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Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man is facing a host of charges, including operating under the influence, following a crash with his children in the car in which he had to be revived with Narcan, police say. The incident occurred on I-95 in Westport on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Alexander Gomez, age 33, of Westport, was charged on Thursday, April 11, by Connecticut State Police following an investigation. According to the arrest report, a state police officer was patrolling I-95 in Westport when he saw a grey Infiniti travel across all three travel lanes into the grassy area of the Exit 18 gore area. The…
Islip Terrace Couple's Fentanyl With 'Zombie Drug' Sold Outside Nursing Home, Feds Say Islip Terrace Couple's Fentanyl With 'Zombie Drug' Sold Outside Nursing Home, Feds Say
Islip Terrace Couple's Fentanyl With 'Zombie Drug' Sold Outside Nursing Home, Feds Say A Long Island couple is facing federal charges after allegedly selling enough fentanyl to potentially kill hundreds of thousands. Levar Jackson, age 44, and Jaclyn Misuraca, age 45, both of Islip Terrace, were arraigned on charges of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Central Islip federal court on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Prosecutors said the pair sold nearly 270 grams of the drug in public locations across Long Island between May 2023 and January 2024. The drugs were allegedly sold in broad daylight, including in residential areas and outside of stores. Several of the transactions took plac…
Workers At Moonachie Company Stricken By Bodega-Bought Chocolate Workers At Moonachie Company Stricken By Bodega-Bought Chocolate
Workers At Moonachie Company Stricken By Bodega-Bought Chocolate Two employees at a food importing company in Moonachie had to be revived on Thursday, Nov. 16, after putting what they said was "natural" chocolate in their coffee. The man and woman at the Peterson Company on Empire Boulevard immediately became ill from the additive, which they said they bought at a bodega in Paterson, Moonachie Police Lt. Jeff Napolitano said. Responding officers began treating the unresponsive pair with oxygen, then administered Narcan out of an abundance of caution, the lieutenant said. It had no effect, he said. "It was only after several minutes of oxygen and after …
MOTEL HORROR: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB MOTEL HORROR: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB
Motel Horror: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB Two people died and three were hospitalized after suffering suspected drug overdoses Tuesday afternoon at a motel along the approach to the George Washington Bridge, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella confirmed. Fort Lee police were called to the Skyview Motel on eastbound Route 46 at 1:41 p.m. Nov. 14, the prosecutor said. They found five apparent overdose victims going in and out of consciousness, he said. The officers deployed Narcan while conducting CPR, Musella said. Two of the victims -- apparently in their 30s -- were pronounced dead at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, res…
ID Released For Man Who Died In Police Custody Following Troy Arrest ID Released For Man Who Died In Police Custody Following Troy Arrest
ID Released For Man Who Died In Police Custody Following Troy Arrest Authorities have identified a man who died in police custody following an arrest in the region. The Rensselaer County incident happened just before noon Friday, Oct. 13, in Troy’s Lansingburgh neighborhood. According to Troy Police, officers responded to a home after a resident called 911 reporting a trespasser. When they arrived, they saw 48-year-old Woody Smith, of Troy, crawling out of a first-floor window, police said. One officer pulled out his department-issued TASER device, but did not fire the weapon, according to officials. Smith was then handcuffed on the ground and positioned…
Man, Minor Accused Of Distributing Fentanyl That Led To Overdoses At Wakefield HS: Police Man, Minor Accused Of Distributing Fentanyl That Led To Overdoses At Wakefield HS: Police
Man, Minor Accused Of Distributing Fentanyl That Led To Overdoses At Wakefield HS: Police Two are facing a host of charges in Virginia for their roles in the overdoses of two girls in an Arlington County high school, authorities announced on Tuesday afternoon. Fairfax resident Walter Zeleya Padilla, 19, has been accused of distributing fentanyl to a minor who in turn gave it to other juveniles, at least two of which suffered overdoses late last month, according to police. At around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, officers from the Arlington County Police Department were called to Wakefield High School on South Dinwiddle Street, where there were reports of an overdose. One vi…
Loch Sheldrake Attacks Deputies After Narcan Brings Him Back To Life, Police Say Loch Sheldrake Attacks Deputies After Narcan Brings Him Back To Life, Police Say
Loch Sheldrake Attacks Deputies After Narcan Brings Him Back To Life, Police Say A 40-year-old who overdosed on drugs and was brought back to life with Narcan allegedly attacked deputies who saved him, police said. The incident took place in Sullivan County in Lake Kiamesha around 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 on Route 42. According to Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty, deputies responded to the scene of a vehicle crash and found a 2022 Toyota Prius in a ditch and Robert Forgione, of Loch Sheldrake, sitting on the ground against the car. When deputies determined he was unresponsive, they administered two doses of Narcan, Chaboty said. As Forgione regained consc…
Naked Burglar Dies After Breaking Into Springfield Home Naked Burglar Dies After Breaking Into Springfield Home
Naked Burglar Dies After Breaking Into Springfield Home A nude man died moments after breaking into a Fairfax County home, police said. The unidentified man was acting erratically after forcing his way into a home on the 5700 block of Ash Drive in Springfield around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, county police said. The homeowner said the burglar appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Responding officers found the man inside, lying on the floor, and detained him. No force was used by the officers, who rolled the man onto his side and requested fire and rescue personnel due to his apparent altered state, police said. Offi…
Boy Died Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Falls Church — Not Overdose: Report Boy Died Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Falls Church — Not Overdose: Report
Boy Died Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Falls Church — Not Overdose: Report An autopsy determined that the death of a boy last June in Fairfax County was caused by carbon monoxide, not drugs, as police initially said, NBC Washington reports. A spokesman from the Fairfax County Police Department, however, said they're still awaiting the official word from the medical examiner. Sixteen-year-old Rey Maldonado was found unconscious and foaming at the mouth in a car with another unconscious juvenile, on the 5700 block of Columbia Pike in Falls Church on Sunday, June 25 around 7:20 p.m., according to county police and NBC Washington. Police said that responders dep…
Heroin-Overdosing Passenger Saved By Suffolk County Police Recruit On NY Flight Heroin-Overdosing Passenger Saved By Suffolk County Police Recruit On NY Flight
Heroin-Overdosing Passenger Saved By Suffolk County Police Recruit On NY Flight A Long Island police recruit ready to unwind on a California vacation sprang into action when a fellow passenger became unconscious aboard a flight from New York. Suffolk County Police recruit Richard Scriven had just boarded his flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens on Friday, July 21, bound for his sister’s wedding, when a flight attendant came on the loudspeaker asking for trained medical professionals. Scriven, a former paramedic at Stony Brook University Hospital who recently completed his five-week medical training at the police academy, answered the call, accordin…
Jersey Shore Man Indicted For Causing Fatal Overdose: Prosecutor Jersey Shore Man Indicted For Causing Fatal Overdose: Prosecutor
Jersey Shore Man Indicted For Causing Fatal Overdose: Prosecutor A Monmouth County man has been indicted for manslaughter and numerous drug charges in connection with a fatal overdose, authorities said. A Grand Jury returned a 37-count indictment against Robert M. Clayton, 39, of Belmar, according to county Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. On Jan. 2, 2021 at 1:21 p.m., Belmar police were dispatched to Third and River Avenues for a call reporting an overdose in the front seat of a car.   One of the responding Belmar officers immediately administered two doses of Narcan to an adult male, later identified as Jonathan Amato…
Overdose Leaves One Child Dead, Another Hospitalized In Fairfax County: Police Overdose Leaves One Child Dead, Another Hospitalized In Fairfax County: Police
Overdose Leaves One Child Dead, Another Hospitalized In Fairfax County: Police One juvenile was dead and another hospitalized after both overdosed over the weekend in Fairfax County, authorities said. The juveniles were found unconscious and foaming a the mouth inside of a car on the 5700 block of Columbia Pike in Falls Church on Sunday, June 25 around 7:20 p.m., county police said. Officers immediately began performing life-saving measures by administering multiple doses of Narcan and performing CPR. Both juveniles were taken to local hospitals, where one juvenile was pronounced dead. The other juvenile remains hospitalized in critical condition. Detectives are…
HEROES: Ingenuity Helps Elmwood Park Officers Save OD Victim Trapped In Route 46 Hotel Bathroom HEROES: Ingenuity Helps Elmwood Park Officers Save OD Victim Trapped In Route 46 Hotel Bathroom
Heroes: Ingenuity Helps Elmwood Park Officers Save OD Victim Trapped In Route 46 Hotel Bathroom An overdosing heroin user was blacked out and gasping when Elmwood Park police were called to a Route 46 hotel. Unfortunately, the 32-year-old overdose victim was wedged between the bathroom door and toilet, making it impossible for them to get to him, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. Time, meanwhile, was ticking. The walls at the Red Carpet Inn are made of sheetrock, the chief said, so Lt. Robert Centkowski fetched some breaching tools. First he cut a hole in the wall big enough for Officer Anthony Ingraffia to reach in and administer two doses of Narcan, Foligno said. The lieutenant …
ODing Toddler Revived, Women With Warrants Arrested In Northern Virginia ODing Toddler Revived, Women With Warrants Arrested In Northern Virginia
ODing Toddler Revived, Women With Warrants Arrested In Northern Virginia Two women each wanted on various warrants were arrested after a 2-year-old child in the same house overdosed over the weekend, authorities said. Ashley Polzer, 33, of Prince William County, and Savannah Jones, 26, of  Manassas Park, were each inside the Blackhawk Court when Manassas Park police officers and firefighters arrived on reports of an unresponsive child around 8:35 p.m. Friday, April 14, Manassas Park police said. Repsonders began lifesaving measures and administered Narcan, reviving the child. The child was transported to Prince William Hospital and subsequent…
HEROES: Fairview Police Officers Waste No Time After 13-Month-Old Infant Ingests Fentanyl HEROES: Fairview Police Officers Waste No Time After 13-Month-Old Infant Ingests Fentanyl
Heroes: Fairview Police Officers Waste No Time After 13-Month-Old Infant Ingests Fentanyl UPDATE: A trio of Fairview police officers weren't about to wait for an ambulance after a 1-year-old girl who'd ingested fentanyl was brought into headquarters. "They literally saved that child's life," a source with direct knowledge of the incident told Daily Voice. Borough resident Geraldo J. Colon, 35, and the mother showed up at Fairview police headquarters with 13-month-old Abigail Colon shortly after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. The infant wasn't conscious, didn't have a pulse and had trouble breathing, Fairview Police Capt. Michael Martic said. A group of officers who were t…
Baby Ingests Fentanyl, Revived With Narcan, Fairview Police Praised As Life Savers Baby Ingests Fentanyl, Revived With Narcan, Fairview Police Praised As Life Savers
Baby Ingests Fentanyl, Revived With Narcan, Fairview Police Praised As Life Savers A 1-year-old girl who'd ingested fentanyl was revived with Narcan thanks to a fast-acting group of Fairview police officers, Daily Voice has learned. "They literally saved that child's life," a source with direct knowledge of the incident said. Borough resident Geraldo J. Colon, 35, was arrested and charged with child endangerment after being identified as the individual responsible, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Friday, March 31. Colon and the mother had come to Fairview police headquarters with 13-month-old Abigail Colon shortly after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. She…
Route 17 Crash: Waldwick Police Revive Overdosed Midnight Driver Route 17 Crash: Waldwick Police Revive Overdosed Midnight Driver
Route 17 Crash: Waldwick Police Revive Overdosed Midnight Driver HEROES: An unconscious 28-year-old driver from East Rutherford was revived by Waldwick police after overdosing and crashing his car into a median on Route 17, authorities said. It was moments after midnight when the crash occurred near Sheridan Avenue early Wednesday, March 22, Police Lt. Troy Seifert said. Sgt. Michael Sinclair and Officers Tom Zachmann and Anthony LoPrinzi had to break a window to get to the unresponsive driver and pull him out, Seifert said. He regained consciousness after they administered Narcan, then was taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood by the Waldwick Volun…
ROUTE 208 CRASH: Overdosed Driver, Passenger Revived With Narcan After SUV Rams Overpass Wall ROUTE 208 CRASH: Overdosed Driver, Passenger Revived With Narcan After SUV Rams Overpass Wall
Route 208 Crash: Overdosed Driver, Passenger Revived With Narcan After SUV Rams Overpass Wall Two drug overdose victims were revived after their SUV slammed into a concrete wall on a Route 208 overpass, Wyckoff police said. Police responding to the Russell Avenue overpass shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, found both the driver of the 2019 Lincoln MKC and his passenger unconscious, Lt. Kevin Kasak said. The vehicle had crossed over the double-yellow line and before hitting the wall, the lieutenant said. Inside officers found an empty wax fold in which drugs apparently had been packaged, he said. The officers administered Narcan to both the 38-year-old driver from Montvill…
CT Man Stabs Victim, Injects Self With Fentanyl, Police Say CT Man Stabs Victim, Injects Self With Fentanyl, Police Say
CT Man Stabs Victim, Injects Self With Fentanyl, Police Say A Connecticut man allegedly stabbed another man and then injected himself with a vial of fentanyl attempting to commit suicide. The incident took place in Hartford County around 10 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at 456 Elm St., in Windsor Locks. Officers responded to the home on a reported stabbing. As they arrived they were informed that the offender, identified as Sean Colgan, age 43, of Windsor Locks, was attempting to overdose on fentanyl and that he would attack police if he were still alive upon their arrival, said Lt. Paul Cerniack. The victim, a 31-year-old came out of the front do…
Dealer Sold Deadly 'Fetty Mix' To Lake Grove Woman Who Overdosed, DA Says Dealer Sold Deadly 'Fetty Mix' To Lake Grove Woman Who Overdosed, DA Says
Dealer Sold Deadly 'Fetty Mix' To Lake Grove Woman Who Overdosed, DA Says An accused drug dealer is facing multiple charges in connection to a Long Island woman’s overdose death. Jaquan Casserly, age 34, of Holbrook, was arraigned in Suffolk County Court Friday, Jan. 27, months after allegedly selling fentanyl to a Lake Grove woman who later died, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Police were called to the woman’s home on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 with reports of an apparent overdose. The woman’s mother found her unresponsive in a bathroom, according to investigators. Officers administered Narcan, which is used to reverse the effects of a…
State Trooper Suffers Opioid Exposure After Overdose Crash On Hempstead Highway, Police Say State Trooper Suffers Opioid Exposure After Overdose Crash On Hempstead Highway, Police Say
State Trooper Suffers Opioid Exposure After Overdose Crash On Hempstead Highway, Police Say A New York State Police trooper was hospitalized for possible opioid exposure while responding to a suspected overdose crash on a state highway. State Police on Long Island were initially called at around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, with reports of an erratic driver in Hempstead, heading southbound on the Wantagh State Parkway near Hempstead Turnpike. When troopers arrived, they found the vehicle disabled after a crash. The driver, 35-year-old Jaqueline Ann Morales, of East Meadow, was unresponsive and suffering symptoms believed to be an opioid overdose, police said. The troopers admini…
Police Officer Revived By Narcan After Possible Fentanyl Exposure At HQ In Yonkers Police Officer Revived By Narcan After Possible Fentanyl Exposure At HQ In Yonkers
Police Officer Revived By Narcan After Possible Fentanyl Exposure At HQ In Yonkers A police officer in Westchester County was hospitalized after being exposed to a substance believed to be fentanyl at police headquarters. The incident happened on Thursday, Jan. 12, around 4 p.m., when a Yonkers Police Detention Officer working in the central booking facility at the department's headquarters located at 104 South Broadway came in contact with a piece of prisoner clothing and had a medical emergency, according to Yonkers Police.  It is currently believed that the substance was fentanyl.  The officer, who has been with the department for 10 years, was given three d…
Nurse Uses Narcan To Rescue Student Who Overdoses At New Rochelle HS Nurse Uses Narcan To Rescue Student Who Overdoses At New Rochelle HS
Nurse Uses Narcan To Rescue Student Who Overdoses At New Rochelle HS A student at a high school in Westchester who overdosed after vaping what they believed to be marijuana was saved by a school nurse. The incident took place at New Rochelle High School on Monday, Jan. 9 when the nurse had to administer Narcan to save the life of the student after they vaped what they believed to be marijuana, said Superintendent of Schools Jonathan P. Raymond. Raymond said the incident was the first time a nurse had to administer the drug to save the life of a student. "Today marks an ominous milestone in our schools – one we had hoped would never be necessary," Raymo…
Demolition Derby: Responders Revive Route 17 Driver With Narcan After Chain-Reaction Crash Demolition Derby: Responders Revive Route 17 Driver With Narcan After Chain-Reaction Crash
Demolition Derby: Responders Revive Route 17 Driver With Narcan After Chain-Reaction Crash A sedan slammed into several vehicles on Route 17 after its driver apparently overdosed behind the wheel, authorities said. Responders revived the 28-year-old motorist from Miami with Narcan after his 2003 Infiniti G35 damaged multiple vehicles on the southbound highway in Lodi around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, said Keisha J. McLean, the Bergen County sheriff's public information officer. The driver was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for an evaluation, McLean said. No other injuries were reported. Hackensack firefighters and HUMC paramedics responded along with the sheri…
Faculty Member Uses Narcan To Revive Unconscious Student In Northwestern High School Bathroom Faculty Member Uses Narcan To Revive Unconscious Student In Northwestern High School Bathroom
Faculty Member Uses Narcan To Revive Unconscious Student In Northwestern High School Bathroom A fast-acting faculty member at a Maryland high school may have saved a student’s life on Wednesday morning, officials say. In Prince George's County, officers from the Hyattsville Police Department responded to Northwestern High School early on Wednesday, Nov. 2, where there was a report of a student who was unconscious in a bathroom. According to police, the faculty member was able to administer Narcan, which revived the student, who was fully conscious when a parent arrived at the school. It is unclear what substances the teen may have ingested. The incident remains under investigation…
Dumfries Drug Dealer Convicted Of Causing Multiple Fentanyl Overdoses Dumfries Drug Dealer Convicted Of Causing Multiple Fentanyl Overdoses
Dumfries Drug Dealer Convicted Of Causing Multiple Fentanyl Overdoses One Dumfries man is to blame for six people overdosing on fentanyl back in 2021, officials said.  Michael Vaughn, 28, gave out cocaine laced with fentanyl during a party in Fairfax County, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.  The six people who took the substance, thinking it was cocaine, overdosed and were taken to a local hospital, authorities said.  One victim died from the fentanyl overdose, officials reported. The other five were saved when given Narcan at the hospital and survived, law enforcement said. When officers arrested Vaughn at his home on Oct. 21, 2021,…
PA BF Didn't Want To 'Waste Narcan' On Pregnant Girlfriend Who OD'd On V-Tine's Day: DA PA BF Didn't Want To 'Waste Narcan' On Pregnant Girlfriend Who OD'd On V-Tine's Day: DA
PA BF Didn't Want To 'Waste Narcan' On Pregnant Girlfriend Who OD'd On V-Tine's Day: DA A Pennsylvania man who gave his pregnant girlfriend the drugs that killed her also refused to save her, authorities said in announcing his arrest. It was Valentine's Day 2022 when Christopher Barbuto, 40, gave 28-year-old Courtney Wilson heroin and/or fentanyl, and two suspected Xanax pills, which were found in her purse near her body in Phonoexville, Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan said. Barbuto is also accused of giving Wilson alprazolam and methamphetamine, Ryan said. A toxicology report released by the Chester County Coroner's Office on Tuesday, Aug. 16 found that she die…
Trio Believed Dead Of Overdose Outside Maryland Apartment Building: Police Trio Believed Dead Of Overdose Outside Maryland Apartment Building: Police
Trio Believed Dead Of Overdose Outside Maryland Apartment Building: Police Three men died in what Hyattsville police say was a drug overdose this week. EMS personnel responding to a 911 call placed by residents on the 5700 block of Queens Chapel Road found the men unconscious and not breathing around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, local police said. Medics administered Narcan and performed CPR but were unable to revive the men. There was no visible evidence of trauma to their bodies. Anyone with information is urged to call the City of Hyattsville Police Department at 301-985-5060. 
AG Releases Body Cam Footage Of The In-Custody Death Involving Baltimore Police Officer AG Releases Body Cam Footage Of The In-Custody Death Involving Baltimore Police Officer
AG Releases Body Cam Footage Of The In-Custody Death Involving Baltimore Police Officer Body-worn camera footage of the in-custody death of a 57-year-old Baltimore man earlier this month has officially been released, authorities say. Eugene Douglas died while in the custody of first-responders after suffering an apparent overdose in the 2400 block of Sherwood Avenue around 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Douglas was allegedly administered Narcan by a bystander before Baltimore Police Officer Gregory Vilchez arrived on the scene and placed handcuffs and leg restraints on him in an attempt to restrain him. Medics arrived to treat Douglas, wh…
Animal Tranquilizer Mixed Into Worcester Street Drugs Makes Them Deadlier: Police Animal Tranquilizer Mixed Into Worcester Street Drugs Makes Them Deadlier: Police
Animal Tranquilizer Mixed Into Worcester Street Drugs Makes Them Deadlier: Police Police in Worcester said they've seen a spike of a potentially fatal to humans animal tranquilizer being added to street drugs sold in the community.  Xylazine, a sedative, is showing up more often in tests of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl confiscated in Worcester County, District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The tranquilizer, sometimes called tranq, intensifies the effects of the drugs, but it's raising serious concerns among law enforcement agencies because of the potential for overdose.  That's because Naloxone and Narcan, the drugs paramedics use to stop an opiate overdose in a patient…
NY Health Commissioner Orders All Pharmacies To Carry Overdose Medication Naloxone NY Health Commissioner Orders All Pharmacies To Carry Overdose Medication Naloxone
NY Health Commissioner Orders All Pharmacies To Carry Overdose Medication Naloxone Pharmacies in New York will soon be required to carry and dispense naloxone, the medicine used to quickly reverse the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. The state’s health commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett, issued a statewide standing order for all pharmacies to carry the medication and dispense it without a prescription beginning Monday, Aug. 15. “This is as close as we can get to naloxone being 'over the counter' without action being taken by the US Food and Drug Administration,” Bassett said. Often sold under the brand name Narcan, naloxone is easily administered and can help…