police said. Union County Special Weapons and Tactics responded to…
Gas Attendant, 30, Accused Of Inflating Prices At Bergen County Station, Police Say Gas Attendant, 30, Accused Of Inflating Prices At Bergen County Station, Police Say
Gas Attendant, 30, Accused Of Inflating Prices At Bergen County Station, Police Say A 30-year-old gas attendant is facing charges after police said he inflated prices at a Bergen County station. Park Ridge police received complaints that an attendant at the Delta Gas station was fraudulently charging customers by inflating gasoline charges when receiving fuel.  The attendant, a 30-year-old Westwood man who police did not identify by name, would manually charge more money via credit card than actually pumped, according to Park Ridge police.  If the motorist noticed the discrepancy in price, the attendant would pretend it was an accidental mistake and remedy the …
Mugshot Released Of Murder Suspect In Shooting That Rattled NJ Town Mugshot Released Of Murder Suspect In Shooting That Rattled NJ Town
Mugshot Released Of Murder Suspect In Shooting That Rattled NJ Town The mugshot of a 34-year-old murder suspect arrested in a New Jersey shooting that rattled a small town has been released. Anthony Garvin, of Netcong, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm and lodged in the Berks County Jail in Leesport, PA, a spokesperson for the Warren County Prosecutor's Office said following the Thursday, June 28 incident. Garvin is believed responsible for the shooting at an Alphano Road home around 9:40 a.m. in Independence Township, Acting Prosecutor Anthony Picione said.  A shelter in place was ordered for the neighborhood amidst a manhunt for Ga…
Westwood HS Brawl: 25 Charges Filed Against Graduating Students, Family Members (UPDATE) Westwood HS Brawl: 25 Charges Filed Against Graduating Students, Family Members (UPDATE)
Westwood HS Brawl: 25 Charges Filed Against Graduating Students, Family Members (Update) Charges have been filed against 13 people in connection with brawls that broke out last Thursday, June 20 following the Westwood High School graduation ceremony, police announced. Two graduation students and their family members are facing a total of 25 charges including assault, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and obstruction, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jersey Talks (@jerseytalks) Multiple fights erupted on the football field just after the ceremony had ende…
Hackensack SWAT Standoff Ends After 5 Hours Hackensack SWAT Standoff Ends After 5 Hours
Hackensack SWAT Standoff Ends After 5 Hours One person was in custody after a more than five-hour standoff with a regional SWAT team and crisis negotiators in Hackensack Wednesday evening, June 26, police said. Hackensack Police Capt. Michael Antista said only that the man was being hospitalized for evaluation after peacefully surrendering to authorities at approximately 10 p.m. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daily Voice NJ (@dailyvoicenewjersey) Negotiators and the county's regional SWAT team responded to 423 Hudson St. at approximately 5 p.m., where they were "havi…
Assault Suspect, 29, Subdued By Officers After Foot Chase In Lyndhurst, Police Say Assault Suspect, 29, Subdued By Officers After Foot Chase In Lyndhurst, Police Say
Assault Suspect, 29, Subdued By Officers After Foot Chase In Lyndhurst, Police Say A 29-year-old assault suspect is facing charges in Lyndhurst after leading officers on a foot pursuit then becoming combative during the arrest, police said. Lyndhurst Lt. Paul Haggerty and Officer Michael Carrino were called to a dispute on the 200 block of Orient Way around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said in a release. At the scene, officers learned one man had been assaulted by Mike Londono, a Lyndhurst resident, Auteri said. As Haggerty approached Londono, he began to sprint away, running south on Orient Way. Haggerty and Carrino gave chase on foot, with …
Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity
Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity A popular theme park was evacuated as part of a larger investigation into reports of a man with a gun along a Wildwood pier this weekend, as reported by 6abc. Photos shared to social media show police officers on the beach near Morey's Piers on Saturday, June 22. Cops searching 25th and the beach in North Wildwood! We have reporters on the scene gathering more info! Stay with us... Posted by Watch The Tramcar Please on Saturday, June 22, 2024 North Wildwood police said only that their presence and the evacuation of the pier was due to an incident circulating on social media, and s…
Gunman Misses Victim At Point Blank Range In Attempted North Bergen Robbery, Police Say Gunman Misses Victim At Point Blank Range In Attempted North Bergen Robbery, Police Say
Gunman Misses Victim At Point Blank Range In Attempted North Bergen Robbery, Police Say A couple was shot at by an attempted robber man in North Bergen on the early morning of Tuesday, June 18, authorities said. At 2:35 a.m., officers responded to 76th Street and Bergenline and met with a couple who said they were getting off a bus when a man dressed in a track suit ran up to them from behind, put a gun to the boyfriend and demanded what he had on him, North Bergen police said. A brief struggle ensued because the boyfriend had nothing to give the robber, police said.  The robber then fired his gun, which missed the victim at point blank range, police said. There were no …
Unlicensed Motorist, 81, Drove With Flat On Route 287 Median: Franklin Lakes PD Unlicensed Motorist, 81, Drove With Flat On Route 287 Median: Franklin Lakes PD
Unlicensed Motorist, 81, Drove With Flat On Route 287 Median: Franklin Lakes PD An unlicensed 81-year-old out-of-state motorist drove an unregistered sedan on the grass median of Route 287 before she was stopped by police, authorities said. Franklin Lakes officers responding to a call found the Rhode Island woman driving at a slow speed in the right lane of southbound Route 287 just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Capt. Robert Grassi said. They stopped her near milepost 58, the captain said. The driver told police she'd gotten lost and then got a flat, he said. A computer check found that she has a suspended license and that the car's registration had expired.…
UPDATE: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police UPDATE: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police
Update: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police UPDATE: Surveillance cameras at CNBC corporate headquarters in Bergen County captured images of a Middlesex County man stabbing a woman in the parking lot, authorities said. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, op…
Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back
Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back The same burglar apparently committed a pair of overnight commercial break-ins 12 minutes and two miles apart in Fair Lawn, authorities said. It was just after midnight Wednesday, June 12, when the intruder broke the front glass door and fled with $22.22 from the register at Morlot News & Food at the corner of Morlot and Hartley Place, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. Twelve minutes later, he busted into Puff City on Maple Avenue just off northbound Route 208 and snatched $200 from the register, the sergeant. The burglar wore a light-colored sweatshirt, a mask and …
DWI Driver Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Miles-Long Stretch Of Hit-And-Runs DWI Driver Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Miles-Long Stretch Of Hit-And-Runs
DWI Driver Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Miles-Long Stretch Of Hit-And-Runs PHOTOS: An intoxicated driver was captured by Fair Lawn police following a hit-and-run on Route 80 that ignited a series of collisions. It began when a pickup truck was rear-ended by a Honda Accord with a temporary New Jersey license tag on the highway shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, officers said. The pickup driver called police while following the sedan from a safe distance, recording video along what became a miles-long route, they said. Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE The Accord driver kept going after taking down a street sign and hitting a fire hydrant at Morlot Avenue an…
Wanted Offender Nabbed By Off-Duty Hasbrouck Heights Detective, On-Duty Officer Wanted Offender Nabbed By Off-Duty Hasbrouck Heights Detective, On-Duty Officer
Wanted Offender Nabbed By Off-Duty Hasbrouck Heights Detective, On-Duty Officer A detective and police officer from Hasbrouck Heights teamed up to nab a wanted longtime repeat offender from Garfield. Detective Nicholas Brunetti was off duty when he saw Michael Villamizar, 53, leave the Walgreens on Boulevard and pedal off on a bicycle, Lt. John Behr said. Villamizar was wanted for a May 3 shoplifting at the same pharmacy, the lieutenant said. The detective flagged down Officer John Mullins, who stopped Villamazir on Raymond Street. Villamazir was stuffing items into his backpack just before Collins took him into custody with help from responding Officers Joseph Oliv…
Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail
Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail A drunken man was hospitalized and another jailed for assaulting him at a private industrial garage in Rutherford, authorities said. The 40-year-old victim from Cranford approached an East Rutherford police officer who was fueling his patrol vehicle at the Rutherford DPW garage on Highland Cross -- just off northbound Route 17 near the Meadowlands -- around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Police Chief John Russo said.  He was bleeding from a head wound, the chief said. "It was determined he was assaulted by an acquaintance at a private industrial garage where both were at that eveni…
Out-Of-Control Tesla Crashes At Ridgewood Intersection Out-Of-Control Tesla Crashes At Ridgewood Intersection
Out-Of-Control Tesla Crashes At Ridgewood Intersection A driver emerged with a minor injury after his Tesla plowed into a tree and several shrubs at a Ridgewood intersection. The 30-year-old driver reportedly told police he'd swerved to avoid a slow-moving vehicle that had cut in front of him at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Manor Road shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 7. He was treated for a wrist injury that may have been caused by an airbag, responders said. A flatbed tow truck removed the wreckage.  Ridgewood police and village Fire Rescue members responded. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this report. Bo…
Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up
Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up A 22-year-old woman told authorities that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger whose car she got into near Jersey City's Journal Square. The woman told police she voluntarily got into a white vehicle after the stranger approached her around 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The driver then headed to the area of Eighth and dead-ended Division Street by the Roberto Clemente Sports Complex in the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike overpass, she said. It was there, the woman told police, that she was sexually assaulted, Suarez said. A person of intere…
5-Pound Pot Bust Behind School Sidelines Dealer: Elmwood Park PD 5-Pound Pot Bust Behind School Sidelines Dealer: Elmwood Park PD
5-Pound Pot Bust Behind School Sidelines Dealer: Elmwood Park PD An Elmwood Park man who'd parked behind a local school had five pounds of pot for sale in his car, authorities said. Officers approached the vehicle, which was parked behind the Gantner Avenue School, shortly before 9 a.m. on a Sunday, Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said. They found Richard Wochinger, 45, with a pound of marijuana each packed into five vacuum-sealed bags, a digital scale and assorted paraphernalia, the chief said. Wochinger was charged with possession and distribution of the pot, among other offenses, before being released pending court action.
Driver Blacked Out At Intersection Had Coke, Smack In Car: Lyndhurst PD Driver Blacked Out At Intersection Had Coke, Smack In Car: Lyndhurst PD
Driver Blacked Out At Intersection Had Coke, Smack In Car: Lyndhurst PD An unlicensed Kearny driver was released after Lyndhurst police said they found him blacked out behind the wheel with cocaine in the car and empty heroin folds in his pocket. Detectives Matt Giunta and Tom McSweeney found traffic at a standstill in the area of Page Avenue and Ridge Road in the middle of the afternoon, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Drivers were maneuvering their vehicles around a 2002 Kia K5 that was stopped at the light, the lieutenant said. The detectives at first thought the sedan was disabled. Then they found 57-year-old Anthony DeSantis asleep at the wheel, with t…
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…
Jersey City Police Lieutenant's Cremation To Follow Saturday Funeral Mass Jersey City Police Lieutenant's Cremation To Follow Saturday Funeral Mass
Jersey City Police Lieutenant's Cremation To Follow Saturday Funeral Mass She devoted her life to those in need and put others first. She was "the glue that held her family and friends together." And at only 44 years old, Jersey City Police Lt. Marina Angelica Ugolini is gone far too soon. Ugolini died Tuesday evening, May 28. The 19-year department veteran, who was promoted to lieutenant six years ago this month, worked in the city's North District. Ugolini was an alumnus of Jersey City Medical Center and Ambucar EMS who "took pride in helping people by devoting her life to serving those in need," her obituary says. "She transported the first medical …
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 She devoted her life to those in need and put others first. She was "the glue that held her family and friends together." And at only 44 years old, Jersey City Police Lt. Marina Angelica Ugolini is gone far too soon. Ugolini died Tuesday evening, May 28. The 19-year department veteran, who was promoted to lieutenant six years ago this month, worked in the city's North District. Ugolini was an alumnus of Jersey City Medical Center and Ambucar EMS who "took pride in helping people by devoting her life to serving those in need," her obituary says. "She transported the first medical patient to…
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 Waldwick Street: Authorities FedEx Driver Points Police To Bronx Thief On Quiet Waldwick Street: Authorities
FedEx Driver Points Police To Bronx Thief On Quiet Waldwick 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…