Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says
Dumont Man Seized After SWAT Standoff Following Series Of Threatening Messages, Chief Says A Dumont man was seized following a brief SWAT standoff after he threatened borough police, authorities said. Michael D. Tolan, 49, was upset by two motor vehicle summonses he received on Saturday, April 13, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. He then contacted Dumont Municipal Court and left nine voicemails “voicemails threatening to do harm to former and current members of the Dumont Police Department,” the chief said. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team and Cresskill police joined their Dumont colleagues at Tolan’s Magnolia Avenue home on Saturday. “After a brief standoff, Mr. Tolan …
Bronx Tax Preparer 'The Magician' Busted By IRS In Record $100M Fraud Bronx Tax Preparer 'The Magician' Busted By IRS In Record $100M Fraud
Bronx Tax Preparer 'The Magician' Busted By IRS In Record $100M Fraud A Bronx tax preparer known as "The Magician" was arrested by IRS agents for a $100 million tax fraud that federal authorities said was one of the largest ripoffs of its kind. Rafael Alvarez, 60, submitted thousands of bogus tax returns over a 10-year period, Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said. It was one of the single biggest tax ripoffs by a single tax preparer in history, federal authorities announced on "Tax Day" Monday, April 15. And it allowed Alvarez to pull in $15 million in revenue in just three years, Williams said. It also won Alvarez his sleight-of…
NJ Turnpike Crash Damages Elizabeth Overpass Sending Debris Onto Streets Below, Officials Say NJ Turnpike Crash Damages Elizabeth Overpass Sending Debris Onto Streets Below, Officials Say
NJ Turnpike Crash Damages Elizabeth Overpass Sending Debris Onto Streets Below, Officials Say A vehicle collided with an overpass in Elizabeth sending debris flying onto the streets below, officials said. The crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike above Elizabeth Avenue Monday evening, April 15. Police said it forced the closure of Elizabeth Avenue at 4th Street.  The roadway reopened early Tuesday morning, officers said. No injuries were reported, authorities said. 
Here's 'The Situation': Signing Books In North Jersey Here's 'The Situation': Signing Books In North Jersey
Here's 'The Situation': Signing Books In North Jersey Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is ready to tell his story. The "Jersey Shore" star will be signing copies of his new book "Reality Check: Making the Best of the Situation" at Books and Greetings in Northvale on Sunday, April 21 at noon. In the memoir, Sorrentino discusses his rise and fall and gives fans a glimpse behind the scenes of the hit MTV show, according to a synopsis. He also discusses his intoxicated run-ins with Hollywood heavyweights like The Rock, Robert Downey Jr., Jason Statham and Leonardo DiCaprio, according to a synopsis. Sorrentino also goes into detail about his drug a…
'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities 'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities
'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities UPDATE: The death of a 15-year-old Ridgefield girl who was struck while riding a scooter near her home leaves a "profound void," said the schools chief in Clifton, where her father works. Serenity Law was struck at the intersection of Shaler Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue in Ridgefield shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. She was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short time later, the prosecutor said. Although Musella referred to the incident as a "pedestrian death," law enforcement sources confirmed that the teen was…
POLICE SHOOTOUT: Montclair Officer, Suspect Both Shot In Exchange Of Gunfire, Prosecutor Says POLICE SHOOTOUT: Montclair Officer, Suspect Both Shot In Exchange Of Gunfire, Prosecutor Says
Police Shootout: Montclair Officer, Suspect Both Shot In Exchange Of Gunfire, Prosecutor Says A police officer and suspect were both injured in a shooting on Monday, April 15, authorities said. An individual in a residence began shooting at a police officer on the 100 block of Forest Street, Thomas Fennelly, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutors Office said. The officer was hit but was able to return fire, striking the suspect, Fennelly aid. The officer and suspect were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Fennelly said. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating, Fennelly said. 
HEROES: Detectives Revive Man Who Collapsed At Hudson Prosecutor’s Office HEROES: Detectives Revive Man Who Collapsed At Hudson Prosecutor’s Office
Heroes: Detectives Revive Man Who Collapsed At Hudson Prosecutor’s Office A visitor who suffered a medical emergency at Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office was revived by a group of detectives, authorities said. Prosecutor’s Detectives Stephen King and Salvatore Benanti, and Jersey City Police Detective Scott Rogers found the man without a pulse in the sixth-floor lobby of the Hudson County Administration Building. Prosecutor’s Detectives Risheem Whitten, Kristen Mikulak and Daniel Bellini “quickly joined their colleagues to provide immediate, life-saving medical assistance,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The victim regained a pulse within minutes a…
GOTCHA! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners GOTCHA! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners
Gotcha! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners Paramus police captured a 16-year-old Newark boy after he'd popped the ignition cylinder on an SUV parked in the owner's driveway. Officers Slavko Bajovic and Ryan Cottrell were responding to a call from the owner of the Bullard Road home when they saw the teen run from the 2017 Hyundai Tucson to a Sonata parked nearby shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday, April 14, Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Guidetti's officers got help establishing a perimeter from a Bergen County Sheriff's K-9 unit and police from Bergenfield, River Edge and Rochelle Park police, Guidetti said. Bajovic found the Sonata …
Broom Beatings Among Horrific Abuse By Atlantic City Mayor, Wife Against Teen Daughter: Police Broom Beatings Among Horrific Abuse By Atlantic City Mayor, Wife Against Teen Daughter: Police
Broom Beatings Among Horrific Abuse By Atlantic City Mayor, Wife Against Teen Daughter: Police The mayor of Atlantic City and his wife, the superintendent of the city's public school district, have been accused of physically and emotionally abusing their teen daughter, including an incident that left her unconscious, authorities said. Mayor Marty Small Sr., 50, and Dr. La'Quetta Small, 47, were slapped with several charges via summonses on Monday, Apr. 15, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. The couple was charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Mayor Small was also charged with third-degree terroristic threats, third-degre…
Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: NJSP Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: NJSP
Troubled Passenger Dies After Jumping From Moving Car On Route 287: Njsp An emotionally troubled man died after jumping from a moving SUV on Route 287 over the weekend, New Jersey State Police said. The Ford was headed north when the 31-year-old rear-seat passenger from Connecticut opened the door and jumped out in the area of milepost 58.4 in Oakland around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, NJSP Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. The victim sustained a severe head injury and had stopped breathing, responders said. Oakland Police Sgt. Michael Griffin and Officers Karley Greulich and Hank Anderson conducted CPR before the man was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center …
$1.525M Sale Of Grammy Winner's Waterfront NJ Home Breaks Records (PHOTOS) $1.525M Sale Of Grammy Winner's Waterfront NJ Home Breaks Records (PHOTOS)
$1.525M Sale Of Grammy Winner's Waterfront NJ Home Breaks Records (Photos) In addition to his 15 Grammy Awards, Paquito D'Rivera has yet another reason to make history books. The Cuban-American jazz legend's former North Bergen home sold for $1.525 million. That is the highest price for a single-family home ever sold in the township, according to listing agent Angela Cuciniello of Coldwell Banker Realty in Hoboken. The new homeowner is getting a home that sits on the Hudson River waterfront with views of the New York City skyline.  Angela Cuciniello Courtesy of Angela Cuciniello The buyer was from Hoboken, Angela Cuciniello of Coldwell Banker Realty…
Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang
Employee Opens Ridgewood Nail Salon For Day With Bang An SUV driven by an employee heading in to open a Ridgewood nail salon for the day crashed into the front door. The young worker escaped injury when her Nissan Rogue hit the front of Godwin Nail & Spa on Godwin Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 15. The front door, part of the knee wall and two planters took the brunt of the impact.  The rest of the building around the store was spared any serious damage. A Ridgewood nail salon employee headed to work to open the shop escaped injury in a crash. Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE Ridgewood police and firefighters responded. Bo…