CRIME & SAFETY
Murder: Charges Upgraded After Man Beaten During Union City Robbery Dies, Police Say
At 3 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, Union City police found Jorge Mocetzuma Espinoza unresponsive, and rushed him to Jersey City Medical Center with upper body injuries, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Hours later, Isaiah Grey was charged with attempted murder, robbery and aggravated assault, Suarez said. Espinoza died...
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...
‘Vile’ Jersey City killer who smiled at victim’s family at plea hearing loses appeal for reduced sentence
A Jersey City killer who grinned at his victim’s family after pleading guilty to a fatal shooting will serve his full 20-year sentence, an appellate court panel ruled Monday. In an eight-page decision, the panel rejected claims by Jim Hendrix — who admitted shooting 21-year-old Dyrell Taylor during a...
NYC man charged with murdering mom after her body found stuffed in box released from custody due to evidence glitch
A Brooklyn schizophrenic suspected of murdering his mom and stuffing her corpse in a box was sprung from custody because of an evidence glitch — and could land back on the streets, sources told The Post. David Drummond, 30, was moved from city Department of Correction custody earlier this month and ordered by a judge to undergo a mental health evaluation at Bellevue Hospital, where he currently is being held, according to an employee who spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear of repercussions. But Drummond, who is charged with murder, could be released into the streets if he’s cleared after...
Suspect Charged for July Murder in Harlem
NEW YORK, NY – Eric Nunez, a 43-year-old resident of New York, was arrested and charged on Monday, November 27, in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in July.…
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, […]
Person killed by NJ Transit train in North Jersey
A person was struck and killed by an NJ Transit train Tuesday night in Bergen County, officials said. The person, who was identified only as a pedestrian, was hit near the Broadway Station in Fair Lawn at 7:25 p.m. by a Bergen County Line train that was being moved along the line, an NJ Transit spokesperson said.
Man wrongly convicted of murder in 1996 in Harlem, exonerated after 29 years, faces ICE deportation
The Legal Aid Society announced on Monday that a man, wrongly convicted of a 1996 murder and imprisoned for 29 years, was exonerated following a re-examination of the Harlem shooting case.
Two gunpoint robberies in Paterson early Tuesday morning are under investigation
PATERSON — Two people were robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning in separate crimes that happened about 30 minutes apart at opposite ends of the city, police reports said. Detectives are investigating whether the same three men committed the two crimes, according to law enforcement sources. ...
NYC steps up crackdown on illegal weed shops
There are around 2500 illegal weed shops across the five boroughs. Now, the city is taking new steps to crack down on landlords who rent space to the shops. FOX 5 NY's Morgan McKay talks to the New York City Sheriff about how they'll be enforcing the rules.