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Air Canada Jet To Newark Receives Bogus Midair Threat: Port Authority PD Air Canada Jet To Newark Receives Bogus Midair Threat: Port Authority PD
Air Canada Jet To Newark Receives Bogus Midair Threat: Port Authority PD A threat directed toward an Air Canada flight brought a major police presence to Newark Airport Monday, Feb. 19, officials said. Port Authority police and its canine unit responded to EWR Terminal A at around noon after airport police received the report of the threat, a PAPD spokesperson said. The plane landed at EWR Terminal A without incident, and all passengers deplaned safely with no reported injuries.  At 2:52 p.m. PAPD and its canine unit fully cleared the aircraft and normal operations resumed. The incident is under investigation.
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…
Gun Seizures Surge At NYC Airports Gun Seizures Surge At NYC Airports
Gun Seizures Surge At NYC Airports Screeners at New York City airports caught travelers with an average of a gun a week last year, the TSA reported. The 51 handguns seized by Transportation Security Administration officers last year were 30% more than the 39 in 2022, the agency said on Wednesday, Jan. 10. "Each of the firearms were discovered by TSA officers during the routine screening of carry-on property at airport security checkpoints," TSA Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said. Nationwide, TSA officers detected 6,737 firearms at airport security checkpoints in 2023, she said. That's 195 more than the year before. Of last ye…
Airport Tech From Hackensack Charged With Child Endangerment Airport Tech From Hackensack Charged With Child Endangerment
Airport Tech From Hackensack Charged With Child Endangerment A Hackensack man who works at Teterboro Airport was busted on child endangerment charges, authorities said. Reynaldo Ariel Tarquino was arrested on his 29th birthday last Friday, Jan. 5, after being reported to law enforcement authorities by the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Wednesday, June 10. The prosecutor said investigators from his office and Hackensack police found that Tarquino, a line service technician, “abused a child under the age of 13 in Hackensack and New Milford." He didn’t elaborate. Records show the allega…
Bridge And (Holland) Tunnel Traffic Blocked By Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators, 325 Arrests Made Bridge And (Holland) Tunnel Traffic Blocked By Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators, 325 Arrests Made
Bridge And (Holland) Tunnel Traffic Blocked By Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators, 325 Arrests Made The Holland Tunnel was closed for nearly an hour during an anti-Israeli protest in Manhattan at the tail end of Monday morning's rush hour. The NYPD and Port Authority police seized hundreds of “Shut it Down for Palestine” protestors before releasing them on misdemeanor charges -- not summonses -- after they blocked the entrances to the tunnel and three East River bridges. That means they must attend court dates in person. Any who don't can have warrants issued for their arrests. Some of the protesters linked themselves using concrete-filled tires while others held signs that said "Lift t…
FIREBALL (UPDATE): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed FIREBALL (UPDATE): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed
Fireball (Update): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed In nothing short of a miracle, no serious injuries were reported after a gas tanker truck exploded into a huge fireball on Route 17 Monday morning. A used car dealership and many of its two dozen or so vehicles were destroyed in the five-alarm blaze after the truck and a passenger vehicle collided near the U-turn at the White Castle on the highway's southbound side in Hasbrouck Heights at 5:43 a.m. Jan. 8. The force flipped the tanker over the divider into the northbound lanes, Fire Chief Mike Greco said at the scene. (Justin Derevyanik took the photo at the top of this story. See his vide…
Bloods Leader, Passaic County Man Busted with 28 Lbs Of Coke, 500 Lbs Of Pot At Teterboro: FBI Bloods Leader, Passaic County Man Busted with 28 Lbs Of Coke, 500 Lbs Of Pot At Teterboro: FBI
Bloods Leader, Passaic County Man Busted with 28 Lbs Of Coke, 500 Lbs Of Pot At Teterboro: FBI A high-ranking member of the Bloods with longstanding mob ties and a Passaic County man with a criminal history of his own were seized when they tried to fly to London out of Teterboro Airport with 28 pounds of cocaine and 500 pounds of pot on a private jet, federal authorities said. Leonardo Petrosillo, 45, of West Milford, and Edwin Spears, 49, of Newark brought three companions -- Spears’s girlfriend, an exotic dancer from Maryland and a friend of hers -- as a front for a dozen drug-stuffed bags of luggage, they said. The plane was to fly it all to John Lennon Airport in London, accordin…
BUNS & AMMO: LaGuardia TSA Finds Bullets Swaddled In Disposable Diaper BUNS & AMMO: LaGuardia TSA Finds Bullets Swaddled In Disposable Diaper
Buns & Ammo: LaGuardia TSA Finds Bullets Swaddled In Disposable Diaper A traveler blamed his girlfriend after TSA officers at LaGuardia Airport found 17 unwrapped bullets concealed in a baby diaper, authorities said. It gave new meaning to the term "dirty diaper," Transportation Security Administration Spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said. The disposable diaper was removed from the Arkansas traveler's carry-on bag after it triggered an alarm on the X-ray belt was otherwise clean, Farbstein said. The man said he didn't know how the 9mm ammo ended up there. His girlfriend must have done it he said. That wasn't holding much water with TSA agents, who turned him and…
FOUND! Paterson Kids Return Home FOUND! Paterson Kids Return Home
Found! Paterson Kids Return Home Two Paterson schoolchildren who'd gone missing on Sunday have both returned home, authorities and loved ones said on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Amileon Johnson, 12, returned home on Tuesday and Emmanuel Frierson, 14, was back hours later, they said. Port Authority police and the NYPD assisted in the search.
UPDATE: Missing Paterson Girl, Boy Return Home UPDATE: Missing Paterson Girl, Boy Return Home
Update: Missing Paterson Girl, Boy Return Home Two Paterson schoolchildren who'd gone missing on Sunday have both returned home, authorities and loved ones said. Amileon Johnson, 12, returned home on Tuesday and Emmanuel Frierson, 14, was back hours later, they said. Port Authority police and the NYPD assisted in the search.
Gun At JFK Airport: Philly Traveler Busted By TSA With Loaded 9MM Firearm, Two Mags In Carry-On Gun At JFK Airport: Philly Traveler Busted By TSA With Loaded 9MM Firearm, Two Mags In Carry-On
Gun At JFK Airport: Philly Traveler Busted By TSA With Loaded 9MM Firearm, Two Mags In Carry-On A traveler from Philadelphia was arrested at JFK Airport after TSA officers found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag along with two extra magazines holding two dozen bullets, authorities said. The officers immediately notified Port Authority police, who seized the 9mm handgun and the ammo and took the man into custody on Sunday, Oct. 29, said Transportation Security Administration Spokesperson Lisa Farbstein. In addition to the criminal charges will be a fine that potentially could reach $15,000 for bringing a weapon to an airport checkpoint, Farbstein said. SEE: Civil Penalties For Trying T…
Ring Member Admits Snatching $1.5M Worth Of High-End Vehicles In NJ, Rockland, CT, Long Island Ring Member Admits Snatching $1.5M Worth Of High-End Vehicles In NJ, Rockland, CT, Long Island
Ring Member Admits Snatching $1.5M Worth Of High-End Vehicles In NJ, Rockland, CT, Long Island The last of four men caught stealing more than $1.5 million worth of luxury cars in New Jersey, Rockland County, Long Island and Connecticut took a guilty plea on Thursday, federal authorities announced. Like his pals, Malik Baker, 29, of Vauxhall, NJ, took a deal from the government, pleading guilty in federal court in Newark on Oct. 19 to conspiring to transport stolen vehicles in interstate commerce and receiving a stolen vehicle that had crossed state lines after being stolen. U.S. District Judge Esther Salas scheduled Baker's sentencing for March 7, 2024. Baker had remained on the sid…
'I Forgot': Long Island Man Caught Trying To Board LaGuardia Plane With Gun, TSA Says 'I Forgot': Long Island Man Caught Trying To Board LaGuardia Plane With Gun, TSA Says
'I Forgot': Long Island Man Caught Trying To Board LaGuardia Plane With Gun, TSA Says A Nassau County man was arrested after a security X-ray machine at LaGuardia Airport pointed TSA agents to a gun in his carry-on bag, authorities said. The 9mm caliber handgun was loaded with eight bullets (see photo inset above), said Lisa Farbstein, a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration. It was the eighth firearm picked off by TSA officers at the Queens airport so far this year, she said. Port Authority police seized the gun and arrested the Westbury resident, Farbstein said. He told them that he "forgot that he had his gun with him," she said. In addi…
'Staggering': More Than 5,000 Guns Seized At Airports Nationwide So Far This Year, TSA Reports 'Staggering': More Than 5,000 Guns Seized At Airports Nationwide So Far This Year, TSA Reports
'Staggering': More Than 5,000 Guns Seized At Airports Nationwide So Far This Year, TSA Reports A Connecticut man was seized at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday after TSA screening revealed a loaded .380-caliber handgun in his carry-on bag. Port Authority police confiscated the gun and arrested the Newton, CT man on a weapons charge after the Transportation Security Administration X-ray machine alerted a screener, the TSA's Lisa Farbstein said on Oct. 3. “The number of individuals who are stopped with guns at checkpoints across the country is staggering," said Robert Duffy, the TSA’s federal security director for the airport. "Nationwide, TSA officers have already detected more than …
Couple Tries To Rescue Beagle Struck By Truck On GWB Couple Tries To Rescue Beagle Struck By Truck On GWB
Couple Tries To Rescue Beagle Struck By Truck On GWB A pair of good Samaritans rushed a dog who was struck on the George Washington Bridge to the hospital, but he didn't survive, they said. The unchipped, tri-color beagle, believed to be no older than two, was hit by a truck in the upper level's westbound lanes around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, they said. A couple driving past scooped him up and took the Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus. "He didn't make it," the wife said. "We saw the dog running along the left lane as we got into the bridge so it’s likely [he] came from the NY side," she added. Port Authority police confirmed the repo…
UPDATE: 'Chopped' Kosher Chef Jailed On New Child Sex Assault Charges Out Of Teaneck UPDATE: 'Chopped' Kosher Chef Jailed On New Child Sex Assault Charges Out Of Teaneck
Update: 'Chopped' Kosher Chef Jailed On New Child Sex Assault Charges Out Of Teaneck A kosher chef from Teaneck who appeared on the Food Network show "Chopped” was jailed after a grand jury in Hackensack indicted him on charges of sexually assaulting a child. Shalom "Sal" Yehudiel, 41, was arrested at JFK Airport last month when authorities said he tried to flee the country. He'd only just had previous child sex assault charges against him dismissed by a judge in Hackensack at the time. A new indictment charges Yehudiel with sexually assaulting a girl who was 14 and 15 twice in Teaneck between November 2016 and April 2017. Yehudiel -- now lives in Aventura, FL -- surr…
Handgun Seized From Traveler At Newark Airport Increases Record 2023 Total, TSA Says Handgun Seized From Traveler At Newark Airport Increases Record 2023 Total, TSA Says
Handgun Seized From Traveler At Newark Airport Increases Record 2023 Total, TSA Says TSA agents at Newark Airport nabbed a Pennsylvania traveler who they said tried to bring a loaded gun aboard a flight in his backpack. The discovery of the 9mm handgun at a security checkpoint X-ray machine in Terminal C on Saturday, Sept. 16 brought the total number of firearm seizures at Newark Liberty International Airport this year to 18, federal officials said. That's four more than were seized all of last year, they said. The agents summoned Port Authority police, who took the Canadensis (Monroe County), PA man into custody, the TSA's Lisa Farbstein said. "We are at a point whe…
Police Activity Shuts Goethals Bridge, Frustrated Drivers Take To Twitter Police Activity Shuts Goethals Bridge, Frustrated Drivers Take To Twitter
Police Activity Shuts Goethals Bridge, Frustrated Drivers Take To Twitter Police activity closed the Goethals Bridge in Elizabeth early Saturday, Sept. 2. New Jersey's transportation department reported a crash at 6 a.m., the start of one of the busiest travel weekends in the nation. Two westbound lanes were closed for hours. #NYC #TrafficAlert If you're heading to #NewJersey from #StatenIsland at the moment, note all traffic is currently being held at the westbound Goethals Bridge; the Outerbridge Crossing is fine at this time @wcbs880 pic.twitter.com/ir9teqP8Sh — WCBS 880 Traffic & Weather together on the 8s (@wcbs880traffic) September 2, 2023 Police a…
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Fort Lee Flier, Newark Airport Employee Caught With Loaded Guns: TSA DOUBLE TROUBLE: Fort Lee Flier, Newark Airport Employee Caught With Loaded Guns: TSA
Double Trouble: Fort Lee Flier, Newark Airport Employee Caught With Loaded Guns: TSA TSA agents picked off two guns in a week's time when they caught both a traveler from Fort Lee and a woman who works in a terminal retail shop packing heat. Both weapons were loaded, said Transportation Security Administration Spokesperson Lisa Farbstein. The man was caught with a .380-caliber handgun in his duffle bag as he tried to board a flight on Friday, Aug. 25, Farbstein said. The shop employee from Newark was caught with a 9mm pistol on her way to work (see photo inset above), she said. Both were taken into custody by Port Authority police, who also seized the weapons. The w…
Holland Tunnel Driver With Loaded Gun, $17K Toll Debt Impersonated Officer: Port Authority PD Holland Tunnel Driver With Loaded Gun, $17K Toll Debt Impersonated Officer: Port Authority PD
Holland Tunnel Driver With Loaded Gun, $17K Toll Debt Impersonated Officer: Port Authority PD A woman who once made headlines for an alleged COVID scam was carrying a loaded gun -- and owed $17,000 in unpaid tolls -- when Port Authority police stopped her at the New Jersey end of the Holland Tunnel, Daily Voice has learned. Sharita T. Patterson, 36, of Brooklyn was stopped in Jersey City for having a bogus temporary Georgia license tag on her car just before noon Tuesday, July 25, said Port Authority Public Information Officer Lenis Valens. PAPD officers spotted the gun "in plain view" and seized it, Valens said. They also seized Patterson, a single mother of three who Valens said…
Home Invaders Target Englewood Resident Home Invaders Target Englewood Resident
Home Invaders Target Englewood Resident Two masked robbers invaded an Englewood home, authorities confirmed. Initial indications were that the robbery on Jones Road at Overlook Place around 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, mostly fit the pattern of the usual home invasion. That is: The home just off Route 4 was specifically targeted at a time of day when the victim was less likely than usual to be suspicious. Police from neighboring towns helped establish a perimeter, with assistance from a police K-9 unit. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and Port Authority police were notified, as well. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of C…
Two Firefighters Die Battling Huge Port Newark Ship Blaze Two Firefighters Die Battling Huge Port Newark Ship Blaze
Two Firefighters Die Battling Huge Port Newark Ship Blaze Two Newark firefighters died battling a blaze that tore through a car-carrying ship at Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal late Wednesday, officials confirmed. UPDATE: 'Hearts Are Broken': IDs Of Newark Firefighters Killed In Line Of Duty Released The firefighters had “made an attempt to extinguish the fire and, because of the intense heat, they got pushed back out of the area where the initial fire was,” Newark Fire Department Chief Rufus Jackson at a morning news conference on July 6. The Grande Costa D'Avorio apparently was headed to Brooklyn after leaving Baltimore on Sunday with mo…
Gun Seized, NJ Man Busted During Busiest Travel Day Ever For Newark And US Airports Gun Seized, NJ Man Busted During Busiest Travel Day Ever For Newark And US Airports
Gun Seized, NJ Man Busted During Busiest Travel Day Ever For Newark And US Airports A Middlesex County man tried bringing a loaded gun aboard a flight at Newark Airport on what was the busiest travel day ever not only there but throughout the United States, authorities said. The Woodbridge resident was arrested and the weapon seized on Friday, July 1, as the July 4th travel weekend shifted into high gear, the Transportation Security Administration's Lisa Farbstein said. Criminal charges and a fine that can run as high as $15,000 follow, she said. TSA officers screened 2,884,683 travelers across the country on Friday and locally screened 83,041 passengers at Newark Liberty…
Gun Found, Vegas Traveler Seized During One Of TSA's Busiest-Ever Screening Days At Newark Gun Found, Vegas Traveler Seized During One Of TSA's Busiest-Ever Screening Days At Newark
Gun Found, Vegas Traveler Seized During One Of TSA's Busiest-Ever Screening Days At Newark A gun turned up at a security checkpoint at Newark Airport during what was the TSA's ninth all-time busiest day screening travelers there, authorities said. The 9mm handgun, which wasn't loaded, was spotted at a checkpoint X-ray machine in Terminal C on Sunday, June 25, the Transportation Security Administration's Lisa Farbstein said. The traveler from Las Vegas, who was arrested by Port Authority police, was among 78,333 who were screened at Newark's TSA checkpoints -- and 2.7 million who passed through at airports nationwide, Farbstein said. "Summer travel season is in full swing and ou…
Staten Island Flyer Caught With Loaded Gun At Newark Airport Checkpoint Staten Island Flyer Caught With Loaded Gun At Newark Airport Checkpoint
Staten Island Flyer Caught With Loaded Gun At Newark Airport Checkpoint A Staten Island man was caught trying to bring a loaded gun onto a flight at Newark Airport early Wednesday, authorities said. A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer spotted the .38-caliber revolver – loaded with seven rounds -- as the owner’s belongings passed through the X-ray machine at the Terminal A checkpoint the morning of June 21, the TSA’s Lisa Farbstein said. The man was taken into custody and the gun seized by Port Authority police. The incident came just four days after TSA agents at Newark found a traveler from Philadelphia with a semi-automatic handgun in a ca…
Back-To-Back Guns Seized At Newark Airport From Rockland, Brooklyn Travelers: TSA Back-To-Back Guns Seized At Newark Airport From Rockland, Brooklyn Travelers: TSA
Back-To-Back Guns Seized At Newark Airport From Rockland, Brooklyn Travelers: TSA One day it was a traveler from Rockland -- and before that, one from Brooklyn. Both were armed. The two passengers from New York were each stopped trying to bring loaded 9mm handguns onto flights at Newark Airport on back-to-back days, authorities said. Both now face hefty fines. The incidents at security checkpoints in Terminal B involved a Brooklyn traveler on Wednesday, May 3, and another from Garnerville on Thursday, Transportation Security Administration Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said. The incidents weren't related, she said. "In each instance when a TSA officer spotted the guns in…
Fugitive Captured After Walking Out Of JC Medical Center: Authorities Fugitive Captured After Walking Out Of JC Medical Center: Authorities
Fugitive Captured After Walking Out Of JC Medical Center: Authorities A fugitive who walked out of Jersey City Medical Center was captured by U.S. Marshals and Port Authority police, authorities said. Shatora Franklin, 27, of Brooklyn was originally seized at the Holland Tunnel on a warrant out of Essex County on April 14 after she skipped a court date following an arrest in late March, law enforcement sources said. She needed to go to the hospital for an undetermined condition, however, and was taken to the medical center, they said. Franklin then walked out -- apparently shoeless -- and was gone before authorities determined which agency was responsible f…
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 …
Newark Airport Worker Found With Handgun, TSA Says Newark Airport Worker Found With Handgun, TSA Says
Newark Airport Worker Found With Handgun, TSA Says A man who worked at Newark Liberty International Airport was arrested after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers with a loaded handgun in his backpack on Saturday, April 1. The TSA did not identify the man. After spotting the gun in an X-ray machine in Terminal C, TSA officers alerted Port Authority Police who confiscated the weapon, according to the TSA. The man's employee badge was confiscated and he is no longer employed at the airport, according to the TSA. The man faces weapon charges as well as a civil penalty of up to $15,000, according to the TSA. …
Teen Trio Caught Running Fund-Raising Robbery Scam At Jersey City PATH Stations Teen Trio Caught Running Fund-Raising Robbery Scam At Jersey City PATH Stations
Teen Trio Caught Running Fund-Raising Robbery Scam At Jersey City PATH Stations Three teens running a fund-raising robbery scam on strangers at Jersey City PATH stations were captured after one of the victims was injured in a scuffle, authorities said. That man was approached by the trio at the Grove Street station on March 6, Port Authority Public Information Officer Lenis Valens said. “They asked if he was willing to donate to their football team,” she said. When he told them he had no cash, they said he could do it through Venmo or Zelle, so he handed the phone over looking to make a $5 donation, Valens said. The teens, in turn, told him the account was wrong and …
Video Shared Of E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority Cruiser That Killed Hudson Man Near GWB Video Shared Of E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority Cruiser That Killed Hudson Man Near GWB
Video Shared Of E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority Cruiser That Killed Hudson Man Near GWB It happened in an instant: A North Bergen man on an electric motorcycle zooms by a surveillance camera near the George Washington Bridge – then collides with a turning Port Authority police vehicle. A video released by New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin's office shows both vehicles, although a column blocks a view of the crash that killed Rolando Quevedo, 38, at the corner of Lemoine Avenue and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard on Oct. 17. State authorities released the video as part of a mandatory investigation that is required by New Jersey law whenever a civilian dies in an encounter …