CRIME & SAFETY
23-year-old man charged in murders of 3 family members in South Plainfield, NJ
Police arrested and charged a 23-year-old in connection to Monday's triple fatal shooting in South Plainfield.
2 dead after truck crashes into ditch in Essex County
WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- Two people were killed Tuesday morning when their truck crashed into a ditch in West Orange.Chopper 2 flew over the scene on Northfield Avenue.Sources told CBS New York the truck's driver may have suffered a medical emergency. The truck apparently was in a parking lot when it crashed through a fence, and into a drainage ditch.The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the crash.
Caught on camera: Palestinian-American attacked in Jersey City
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (PIX11) — It’s called the most diverse city in the country. But in Jersey City, a man believes he was beaten because he’s Palestinian. It’s the latest in a string of crimes that’s been linked to the conflict in the Middle East. Sporting a black eye and broken nose – Moath Hamzeh, […]
Police: Jersey City man busted with cocaine, pills, & a blade inside Bayonne apartment
A Jersey City man was busted with cocaine, prescription pills, and a blade inside a Bayonne apartment yesterday, also giving officers false pedigree information when he was arrested, authorities said. Rubin L. Jackson, 47, of Jersey City, was charged with hindering apprehension, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a...
Allegedly bloodied in traffic dispute, former Staten Island political figure is suing driver of pickup
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A former founding member of the Staten Island Democratic Socialists of America claims in a lawsuit she was brutally assaulted last year in a traffic incident involving a male driver. The plaintiff, Kwynn Hogan of West Brighton, who in 2021 submitted an opinion piece to...
Drunken Driver Going 156 MPH Admits Snapchatting Before Fiery Colonie Crash Killing Student
New Jersey resident Vasu Laroiya, age 24, of Iselin in Middlesex County, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in Albany County Court on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the death of Katie Fisher. Laroiya admitted that he was Snapchatting while driving drunk at 156 miles per hour on I-87 in Colonie...
I-270 Drag Racer Throws Stolen Charger In Reverse Before Arrest: Cops
Capitol Heights resident Keith Andre Gorham, 25, pushed things to the limit and now faces more than a dozen charges after he was caught racing a Dodge Charger that had been taken from Highland Park, NJ, a spokesperson for the Frederick County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday. The arrest came...
Driver seriously injured in crash with tractor-trailer on I-78 in Hunterdon County
TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Somerset County man was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer Tuesday afternoon in Hunterdon County, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Charles Marchan. The crash happened at around 1:34 p.m. on Interstate 78 westbound at milepost 25.2...
Woman reportedly robbed of jewelry, cell phone on MTA bus on Staten Island, NYPD says
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A woman reportedly was the victim of a violent robbery on an MTA bus in Castleton Corners on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred around 1:10 p.m. on a S54 bus in the vicinity of Manor Road and Ocean Terrace, according to a spokesman for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.
Man charged obstruction, resisting arrest in Morris County
DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man is facing charges including obstruction and resisting arrest in Denville Township. On Nov. 25, at around 12:03 a.m., police responded to the Denville Train Station on Estling Lake Road for a report of an intoxicated male peering into and possibly attempting to gain entry into several parked cars, police said.
One of three who died in Jersey City triple-fatal crash was NYU student
One of the three people who died in the high-speed crash on Paterson Plank Road in Jersey City in October has been identified by a family friend as Liangchen Jiang, a New York University student from China. Jiang “was a bright, passionate young man filled with compassion and empathy,” according...
Urgent Search for Missing Teen: Arianah Kaitlyn Bazzano
ROSELLE, NJ - Arianah Kaitlyn Bazzano, a 16-year-old with blue hair and hazel eyes, has been missing since November 20th, 2023. She was last seen at the WAWA in Roselle, NJ, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with two white wine glasses in an X pattern on the back. Standing 5'3" to 5'4" and weighing around 100 pounds, Arianah may be in New York or Long Island, with a potential destination of Long Island, NY. The Roselle Police Department urgently seeks community assistance. If you have any information, please contact them at 908-259-4037. Let's unite as a community to bring Arianah home safely. Your help is crucial. Contact Information: Roselle Police Department - 908-259-4037
Missing Morris County Teacher Found Deceased
Lara Emanuele, a 46-year-old Morris County resident, was found in Roxbury Township; preliminary investigation suggests non-suspicious circumstances. Morristown, NJ – The prolonged search for Lara Emanuele, a 46-year-old Morris County teacher reported missing since June, reached a somber conclusion. Authorities announced the discovery of her remains in a secluded Roxbury Township area, bringing an end to a mystery that has gripped the local community.
Newark, NJ, Police Look For 11-year-old Boy With ADHD, ODD
Authorities across New Jersey continue to look for an 11-year-old boy who has been missing for well over a week. Brayden Killings of Newark disappeared on Friday, November 17th, and hasn't been seen since. Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé says Brayden, who suffers from ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and ODD...
Smoke shop reportedly robbed 2 times in about 1 hour on Staten Island
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A smoke shop allegedly was robbed two times by the same two men on Sunday night in Port Richmond, according to sources. The first of two brazen heists occurred around 6:50 p.m. when the two suspects were buzzed into the store at 350 Port Richmond Ave. near Palmer Avenue, according to a spokesman for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.
Police News: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Mountainside Intersection
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A 27-year-old man was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on November 27, 2023, at approximately 10:56 a.m. The incident occurred at the intersection of Summit Road and Wyoming Drive. Upon their arrival, Mountainside Police Department officers discovered the victim, an Elizabeth resident, in the roadway. The victim, who works as a landscaper and was using a leaf blower, had entered the roadway in front of the vehicle before being hit. The driver of the vehicle, a 94-year-old Mountainside resident, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. In a life-saving measure, police officers applied a tourniquet to the victim before emergency medical services arrived. The victim was then airlifted by a New Jersey State Police helicopter to University Hospital in Newark, where he is currently in stable condition.
Man arrested for weapons offense, warrants during traffic stop in Morris County
DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hudson County man was arrested on a weapons offense and warrants after a traffic stop Saturday morning in Denville Township. On Nov. 25, at around 8:32 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on Route 10 after observing the vehicle allegedly tailgating another car, police said.