Two Injured After Cars Hit By Falling Poles Struck By Train In Elizabeth: Authorities Two Injured After Cars Hit By Falling Poles Struck By Train In Elizabeth: Authorities
Two Injured After Cars Hit By Falling Poles Struck By Train In Elizabeth: Authorities Two people were injured after a train hit overhead wires which then struck three cars in Elizabeth on Monday, May 20, authorities said. At 1 p.m., a freight train heading westbound hit overhead wires on Division Street, causing multiple poles to be pulled down, a spokesman for the City of Elizabeth said.  Three cars were hit by falling wires and poles and two people suffered minor injuries and were transferred to a nearby hospital, authorities said. Another person refused medical attention, authorities said. Several buildings lost power and PSE&G was on scene, authorities said. Th…
Route 46 DWI Driver's Passenger Cuts Himself Out Of Seatbelt Of Police Car: Cops Route 46 DWI Driver's Passenger Cuts Himself Out Of Seatbelt Of Police Car: Cops
Route 46 DWI Driver's Passenger Cuts Himself Out Of Seatbelt Of Police Car: Cops A drunken driver and his passenger are both facing charges after a traffic stop on Route 46, authorities said. A Mount Olive officer was on routine patrol around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 when he saw a gray Ford F-150 traveling east on at a slow rate of speed, with only one working headlight, the department said in a news release. As Smith followed the pickup truck, they passed two other patrol vehicles on that were stopped in the right Lane of travel on a different call for service. The pickup, driven by Idelsi Arguetaportillo, 41, of Flanders, nearly struck the patrol cars bef…
Thieves Snatch Teaneck Residents' Checks From Postal Boxes, Forge Them For $240,218 Thieves Snatch Teaneck Residents' Checks From Postal Boxes, Forge Them For $240,218
Thieves Snatch Teaneck Residents' Checks From Postal Boxes, Forge Them For $240,218 A criminal crew stole checks mailed by Teaneck residents from postal boxes, then changed the amounts to more than 100 times the totals and cashed them, federal authorities said. Noah Aranzamendi, 25, of Brooklyn, and his associates used universal (or "arrow") keys to open the outdoor mailboxes, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. They then shared images via an encrypted message app of the checks, which were then altered, the U.S. attorney said. The four checks, which were initially written out for a total of $1,896.59, ended up fetching a whopping $240,218, he said. The crew sold the …
23-Year-Old Taiwanese Operator Of $100 Million Dark Web Drug Market Seized By Feds At JFK 23-Year-Old Taiwanese Operator Of $100 Million Dark Web Drug Market Seized By Feds At JFK
23-Year-Old Taiwanese Operator Of $100 Million Dark Web Drug Market Seized By Feds At JFK Federal agents at JFK Airport seized a 23-year-old Taiwanese national who the Justice Department said owned and operated a dark web drug bazaar that produced well over $100 million in sales. The “Incognito Market” created by Rui-Siang Lin enabled its users to anonymously buy and sell drugs around the globe for nearly 3½ years, US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and other federal officials announced on Monday, May 20. Lin -- also known as Ruisiang Lin, 林睿庠, Pharoah, and faro – mastermineded a clandestine e-commerce network where buyers could browse thousands of listings for heroin, LSD, …
Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police
Irish Traveler Posing As Repairman Tears Hole In Glen Rock Resident's Roof: Police A con man contractor was charged by Glen Rock police after he and an accomplice ripped a hole in a resident’s roof, authorities said. Jimmy Jones, 42, and his partner knocked on the victim’s door, unsolicited, claiming to be contractors who could tend to what appeared to be necessary roof repairs, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The victim reviewed a handout, agreed to an estimate and then went inside, the chief said. Moments later, the resident heard banging on the roof and hustled outside to find the two on the roof, which suddenly had a hole in it, Ackermann said. The resident demand…
DUI Driver Charged In Hit-Run Crash With Pedestrian In Central Jersey: Prosecutor DUI Driver Charged In Hit-Run Crash With Pedestrian In Central Jersey: Prosecutor
DUI Driver Charged In Hit-Run Crash With Pedestrian In Central Jersey: Prosecutor A 31-year-old man from Central Jersey was driving under the influence when he fled the scene of a pedestrian crash, authorities said. Abel Bustos-Medel, 31, of New Brunswick, was charged with assault by auto, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI in the crash, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Vincent Sabo of the New Brunswick Police Department. On Monday, May 20, at approximately 1:25 a.m., New Brunswick police responded to 100 Jersey Ave. for a pedestrian hit and run.  Police found a man, 25, of New Brunswick, who sustained serious&…
Car Fire Jams Route 78 In Summit Car Fire Jams Route 78 In Summit
Car Fire Jams Route 78 In Summit A vehicle fire on Route 78 has closed two lanes in Union County on Monday, May 20, according to the state Department of Transportation The fire occurred on Exit 45 westbound near Glenside Avenue in Summit.  Two right lanes out of three are closed and drivers can expect delays, the state Department of Transportation said.
Handcuffed Woman, 21, Rescued By Franklin Lakes Firefighters Handcuffed Woman, 21, Rescued By Franklin Lakes Firefighters
Handcuffed Woman, 21, Rescued By Franklin Lakes Firefighters "Kids playing around" brought firefighters to a Franklin Lakes home where a 21-year-old woman was unable to free herself from a pair of handcuffs. Franklin Lakes firefighters and police responded to the $2 million home off Pulis Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Police Capt. Robert Grassi said. The borough's bravest cut off the bracelets without injury to the woman, the captain said.
Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities
Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities An East Rutherford resident was busted with 3,700 child porn files, authorities said. Noel Q. Ricketts, 25, was seized by Cyber Crimes Unit detectives who raided his Main Street apartment just off Railroad Avenue this past Friday, May 17, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. “Ricketts used the Internet to view, download and possess 3,700 items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” the prosecutor said. Ricketts, who was charged with possession of child pornography, remained held Monday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in …
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Central Jersey Grocery WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Central Jersey Grocery
Winner: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Central Jersey Grocery There was a lucky Powerball winner in Middlesex County. The winning numbers for the Saturday, May 18 drawing were 19, 36, 37, 42, and 59 and the Powerball was 19. The Powerplay was 2x. The winning ticket was sold at Caba Grocery at 147 Brighton Ave. in Perth Amboy.
Teen Arrested After Pursuit Leads To Officer Injury In Montclair, Police Say Teen Arrested After Pursuit Leads To Officer Injury In Montclair, Police Say
Teen Arrested After Pursuit Leads To Officer Injury In Montclair, Police Say A 16-year-old was arrested in Montclair on Saturday, May 18,  after a police pursuit led to an officer being injured, authorities said. At 6:52 a.m., officers received a complaint of people hiding behind vehicles in a parking lot at 50 Greenwood Ave, Montclair police said. Both vehicles, a white Range Rover and a silver Kia Optima, left the parking lot as police arrived, officers said. The Kia Optima was revealed to have been stolen from East Orange earlier that day, police said. Officers attempted to stop vehicles but they refused and a pursuit was initiated at Greenwood Avenue and Gl…
Teenager Killed In Double-Shooting In Trenton: Prosecutor Teenager Killed In Double-Shooting In Trenton: Prosecutor
Teenager Killed In Double-Shooting In Trenton: Prosecutor A teenager was killed and a second teen was wounded in a shooting in Trenton on Sunday evening, May 19, authorities said. Stephon Fisher, 18, of Trenton, was pronounced dead shortly after the 5:50 p.m. shooting, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. Trenton police received a ShotSpotter activation for multiple rounds and several calls reporting two individuals shot at 2 Kingsbury Square, Onofri said. Both shooting victims were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.  The second 18-year-old victim, also a city resident, sustained three gunshot wounds a…