NJ Priest Arrested For Drunk Driving, Stealing From Walmart Stepping Down: Officials NJ Priest Arrested For Drunk Driving, Stealing From Walmart Stepping Down: Officials
NJ Priest Arrested For Drunk Driving, Stealing From Walmart Stepping Down: Officials A New Jersey priest arrested for shoplifting and drunk driving is stepping down from his pulpit, Daily Voice has learned. Dawid Wejnerowski, the now-former priest of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alpha, had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when Pohatcong police pulled him over on suspicion of shoplifting from Walmart on Monday, Feb. 19 around 10:15 p.m., Police Chief Scott Robb said. Officers approached the priest's vehicle, pointed out to them by a Walmart employee in the store parking lot, but Wejnerowski backed the car out of a parking spot and drove off from the…
Anti-Israel Stickers Were Posted At Starbucks Before Red-Paint Attack, Glen Rock Chief Says Anti-Israel Stickers Were Posted At Starbucks Before Red-Paint Attack, Glen Rock Chief Says
Anti-Israel Stickers Were Posted At Starbucks Before Red-Paint Attack, Glen Rock Chief Says UPDATE: Whoever defaced a sign with red paint at a Starbucks in Glen Rock was apparently mimicking similar attacks that have occurred throughout the U.S. and Canada since the Israel-Hamas war began last October, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Ackermann also said that stickers bearing hateful messages against Israel that were found with the overnight vandalism on Feb. 19 apparently had been attached sometime before then. "A closer examination of these stickers shows scratches and marks that may indicate they had been on the poles for a few days," the chief said. In an effort to narrow do…
Kickbacks Convinced Doc To Scam Medicare Out Of Nearly $21 Million: NJ Feds Kickbacks Convinced Doc To Scam Medicare Out Of Nearly $21 Million: NJ Feds
Kickbacks Convinced Doc To Scam Medicare Out Of Nearly $21 Million: NJ Feds A doctor pocketed cash kickbacks from lab companies and others for filing more than $20.7 million in bogus Medicare claims for medically unnecessary -- and often expensive -- COVID and cancer genetic tests, among other scams, a federal grand jury in Newark has charged. Alexander Baldonado, 68, of Queens already was awaiting trial dating back to charges brought a few years ago when grand jurors in Newark this week returned a superseding indictment that digs deeper into the allegations. Baldonado approved lab tests billed to Medicare in exchange for cash payoffs "from a laboratory representat…
Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up
Bergen Doc Who Said He Treated Medicaid Patients When He Was Not Even In The U.S. Pays Up A Bergen County doctor and former medical director of the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus busted for "up-coding" and lying about care provided has agreed to pay $700,000, federal authorities said. Arun Sehgal and his Ramsey practice, Preventive & Diagnostic Medical Center P.A., violated the "False Claims Act" by billing patients for more service than they could possibly provide in a single day, or for services that they never provided, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said Thursday, Feb. 22. Sehgal and his practice agreed to pay $693,490 plus interest to resolve the three …
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
Shoplifters Fresh Off Heist Busted With Ecstasy, $5K In Merch On Route 23: Wayne PD Shoplifters Fresh Off Heist Busted With Ecstasy, $5K In Merch On Route 23: Wayne PD
Shoplifters Fresh Off Heist Busted With Ecstasy, $5K In Merch On Route 23: Wayne PD Police arrested three shoplifters found with more than $5,300 in stolen merchandise after keen-eyed stopped their car on Route 23 last week in Wayne, officials said. Dugleidy Gonzalez-Riera, 28; Yefferson Prieto-Galviz, 23; and Morelis Blanco-Cineros, 41; all of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, were being held in the Passaic County Jail on various theft and drug charges, Wayne Detective Capt. Dan Daly said. Trouble began around 3:35 p.m. last Valentine's Day when Wayne Officers Harrison Kirby and David Talerico saw the Toyota sedan following another vehicle too…
SEEN THEM? Ridgewood Police Seek Two Burglars Who Fled In Getaway Car SEEN THEM? Ridgewood Police Seek Two Burglars Who Fled In Getaway Car
Seen Them? Ridgewood Police Seek Two Burglars Who Fled In Getaway Car Ridgewood police are attempting to locate two people who attempted a residential burglary in the village on Thursday, Feb. 15. At 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of a package theft at a home in the area of Northern Parkway and East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood police said. The homeowner said when they arrived home they confronted two people inside their residence, police said. The duo fled north on foot across East Glen Avenue into a waiting getaway vehicle, a newer model red or burgundy colored Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said. The vehicle fled west on Glen Avenue toward North Maple Av…
Hundreds Line Up To Meet 50 Cent At Stew Leonard's In Paramus Hundreds Line Up To Meet 50 Cent At Stew Leonard's In Paramus
Hundreds Line Up To Meet 50 Cent At Stew Leonard's In Paramus 50 Cent can still draw a crowd. The legendary "Candy Shop" and "In Da Club" rapper hosted a bottle signing of his new Branson Cognac and Chemin du Roi champagne at Stew Leonard's on Wednesday, Feb. 21, attracting a crowd of hundreds of people. A few hundred fans lined up to see Musician and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. 50 Cent held a bottle signing... Posted by Paramus Police Department on Thursday, February 22, 2024 50 Cent a.ka. Curtis Jackson had previously done a signing at Stew Leonard's in Westchester County, NY.  Blake Leonard, the president of Stew Leonard's…
Suspected Toms River Hookah Lounge Killer Will Stay In Jail For Trial: Prosecutors Suspected Toms River Hookah Lounge Killer Will Stay In Jail For Trial: Prosecutors
Suspected Toms River Hookah Lounge Killer Will Stay In Jail For Trial: Prosecutors The man accused of murder in a triple shooting at a Toms River hookah lounge will have to stay in jail through his trial. A judge ordered on Thursday, Feb. 22 that Eric Manzanares, 24, of Asbury Park, will remain detained in the Ocean County Jail pending his trial, county prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced. He was charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Manzanares has been held in the county jail since Wednesday, Jan. 24, when he was extradited to New Jersey from Virginia. H…
Secaucus Ice Cream Shop Owner In Grave Condition Sees Community Support Secaucus Ice Cream Shop Owner In Grave Condition Sees Community Support
Secaucus Ice Cream Shop Owner In Grave Condition Sees Community Support Mike Flaherty, who has run Mike's Ice Cream in Secaucus for more than 40 years, is facing a grave prognosis after battling diabetes. Flaherty has been in and out of the hospital since last summer, due to medical complications from the diabetes. His health is declining quickly, Amaya Ocasio, who organized a fundraiser along with other employees from Mike's Ice Cream, said.  Hi everyone. As many know, Mike has been in and out of the hospital for months now. He is continuing to fight, but the... Posted by Mike's Ice Cream on Monday, February 19, 2024 The fundraiser, whi…
Fitness Trainer Killed On NJ Turnpike Mourned By Clients Fitness Trainer Killed On NJ Turnpike Mourned By Clients
Fitness Trainer Killed On NJ Turnpike Mourned By Clients A New York fitness studio is mourning the loss of one of its trainers, killed in a New Jersey Turnpike crash early this week. Jerome "Jerry" Christal-Gattanella was rear-ended and killed while his car was parked in the shoulder of the northbound side of the highway in Newark late Monday, Feb. 19, as previously reported by Daily Voice. The 42-year-old New York City resident worked as a trainer at Inwood Fitness, who announced his passing on Instagram.  One of his clients said she waited and waited for him to show up for their session the following day. He never did. "Jerry, I waited f…
Serial Hackensack Package Thief From NY Busted: Police Serial Hackensack Package Thief From NY Busted: Police
Serial Hackensack Package Thief From NY Busted: Police Police have arrested a Brooklyn, NY man who they say stole packages from Hackensack buildings last year. Kadien Jackson, 36, is accused of swiping packages from multiple apartments on Polifly Road and State Street between June and November 2023, Hackensack Police Capt. Michael Antista said. Jackson was arrested on Feb. 20 and charged with five counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree theft, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, and served a disorderly persons offense of criminal trespass, police said. He was being held in the Bergen County Jail pending his cou…