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Police ID Bayonne Woman Struck, Killed On Route 46 In Parsippany Police ID Bayonne Woman Struck, Killed On Route 46 In Parsippany
Police ID Bayonne Woman Struck, Killed On Route 46 In Parsippany A 73-year-old Bayonne woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing Route 46 in Parsippany on Monday, April 8, authorities said. At 11 a.m., Sonia Diaz was crossing Route 46 West at North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany, when she was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which collided with a second vehicle, a Kia Forte, Megan Knab, a spokeswoman for the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.  Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene, Knab said. Both drivers remained on scene, Knab said. The investigation is ongoing and there have been no summonses issued, Knab said.  The Parsi…
Missing Morris County Man Drowned In Sunset Lake: Prosecutor Missing Morris County Man Drowned In Sunset Lake: Prosecutor
Missing Morris County Man Drowned In Sunset Lake: Prosecutor A 20-year-old Morris County man missing since Wednesday, March 6 was found dead, authorities announced. Altariq Hickson was last seen at his home in Roxbury, prior to a missing persons investigation being launched six days later. Hickson’s personal belongings were discovered on Mine Hill Beach, and a search of the area was conducted by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, Morris County Prosecutor Robert  Carroll said. A subsequent search of Sunset Lake by the New Jersey State Police led to the recovery of a body on Tue…
Business Robbed At Gunpoint, Suspect At Large: Parsippany Police Business Robbed At Gunpoint, Suspect At Large: Parsippany Police
Business Robbed At Gunpoint, Suspect At Large: Parsippany Police A gunman who robbed a business in Parsippany on Friday, March 1 is being sought by police. Officers responded to a business at 1280 Route 46 for the robbery, Parsippany police said on Facebook.  The suspect, armed with a handgun, was described as a tall, slender man with wearing all black clothing, a white trucker-style hat and white sneakers, police said. Police evacuated people from the building as they conducted a search for the suspect, but were unable to locate him, officers said. The Morris County Sheriff's Office was also involved with the search, police said.  Anyone wit…
Two Indicted In Roxbury Motel Shooting That Cost Man Leg: Prosecutor Two Indicted In Roxbury Motel Shooting That Cost Man Leg: Prosecutor
Two Indicted In Roxbury Motel Shooting That Cost Man Leg: Prosecutor Two people have been indicted in connection with the shooting of a man at the Roxbury Motel last October, authorities said. Auraceli Maldonado, a 24-year-old Irvington resident and Jean Omar Rockson, a 33-year-old Orange resident, were charged with three counts of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault and multiple weapons offenses, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 8:54 p.m., police responded to the motel on Route 36 and found Selwyn Torres, 36, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg, said Carroll alongside Chief of Dete…
Boonton Twp. Man Kills Dad Hours Before Christmas Eve, Police Boonton Twp. Man Kills Dad Hours Before Christmas Eve, Police
Boonton Twp. Man Kills Dad Hours Before Christmas Eve, Police A Morris County son is accused of killing his dad on Sunday, Dec. 24, authorities said. Kyle Meyer, 33, is believed to have killed his dad, 61-year-old Gregory Meyer, was found dead in the home the two shared around 1:15 p.m. on Old Denville Road in Boonton Township, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said. Kyle was found in Paterson around 9 p.m., Carroll said alongside Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Boonton Township Police Chief Thomas Cacciabeve. Kyle was charged with murder and weapons offenses and lodged in the Morris County …
Burglar Steals Audi From Driveway After Swiping Car Keys From Morris County Home: Cops Burglar Steals Audi From Driveway After Swiping Car Keys From Morris County Home: Cops
Burglar Steals Audi From Driveway After Swiping Car Keys From Morris County Home: Cops This car theft had nothing to do with car keys being left in the center console of the vehicle, police said. A burglar broke into a Morris County home to get the keys to the Audi S5 in the driveway of the Walnut Street home in Chatham Borough, around 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, Police Capt. R. Colatrella said in a release. Officers found that the burglar(s) had forced their way through the home’s first-floor window and found the keys inside. “Thankfully, no confrontation occurred,” said Capt. Colatrella. The investigation is being conducted by the Chatham Borough Police Department, Morris…
$50K, Cocaine, 5 Pounds Of Pot Seized From Hanover Drug Dealer: Prosecutor $50K, Cocaine, 5 Pounds Of Pot Seized From Hanover Drug Dealer: Prosecutor
$50K, Cocaine, 5 Pounds Of Pot Seized From Hanover Drug Dealer: Prosecutor More than $51,000 in suspected drug proceeds, cocaine, and five pounds of marijuana was seized from a Morris County man, authorities said. Hanover's Anthony Dello-Russo, 27, is facing multiple drug-related offenses following a drug dealing investigation, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. More than $51,000 in cash, half an ounce of cocaine and more than five pounds of marijuana were seized from Dello-Russo on Friday, Dec. 8, Carroll said alongside Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, Sheriff James M. Gannon, and Hanover Township Police Chief Michael Loock. Dello-Russo was…
Body Of Missing Teacher Lara Emanuele Found Off Route 80: Prosecutor Body Of Missing Teacher Lara Emanuele Found Off Route 80: Prosecutor
Body Of Missing Teacher Lara Emanuele Found Off Route 80: Prosecutor The months-long search for Lara Emanuele has come to a tragic end. The 46-year-old woman's body was found in a wooded area off Howard Boulevard and Route 80 in Roxbury Township, with help from K9 Denali from the Ramapo Search and Rescue Organization, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. "While the outcome of the search is disappointing, the officers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to find Emanuele have earned our gratitude," Carroll said. "Your efforts will help bring closure to this family and this community.” Emanuele, a teacher at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School i…
School Bus Ride Turns Deadly: Nurse Charged In Death Of NJ 19-Year-Old Disabled Man School Bus Ride Turns Deadly: Nurse Charged In Death Of NJ 19-Year-Old Disabled Man
School Bus Ride Turns Deadly: Nurse Charged In Death Of NJ 19-Year-Old Disabled Man A 29-year-old licensed nurse has been arrested following the death of a disabled man after a school bus ride in Morris County, authorities said. Emelio J. Rivera, of Carlstadt, was charged with second-degree endangerment and neglect of a disabled person, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said Thursday, Nov. 2. The charges stem from an East Hanover incident on Friday, Feb. 10 in which the victim, Matthew Rossi, 19, had just arrived home on his school bus. Rossi, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, was found unconscious and despite life-saving measures by EMS crews was pronounced …
Distracted Dump Truck Driver Sentenced For Deadly Pequannock Crash Distracted Dump Truck Driver Sentenced For Deadly Pequannock Crash
Distracted Dump Truck Driver Sentenced For Deadly Pequannock Crash A Newark dump truck driver is heading to state prison for his role in a fiery crash that claimed the life of an SUV driver in Pequannock earlier this year. Angel Caraballo-Maldona, 45, was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 27 to four years in New Jersey State Prison and must serve 85 percent before parole eligibility, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said in a joint release on Monday, Oct. 30. Caraballo-Maldona pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless vehicular homicide on Tuesday, Aug. 29 after surveillance footage found that he was using his cell phone when he crashed a dump truck into …
Man Arrested In Jewelry Store Burglary In Madison: Police Man Arrested In Jewelry Store Burglary In Madison: Police
Man Arrested In Jewelry Store Burglary In Madison: Police A Mercer County man has been arrested in connection with a burglary at a jewelry store in Morris County, authorities said. Jerome B. Howard of Lawrenceville also is a suspect in an earlier break-in at a jewelry store in Chatham, Madison police said. His age was not released. At 3:43 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, Madison Police responded to an activated burglar alarm at Gerlach’s Jewelers on Main Street, police said. The officers, who were on patrol, responded within two minutes to the scene and found a rear door to the business forced open and a rear screen window pulled off the building. Upon a…
Man Found Lying On Ground In Dover Pronounced Dead Man Found Lying On Ground In Dover Pronounced Dead
Man Found Lying On Ground In Dover Pronounced Dead Police in Morris County are investigating after a man lying in the street was pronounced dead. The man's body was found around 5:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at South Morris and Boonton streets in Dover, Police Chief  Jonathan Delaney said. The man was later pronounced dead and an investigation into natural causes by the Dover Detective Bureau, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, was under way.
Mom Of 'Baby Mary' Charged With Manslaughter In 1984 Morris County Cold Case Mom Of 'Baby Mary' Charged With Manslaughter In 1984 Morris County Cold Case
Mom Of 'Baby Mary' Charged With Manslaughter In 1984 Morris County Cold Case The biological mother of an infant found abandoned in Morris County nearly 40 years ago has been charged with manslaughter, authorities announced on Thursday, Sept. 7. Two boys found the abandoned newborn girl dead in a remote wooded area off of Mt. Pleasant Road in Mendham Township on Dec. 24, 1984. She was wrapped in a towel inside a plastic bag with her umbilical cord still attached, and the case was ruled a homicide. A nearly four-decade investigation involving countless leads across three states led to the discovery of the biological mother of the infant — who was baptized and named “…
Off-Duty Morris County Police Officer Rescues Residents From Apartment Fire Off-Duty Morris County Police Officer Rescues Residents From Apartment Fire
Off-Duty Morris County Police Officer Rescues Residents From Apartment Fire An off-duty Morris County Police Officer is being recognized for her quick action in rescuing residents during a fast-moving neighborhood apartment fire. Morris County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Police Officer Alyssa Jodexnis was on her way home after finishing up a double shift at the Morris County Correctional Facility on Sunday, August 20 when she saw smoke billowing from a Ridgefield Avenue residence around 11:20 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said. She then saw two men yelling from the front steps of 56 Ridgedale Ave. as flames became visible from the top window. After pulling over and…
Driver, 51, Arrested In Deadly Morristown Hit-Run: Prosecutor Driver, 51, Arrested In Deadly Morristown Hit-Run: Prosecutor
Driver, 51, Arrested In Deadly Morristown Hit-Run: Prosecutor A 51-year-old Morristown driver was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead over the weekend, authorities announced. Jermaine Edwards was charged with second-degree leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said in a release alongside local officials on Monday, August 14. Edwards is accused of striking a male pedestrian near Lafayette Avenue and Lackawanna Place around 9 p.m. Saturday, August 12 and fleeing. The victim’s identity was not released. Edwards was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Faci…
Suspect Used Rock To Kill Homeless Man, 47, Found On Morris County Railroad Tracks: Prosecutor Suspect Used Rock To Kill Homeless Man, 47, Found On Morris County Railroad Tracks: Prosecutor
Suspect Used Rock To Kill Homeless Man, 47, Found On Morris County Railroad Tracks: Prosecutor A suspect has been arrested and charged with manslaughter for allegedly using a rock to kill a homeless man who was found on a set of railroad tracks in Morris County earlier this week, authorities announced Thursday, July 27. Wilfredo Cabrera-Masariegos, 34, of Dover, was charged with second-degree manslaughter and weapons offenses in the death of Rene Rivera Hernandez, 47, a homeless man who frequented Dover, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. Investigators say Cabrera-Masariegos struck Rivera Hernandez in the head with a rock and fled sometime late Tuesday evening. Rivera …
Boy, 8, Drowns In Roxbury Creek Boy, 8, Drowns In Roxbury Creek
Boy, 8, Drowns In Roxbury Creek An 8-year-old boy has died after his body was found in a Morris County creek Wednesday, July 12, authorities confirmed.  The child was found face down in the creek, in the Flanders section of Roxbury, around 3:35 p.m., Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. Roxbury police officers and paramedics' attempts to resuscitate the child but were unsuccessful. He was taken to St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, where he was pronounced dead. While the investigation remains ongoing, the incident has been deemed not suspicious.  Out of consideration for the child’s …
$256K Cash Seized As Accused Meth, LSD Dealers Charged In Morris County: Prosecutor $256K Cash Seized As Accused Meth, LSD Dealers Charged In Morris County: Prosecutor
$256K Cash Seized As Accused Meth, LSD Dealers Charged In Morris County: Prosecutor More than $256,000 in cash and a slew of drugs were seized as a pair of accused dealers were hit with distribution and money laundering charges, authorities in Morris County announced Wednesday, June 28 said. Nelly Solano, 59, and Eldridge Cruzado, 21, both of Kenvil, were charged with first-degree distribution of LSD, distribution of methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and LSD, second-degree money laundering, and other similar offenses, Morris County First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood said. The two were charged following the seizure of over $…
Search For Lara Emanuele: Authorities Give Update On Roxbury Woman Missing For Weeks (PHOTOS) Search For Lara Emanuele: Authorities Give Update On Roxbury Woman Missing For Weeks (PHOTOS)
Search For Lara Emanuele: Authorities Give Update On Roxbury Woman Missing For Weeks (Photos) A beloved Morris County woman has been missing for three weeks, prompting an outpour of support from community members and a coordinated search effort by police departments across the state. Lara Emanuele, 46, was reported missing after failing to return home from work on Wednesday, June 7. Her vehicle containing her abandoned cell phone was found the following day in the nearby parking lot of a hotel on Howard Boulevard. Emaneuele, of Roxbury, was seen “[exiting] her vehicle in the parking lot alone and [departing] of her own free will,” Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said. Her…
Morris County Woman Missing For 2 Days, Vehicle Found At Nearby Holiday Inn: Prosecutor Morris County Woman Missing For 2 Days, Vehicle Found At Nearby Holiday Inn: Prosecutor
Morris County Woman Missing For 2 Days, Vehicle Found At Nearby Holiday Inn: Prosecutor Seen her? Authorities are seeking the public’s help locating a missing Morris County woman whose vehicle was found at a local Holiday Inn. Lara Emanuel, 46, of Roxbury, was last seen in Roxbury on Wednesday, June 7, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. Her vehicle was found at the Holiday Inn Express in Mount Arlington the morning of Thursday, June 8, the prosecutor added. Emanuel is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 125 pounds, and has red hair. “The Roxbury Police Department with the assistance of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has been diligently working o…
Burlington County Man Sold Gun To Student Later Caught By Staff At Morris Knolls HS: Prosecutor Burlington County Man Sold Gun To Student Later Caught By Staff At Morris Knolls HS: Prosecutor
Burlington County Man Sold Gun To Student Later Caught By Staff At Morris Knolls HS: Prosecutor A Burlington County man has been accused of selling a handgun to a juvenile after two students were found with the weapon at Morris Knolls High School in March. Dwayne E. Allen, 21, of Palmyra, was charged with second-degree unlawful sale of a firearm to a juvenile, unlawful sale of a firearm, unlawful possession of a high-capacity magazine, and several other weapons offenses, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said Wednesday, May 17. Allen’s charges are the result of an investigation into the discovery of two students with the weapon by staff members at Morris Knolls High School on…
Over 10 Ounces Of Cocaine And $14K Cash Seized In Morris County, 2 Arrested: Prosecutor Over 10 Ounces Of Cocaine And $14K Cash Seized In Morris County, 2 Arrested: Prosecutor
Over 10 Ounces Of Cocaine And $14K Cash Seized In Morris County, 2 Arrested: Prosecutor More than 10 ounces of cocaine and $14,000 in cash were confiscated by investigators who arrested two suspected dealers in Morris County, authorities said on Thursday, April 27. Edwin Robles, 36, and Andy Maguino Moreno, 43, both of Paterson, were charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to distribute, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said alongside local officials. Robles was also charged with money laundering. The arrests were a result of an investigation by the Morris County Narcotics Task Force, which also seized more than 300 g…
Stolen Car Headed For Mount Olive School ‘To Harm Students' Found On GSP: UPDATE Stolen Car Headed For Mount Olive School ‘To Harm Students' Found On GSP: UPDATE
Stolen Car Headed For Mount Olive School ‘To Harm Students' Found On GSP: Update A stolen vehicle whose occupants allegedly intended to hurt students at a Mount Olive school on Wednesday morning was found hours later on the Garden State Parkway as all schools in the district were sheltered-in-place, authorities said. Mount Olive Police received a report around 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 that a vehicle had been stolen out of Roxbury, the department said. The occupants of the stolen vehicle “expressed an intent to go to Mount Olive High School to harm students,” according to a statement released by the department later that morning: This morning at approximately 10…
Woman Held At Knifepoint During Hours-Long Sexual Assault In FDU Dorm: Prosecutor Woman Held At Knifepoint During Hours-Long Sexual Assault In FDU Dorm: Prosecutor
Woman Held At Knifepoint During Hours-Long Sexual Assault In FDU Dorm: Prosecutor A 21-year-old Jersey City man was charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, and other offenses after he allegedly spent hours attacking a woman at knifepoint in her Fairleigh Dickinson University dorm on Easter Sunday. Jayshawn E. Moore was arrested on Tuesday, April 11 and charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, four counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree aggravated assault, second-degree burglary, terroristic threats, and various weapons offenses, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. Moore is accused of forcing a woman he knew into a dormit…
Clerk From East Rutherford, 40, Charged With Child Porn Possession Clerk From East Rutherford, 40, Charged With Child Porn Possession
Clerk From East Rutherford, 40, Charged With Child Porn Possession Investigators seized two cellphones and a laptop from a clerk in East Rutherford when they arrested him on child porn charges. Michael Thomas Scheuerman, 40, was taken into custody during a warranted search of his apartment behind an office building on Paterson Avenue by Cyber Crimes Unit detectives, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The 5-foot-6, 410-pound defendant “used the Internet to view, download, or possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” Musella said. Scheuerman was charged with possession of child pornography and sent …
Arrest Made In Deadly Pequannock Township Drug Overdose: Prosecutor Arrest Made In Deadly Pequannock Township Drug Overdose: Prosecutor
Arrest Made In Deadly Pequannock Township Drug Overdose: Prosecutor Police have arrested a 34-year-old Bergen County man in connection with the deadly 2021 overdose of a woman at a Pequannock Township home. David Pezak, formerly of Saddle Brook, was charged with first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death, conspiracy to distribute, distribution of a controlled substance, and other drug offenses, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said in a joint release on Monday, March 27. The charges stem from the fatal overdose of a woman identified as A.C. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. A.C. was found unresponsive at the home and pronounced dead at the scen…
Man Arrested For Posing As Student At Morris County High School: Prosecutor Man Arrested For Posing As Student At Morris County High School: Prosecutor
Man Arrested For Posing As Student At Morris County High School: Prosecutor A man was arrested for pretending to be a student at a Morris County high school, authorities said. Charles Banaciski III, 19, was seen on surveillance footage entering Montville Township High School around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said in a joint release on Friday. Banaciski walked around the building donning a backpack before being discovered and questioned by a teacher, to whom he allegedly “claimed to be a student,” Carroll said. After a few more questions, Banaciski left the school himself and drove off. The school was then put under a…
NJ Celebrity Hairstylist Charged With Trafficking Child Porn, Worked On 'Mrs. Maisel,' More NJ Celebrity Hairstylist Charged With Trafficking Child Porn, Worked On 'Mrs. Maisel,' More
NJ Celebrity Hairstylist Charged With Trafficking Child Porn, Worked On 'Mrs. Maisel,' More A Bergen County hairstylist to the stars is charged with trafficking more than 450 child sex abuse images, authorities said. Daniel Koye, 40, of Rutherford, was seized by Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on Jan. 28 in Atlanta after detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office obtained a warrant for his arrest, they said. He's been held since then in the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro, GA pending extradition to New Jersey, records show. Authorities began looking for Koye following a warranted search at his Ettrick Terrace apartme…
Drowned North Jersey Fishermen Identified Drowned North Jersey Fishermen Identified
Drowned North Jersey Fishermen Identified Authorities have identified the two fishermen who drowned New Year's Weekend at Split Rock Reservoir. The bodies of Stanislaw Grezesik, 64, of Clifton, and Tadeusz Florczuk, 76, of Passaic, went on the ice fishing trip at Split Rock Reservoir in Kinnelon on Friday, Dec. 30 — but never returned home, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said. Family members called 911 on Dec. 31 at 2 p.m., and the fishermen's belongings were found on the shoreline at the reservoir — along with two holes in the ice approximately 100 yards from shore. Grezesik's body was recovered Sunday,…
Morris County Blaze Sends 2 Burn Victims To Hospital, One In Medical Helicopter: Authorities Morris County Blaze Sends 2 Burn Victims To Hospital, One In Medical Helicopter: Authorities
Morris County Blaze Sends 2 Burn Victims To Hospital, One In Medical Helicopter: Authorities A Morris County fire that was doused before emergency crews arrived left two victims with serious burns, requiring both of them to be rushed to the hospital — one of them via medical helicopter, authorities said. The Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department responded with several local crews to 52 Averill Drive in Morris Plains just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for a reported kitchen fire. While no flames were visible, crews found two victims, the first with “extensive burns,” the department said. The first victim was flown to RWJBarnabas Health for treatment with a landing zone set up at Morris…
Ex-Cop Guilty Of Murdering Estranged Wife Gets 79 Years Behind Bars: Morris County Prosecutor Ex-Cop Guilty Of Murdering Estranged Wife Gets 79 Years Behind Bars: Morris County Prosecutor
Ex-Cop Guilty Of Murdering Estranged Wife Gets 79 Years Behind Bars: Morris County Prosecutor The former Newark cop found guilty of murder in the Morris County shooting of his estranged wife has been sentenced to 79 years in state prison, authorities announced Monday. John Formisano, 52, was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, hindering apprehension or prosecution, official misconduct, and two counts each of child endangerment and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in October following an eight-day trial, DailyVoice reported. He was sentenced Monday to 79 years in state prison, 65 of which are subject to the No Early Release Act. The 24-y…