NEW DETAILS: Missing NJ State Park Hiker Found In Rockland, Thanks To Facebook, Ring NEW DETAILS: Missing NJ State Park Hiker Found In Rockland, Thanks To Facebook, Ring
NEW Details: Missing NJ State Park Hiker Found In Rockland, Thanks To Facebook, Ring 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 63-year-old hiker from Wayne who'd gone missing in Ringwood State Park was found a few miles away the next day across the state line in Rockland County, authorities said. Police say they can thank Ring and Facebook. Carol Fumiko Heimbach was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern after she was located in Sloatsburg around 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, said Caryn Shinske, the senior press officer for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She was none the worse for wear, although still a bit disoriented from a night in the woods, responders said. Heimback, who r…
NJ Coach Charged With Sexually Assaulting Second Child NJ Coach Charged With Sexually Assaulting Second Child
NJ Coach Charged With Sexually Assaulting Second Child 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A North Jersey youth strength and conditioning coach who’s already awaiting trial first for a double-fatal car crash in Lodi and then for repeated sex assaults of a child is back in jail. Donald Kumar Davis, 33, of Lyndhurst was charged by detectives with sexually assaulting a second child, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on Monday, March, 4. Davis -- formerly of Nutley -- was previously accused of killing a retired Albanian police chief and a Garfield Walmart manager when he slammed his 2015 Dodge Charger into their car as the immigrant couple as they emerged from t…
'Fun Uncle, Best Bud:' Driver Killed In NJ Crash Mourned By Loved Ones 'Fun Uncle, Best Bud:' Driver Killed In NJ Crash Mourned By Loved Ones
'Fun Uncle, Best Bud:' Driver Killed In NJ Crash Mourned By Loved Ones Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Rob Lafferty III, the victim of a weekend crash in Gloucester County. Lafferty's Kia Optima veered off the 3500 block of West Malaga Road into the oncoming lane of traffic before hitting a landscaping stone, several mailboxes and a tree before coming to rest in Franklin Township Saturday night, March 2, local police said. Lafferty was hospitalized where he was pronounced dead while his 41-year-old male passenger suffered a possible broken wrist, police said. Lafferty's obituary on the Norton Funeral Home website says he was a delivery driver for…
UPDATE: Hiker Who Went Missing In Ringwood State Park Found In Rockland UPDATE: Hiker Who Went Missing In Ringwood State Park Found In Rockland
Update: Hiker Who Went Missing In Ringwood State Park Found In Rockland UPDATE: A 63-year-old hiker from Wayne who'd gone missing in Ringwood State Park was found a few miles away the next day across the state line in Rockland County, authorities said. Police say they can thank Ring and Facebook. Carol Fumiko Heimbach was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern after she was located in Sloatsburg around 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, said Caryn Shinske, the senior press officer for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She was none the worse for wear, although still a bit disoriented from a night in the woods, responders said. Heimback, …
Elementary School Principal Stole $700 From Main Office In South Jersey: Police Elementary School Principal Stole $700 From Main Office In South Jersey: Police
Elementary School Principal Stole $700 From Main Office In South Jersey: Police A 46-year-old school principal from Burlington County has been charged with theft, authorities said. Colleen Schroeder, 46, of Hainesport, is accused of taking more than $700 in cash found missing from the main office at the Helen L. Beeler Elementary School in late February, Evesham police said on Monday, March 4. The Evesham Township School District superintendent issued a statement saying that Schroeder was already on an unrelated leave and will remain on leave pending the outcome of the case. The money that was stolen belonged to the Evesham Township School District, pol…
NJ High School Teacher, 68, Punched Female Student In Head: Prosecutor NJ High School Teacher, 68, Punched Female Student In Head: Prosecutor
NJ High School Teacher, 68, Punched Female Student In Head: Prosecutor A 68-year-old Bayonne High School teacher was arrested after punching a female student in the head, authorities said. Joseph Mingoia, who lives in Bayonne, has been on administrative leave since the Jan. 22 incident, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said on Monday, March 4. That day, “two students were involved in an altercation on school property,” the prosecutor said. “After multiple staff members intervened, Mingoia struck a female juvenile in the head with a closed hand.” Mingoia was arrested last Friday, March 1, following an investigation by members of her Special Victims Unit …
MURDER-SUICIDE: Man Kills GF Then Himself In NJ Residence, Police Say MURDER-SUICIDE: Man Kills GF Then Himself In NJ Residence, Police Say
Murder-suicide: Man Kills GF Then Himself In NJ Residence, Police Say Police are investigating the murder-suicide of a Camden County couple, they said. Alexander Morales, 44, is believed to have shot his 39-year-old girlfriend Katherine Andujar in the head before turning the gun on himself in Lindenwold, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay alongside Lindenwold Police Chief Michael McCarthy, Jr. Police performing a welfare check on the 400 block of East Gibbsboro Road found Andujar having suffered a gunshot wound to her head and Morales, a gunshot wound to his chest, McCarthy and MacAulay said. No further details were released.
Teen Driver Killed Walking Into Live Power Line After South Jersey Crash Teen Driver Killed Walking Into Live Power Line After South Jersey Crash
Teen Driver Killed Walking Into Live Power Line After South Jersey Crash A 17-year-old driver survived crashing into a utility pole but was electrocuted to death when he walked into a downed power line in South Jersey, authorities said. New Jersey State Police troopers responded to the crash on East Point Road in Maurice River, Cumberland County, at about 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, according to Trooper Troy McNair, a NJSP spokesman The Millville teenager was driving a Ford northbound on East Point Road when he lost control and struck a utility pole, overturning, McNair said. His name was not released because of his age. The pole and electrical wires were top…
South Jersey Man Accused Of Beating Mom Dead Arrested In Pennsylvania: Prosecutor South Jersey Man Accused Of Beating Mom Dead Arrested In Pennsylvania: Prosecutor
South Jersey Man Accused Of Beating Mom Dead Arrested In Pennsylvania: Prosecutor A man accused of beating his mother to death in Camden County has been arrested in Pennsylvania, authorities said. James Doran, 30, of Blackwood, NJ, was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police in Bedford, PA, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Doran is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Lillian Doran, 65, of Blackwood on Saturday, March 2, said Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay alongside Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins. On Saturday, at about 10:20 a.m., Gloucester Township police received a 911…
FOUND! Authorities Confirm End Of Search For Missing Woman In Ringwood State Park FOUND! Authorities Confirm End Of Search For Missing Woman In Ringwood State Park
Found! Authorities Confirm End Of Search For Missing Woman In Ringwood State Park 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 63-year-old hiker from Wayne who'd gone missing in Ringwood State Park was found a few miles away the next day across the state line in Rockland County, authorities said. Police say they can thank Ring and Facebook. Carol Fumiko Heimbach was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern after she was located in Sloatsburg around 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, said Caryn Shinske, the senior press officer for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She was none the worse for wear, although still a bit disoriented from a night in the woods, responders said. Heimback, …
Eagles Defensive Star Donates K9 To Atlantic City Police Department Eagles Defensive Star Donates K9 To Atlantic City Police Department
Eagles Defensive Star Donates K9 To Atlantic City Police Department A Philadelphia Eagles defensive star helped the Atlantic City Police Department hire one of its newest members, authorities said. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox donated K9 Carlo to Atlantic City police, the department said in a Facebook post on Monday, Mar. 4. K9 Officer Robert Reynolds and K9 Carlo graduated from the Atlantic County police academy's K9 patrol and drug-detection course in Corbin City on Friday, Mar. 1. Officer Reynolds and K9 Carlo were given the John “Sonny” Burke Award, which was voted on by their classmates. Reynolds's car was also renumbered to "…
'Lost Everything': At Least Six Without Homes After South Jersey Fire 'Lost Everything': At Least Six Without Homes After South Jersey Fire
'Lost Everything': At Least Six Without Homes After South Jersey Fire At least six people were without homes after several houses caught fire in Atlantic County, officials said. The New Jersey chapter of the American Red Cross said it was helping six people from two families after a multi-house fire on Liverpool Avenue in Egg Harbor City on Friday, Mar. 1. Red Cross volunteers assisted with immediate needs like housing, food, and clothing. According to a GoFundMe page, the fire started at around 9 a.m. and spread to the home of Thomasita Ramos. More than $550 from at least 12 donations had been raised on the GoFundMe page as of Monday, Mar. 4. Thom…
Local Bands Mourn Loss Of Audio Engineer, 41, Killed In AC Expressway Crash Local Bands Mourn Loss Of Audio Engineer, 41, Killed In AC Expressway Crash
Local Bands Mourn Loss Of Audio Engineer, 41, Killed In AC Expressway Crash The sudden death of a 41-year-old audio engineer is sending shockwaves through the Atlantic City and Philadelphia music scene. Matthew T. Martin, of Audubon, was heading east in Winslow Township when he ran off the road to the left and struck a tree in the center median around 6:45 p.m., New Jersey State Police Sgt. Charles Marchan said. Martin's car, a Honda SUV, went up in flames near milepost 36.9 in Winslow Township, and he died, Marchan said. Martin's social media pages show he is an audio engineer, and owner of Martin Audio Productions LLC. He spent time working at the Hard Rock…
Video Shows Philadelphia Official, Husband's Arrest On Schuylkill Expressway Video Shows Philadelphia Official, Husband's Arrest On Schuylkill Expressway
Video Shows Philadelphia Official, Husband's Arrest On Schuylkill Expressway Video of a Philadelphia official and her husband being arrested on the Schuylkill Expressway is causing controversy. Celena Morrison-McLean — who serves as the city's executive director of the Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs — was identified as the person yelling at the Pennsylvania State Police trooper as her husband, Darius McLean, is on the ground being handcuffed, according to multiple news outlets and city officials. 2/2 Celena Morrison recorded video of part of the incident. She can be heard telling the trooper “i work for the mayor. I work for the mayor.” Before she gets arrest…
Driver, 38, Killed After Hitting Landscaping Stone, Tree In South Jersey Crash Driver, 38, Killed After Hitting Landscaping Stone, Tree In South Jersey Crash
Driver, 38, Killed After Hitting Landscaping Stone, Tree In South Jersey Crash A 38-year-old Williamstown man died in a Franklin Township crash late Saturday, March 2, local police said. Robert Lafferty III's Kia Optima veered off the 3500 block of West Malaga Road into the oncoming lane of traffic before hitting a landscaping stone, several mailboxes and a tree before coming to rest, local police said. Lafferty was hospitalized where he was pronounced dead while his 41-year-old male passenger suffered a possible broken wrist, police said. The crash remains under investigation.
Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce NJ Apartment Fire Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce NJ Apartment Fire
Two Trapped, Killed In Fierce NJ Apartment Fire Two people were killed in a ferocious garden apartment fire in Passaic on Sunday. The fire apparently broke out on the first floor in back of the two-story Spruce Street building and instantly spread to the second floor and a cockloft -- trapping the victims -- shortly before 9:30 a.m. March 3. A vehicle just outside the brick structure also caught fire. A battalion chief reported heavy fire and smoke right from the get-go. The adult victims' bodies were found soon after, Passaic Mayor Hector Carlos Lora said. They were pronounced dead at the scene. 16 Spruce Street, Passaic Damien …
HOME INVASION: Female 'Guest' Let Armed Pals In, NJ Authorities Charge HOME INVASION: Female 'Guest' Let Armed Pals In, NJ Authorities Charge
Home Invasion: Female 'Guest' Let Armed Pals In, NJ Authorities Charge 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Saddle Brook home invasion in which a group of thugs from Passaic County took $12,500 in cash, $3,000 worth of jewelry and more at gunpoint was made possible by a female "guest," federal authorities revealed.  Lanasia "Lay" Smith, 24 (top left above), sent ex-con Jancarlos "M" Rodriguez, 23 (bottom right), "a picture of a safe located in the residence" hours before the June 28, 2022 robbery, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Smith then left the front door unlocked for Rodriguez and two cohorts -- fellow ex-con Jahad "Hadie" Foxworth, 25, and Jamere "Rebels" Dixon, 23 --…
41-Year-Old Driver Dead In Fiery AC Expressway Crash 41-Year-Old Driver Dead In Fiery AC Expressway Crash
41-Year-Old Driver Dead In Fiery AC Expressway Crash A 41-year-old driver died in a crash on the Atlantic City Expressway Friday, March 1, State Police said. Matthew T. Martin, of Audubon, was heading east in Winslow Township when he ran off the road to the left and struck a tree in the center median around 6:45 p.m., New Jersey State Police Sgt. Charles Marchan said. ALSO SEE: Local Bands Mourn Loss Of Audio Engineer, 41, Killed In AC Expressway Crash Martin's car, a Honda SUV, went up in flames near milepost 36.9 in Winslow Township, and he died, Marchan said. The crash remains under investigation.
NJ Police Officers Cleared Of Misconduct In Civil Suit That 'Cost Taxpayers Thousands' NJ Police Officers Cleared Of Misconduct In Civil Suit That 'Cost Taxpayers Thousands'
NJ Police Officers Cleared Of Misconduct In Civil Suit That 'Cost Taxpayers Thousands' A lawsuit that allegedly cost taxpayers thousands was dismissed against an Atlantic County police department accused of misconduct during a domestic violence arrest, authorities said. A jury ruled in favor of three police officers with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 14, according to court documents and a police department news release. The civil suit was dismissed by the jury on Thursday, Feb. 15. Officers Nathan Lahr, Patrick Daly, and Katrina Cantell responded to a domestic violence report at a home on Primrose Circle on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, …
Video Shows NYPD Helicopter Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief Who Fled NJ State Police Video Shows NYPD Helicopter Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief Who Fled NJ State Police
Video Shows Nypd Helicopter Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief Who Fled NJ State Police The NYPD has shared a video of its aviation unit tracking a New Jersey car thief in Manhattan. Just after pilots finish explaining how technology inside of the helicopter assists police work, they're notified of a felony vehicle — a white BMW with New York plates on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, on Monday, Feb. 26. They follow the vehicle from the air as it sits in traffic on the Belt Parkway. As the BMW heads east on the Belt Parkway, the NYPD learns that the vehicle had fled from New Jersey State Police, in Warren County New Jersey, an officer in the video can be heard saying. The…
Retired NJ Police Chief Showed Up Drunk To Work, Berated Officers: Investigation Details Retired NJ Police Chief Showed Up Drunk To Work, Berated Officers: Investigation Details
Retired NJ Police Chief Showed Up Drunk To Work, Berated Officers: Investigation Details A Jersey Shore police chief who retired after a heated argument with one of his sergeants broke more than two dozen law enforcement rules and had an "irretrievably broken" relationship with his officers, authorities said. Former Bradley Beach police Chief Leonard Guida committed 28 violations in seven incidents between July 2022 and November 2023, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago said on Friday, March 1, the same day Guida retired — six months early. "The findings outlined in this report illustrate unmistakably that over the previous year and a half, Chief Guida has been an …
Road Rage Incident, Fight With Weapons Leads to Arrest Of 4 Suspects In South Jersey: Police Road Rage Incident, Fight With Weapons Leads to Arrest Of 4 Suspects In South Jersey: Police
Road Rage Incident, Fight With Weapons Leads to Arrest Of 4 Suspects In South Jersey: Police Four Camden County men were arrested after a road rage incident prompted a fight in the street with weapons, authorities said. On Thursday, Feb. 29, shortly after 2 p.m., a detective with the Gloucester Township Police Department was traveling on Blackwood Clementon Road by Emerson Drive when he observed a Voorhees Police Officer (K9) stopped in the roadway with his emergency vehicle lights activated giving orders to four men to get on the ground.  The detective stopped to assist the Voorhees officer who said all four men were engaged in a physical confrontation in …
Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor
Ghost Gunman Who Killed Home Invader Released From Jail In South Jersey: Prosecutor A 24-year-old Cumberland County man charged with multiple gun crimes after he shot and killed an alleged home invader was ordered released from jail on Friday afternoon, March 1, authorities said. Kevin Lucero, 24, shot one of two people who reportedly forced their way into his Upper Deerfield home at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, New Jersey State Police said.  Lucero was charged with owning ghost guns and other weapons offenses, police said. A ghost gun is a firearm without a serial number. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae confirmed Lucero's release from jail. Troopers …
GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark GOTCHA! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark
Gotcha! Five Charged With Rash Of Bergen Armed Wristwatch Robberies, Stabbing In PalPark Authorities have charged five men with robbing three separate victims of wristwatches – stabbing one of them – in two Bergen County towns, thanks to an arrest by Port Authority police. Two of the robberies occurred in broad daylight on River Road in Edgewater last fall, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, March 1. The third included a stabbing in the victim’s driveway in Palisades Park, the prosecutor said. One of two robbers brandished a handgun while a colleague stood lookout when they robbed the first Edgewater victim shortly after 3 a.m. Oct. 24, Musella said. The ro…
Man Killed In Downtown Atlantic City Shooting Man Killed In Downtown Atlantic City Shooting
Man Killed In Downtown Atlantic City Shooting An Atlantic City man was shot and killed downtown about two blocks from the boardwalk in the city's Ducktown section, authorities said. City police responded to a 911 call about a shooting on South Florida Avenue at around 5:58 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced the details in a news release on Friday, Mar. 1. They found a 37-year-old man identified by the initials "H.C." with gunshot wounds at 26 South Florida Avenue. H.C. was pronounced dead at the scene and his official cause of death was pending. The county prosecutor's office is helping A…
Realtor Convicted Of Killing Her Father, Girlfriend In Jersey Shore Waterfront Home Realtor Convicted Of Killing Her Father, Girlfriend In Jersey Shore Waterfront Home
Realtor Convicted Of Killing Her Father, Girlfriend In Jersey Shore Waterfront Home A Pennsylvania realtor was convicted of killing her father and his girlfriend on the Jersey Shore, authorities said. After a four-week trial, a jury found Sherry Lee Heffernan, 57, of Landenberg, PA, guilty of two murder counts on Friday, Mar. 1, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced in a news release. She faces life in prison for the late September 2021 killings of 87-year-old John Enders of Surf City and 75-year-old Francoise Pitoy of Manchester. Surf City police conducted a wellness check at a home on North Seventh Street at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2…
Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged
Abused, Neglected Dog Found In Fetid Basement Cage, Three Teaneck Family Members Charged A 68-year-old Teaneck woman and two adult family members were arrested after police said they found an abused and neglected dog who could barely stand inside a metal crate caked with urine and feces in their basement. Robert Claire, Christopher Claire, and Yvonne Claire were all charged with animal cruelty after a tipster led police to the Hamilton Road home, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. Robert Claire, 40, refused officers’ commands, obstructing their initial efforts, the chief said. A member of Bergen County Animal Control had to carry the Bull Terrier to a vehicle after li…
Pedestrian Critical After Being Struck By Drunk Driver In Vineland: Police Pedestrian Critical After Being Struck By Drunk Driver In Vineland: Police
Pedestrian Critical After Being Struck By Drunk Driver In Vineland: Police A 51-year-old man from Vineland is in critical condition after being struck crossing the road by an alleged drunken driver, authorities said. Richard Earl III, 40, of Vineland, was driving a Ford Transit Van northbound on North Main Road near East Landis Avenue shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 when Gurmeet Singh was struck, according to Vineland Police. Singh was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, police said. He was listed in critical condition on Friday, March 1, police said. Investigators determined Earl was driving under the influence of alcohol, police s…
Body Found In Trunk ID'd As Missing NJ Man Body Found In Trunk ID'd As Missing NJ Man
Body Found In Trunk ID'd As Missing NJ Man A missing Ocean County man was identified as the man whose body was found in a vehicle's trunk in Lakewood, authorities said. David Koscuik, 57, of Lakewood, was identified by Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer in a news release on Friday, Mar. 1.  Lakewood police found Koscuik's body in the trunk of a vehicle near Fairway Court at around 12:13 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The National Center For Missing and Endangered listed Koscuik as missing in a Facebook post on Friday, Feb. 16. He was last seen in Brooklyn, NY, on Thursday, Feb. 8. Manchester Township police said Kosc…
South Jersey Woman Who Killed Boyfriend While Refusing To Go To Rehab Sentenced: Prosecutors South Jersey Woman Who Killed Boyfriend While Refusing To Go To Rehab Sentenced: Prosecutors
South Jersey Woman Who Killed Boyfriend While Refusing To Go To Rehab Sentenced: Prosecutors A Burlington County woman will spend about a decade in prison for killing her boyfriend with her vehicle while she was drunk and refusing to enter a rehabilitation center, prosecutors said. Tina Lewis, 35, of Mount Holly, was sentenced on Thursday, Feb. 29 to 10 years in prison, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced in a news release. She pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. Investigators said Davis and her boyfriend Craig Everett arrived at Recovery Centers for America (RCA) at Lighthouse on Atlantic Avenue in Mays Landing on Friday, Sept.…
NJ Contractor Took Money For Jobs He Never Finished, Say Police In PA NJ Contractor Took Money For Jobs He Never Finished, Say Police In PA
NJ Contractor Took Money For Jobs He Never Finished, Say Police In PA Authorities in Bucks County are looking for a New Jersey contractor accused of taking payment for projects he never completed.  Bernard Kanuck of Franklinville, NJ is the owner of Alpha One Construction LLC, said Central Bucks Regional police in a release.  Investigators say Kanuck was contacted by a Doylestown business owner about sidewalk repair. He started the job but stopped showing up, according to police.  Elsewhere in the borough, authorities said a North Hamilton Street homeowner paid the 40-year-old $2,100 for electrical work. He allegedly ripped out the wiring…