Scrap Metal Company VP, 24, Killed In Jersey Shore Weekend Crash Scrap Metal Company VP, 24, Killed In Jersey Shore Weekend Crash
Scrap Metal Company VP, 24, Killed In Jersey Shore Weekend Crash The vice president of a scrap metal company died in a crash in Ocean County, authorities said. Kevin Scoda, 24, of Edison, was killed in the crash on Route 72, the Stafford Township Police Department said in a news release on Tuesday, July 23. Officers responded to the scene near milepost 24.5 at around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Investigators said Scoda's 2023 Chevrolet Corvette collided with a 2018 Subaru while traveling east on Route 72. Scoda's sports car went off the road, crashed into a utility pole, and caught fire. "Unidentified citizens" were able to get Scoda out o…
Man Shot, Assaulted On NJ Turnpike Roadside, Ditched By Assailants He Was Traveling With: Cops Man Shot, Assaulted On NJ Turnpike Roadside, Ditched By Assailants He Was Traveling With: Cops
Man Shot, Assaulted On NJ Turnpike Roadside, Ditched By Assailants He Was Traveling With: Cops A Texas man was shot during an argument with people he'd been riding with, then assaulted and ditched on the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike in Secaucus, authorities said. At 2:26 p.m., a 52-year-old Houston resident got into an argument with two men while traveling in a white Nissan passenger vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike Monday, July 22, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. The man was shot before the car pulled over to the side of the road near Interchange 17, where all occupants got out of the vehicle and began assaulting the victim, Lebron sai…
Fisherman Stuck In Mud Rescued In Hunterdon County: Authorities Fisherman Stuck In Mud Rescued In Hunterdon County: Authorities
Fisherman Stuck In Mud Rescued In Hunterdon County: Authorities A young fisherman certainly got more than he bargained for in Hunterdon County on Sunday, July 21. The fisherman had to be rescued after he got stuck in the mud in Lake Solitude, the High Bridge Fire Department said on Facebook. The manmade lake has become filed with sill, the fire department said. High Ridge Fire Department Facebook "It's very easy to sink down into it, sort of like quicksand," the High Bridge Fire Department said. High Ridge Fire Department The fire department warned people should not go into the lake.
Animals Rescued After Trailer Crashes Into Hunterdon County Barn: Authorities Animals Rescued After Trailer Crashes Into Hunterdon County Barn: Authorities
Animals Rescued After Trailer Crashes Into Hunterdon County Barn: Authorities Numerous animals had to be rescued after an 18-wheeler crashed into a barn in Hunterdon County on Monday, July 22, authorities said. At 9 a.m., the Whitehouse Rescue Squad in Readington responded to a report of a tractor crashing into a barn, they said in a release. The trailer of an 18-wheeler broke free from a tractor, overturning and then striking the barn, first responders said. Numerous animals were inside and crews removed chickens, goats and other birds from the structure to a safe location, outside a potential collapse zone, first responders said. Whitehouse Rescue Squad Facebook…
Missing NJ Man Found Dead, State Police Says Missing NJ Man Found Dead, State Police Says
Missing NJ Man Found Dead, State Police Says A 33-year-old Irvington man who had been missing since mid-June was found dead on Sunday, June 30, authorities said. Isaac Bishop had been missing since Tuesday, June 11, Charles Marchan, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said.  At 2:30 p.m. on June 30, the New Jersey State Police Major Crimes South Unit and the Missing Persons Unit responded to a heavily wooded area near 13th Avenue in Weymouth Township and recovered Bishop's body, Marchan said. "Isaac is truly loved and will be extremely missed," his family wrote on an Instagram page devoted to finding him. "He was an amaz…
Denville Man Drove Drunk, Fled Scene Of Crash: Police Denville Man Drove Drunk, Fled Scene Of Crash: Police
Denville Man Drove Drunk, Fled Scene Of Crash: Police A 62-year-old Denville Township man was arrested and charged with driving drunk following a hit and run crash on Saturday, July 13. The crash occurred in the Cedar Lake area, Denville police said in a release. An investigation revealed Mark Johnson was under the influence when the crash occurred, police said. Johnson was charged with driving under the influence, police said. He was also issued summonses for reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane, safety glass requirement, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report accident, police said. He was release…
Two Injured In Four-Car Crash On Route 80: NJSP Two Injured In Four-Car Crash On Route 80: NJSP
Two Injured In Four-Car Crash On Route 80: Njsp Two people were injured in a four-car crash involving multiple trucks on Route 80 in Warren County on Thursday, July 18, authorities said. At 10:47 a.m. on I-80 eastbound in Hardwick Township, a crash occurred between a tractor-trailer, two Ford pickup trucks and a Toyota sedan, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. Two drivers sustained minor injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital, Lebron said. The crash remains under investigation, Lebron said.
North Jersey Man Violates Restraining Order, Injures Officer On Long Island: Cops North Jersey Man Violates Restraining Order, Injures Officer On Long Island: Cops
North Jersey Man Violates Restraining Order, Injures Officer On Long Island: Cops A New Jersey man is facing charges including assault and more after he allegedly broke a restraining order and later injured a police officer during his arrest. The Baldwin incident occurred on Saturday, July 13, according to Nassau County Police. At about 4:30 p.m. on that day, 36-year-old Horace Rattigan was allegedly in a verbal argument with a woman at Coes Neck Park, located at 1240 Coes Neck Road. Rattigan, an Essex County resident from the township of Montclair, stole the woman’s cell phone and fled the park on foot. Authorities located Rattigan nearby and attempted to arrest …
NJ Teacher Sexually Assaulted HS Student, Told Him To Delete Nude Cellphone Pics: Affidavit NJ Teacher Sexually Assaulted HS Student, Told Him To Delete Nude Cellphone Pics: Affidavit
NJ Teacher Sexually Assaulted HS Student, Told Him To Delete Nude Cellphone Pics: Affidavit A former Wall High School teacher sexually assaulted an 18-year-old student several times and sent him nude pictures, according to arrest records. An affidavit obtained by Daily Voice said 36-year-old Julie Rizzitello of Brick Township had sexual contact with the student between April and June. She was arrested on Wednesday, July 3, and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, third-degree witness tampering, and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. The affidavit said a Wall Township Public Schools employee told police on Monday, July 1 a…
Nashville Man Raped Child In Morris County: Prosecutor Nashville Man Raped Child In Morris County: Prosecutor
Nashville Man Raped Child In Morris County: Prosecutor A 32-year-old Nashville man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child in Morris County, authorities said. Rony Oviedo-Buezo performed multiple sexual acts with a female child, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Town of Dover Police Chief Jonathan Delaney said.  He was charged with aggravated sexual assault, attempted aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said. Buezo was arrested in Tennessee and extradited to New Jersey, authorities said. He is bein…
Retired Rockaway Rec Employee Timothy Angle, 64, Dies In Lafayette Motorcycle Crash Retired Rockaway Rec Employee Timothy Angle, 64, Dies In Lafayette Motorcycle Crash
Retired Rockaway Rec Employee Timothy Angle, 64, Dies In Lafayette Motorcycle Crash Timothy Angle, a 64-year-old Rockaway resident died from his injuries following a motorcycle crash in Thursday, July 4 in Lafayette Township, authorities said. Angle was riding his Victory motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Monroe Road when he veered off the roadway, overturned, crashed into a tree and was ejected from the vehicle, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. Angle was transported to a nearby hospital and died on Tuesday, July 9, Lebron said. A lifelong Rockaway resident, Angle had recently retired from the Rockaway Township Parks and Recreation Dep…
FedEx Driver Was 1.5X Legal Limit In Drunken Crash That Knocked Power In Warren County: Cops FedEx Driver Was 1.5X Legal Limit In Drunken Crash That Knocked Power In Warren County: Cops
FedEx Driver Was 1.5X Legal Limit In Drunken Crash That Knocked Power In Warren County: Cops A FedEx driver was drunk when he crashed into a utility pole in Hackettstown on Tuesday, July 16, authorities said. At 2:59 p.m., officers were at 100 Main St. when they saw a FedEx delivery truck crashed into a utility pole, Hackettstown police said. The driver, David Fiallos, a 46-year-old Long Valley resident, was traveling westbound on Route 46 when he dropped his cellphone, which he was using to locate an address, police said.  While attempting to reach down and pick the phone up, the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole, police said. Inside the FedEx truck, of…
Acupuncturist ID'd As Pedestrian Killed Walking On Route 23: Prosecutor Acupuncturist ID'd As Pedestrian Killed Walking On Route 23: Prosecutor
Acupuncturist ID'd As Pedestrian Killed Walking On Route 23: Prosecutor Karin Johnson, a 75-year-old Cedar Grove resident, was killed on Tuesday, July 9, after being struck by a vehicle walking on Route 23, authorities said. Born in Kearny, Johnson was raised in Cedar Grove, graduating from Cedar Grove High School in 1967, according to her obituary on the Shooks Cedar Grove Funeral Home website. Johnson, who worked as an acupuncturist, enjoyed being in nature and bringing people together, her obituary reads. Dearest Friends and Family of Karin Johnson, I'm so sorry to bring you this unexpected and sudden news of her passing on... Posted by Karin Johnson on&…
Pedestrian Airlifted After Crash Outside Morris County 7-Eleven: Prosecutor Pedestrian Airlifted After Crash Outside Morris County 7-Eleven: Prosecutor
Pedestrian Airlifted After Crash Outside Morris County 7-Eleven: Prosecutor A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle outside a 7-Eleven in Morris County on the morning of Thursday, July 18, authorities said. At 6:33 a.m., the pedestrian was struck outside the store at 294 Route 206 in Flanders, an unincorporated community in Mount Olive, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. The man was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries, authorities said. The driver remained on the scene, authorities said.
NJ Father Released From Jail After Two-Month-Old's Hot Car Death NJ Father Released From Jail After Two-Month-Old's Hot Car Death
NJ Father Released From Jail After Two-Month-Old's Hot Car Death A Jackson Township man was released from jail a day after his eight-week-old daughter died from being in a hot vehicle, authorities said. Avraham Chaitovsky, 28, was no longer held at the Ocean County Jail after a detention hearing on Tuesday, July 16. He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child in the baby's death on Monday, July 15. Lakewood police responded to a report of a child in cardiac arrest on New Egypt Road at around 1:45 p.m. Hatzolah Medical Services paramedics tried to save the two-month-old but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Investi…
Former NJ Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Another Student Years Ago: Prosecutors Former NJ Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Another Student Years Ago: Prosecutors
Former NJ Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Another Student Years Ago: Prosecutors A former Wall Township High School teacher was facing more charges after she was accused of sexually assaulting a second student, authorities said. Julie Rizzitello, 36, of Brick Township, was charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree witness tampering, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago said in a news release on Wednesday, July 17.  She was previously charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, third-degree witness tampering, and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. Investigators said they found e…
Bicyclist Huffed Dust-Off: Mt Olive PD Bicyclist Huffed Dust-Off: Mt Olive PD
Bicyclist Huffed Dust-Off: Mt Olive PD A 62-year-old Flanders man was arrested and charged on Saturday, July 13, after police spotted him huffing Dust-Off in Mount Olive, authorities said. At 12:36 p.m., officers on International Drive Mall Complex spotted Neil McWilliams stopped on a bicycle in the area of Picatinny Federal Credit Union, Mt. Olive police said in a release. As officers approached the man, they saw him inhaling the contents of Dust-Off can, police said. McWilliams was charged with using toxic chemicals, possessing toxic chemicals and possessing prescription drugs, police said. He was released pending a court hea…
Man Busted For Stealing From Scrapyard: Byram Township Police Man Busted For Stealing From Scrapyard: Byram Township Police
Man Busted For Stealing From Scrapyard: Byram Township Police A White House Station man was arrested and charged on Monday, July 8, with stealing from a scrapyard multiple times, authorities said. In December 2023 and last month, Raimos Scrap Iron and Metal in Stanhope told officers they had video surveillance of a person breaking into and stealing from their scrapyard, Byram Township police. During an investigation, police were able to recover numerous pieces of evidence. On Tuesday, July 2, police learned their suspect, Anthony Roselle had been arrested for theft by the Reddington Township Police and was lodged at the Warren County Jail, officers sa…
Security Guard Charged In Deadly Assault At Elizabeth Lounge: Prosecutor Security Guard Charged In Deadly Assault At Elizabeth Lounge: Prosecutor
Security Guard Charged In Deadly Assault At Elizabeth Lounge: Prosecutor A 26-year-old Elizabeth resident was arrested and charged on Friday, July 12, with a deadly assault in 2023, authorities said. In July 2023, Elizabeth police found Jose Lopez suffering from a head injury at the El Monsignor Lounge, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca said. Lopez was taken to a rehabilitation facility where he died in March, authorities said.  Regis Pelegrino Motas was identified as Lopez's assailant, and had been working as a security guard at the lounge at the time of the inciden…
Infant Left In Hot Car By Dad Dies In New Jersey, Prosecutor Says Infant Left In Hot Car By Dad Dies In New Jersey, Prosecutor Says
Infant Left In Hot Car By Dad Dies In New Jersey, Prosecutor Says A Jackson Township man was accused of leaving his two-month-old daughter in a hot vehicle, causing the baby to die, authorities said. Avraham Chaitovsky, 28, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release on Tuesday, July 16. Lakewood police responded to a report of a child in cardiac arrest on New Egypt Road at around 1:45 p.m. on Monday, July 15. Officers found Hatzolah Medical Services giving lifesaving aid to the eight-week-old girl but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators sai…
DWI ATV Driver Pinned More Than An Hour Before Rescue In NJ Town: Police DWI ATV Driver Pinned More Than An Hour Before Rescue In NJ Town: Police
DWI ATV Driver Pinned More Than An Hour Before Rescue In NJ Town: Police A 54-year-old Whitehouse Station man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his ATV and was trapped for more than an hour on Monday, July 15, authorities said. At noon, emergency services responded to Railroad Avenue for an ATV crash, Readington Township police said in a release.  Andrew Fultz lost control of his Honda ATV while traveling west along the Raritan Valley line of the New Jersey Transit road and proceeded to crash down an embankment and become pinned between a machine and a tree, police said. Fultz was trapped for over an hour as he tried …
NJ Town Mayor Calls For Improvements After 8-Year-Old Killed Riding Bike NJ Town Mayor Calls For Improvements After 8-Year-Old Killed Riding Bike
NJ Town Mayor Calls For Improvements After 8-Year-Old Killed Riding Bike Avyaan Gupta was riding his bicycle in Parsippany when he was struck by a vehicle and killed block from his home on Tuesday, July 9. He was eight years old. At 5:34 p.m., Avyaan was struck by a 2022 Mazda CX5 traveling in the area of 189 Littleton Road, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Parsippany –Troy Hills Police Chief Richard Pantina said.  Gupta was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, authorities said. Gupta had recently finished second grade at I…
Tragedy Strikes Again: NJ Family Killed In Second Fire Tragedy Strikes Again: NJ Family Killed In Second Fire
Tragedy Strikes Again: NJ Family Killed In Second Fire A woman who was displaced by a fire months ago is reeling again in New Jersey after a second blaze claimed the life of her own mother and two children over the weekend in Essex County. At around 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, the West Orange Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire on Liberty Street, where they were met by heavy smoke and three unresponsive victims inside the home. According to officials, firefighters located Mary Drury's 75-year-old mother, Grace, and her two children, ages 8 and 3.  All three were pronounced dead at the scene of the fire. A fundraiser h…
NJ Man Killed, Dismembered By 5 People Including Murder Suspect Before SWAT Standoff: Cops NJ Man Killed, Dismembered By 5 People Including Murder Suspect Before SWAT Standoff: Cops
NJ Man Killed, Dismembered By 5 People Including Murder Suspect Before SWAT Standoff: Cops Four people from Ocean County were accused of helping a murder suspect dismember the body of a Toms River man who was killed in his home, authorities said. Elizabeth Mascarelli, 29, of Seaside Heights; Danielle Bolstad, 42, of Barnegat; Jared Krysiak, 34, of Brick Township; and Jarred Palumbo, 36, of Manchester, were facing charges in the case, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release on Monday, July 15. Their charges were related to the killing of 56-year-old Kerry Rollason. Investigators said Rollason was killed by 35-ye…
Morris County Man Gets 15 Years For Shooting Wife In Head: Authorities Morris County Man Gets 15 Years For Shooting Wife In Head: Authorities
Morris County Man Gets 15 Years For Shooting Wife In Head: Authorities A 79-year-old East Hanover resident was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Friday, July 12 after pleading guilty to shooting his wife in the head in 2020, authorities said. In March 2020 at 2:02 p.m., East Hanover police were called to a resident on Selmar Terrace on a report of a domestic incident involving a gun, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and East Hanover Police Chief Christopher Cannizzo said. An investigation revealed Alexander Jacobs shot his wife Lilia Jacobs, 71, in the head with a loaded .380 Beretta, authorities said. He pl…
Tractor Trailer Driver, 22, Airlifted In Route 80 Crash Tractor Trailer Driver, 22, Airlifted In Route 80 Crash
Tractor Trailer Driver, 22, Airlifted In Route 80 Crash The driver of a tractor trailer was airlifted to the hospital in a Route 80 crash early Friday, July 12 in Warren County, police said. The 22-year-old Lodi, CA man was heading east when he ran off the left side of the roadway, struck the guardrail, went into a ditch, and collided with a tree just after 6:40 a.m., New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said.  The unnamed man sustained moderate injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital. The crash remains under investigation, and there was no further information.
Man Stole Generator, Gas Can During July 4 Parade Setup: Sparta PD Man Stole Generator, Gas Can During July 4 Parade Setup: Sparta PD
Man Stole Generator, Gas Can During July 4 Parade Setup: Sparta PD A 65-year-old Sparta man was arrested and charged after he stole a generator and gas can during setup for a July 4 parade, authorities said. At 7:46 a.m., officers responded to the Mohawk Avenue school for a report of a theft and met with the Sparta Elks Club, who said their generator and 5-gallon gas can had been stolen, Sparta police said in a release. Police obtained surveillance footage showing Daniel Waitzman taking the generator and placing it in his pickup truck before fleeing the scene, officers said. The generator and gas can were still in Waitzman's struck when he was arrested, po…
New Details: Man Accused Of Killing NJ Woman Also Murdered Her New Puppy, Prosecutor Says New Details: Man Accused Of Killing NJ Woman Also Murdered Her New Puppy, Prosecutor Says
New Details: Man Accused Of Killing NJ Woman Also Murdered Her New Puppy, Prosecutor Says The man accused of murdering a 21-year-old Hackettstown woman is now facing additional charges for fatally shooting her dog, authorities said. Anthony Garvin, a 34-year-old Netcong resident was arrested and charged with killing Amanda Pulver at a home on Alphano Road in Independence Township on Thursday, June 27. Garvin was later apprehended in Berks County, PA. Amanda Pulver and Dunkin. GoFundMe On Wednesday, July 10, Garvin was charged with animal cruelty for shooting Dunkin, Pulver's 8-month old puppy, authorities said. He also faces new charges of aggravated assault for pointing…
Worker, 22, Killed While Operating Tree Equipment At Cemetery In Hunterdon County: Prosecutor Worker, 22, Killed While Operating Tree Equipment At Cemetery In Hunterdon County: Prosecutor
Worker, 22, Killed While Operating Tree Equipment At Cemetery In Hunterdon County: Prosecutor A 22-year-old Flemington man was killed while operating tree-chipping equipment at a cemetery on Wednesday, July 10, authorities said. At 6:20 p.m., police responded to Saint Magdalen Cemetery in Flemington and found Eonias Mateo-Perez dead from his injuries, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée Robeson said.  His death was accidental, authorities said. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating, authorities said.
8-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Car While Riding Bicycle In Morris County, Police Say 8-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Car While Riding Bicycle In Morris County, Police Say
8-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Car While Riding Bicycle In Morris County, Police Say An 8-year-old riding his bicycle was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in Parsippany on Tuesday, July 9, authorities said. At 5:34 p.m., the 8-year-old was struck by a 2022 Mazda CX5 traveling in the area of 189 Littleton Road, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Parsippany –Troy Hills Police Chief Richard Pantina said. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, authorities said.
AG Releases Bodycam Footage Of Deadly Officer Involved Shooting In New Jersey Town (VIDEO) AG Releases Bodycam Footage Of Deadly Officer Involved Shooting In New Jersey Town (VIDEO)
AG Releases Bodycam Footage Of Deadly Officer Involved Shooting In New Jersey Town (Video) The New Jersey State Attorney General's Office has released bodycam footage of a police involved shooting that left a 39-year-old man dead. Police were called to a home on Elizabeth Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 2023, for a man later identified as Shannon Rose, 39, of Manchester, who was in distress, the AG's office said (scroll for video). Rose was found in a wooded area nearby and repeatedly tells Manchester Police Officers Nicholas Greenwood and Michael Anderson that he intends to die. "We're not killing anyone today," Greenwood says. The officers spent more than 20 minutes urgi…