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Mass Amounts Of Cocaine, $17K Seized From Mom-Son Duo In Bloomfield, Newark SWAT Raids: Cops Mass Amounts Of Cocaine, $17K Seized From Mom-Son Duo In Bloomfield, Newark SWAT Raids: Cops
Mass Amounts Of Cocaine, $17K Seized From Mom-Son Duo In Bloomfield, Newark SWAT Raids: Cops Detectives have put a stop to one family's cocaine distribution business in a series of raids across Essex County Tuesday, July 9, authorities said. More than 10,000 vials of cocaine, several hundred grams of cocaine, $17,600 in cash and a handgun with an extended magazine were seized by detectives, ultimately leading to charges against Edwin Medina, 32 and his mother, Sandra Almodovar, 51, both of Newark, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II announced.  Detectives from the ECPO Narcotics Task Force first seized more than a kilo of suspected cocaine in a series of…
Handgun Loaded With Hollow-Point Bullets Found On Woman In Stolen Lexus At Paramus Mall: Cops Handgun Loaded With Hollow-Point Bullets Found On Woman In Stolen Lexus At Paramus Mall: Cops
Handgun Loaded With Hollow-Point Bullets Found On Woman In Stolen Lexus At Paramus Mall: Cops An Essex County pair wanted out of multiple towns were arrested at a Paramus mall getting into a stolen Lexus, before one was found with a handgun, police said. Officer Kevin Grady was patrolling the parking lot at Westfield's Garden State Plaza Saturday, July 6, when he noticed a 2012 white Lexus R35 that had ben stolen out of Orange on July 3, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. While surveilling the car, Grady — assisted by Officer Connor Nutland — saw a man and woman get into the car. The individuals were identified as Destiny M. Johnson, 25, of East Orange, and Quaysh…
Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash
Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash Gerard Calcagno, a 55-year-old Bloomfield resident, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 46 in Parsippany on Thursday, June 6, authorities said. At 9:50 p.m., Calcagno was struck near 1429 Route 46 by a 2015 Dodge Journey traveling eastbound, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Calcagno was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver remained on scene, authorities said. A graduate of Essex County Vocational School, Calcagno was passionate about fire trucks and fire departments, according to his obituary. He is survived by his sister Jean and brother Jo…
GOTCHA! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD GOTCHA! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD
Gotcha! Arrest Made In Theft Of $62,000 Worth Of Parts From BMW HQ: Woodcliff Lake PD 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Thieves stole and then sold $62,000 worth of parts from vehicles at BMW North America’s corporate headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, police said in announcing the arrest of a suspect. Joseph Domenico Varano, 21, of Bloomfield and his cohorts hit the parking lot of the campus off Chestnut Ridge Road near the Garden State Parkway on May 4, Woodcliff Lake Police Chief Stephen Regula said. Borough police identified Varano and arrested him at his home on Thursday, May 16, with help from Bloomfield police. They charged him with six counts of motor vehicle burglary, theft, criminal misc…
Hudson Grade School Teacher From Morris Admits Trafficking Child Porn Hudson Grade School Teacher From Morris Admits Trafficking Child Porn
Hudson Grade School Teacher From Morris Admits Trafficking Child Porn UPDATE: A now-former Hudson County grammar school teacher from Morris County admitted in federal court that he trafficked child porn. Anselmo Girimonte, 53, of Wharton, had taught Italian in grades 3 through 8 in the Kearny School District since 2006, according to his LinkedIn profile. Girimonte, previously of Madison and Bloomfield, was taken into federal custody in March 2022 after undercover investigators collected several shared video files that U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said contained "multiple visual depictions of prepubescent children being sexually abused by adu…
'Ruthless' Brick City Brims Druglord From Montclair Convicted Of Three Murders, More 'Ruthless' Brick City Brims Druglord From Montclair Convicted Of Three Murders, More
'Ruthless' Brick City Brims Druglord From Montclair Convicted Of Three Murders, More The leader of a notorious Essex County street gang that dominated the region's drug trade was convicted by a federal jury of three murders, among other counts, authorities said. Michael Healy, 43, of Montclair, "ruthlessly ordered murders so that he could protect his narcotics operation and continue to sell large quantities of dangerous [drugs],” U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said after federal jurors in Newark returned their verdicts on Wednesday, April 3. Healy "recruited men to kill someone he thought was an informant, and even when they killed the wrong person – a bystander – he ord…
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM A career criminal from Passaic County who's been busted dozens of times in North Jersey in just the past few years used an explosive device to damage an ATM, federal authorities charged. Nicolas Torres, 41, of Passaic, has amassed a lengthy rap sheet over much of his adult life, mostly involving business break-ins that local police and county prosecutors have dealt with. This time, though, the FBI's got him. Torres was captured on surveillance video igniting the device in front of the Chase Bank ATM on North 6th Street in Prospect Park in the early morning hours of July 5, 2022, U.S. Attor…
Accused Dealer Charged With Fentanyl-Laced Crack Death Of Jersey City Man At Lyndhurst Hotel Accused Dealer Charged With Fentanyl-Laced Crack Death Of Jersey City Man At Lyndhurst Hotel
Accused Dealer Charged With Fentanyl-Laced Crack Death Of Jersey City Man At Lyndhurst Hotel An accused drug dealer from Bloomfield provided the drugs that killed a user from Jersey City at a Lyndhurst motel, authorities charged. Alberto Delgado, 43, was accused of selling the fentanyl-laced crack that killed 54-year-old Luke Revell after he smoked it at the Winslow Motor Hotel just off eastbound Route 3. Delgado had more than a pound and a half of the drugs in a storage unit when detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office searched it, according to a complaint on file in Superior Court in Hackensack. They also learned that Delgado had communicated with Revell by ce…
Route 80 Pursuit Through Morris County Turns Up Handgun, Nets Three Arrests: Police Route 80 Pursuit Through Morris County Turns Up Handgun, Nets Three Arrests: Police
Route 80 Pursuit Through Morris County Turns Up Handgun, Nets Three Arrests: Police Three people were arrested after a vehicle pursuit ended with the discovery of a handgun on the early morning of Saturday, Feb. 10, Mountain Lakes Police said. At 3:12 a.m., police were notified the Boonton Police Department was involved in a motor vehicle pursuit, Mountain Lakes Police said on Facebook.  After police in Boonton terminated the pursuit, the suspect vehicle was involved in a crash on Route 80 in Parsippany, police said.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene following the accident, police said. Mountain Lakes police were able to locate the driver on Parsipp…
WRONG-WAY CRASH: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital WRONG-WAY CRASH: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital
Wrong-way Crash: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital Authorities were awaiting the results of a blood test after a wrong-way driver crashed her sedan into an oncoming SUV on Route 46 in Little Falls. Police in Totowa and Clifton had received calls from motorists and were headed to the highway when the crash occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18. The wrong-way 2004 Oldsmobile Alero driven by a 32-year-old Lodi woman collided with a 2020 Toyota RAV 4 driven by a 57-year-old man from Bloomfield, Little Falls Police Lt. Ryan Hoyt said. Both drivers were taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center, the lieutenant said. Firefighte…
Convict In 9-Robbery Spree In NJ, NY Gets Whopping 34 Years in Federal Prison, No Parole Convict In 9-Robbery Spree In NJ, NY Gets Whopping 34 Years in Federal Prison, No Parole
Convict In 9-Robbery Spree In NJ, NY Gets Whopping 34 Years in Federal Prison, No Parole Three Elizabeth men who committed nine armed robberies in less than four months in New Jersey and New York were sentenced to lengthy prison terms. The most severe went to ex-con Vincent Chan-Guillen, 33, who was sentenced to nearly 34 years in federal prison – longer than he’s been alive -- following his conviction of a host of charges. Meanwhile, Jamie Fontanez, 45, got a plea-bargained 14½ years, while 33-year-old Paul Jimenez managed to get 10. All must serve out their terms because there’s no parole in the federal prison system. Store video shows Chan-Guillen pointing a gun at an empl…
Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays To See This Year In North Jersey Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays To See This Year In North Jersey
Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays To See This Year In North Jersey It may be getting dark early but Christmas light displays are keeping New Jersey bright. Daily Voice has partnered with Sandy Nussbaum-Giercyk, the creator of "The Great Holiday Light List: Sights of the Season," to come up with your guide to the best home Christmas light displays across North Jersey. Nussbaum-Giercyk, who owns a Disney-focused travel company, has compiled multiple lists for every county in NJ, FL, NY, PA and MA. "Since we all can't live in Disney every day, holiday lights are the next best way to create magic," she said. "You can see them where ever in the country yo…
NJ Parents Tried To Get Son Psychiatric Help Right Before He Killed Them, Police Say NJ Parents Tried To Get Son Psychiatric Help Right Before He Killed Them, Police Say
NJ Parents Tried To Get Son Psychiatric Help Right Before He Killed Them, Police Say On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Cheryl Mulgrew called police seeking a psychiatric evaluation for her 34-year-old son, Michael Mulgrew, who had been experiencing a mental health problem, police documents say. But Michael Mulgrew came home later that night seeming calm, and so Cheryl, 69, told police not to bother, and she'd take him to the doctors in the morning, the affidavit says. Around 11 a.m. the following day, one of Mulgrew's parents called police again seeking a psychiatric evaluation, according to police papers. There, they found Cheryl and her husband, Michael's 71-year-old dad, Eugene…
Teen Nabbed After Pulling Gun During Bogus Bicycle Sale In Wallington Park, Prosecutor Says Teen Nabbed After Pulling Gun During Bogus Bicycle Sale In Wallington Park, Prosecutor Says
Teen Nabbed After Pulling Gun During Bogus Bicycle Sale In Wallington Park, Prosecutor Says A Bloomfield teenager with a conviction already on his record was charged with pulling a reverse online bicycle sale robbery at a park in Wallington last month. Cristopher Pacheco-Rosario, 19, arranged to sell a bicycle to one of a group of five juveniles at Samuel Nelkin County Park on Oct. 24 through Facebook Marketplace, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Instead, Pacheco-Rosario pulled a gun on them when they arrived, and the group fled, the prosecutor said, a Dominican national living in the Brookdale Gardens apartments. Wallington police and members of the Bergen County Pros…
Two Teens Arrested After Pursuit: Madison Police Two Teens Arrested After Pursuit: Madison Police
Two Teens Arrested After Pursuit: Madison Police Two teenagers were arrested in Madison after they led police on a pursuit early Friday morning, Oct. 6, authorities said. Police observed a black 2016 Lexus sedan traveling on a dead-end street, committing several traffic violations near Park Lane, officers said. When encountered by police, the vehicle turned its headlights off and fled the area at a high rate of speed, officers said. Police located the rental vehicle on Kings Road but the Lexus refused to stop, officers said. The vehicle crashed into a retaining wall in Chatham and the occupants fled the car and ran from police, officers s…
Reckless Manslaughter Among New Charges For Driver In Fatal Route 1&9 Wreck Reckless Manslaughter Among New Charges For Driver In Fatal Route 1&9 Wreck
Reckless Manslaughter Among New Charges For Driver In Fatal Route 1&9 Wreck Additional charges have been filed against a New Jersey driver involved in a fatal wreck, authorities said. Gabriel Melo, a 22-year-old Newark resident, was behind the wheel of a car when it crashed and killed 21-year-old Daniella Rosario, of Bloomfield, last month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced on Thursday, Oct. 5. Melo was originally charged with death by auto, but is now facing charges of aggravated manslaughter, reckless manslaughter and assault by auto, the prosecutor announced. Melo was operating a 2018 Audi that collided with a tractor trailer on the Rou…
Gang Member Admits Planning Murder, Committing Gunpoint Robbery: NJ Feds Gang Member Admits Planning Murder, Committing Gunpoint Robbery: NJ Feds
Gang Member Admits Planning Murder, Committing Gunpoint Robbery: NJ Feds A member of the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips gang admitted his role in planning a murder and robbing a victim at gunpoint, federal authorities said. Federal prosecutors used the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law to charge Tre Byrd, 22, and dozens of other reputed gang bangers rounded up by a collection of crime-fighting “supergroups.” Byrd, they said, belonged to the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips – a violent drug-selling gang -- for seven years. He was in on planning the rubout of a rival who was shot dead in March 2019 in Irvington, then more than a year later r…
Door-To-Door Contractors Bilk North Jersey Victim Out Of $125K: Police Door-To-Door Contractors Bilk North Jersey Victim Out Of $125K: Police
Door-To-Door Contractors Bilk North Jersey Victim Out Of $125K: Police A pair of door-to-door contractors were arrested after police say they scammed a North Jersey woman out of $125,000. The victim hired Patrick O'Doherty and Anthony Doherty to repair to sets of concrete steps for $3,800, paid in full in advance, on Aug. 20, Bloomfield police said. Once the demolition began on the steps, Doherty and O'Doherty would show up sporadically, usually in the late afternoon hours, to do more demolition work. The problem was, though, every time they came, they'd perform more demolition work and ask for more money — never repairing the actual steps, police said. The …
Driver Charged In Route 1&9 Crash That Killed Passenger: 'She Slayed Too Hard For This World' Driver Charged In Route 1&9 Crash That Killed Passenger: 'She Slayed Too Hard For This World'
Driver Charged In Route 1&9 Crash That Killed Passenger: 'She Slayed Too Hard For This World' A 22-year-old Newark man has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 21-year-old Bloomfield resident on Friday, Sept. 1, authorities said. Gabriel Melo was behind the wheel of the 2018 Audi that collided with the tractor trailer on the Routes 1 & 9 North ramp at Route 139 West, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Melo was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday, Sept. 7, Suarez said. Daniella RosarioGoFundMe Melo's passenger, Daniella Rosario, of Bloomfield, and formerly of Paramus and Haledon, ultimately died, while two other passengers…
Masseuse Offered Sex To Undercover Officer In Essex County: Police Masseuse Offered Sex To Undercover Officer In Essex County: Police
Masseuse Offered Sex To Undercover Officer In Essex County: Police A 41-year-old Queens, NY woman working as a masseuse in Essex County was arrested in an undercover prostitution sting, authorities said. Sujin Huh worked at Top Health Spa on Washington Street in Bloomfield, when she propositioned an undercover officer for sex on Thursday, Aug. 24, Bloomfield Police Chief George Ricci said. "This was brought to the department’s attention by a resident concerned with this quality of life issue," Ricci said.  Huh, who did not have a massage license, was arrested and charged with engaging in prostitution. She was issued a summons, released and …
Jackpot! Lotto Players Win Big Bucks In North Jersey Jackpot! Lotto Players Win Big Bucks In North Jersey
Jackpot! Lotto Players Win Big Bucks In North Jersey Three lotto players in North Jersey are about to receive a Power Ball payout. Three tickets sold in Essex County, Hudson County and Passaic County respectively matched four of the five white balls and the Power Ball drawn in the Wednesday, August 16 drawing, netting them $50,000. The tickets were sold at Krauser's Food Store in Bloomfield, Shoprite of Bayonne and Quick Stop in Clifton. The ticket sold at Krauser's was purchased with a Power Play option multiplying the prize to $100,000. The winning numbers were: 09, 11, 17, 19, and 55. The Red Power Ball number was 01.
14-Year-Old Boy Rams Paramus Police Vehicle With SUV Stolen From Jersey Shore 14-Year-Old Boy Rams Paramus Police Vehicle With SUV Stolen From Jersey Shore
14-Year-Old Boy Rams Paramus Police Vehicle With SUV Stolen From Jersey Shore A 14-year-old boy rammed a Paramus police vehicle with an SUV stolen from the Jersey Shore before he and two companions were captured, authorities said. Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said the 2020 BMW X7 was reported stolen during a burglary more than 50 miles away in the affluent Monmouth County town of Marlboro. Officer Nicholas Perna and the driver spotted one another at the same moment shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 24, the chief said. At that point, the Newark juvenile hit the gas and headed right for the officer’s cruiser, he said. Perna quickly turned his wheel – an…
3 Brick City Brims Get 100 Years Combined For Murdering Informant, Bystander, Rival Gangster 3 Brick City Brims Get 100 Years Combined For Murdering Informant, Bystander, Rival Gangster
3 Brick City Brims Get 100 Years Combined For Murdering Informant, Bystander, Rival Gangster A trio of ruthless Essex County gang members who admitted gunning down a government informant after killing an innocent bystander they mistook for the snitch were sentenced to nearly 100 years combined in federal prison. There’s no parole in the federal prison system, which means the East Orange trio will all have to serve out their plea-bargained sentences: Thomas Zimmerman, 28, was sentenced to 37 years; Tyquan Daniels, 27, got 35 years; Ali Hill, 30, was sentenced to 25 years. That means Daniels and Zimmerman will both be pushing 65 when either tastes freedom again. Hill would be approa…
Roof Collapses In Clifton House Fire Roof Collapses In Clifton House Fire
Roof Collapses In Clifton House Fire UPDATE: The roof of a Clifton home collapsed during a fire on Saturday that brought arson investigators. The two-alarm blaze -- three bells for coverage -- ignited shortly before noon May 27 and quickly spread through the home on dead-ended Lynn Drive. Firefighters went defensive once the roof began collapsing, then returned to an offensive attack soon after. No injuries were reported. The two-alarm blaze -- three bells for coverage -- ignited shortly before noon May 27 and quickly spread through the Lynn Drive home.Victor Scrivens for DAILY VOICE A preliminary cause wasn't given. A …
Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey
Best Ice Cream Shops Across North Jersey This summer’s gonna be a hot one, and we all know that staying cool can be serious business.  What better way to ward off the heat than with a delicious dish of soft serve or a creamy, custardy cone loaded with your favorite toppings? Here’s a list of the most popular ice cream shops across North Jersey, meticulously curated according to the highest-rated shops on user review sites. Holsten’s, Bloomfield "So tasty and refreshing" - Any customer who tries this Come on by today and experience our delicious Orange Creamsicle #icecream #homemade #bloomfieldnj #getlocal Posted by Hols…
Adult Player Slashed By Fort Lee Teen In Paramus Pickup Basketball Game Adult Player Slashed By Fort Lee Teen In Paramus Pickup Basketball Game
Adult Player Slashed By Fort Lee Teen In Paramus Pickup Basketball Game A 16-year-old Fort Lee boy was seized by Paramus police after he slashed a 23-year-old man across the face with a knife during a fight over a pickup basketball game at a Route 4 gym, authorities said. The teen and his friends fled in a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon after he pulled a multi-use tool and slashed the Bloomfield man with a knife blade at the 24 Hour Fitness shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said. The victim refused treatment at the scene for a cut on his face, the chief said. Paramus Police Detective Sal Cosentino, meanwhile, quickly spot…
Driver Killed In Route 280 Crash Was Talented North Jersey Musician Driver Killed In Route 280 Crash Was Talented North Jersey Musician
Driver Killed In Route 280 Crash Was Talented North Jersey Musician The driver who died in a weekend crash on Route 280 was being remembered as a talented North Jersey musician and a beloved friend to many. Nathaniel Gardiner, 58, of Bloomfield, was behind the wheel of a Hyundai passenger car when he ran off the right side of the westbound lanes, down a grass embankment, and struck a tree near milepost 2.2 in East Hanover around 11:25 a.m. Sunday, March 26, Daily Voice previously reported.  Video and photo tributes instantly poured in on social media for Gardiner, who friends and former bandmates call a skilled guitarist and compassionate friend. This…
Driver Killed In Morris County Crash On Route 280: State Police Driver Killed In Morris County Crash On Route 280: State Police
Driver Killed In Morris County Crash On Route 280: State Police A 58-year-old driver died in a Sunday morning crash on Route 280, authorities said. The crash occurred in the westbound lanes near milepost 2.2 in East Hanover around 11:25 a.m., NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry told Daily Voice. A Hyundai passenger vehicle driven by Nathaniel Gardiner ran off the right side of the road and down a grass embankment before hitting a tree, Curry said. Gardiner, of Bloomfield, was killed in the crash. The incident remained under investigation. Additional details were not released.
GUILTY: Parolee Nabbed By Lyndhurst PD Convicted In NJ, NY Liquor, Convenience Store Holdups GUILTY: Parolee Nabbed By Lyndhurst PD Convicted In NJ, NY Liquor, Convenience Store Holdups
Guilty: Parolee Nabbed By Lyndhurst PD Convicted In NJ, NY Liquor, Convenience Store Holdups A Union County parolee who was nabbed by Lyndhurst police after a months-long armed robbery spree of liquor and convenience stores in two states -- including one in which he fired a handgun -- was convicted by federal jurors in Newark of all 10 counts against him. Vincent Chan-Guillen, 32, had just been paroled from state prison after serving three years for drug and weapons convictions when the holdups began in August 2018. He committed nine altogether over the next three months, four of them at liquor stores in New Jersey and five others at establishments in New York, the U.S. District Co…
SEE ANYTHING? Hit-Run Near Meadowlands Sends Driver To Hospital SEE ANYTHING? Hit-Run Near Meadowlands Sends Driver To Hospital
SEE Anything? Hit-Run Near Meadowlands Sends Driver To Hospital A driver was hospitalized following a hit-and-run collision near the Meadowlands, authorities said. The 41-year-old Bloomfield resident told East Rutherford police was headed south on Route 120 when the crash around 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. The woman told the responding officers that a white Jeep with the front bumper hanging off suddenly cut in front of her 2017 Hyundai Sonata, the captain said. She said she stopped short and "attempted to maneuver to avoid contact, but the other vehicle intentionally slammed into her vehicle, causing it to spin out of control…
NJ Lyft Carjacker Gets 29 Years NJ Lyft Carjacker Gets 29 Years
NJ Lyft Carjacker Gets 29 Years A convicted carjacker who stole a Lyft driver's car after attacking hm and a passenger was sentenced to 29 years in New Jersey State Prison, authorities said. The Bloomfield man was convicted of attempting to murder the driver and assaulting a passenger in April 2019, according to Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel. Farrakhan Howard, 31, must serve at least 85% of a 24-year term on the carjacking before the possibility of parole on that count, then must serve the additional 5-year term for assaulting the passenger, Daniel said. At approximately 1 a.m. on April 24, 2019, Cl…