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Jersey City Teens In Stolen Vehicle Ram Into Cop Car, 3rd Bails In Secaucus Police Vehicle Jersey City Teens In Stolen Vehicle Ram Into Cop Car, 3rd Bails In Secaucus Police Vehicle
Jersey City Teens In Stolen Vehicle Ram Into Cop Car, 3rd Bails In Secaucus Police Vehicle Two Jersey City teens were apprehended and one remains at large after being pursued by police while driving a stolen vehicle in Secaucus on the early morning of Monday, July 8, authorities said. At 2:42 a.m., police spotted a 2018 Jeep Wrangler that had been stolen from Jersey City last month at a gas station on Route 3, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. When police converged on the stolen car, the driver, a 15-year-old, intentionally rammed two occupied Secaucus police vehicles, injuring one officer, Miller said. The driver and two passengers fled the scene on foot, Miller said. On…
SUV Flips Over Median, Closes Route 46 (UPDATE) SUV Flips Over Median, Closes Route 46 (UPDATE)
SUV Flips Over Median, Closes Route 46 (Update) 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Thank automakers for airbags. A driver walked away OK after his vehicle hit a concrete barrier on Route 46 and flipped over the median, authorities said. The 2021 Buick Encore was headed west on the highway when it crashed near southbound Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Police Lt. John Behr said. Moonachie police closed down the highway as Hasbrouck Heights firefighters and both ALS and BLS units converged on the scene, the lieutenant said. The 57-year-old driver from Hillside, NJ, climbed out between the airbags, then refused medical atte…
WINNERS! Essex County, Union County Powerball Players Score $50K WINNERS! Essex County, Union County Powerball Players Score $50K
Winners! Essex County, Union County Powerball Players Score $50K Two North Jersey Powerball players had a Super Saturday. Tickets sold in Essex County and Union County matched four numbers plus the red Powerball in the drawing held on Saturday, March 30.  The tickets were sold the appropriately named Lucky 7 Deli and Food Mart in Nutley and E and R Deli and Grocery in Hillside. The winning numbers were 12, 13, 33, 50, 52 and the red Powerball was 23.
Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash
Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash A 38-year-old passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured in an overnight crash on Route 80, authorities confirmed. Richard Bahamonte of Hillside was pronounced dead at the scene of the eastbound crash near the Teaneck/Ridgefield Park border west of Exit 68 just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, NJ State Police said. The driver, Julio Brito, 40, of Hasbrouck Heights, lost control of the Honda, which careened off the road, slammed into a concrete barrier and ended up on its roof, they said. State Police and medics from Holy Name Medical Center tried to resuscitate both occupants. B…
Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes
Yet Another Renowned NJ Catering Venue Passes: The Woodcliff Lake Hilton Closes Yet another North Jersey hotel that rings with decades worth of fond memories is biting the dust -- and raising the anxiety levels for customers forced to find another venue for their weddings, proms, bar mitzvahs and other special events. The Hilton Woodcliff Lake is closing within the next two weeks, having been sold at auction to a company headed by a New Jersey-bred billionaire developer. "I personally have been going to events there since I was a teenager. My own Sweet 16, proms, fundraisers were all held there," New Jersey State Sen. Holly Schepisi said. “I’m sorry to see such a long-…
Newark Man Gets Eight Years For Killing 31-Year-Old Hillside Man: Prosecutors Newark Man Gets Eight Years For Killing 31-Year-Old Hillside Man: Prosecutors
Newark Man Gets Eight Years For Killing 31-Year-Old Hillside Man: Prosecutors A 33-year-old Newark man was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday, Jan. 26 after being convicted of fatally shooting a 31-year-old Hillside man in 2021, authorities said. On July 22, 2021 at 10 p.m., Hillside police responded to the 1400 block of North Broad Street and found Steven Zimmerman suffering from a fatal gunshot wound, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel and Hillside Police Department Officer in Charge. Lashonda Burgess-Mason said. Zimmerman was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Darrius Easterling was later captured at Newark Liberty Internation…
All Lanes Closed: Route 22 Crash Downs Pole In Hillside All Lanes Closed: Route 22 Crash Downs Pole In Hillside
All Lanes Closed: Route 22 Crash Downs Pole In Hillside A crash took down a utility pole on Route 22 Friday morning, Jan. 5 in Hillside, according to the NJDOT website. It happened around 10:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes, east of Vaux Hall Road. All lanes were closed and detoured.
WINNER! Hillside Powerball Player Scores $50K WINNER! Hillside Powerball Player Scores $50K
Winner! Hillside Powerball Player Scores $50K Two North Jersey Powerball players, one in Middlesex County and one in Union County, had a lucrative ending to 2023. Their tickets matched four of the five numbers, plus the Powerball, in the drawing held on Saturday, Dec. 30, winning $50,000. The tickets were sold at Fiesta Pilipino Restaurant and Grocery in Colonia and Seabra Foods in Hillside. The winning numbers were 10, 11, 26, 27, 34, and the Powerball was 7.
Three Arrested After Stolen Gun Recovered: Bayonne Police Three Arrested After Stolen Gun Recovered: Bayonne Police
Three Arrested After Stolen Gun Recovered: Bayonne Police Three men were arrested in Bayonne on Thursday, Oct. 26 after a stolen gun out of Elizabeth was recovered, Bayonne police said. Police initially pulled over a BMW on 55th Street and Broadway after observing the driver making numerous traffic violations, police said. Police observed, Micah Brown, a 20-year-old Hillside resident, Nazareth Henry, a 20-year-old Hillside resident and Marquis Cenatus, 27-year-old Elizabeth resident, furtively moving inside the vehicle, police said, even after officers ordered them to remain still. Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun equipped with a large ca…
Husband Kills Wife's Lover Then Himself In Newark Murder-Suicide: Sources Husband Kills Wife's Lover Then Himself In Newark Murder-Suicide: Sources
Husband Kills Wife's Lover Then Himself In Newark Murder-Suicide: Sources A man fatally shot his wife's lover and then himself over the weekend in Newark, sources tell Daily Voice. Terrance Carroll, 51, killed Isaiah Cobb, 33, of Hillside, before turning the gun on himself around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, on the 100 block of Shephard Avenue in Newark, according to Daily Voice sources with direct knowledge of the incident. Cobb was pronounced dead at the scene while Carroll was pronounced dead at the hospital. Carroll's wife was also hospitalized after he assaulted her, according to sources. Carroll's loved ones remembered him as a devoted dad of five who "pu…
Hillside Gas Station Robbed Three Days In Row Hillside Gas Station Robbed Three Days In Row
Hillside Gas Station Robbed Three Days In Row Two Hillside gas stations were robbed five times over the course of three days, police said. On Saturday, May 6, two men in a black Hyundai Santa Fe robbed the gas station attendant and attempted to carjack a vehicle at the Mobil gas station at 1410 N Broad St, police said. One of the suspects brandished a weapon and ordered the attendant to put his hands up while he took money from his pockets and the cash register, police said.  The suspect then approached a customer and demanded his items and a car, but the suspect ended up fleeing the scene before taking the vehicle, police sa…
Two Gas Station Attendants Robbed: Hillside PD Two Gas Station Attendants Robbed: Hillside PD
Two Gas Station Attendants Robbed: Hillside PD Two gas station attendants at a BP in Hillside was robbed in the late afternoon on Wednesday, May 3, police said. Officers responded to 1400 Liberty Ave and spoke with an attendant who said a red vehicle with three to four occupants drove up and requested gas, police said. As the attendant was pumping gas, a man got out of the vehicle and pressed an object against the back of an attendant and told him not to move, police said. The suspect took an unknown amount of cash and then did the same to another attendant, police said. The suspect got back in his vehicle and fled the scene, police sai…
Six-Figure Sum: Lotto Tickets Sold In Bergen County, Union County Win Big Six-Figure Sum: Lotto Tickets Sold In Bergen County, Union County Win Big
Six-Figure Sum: Lotto Tickets Sold In Bergen County, Union County Win Big Lottery tickets sold in Bergen County and Union County matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot on Thursday, April 27. The winners will split the $319,748 jackpot, taking home $159,874. One ticket was sold at Stop and Shop in Dumont while the other ticket was sold at North Broad Food Mart in Hillside.  The winning numbers were: 07, 13, 18, 22 and 44 and the XTRA number was: 05
'I Shot Myself': Teen Suffers Unfortunate Accident Running From Cops In Hillside 'I Shot Myself': Teen Suffers Unfortunate Accident Running From Cops In Hillside
'I Shot Myself': Teen Suffers Unfortunate Accident Running From Cops In Hillside "I shot myself," is what a 16-year-old boy found lying on the ground on Highland Avenue in Hillside told authorities he was running from Thursday night, April 13, police said. The boy and a group of others were caught trying to burglarize cars on Compton Avenue, just blocks from police headquarters, and took off northbound on foot, Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi said. During the chase, police said they heard a gunshot. As they arrived at 1527 Highland Ave., the Newark boy was found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds — a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun containing illeg…
Fugitive Arrested In Atlantic City Shooting: Police Fugitive Arrested In Atlantic City Shooting: Police
Fugitive Arrested In Atlantic City Shooting: Police A 52-year-old Atlantic City man wanted in a shooting has been arrested, authorities said. John Coles was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the March 23 shooting, Atlantic City police said on Monday, April 10. Officers located Coles in the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue. Coles was arrested without incident, police said. The shooting incident originated on March 23. At 8:20 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Memorial Avenue for gunshots being fired. Two days later, the victim, 42, from Hillside, walked into the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Cit…
27-Year-Old Jeep Driver Killed, Passenger Extricated In NJ Crash 27-Year-Old Jeep Driver Killed, Passenger Extricated In NJ Crash
27-Year-Old Jeep Driver Killed, Passenger Extricated In NJ Crash A 27-year-old Warren County Jeep driver was killed and his 33-year-old passenger extricated in a Union county crash Saturday, March 4, authorities said. The unidentified driver lost control of his Jeep Cherokee while heading south on North Broad Street near Hillside Avenue in Hillside just before 10 p.m., Hillside Chief Vincent Ricciardi said. The vehicle hit a guardrail and overturned in front of 16 Hillside Ave. The driver died and the passenger was taken to University Hospital in Newark in unknown condition. Both are from Washington Township.
Police ID 23-Year-Old Fatally Struck By Truck In Hillside Police ID 23-Year-Old Fatally Struck By Truck In Hillside
Police ID 23-Year-Old Fatally Struck By Truck In Hillside Authorities have identified the 23-year-old Hillside man struck and killed by a truck on Tuesday, Jan. 10, authorities said. Derek J. Scott was in the roadway in front of 11 Vine St. when he was struck around 10:45 a.m., HPD Chief Vincent Ricciardi said. It wasn't immediately clear why he was in the street at the moment of the incident.
US Marshals Capture Pair In 16-Year-Old Jersey City Boy's 2021 Murder US Marshals Capture Pair In 16-Year-Old Jersey City Boy's 2021 Murder
US Marshals Capture Pair In 16-Year-Old Jersey City Boy's 2021 Murder Two men have been charged in connection with the March 2021 murder of a 16-year-old Jersey City boy, authorities announced Monday, Dec. 12. Members of the US Marshals Service captured Khalil Kelley, 23, at his job in Hillside on Friday, Dec. 9, while Roger Pickett Jr., 22, was charged at the Hudson County Jail where he's detained on charges relating to a Nov. 1, 2022 shooting death, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Both men are facing charges of murder and related offenses in connection with the March 29, 2021 shooting death of Kaheem Taylor, Suarez said. Jersey City …
Overturned Ambulance Halts Rush Hour Traffic On Garden State Parkway Overturned Ambulance Halts Rush Hour Traffic On Garden State Parkway
Overturned Ambulance Halts Rush Hour Traffic On Garden State Parkway An ambulance that overturned at a Garden State Parkway toll station halted rush hour traffic Friday, Nov. 18. Photos along the highway show the ambulance overturned at the Union County toll station in Hillside near exit 142 on the northbound side. This is a developing story. Check back for more.
Friend-Turned-Foe Stabs 27-Year-Old Woman In Hillside Liquor Store: Police Friend-Turned-Foe Stabs 27-Year-Old Woman In Hillside Liquor Store: Police
Friend-Turned-Foe Stabs 27-Year-Old Woman In Hillside Liquor Store: Police A 23-year-old woman stabbed her 27-year-old friend-turned-foe multiple times inside of a North Jersey liquor store Friday, Oct. 28, the victim's dad told police. The victim was at Mayfair Liquors on North Broad Street in Hillside when she began arguing with Daja Harris, who was there with two other females and two other males waiting outside around 9 p.m., Hillside police said. During the altercation, Harris used a knife to stab the victim in the chest and back, police said. The victim was able to eventually wrestle the knife from Harris' hand and leave the store.  The victim was take…
NJ Man Killed In Construction Accident At Hindu Temple Accused Of Human Trafficking NJ Man Killed In Construction Accident At Hindu Temple Accused Of Human Trafficking
NJ Man Killed In Construction Accident At Hindu Temple Accused Of Human Trafficking A 57-year-old man killed last week in a construction accident at a Hindu temple in South Jersey had been accused of human trafficking, police said. The unidentified man was found unresponsive when police arrived at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple on North Main Street in Robbinsville around 3:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, authorities said. The Hillside resident was pronounced dead at the scene, located behind the temple where curbing was being installed, according to police. Further details were not immediately released. The FBI raided the temple in May 2021, around the time a law…
Large Fight, Shooting Puts Hillside School On Lockdown: Police Large Fight, Shooting Puts Hillside School On Lockdown: Police
Large Fight, Shooting Puts Hillside School On Lockdown: Police Three people were arrested after a large fight and shooting that placed Hillside High School on lockdown — after students were dismissed — until 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, authorities said. Police were called to the incident at Liberty Ave and Ryan Street around 3 p.m., Chief Vincent Ricciardi said. Due to the proximity of the incident to the school, and that students were still inside, a school lockdown was ordered. A shell casing and other evidence were recovered, along with a gun around 5 p.m., when the lockdown was lifted. The shooter was identified as a 17-year-old boy fr…
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…
$1 Million Lottery Winner Sold At North Jersey Deli $1 Million Lottery Winner Sold At North Jersey Deli
$1 Million Lottery Winner Sold At North Jersey Deli The New Jersey Lottery has made another millionaire. The winning second-tier ticket from the Friday, May 27 Mega Millions drawing was sold at Algarve Bakery & Deli in Hillside. The winning numbers for the Friday, May 27, drawing were: 03, 14, 40, 53, and 54. The Gold Mega Ball was 08, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03. Eighteen additional players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $1,500. Moreover, 27,211 other New Jersey players took home $116,680 in prize…
Newark Vet Charged With Animal Cruelty After 2 Dogs Die In His Care, Prosecutor Says Newark Vet Charged With Animal Cruelty After 2 Dogs Die In His Care, Prosecutor Says
Newark Vet Charged With Animal Cruelty After 2 Dogs Die In His Care, Prosecutor Says A veterinarian in Newark has been charged with animal cruelty after two dogs died in his care, authorities said. Ehren Seth Yablon, who owns the Newark Veterinary Hospital on Wilson Avenue, told one dog owner that her pet died during surgery but surgery was never performed, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II said. In another instance, a puppy that tested positive for parvo, a highly-infectious disease, Yablon, 44, of Hillside, placed in the same kennel with its two siblings, where the animal died, Stephens said. Yablon proceeded to charge that dog's owner with ser…
3 Gunmen In Hillside Bar Fight Charged, Only 1 In Custody 3 Gunmen In Hillside Bar Fight Charged, Only 1 In Custody
3 Gunmen In Hillside Bar Fight Charged, Only 1 In Custody Two of three gunman have been charged in a gunfight that erupted at a Union County bar earlier this week, authorities announced. Kaseem M. Sutton, 44, of Springfield, remains hospitalized while Quentin D. Williams, 49, of Hillside, was being sought by police in connection with the incident at Tanky's Bar & Grill on Wednesday, April 21, Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi said. Sutton and Williams are facing charges of aggravated assault and weapons offenses, Ricciardi said. Police were also working to identify a third gunman. Gunfire broke out at the bar around 1:30…
Why We Can't Stop Telling St. Peter's Cinderella Story Why We Can't Stop Telling St. Peter's Cinderella Story
Why We Can't Stop Telling St. Peter's Cinderella Story At first blush, the Saint Peter's Peacocks are just a "dude with an ugly mustache and a gritty group of underdogs." Those are not our words — it's how the team described itself in a Tweet, thanking the nation for its support after its Elite Eight run.  The Peacocks' jest and heightened self-awareness might be what make them so loveable: They don't take themselves too seriously, but man, do they work hard.  They made history as the first-ever No. 15 seed to reach the Elite Eight, following their victory over No. 3 seed Purdue on Friday.  The consecutive and unexpected wins shocked fans an…
Robbery Goes Sideways: Repeat Offender Released Under Bail Reform Shot Dead By Pal, Police Say Robbery Goes Sideways: Repeat Offender Released Under Bail Reform Shot Dead By Pal, Police Say
Robbery Goes Sideways: Repeat Offender Released Under Bail Reform Shot Dead By Pal, Police Say A botched robbery in Paterson cost a repeat offender from Union County his life, although New Jersey’s bail reform law also had something to do with it. It was a week ago that Kyle Newton, 28, was arrested in Lyndhurst while he and another man were scoping out vehicles to steal, authorities said. Newton (inset in photo above), of Hillside, had a history of arrests in multiple counties over the past few years. Just as in the those cases, he was released from custody after last Monday’s arrest in Lyndhurst because of New Jersey’s bail reform law, records show. He ended up dead less tha…
Residents Alert Lyndhurst Police To Would-Be Car Thieves Working Their Block, Authorities Say Residents Alert Lyndhurst Police To Would-Be Car Thieves Working Their Block, Authorities Say
Residents Alert Lyndhurst Police To Would-Be Car Thieves Working Their Block, Authorities Say Residents alerted Lyndhurst police to a convicted car thief and an accomplice who they said were scoping out vehicles in town. One homeowner spotted the pair trying the door handle on his neighbor's luxury car and another called 911 late Monday afternoon, March 14, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Officer Nolan James found the men -- identified as Kyle Newton, a 28-year-old repeat offender from Hillside, and Yahzea Wooden, 23, of East Orange -- walking on Riverside Avenue in North Arlington, Auteri said. The officer questioned them separately and got stories that didn't match, the lieute…
Video Shows Trooper Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass Video Shows Trooper Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass
Video Shows Trooper Talk Suicidal Man Off Route 78 Overpass A 39-year-old man contemplating a leap from a Route 78 overpass last week has a New Jersey State Trooper to thank for his life. Sitting on the guardrail, the man was yelling and emotional when Trooper Luckenson Noel arrived at the Ramsey Avenue overpass in Hillside around 6:30 p.m. March 2. "Get away from me," the man yelled. Noel listened, he stepped back. But he didn't stop talking. Knowing his words were a matter of life and death, Noel opened up to the man about how he lost his dad when he was young. Turns out, the suicidal man lost a parent of his own. In sharing his own life st…
Moments From Getting Away, Shoplifting Newark Couple Nabbed By Lyndhurst Officer Moments From Getting Away, Shoplifting Newark Couple Nabbed By Lyndhurst Officer
Moments From Getting Away, Shoplifting Newark Couple Nabbed By Lyndhurst Officer A shoplifting couple from Newark might've thought they’d made a clean break before a Lyndhurst police officer spotted their getaway car, authorities said. Police were called after an employee saw the couple flee the Home Goods store on New York Avenue with several large bags, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Officer Michael Clifford heard the alert and stopped an older model Lexus sedan moments later, Auteri said. Inside were several bags, the lieutenant said. Some were stuffed with clothing, most of which still had price tags and security devices on them, stolen from other area stores, …