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FedEx Driver Was 1.5X Legal Limit In Drunken Crash That Knocked Power In Hackettstown: Cops FedEx Driver Was 1.5X Legal Limit In Drunken Crash That Knocked Power In Hackettstown: Cops
FedEx Driver Was 1.5X Legal Limit In Drunken Crash That Knocked Power In Hackettstown: Cops A FedEx driver was drunk when he crashed into a utility pole in Hackettstown on Tuesday, July 16, authorities said. At 2:59 p.m., officers were at 100 Main St. when they saw a FedEx delivery truck crashed into a utility pole, Hackettstown police said. The driver, David Fiallos, a 46-year-old Long Valley resident, was traveling westbound on Route 46 when he dropped his cellphone, which he was using to locate an address, police said.  While attempting to reach down and pick the phone up, the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole, police said. Inside the FedEx truck, of…
Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On Route 46 In Mount Olive, Prosecutor Says (UPDATE) Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On Route 46 In Mount Olive, Prosecutor Says (UPDATE)
Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On Route 46 In Mount Olive, Prosecutor Says (Update) A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a vehicle in Route 46 in Morris County on the afternoon of Monday, June 24, authorities said. The crash occurred between a motorcycle and a 2022 Honda on Route 46 East in Mount Olive, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.  The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver of the 2022 Honda remained on scene, authorities said.  The incident remains under investigation, authorities said.
Crash Closes Route 46 In Mount Olive, DOT Says Crash Closes Route 46 In Mount Olive, DOT Says
Crash Closes Route 46 In Mount Olive, DOT Says A crash on Route 46 in Morris County on Monday, June 24 has caused all lanes to be closed, the state Department of Transportation said. The crash investigation was ongoing on Route 46 in both directions west of Naughright Road in Mount Olive Township.  UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On Route 46, Prosecutor Says  Daily Voice has reached out to officials for more information.
Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash
Prosecutor Identifies Victim Killed In Route 46 Parsippany Crash Gerard Calcagno, a 55-year-old Bloomfield resident, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 46 in Parsippany on Thursday, June 6, authorities said. At 9:50 p.m., Calcagno was struck near 1429 Route 46 by a 2015 Dodge Journey traveling eastbound, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Calcagno was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver remained on scene, authorities said. A graduate of Essex County Vocational School, Calcagno was passionate about fire trucks and fire departments, according to his obituary. He is survived by his sister Jean and brother Jo…
GOTCHA! Gunman Who Terrorized Robbery Victims In Bergen, Passaic Captured In VA: Prosecutor GOTCHA! Gunman Who Terrorized Robbery Victims In Bergen, Passaic Captured In VA: Prosecutor
Gotcha! Gunman Who Terrorized Robbery Victims In Bergen, Passaic Captured In VA: Prosecutor 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 24-year-old fugitive from Elmwood Park who was wanted for a terrifying armed robbery spree in Bergen and Passaic counties was captured in Virginia, authorities announced Wednesday. Husem Nasri pistol-whipped an attendant at a Valero station on northbound Route 17 near Route 46 in Hasbrouck Heights shortly before 3 p.m. Feb. 5, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Less 20 minutes later Nasri pointed a gun at an attendant who locked himself in the Delta station at Van Houten and Broad avenues in Clifton – also near Route 46, the prosecutor said. Nasri fled empty-handed both …
Woman Busted At Home After Fleeing Traffic Stop: Washington Twp PD Woman Busted At Home After Fleeing Traffic Stop: Washington Twp PD
Woman Busted At Home After Fleeing Traffic Stop: Washington Twp PD A 42-year-old Mount Olive woman was arrested and charged after she fled from police during a traffic stop on Route 46 in Morris County on Friday, May 17, authorities. Officers attempted to conduct the traffic stop after determining the driver was operating a vehicle with a suspended license, Washington Township police said in a release. The vehicle fled from officers but was ultimately located at a Budd Lake residence, police said. Officers arrested the woman, who they did not name, and charged her with eluding, obstruction, resisting arrest and numerous motor vehicle violations, police said…
Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek
Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek The last time his buddies saw Charles Murphy, former World Series MVP Reggie Jackson had returned to the Bronx, hit a home run and helped the California Angels beat their beloved Yankees. That was 42 years ago. Decades passed, then Doug Bishop showed up. Bishop's name may be familiar to some, thanks to the acclaim the diver received for his help finding the remains in a South Jersey river late last week of a Camden woman who'd gone missing 14 years ago. That was actually a side trip of sorts. Bishop and his non-profit United Search Corps had brought their sonar to New Jersey fo…
Out-Of-Town Driver Busted With 'Shrooms, Acid, Pot, More, Elmwood Park PD Says Out-Of-Town Driver Busted With 'Shrooms, Acid, Pot, More, Elmwood Park PD Says
Out-Of-Town Driver Busted With 'Shrooms, Acid, Pot, More, Elmwood Park PD Says Elmwood Park police busted a repeat offender with mushrooms, LSD, pot and prescription pills, authorities said. Brandon J. Soto, 25, of East Orange blew a stop sign off the ramp from eastbound Route 46 onto Stefanic Avenue and was pulled over by members of the Street Crimes Unit, Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said. The officers had followed Soto’s 2008 Acura TL from the nearby Red Carpet Inn, the chief said. Their suspicions aroused, they called for a Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, which lead them to a search that turned up a trove of drugs. These included psilocybin mushro…
Suicidal Man Hospitalized After Walking Into Route 46 Traffic: Responders Suicidal Man Hospitalized After Walking Into Route 46 Traffic: Responders
Suicidal Man Hospitalized After Walking Into Route 46 Traffic: Responders A suicidal man was hospitalized after responders said he deliberately walked into Route 46 traffic in Little Falls early Monday afternoon. The 33-year-old man, who they said spoke only Spanish, was struck near the Browertown Road exit -- apparently after some type of domestic incident -- shortly before 1 p.m. May 6. He was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson with serious bodily injuries. Little Falls police interviewed witnesses, notified the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office and were seeking area surveillance and cellphone video.
Mopeds Collide On Route 46: New Jersey State Police Mopeds Collide On Route 46: New Jersey State Police
Mopeds Collide On Route 46: New Jersey State Police Two mopeds crashed into each other on Route 46 in Warren County on Monday, April 29, authorities said. At 1:47 p.m., two mopeds were traveling on Route 46 eastbound in White Township when a collision occurred, Jeffrey Lebron, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. Minor injuries were reported, Lebron said. The crash remains under investigation, and no additional information is currently available, Lebron said.
Hunterdon County Man Busted With Crack Pipe In Traffic Stop: Fairfield PD Hunterdon County Man Busted With Crack Pipe In Traffic Stop: Fairfield PD
Hunterdon County Man Busted With Crack Pipe In Traffic Stop: Fairfield PD A 47-year-old Hunterdon County man was arrested and hit with multiple drug charges after he was found in possession of a crack pipe during a traffic stop on Fairfield on Wednesday, April 17, authorities said. At 12:47 p.m., police noticed a white Jeep Patriot making an illegal U-turn after exiting the highway in order to turn and head back toward Route 46, Fairfield police said in a release. Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver, Victor Romero would not obey with police's request to remain with the vehicle, officers said. Romero was found to be in possession of a crack pipe and con…
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Route 46 In Parsippany: Authorities Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Route 46 In Parsippany: Authorities
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Route 46 In Parsippany: Authorities A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Route 46 in Morris County on Monday, April 8, authorities said. The incident occurred in Parsippany at Route 46 and North Beverywck Road, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.  The road is closed for as the investigation continues and motorists should expect delays, Parsippany police said.
PA Man Wanted For Car Theft Caught After Pursuit In Fairfield: Police PA Man Wanted For Car Theft Caught After Pursuit In Fairfield: Police
PA Man Wanted For Car Theft Caught After Pursuit In Fairfield: Police A 31-year-old New Jersey man wanted out of Pennsylvania was arrested after he was found with a stolen car and then led officers on a foot pursuit over the weekend, police said. Robert Hollingsworth, who was charged in Easton, PA with car theft last year, became the center of an investigation in Fairfield (Essex County), NJ, on Saturday, March 30, when police were notified of a stolen green Kia Soul stolen out of Passaic three days prior, Fairfield police said in a release. Police found the Kia at a BP gas station on Route 46 east, parked, running, and unoccupied around 1 p.m., officers said…
Man Busted With Loaded Handgun During Route 46 Traffic Stop: Police Man Busted With Loaded Handgun During Route 46 Traffic Stop: Police
Man Busted With Loaded Handgun During Route 46 Traffic Stop: Police A 48-year-old Port Murray man was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun following a traffic stop in Mount Olive on Saturday, March 23, authorities said. Pavel Molina was heading east on Route 46 in a Nissan pickup in Mount Olive when police stopped him for a non-functioning headlight around 11 p.m., Mount Olive police said.  During the investigation, police determined that Molina had a loaded handgun in the glove compartment, officers said. The handgun was loaded with hollow point ammunition, police said. Molina was charged with unlawful possession of a handg…
Bergen Ex-Con Busted With Pistol Two Days After Prison Release Bergen Ex-Con Busted With Pistol Two Days After Prison Release
Bergen Ex-Con Busted With Pistol Two Days After Prison Release A Garfield ex-con was caught with a gun during a Little Ferry police stop just two days after he was released from prison, authorities said. Nazir R. Halloway, 26, spent a mandatory one year behind bars coincidentally after pleading guilty last year to unlawful possession of a handgun, records show. He was paroled on Monday, March 18, according to the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Little Ferry Lt. John Andronaco was on patrol when he spotted a 2020 Acura ILX with darkly-tinted windows in the parking lot of the Stagecoach Motel just off westbound Route 46 shortly after midnight Wedn…
Truck Crashes Into Car On Route 46 In Knowlton: State Police Truck Crashes Into Car On Route 46 In Knowlton: State Police
Truck Crashes Into Car On Route 46 In Knowlton: State Police A passenger vehicle crashed into a truck on Route 46 in Warren County on the early morning of Friday, March 15, authorities said. At 4:22 a.m., a tractor trailer was making a right turn from a parking lot onto Route 46 West in Knowlton Township when it crossed over the solid lines and crashed into the front of a car traveling eastbound, Troy McNair, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. There were minor injuries, McNair said. The crash remains under investigation, McNair said.
Teen Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured In Route 46 Crash Teen Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured In Route 46 Crash
Teen Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured In Route 46 Crash A 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed and his 19-year-old passenger injured in a crash on Route 46 in Totowa. The 2008 Yamaha R6 sports bike rammed the rear passenger side of a 2014 Acura MDX near the Union Boulevard exit off the eastbound highway around 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, authorities said. Both riders were taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, where the motorcyclist was pronounced dead, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Carmen Veneziano said in a joint release. The man who was with him remained at the hospital in stable condition, they…
ARSON? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (UPDATE) ARSON? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (UPDATE)
Arson? Body Found Following Fierce Fire In Ridgefield (Update) 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A former bed and breakfast in Ridgefield had been leveled by fire when responders found the remains of a man wrapped around a support beam. “He must’ve been alive and trying to hold on when the floor above him collapsed,” said a firefighter who was at the predawn blaze at the former Toddle Inn on Broad Avenue on Wednesday, March 6. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella identified the victim on Friday as 42-year-old Xavier Contreras. An Ecuadoran national, the homeless Contreras sometimes joined the groups of day laborers waiting for passing contractors in nearby Palisades Park, jus…
Body Found, Another Possible Following Fierce Multi-Family Home Fire In Ridgefield Body Found, Another Possible Following Fierce Multi-Family Home Fire In Ridgefield
Body Found, Another Possible Following Fierce Multi-Family Home Fire In Ridgefield 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A former bed and breakfast in Ridgefield had been leveled by fire when responders found the remains of a man wrapped around a support beam. “He must’ve been alive and trying to hold on when the floor above him collapsed,” said a firefighter who was at the predawn blaze at the former Toddle Inn on Broad Avenue on Wednesday, March 6. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella identified the victim on Friday as 42-year-old Xavier Contreras. An Ecuadoran national, the homeless Contreras sometimes joined the groups of day laborers waiting for passing contractors in nearby Palisades Park, jus…
Paterson Car Thief Also Stole From Walgreens: Fairfield PD Paterson Car Thief Also Stole From Walgreens: Fairfield PD
Paterson Car Thief Also Stole From Walgreens: Fairfield PD A 35-year-old Paterson man was arrested in Fairfield on Tuesday, Feb. 26 after he stole a car and $545 worth of items from Walgreens, police said. At 7:52 a.m., police in Fairfield were alerted a Toyota Camry stolen from Passaic the day before had entered the town, traveling east on Route 46, officers said on Facebook. The vehicle was located on Route 46 East near Hollywood Avenue and the driver, Rafael Romero-Perez, was arrested, police said. The car was searched and police found $545.16 worth of items shoplifted from a Walgreens in West Caldwell, police said. Romero-Perez matched the desc…
GOTCHA! Band Of Bandits Charged In Back-To-Back Route 46 Gas Station Holdups: Bergen Prosecutor GOTCHA! Band Of Bandits Charged In Back-To-Back Route 46 Gas Station Holdups: Bergen Prosecutor
Gotcha! Band Of Bandits Charged In Back-To-Back Route 46 Gas Station Holdups: Bergen Prosecutor A quartet of disguised New Yorkers tied to holdups on their side of the Hudson committed back-to-back gunpoint robberies of gas station convenience stores just minutes from the George Washington Bridge, authorities charged. The total take: five grand. Rahquan Brooks, 20, and Kevin Ulysses, 19, of the Bronx had two juveniles with them when they drove up to the Exxon station on eastbound Route 46 just before the Overpeck Creek bridge in Ridgefield Park shortly before 4:30 a.m. July 24, 2022, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The silver sedan had been carjacked out of Brooklyn thre…
Shotgun-Wielding PA Man Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities Shotgun-Wielding PA Man Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities
Shotgun-Wielding PA Man Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Pennsylvania man shot and killed the wife of a friend who took him into their northwest New Jersey home, then died of a medical emergency moments after fleeing, authorities said. Cheryl Schilling and her husband, Kevin, ran to an upstairs bedroom and closed the door after Armond Anthony Avitable grabbed a pump-action shotgun during an argument at their home in the Knowlton Township community of Columbia shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, they said. Avitable then kicked open the door and fired two shotgun blasts, both of which wounded the 58-year-old woman, Warren County P…
Attendant Beaten, Gas Stations Robbed Minutes Apart In Bergen, Passaic Counties Attendant Beaten, Gas Stations Robbed Minutes Apart In Bergen, Passaic Counties
Attendant Beaten, Gas Stations Robbed Minutes Apart In Bergen, Passaic Counties A lone gunman committed back-to-back-to-back armed gas station robberies less than 10 miles apart in Bergen and Passaic counties Monday afternoon, authorities said. The attendant was pistol-whipped at a Valero on northbound Route 17 just before Route 46 in Hasbrouck Heights shortly before 3 p.m. Feb. 5, responders said. There was no immediate word on the extent of injuries to the attendant. Hasbrouck Heights police were directed to refer all questions to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, suggesting the likelihood that the same robber or robbers were involved in other area holdups. Le…
Two Injured After Dump Truck Collides With Car In Warren County: NJSP Two Injured After Dump Truck Collides With Car In Warren County: NJSP
Two Injured After Dump Truck Collides With Car In Warren County: Njsp Two people were injured after a car collided with a dump truck on Route 46 and County Road 519 in Warren County on Thursday, Feb. 1, authorities said. At 3:48 p.m., state troopers responded to the scene in White Township and found a Dodge Journey had crashed into a Freightliner dump truck, Detective Jeffrey LeBron said.  The driver and passenger of the Dodge sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital, LeBron said. The crash remains under investigation, LeBron said. 
Driver's Fake License Plates To Evade Tolls Didn't Get Him Far: Wash Twp PD Driver's Fake License Plates To Evade Tolls Didn't Get Him Far: Wash Twp PD
Driver's Fake License Plates To Evade Tolls Didn't Get Him Far: Wash Twp PD A 33-year-old driver from Bergen County who was stopped in Morris County found a novel to avoid paying tolls, authorities there said. Needless to say, it wasn't exactly legal. On Friday, Jan. 19, police in Washington Township said they stopped a vehicle on Route 46 for displaying fictitious license plates, then found even more fake tags in the vehicle, officers said in a Facebook post.  The driver, an Englewood Cliffs resident who police did not identify, apparently had been using them to avoid paying tolls at various locations, police said. He was charged with receiving st…
Man Charged With Vicious $30,000 Baseball Bat Assault-Robbery In Little Ferry Man Charged With Vicious $30,000 Baseball Bat Assault-Robbery In Little Ferry
Man Charged With Vicious $30,000 Baseball Bat Assault-Robbery In Little Ferry Federal authorities have moved to take custody of a Bergen County Jail inmate charged with stealing $30,000 from a man he bashed in the head with a baseball bat outside a Little Ferry business. Jose Mejia, a 32-year-old Salvadoran national, was wanted for a Dec. 28 robbery in a parking lot just off Route 46 and Liberty Street. He was captured this past Thursday, Jan. 11, records show. The 39-year-old victim, from Clifton, and two companions told Little Ferry police that an assailant in a ski mask, black shirt and blue jeans hit him in the head with a baseball bat, then snatched a blue duff…
Falling Tree Misses Officer, Major Roadways Flooded: North Jersey Storm Damage Update Falling Tree Misses Officer, Major Roadways Flooded: North Jersey Storm Damage Update
Falling Tree Misses Officer, Major Roadways Flooded: North Jersey Storm Damage Update North Jersey residents are feeling the impact of this week's storm with thousands still without power and schools closed or delayed. In Bergen County, houses were hit on East Midland Avenue in Paramus and on Sunset Avenue in Englewood. A Mahwah police officer also escaped serious injury when a falling tree struck his cruiser. Route 17 was closed in both directions at various times in multiple spots, including in Hasbrouck Heights around 9:30 p.m., in East Rutherford just before midnight and in Rochelle Park about an hour later. A stretch of Route 46 in Lodi also was under water, as we…
Bloods Leader, Passaic County Man Busted with 28 Lbs Of Coke, 500 Lbs Of Pot At Teterboro: FBI Bloods Leader, Passaic County Man Busted with 28 Lbs Of Coke, 500 Lbs Of Pot At Teterboro: FBI
Bloods Leader, Passaic County Man Busted with 28 Lbs Of Coke, 500 Lbs Of Pot At Teterboro: FBI A high-ranking member of the Bloods with longstanding mob ties and a Passaic County man with a criminal history of his own were seized when they tried to fly to London out of Teterboro Airport with 28 pounds of cocaine and 500 pounds of pot on a private jet, federal authorities said. Leonardo Petrosillo, 45, of West Milford, and Edwin Spears, 49, of Newark brought three companions -- Spears’s girlfriend, an exotic dancer from Maryland and a friend of hers -- as a front for a dozen drug-stuffed bags of luggage, they said. The plane was to fly it all to John Lennon Airport in London, accordin…
Brazen Looters Ram Stolen Truck Through Window Of Route 46 Thrift Store Brazen Looters Ram Stolen Truck Through Window Of Route 46 Thrift Store
Brazen Looters Ram Stolen Truck Through Window Of Route 46 Thrift Store A group of masked burglars looted a new thrift store off Route 46 in Little Ferry by ramming a pickup they’d just stolen through the front window before dawn Wednesday. The quartet hopped out wearing gloves and hoodies and quickly snatched up mostly handbags at Ron’s Buy Sell Trade after the crash bent a metal security gate around 2 a.m. Dec. 20, Little Ferry Police Chief James Walters said. The bandits then sped off east on the highway in a black Dodge Challenger, leaving behind the pickup stolen moments earlier from outside the Ridgefield Park home of an employee for a landscaping company…
WRONG-WAY CRASH: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital WRONG-WAY CRASH: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital
Wrong-way Crash: Blood Taken After Route 46 Wreck Sends Both Drivers To Hospital Authorities were awaiting the results of a blood test after a wrong-way driver crashed her sedan into an oncoming SUV on Route 46 in Little Falls. Police in Totowa and Clifton had received calls from motorists and were headed to the highway when the crash occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18. The wrong-way 2004 Oldsmobile Alero driven by a 32-year-old Lodi woman collided with a 2020 Toyota RAV 4 driven by a 57-year-old man from Bloomfield, Little Falls Police Lt. Ryan Hoyt said. Both drivers were taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center, the lieutenant said. Firefighte…
Vehicle Fire, Fuel Spill Shuts Route 46 In Mount Olive Vehicle Fire, Fuel Spill Shuts Route 46 In Mount Olive
Vehicle Fire, Fuel Spill Shuts Route 46 In Mount Olive A portion of Route 46 was closed in Morris County following a vehicle fire. According to the NJDOT, the eastbound side of the roadway remained closed in Mount Olive as of 1:40 p.m., west of Naughright Road. This is a developing story. Check back for details.