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140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted 140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted
140 Shopping Carts Stolen From Rochelle Park ShopRite: Man, 77, Younger Pal Busted A 77-year-old Cuban national and a middle-aged accomplice from Newark were arrested after 140 shopping carts were stolen from the Rochelle Park ShopRite over the course of two weeks, authorities said. The carts began vanishing from the parking lot of the West Passaic Street supermarket on March 27, Rochelle Park Police Capt. James M. DePreta said.By early this week, 140 were gone, the captain said. Total value: $28,000 (or $200 per).  Reviewing surveillance video with supermarket security, Rochelle Park Detective Sgt. Jared Shatkin and Detective Nick Mercoun identified a distinctive r…
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM A career criminal from Passaic County who's been busted dozens of times in North Jersey in just the past few years used an explosive device to damage an ATM, federal authorities charged. Nicolas Torres, 41, of Passaic, has amassed a lengthy rap sheet over much of his adult life, mostly involving business break-ins that local police and county prosecutors have dealt with. This time, though, the FBI's got him. Torres was captured on surveillance video igniting the device in front of the Chase Bank ATM on North 6th Street in Prospect Park in the early morning hours of July 5, 2022, U.S. Attor…
Newark Police Car Struck, Stolen Car Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield Newark Police Car Struck, Stolen Car Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield
Newark Police Car Struck, Stolen Car Thieves Captured After Crash In Garfield A driver wanted for hitting a police cruiser with a stolen BMW was nabbed by Garfield police after he crashed into a pole, igniting a fire, and took off on foot, authorities said. Garfield police spotted the orange 2020 BMW M4 shortly before noon Wednesday, March 27, after colleagues from Newark who were tracking the vehicle via GPS pointed them to Prospect Street after one of their vehicles was hit, Capt. Mario Pozo said. Garfield Police Officer Noah Murphy tried stopping the sedan moments later, the captain said, but the driver threw it in reverse, hit the gas and accidentally slammed int…
Two Teens Arrested After Stealing Vehicle In Brigantine: Police Two Teens Arrested After Stealing Vehicle In Brigantine: Police
Two Teens Arrested After Stealing Vehicle In Brigantine: Police Two teens were accused of stealing a vehicle and using it in "criminal activity" in Atlantic County, authorities said. Jakhi Richardson, 19, of Pleasantville, and an 18-year-old from Pleasantville were arrested after a four-month investigation, Brigantine police announced in a news release on Wednesday, Mar. 6. The 18-year-old was not identified because they were charged as a juvenile since they were accused of committing crimes while under 18. Brigantine police were called to an address on 13th Street South at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. Another law enforcement agency reporte…
Man With Multiple Warrants At Large In Canton: Police Investigating Man With Multiple Warrants At Large In Canton: Police Investigating
Man With Multiple Warrants At Large In Canton: Police Investigating Authorities are warning residents to be on the lookout for a man with multiple warrants who is at large in Connecticut.  The warning was issued to residents in Hartford County on Tuesday, Feb. 27 by the Canton Police Department, which said it was tracking a suspect in the area of Secret Lake Road and Albany Turnpike.  The suspect, whose name was not released, is described as a white man who is around 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds with brown hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans, police said. According to the department, the suspect is not believ…
Government Contractor Stole FBI Vehicle After Receiving 'Coded Messages,' Documents Say Government Contractor Stole FBI Vehicle After Receiving 'Coded Messages,' Documents Say
Government Contractor Stole FBI Vehicle After Receiving 'Coded Messages,' Documents Say A government contractor from Virginia stole an FBI-issued vehicle and drove it from Washington D.C. to Vienna, VA, in an attempt to seek refuge after receiving a series of coded messages, court documents show. John Worrell III got into the government-issued  a dark green four-door Ford seda  that an FBI agent had parked in the garage at FBI headquarters sometime Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, according to a criminal complaint. The FBI agent who had parked the car realized it was missing shortly after parking it, prompting an investigation. Meanwhile, the vehicle was spotted pull…
Child Stuffed Into Trunk Of Car Prompts Search In Washington Township, Police Say Child Stuffed Into Trunk Of Car Prompts Search In Washington Township, Police Say
Child Stuffed Into Trunk Of Car Prompts Search In Washington Township, Police Say A man's claim that he saw a child climb into the trunk of a woman's car in the Pascack Valley section of Bergen County sparked an intense but fruitless area search, police said. The citizen told Washington Township police that he saw a white woman who appeared to be in her mid-30s get out of a dark red or maroon Toyota sedan in the 600 block of Chestnut Street around 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Corporal Christopher Osenbruck said. The woman walked to the back of the vehicle and helped what appeared to be a grade school-aged child into the trunk, the corporal said. The citizen told police t…
WANTED: PA Man Who Used Facebook To Solicit Sex From Child, Police Say WANTED: PA Man Who Used Facebook To Solicit Sex From Child, Police Say
Wanted: PA Man Who Used Facebook To Solicit Sex From Child, Police Say A man who used Facebook to try and get nudes and met for sex acts with a child is sought by Lower Southampton police. Lawrence W. Kramer is accused of soliciting explicit pictures and sex acts from a 13-year-old child through Facebook in November, the department detailed in the release.  He initially cooperated with investigators but disappeared after a warrant was issued for his arrest, police explained. Kramer is wanted for a felony charge for the corruption of minors and a misdemeanor for harassment, according to his latest court docket.  He has a lengthy crimi…
Vet Tech Convicted Of Stealing Lifesaving Medications From Facility In Southeast Vet Tech Convicted Of Stealing Lifesaving Medications From Facility In Southeast
Vet Tech Convicted Of Stealing Lifesaving Medications From Facility In Southeast A former veterinary technician faces years in prison after stealing lifesaving oncology medication from an animal hospital in the Hudson Valley, officials announced.  Dutchess County resident Elisa Sanchez was convicted of charges relating to the theft of medication from a facility in Putnam County on Friday, Dec. 1, Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Monday, Dec. 4.  Sanchez, a former veterinary technician for Guardian Veterinary Specialists in Southeast at 4 Hardscrabble Heights, stole lifesaving oncology medications used to treat animals sufferi…
Duo Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer In Southeast: Police Duo Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer In Southeast: Police
Duo Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer In Southeast: Police Two Connecticut residents were arrested following a chase that began after one of the suspects tried selling cocaine to an undercover investigator in the Hudson Valley, police said.  New Haven County residents Luis Flores, age 32, and Lymaris Burgos, age 37, both from Ansonia, were arrested in late October in connection with an investigation into drug sales in Putnam County, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, Nov. 22.  The events leading up to the duo's arrests began in October when an investigator discovered that Flores was involved in the sale of cocaine in …
New Update: Alleged Mall Shooter Nabbed Following Valley Stream Incident New Update: Alleged Mall Shooter Nabbed Following Valley Stream Incident
New Update: Alleged Mall Shooter Nabbed Following Valley Stream Incident The man thought to be responsible for shoplifting from a Long Island mall – and firing a gun after he was caught – has been taken into custody, police reported. On Thursday, Oct. 27, police arrested Nicholas Aaron Hibbert, age 24, for the Valley Stream event that occurred earlier that week, according to Nassau County Police.  Earlier Report - Shot Fired: Shoplifter Flees Valley Stream Mall After Altercation Hibbert was allegedly at the Clique clothing store at the Green Acres Mall, located at 1015 Green Acres Mall, Sunrise Highway, on Monday, Oct. 23. At around 11:15 a.m., he…
Career Criminal Who Violated Pre-Trial Release Busted For Stabbing In Lexington Park: Sheriff Career Criminal Who Violated Pre-Trial Release Busted For Stabbing In Lexington Park: Sheriff
Career Criminal Who Violated Pre-Trial Release Busted For Stabbing In Lexington Park: Sheriff It didn't take long for Terrell Anthony Duckett to wind up back behind bars for his latest discretion in Southern Maryland. The 27-year-old career criminal, who was already wanted for violating the terms of his pre-trial release on previous charges, was arrested on Saturday in the 46800 block of Morningside Lane in Lexington Park following a stabbing that required a 36-year-old man to be airlifted to a Maryland hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Investigators from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said that deputies found the man suffering from stab wounds, and Duckett wa…
Man Masturbates In Front Of Woman At Englewood CVS, Flees On Electric Scooter Man Masturbates In Front Of Woman At Englewood CVS, Flees On Electric Scooter
Man Masturbates In Front Of Woman At Englewood CVS, Flees On Electric Scooter Authorities sought the public's help identifying a bearded man who masturbated in front of a woman in an Englewood CVS and then fled on an electric scooter. The woman apparently had turned down an aisle when the man exposed himself at the CVS on West Palisades Avenue shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Englewood Police Lt. Fred Pulice said. He then ran out a back door to the parking lot during the commotion, got onto an e-bike and fled, the lieutenant said. The man was described as in his 20s, with an average height and build and a beard, he said. ANYONE who saw or knows the man is as…
Eviction Turned 'Active Shooting' Ends With Man Dead, Deputy Injured In Pittsburgh (UPDATE) Eviction Turned 'Active Shooting' Ends With Man Dead, Deputy Injured In Pittsburgh (UPDATE)
Eviction Turned 'Active Shooting' Ends With Man Dead, Deputy Injured In Pittsburgh (Update) Sheriff's deputies were issuing an eviction notice when someone inside the home opened fire on Wednesday morning, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety. William 'Bill' Hardison was found shot dead inside his home after he fired at police and SWAT multiple times, according to a police statement at a press conference.  Around 11 a.m. PPS first issued an alert about the "active shooting situation in the city's Garfield neighborhood. The public was asked to avoid the 4800 block of Broad Street and North Mathilda Street. One deputy has been injured in the first round of shooting, but he was …
COLD CASE: Answers Sought In 1976 Bucks County Murder COLD CASE: Answers Sought In 1976 Bucks County Murder
Cold CASE: Answers Sought In 1976 Bucks County Murder Nearly half a century after his body was located on the side of a Bucks County highway, investigators are still seeking Terrance Schonleber's killer.  The 25-year-old was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds on the north shoulder of Interstate 276 in Upper Southampton on July 15, 1976, state police detectives say.  During the initial investigation, police learned that Schonleber "was involved in criminal activity" with various "associates" in New Jersey and greater Philadelphia, troopers said.  At the time he died, police said the 25-year-old was wanted in the Garden S…
Drug Task Force Sweep In Poughkeepsie Nets Mulitple Arrests, Drugs, Gun Drug Task Force Sweep In Poughkeepsie Nets Mulitple Arrests, Drugs, Gun
Drug Task Force Sweep In Poughkeepsie Nets Mulitple Arrests, Drugs, Gun Multiple people were arrested and dangerous drugs and an illegal gun were seized during a warrants sweep in the Hudson Valley. The sweeps took place in Dutchess County early on Tuesday, July 18 in the city and town of Poughkeepsie. The Dutchess County Drug Task Force has been actively investigating the sale of fentanyl and crack cocaine in the Dutchess County area, said Det. Sgt. Adam Harris, coordinator of the Task Force. As a result of this investigation two search warrants were executed by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s…
Two Teens Arrested After Shots Fired In Roosevelt: Police Two Teens Arrested After Shots Fired In Roosevelt: Police
Two Teens Arrested After Shots Fired In Roosevelt: Police After receiving an early-morning report of shots fired on a residential Long Island street, police identified and arrested the two suspects, both teenagers. According to Nassau County Police, officers responded to a Shot Spotter activation that detected gunshots on Hudson Avenue in Roosevelt just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Upon the officer’s arrival, they observed a grey Nissan Armada driving away from the Shot Spotter-alerted area. Police reported following the Armada for nearly four miles before conducting a traffic stop at Carolina Avenue in Hempstead. The two suspects, Matt…
Suspect In Albany Hospital Standoff Had Shotgun, BB Gun, Threatened Employee: Police Suspect In Albany Hospital Standoff Had Shotgun, BB Gun, Threatened Employee: Police
Suspect In Albany Hospital Standoff Had Shotgun, BB Gun, Threatened Employee: Police The man accused of threatening an employee before barricading himself inside a hospital in the region, sparking a nearly five hour lockdown and police standoff, was armed with a shotgun and BB gun, authorities said. Emergency crews in Albany were initially called at around 2:40 p.m. Monday, March 27, with reports that a person was armed with a handgun on the third floor of Albany Medical Center, located on New Scotland Avenue. Earlier Report: Hospital Standoff: Patient's Relative Nabbed After Allegedly Threatening Employees With Weapons According to Albany Police, 61-year-old Dino Savoca,…
Man Accused Of Threatening DCF Guard With Gun In Bridgeport Man Accused Of Threatening DCF Guard With Gun In Bridgeport
Man Accused Of Threatening DCF Guard With Gun In Bridgeport A 26-year-old Fairfield County man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a security guard with a gun at the State Department of Children and Families offices. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 17, at 100 Fairfield Ave.  Police responded to the offices on a report of a man smoking marijuana in the building, and then threatening a security guard with a gun after he was ordered to leave, said Scott Appleby, director of Emergency Management for Bridgeport.  Several minutes later, the suspect, Earl Livingston Williams, of Bridgeport, was locat…
NY Fugitive Wanted For Trashing GF's Bogota Apartment, Pulling Fire Alarm Caught, Brought To NJ NY Fugitive Wanted For Trashing GF's Bogota Apartment, Pulling Fire Alarm Caught, Brought To NJ
NY Fugitive Wanted For Trashing GF's Bogota Apartment, Pulling Fire Alarm Caught, Brought To NJ A Bronx resident who trashed his girlfriend's Bogota garden apartment and then pulled a fire alarm that emptied the complex was extradited to New Jersey to face charges, authorities said. That could be problematic, however. Officers called to the scene chased Erison J. Borbon, 28, as he sped away from the River Road apartment complex in a 2010 BMW late close to midnight on Dec. 4, 2022, Police Sgt. Geoffrey Cole said. The excessive speed convinced them to terminate the pursuit out of concerns for public safety, Cole said. Police charged Borbon with circulating a false report of impending …
77-Year-Old Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges In South Jersey: Prosecutor 77-Year-Old Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges In South Jersey: Prosecutor
77-Year-Old Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges In South Jersey: Prosecutor A 77-year-old man from Ocean View has been arrested on child pornography charges, authorities said. Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced the arrest of Raymond E. Parsons. This investigation stemmed from multiple National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), CyberTips that revealed an unknown subject possessed/shared videos of suspected Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) on a video upload and sharing application.  This investigation resulted in the execution of a court-authorized search warrant on Friday, Jan. 27, at Parson's home…
Philly Man Trafficked Guns In Montco, DA Says Philly Man Trafficked Guns In Montco, DA Says
Philly Man Trafficked Guns In Montco, DA Says A Philadelphia man faces multiple felony charges after police say he trafficked guns throughout Montgomery County over the last two years.  Kareem Reed, 23, was arrested Monday, Dec. 5, and held at the county lockup in lieu of a $99,000 bail bond, said District Attorney Kevin R. Steele in a statement.  Police began investigating Reed in April after a handgun linked to a shooting in Cheltenham Township was found in the possession of a 20-year-old, who was too young to legally purchase it, the DA said.  Detectives then found the firearm was purchased by Reed in June 2021. Reed…
Bucks County Ex-Con Who Took Truck From Lot Caught Returning For His Ride, Police Say Bucks County Ex-Con Who Took Truck From Lot Caught Returning For His Ride, Police Say
Bucks County Ex-Con Who Took Truck From Lot Caught Returning For His Ride, Police Say A Pennsylvania fugitive ex-con with a decades-long criminal record was busted again after he was caught on security footage unhooking a tractor from a trailer at an industrial building and driving off with it, authorities in New Jersey said. Moonachie Police Officer Scott Lemongello viewed the footage from a neighboring building on Hollister Road in Teterboro soon after the theft early Sunday, Oct. 9. It showed Christopher Mason, 58, most recently of Morrisville, PA, pulling up in a van, parking and then heading into the lot next door, where he began testing door handles on parked trucks, P…
'Murdered By A Man He Sought To Help': Killer Sentenced In Stabbing Of Roosevelt Church Deacon 'Murdered By A Man He Sought To Help': Killer Sentenced In Stabbing Of Roosevelt Church Deacon
'Murdered By A Man He Sought To Help': Killer Sentenced In Stabbing Of Roosevelt Church Deacon Patrick Logsdon knew the man who stabbed him with a kitchen knife more than 20 times, ultimately taking his life. The 68-year-old Catholic deacon on Long Island was running a transitional home in Nassau County, on East Roosevelt Avenue in Roosevelt, when he was murdered by a resident in November 2017, the Nassau County DA’s Office said. His killer, 51-year-old Andre Patton, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday, Aug. 17, two months after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Prosecutors said Patton was staying at Anthony House, a transitional…
Employees Foil Attempted $85K Theft At North Greenbush Bank Employees Foil Attempted $85K Theft At North Greenbush Bank
Employees Foil Attempted $85K Theft At North Greenbush Bank Some observant employees at a Capital District bank are being credited with foiling a New York City man’s alleged attempt to fraudulently withdraw tens of thousands of dollars. In Rensselaer County, workers at the Berkshire Bank in North Greenbush called police shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9, with reports that a man was attempting to withdraw $85,000. The employees were suspicious about the man’s drivers license and thought he was acting “strangely,” according to North Greenbush Police. When the transaction was denied, the man reportedly requested to withdraw $5,000. Arriving …
Alert Issued In Cecil County For Known Criminal With 10 Open Warrants Out For His Arrest Alert Issued In Cecil County For Known Criminal With 10 Open Warrants Out For His Arrest
Alert Issued In Cecil County For Known Criminal With 10 Open Warrants Out For His Arrest A man well-known to police in Maryland is wanted on multiple open warrants, according to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office. An alert was issued by the sheriff’s office for the second time regarding Stephen Knowles-Petrolis, who has dozens of past arrests in Cecil County on charges ranging from assault and burglary to drugs and arson. “If you name it, he’s probably done it,” a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office posted two years ago in the initial alert declaring him a wanted fugitive. Officials said that as of Monday, July 11, Knowles-Petrolis has 10 open warrants for his arrest, includ…
AGAIN AND AGAIN: Allendale Ex-Con Freed After Two Years Charged In Ramsey, Ho-Ho-Kus Burglaries AGAIN AND AGAIN: Allendale Ex-Con Freed After Two Years Charged In Ramsey, Ho-Ho-Kus Burglaries
Again AND Again: Allendale Ex-Con Freed After Two Years Charged In Ramsey, Ho-Ho-Kus Burglaries A Bergen County ex-con with a violent history had been free all of two days when he started up again, authorities said. Justinian Rocco, 25, of Allendale was released from custody only two weeks ago. He’d spent two years behind bars for laying down on a railroad track, stopping NJ Transit service and fighting with police who arrested him. Rocco is already back in the Bergen County Jail, charged with more than a half-dozen burglaries and break-in attempts in Ramsey and Ho-Ho-Kus. The career criminal got into a frenzied brawl with responding officers in a waist-high stream -- biting and kick…
Ex-Con Runs Out Of Gas, Gets 'Ride' From Lyndhurst Police Ex-Con Runs Out Of Gas, Gets 'Ride' From Lyndhurst Police
Ex-Con Runs Out Of Gas, Gets 'Ride' From Lyndhurst Police An ex-con with a lengthy rap sheet was walking with a gas can in the middle of the afternoon when a Lyndhurst police officer pulled up and asked where he was headed. Antwon Cooper, 43, of Hillside, NJ told Officer Matthew Giunta that his Hyundai Sonata had run out of gas just up the road. Cooper ended up getting a ride -- to police headquarters. What he didn't know was that Giunta had already found the abandoned vehicle on Polito Avenue and began investigating, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. The Hyundai had a temporary California license plate that didn't match the VIN number on the d…
Four Busted With Drugs In Stolen Vehicle In New Rochelle, Police Say Four Busted With Drugs In Stolen Vehicle In New Rochelle, Police Say
Four Busted With Drugs In Stolen Vehicle In New Rochelle, Police Say Four suspects are facing charges in Westchester after being busted with drugs and stolen property in a vehicle allegedly stolen out of Fairfield County. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 in New Rochelle, the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center issued an alert advising that there was a stolen vehicle traveling into the city on Lincoln Avenue. New Rochelle Police Capt. J. Collins Coyne said that officers from the department were able to locate the vehicle on North Avenue near the Intermodal Transportation Center parking garage, and were able to confirm that the vehicle h…
UPDATE: Ex-Con Charged In Horrific SUV Crash That Killed One, Injured Others In Paterson UPDATE: Ex-Con Charged In Horrific SUV Crash That Killed One, Injured Others In Paterson
Update: Ex-Con Charged In Horrific SUV Crash That Killed One, Injured Others In Paterson A Florida ex-con with a massive criminal record was driving an SUV that killed one pedestrian and injured several others in a horrific crash in downtown Paterson, authorities revealed. Harold Rasbin, 31, already had grand theft auto convictions on his record – as well as a string of arrests for burglary, resisting arrest and assault dating back to when he was 15 – when a police officer responding to a call of an attempted break-in spotted him shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Rasbin took off on foot, hopped into a Honda that had been left running on Oliver Street and sped off…
Juvenile Nabbed After Stealing Car, Crashing Into Patrol Cruiser In Hampden County, Police Say Juvenile Nabbed After Stealing Car, Crashing Into Patrol Cruiser In Hampden County, Police Say
Juvenile Nabbed After Stealing Car, Crashing Into Patrol Cruiser In Hampden County, Police Say A Western Mass juvenile was arrested after he allegedly rammed a police cruiser after being caught in a stolen vehicle.  The Hampden County juvenile was captured around noon, Monday, Feb. 21, after the Holyoke Police responded to 306 Chestnut St., for the report of a stolen 2006 gray Subaru Baja. At approximately 12:10 p.m. a Holyoke officer spotted the earlier reported stolen vehicle and followed the Subaru from a safe distance as he waited for backup, said Capt. Matthew Moriarty, of the Holyoke Police Department. As a marked cruiser pulled in front of the Subaru the officer ini…