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GOTCHA! Robber From Wallington Menaced 7-Eleven Workers At Two Stores With Knife: Prosecutor GOTCHA! Robber From Wallington Menaced 7-Eleven Workers At Two Stores With Knife: Prosecutor
Gotcha! Robber From Wallington Menaced 7-Eleven Workers At Two Stores With Knife: Prosecutor An elite team of investigators captured a 23-year-old Wallington man who they said robbed two 7-Elevens on either side of the Passaic River by threatening workers with a large knife. Tymear Haskins grabbed an employee from behind as the victim took out the trash in back of the 7-Eleven on Main Avenue in Wallington shortly before 4 p.m. April 8, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. After making the employee convince a co-worker to open a locked side door, Haskins tied one of them with a cord and held the other prisoner in a back office while demanding the code to a safe, the prosecuto…
GOTCHA! East Orange Fugitive Caught, Charged With Shooting Prospect Park Woman On New Year's GOTCHA! East Orange Fugitive Caught, Charged With Shooting Prospect Park Woman On New Year's
Paterson Fugitive US Marshals East Orange Prospect Park Shot State and federal authorities captured a 23-year-old fugitive from East Orange who was wanted for shooting a woman on New Year’s Day in Paterson. It was just before 5 a.m. this past Jan. 1 that the 25-year-old victim from Prospect Park arrived at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center via private vehicle.  She’d been shot near the corner of Market Street and East 33rd Street, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In- Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint announcement. Eudys Santios-Toribio was subsequently identified as the shooter and a manh…
Shooting At Notorious Paterson Street Corner Wounds Out-Of-Towner, 42 Shooting At Notorious Paterson Street Corner Wounds Out-Of-Towner, 42
Shooting At Notorious Paterson Street Corner Wounds Out-Of-Towner, 42 Another shooting at one of Paterson’s most dangerous street corners sent a 42-year-old Newark man to the hospital. Shots rang out at Godwin Avenue and Carroll Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 15. As officers were arriving at the scene, a private vehicle was taking the victim to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center with non-fatal gunshot wounds, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint release Tuesday. Valdes and Abbassi didn’t say whether any suspects had been arrested or identified.
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 …
Man Found Dead In Paterson Basement Fire Man Found Dead In Paterson Basement Fire
Fatal Paterson Fire Basement Dead 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Authorities were trying to identify a man found dead in a basement fire in Paterson -- and determine whether or not he was killed in the blaze. Firefighters called to 465 Hamilton Avenue shortly before midnight Sunday, April 14, found the body while dousing the flames in the basement of the 2½ wood-frame home, authorities confirmed mid-Monday morning. The New Jersey Medical Examiner's Office is assisting in the identification of the victim, according to a joint statement issued by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and including Paterson Police Officer In Charge Isa Ab…
Holiday Shooting That Wounded 3 In Paterson Committed By Two 16-Year-Olds, Authorities Charge Holiday Shooting That Wounded 3 In Paterson Committed By Two 16-Year-Olds, Authorities Charge
Paterson Shooting Teen Gunmen Shoot Labor Day A Labor Day weekend shooting in Paterson that wounded three men last year was committed by two 16-year-olds, authorities said. A lengthy investigation led to the detentions of both boys, one from Paterson, the other from Clifton, for the Sept. 3 shooting, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi announced. Delinquency complaints charge both with attempted murder and weapons offenses, they said. City police found two victims – one 28 from Elmwood Park and the other 33 from Paterson – while responding to a 2:40 a.m. call at Unio…
Three Paterson Residents Committed Check Fraud: Denville PD Three Paterson Residents Committed Check Fraud: Denville PD
Three Paterson Residents Committed Check Fraud: Denville PD A trio from Paterson were arrested and charged on Wednesday, April 10 with passing bad checks in Morris County, police said. Officers investigated a report of check fraud at a local bank, Denvile police said in a release. The investigation led to the arrest of Oliver Hall, 51, Ramon Olivo-Olivia, 46 and Marilyn Morel-Diaz, police said. They were charged with bad checks, conspiracy and unlawful taking of moveable property, police said. Morel-Diaz was also charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.  Morel-Diaz and Olivio-Olivia were released pe…
Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue
Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue A 71-year-old Hackensack woman was hospitalized with a severe head injury after she took a bad fall at a Fair Lawn catering hall, authorities said. CPR was conducted on the unresponsive victim after she tripped and hit her head on a stool while dancing at the Craftsman shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. She was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson. Fair Lawn EMS and St. Joe's ALS responded along with borough police, who reviewed video of the accident.
Trio Nabbed With Thousands Worth Of Designer Clothes, Bags, Anti-Security Device: Lyndhurst PD Trio Nabbed With Thousands Worth Of Designer Clothes, Bags, Anti-Security Device: Lyndhurst PD
Trio Nabbed With Thousands Worth Of Designer Clothes, Bags, Anti-Security Device: Lyndhurst PD Three out-of-towners traveling with thousands of dollars worth of stolen designer clothing and purses were busted by Lyndhurst police after the driver made an illegal turn in a vehicle that was missing both a front license plate and an inspection sticker. Officer Michael Clifford was on patrol in the area of Schuyler and Page avenues when it happened. As Clifford approached the vehicle after stopping it, he saw the rear passenger "remove her jacket and place it over something on the seat next to her," Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. She, the driver and a second passenger all said they d…
Cousin Charged With Murder Of Man In Paterson Basement Fight Cousin Charged With Murder Of Man In Paterson Basement Fight
Murder Paterson Basement Fight A 22-year-old Honduran national living in Paterson killed his cousin during a fight in a basement apartment, authorities said. Darwin Estrada-Cruz was seized after police called to the neighborhood at Straight Street and 16th Avenue found the body of Jose Estrada-Cruz, 31, shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, April 1. He was charged with first-degree murder, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint announcement. Estrada-Cruz remained held in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance Tuesday afternoon, at which…
Paterson Man, 31, Killed In Fight Paterson Man, 31, Killed In Fight
Paterson Man, 31, Killed In Fight A 22-year-old Honduran national living in Paterson killed his cousin during a fight in a basement apartment, authorities said. Darwin Estrada-Cruz was seized after police called to the neighborhood at Straight Street and 16th Avenue found the body of Jose Estrada-Cruz, 31, shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, April 1. He was charged with first-degree murder, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint announcement. Estrada-Cruz remained held in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance Tuesday afternoon, at which…
Second Young Teen In Days Shot In Paterson Second Young Teen In Days Shot In Paterson
Second Young Teen In Days Shot In Paterson A 15-year-old boy was shot in Paterson’s Northside neighborhood, authorities confirmed. The victim arrived at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center via private vehicle with a non-fatal gunshot wound shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint announcement. He'd been shot near a ballfield and playground at the corner of North 8th and Oxford streets, they said. Valdes and Abbassi didn’t describe the circumstances. They also didn't say whether any suspects had been seized o…
Speeding Route 80 Driver From Paterson Had 20 Pounds Of Cocaine, Nebraska State Troopers Say Speeding Route 80 Driver From Paterson Had 20 Pounds Of Cocaine, Nebraska State Troopers Say
Speeding Route 80 Driver From Paterson Had 20 Pounds Of Cocaine, Nebraska State Troopers Say A Paterson driver who was stopped for speeding on Route 80 in Nebraska was caught with 20 pounds of cocaine, state troopers said. Pablo Suruy Hernandez, 40, had the coke stashed in various compartments of his BMW X5 when he was stopped in York County around noontime Saturday, March 23, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. Hernandez remained held Tuesday in the York County Jail, some 1,300 miles from Paterson. He's charged with both possession and possession with the intent to deliver the drugs.
Paterson Officers Charged With Covering For NYPD Captain Indicted For Brutally Beating Woman Paterson Officers Charged With Covering For NYPD Captain Indicted For Brutally Beating Woman
Paterson Officers Charged With Covering For Nypd Captain Indicted For Brutally Beating Woman UPDATE: The other shoe finally dropped with the arrests of three Paterson police officers in connection with what authorities said was the kidnapping and brutal beating of an off-duty female NYPD commander from New Jersey by a fellow captain she'd been dating. Giuseppe Ciarla, Juan Cruz-Fernandez and Jason Schmid let then-NYPD Capt. Hariton Marachilian leave after finding the victim with clearly visible injuries from a vicious beating outside a Paterson restaurant in December 2022, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said. Marachilian and the female captain had been out to dinner wi…
Paterson Man Punches 53-Year-Old Man After Passing Stopped School Bus In Montclair: Cops Paterson Man Punches 53-Year-Old Man After Passing Stopped School Bus In Montclair: Cops
Paterson Man Punches 53-Year-Old Man After Passing Stopped School Bus In Montclair: Cops A 23-year-old Paterson man was arrested and charged in Montclair after he assaulted a man who confronted him for ignoring a school bus stop sign last month, authorities said. On Thursday, Feb. 29, a school bus transporting students from the Nishuane School was heading north on Norwood Avenue and stopped at the intersection at Norman Road, Lt. Terence Turner of the Montclair police said.  The school bus had its stop sign out and lights activated when a white SUV driven by Steven Ruiz-Santana passed the it, Turner said.  A 53-year-old Montclair man stopped the SUV and the two men "…
Judge Keeps South Hackensack Ex-Con Jailed Following Threats Judge Keeps South Hackensack Ex-Con Jailed Following Threats
Judge Keeps South Hackensack Ex-Con Jailed Following Threats A judge ordered that an ex-con from South Hackensack who was seized in a SWAT team raid remain in custody after he told a police officer that he "should've killed y'all mother f*ckers as soon as you came in the door." Township police got a tip that Robert Jackson had a handgun in his home even though a drug conviction from nearly a decade ago prevents him from legally possessing one, Detective Sgt. James Donatello said. Jackson had spent nearly seven years in state prison in two separate stretches since 2012. He was on parole for a previous conviction when he sold $10,000 worth of heroi…
Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police
Sprocket Scientists: Bicycle Thieves Chased Down, Caught By Glen Rock Police Two adults and a juvenile from Paterson who’d just stolen a trio of bicycles from some Glen Rock teens were pursued through several backyards and over fences before a patrol officer and his sergeant nabbed all three. Friends of the victims flagged down Officer Andrew Magro on Harristown Road near Wilde Park and pointed him toward the three bandits, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The trio hopped off the stolen bikes and ran, with Magro close behind, the chief said. The officer and Sgt. Mike Trover took all three into custody at Iris Circle, he said. Arrested on theft charges were Romeo …
Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar
Four Caught, One Sought In Brutal Stabbing Death Outside Garfield Bar Authorities who’ve charged four men with the brutal murder of a man outside a Garfield bar last month turned to the public for help finding a fugitive gang member from Pennsylvania who sources said repeatedly stabbed the victim in the chest. Ricky “Angel” Vargas, 35, of East Stroudsburg, PA, and his four companions confronted Richard Franceschi, 31, of Hawthorne outside JoJo's Bar & Grill on Monroe Street before dawn this past Feb. 4, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Vargas had a knife and co-defendant Jayson William Rivera, 23, also of East Stroudsburg, had a handgun, the pr…
Tip Leads To Arrest Of Paterson Man On Child Porn Charges Tip Leads To Arrest Of Paterson Man On Child Porn Charges
Tip Leads To Arrest Of Paterson Man On Child Porn Charges Passaic County sheriff's detectives arrested a 34-year-old Paterson man who they said shared child pornography videos. Jorge Taboada-Rojano "confirmed he had come across child sexual abuse material over the Internet" when Internet Crime Against Children Task Force members came to his home on Thursday, March 14, Acting Passaic County Sheriff Gary Giardina said. The investigators had begun looking into Taboada-Rojano after receiving a tip that he was messaging the videos online, the acting sheriff said. They took him into custody and seized his cell phone, Giardina said. Tabo…
Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra' Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra'
Hudson County Favorite Son Bobby Cannavale Praised In Garden State-Centric Dramedy 'Ezra' Actor Bobby Cannavale has a heartwarming New Jersey-based film premiering this spring that those who've seen it predict could be one of his best. In "Ezra," the pride of Hudson County plays Max, a stand-up comedian from the Garden State who lives with his father, portrayed by Robert De Niro. Max pursues his career while trying to co-parent his 11-year-old son with ex-wife (and Cannavale's real-life partner) Rose Byrne. Max lands a gig on Jimmy Kimmel's show in Hollywood, but the plane fare isn't comped. So he and young Ezra -- who has autism -- embark on a life-changing cross-country trip …
UPDATE: Hackensack Man Charged With Murder Of Paterson Woman, 22, Gunned Down Outside Her Home UPDATE: Hackensack Man Charged With Murder Of Paterson Woman, 22, Gunned Down Outside Her Home
Update: Hackensack Man Charged With Murder Of Paterson Woman, 22, Gunned Down Outside Her Home Authorities on Wednesday captured one of a group of men who they said purposely shot and killed a 22-year-old Paterson woman last fall. Ex-con Christopher Thomas, 26, of Hackensack was charged with murder and weapons offenses, as well as with conspiracy, for his role in gunning down Mary “Tink” Taylor on Oct. 1, 2023 outside a bar across from the apartment building where she lived with her mom. Five men jumped into a car that sped off following the shooting shortly before 9:30 p.m. in the city’s Great Falls Historic District, witnesses told investigators. It wasn’t clear how many fired. A…
One Dead, Three Wounded In Pair Of Paterson Shootings One Dead, Three Wounded In Pair Of Paterson Shootings
One Dead, Three Wounded In Pair Of Paterson Shootings One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a bridge over the Passaic River, authorities confirmed. Responding officers found both city residents show in the neck and legs near the North Bridge Street bridge shortly before midnight Wednesday, March 13, they said. Both were taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, where one of them, 43, was pronounced dead, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said. The second victim, 38, remained in stable condition at the hospital on Wednesday, they said. …
Westwood Man Charged With Killing High Schooler From Park Ridge With Fentanyl-Laced Pill Westwood Man Charged With Killing High Schooler From Park Ridge With Fentanyl-Laced Pill
Westwood Man Charged With Killing High Schooler From Park Ridge With Fentanyl-Laced Pill 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 17-year-old Park Ridge boy was killed by a single imitation painkiller laced with fentanyl that was given to him by a Westwood man who's been charged with causing his death. The boy thought he was taking an Oxycontin pill before he overdosed last Sept. 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Officers who responded to the emergency call administered Narcan, among other life-saving measures, the prosecutor said. The high school senior was pronounced dead a short time later. Detectives from the prosecutor’s Narcotic Task Force determined during a six-month investigatio…
SIBLING THIEVERY: Brothers Captured Same Day, Charged With Separate Crimes, Haledon Police Say SIBLING THIEVERY: Brothers Captured Same Day, Charged With Separate Crimes, Haledon Police Say
Sibling Thievery: Brothers Captured Same Day, Charged With Separate Crimes, Haledon Police Say A thief tried to outrun Haledon police while pushing a shopping cart packed with nearly $2,800 worth of hot merchandise on the very same day that they arrested his older brother for stealing a car, authorities said. Borough resident Ahmad Elfki, 20, was still in the Walgreens on Belmont Avenue when Officer Kris Duci, Corporal April Latona and Detective Lt. Tim Lindberg arrived, they said. Elfki (above, left), who was previously banned from the store, bolted out an emergency fire exit, triggering an alarm, Deputy Police Chief George Guzman Jr. said. He hustled toward Morrissee Avenue with “…
Clifton Man Once Busted With Anatomically Correct Child Sex Doll Nabbed For Kid Porn: Sheriff Clifton Man Once Busted With Anatomically Correct Child Sex Doll Nabbed For Kid Porn: Sheriff
Clifton Man Once Busted With Anatomically Correct Child Sex Doll Nabbed For Kid Porn: Sheriff A Clifton resident who was once busted with what authorities said was an anatomically correct child sex doll was caught collecting porn videos featuring victims from four to 12 years old, authorities charged. Miguel A. Guevara, 32, who works as a supervisor for a package delivery company in Secaucus, has been on lifetime parole the past four years, Acting Passaic County Sheriff Gary Giardina said. He showed up again on investigators' radar about five months ago, Giardina said. That's when members of the sheriff's Internet Crime Against Children Task Force "found [that] sever…
Stock Clerk Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Elmwood Park Stock Clerk Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Elmwood Park
Stock Clerk Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Elmwood Park A stock clerk already awaiting trial on an aggravated assault charge out of Passaic County was arrested by detectives who said he sexually assaulted an underage juvenile multiple times in Elmwood Park. Jaden Vargas, 21, of Paterson allegedly victimized someone who Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said was between 13 and 16 years old at the time. Musella didn't specify a time period and said only that the alleged incidents occurred "in the past." Vargas was arrested in Elmwood Park last Friday, March 1, following a two-week investigation and has remained held in the Bergen Co…
Teaneck Mom Jailed For Not Reporting Child Sex Crimes: Prosecutor Teaneck Mom Jailed For Not Reporting Child Sex Crimes: Prosecutor
Teaneck Mom Jailed For Not Reporting Child Sex Crimes: Prosecutor A Teaneck woman was jailed for not reporting sexual assaults against two different children, records show. Shanasia Taylor, a 32-year-old warehouse worker, “acted in a manner that would endanger the welfare of a child, specifically by not reporting an act of sexual assault against children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday, March 4. Criminal records put the time frame of the alleged crimes at May 2022. Taylor, a Paterson native and mother of two, was arrested on Friday and charged by Teaneck police with child endangerment involving sexual conduct. Members of the prosec…
Paterson Man Stabbed In Neck At Popular Middle Eastern Restaurant, Elmwood Park Man Charged Paterson Man Stabbed In Neck At Popular Middle Eastern Restaurant, Elmwood Park Man Charged
Paterson Man Stabbed In Neck At Popular Middle Eastern Restaurant, Elmwood Park Man Charged A man whose family came to the U.S. from Iraq was charged with attempted murder after authorities said he stabbed another man in the neck either in or outside a popular Middle Eastern restaurant in Paterson. Anmar Oudah, 35, of Elmwood Park stabbed the 30-year-old victim during what witnesses told police was a fight at Al-Mazaq Restaurant and Bakery on East Railway Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, March 3. The victim was last reported in critical condition at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer in Char…
HOME INVASION: Female Saddle Brook 'Guest' Let Armed Robbers In, Authorities Charge HOME INVASION: Female Saddle Brook 'Guest' Let Armed Robbers In, Authorities Charge
Home Invasion: Female Saddle Brook 'Guest' Let Armed Robbers In, 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 --…
Paterson Resident Charged With Attempted Murder In Wounding Of Two In Streetcorner Shooting Paterson Resident Charged With Attempted Murder In Wounding Of Two In Streetcorner Shooting
Paterson Resident Charged With Attempted Murder In Wounding Of Two In Streetcorner Shooting A Paterson resident was charged with attempted murder this week after shooting two men on a city street corner in late January, authorities announced. It was around 12:45 a.m. Jan. 29 when Miguel de la Cruz, 26, opened fire at the intersection of East Main Street and Hillman Avenue, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In- Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint statement. Both victims – one 18, the other 30 – were taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and survived their wounds, authorities said. de la Cruz surrendered to police this past …
Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General
Two Paterson Inspectors Took Bribes For Permits: NJ Attorney General Two Paterson housing and zoning inspectors were indicted on Tuesday, Feb. 20 for accepting bribes in exchange for issuing illegitimate building permits, Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. Jose Fermin, a 50-year-old Prospect Park resident and Jose Juan Guerrero-Cruz, a 44-year-old Florida resident carried out their scheme between Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2022,  producing bogus documents that including imitation signatures purportedly written by Paterson’s Planning and Zoning Director, Platkin said.  Guerrero-Cruz and Fermin would accept money in exchange for Fermin producing the…