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EXCLUSIVE: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene EXCLUSIVE: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene
Exclusive: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene An East Rutherford man awaiting trial on child porn charges took his own life by drinking kerosene in the parking lot of a machine shop in Ringwood, multiple sources told Daily Voice. Building employees found the body of Michael Thomas Scheuerman, 41, in his car around 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, according to a police report. "He burned himself from the inside," a law enforcement source said Wednesday. "He was found hugging another bottle, apparently in case the first didn't do the job." Ringwood officers who responded to Bach Tools on Executive Parkway early Tuesday found Scheuerman's body in…
East Rutherford Tenant Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound With Son In Next Room East Rutherford Tenant Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound With Son In Next Room
East Rutherford Tenant Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound With Son In Next Room A 34-year-old tenant died of suicide in his East Rutherford apartment before dawn Wednesday, police reported. Officers who responded to the 3:16 a.m. May 15 call were directed to the second floor of the Mozart Street home, Police Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. They found the victim dead of a gunshot wound to the head on the kitchen floor, the captain said. He was pronounced at the scene. Responders said the man's 4-year-old son was in the next room at the time. ****** ALSO SEE: An East Rutherford man awaiting trial on child porn charges took his own life by drinking kerosene in the parking…
Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: NJSP Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: NJSP
Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: Njsp An emotionally troubled man died after jumping from a moving SUV on Route 287 over the weekend, New Jersey State Police said. The Ford was headed north when the 31-year-old rear-seat passenger from Connecticut opened the door and jumped out in the area of milepost 58.4 in Oakland around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, NJSP Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. The victim sustained a severe head injury and had stopped breathing, responders said. Oakland Police Sgt. Michael Griffin and Officers Karley Greulich and Hank Anderson conducted CPR before the man was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center …
HEARTBREAKING HISTORY: Suicidal Teen Rescued From Hackensack River For 4TH Time In Two Years HEARTBREAKING HISTORY: Suicidal Teen Rescued From Hackensack River For 4TH Time In Two Years
Heartbreaking History: Suicidal Teen Rescued From Hackensack River For 4TH Time In Two Years A troubled young local girl brought rescuers to a bridge over the Hackensack River for the fourth time in less than two years on Friday.  And like twice before, she nearly drowned. The girl also had guardian angels on her side once again -- this time a group of New Milford police officers. The youngster, now 16, was sitting on the edge of the Old New Bridge when Lt. Nelson Perez arrived around 2 p.m. April 12, New Milford Police Chief Brian Clancy said. The officer had gotten within 10 feet when she jumped, the chief said. The teen was treading water when Perez climbed over the…
Man Who Died By Suicide In NJ Prison Had Been 'Begging' For Help, Attorney Says Man Who Died By Suicide In NJ Prison Had Been 'Begging' For Help, Attorney Says
Man Who Died By Suicide In NJ Prison Had Been 'Begging' For Help, Attorney Says A 24-year-old Vineland man died last week in prison, and his family's attorney said his death was avoidable had he gotten the mental health treatment he'd been requesting. Phillip John Frascella II, 24, died by suicide on March 13 at the Northern State Prison in Newark, according to his family's attorney, Jennifer Torsiello Cassett. "We are looking into the circumstances surrounding this tragedy, but we do not have the prison file or surveillance video yet," Cassett said. "What we do know is that Northern State Prison is a dangerous place, and this is not the first time this parti…
STANDOFF: EDP Coaxed Down From Englewood Roof, Seized After Seeking Suicide-By-Cop STANDOFF: EDP Coaxed Down From Englewood Roof, Seized After Seeking Suicide-By-Cop
Standoff: EDP Coaxed Down From Englewood Roof, Seized After Seeking Suicide-By-Cop An hour-long standoff ended in Englewood early Friday with police seizing an emotionally disturbed man who climbed up on the roof of a local home and begged them to shoot him. Officers who responded to the Genesee Avenue home near Lafayette Place shortly after 7:30 a.m. June 23 already were familiar with the suicidal 33-year-old resident, Deputy Chief Matthew de la Rosa said. The knife-wielding resident was breaking windows and tossing objects from the third-floor roof while threatening to kill himself when they arrived, the deputy chief said. Police got him to release the knife, de la Ros…
Former Arts Foundation Director, Devoted North Jersey Mother Hillary Cooper-Piputtana Dies, 47 Former Arts Foundation Director, Devoted North Jersey Mother Hillary Cooper-Piputtana Dies, 47
Former Arts Foundation Director, Devoted North Jersey Mother Hillary Cooper-Piputtana Dies, 47 Condolences and heartfelt tributes are pouring in for Hillary Catherine Cooper-Piputtana, the former events director of an arts foundation and a devoted mother who died at her Bernardsville home on Sunday, June 11 aged 47. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Hillary was raised in Westfield and experienced many years in New York City before settling in Bernardsville in 2018, her obituary says. Hillary graduated from Kent Place School in Summit and New York University, where she earned a BA in sociology. She worked as the Manager, Artist Development for Island Records at Island Def Jam Music Group in …
HIGH DRAMA: Suicidal Man Rescued From Beneath GWB HIGH DRAMA: Suicidal Man Rescued From Beneath GWB
High Drama: Suicidal Man Rescued From Beneath GWB Police at the George Washington Bridge literally talked a suicidal man off a ledge Tuesday afternoon. Officers from the Port Authority and NYPD found the man perched on an I-beam and threatening to jump just below the bridge's Manhattan-bound lower level around 3:15 p.m. June 13, authority spokeswoman Lenis Valens said. The officers got him talking as colleagues closed the two right lower-level lanes on the eastbound side, witnesses said. Within a half-hour, they'd grabbed hold of the man, then carefully lifted him to safety. He was taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation, Valens sai…
Lyndhurst Police Chief Leads Christmastime Rescue Of Suicidal Man Lyndhurst Police Chief Leads Christmastime Rescue Of Suicidal Man
Lyndhurst Police Chief Leads Christmastime Rescue Of Suicidal Man A suicidal man was unconscious on the bathroom floor, a belt tied around his neck, when Lyndhurst Police Chief Richard Jarvis found him on Christmas Eve. Jarvis, who was closest to the home when the call came in around 3 p.m. Saturday, immediately removed the belt, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Officers Michael Carrino and James Colacci joined the chief and administered oxygen to the 26-year-old man, who eventually came to, the lieutenant said. He was taken to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus for psychological and physical evaluations, Auteri said. ****** The 988 Suicide …
HERO: 'It's Time To Go,' Would-Be GWB Jumper Tells Veteran Port Authority Police Officer HERO: 'It's Time To Go,' Would-Be GWB Jumper Tells Veteran Port Authority Police Officer
Hero: 'It's Time To Go,' Would-Be GWB Jumper Tells Veteran Port Authority Police Officer "It's time to go," a suicidal man perched on the outer railing of the George Washington Bridge told Port Authority Police Officer Stephen Gryboski. Gryboski isn't just any law enforcer, however. The senior officer at the PAPD's George Washington Bridge Command Center, Gryboski is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He also proudly wears the badge of his father, retired Port Authority Police Officer Frank Gryboski, who served the department from 1959 through 1980. He also has a slow heartbeat. A few years ago, a member of the public sent the department an unsolicited mes…
'Friend To All:' Mount Olive High School Graduate, Financial Analyst Joseph Barish Dies, 24 'Friend To All:' Mount Olive High School Graduate, Financial Analyst Joseph Barish Dies, 24
'Friend To All:' Mount Olive High School Graduate, Financial Analyst Joseph Barish Dies, 24 Mount Olive High School graduate and financial analyst Joseph R. Barish died in Hoboken on Saturday, Nov. 5. He was 24. Born in New Britain, CT, Joseph was raised in Budd Lake, where he played on the Mount Olive High School basketball team and graduated in 2016, his obituary says. Joseph attended the University of South Carolina, double majoring in finance and accounting while passionately supporting the Gamecocks. He also loved the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and the New England Patriots. He had been working as a financial analyst at Freshpet in Secaucus, according to his memorial. A…
HEROES: Hackensack Police Talk Down Teen Threatening To Jump From High-Rise Parking Deck HEROES: Hackensack Police Talk Down Teen Threatening To Jump From High-Rise Parking Deck
Heroes: Hackensack Police Talk Down Teen Threatening To Jump From High-Rise Parking Deck A troubled teen was perched on the ledge of a Hackensack high-rise parking deck when a group of city officers arrived and began talking with him. Sgt. Kley Peralta, Detective Chris Lara Nunez and Officers Frank Caneja and Matthew Debonis responded to the Excelsior II Apartments on Prospect Avenue around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Law enforcement officials call it "de-escalation," "crisis intervention" and other terms, but what the men in blue basically did was connect with the boy enough to get him off the ledge and keep him from hurting himself. He was then taken to a local hospital for an…
Suicidal Girl Perched On Bridge For Second Time In 24 Hours Grabbed By Elmwood Park Police Suicidal Girl Perched On Bridge For Second Time In 24 Hours Grabbed By Elmwood Park Police
Suicidal Girl Perched On Bridge For Second Time In 24 Hours Grabbed By Elmwood Park Police Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno is asking the state DOT to block access to the ledge of a bridge where a distraught girl was rescued by responders for the second time in less than 24 hours. Paterson firefighters who brought an aerial ladder to the Broadway bridge over Route 20 caught the 15-year-old girl on Wednesday during what Foligno said was an "extremely nerve-racking” incident. “We thought we were going to lose her.” HEART STOPPER: Suicidal Girl, 15, Loses Footing Atop North Jersey Bridge, Caught By Responders (Nov. 9) The girl was more agitated on Wednesday, Nov. 9, said F…
HERO: Distraught Man, 80, Pursuing Suicide Rescued By Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer HERO: Distraught Man, 80, Pursuing Suicide Rescued By Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer
Hero: Distraught Man, 80, Pursuing Suicide Rescued By Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer A Hasbrouck Heights police officer revived an 80-year-old man who authorities said was trying to kill himself. Officer Michael Renna found the man unconscious in his vehicle on a quiet stretch of Franklin Avenue between Oak Grove Avenue and Boulevard shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, according to a police report. The officer reportedly administered Narcan, which helped bring the man around. An ambulance took the man to Hackensack University Medical Center. Police, meanwhile, discovered a suicide note. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification also responded t…
Woman Struck, Instantly Killed By Train In Garfield Woman Struck, Instantly Killed By Train In Garfield
Woman Struck, Instantly Killed By Train In Garfield A woman was struck and instantly killed by a train in Garfield, authorities confirmed. NJ TRANSIT police were trying to identify the woman, who was hit by a train that wasn't in passenger service just west of Somerset Street near the Garfield station at 10:25 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. The Bergen County Line train was headed from Suffern to Hoboken, the agency's public information office reported. No injuries were reported to the crew on board. ****** The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to t…
Jersey Shore High School Soccer Goalie Jocelyn Walters Wanted To See The World Happy Jersey Shore High School Soccer Goalie Jocelyn Walters Wanted To See The World Happy
Jersey Shore High School Soccer Goalie Jocelyn Walters Wanted To See The World Happy A community is coming together to mourn the death of a Jersey Shore teen. Jocelyn Walters, affectionately known as "Jocey," died on Sept. 9, those who knew her say. A GoFundMe page organized by Rachel Hollywood seeks to raise funds for her grieving family from Belford. Whip-smart and an aspiring lawyer, Jocelyn was a high school sophomore and loved soccer, Hollywood said, noting she was an "outstanding goalie." "More than anything, she was kind," Hollywood said. "She rooted for the success of everyone around her and wanted to see the world happy! Beautiful inside and out, Jocey …
Troopers Save Suicidal Man Holding Knife To Neck After Fleeing From Warren County Traffic Stop Troopers Save Suicidal Man Holding Knife To Neck After Fleeing From Warren County Traffic Stop
Troopers Save Suicidal Man Holding Knife To Neck After Fleeing From Warren County Traffic Stop State troopers rescued a man who was holding a knife to his neck after fleeing from a traffic stop in Warren County. Troopers responded to a report of a driver who fled from Mansfield Township officers on Route 57, state police said in a release on Friday, Aug. 26. Troopers found the man and tried to pull him over, but he ignored their commands and kept driving before eventually coming to a stop on Route 31, police said. As troopers approached the man’s car, they saw him holding a knife to his neck and threatening to hurt himself. The troopers talked to the man briefly before convincing h…
Troopers Catch Suicidal Woman Trying To Jump From South Jersey Overpass Troopers Catch Suicidal Woman Trying To Jump From South Jersey Overpass
Troopers Catch Suicidal Woman Trying To Jump From South Jersey Overpass A pair of New Jersey State Troopers and a Glouceter Township officer are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a suicidal woman from leaping off of an overpass. Troopers Corey Beczo and Brandon Muessig were dispatched to the Route 42 overpass at exit 10A for the report of person sitting on the guardrail around 12:35 p.m. July 26. There, Gloucester Township officers were speaking with a 20-year-old woman who was in emotional distress and was contemplating jumping from the overpass.  As first responders talked to the woman, she let go of the railing. Detective Dicallmo of the …
‘Unthinkable:’ Beloved Hunterdon County High School Student Dies Suddenly At 16 ‘Unthinkable:’ Beloved Hunterdon County High School Student Dies Suddenly At 16
‘Unthinkable:’ Beloved Hunterdon County High School Student Dies Suddenly At 16 Beloved Hunterdon County high school student Anthony Joseph ‘AJ’ Zeoli died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, July 15. He was 16. Born in Allentown, PA, AJ lived in Sloatsburg, NY, before moving to Union Township about seven years ago, his obituary says. AJ was an upcoming senior at North Hunterdon Regional High School, where he was known as a class clown who was always able to make his friends laugh. He is also remembered for his polite and well-mannered nature, his memorial says. AJ had many hobbies in life, including skateboarding and snowboarding, nature and hunting, video games, ai…
Troubled Teen Rescued After Tense Moments On Hackensack River Troubled Teen Rescued After Tense Moments On Hackensack River
Troubled Teen Rescued After Tense Moments On Hackensack River A troubled teen was quickly pulled from the Hackensack River by emergency responders before dawn Saturday. New Milford Police Lt. Scott Petrie and Officers Jillian Agnello and Daniel O’Neill found the girl on the bridge on Old New Bridge Road around 3 a.m. She'd been reported missing earlier, Capt. Kevin Van Saders said. The officers were joined by a member of the Bergen County Regional Crisis Negotiation Team, New Milford firefighters, the Bergen County scuba team and River Edge police, the captain said. They were talking with the girl when she went into and then under the wate…
Troubled Teen On Hackensack River Bridge Saved By Officer Whose Brother Recently Rescued Her Troubled Teen On Hackensack River Bridge Saved By Officer Whose Brother Recently Rescued Her
Troubled Teen On Hackensack River Bridge Saved By Officer Whose Brother Recently Rescued Her SIBLING HEROES: A suicidal teen who threatened to jump into the Hackensack River was rescued by a New Milford police officer whose brother saved the very same girl two months ago, authorities said. Responding Officer Sam Doran found the troubled 14-year-old sitting on the railing of the Old New Bridge Road bridge shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Police Chief Brian Clancy said. It took a half-hour or so, but Doran established a rapport with the girl -- enough so that she was willing to fist-bump him, the chief said. As she did, the officer grabbed the youngster and pulled her from the rail…
Mom Of Sailor Who Recently Attempted Suicide On Death Riddled USS George Washington Speaks Out Mom Of Sailor Who Recently Attempted Suicide On Death Riddled USS George Washington Speaks Out
Mom Of Sailor Who Recently Attempted Suicide On Death Riddled USS George Washington Speaks Out Another sailor on the US Navy ship based in Virginia linked to 10 service member deaths — seven of which were suicides — this year has attempted suicide, according to his mom who is speaking out in an exclusive interview with Daily Voice. The sailor's mom, Amanda, and ER nurse from Kansas, said her son was never one to talk much about his feelings. When he boarded the USS George Washington in December 2021, that trend continued.  So when she learned her son attempted suicide while onboard the ship on Monday, May 9, she wanted to provide a glimpse into what life looks like on …
Mom Of Former Miss USA Reveals Final Text Message Before NYC Suicide Mom Of Former Miss USA Reveals Final Text Message Before NYC Suicide
Mom Of Former Miss USA Reveals Final Text Message Before NYC Suicide Cheslie Kryst was almost always smiley and bubbly. She was a high achiever, naturally curious, and spoke up for others.  You'd never guess that behind closed doors that the attorney and former Miss USA battled depression intensely. She hid it expertly, her mom April Simpkins said on a recent episode of "Red Table Talk" hosted by Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith. "Depression is not always marked by someone laying in bed, unable to do anything," Simpkins said. "You know, there are people out there who are high-functioning who can get through the day because they wear the face,…
Video Shows Trooper Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass Video Shows Trooper Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass
Video Shows Trooper Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass A 39-year-old man contemplating a leap from a Route 78 overpass last week has a New Jersey State Trooper to thank for his life. Sitting on the guardrail, the man was yelling and emotional when Trooper Luckenson Noel arrived at the Ramsey Avenue overpass in Hillside around 6:30 p.m. March 2. "Get away from me," the man yelled. Noel listened, he stepped back. But he didn't stop talking. Knowing his words were a matter of life and death, Noel opened up to the man about how he lost his dad when he was young. Turns out, the suicidal man lost a parent of his own. In sharing his own life st…
Woman Threatening To Jump Closes Upper Level Of GWB Woman Threatening To Jump Closes Upper Level Of GWB
Woman Threatening To Jump Closes Upper Level Of GWB The upper level of the George Washington Bridge was closed while New York City police rescued a woman who threatened to jump. Several members of the NYPD Emergency Services Unit converged on a railing above a ledge where the woman had perched herself on the Washington Heights side of the bridge's eastbound lanes around 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. Responders said she had a knife. The officers "were able to successfully engage the individual in conversation before rescuing her from the ledge" about 90 minutes later, NYPD Special Operations reported. The bridge was reopened and the woman was ta…
Disturbing Video Shows Newark Officers Saving Suicidal Man Hanging In Garage Disturbing Video Shows Newark Officers Saving Suicidal Man Hanging In Garage
Disturbing Video Shows Newark Officers Saving Suicidal Man Hanging In Garage A disturbing video released by Newark police shows officers rescuing a suicidal man who tried hanging himself in a garage (scroll for video). Police responded to a call about an attempted suicide on Kossuth Street around 9 a.m. Monday,  Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said. When the officers arrived, they searched the home and found a man in the garage standing on a step stool with a rope around his neck.  The officers lifted the man off of the step stool while another officer cut the rope that was attached to a beam in the garage. “I commend the officers for remaining calm w…
HEROES: Ridgefield Park Officers Talk Suicidal Teaneck Man Off Bridge HEROES: Ridgefield Park Officers Talk Suicidal Teaneck Man Off Bridge
Heroes: Ridgefield Park Officers Talk Suicidal Teaneck Man Off Bridge Ridgefield Park police talked a distraught Teaneck man off a bridge over the Hackensack River on Saturday. A concerned passerby called police, who found the 33-year-old man "acting irrationally and apparently having a mental health episode" on the Ridgefield Park side of the Winant Avenue (Route 46) bridge shortly after 9 a.m., Police Chief Joseph Rella said. Officer Camryn Garcia was joined by Officers Corey Buljeta and Joseph Avila and Sgt. Will Morton, the chief said. The man told them that they'd "ruined his plan of jumping off the bridge," Rella said. However, he "was calm and coopera…
Pro Poker Player Seeks $1.25M In Damages For Lifetime Borgata Ban Pro Poker Player Seeks $1.25M In Damages For Lifetime Borgata Ban
Pro Poker Player Seeks $1.25M In Damages For Lifetime Borgata Ban A professional poker player is suing the Borgata after an apparently offhand comment he made to a desk clerk about jumping out of a window got him banned for life. Scott Robbins of Millbury, Massachusetts is seeking more than $1.25 million, a major portion of which he alleges represents lost earnings from Atlantic City poker tournaments, court papers show. The suit says Robbins, 54, was checking in at the popular hotel and casino for a Borgata $3,500 Main Event in September 2019 when a front desk clerk asked if he wanted a high or low floor for his room. “If I had to jump from a high floor…
WATCH: Newark Officer Climbs Out On Roof To Stop Suicidal Teen From Jump WATCH: Newark Officer Climbs Out On Roof To Stop Suicidal Teen From Jump
Watch: Newark Officer Climbs Out On Roof To Stop Suicidal Teen From Jump Newly-released video footage shows a Newark police officer stop a suicidal girl from jumping off of a roof. Fourth Precinct Officer Elijah Melvin arrived on scene just after 5 p.m. June 23, and removed a window from the home to get closer to the girl, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said. Melvin climbed out onto the roof and spoke compassionately toward the girl, who said she had been feeling distraught after losing her older brother. The officer shared with her his own relationship with his younger sister, telling her that her brother would want her to live her life to the f…
WATCH: Newark Officers Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass (Video) WATCH: Newark Officers Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass (Video)
Watch: Newark Officers Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass (Video) A video shows the moments Newark police officers rescued a suicidal man from a Route 78 overpass. The officers responded to an area underneath overpass at Watson and Elizabeth avenues where the distraught man was found perched on the overpass ready to jump around 11:30 p.m. May 4, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said. The man can be heard in the 2-minute and 44-second video shouting he wanted to end his life because he was unemployed. A calm officer explains the department has services to help him find a job.  After nearly two minutes, he agrees, and officers help h…
HEROES: Glen Rock Police Rescue Suicidal Man Who Threatened To Jump In Front Of Train HEROES: Glen Rock Police Rescue Suicidal Man Who Threatened To Jump In Front Of Train
Heroes: Glen Rock Police Rescue Suicidal Man Who Threatened To Jump In Front Of Train A crying Hoboken man told Glen Rock police who found him pacing back and forth at the local train station that he wanted to end it all, authorities said. Responding to a call from a concerned citizen, Officers John Tarantino and James McGill, along with Detective T.J. Graziani, found the troubled 44-year-old man at the Bergen Line Train Station near Harding Plaza, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. He told Tarantino that he was about to jump in front of a train but spotted several children nearby and "did not want to commit suicide in front of them,” the chief said. After about 20 minutes, …