GOTCHA! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD GOTCHA! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD
Gotcha! Fleeing Check Forger Nabbed By Lyndhurst Patrol, Detectives: PD He showed the bank teller a driver's license with his photo on it. The name on the DL matched that on a $3,400 check he was trying to cash. But something didn't smell quite right. Lyndhurst police who responded to a call from the bank arrested Russel Fastnacht, 52, of Newark moments later. Officer Michael D’Alessandro was joined at the Citizen's Bank on Ridge Road by Detectives Tom McSweeney and Steve Batista shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. "They were advised at that time that the suspect had fled the bank after being challenged by a bank…
UPDATE: Drunk NJ School Bus Driver With 27 Kids Aboard Gets 14 Years UPDATE: Drunk NJ School Bus Driver With 27 Kids Aboard Gets 14 Years
Update: Drunk NJ School Bus Driver With 27 Kids Aboard Gets 14 Years 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A now-former school bus driver who was hammered when New Jersey State Police troopers stopped her with a busload of kids aboard was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Colleen Eutermarks, 52, of Wantage had a bottle of vodka stashed in her purse during the rJan. 28, 2022 stop on County Road 565 in Frankford, State Police said. She was taken into custody, then registered .34 on a breath test, they said. That would be four times the legal limit for most civilian motorists but is eight times the .04 blood-alcohol content limit for a school bus driver. Eutermarks rejected a plea deal fro…
South Jersey Man, 73, Gets 33 Months In Fed Pen After Philly FBI Finds 45,000 Child Porn Pics South Jersey Man, 73, Gets 33 Months In Fed Pen After Philly FBI Finds 45,000 Child Porn Pics
South Jersey Man, 73, Gets 33 Months In Fed Pen After Philly FBI Finds 45,000 Child Porn Pics 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 73-year-old South Jersey man must spend more than two years behind bars before he'll be eligible for release for collecting what the FBI said was 45,000 images of child pornography. Robert Giles of Collingswood must serve 85% of a plea-bargained 33-month stretch because there's no parole in the federal prison system. FBI agents reported finding tens of thousands of "videos and images of children being sexually abused" on electronic devices seized during a court-approved search of GIles's home in April 2022, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. Rather than r…
Game Show Redemption: Bergen County Business Owner Wins Big On 'Price Is Right' Game Show Redemption: Bergen County Business Owner Wins Big On 'Price Is Right'
Game Show Redemption: Bergen County Business Owner Wins Big On 'Price Is Right' Alessandra Curcio said she suffered "game show blackout" when she was told to "Come On Dowwwwwwn" on a recent episode of "The Price is Right." The Elmwood Park resident appeared on the episode which aired Monday, June 3, winning $65,000 in prizes and cash, getting to play the Showcase Showdown, and winning Master Key.  CBS/Price Is Right (Provided by Alessandra Curcio) As part of her prizes, Curcio won a cruise to Margaritaville, a stay in the Bahamas and a trip to the Cook Islands near New Zealand. Curcio's trip out to Los Angeles involved a connection to another iconic game s…
Wanted Offender Nabbed By Off-Duty Hasbrouck Heights Detective, On-Duty Officer Wanted Offender Nabbed By Off-Duty Hasbrouck Heights Detective, On-Duty Officer
Wanted Offender Nabbed By Off-Duty Hasbrouck Heights Detective, On-Duty Officer A detective and police officer from Hasbrouck Heights teamed up to nab a wanted longtime repeat offender from Garfield. Detective Nicholas Brunetti was off duty when he saw Michael Villamizar, 53, leave the Walgreens on Boulevard and pedal off on a bicycle, Lt. John Behr said. Villamizar was wanted for a May 3 shoplifting at the same pharmacy, the lieutenant said. The detective flagged down Officer John Mullins, who stopped Villamazir on Raymond Street. Villamazir was stuffing items into his backpack just before Collins took him into custody with help from responding Officers Joseph Oliv…
HERO: Firefighter Seriously Injured Rescuing Guest Through Window In Elmwood Park Motel Blaze HERO: Firefighter Seriously Injured Rescuing Guest Through Window In Elmwood Park Motel Blaze
Hero: Firefighter Seriously Injured Rescuing Guest Through Window In Elmwood Park Motel Blaze 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: An Elmwood Park firefighter was seriously injured rescuing a trapped guest through a second-floor window during an intense motel-room fire Wednesday. The firefighter and her colleagues had smashed the window to get to the victim during the late-morning June 12 blaze at the Townhouse Inn and Suites on eastbound Route 46, Elmwood Park Borough Administrator Michael Foligno said. In doing so, she sustained a serious cut to her arm, Foligno said. Piero Fasolo The guest was helped out the window and down a ladder, he said. Both were taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Cente…
North Jersey Officer Suffers Partial Blindness, Paralysis After Brain Surgery, Campaign Says North Jersey Officer Suffers Partial Blindness, Paralysis After Brain Surgery, Campaign Says
North Jersey Officer Suffers Partial Blindness, Paralysis After Brain Surgery, Campaign Says Brian Werthmann is in the fight for his life and the community is coming together to help. Werthmann, a sergeant in the Summit Police Department, recently underwent an 8-hour surgery to remove a large acoustic neuroma from his brain.  While surgeons were able to successfully remove the tumor from his brain, Werthmann has experienced complications including paralysis on the left side of his body, partial blindness and the inability to walk without assistance. A fundraiser has been created by the Summit PBA to assist Werthmann, his wife Cristina and their two daughters. As of Wedne…
Rapper Sexyy Redd Arrested After Newark Airport Brawl: Police Rapper Sexyy Redd Arrested After Newark Airport Brawl: Police
Rapper Sexyy Redd Arrested After Newark Airport Brawl: Police The rapper Sexyy Red was arrested at Newark Airport after a brawl broke out on the early morning of Saturday, June 8, authorities said. At 1:20 a.m. officers responded to a fight in progress at Gate 82 in Terminal C in the airport, Port Authority police said. Two people were found to have lacerations to their head, police said.  Two members of Sexyy Red's entourage, Leslie Baptiste, a 36-year-old Miami resident and Carl Thompson, a 26-year-old Miami resident, were were arrested and charged with assault, while Sexyy Red a.k.a. Janae Wherry, was arrested and charged with disorderly condu…
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location Guerriero Gelato, the popular New Jersey gelato and cakes spot, is bidding ciao to Morristown. The Morristown location, which opened just last year on South Street, has shut its doors and is getting new ownership, the store announced on social media.  "Morristown, we had fun, we shared laughs, and memories," the store wrote on Instagram. "It was a disservice to you spreading ourselves so thin and we know the new owner has the time to manage and make sure you have the experience you deserve. Morristown you will always have our 💜." Customers expressed their sadness about the closure in …
First Summer Heatwave Ahead: Here's When Forecasters Say Temps Will Soar In Northeast First Summer Heatwave Ahead: Here's When Forecasters Say Temps Will Soar In Northeast
First Summer Heatwave Ahead: Here's When Forecasters Say Temps Will Soar In Northeast Enjoy that low electric bill while you can. Later this month, the air conditionings will most definitely be needed, forecasters are saying. The days leading up to the mid-June mark are expected to be sunny with low-humidity, and cooler nights, according to AccuWeather and the National Weather Service. Temps and humidity will begin to ramp up over Father's Day Weekend, with the first heat wave of the season expected next week, AccuWeather says (see weather map above). A heat wave is when temps are higher than average, with or without humidity, for at least two consecutive days, the outlet e…
Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location
Popular Bar, Pizzeria Announces Open Date For Bergen County Location A popular bar and restaurant with nine locations in New Jersey is opening another later this month. Tommy's Tavern + Tap announced on Instagram that its Edgewater location will open at City Place on Wednesday, June 26. The expansive Tommy's menu includes pizza, burgers, salads, small plates, sushi, beer, cocktails, wine, happy hour specials, and more. Tommy's has locations in Sea Bright, Freehold, Clifton, Bridgewater, Edison, Princeton, Morris Plains, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, and now Edgewater. Tommy's Tavern + Tap, 11 The Promenade at City Place, Edgewater.
UPDATE: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire UPDATE: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire
Update: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire Two dogs were killed in a New Milford house fire early Tuesday night, authorities said. The residents weren't home when the blaze broke out in the kitchen at the back of the Voorhis Avenue home and quickly spread shortly after 7 p.m., New Milford Police Chief Brian Clancy said. Borough firefighters were immediately joined by their colleagues from Oradell and River Edge, with New Milford Fire Chief Gerry Smithson operating as the scene commander, the chief said. They battled cluttered conditions along with the flames, he said. The blaze broke out in the rear kitchen at the Voorhis…