Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two
Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives charged a mechanic from Jersey City with a hit-and-run chain-reaction crash that seriously injured two people at a bus stop near the George Washington Bridge nearly a week ago. Oliver Garcia, 28, was driving 2007 BMW 550i that slammed into a Honda CRV, knocking it into the pedestrians at the Lemoine Avenue bus stop in front of the Wells Fargo Bank branch shortly before 7 p.m. last Saturday, Feb. 17, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The Honda driver remained at the scene, but Garcia sped off, the prosecutor said. The pedestrians were taken to…
NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
NJ Hospital Must Pay $3M To Family Of Mom Who Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria A New Jersey hospital must pay $3 million to the family of a woman who died from a flesh-eating bacteria nearly seven years ago. A Camden County Superior Court jury awarded the money to the family of 54-year-old Adrienne Nock — who visited Jefferson Washington Township Hospital visited twice with symptoms before she died in 2017, according to the law firm Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky.  Nock, of Franklinville, was remembered as a "beloved" client advocate for the Camden County Board of Social Services. The lawsuit said Nock went to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on …
Accused NJ Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's Murder Accused NJ Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's Murder
Accused NJ Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's Murder Timothy Puskas is a free man. The one-time convicted killer was released on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from MIddlesex County Jail, after winning a second trial on a murder charge, according to his attorney, Joseph Mazraani. Puskas was convicted seven years ago in the slaying of 22-year-old college student William “Billy” McCaw in New Brunswick. He'd been incarcerated for 10 years. A Middlesex County jury deliberated five hours before returning the not guilty verdict in the six-week trial, which began on Jan. 9, Mazraani said. Puskas’ 2017 murder conviction was reversed by an appellate court …
Bergen County HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable' Bergen County HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable'
Bergen County HS Mourns Loss Of Senior Joseph McNeice, 18: 'Unimaginable' A Bergen County high school is mourning the loss of one of its students. Joseph "Joe" McNeice, 18, of Montvale, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, his obituary on the Becker Funeral Home website says. "He courageously battled hardships every single day of his life, but he outmatched each obstacle with a positive outlook and smiling face," Joe's obituary says. A senior at Pascack Hills High School, Joe was a "dynamic force" on the school's bowling team, having learned the game from his older brother, Sean, Jeo's obituary reads. "Joe loved to live HIS life every day. He was eager to…
Man Held Sexually Abused Woman Captive At Gunpoint In Hackensack Home: Police Man Held Sexually Abused Woman Captive At Gunpoint In Hackensack Home: Police
Man Held Sexually Abused Woman Captive At Gunpoint In Hackensack Home: Police A car salesman was arrested by Hackensack police after he held a woman he’d sexually abused captive at gunpoint, authorities said. Christopher Baboolal, 29, was seized without incident at the Poplar Avenue home where the victim had been held against her will, said Hackensack Police Capt. Michael Antista, the officer in charge of the department. They recovered a gun – for which Baboolal didn’t have a permit -- and a high-capacity magazine, which is also illegal in New Jersey, the captain said. Colleagues from neighboring Ridgefield Park brought the woman to city police headquarters, Antista…
RECOGNIZE ANYONE? Hoboken PD Seeks Help Following Pistol-Whip Knifepoint Carjacking RECOGNIZE ANYONE? Hoboken PD Seeks Help Following Pistol-Whip Knifepoint Carjacking
Recognize Anyone? Hoboken PD Seeks Help Following Pistol-Whip Knifepoint Carjacking Hoboken police turned to the public for help investigating a carjacking in which the victim was pistol-whipped and threatened with a knife. Multiple masked robbers pulled the victim from his 2008 Honda Accord on Sinatra Drive near Stevens Tech and demanded his cell phone shortly after 11:30 p.m. Jan. 15, city police said. One of them then hit him in the head with a gun while another threatened him with a large combat-style knife, the victim told police. The trio fled with the vehicle, the phone and valuables that included power tools and recording equipment worth a combined $2,300, he…
What Happens When You Try To Rob Two Stores Across From Police HQ? Ask Little Ferry PD What Happens When You Try To Rob Two Stores Across From Police HQ? Ask Little Ferry PD
What Happens When You Try To Rob Two Stores Across From Police HQ? Ask Little Ferry PD "This is a robbery, give me all your Oxy pills and Percocet,” read the note a would-be robber handed to a female pharmacist at a CVS in Little Ferry. “Otherwise my boys are coming in.” The unarmed bandit might have succeeded had he not chosen a target DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET from police HQ. It was shortly before noon Wednesday, Feb. 21, when Santiago Munoz-Pelaez entered the Liberty Street CVS in a blue hoodie, batting gloves and a mask covering his nose and mouth, Little Ferry Police Chief James Walters said. The pharmacist backed up after reading the note and told Munoz-Pelaez, 25, of…
Arrest Made By Fairview PD After Facebook 'Buyer' Snatches $5,700 Gold Chain, Gun From Seller Arrest Made By Fairview PD After Facebook 'Buyer' Snatches $5,700 Gold Chain, Gun From Seller
Arrest Made By Fairview PD After Facebook 'Buyer' Snatches $5,700 Gold Chain, Gun From Seller Fairview police arrested a Newark man who they said threatened to shoot a local resident with his own gun during what the victim thought would be the sale of a $5,700 gold chain on Facebook Marketplace. The 44-year-old victim told police he was contacted by an “Alvaro Robles” after posting the 14k gold Cuban chain for sale last October, Capt. Michael Martic said. He gave the caller his address, the captain said, and a short time later a heavily tinted Mazda CX-5 pulled up to the 6th Street residence. The victim told police he sat down in a backyard chair and placed a 9mm Ruger behind him a…
Video Shows Drunk NJ Driver Plowing Sedan Into 5 Cars At Busy NY Intersection: Police Video Shows Drunk NJ Driver Plowing Sedan Into 5 Cars At Busy NY Intersection: Police
Video Shows Drunk NJ Driver Plowing Sedan Into 5 Cars At Busy NY Intersection: Police A 21-year-old New Jersey man ha been charged in connection with a six-car crash at a busy intersection in Westchester, NY, police said. Phillipsburg resident Angel Illesscas' blood alcohol content was nearly three times over the legal limit of .08% in the wreck at the intersection of Caryl Avenue and South Broadway on Saturday, Feb. 17, Yonkers police said. Surveillance footage captured Illesscas plowing his gray Honda sedan into several vehicles, damaging five cars in addition to his own. The collision also caused one of the cars to hit a utility pole, which damaged several electronics inc…
NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont
NY Man, 27, Killed Skiing In Vermont More information has emerged about a 27-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont.  Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph of Cold Spring was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to reports.  Earlier Report - 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report Ralph's body was found in a section of steep wooded backcountry terrain outside of the resort's boundaries above the Upper Perry Merrill Trail following a search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, S…
Mom Struck By Pickup In Sussex County Driveway Facing Long Road To Recovery, Campaign Says Mom Struck By Pickup In Sussex County Driveway Facing Long Road To Recovery, Campaign Says
Mom Struck By Pickup In Sussex County Driveway Facing Long Road To Recovery, Campaign Says A 38-year-old woman was flown to the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck she'd just started in a Sussex County driveway Thursday, Feb. 22, State Police said. Amy Hickey "partially" entered the Ford pickup — which has a manual transmission — parked in the driveway of a Compton Road home in Wantage and started the vehicle just after 2 p.m., New Jersey State Police Trooper Troy McNair said. Hickey then got out of the truck, which rolled forward and struck her, police said. She was flown to an area hospital with serious injuries, police said. A GoFundMe was launched for the…
Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says
Dementia Hasn't Taken Spunk From NJ's Wendy Williams, Team Says Monmouth County native and popular talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with dementia and aphasia, according to a news release. The Ocean Township native's team issued a statement on Thursday, Feb. 22 to "correct inaccurate and hurtful rumors about her health." The release confirmed Williams was diagnosed in 2023 with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. Williams' reps said there had been speculation about the former New York City radio DJ's mental condition when she started to forget words, act erratically sometimes, and had trouble understanding financ…