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Jake Paul Vs. Mike Perry Undercard Features Bergen County Boxer Tonight Jake Paul Vs. Mike Perry Undercard Features Bergen County Boxer Tonight
Jake Paul Vs. Mike Perry Undercard Features Bergen County Boxer Tonight Dane Guerrero never intended to compete. The 36-year-old boxer began learning self defense and MMA at 19 years old. He liked the fitness. The self-confidence he gained from being able to protect himself and others. But fighting for sport was never in the cards for Guerrero, he said. Until it was. On Saturday, July 20, Guerrero, who owns Combat Fitness Club in Ridgefield Park, will be fighting against Ariel Perez on the Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry undercard in Miami, FL. Guerrero's fight is the fourth in the four-round preliminary event expected to begin at 7 p.m. The main event features Pau…
WINNER! Powerball Ticket Sold In Paramus Nets Big Bucks WINNER! Powerball Ticket Sold In Paramus Nets Big Bucks
Winner! Powerball Ticket Sold In Paramus Nets Big Bucks It was a sensational Saturday for a Powerball player in Paramus. A ticket sold in Paramus matched four numbers and the red Powerball in the drawing held on Saturday, July 13, winning $50,000. The ticket was sold at 7-Eleven on East Ridgewood Avenue. The winning numbers were 9, 55, 59, 66, 69 and the red Powerball was 21.
Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents
Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released body-worn camera and surveillance footage of an officer-involved shooting that left a 41-year-old New York man dead. Just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2024, 2:05 p.m., US Marshals agents arrived at a Route 1 motel in Monmouth Junction within South Brunswick to execute an arrest warrant on Shamar Leggette, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. As previously reported by Daily Voice, Leggette had been wanted for robbing "Bling Bishop" Lamor Whitehead from Paramus in Bergen County. About 40 minutes after authorities…
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint A 74-year-old Paramus church pastor has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses for disturbing sexual assaults on a girl between ages 13 and 18 for years, authorities announced Friday, July 12. Stephen E. Sweet, the pastor at Grace's Lutheran Church in River Edge, became the center of an investigation on Thursday, July 11, on a tip that he'd sexually assaulted a juvenile in the past, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. ** WARNING: The following news article contains graphic and disturbing information. Reader discretion is advised ** Sweet sexually assaulted…
NYPD Detective, 42, To Be Buried In Paramus NYPD Detective, 42, To Be Buried In Paramus
Nypd Detective, 42, To Be Buried In Paramus Robert Sivori, who served in the Emergency Services Unit of the New York City Police Department died on Sunday, July 7 ,five days before his 43rd birthday, according to his obituary on the Matthew Funeral Home website. Sivori came from a long line of law enforcement, his great-grandfather, grandfather, father and brother, all current or former members of the NYPD. He joined the NYPD in 2005, serving for almost 20 years, his obituary reads. "He exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and bravery. His colleagues remember him as a compassionate officer who always …
50 Hollow Point Bullets, Pound Of Pot Seized On Route 17 Right Outside Police HQ: Paramus PD 50 Hollow Point Bullets, Pound Of Pot Seized On Route 17 Right Outside Police HQ: Paramus PD
50 Hollow Point Bullets, Pound Of Pot Seized On Route 17 Right Outside Police HQ: Paramus PD A pound of marijuana, methamphetamine, and a gun loaded with 50 hollow-point bullets were seized from two men in a routine motor vehicle stop along Route 17 right outside of Paramus police headquarters, authorities said. Paramus Police Officer Cesar Hurtado stopped a 2006 black Chevy 4-door for several motor vehicle violations on the northbound side of the highway in the area of Carlough Drive, where the Paramus Police Department is located, around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, Chief Robert Guidetti said. A search of the vehicle turned up approximately one pound of marijuana in a clear pla…
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…
Former Bergen Courthouse Secretary, Paramus Mom Tracy Keenan Dies After Longtime Lupus Battle Former Bergen Courthouse Secretary, Paramus Mom Tracy Keenan Dies After Longtime Lupus Battle
Former Bergen Courthouse Secretary, Paramus Mom Tracy Keenan Dies After Longtime Lupus Battle Tracy Keenan, a 46-year-old mom from Paramus, died on Tuesday, July 2, after years of battling lupus, according to her obituary. Tracy was born in Belleville and grew up in Park Ridge, graduating from Park Ridge High School, her obituary on the Vander Plaat Funeral Home website reads. She later worked at the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack as a secretary for 10 years, according to her obituary. She is survived by her husband, Ilir; her three daughters, Lila, Abigail and Sidney; her mother, Maureen; siblings, Andrew, Megan and Kevin, along with numerous family members and friends, acc…
Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2, Injures 1 On Garden State Parkway In Paramus, State Police Say Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2, Injures 1 On Garden State Parkway In Paramus, State Police Say
Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2, Injures 1 On Garden State Parkway In Paramus, State Police Say Two people were killed and one person was injured in a wrong-way crash on the Garden State Parkway overnight in Paramus, authorities confirmed. Diana J. Cruz, 38, of Newark, was heading north in the southbound lanes of the Parkway when she struck a Toyota SUV head-on just before 2:30 a.m. at milepost 163.4 on Friday, July 5, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. Both Cruz and the Toyota driver, Sunday T. Ogundare, 55, of Newark, were killed, Lebron said. A passenger in the Toyota, a 20-year-old Pompton Plains woman, was hospitalized with moderate injuries. The crash remain…
K9 Sniffs Out Suspect Hiding On Playground After BMW Pursuit-Crash On Parkway In Paramus: Cops K9 Sniffs Out Suspect Hiding On Playground After BMW Pursuit-Crash On Parkway In Paramus: Cops
K9 Sniffs Out Suspect Hiding On Playground After BMW Pursuit-Crash On Parkway In Paramus: Cops Two men have been arrested while one remains at large after fleeing from a stolen BMW that they crashed during a pursuit in Paramus , authorities said. Paramus Office Slavko Bajovic spotted a white BMW X4 driving carelessly along Route 17 north near Midland Avenue around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. A registration check found that the BMW was stolen out of Montgomery, NJ, and was wanted in two separate motorcycle thefts, Guidetti said.  When Bajovic tried to stop the vehicle, the suspects tried to flee — but ultimately crashed into the center d…
Westwood HS Brawl: Paterson Residents Named In Police Documents Westwood HS Brawl: Paterson Residents Named In Police Documents
Westwood HS Brawl: Paterson Residents Named In Police Documents Daily Voice has obtained the names of the 10 of the 13 individuals charged in connection with the brawls that broke out following the Westwood High School graduation ceremony last month. As previously reported by Daily Voice, two graduating students and 11 of their family members were slapped with a total of 25 charges including assault, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and obstruction, following the fights on Thursday, June 20, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by …
Natasha Olson Of Elmwood Park Dies, 28 Natasha Olson Of Elmwood Park Dies, 28
Natasha Olson Of Elmwood Park Dies, 28 Natasha Olson, a 28-year-old Elmwood Park resident, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. In her obituary on the Patrick J Conte Funeral Home website, Natasha is being remembered for her boundless curiosity and radiant smile.  She is survived by her parents, Elizabeth and Eric, siblings, Maxwell and Astrid and stepfather, Ralph, according to her obituary. A funeral was held on Wednesday, June 25 at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church in Elmwood Park and she was buried at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. To view Natasha Olson's obituary, click here.
6,000-Square-Foot Luxury Home In Paramus Listed At $2.495M (PHOTOS) 6,000-Square-Foot Luxury Home In Paramus Listed At $2.495M (PHOTOS)
6,000-Square-Foot Luxury Home In Paramus Listed At $2.495M (Photos) A newly-built 6,000-square-foot home has his Paramus' market. The house at 452 Oregon St. is on the market for $2.495 million with Tony Nabhan of Keller Williams City Views. Incustudio View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tony Nabhan (@tony.nabhan) Located on a quiet street on the east side of the borough, the home boasts 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms.  The first floor is complete with a 2-story foyer leading to an open living room, dining room and family room; an open eat-in kitchen with quartz countertops and designer cabin…
Boy Bands Make 2000s Dreams Come True With Mall Tour Revival At The Plaza (PHOTOS) Boy Bands Make 2000s Dreams Come True With Mall Tour Revival At The Plaza (PHOTOS)
Boy Bands Make 2000s Dreams Come True With Mall Tour Revival At The Plaza (Photos) What year is it? Members from some of the most popular boy bands of the 2000s made dreams come true for fans in New Jersey with a performance at Westfield's Garden State Plaza Saturday, June 29. Chris Kirkpatrick, of NSYNC, BBMak , O-Town, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Brad Fischetti, the sole surviving member of LFO, Ryan Cabrera, and DJ Skribble put on a legendary show in the parking lot of the Paramus mall for the POP 2000s Tour. Hundreds of fans turned out, belting out the lyrics to songs that would become the soundtrack to their teenage years like "Summer Girls," "All Or Nothing,"…
Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building
Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building A new Amazon supermarket is about to open in Monmouth County, officials said. The Amazon Fresh in Eatontown will officially open on Thursday, June 20, the company said in a news release. It will be the second Amazon Fresh location in New Jersey after one opened in Paramus in July 2022. The Eatontown store is located at 137 Route 35 in a 35,500-square-foot space once occupied by Toys“R”Us. "This new, affordable grocery store in the community will offer wide selection of quality groceries and a convenient shopping experience," Amazon said in its release. "We’re also proud to support the…
NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers
NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A convicted con man from Bergen County known as the "Bling Bishop" used the opportunity he was given to speak before being sent to federal prison for nine years to annoy the judge on Monday. Lamor Whitehead of Paramus must serve a mandatory 7½ years following his conviction by a jury in lower Manhattan in March for swindling the life savings from a parishioners mother, among other crimes. One by one, some of those who were financially destroyed spoke to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Lorna Schofield during the June 17 sentencing hearing. Then it was Whitehead's turn. Bishop …
Rochelle Park House Fire Quickly Knocked Rochelle Park House Fire Quickly Knocked
Rochelle Park House Fire Quickly Knocked Firefighters made quick work of a Rochelle Park house blaze. The fire broke out on the second floor of Parkway home off Rochelle Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Firefighters contained it there, knocking down the main body barely 20 minutes before they began. The fire was declared under control around 8:40 p.m.  Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE No injuries were reported. Fire officials are investigating the cause. Mutual aid was provided at the scene and in coverage by firefighters from Elmwood Park, Hackensack, Lodi, Maywood, Paramus and Saddle Brook. Damien Danis for …
UPDATE: Route 17 Ramp To Route 4 In Paramus Reopened After Box Truck Crash UPDATE: Route 17 Ramp To Route 4 In Paramus Reopened After Box Truck Crash
Update: Route 17 Ramp To Route 4 In Paramus Reopened After Box Truck Crash A ramp at Routes 4 and 17 in Paramus was reopened shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday after a box truck tipped onto its side a few hours earlier. The driver climbed out after the leased truck crashed on the cloverleaf ramp from northbound Route 17 to westbound Route 4 around 7:30 a.m. June 8, responders at the scene said. Paramus EMS members took him to Hackensack University Medical Center with what they said were minor injuries. Borough police and firefighters were first at the scene of the crash near the flyover. Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE A Nutchies Service heavy-duty wrecker righted…
Meet Meghan Trainor In Bergen County Meet Meghan Trainor In Bergen County
Meet Meghan Trainor In Bergen County Usually Meghan Trainor is all about that bass. This week, she's going to be all about Bergen County. The singer is signing copies of her album "Timeless" at the Barnes and Noble in Paramus at 634 N State Route 17 on Friday, June 7 at 3 p.m. This is the sixth album for the "All About That Bass" singer. "Timeless" features the hit single, "Been Like This," a collaboration with the rapper T-Pain. Attendees can get either their CD or vinyl edition signed and a photo with Trainor. Trainor will not be personalizing records. For more information on the signing and to purchase tickets, click here…
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…
'Best Spot In America For Small-Town Carnival:' Night Of Family Fun Returns To Paramus 'Best Spot In America For Small-Town Carnival:' Night Of Family Fun Returns To Paramus
'Best Spot In America For Small-Town Carnival:' Night Of Family Fun Returns To Paramus You've likely seen the colorful ferris wheel looming over the crossroads of Route 4 and Route 17, right outside of the one of the highest performing malls in the United States. Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) founder Nick DeMauro knew what he was doing when he put the carnival there.  "It's the best location in the nation for a small-town carnival," he said. And it's back. The annual L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival is running every Wednesday to Sunday through June 9, at the Westfield Garden State Plaza. Admission is $5, while tickets for rides and games, and food purchas…
'Bittersweet:' Popular Bergen County Candy Shop Hanna Krause Closing After 65 Years 'Bittersweet:' Popular Bergen County Candy Shop Hanna Krause Closing After 65 Years
'Bittersweet:' Popular Bergen County Candy Shop Hanna Krause Closing After 65 Years Since 1959, Hanna Krause Home Made Candies located right off Route 17 in Paramus has been the go-to candy store for thousands of people, from both near and far. Anyone who's seen it knows it, and anyone who's been inside can still smell it. But in a bittersweet twist of fate, the iconic Hansel and Gretal-esque, tudor building with colorful cutouts and friendly faces will be closing its doors on Friday, June 28, after 65 years. The owner, Karen Ryan, whose grandfather opened the shop the same year she was born, is planning on retiring. And so, much to the disappointment of her cus…
STICKY FINGERS: Serial Shoplifter, Others Nabbed In Lyndhurst STICKY FINGERS: Serial Shoplifter, Others Nabbed In Lyndhurst
Sticky Fingers: Serial Shoplifter, Others Nabbed In Lyndhurst A serial shoplifter was among a number of people seized by Lyndhurst police while trying to get away with five-finger discounts. Roger Pencile, 33, of Newark was in a Valley Brook Avenue store when Sgt. Richard Jasinski and Officers Glenn Flora and Robert Litterio, showed up late Saturday morning, May 25, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Pencile -- who was wanted for three other shoplifting in Lyndhurst -- dropped two large bags full of stolen merchandise and was headed toward the door when they grabbed him, the lieutenant said. He remained held Thursday in the Bergen County Jail on…
Fast-Moving Storm Knocks Power To Thousands Across North Jersey Fast-Moving Storm Knocks Power To Thousands Across North Jersey
Fast-Moving Storm Knocks Power To Thousands Across North Jersey A fast-moving round of thunderstorm knocked power to thousands of New Jersey residents Thursday morning, May 23. PSEG was reporting approximately 2,000 outages in Bergen County (1,156 in New Milford, 398 in Paramus); 2,341 in Essex County (983 in Caldwell, 448 in West Caldwell); 1,230 in Gloucester County (1,206 in Woodbury City). JCP&L was reporting approximately 1,300 in Franklin Township, where a downed tree closed Route 57. JCP&L also said 1,000 residents in Lebanon were in the dark, as were 1,000 in Bethlehem. Knowlton, Hope, Liberty, and Independence …
SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help
SEE Anything? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any solid suspects yet in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening. Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any suspects in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening.  Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
UPDATE: Convicted ‘Bling Bishop’ From Bergen Jailed Ahead Of Sentencing UPDATE: Convicted ‘Bling Bishop’ From Bergen Jailed Ahead Of Sentencing
Update: Convicted ‘Bling Bishop’ From Bergen Jailed Ahead Of Sentencing 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A convicted con man from Bergen County known as the "Bling Bishop" was jailed on Monday after violating terms of his release before this summer's sentencing, federal authorities said. Federal jurors in lower Manhattan convicted Lamor Whitehead of Paramus two months ago of swindling the elderly mom of a parishioner from New Jersey out of her $90,000 life savings, among other counts. They also found him guilty of using ties to New York City Mayor Eric Adams in an attempt to extort a business owner into loaning him $500,000 and of lying to hide a second cellphone from FBI agents as the…
Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault
Scottie Scheffler Says Arrest Was 'Big Misunderstanding' After Being Charged In Cop's Assault Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 golfer in the world and a Bergen County native, has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer just before the second round of the PGA Championship, court records show. Scheffler, 27, was trying to drive past the scene of a fatal crash scene involving shuttle bus at the Valhalla Golf Club around 5 a.m. Friday, May 17, when he allegedly dragged an officer at the scene, as reported by ESPN. The reigning Masters champion was ultimately arrested and charged with  felony second-degree assault on a police officer, along with lesser charges of third-de…
HEAD SCRATCHER: Driver Hospitalized After Tree Crash In Paramus Jams Sedan In Tight Spot HEAD SCRATCHER: Driver Hospitalized After Tree Crash In Paramus Jams Sedan In Tight Spot
Head Scratcher: Driver Hospitalized After Tree Crash In Paramus Jams Sedan In Tight Spot A sedan careened off a busy Paramus street, onto the lawn of a single-family home and into a tree on Thursday. The male driver -- who reportedly swerved to avoid a small animal -- was taken to nearby Valley Hospital by Paramus EMS after the 11:30 a.m. May 9 crash on Paramus Road near Alpine Drive. The Nissan Altima ended up in a tight spot with another tree behind it. The Nissan Altima ended up in a tight spot with another tree behind it. Boyd A. Loving All Points Towing extricated the vehicle and removed it from the property. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this…
Neighbor Disarms Troubled Saddle Brook Man Whose Stray Gunshot Brought Massive Police Response Neighbor Disarms Troubled Saddle Brook Man Whose Stray Gunshot Brought Massive Police Response
Neighbor Disarms Troubled Saddle Brook Man Whose Stray Gunshot Brought Massive Police Response An intoxicated Saddle Brook man experiencing an emotional crisis fired a gunshot into the air in his backyard just below Route 80, bringing a squadron of local police and fellow officers from four neighboring towns. They were headed to the Sterling Place home around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, when a neighbor approached Riste Strezoski, 35, and convinced him to hand over the 9mm handgun, Police Capt. John A. Zotollo, Jr. said. Police from Saddle Brook, Paramus, Maywood, Rochelle Park and Fair Lawn converged on the dead-ended neighborhood just off Saddle River Road and took Strezoski into cust…
Firefighters Quickly Douse Rapidly Spreading Fair Lawn House Fire Firefighters Quickly Douse Rapidly Spreading Fair Lawn House Fire
Firefighters Quickly Douse Rapidly Spreading Fair Lawn House Fire 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Fair Lawn firefighters quickly doused a blaze that began in a basement and spread through a local home. “Basement fires can be extremely dangerous to our crews. There was a lot of smoke in the basement, making locating the fire very difficult,” Fair Lawn Fire Chief Pete Yuskaitis said after the 31st Street blaze was doused early Monday evening. “The crews did a great job fighting the heat to get to the fire and extinguish it,” the chief said. The call to the two-story home on 31st Street came in at 6:38 p.m. May 6, Yuskaitis said. The fire quickly escalated to a second alarm, brin…