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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…
Paramus School Bus Driver's Parole Possible At Anniversary Of Horrific Crash That Killed Two Paramus School Bus Driver's Parole Possible At Anniversary Of Horrific Crash That Killed Two
Paramus School Bus Driver's Parole Possible At Anniversary Of Horrific Crash That Killed Two A former Paramus school bus driver who caused a collision on Route 80 that killed a 10-year-old student and one of her teachers is up for parole in a few weeks -- just two days after the sixth anniversary of the horrific crash. Hudy Muldrow, now 83, was taking 40 East Brook Middle School fifth graders and a small group of adults on a field trip to Waterloo Village on May 17, 2018 when he got lost and tried to make an illegal U-turn on the busy interstate in Mount Olive. A dump truck slammed into the bus, killing young Miranda Vargas and teacher Jennifer M. Williamson, 51. Dozens more were…
Shot Fired In Photo Booth At Urban Air, Police Seize Boys 12, 15 Shot Fired In Photo Booth At Urban Air, Police Seize Boys 12, 15
Shot Fired In Photo Booth At Urban Air, Police Seize Boys 12, 15 A steel plate prevented a potential tragedy at Urban Air in South Hackensack when a loaded gun brought into a photo booth by two boys -- one 12, the other 15 -- went off, authorities said. "If not for the steel plate, the round could have gone through the machine and struck an innocent victim," South Hackensack Police Detective Sgt. James Donatello said.  The 6:30 p.m. shooting on Sunday, April 28, was another in a series of incidents that have recently drawn a massive law enforcement response to the all-ages Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park just off westbound Route 80. Surve…
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.
Driver Ejected From Vehicle In Route 80 Crash: NJSP Driver Ejected From Vehicle In Route 80 Crash: NJSP
Driver Ejected From Vehicle In Route 80 Crash: Njsp A 40-year-old Connecticut man was seriously injured when he was ejected from his vehicle in a crash on Route 80 in Morris County early Thursday morning, March 14, authorities said. At 12:59 a.m., a Volvo traveling eastbound on Route 80 in Mount Arlington lost directional control, ran off the roadway to the left, struck the concrete barrier, re-entered the lanes of travel, ran off the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail, overturned and then crashed into a tree, Troy McNair, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. During the crash, the driver, who is from Norwalk, was ejected f…
Foot Or More Of Snow Could Fall In Passaic County In Major Storm, NWS Says Foot Or More Of Snow Could Fall In Passaic County In Major Storm, NWS Says
Foot Or More Of Snow Could Fall In Passaic County In Major Storm, NWS Says The National Weather Service says parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania could see more snow than what was initially predicted due to a shift in the storm track. In an updating briefing published Monday, Feb. 12, the NWS said 12 to 18 inches of snow could fall in parts of Sussex County, NJ and the Pocono Mountains. ALSO SEE: North Jersey School Closed, Delayed Ahead Of Major Winter Storm The weather map shows between 8 and 12 inches expected in parts of Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Essex, Warren, Somerset and Hunterdon counties, where winter storm warnings have been issued. Winter weather a…
SEE ANYTHING? Armed Robbers Accost Guest At Hotel Off Route 80 SEE ANYTHING? Armed Robbers Accost Guest At Hotel Off Route 80
SEE Anything? Armed Robbers Accost Guest At Hotel Off Route 80 A gunman and his partner robbed a visitor at a hotel just off Route 80 in Saddle Brook. The victim was visiting a friend when the bandits robbed him in an elevator at the Crowne Plaza Hotel around 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, said Saddle Brook Police Capt. John Zotollo Jr. the officer in charge of the department. What they took at gunpoint wasn't specified, nor was an estimated value given. Responders initially said it was two suitcases but couldn't elaborate. The robbers were described only as Hispanic, with one brandishing a handgun.The victim wasn't injured, Zotollo said. ANYONE w…
Diesel Tank Dislodges, Hits Car In Messy Crash That Closed Route 80 For Hours: Police Diesel Tank Dislodges, Hits Car In Messy Crash That Closed Route 80 For Hours: Police
Diesel Tank Dislodges, Hits Car In Messy Crash That Closed Route 80 For Hours: Police A Freightliner driver was hospitalized after being rear-ended by an SUV in a crash that closed a portion of Route 80 closed for several hours on Tuesday morning, Dec. 26, state police said. The crash occurred on the westbound side near milepost 22.4 in Allamuchy just before 8 a.m., New Jersey State Police Trooper Troy McNair told Daily Voice. A Chevy SUV lost control and rear-ended the tractor-trailer, causing its tank, which was carrying diesel fuel, to come loose and hit a Subaru passenger vehicle, McNair said. The Freightliner driver was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. T…
Four Juveniles Hospitalized In Route 80 SUV Crash: State Police Four Juveniles Hospitalized In Route 80 SUV Crash: State Police
Four Juveniles Hospitalized In Route 80 SUV Crash: State Police Four juveniles and an adult were hospitalized in a double SUV crash on Route 80 Wednesday, Nov. 15, state police said. A Jeep SUV and a Honda SUV were heading westbound when they collided near milepost 29 in Roxbury around 1:45 a.m., NJSP Detective I Jeffrey Lebron told Daily Voice. The Jeep driver and its four passengers were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation of minor injuries, Lebron said. No other injuries were reported in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Woman, 32, Seriously Injured In Route 80 Tractor Trailer Crash Woman, 32, Seriously Injured In Route 80 Tractor Trailer Crash
Woman, 32, Seriously Injured In Route 80 Tractor Trailer Crash A 32-year-old North Jersey woman suffered serious injuries after being rear-ended by a tractor trailer on Route 80. Troopers responding to the crash Tuesday, Oct. 31 in Wharton, found that the woman's Subaru SUV and tractor trailer were both heading east near milepost 33.8, when the SUV slowed and stopped in the lanes of travel due to a previous crash, New Jersey State Police Trooper Troy McNair said. The woman's vehicle was struck from behind by the Volvo tractor trailer. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries, while the driver of the tractor trailer, a 63-ye…
Anti-Hamas Message On Electronic Billboard Over Route 80 Prompts Hundreds Of Calls To Police Anti-Hamas Message On Electronic Billboard Over Route 80 Prompts Hundreds Of Calls To Police
Anti-Hamas Message On Electronic Billboard Over Route 80 Prompts Hundreds Of Calls To Police An anti-Hamas message on a billboard overlooking Route 80 triggered hundreds of phone calls to a local police department due to a social media suggestion. "Oh, don't be naive," the electronic message on a hot pink background read. "Hamas would chop your head off too." It was signed "jewbelong." Bogota police fielded more than 100 complaints from callers, Bogota Police Sgt. Geoffrey Cole said late Tuesday, Oct. 17. Some were from people who felt threatened by the message, while others expressed fears over possible violence -- not to mention general outrage from those who felt targeted, t…
Passenger Airlifted In Route 80 Crash (UPDATE) Passenger Airlifted In Route 80 Crash (UPDATE)
Passenger Airlifted In Route 80 Crash (Update) One person suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash that closed Route 80 Monday afternoon, Oct. 2. A Hyundai SUV was heading west on the highway when a Ford traveling on the on ramp from Route 206 south around 4:30 p.m. in Mount Olive, NJSP Sgt. Charles Marchan said. The Hyundai struck the curb on the right shoulder, traveled over a concrete median and struck the Ford. The Ford was redirected off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail on impact, and the Hyundai overturned and impacted a guardrail off the right shoulder. A passenger in the Hyundai suffered serious injuri…
Car Flips On Route 80 Car Flips On Route 80
Car Flips On Route 80 A vehicle overturned early Tuesday, Sept. 26 on Route 80. It happened in the eastbound lanes, east of Exit 34 in Rockaway around 5:45 a.m.  Delays on I-80 eastbound East of Exit 34 - NJ 15 (Wharton) to East of Exit 35 - Mount Hope Av (Rockaway Twp) current travel time is less than 5 minutes https://t.co/oBjwCRb3w5 — 511NJ I80 (@511nji80) September 26, 2023 Injuries were not immediately known. Minor delays were being reported.
Sedan Slams Into Route 46 Gas Pump, Bursts Into Flames Sedan Slams Into Route 46 Gas Pump, Bursts Into Flames
Sedan Slams Into Route 46 Gas Pump, Bursts Into Flames A driver escaped serious injury after his sedan plowed into a pump and burst into flames at a Route 46 gas station. The 32-year-old driver from Englewood lost control of the two-door Infiniti, which crashed at the QuickCheck on the westbound highway -- near the entrances to Route 80 and the New Jersey Turnpike -- at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Ridgefield Fire Chief David Brierty said. The attendant shut down the pump and called 911, the chief said. Ridgefield firefighters quickly doused the flames. The driver was taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with relatively minor injuri…
Jackknifed Trailer Slows Traffic On Route 80 Jackknifed Trailer Slows Traffic On Route 80
Jackknifed Trailer Slows Traffic On Route 80 A jackknifed tractor-trailer slowed traffic along Route 80 in Morris County Wednesday morning, Aug. 16. The crash occurred at 3:45 a.m. on the eastbound side of the highway in Montville, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry said. The driver lost control, ran off the roadway to the left, and struck a guardrail. The tractor trailer continued forward, jackknifing, and coming to a final rest in the right shoulder and grass area next to the right shoulder.  As a result, the right and left lanes were closed for approximately four hours, cutting into the morning rush. The driver suffer…
Body Of Missing Paterson Swimmer, 19, Recovered From Delaware River Body Of Missing Paterson Swimmer, 19, Recovered From Delaware River
Body Of Missing Paterson Swimmer, 19, Recovered From Delaware River Emergency crews have recovered the body of a missing swimmer from the Delaware River after a three-day search. Jose Madera Martinez, 19, of Paterson, was found around 11:15 a.m. Sunday, July 16 near Kittatinny Point in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, according to a release from the NPS. Madera Martinez was last seen “struggling in the current” around 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13 at Karamac — located about a mile north of Route 80, Daily Voice reported. He was found in about 12 feet of water approximately one mile downstream. Madera Martinez had been trying to swim from t…
Box Truck Being Towed Tips Beneath Route 80 Overpass Box Truck Being Towed Tips Beneath Route 80 Overpass
Box Truck Being Towed Tips Beneath Route 80 Overpass A box truck tipped while being towed beneath a Route 80 overpass in Elmwood Park, jamming area traffic early Friday afternoon. Another tow was needed to straighten and remove the truck owned by Salerno's Custom Cabinetry in Saddle Brook from the corner of River Road and Market Street shortly after 1 p.m. No injuries were reported. Elmwood Park police and firefighters responded. Jo Fehl took the photos and contributed to this story. No injuries were reported.Jo Fehl for DAILY VOICE
CRUSH HOUR: Sweeper Truck Tips, Spills Trash Onto Route 80 CRUSH HOUR: Sweeper Truck Tips, Spills Trash Onto Route 80
Crush Hour: Sweeper Truck Tips, Spills Trash Onto Route 80 A sweeper truck tipped and spilled its contents on Route 80 early Tuesday. The 20-foot truck landed on its side, spilling trash onto the right lane and shoulder of the westbound highway near the Bogota/Teaneck border, after colliding with a pickup truck around 7 a.m. June 20. There was no immediate word on injuries -- although witnesses said they didn't appear serious -- or possible summonses. All three local lanes were temporarily closed while ABC Towing righted and removed the rig and the debris was removed. The 20-foot truck landed on its side, spilling trash onto the right lane an…
ROUTE 80 CRASH: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup ROUTE 80 CRASH: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup
Route 80 Crash: Dump Truck Lands On Divider, Spills Gravel In Multi-Vehicle Pileup UPDATE: A multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned dump truck stopped Wednesday morning rush-hour traffic on Route 80. The eastbound express lanes just past Exit 62 and a westbound lane were closed after the truck pitched onto the divider and spilled both gravel and diesel fuel in Saddle Brook shortly after 6:30 a.m. June 7, responders said. Chunks of the divider were also knocked off, they said. Four other vehicles -- including a garbage truck -- were involved in the chain-reaction crash, according to witnesses. Firefighters from Saddle Brook extricated at least one occupant, they sa…
Double-Decked: Flying Jeep Lands On Sedan In Hackensack Double-Decked: Flying Jeep Lands On Sedan In Hackensack
Double-Decked: Flying Jeep Lands On Sedan In Hackensack It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a flying SUV. A Jeep went airborne, landing on a sedan, in the parking lot of a Hackensack construction company early Monday. The mishap in the Colonelli Brothers parking lot on South River Street near the Route 80 overpass occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m., June 5. The mishap in the Colonelli Brothers parking lot on South River Street in Hackensack occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m., June 5.Paul D. Nickels for DAILY VOICE Hackensack firefighters extricated the driver whose Jeep Patriot landed atop an Audi A5 sedan and against a Ford Explorer. There was no…
Crash Backs Up Route 80 In Essex County Crash Backs Up Route 80 In Essex County
Crash Backs Up Route 80 In Essex County A crash backed up Route 80 early Monday, April 3 in Essex County. The incident occurred on the eastbound side of the highway in Fairfield as of 8 a.m. This is a developing story. Check back for more.
Devil-Masked Visitor Pranks Supervisor, Triggers Scare At Major Testing Lab In Elmwood Park Devil-Masked Visitor Pranks Supervisor, Triggers Scare At Major Testing Lab In Elmwood Park
Devil-Masked Visitor Pranks Supervisor, Triggers Scare At Major Testing Lab In Elmwood Park UPDATE: A Westchester County resident who works at one of the largest clinical testing labs in the U.S. triggered a large emergency response Friday when she walked into the Bergen County building wearing a devil mask, handed a supervisor a jar of salsa with her name on it and left without saying a word, authorities said. Ray Greenwald, 27, of Ardsley, NY, and the supervisor at BioReference Laboratories just off Route 80 in Elmwood didn't know one another and apparently had never met before, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. However, Greenwald, who works in another building, told police sh…
NJ Troopers Justified In Shooting Driver From Poconos Who Shot Dog, Grand Jury Rules NJ Troopers Justified In Shooting Driver From Poconos Who Shot Dog, Grand Jury Rules
NJ Troopers Justified In Shooting Driver From Poconos Who Shot Dog, Grand Jury Rules A country music song played on the car stereo as a Pennsylvania driver who'd just crashed into a ditch off Route 80 shot his dog and was then shot and killed by two New Jersey State Police troopers. The troopers’ actions were justified, a grand jury has found. Panel members reviewed a collection of videos, among other evidence, before rendering their decision earlier this week, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said Thursday, March 2. The videos, which can be found here, show the two troopers approaching the disabled vehicle from either side on Starlite Hill Road in the Columbia…
Paterson Detectives Slam Drug Dealers Serving Out-Of-Town Buyers Near City Transportation Hubs Paterson Detectives Slam Drug Dealers Serving Out-Of-Town Buyers Near City Transportation Hubs
Paterson Detectives Slam Drug Dealers Serving Out-Of-Town Buyers Near City Transportation Hubs Dealers slinging heroin and crack in Paterson had what clearly felt like a safe setup near the train station. Out-of-town buyers could walk a short stretch of Park Avenue -- a one-way street always thick with vehicles -- and cop their drugs before hopping a train back to wherever they came from. The setup wasn't so cushy, several accused dealers discovered. Three of them -- identified as Jamal Jones, 26, Musa Brown, 29, and convicted dealer Shariek Linder, 29 -- used a stash vehicle to sell from in front of a multi-family building on Park Avenue, city Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale …
Massive Tow Truck Fire Backs Up Route 80 In Morris County: UPDATE Massive Tow Truck Fire Backs Up Route 80 In Morris County: UPDATE
Massive Tow Truck Fire Backs Up Route 80 In Morris County: Update A car caught fire on a tow truck on Route 80 Tuesday afternoon, shutting down several lanes in Morris County and snarling traffic as crews responded, authorities said. The car caught fire on a flatbed in the westbound lanes near milepost 28 in Roxbury Township around 1:40 p.m., NJSP Trooper Charles Marchan told DailyVoice.com. Two of three right lanes were closed west of exit 28 to CR 631/US 46, 511NJ confirmed around 2 p.m. Vehicle fire on I-80 westbound West of Exit 28 - CR 631/US 46 (Roxbury Twp) 2 Right lanes of 3 lanes closed https://t.co/KLyhE2A9bb — 511NJ I80 (@511nji80) Novembe…
Driver Extricated And Flown To Hospital As Car Veers Off Rt. 80 Into Woods, State Police Say Driver Extricated And Flown To Hospital As Car Veers Off Rt. 80 Into Woods, State Police Say
Driver Extricated And Flown To Hospital As Car Veers Off Rt. 80 Into Woods, State Police Say A driver was flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries after veering off Route 80 and into the woods during the afternoon on Monday, Oct. 17, state police said. Troopers responding to the crash near milepost 21 in Allamuchy Township found that an Infiniti FX3 ran off the eastbound lanes and into the woods around 3:45 p.m., NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry told DailyVoice.com. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle by Allamuchy Fire Dept. and airlifted to St. Luke’s for treatment of serious injuries, Curry said. At approximately 15:50 crews were dispatched to the area of mile ma…
Sussex County Man Killed In Crash With Pickup Truck On Route 80, State Police Say Sussex County Man Killed In Crash With Pickup Truck On Route 80, State Police Say
Sussex County Man Killed In Crash With Pickup Truck On Route 80, State Police Say A Sussex County man was killed in a Route 80 crash involving a pickup truck during the afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 16, state police confirmed. Joseph Bahnken, 76, was driving a Mitsubishi in the center lane of Route 80 eastbound when he entered the left lane and hit a Nissan pickup truck near milepost 25.4 in Mount Olive at 2:55 p.m., NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry told DailyVoice.com. The Mitsubishi then ran off the road and hit the left guardrail, causing Bahnken, of Andover, to suffer fatal injuries, Curry said. The Nissan driver was uninjured. All eastbound lanes east of exit 25 - Rt. 206 in M…
Banana Load Shifts, Tractor-Trailer Tips Exiting Route 80 Banana Load Shifts, Tractor-Trailer Tips Exiting Route 80
Banana Load Shifts, Tractor-Trailer Tips Exiting Route 80 A tractor-trailer driver was hospitalized after his rig tipped coming off Route 80 with a load of bananas, responders said. The driver climbed out of his cab after the rig landed on its side at the Green Street exit off the westbound highway in Hackensack shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered serious. Hackensack firefighters cleaned up a minor fuel spill. New Jersey State Police responded and are investigating the cause.
DUI Sussex County Man Charged In Wrong-Way Head-On Rt. 80 Crash: State Police DUI Sussex County Man Charged In Wrong-Way Head-On Rt. 80 Crash: State Police
DUI Sussex County Man Charged In Wrong-Way Head-On Rt. 80 Crash: State Police A DUI Sussex County man was charged in a head-on wrong-way crash on Route 80 that sent another driver to the hospital, state police said. Daniel Williams, 24 of Wantage, was heading eastbound when he struck another car head-on while driving the wrong way near milepost 16.6 in Allamuchy just after 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, NJSP Brandi Slota told DailyVoice.com. The victim, a 61-year-old man from Bushkill, New York, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Slota said. Williams was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence, authorities said. The invest…
Tractor-Trailer Driver Found Dead In Rig On Route 95 Tractor-Trailer Driver Found Dead In Rig On Route 95
Tractor-Trailer Driver Found Dead In Rig On Route 95 A tractor-trailer driver was found dead in his cab on Route 95 near the George Washington Bridge, responders said. No foul play was immediately suspected. The rig had been parked on the shoulder of southbound Route 95 at mile marker 121.3 just past the Route 4 overpass in Fort Lee headed toward the New Jersey Turnpike/Route 80 split on Thursday morning, Sept. 8. New Jersey State Police were investigating, assisted by the state Department of Transportation and a medical examiner.
Body Recovered From Passaic River Near Spot Of Similar Call Days Earlier Body Recovered From Passaic River Near Spot Of Similar Call Days Earlier
Body Recovered From Passaic River Near Spot Of Similar Call Days Earlier Responders called to the Passaic River in Wayne for the second time in three days found a body this time. The report of "someone drowning or having drowned" in the river behind 271 Riverlawn Drive shortly before 7 p.m. Friday brought township police, firefighters and EMS, Chief Jack McNiff said. McNiff confirmed that a body was recovered nearly two hours later. The chief declined to provide further details, citing an investigation involving his department, detectives from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, forensics investigators from the Passaic County Sheriff's Office and the state…