Assault Suspect, 29, Subdued By Officers After Foot Chase In Lyndhurst, Police Say Assault Suspect, 29, Subdued By Officers After Foot Chase In Lyndhurst, Police Say
Assault Suspect, 29, Subdued By Officers After Foot Chase In Lyndhurst, Police Say A 29-year-old assault suspect is facing charges in Lyndhurst after leading officers on a foot pursuit then becoming combative during the arrest, police said. Lyndhurst Lt. Paul Haggerty and Officer Michael Carrino were called to a dispute on the 200 block of Orient Way around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said in a release. At the scene, officers learned one man had been assaulted by Mike Londono, a Lyndhurst resident, Auteri said. As Haggerty approached Londono, he began to sprint away, running south on Orient Way. Haggerty and Carrino gave chase on foot, with …
Rutgers Dancer Auditions For Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders In Brand-New Netflix Show Rutgers Dancer Auditions For Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders In Brand-New Netflix Show
Rutgers Dancer Auditions For Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders In Brand-New Netflix Show A former Rutgers University dancer and cheerleader is shining bright in a brand-new Netflix show that follows the cut-throat process of becoming a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Kelly Villares, who cheered her final game for the Scarlet Knights in November 2022, stars on Neflix's "America's Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders," released on June 20. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kelly Villares (@kellyvillares) The seven-episode show follows the audition process for the cheerleaders, both the rookies and veterans alike, tr…
Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias Among Celebs Closing Out 3-Week Entertainment Fest In Newark Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias Among Celebs Closing Out 3-Week Entertainment Fest In Newark
Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias Among Celebs Closing Out 3-Week Entertainment Fest In Newark The third and final week of New Jersey's North 2 Shore Festival features some of the biggest names. The festival, which launched in 2023 and drew crowds of 25,000 people, features a diverse array of talent at more than 100 venues across the state. It concludes this week with shows scheduled in Newark from June 23 to 30, the prior two weeks featuring big-name acts in Asbury Park and Atlantic City. Some of the most famous acts in the lineup include Kevin Hart on his "Acting My Age" tour; Matchbox Twenty with special guest Andy Grammer; comic Gabriel Iglesias; and A Conversation with Stephen …
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…
Possible Drowning Probed At North Jersey Lake, Police Say Possible Drowning Probed At North Jersey Lake, Police Say
Possible Drowning Probed At North Jersey Lake, Police Say Police were investigating a possible drowning at a North Jersey lake over the weekend. A man in his 70s was seen entering Lake Hopatcong but never came out on Saturday, June 22, a spokesperson for the Roxbury Police Department said. The call came in just after 7:30 p.m., bringing the Roxbury Fire Department, New Jersey State Police, and the Morris County Sheriff's Office to the scene. As of Sunday, June 23 at 10 p.m., the investigation remained active, the spokesperson said.
Waterfront Estate Designed By Renowned Architect James Paragano Listed At $4.95M In Bergen Waterfront Estate Designed By Renowned Architect James Paragano Listed At $4.95M In Bergen
Waterfront Estate Designed By Renowned Architect James Paragano Listed At $4.95M In Bergen A 21,000-square-foot estate designed by one of the most renowned luxury real estate architects in New Jersey has been listed at $4.95 million. An Italian street was the inspiration behind the 12-bedroom, 14-bathroom home at 1500 River Road in Teaneck, designed 10 years ago by James Paragano. Zoom Studios 1500 River Road in Teaneck is on the market for $4.95 million. Zoom Studios Being in the living room, adorned with flowers and surrounded by a ring of bedrooms on the second floor, feels a lot like being inside of the Colosseum, says listing agent Aharon "Ron" Cohen of Keller…
Highly-Anticipated Rooftop Restaurant Now Open In Popular NJ Beach Town Highly-Anticipated Rooftop Restaurant Now Open In Popular NJ Beach Town
Highly-Anticipated Rooftop Restaurant Now Open In Popular NJ Beach Town A New Jersey beach town known for its food and music scenes has welcomed another restaurant to the area. AP Rooftop is newly-open on the third floor of the 5th Avenue Pavilion on Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park.  ap.rooftop Instagram The restaurant is part of the McLoone Group, which operates multiple upscale eateries across the Jersey Shore, including the Iron Whale, located below AP Rooftop. The AP Rooftop's description on the McLoone Group website says the restaurant serves as a gathering place with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. "The concept is a coastal Mediterra…
Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity
Wildwood Boardwalk, Theme Park Evacuated For Police Activity A popular theme park was evacuated as part of a larger investigation into reports of a man with a gun along a Wildwood pier this weekend, as reported by 6abc. Photos shared to social media show police officers on the beach near Morey's Piers on Saturday, June 22. Cops searching 25th and the beach in North Wildwood! We have reporters on the scene gathering more info! Stay with us... Posted by Watch The Tramcar Please on Saturday, June 22, 2024 North Wildwood police said only that their presence and the evacuation of the pier was due to an incident circulating on social media, and s…
This $1.48M Bergen County Home Is Double The Luxury (LOOK INSIDE) This $1.48M Bergen County Home Is Double The Luxury (LOOK INSIDE)
This $1.48M Bergen County Home Is Double The Luxury (Look Inside) A Montvale home listed at $1.48 million is double the luxury. The 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom home located at 45 Longridge Road spans more than 4,200 square feet boasts plenty of amenities.  Two living rooms. Two kitchens. Two fireplaces — one of them double-sided. Listing agent Joshua Baris of Coldwell Banker Realty says the listing is a "must see." A two-story staircase is located in the foyer, complete with plenty of oversized windows and natural light. 45 Longridge Road in Montvale. NJ Lux 45 Longridge Road, Montvale. NJ Lux 45 Longridge Road in Montvale. NJ Lu…
'Quick But Powerful' Storm Displaces Rutherford Family; Downs Dozen+ Wires, Trees (UPDATE) 'Quick But Powerful' Storm Displaces Rutherford Family; Downs Dozen+ Wires, Trees (UPDATE)
'Quick But Powerful' Storm Displaces Rutherford Family; Downs Dozen+ Wires, Trees (Update) Thousands of New Jersey residents were without power as temperatures spiked and storms swept through on Saturday, June 22. In Rutherford, a "quick but powerful" storm took down five trees including 14 significant limbs and 13 power lines, Police Chief John Russo said. One family was displaced due to a tree impacting their home and most of the 3,500 residents that PSE&G said lost power were on the west side of town, according to Russo. Six PSE&G crews were on scene as of press time "PSEG mobilized very quickly as usual and quickly had half of those without power back up and running,…
Muscle Cramp Drowns Trespasser, 33, At Crystal-Clear NJ Lake Popularized On TikTok Muscle Cramp Drowns Trespasser, 33, At Crystal-Clear NJ Lake Popularized On TikTok
Muscle Cramp Drowns Trespasser, 33, At Crystal-Clear NJ Lake Popularized On TikTok The body of a 33-year-old man was recovered from a privately-owned tract of land in New Jersey that rose to popularity during the pandemic on TikTok. Edwin Toro-Mejia "unlawfully" visited the 7,000-acre Heritage Mineral property and was trying to swim with others around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, Manchester police said in a news release. Toro-Mejia and a juvenile family member were attempting to cross Crystal Lake when Toro-Mejia appeared to suffer from a muscle cramp in his leg and went into distress approximately 30 yards from the shoreline. Family members went to the aid of Toro-Mejia…
Overdosing BMW Driver, 60, Revived After Crash At Route 17 Exxon Station, Police Say Overdosing BMW Driver, 60, Revived After Crash At Route 17 Exxon Station, Police Say
Overdosing BMW Driver, 60, Revived After Crash At Route 17 Exxon Station, Police Say Police revived an overdosing 60-year-old Rockland County man who crashed his BMW in Bergen County early Saturday, June 22. Ridgewood police were called to the Exxon station at 490 Route 17 South just before 7:45 a.m., where the BMW driver from Nanuet was found unconscious after crashing in a handicapped parking spot, Ridgewood Police Lt. John Chuck said. Photo(s) of the day, 06/22/2024: For the second time in less than 24 hours, Ridgewood PD patrol officers took a driver... Posted by Boyd A. Loving on Saturday, June 22, 2024 Photo(s) of the day, 06/22/2024: For the second tim…
Stifling Heat Prompts Desperate Pleas From Forecasters Across NJ, PA Stifling Heat Prompts Desperate Pleas From Forecasters Across NJ, PA
Stifling Heat Prompts Desperate Pleas From Forecasters Across NJ, PA Temperatures will be the hottest they've been in this stretch of heat this weekend in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, say forecasters urging residents to limit time outside. A heat advisory and excessive heat warning have been issued across both states Saturday, June 22.  Heat index values could exceed 100° this weekend, the National Weather Service said, noting actual temps will spike up to 95 degrees on Saturday, and 98 degrees on Sunday, June 23. A heat advisory has been issued through 6 a.m. Sunday, and an excessive heat warning goes into effect Sunday across the Jersey Shore, m…
Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Bergen County Home Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Bergen County Home
Million-Dollar Listing: Hints Of Gold Elevate $1M Bergen County Home A Bergen County home is on the market for just under $1 million. The 1,800-square-foot home at 10 Christie St. in Demarest is listed at  $999,000.  Built in 1977 and designed by its owner, the house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms. What makes it particularly unique is its custom woodwork, says listing agent Besmir Vatoci of Realty One Group Legend. The home features a touch of gold in nearly every room on the cabinetry, light fixtures, door handles, on the fireplace, and along the walls — both in the artistry of the wood and the marble walls of the bathrooms.…
Fentanyl-Dealing Paterson Gangsters Facing Federal Charges, 1 Robbed Mail Carrier, DOJ Says Fentanyl-Dealing Paterson Gangsters Facing Federal Charges, 1 Robbed Mail Carrier, DOJ Says
Fentanyl-Dealing Paterson Gangsters Facing Federal Charges, 1 Robbed Mail Carrier, DOJ Says Four Paterson gang members have recently been charged with distributing fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, authorities said. The gang members, Jazmeir Reyes, a.k.a. Baby Joe, 19, Kyzeik Robinson, a.k.a. Doo Doo, 18, Michael Davis, a.k.a. Baby Three, 27 and Jacim Pitts, 24,  operate in North Main and Jefferson Streets in the First Ward of Paterson, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said.  Reyes, Robinson and Davis were all members of the 100K gang while Pitts was a member of So Icey, a gang aligned with 100K, Sellinger said. In July 2023 in Paterson, Reyes held a mail carrier at gunp…
Heart Of 14-Year-Old Athlete Struck By Car In NJ Will Help Others Live Heart Of 14-Year-Old Athlete Struck By Car In NJ Will Help Others Live
Heart Of 14-Year-Old Athlete Struck By Car In NJ Will Help Others Live The organs of a 14-year-old boy struck by a car while riding his bicycle will help others live. One day after his 8th-grade graduation, Vincent Pieczynski was hit by a car while riding his bike home on Route 38 in Southampton, according to a GoFundMe page for his family. More than $47,000 was raised as of Saturday, June 22, according to the GoFundMe campaign. Vincent, affectionately known as Vinny Pie, was being remembered as a "kind, smart, strong and hard-working young man," writes campaign organizer Devin Cuoco. "Vincent was the best son, brother and friend a guy could a…
Video Shows Pro NJ Skateboarder Being Kicked Off Bicycle In Paris Video Shows Pro NJ Skateboarder Being Kicked Off Bicycle In Paris
Video Shows Pro NJ Skateboarder Being Kicked Off Bicycle In Paris Viral footage shows a leisurely bike ride through Paris take an unexpected turn for a professional skateboarder from New Jersey. The footage, shared to Instagram by Hackensack native Tyshawn Jones and re-shared by TMZ, shows the 25-year-old skateboarder cycling through the streets off Paris when another cyclist kicks him as he rides. Jones then falls off the bike. "I tried to catch him I just didn’t catch him," he said in a video shared to his story. "I’ll be back there same time, same hour, right on the dot. If his a— bikes by, bail me out." RUDE! 😨 Pro skater #TyshawnJones was e…
NJ Transit Service Suspended For Third Time This Week, Passengers Hurl Angry Tweets NJ Transit Service Suspended For Third Time This Week, Passengers Hurl Angry Tweets
NJ Transit Service Suspended For Third Time This Week, Passengers Hurl Angry Tweets For the third time this week, NJ Transit service has been suspended both in and out of NY Penn Station Friday, June 21. NJ Transit cited the cause as Amtrak overhead wire issues. It was unclear if these were the same wires causing issues Thursday, June 20. 2 of 2: NJ TRANSIT rail tickets & passes are being crossed-honored by NJ TRANSIT and private carrier buses and PATH at Newark Penn, Hoboken and 33rd Street, NY. Customers should visit https://t.co/spCbF3CIxN for alternate service information. — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) June 21, 2024 Service was suspended Tuesday morning, June 18, …
Victim Extricated, Seriously Injured In Route 80 Box Truck Crash (UPDATE) Victim Extricated, Seriously Injured In Route 80 Box Truck Crash (UPDATE)
Victim Extricated, Seriously Injured In Route 80 Box Truck Crash (Update) An early-morning crash involving a box truck brought a large emergency response to Route 80 in Bergen County Friday, June 21. Firefighters were called to the westbound lanes at milepost 65.5 just after 3:20 a.m., where a Mercedes Benz had rear-ended a box truck, according to New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron. Firefighters found the victim was pinned inside the vehicle, and worked to remove the roof and door of the car. The patient was stabilized and removed, then treated by EMS on scene. The patient was then taken to HMH Hackensack University Medical Center with serious…
Brawls Erupt At Westwood HS Graduation: 1 Hospitalized, More Injured, Police Say (VIDEO) Brawls Erupt At Westwood HS Graduation: 1 Hospitalized, More Injured, Police Say (VIDEO)
Brawls Erupt At Westwood HS Graduation: 1 Hospitalized, More Injured, Police Say (Video) One person was hospitalized in a brawl that broke out at Westwood High School's graduation ceremony Thursday, June 20. Multiple fights erupted on the football field just after the ceremony had ended, bringing officers from multiple surrounding agencies to the scene, Washington Township police said in a release. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jersey Talks (@jerseytalks) The parties were separated and the crowds eventually dispersed. At least one person was injured and taken to an area hospital, while multiple others were treated …
Loaded Gun Found In Stolen Mercedes After Pursuit-Crash, Perp Search In North Jersey: Cops Loaded Gun Found In Stolen Mercedes After Pursuit-Crash, Perp Search In North Jersey: Cops
Loaded Gun Found In Stolen Mercedes After Pursuit-Crash, Perp Search In North Jersey: Cops A loaded gun was recovered from a stolen Mercedes Benz following a high-speed pursuit and subsequent crash in which a 19-year-old man and four juveniles were charged, police in Morris County said. Hanover police officer Brian Morrisroe was on patrol when he saw a Mercedes with heavy window tints and an expired inspection sticker speeding on Wednesday, June 19, Hanover Police Chief Mike Loock said. Morrisroe checked the license plate of the vehicle and was found it had been reported stolen out of Pennsylvania. When Morrisroe began to close the gap with the Mercedes Benz, the driver sped…
Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says
Ex-Civil Court Officer Stole $1.5M In Role As Financial Collector, Bergen Prosecutor Says A Florida man has been arrested on accusations he stole nearly $1.5 million while working as a court officer entrusted with collecting money pursuant to civil court orders, authorities in Bergen County said. Bruce Piekarsky, of Davie, FL, became the center of an investigation in September 2023, when the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts tipped off the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit regarding allegations of misappropriation of funds, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Following a months-long investigation, detectives discovered that Pi…
NJ Transit, Amtrak Service Resumes After Power Outage, Brush Fire NJ Transit, Amtrak Service Resumes After Power Outage, Brush Fire
NJ Transit, Amtrak Service Resumes After Power Outage, Brush Fire Service to NJ Transit and Amtrak trains was disrupted for the second time this week on Thursday, June 20 due to both power issues and brush fires along the NJ Turnpike, officials said. Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New Haven had been suspended while NJ Transit service in and out of NY Penn Station was also suspended, due to power issues on the Amtrak line, NJ Transit said. Service had resumed as of 10 p.m. with serious delays. A brush fire in Secaucus was compounding the issue as it was impacting wire repairs. NJ Transit service was also disrupted Tuesday morning, June 18, leavin…
Hackensack Man Secretly Recorded Victim, Sexually Assaulted Child Repeatedly, Prosecutor Says Hackensack Man Secretly Recorded Victim, Sexually Assaulted Child Repeatedly, Prosecutor Says
Hackensack Man Secretly Recorded Victim, Sexually Assaulted Child Repeatedly, Prosecutor Says A Hackensack man has been arrested on accusations he secretly recorded a victim and sexually assaulted a child multiple times, authorities said. Braulio F. Toral, 52, became the center of an investigation on June 17, 2024, when Hackensack police contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding an alleged incident of invasion of privacy, Prosecutor Mark Musella said. An investigation found that Toral had recorded one victim without their consent multiple times, in "circumstances in which one would not expect to be observed," Musella said.  Toral also …
Inside 3,500-Square-Foot Gastropub Now Open In Bergen County Inside 3,500-Square-Foot Gastropub Now Open In Bergen County
Inside 3,500-Square-Foot Gastropub Now Open In Bergen County June 2023 was when Mike Madigan says he experienced the scariest moment of his life. The 44-year-old Wyckoff, NJ, dad had finally taken the leap on owning a bar and restaurant of his own and had everything he needed to move forward with the project. He had the lease. He had the architectural plans. And he had the approval from everyone he needed. All he needed was a construction company to agree to the work. "I spent a good three or four months calling construction companies and setting up appointments," said Madigan, a Burlington, MA native who by day works as a controller for Keller Wil…
Officers Who Killed Bloodied, Naked Knife-Wielding Man In Fort Lee Won't Be Charged, AG Says Officers Who Killed Bloodied, Naked Knife-Wielding Man In Fort Lee Won't Be Charged, AG Says
Officers Who Killed Bloodied, Naked Knife-Wielding Man In Fort Lee Won't Be Charged, AG Says Fort Lee police officers who shot and killed an aggressive and bloodied knife-wielding man in February 2023 have been cleared of any wrongdoing, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced. A state grand jury voted not to file any criminal charges against the Fort Lee officers who killed 42-year-old Mohamed Bounaouar, of Las Vegas, NV, who was fully naked when he lunged at them with a knife at a John Street apartment on Feb. 4, 2023, Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. Click here for a series of bodyworn cam footage of the incident released by the NJ Attorney General's Office…
Meek Mill Joins NJ Gov. Murphy To Celebrate Landmark Clemency Effort On Juneteenth Meek Mill Joins NJ Gov. Murphy To Celebrate Landmark Clemency Effort On Juneteenth
Meek Mill Joins NJ Gov. Murphy To Celebrate Landmark Clemency Effort On Juneteenth Gov. Phil Murphy celebrated Juneteenth by announcing a historic initiative in an effort to improve racial justice in New Jersey. The governor signed an executive order on clemency at Saint James AME Church in Newark on Wednesday, June 19. The order establishes standards for people to receive expedited consideration for pardons and commutations. Gov. Murphy said the goal is to fix the racial inequalities that have existed in the criminal justice system. "As we celebrate Juneteenth and reflect on our nation’s ongoing journey toward racial justice for Black and Brown …
E-Bike Operator Hospitalized With Head Trauma In Bergen County Crash E-Bike Operator Hospitalized With Head Trauma In Bergen County Crash
E-Bike Operator Hospitalized With Head Trauma In Bergen County Crash The operator of an electric bicycle was hospitalized in an early-morning Fairview crash Thursday, June 20, police said. The man appears to have tried to pass a landscaping truck while heading west on Fairview Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound motorist around 7:40 a.m., Deputy Chief John Pierotti said. He was rushed to HMH Hackensack University Medical Center with head trauma, Pierotti said. The crash remains under investigation.
Details Released In Deadly Dump Truck Crash In North Jersey Town Details Released In Deadly Dump Truck Crash In North Jersey Town
Details Released In Deadly Dump Truck Crash In North Jersey Town Authorities have released details in a dump truck crash on Route 31 in Clinton Township that left one person dead on Tuesday, June 18. A 66-year-old man was operating a dump truck that collided with a Toyota sedan driven by a 64-year-old woman around 2:20 p.m. in front of Riley and Jake's Restaurant, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office said. Both vehicles were heading north. The Toyota then entered the southbound lane and collided with a Volkswagen, operated by a 17-year-old girl. A passenger in the Toyota, Arthur John Latzko, 70, of Stroudsburg, PA, died at the scene, the prosecutor's…
Paterson Sex Assault Suspect Arrested 1 Year Later, Ordered Held Pending Trial, Prosecutor Says Paterson Sex Assault Suspect Arrested 1 Year Later, Ordered Held Pending Trial, Prosecutor Says
Paterson Sex Assault Suspect Arrested 1 Year Later, Ordered Held Pending Trial, Prosecutor Says A 38-year-old Paterson man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a woman last year. A woman reported the alleged incident on June 17, 2023, saying she was sexually assaulted near 10th Avenue and East 26th Street the day prior, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said. Keshawn Harley was charged with sexual assault, aggravated assault, and was arrested exactly one year later near Park Avenue and East 22nd Street, Valdes said. He was also issued a disorderly persons offense of simple assault, Valdes said. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion fo…
Bicyclist, 47, Hospitalized In Crash With Sprinter Van At Busy Bergen County Intersection Bicyclist, 47, Hospitalized In Crash With Sprinter Van At Busy Bergen County Intersection
Bicyclist, 47, Hospitalized In Crash With Sprinter Van At Busy Bergen County Intersection A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in Englewood Cliffs Wednesday morning, June 19, authorities said. The 47-year-old man was struck at the intersection of E. Palisade and Sylvan avenues at 10:50 a.m., Englewood Police Detective Lt. Ronald Waldt said. Officers administered aid until EMTs and paramedics arrived. The cyclist was taken to Englewood Hospital. The 34-year-old Mercedes Sprinter van operator remained on scene. Google Maps The intersection is a busy one and the route a popular one among cyclists, who often ride along Route 9W toward Rockland County. Have photos? Email…