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Scratch-Off Lotto Tickets Stolen From Newark Store: Police Scratch-Off Lotto Tickets Stolen From Newark Store: Police
Scratch-Off Lotto Tickets Stolen From Newark Store: Police Two men are at-large after breaking into a business in Newark on the early morning of Friday, July 19, and stealing money and scratch-off lottery tickets, authorities said. At 1:30 a.m., a man arrived at a store on the 300 block of South Orange Avenue and struck the business' camera with a stick, breaking it, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. At 3:40 a.m., the suspect was joined by another man  and they broke a glass window and one man climbed into the store while the other acted as lookout,  Fragé said. The thieves made off with scratch-off lottery tickets and $570 …
Dollar General Robbed At Gunpoint, Employee Assaulted: Newark PD Dollar General Robbed At Gunpoint, Employee Assaulted: Newark PD
Dollar General Robbed At Gunpoint, Employee Assaulted: Newark PD A Dollar General in Newark was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday, July 21, authorities said. At 8:29 a.m., a man entered Dollar General at 420 Springfield Avenue through the right side rear entrance and demanded cash from the cashier, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. The suspect gestured he had a handgun and assaulted the employee on her left side, Fragé said. The employee opened the store's safe and gave the suspect a deposit bag containing $3,776.73, Fragé said. After taking the money, the suspect exited the store and headed northbound on South 6th Street, Fr…
Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police
Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police Three teenagers were arrested on this week after stealing a vehicle and leading police on a pursuit last month in Secaucus, authorities said. On Sunday, June 16, at 4:57 a.m., police spotted a teen breaking into an Audi Q5 and Jeep Wrangler, parked at a residence on the 600 block of 4th Street, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. The teen ran toward an awaiting Kia Sportage, filled with occupants wearing ski masks, and flee the area, Miller said. The Kia Sportage was stolen out of Jersey City on Wednesday, June 12 and police attempted to stop the vehicle, Miller said. The vehicle…
Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds
Man On FBI's 'Most Wanted' List Captured In California 15 Years After NJ Robbery Tie-Up: Feds A man who has been on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list for a 2009 armed robbery of a New Jersey restaurant has been captured in California. Kofi Edwards, 51, was arrested without incident in Sacramento, CA following a tip from the public, the FBI's Newark Central Jersey Safe Streets Task Force announced. FBI Newark had offered up to $10,000 leading to Edward’s arrest and will pay out the reward. On March 17, 2009, Edwards and several others allegedly went into a Woodbridge restaurant, using a weapon to rob the business and tie up three people.  Edwards was charged with Hob…
Man Robbed At Gunpoint, Assaulted: Newark PD Man Robbed At Gunpoint, Assaulted: Newark PD
Man Robbed At Gunpoint, Assaulted: Newark PD A man was robbed at gunpoint of $1,600 and assaulted in Newark on the early morning of Saturday, June 6, authorities said. At 2 a.m., police responded to the 40 block of Napoleon Street and found a man suffering from lacerations to his face after he was assaulted and robbed by two to three suspects, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said. Two of the men exited the vehicle and approached the man from behind, striking him in the face with a handgun, Fragé said. During the attack, the man fell to the ground, and the suspects took his wallet, containing $1,600, identification an…
Man Shot In Newark: Police Man Shot In Newark: Police
Man Shot In Newark: Police A man was shot in Newark on the morning of Sunday, July 7, authorities said. At 10:43 a.m., police responded to Fourth Avenue and N. 13th Street and found a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his leg, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said. The man was later taken to a nearby hospital,  Fragé said. Police are looking for two people for questioning after they left the scene and walked pass the victim as he lay on the ground, Fragé said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the  the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-…
Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops
Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops A 22-year-old sex offender was found to have violated Megan's Law statutes after police caught him groping a woman on a Bayonne street, authorities said. Tariq Baker, of Bayonne, approached the female victim around 3:05 p.m. Monday, July 8 and grabbed her buttocks on East 50th Street, Bayonne Police Detective Sgt. William Dundas said. Baker, who is known to wear prescription glasses, fled on foot but was apprehended by officers responding to the 9-1-1 call, Dundas said.  Baker also gave officers a false name. During processing, it was discovered that Baker failed to notify Law En…
Toms River Woman Admits To Killing Roommate With Shower Rod, Wooden Board: Prosecutors Toms River Woman Admits To Killing Roommate With Shower Rod, Wooden Board: Prosecutors
Toms River Woman Admits To Killing Roommate With Shower Rod, Wooden Board: Prosecutors A Toms River woman admitted to her role in the death of her roommate, a former Manchester High School janitor, authorities said. Mary Carbone, 60, pleaded guilty on Monday, July 8 to aggravated manslaughter, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release. She was previously indicted for murder in the death of 55-year-old Frank Stochel of Toms River. Manchester Township police responded to a report of an unresponsive man at a home on Sixth Avenue in the Pine Lake Park section of the township on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Officers found Stochel's body on the …
Murder Suspect Dies By Suicide After SWAT Standoff In NJ Town, Prosecutor Says Murder Suspect Dies By Suicide After SWAT Standoff In NJ Town, Prosecutor Says
Murder Suspect Dies By Suicide After SWAT Standoff In NJ Town, Prosecutor Says A man wanted in the killing of a Seaside Heights mom in Manchester died by suicide after a SWAT standoff in Toms River on Friday, July 5, authorities said. Maxwell Johnston, 35, had been wanted in the murder of 25-year-old Gabriella Caroleo of Seaside Heights on Thursday, June 27. Following an hours-long standoff at 1905 Ravenwood Drive in Toms River, Johnston took his own life, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said. MANCHESTER MURDER SUSPECT TAKES OWN LIFE AFTER STANDOFF WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT IN TOMS RIVER Ocean County Prosecutor... Posted by Jersey Coast Emergency News on&nb…
Woman, Child Critical After July Fourth Attack By Newark Man In East Orange: Prosecutor Woman, Child Critical After July Fourth Attack By Newark Man In East Orange: Prosecutor
Woman, Child Critical After July Fourth Attack By Newark Man In East Orange: Prosecutor A 27-year-old Newark man has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and more in the attack on an East Orange woman and two small children early Thursday, July 4, authorities said. Officers were called to the 100 block of Park Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on reports of a disturbance where they found the woman and one child suffering from life-threatening injuries, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II said. Another child suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. All three victims were rushed to University Hospital in Newark. Meanwhile, that even…
Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutors Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutors
Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutors A man was fatally shot in Newark on the evening of Tuesday, July 2, authorities said. At 9:30 p.m., police responded to the 200 block of Park Avenue and found an unresponsive male suffering from a gunshot wound, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Frage said.  The man was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:00 pm, Stephens and Frage said. The identity of the victim has not been released, Stephens and Frage said. The shooting is being investigated by the Homicide Task Force and the Newark Pol…
Man Carjacked At Gunpoint: Newark PD Man Carjacked At Gunpoint: Newark PD
Man Carjacked At Gunpoint: Newark PD A man was carjacked at gunpoint on the early morning of Wednesday, June 26, authorities said. At 5 a.m., a man was parked on the 700 block of South 17th Street when he was approached by a Black man, wearing a black sweater and black face mask and brandishing a firearm, who opened his driver-side door and demanded he get out of the vehicle, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. The victim proceeded to run westbound until he came upon an ambulance at 18th Avenue and South 18th Street, and EMS called police on his behalf, Fragé said. Detectives investigating this incident observed s…
Suspect Arrested After Newark Stabbing: Police Suspect Arrested After Newark Stabbing: Police
Suspect Arrested After Newark Stabbing: Police A suspect is in custody following a stabbing on the early morning of Newark on Sunday, June 30, authorities said. At 7 a.m., police responded to West Market Street and Central Avenue for a report of a stabbing, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. Police located a man who had been stabbed by another man following an alteration, Fragé said. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition, Fragé said.  A suspect was arrested, though he has not been identified by police. The incident remains under inve…
SoHo Slaying: Popular Bayonne Sneaker Reseller 'Upscale Cracc' Victim Of Cold-Blooded Killing SoHo Slaying: Popular Bayonne Sneaker Reseller 'Upscale Cracc' Victim Of Cold-Blooded Killing
SoHo Slaying: Popular Bayonne Sneaker Reseller 'Upscale Cracc' Victim Of Cold-Blooded Killing Details are emerging in the killing of a 31-year-old Bayonne man early Tuesday, June 25 in Lower Manhattan. Complex Sneakers identified Javier Osorio-Mejia, aka "Upscale Cracc," as the victim of the early-morning SoHo killing. Rest in peace to Upscale Cracc, born Javier Osorio-Mejia, a reseller who was a mainstay at sneaker releases in New York City for years. If there was a lineup happening, Cracc was there. According to local news reports, he was the victim of a robbery that turned fatal in Soho in… pic.twitter.com/F14lFTrlF6 — Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) June 25, 2024 The NY…
Man Shot In Jersey City Won't Tell Police What Happened: Officials Man Shot In Jersey City Won't Tell Police What Happened: Officials
Man Shot In Jersey City Won't Tell Police What Happened: Officials A man was shot in Jersey City on the late evening of Sunday, June 23, authorities said. At 10:30 p.m., a man walked into Jersey City Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his ankle, Kimberly Wallace-Scalfione, a spokesman for the mayor's office said. He was shot in the area of Stegman Avenue, Wallace-Scalfione said. The man is refusing to provide other pertinent information and the investigation is ongoing, Wallace-Scalfione said. 
NJ Ambulance Driver Arrested On Child Porn Charges Involving 13-Year-Olds, Sheriff Says NJ Ambulance Driver Arrested On Child Porn Charges Involving 13-Year-Olds, Sheriff Says
NJ Ambulance Driver Arrested On Child Porn Charges Involving 13-Year-Olds, Sheriff Says A newly-hired volunteer ambulance driver and landscaper from Passaic County is facing child porn charges out of Illinois involving two 13-year-old children, authorities said. Victor E. Meza Valdez, 26, of Ringwood, was arrested on June 20, by detectives with the Passaic County Sheriff's Office on a warrant out of McHenry County, IL, Acting Passaic County Sheriff Gary Gairdina said. During the search of Valdez's home, detectives seized several of his electronic devices, which will be transferred to the McHenry County State Attorney’s Office. Valdez faces various child pornography charg…
Jersey City Man Stole From Union City Homeowner's Association: Prosecutor Jersey City Man Stole From Union City Homeowner's Association: Prosecutor
Jersey City Man Stole From Union City Homeowner's Association: Prosecutor A 39-year-old Jersey City man was arrested and charged on Monday, June 17 with stealing more than $150,000 from a homeowner's association in Union City, authorities said. Eric Li misused funds from the homeowner's association for personal gain while he served as board president from 2017 to 2023, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. He was charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking, Suarez said. He was released pending his first court appearance next month, Suarez said.
Woman Stabbed In Elizabeth: Authorities Woman Stabbed In Elizabeth: Authorities
Woman Stabbed In Elizabeth: Authorities A woman was stabbed in Elizabeth on Friday, June 14, authorities said. At 10:30 p.m., a woman stabbed was on the 600 block Fulton Street by a man, who was later apprehended by law enforcement, a spokeswoman for the city said. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition, authorities said.
GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot
Gotcha! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot UPDATE: Authorities captured a man who stabbed a woman in the parking lot of CNBC corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. 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, the prosecutor 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, opened the window, …
Killer Who Aimed To 'Flood Streets' Of Trenton With Heroin Gets 17-Year Minimum In Fed Pen Killer Who Aimed To 'Flood Streets' Of Trenton With Heroin Gets 17-Year Minimum In Fed Pen
Killer Who Aimed To 'Flood Streets' Of Trenton With Heroin Gets 17-Year Minimum In Fed Pen 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Jerome “Righteous" Roberts will have to see his 70th birthday before he can taste freedom again. A convicted killer who aimed to "flood the streets" of Trenton with a "motherlode" of heroin, Roberts, 53, was sentenced this week to what will be a minimum of 17 years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring that once dominated the capital city. Federal jurors had convicted Roberts, of Delran, of drug conspiracy following a three-week trial in Trenton in October 2021. U.S. District Judge Georgette Castner, in turn, sentenced the Bloods gang leader to a 245-month prison sentence t…
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 …
Newark Ex-Con Admits Dealing Heroin, Cocaine, Firearm Possession, Feds Say Newark Ex-Con Admits Dealing Heroin, Cocaine, Firearm Possession, Feds Say
Newark Ex-Con Admits Dealing Heroin, Cocaine, Firearm Possession, Feds Say A 34-year-old Newark man recently pleaded guilty to dealing cocaine and heroin, and possessing a firearm despite being a convicted felon, authorities said. In Jan. 2021, law enforcement recovered envelopes containing heroin, jugs containing cocaine and a loaded firearm from Naiem Moore's vehicle, US Attorney Philip Sellinger said.  Moore had used the same firearm in a shooting and attempted assault in Sept. 2020, Sellinger said. Moore pleaded guilty to two counts of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, one count of possession with intent t…
Two Juveniles Arrested After Men Shot With BB Guns: Montclair Police Two Juveniles Arrested After Men Shot With BB Guns: Montclair Police
Two Juveniles Arrested After Men Shot With BB Guns: Montclair Police Two Bloomfield juveniles were arrested after firing BB guns in Montclair on Sunday, June 9, that struck multiple people, police said. Two men were standing outside The Meat Locker on Park Street when they were struck by BB's from a pellet gun that were fired from a passing vehicle, Montclair police said. One man was struck in the nose while the other was struck in the neck, police said. Both men refused medical attention. Two boys were stopped on Chestnut Street and found to be in possession of the pellet guns, police said. The men were unable to make identification of the suspects, police …
Man Shot In Newark: Police Man Shot In Newark: Police
Man Shot In Newark: Police A man was shot in Newark on the evening of Monday, June 10, authorities said. At 6:26 p.m., police responded to Vanderpool Street near Sherman Avenue and found a man who had been shot, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. He was transported to University Hospital and is in critical but stable condition, Fragé said. The shooting remains under investigation, Fragé said.
NYPD Busts Dad Of Saquon Barkley With Loaded Gun In Unregistered Corvette NYPD Busts Dad Of Saquon Barkley With Loaded Gun In Unregistered Corvette
Nypd Busts Dad Of Saquon Barkley With Loaded Gun In Unregistered Corvette The father of Philadelphia Eagles running back Saquon Barkley was arrested with a loaded gun in a New York City traffic stop this week, police said. Police stopped Alibay Barkley, 55, of Whitehall, PA, in a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette with an obstructed license plates that didn't match the car, at East 140 St. and Third Avenue around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, the NYPD said. An investigation found that Barkley had a loaded gun and that the car was unregistered, police said. According to 6abc, Barkley told police the pink gun shared to X by the NYPD was his wife's gun that they keep for safet…
NABBED: Second Teen Wanted For Paterson Murder From Last Fall Captured In Pennsy NABBED: Second Teen Wanted For Paterson Murder From Last Fall Captured In Pennsy
Nabbed: Second Teen Wanted For Paterson Murder From Last Fall Captured In Pennsy 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 19-year-old fugitive wanted for killing a 23-year-old Morris County man and wounding two others in a hail of gunfire in Paterson last fall was captured in Pennsylvania, authorities announced on Thursday. The arrest of Brayan Caraballo follows the seizure of a 16-year-old boy three weeks after the Oct. 3 broad-daylight ambush at the corner of Broadway and Rosa Parks Boulevard. Jerrell Wright was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center shortly after the 3:47 p.m. shooting, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge…
Vehicle In Pipe Assault Robbery Last Seen In Clifton, Police Say Vehicle In Pipe Assault Robbery Last Seen In Clifton, Police Say
Vehicle In Pipe Assault Robbery Last Seen In Clifton, Police Say A man was assaulted with a pipe and robbed in Newark on the early morning of Friday, May 31, authorities said. At 3:41 a.m., two men and a woman struck the man with a metal pipe in his head, face, back and arm on the 400 block of North 5th Street, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. The trio took the man's iPhone, $700 in cash and then fled in a silver 2006 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck with New Jersey license plate P97RBZ, Fragé said.  The four-door vehicle was seen in Clifton but frequents Clifton Avenue in Newark and Washington Avenue in Belleville, Fragé …
Reality Bites NJ ‘Real Housewives’ Ex Convicted Of Hiring Mobster To Beat Wife’s New Man Reality Bites NJ ‘Real Housewives’ Ex Convicted Of Hiring Mobster To Beat Wife’s New Man
Reality Bites NJ ‘Real Housewives’ Ex Convicted Of Hiring Mobster To Beat Wife’s New Man 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Reality bit the ex-husband of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member Dina Manzo when he was convicted Tuesday of getting a mob soldier to throw her new beau a beating. Restaurateur Thomas Manzo, 59, who lives in the affluent Bergen County suburb of Franklin Lakes, rejected a plea deal from federal prosecutors and took his chances with a jury. That didn’t go so good. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Newark convicted Manzo on June 4 of committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering, along with conspiracy and falsifying documents during a grand jury investigation. Althou…
SEE ANYTHING? Pedestrian, 28, Critically Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver In Guttenberg SEE ANYTHING? Pedestrian, 28, Critically Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver In Guttenberg
SEE Anything? Pedestrian, 28, Critically Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver In Guttenberg It's one of the busiest intersections in the area, but no one apparently saw a 28-year-old pedestrian struck and critically injured over the weekend by a hit-and-run driver in Guttenberg. Now authorities are seeking help from the public. The victim remained stable at Jersey City Medical Center with life-threatening injuries following the crash at the corner of Park Avenue and 70th Street shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said on Monday. The prosecutor didn't share any type of description or direction of travel of the vehicle. She did ask tha…
Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD
Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD A repeat offender heartlessly punched a disabled man on a Ridgefield Park street and took the 75 cents he'd been carrying for bus fare, authorities said. Joshua Bendewald, 30, approached the victim near the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue and “asked him how much money he had” around 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Ridgefield Park Police Lt. Justin Tress said. The 64-year-old victim said he had only the 75-cent bus fare he held in his hand, which the robber took, the lieutenant said. When the victim said he didn’t have any more, Tress said, Bendewald punched him in the face, knocking the m…
Irvington Man Shot In Maplewood, Police Say Irvington Man Shot In Maplewood, Police Say
Irvington Man Shot In Maplewood, Police Say A 24-year-old Irvington man was shot in Maplewood on Friday, May 31, authorities said. At 11:30 p.m., officers responded to Jacoby Street near Brown Street on a report of shots fired an found a 24-year-old man lying in the street, suffering from gunshot wounds, Maplewood police said in a release. Residents can expect extra police presence in the area, officers said. Anyone with information is asked asked to contact the Maplewood Police Department at 973-762-3400.