CRIME & SAFETY
NJ man admits driving at 156 mph while making SnapChat video before fatal crash
A New Jersey man was drunk-driving a Tesla at 156 mph — and recording a Snapchat video — when he slammed into the back of a 22-year-old woman’s car on the New York State Thruway, causing the vehicle to burst into flames and killing her, prosecutors said. Vasu Laroiya, 24, a former Rutgers student, admitted to the reckless, deadly deeds this week, according to Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares. Laroiya rear-ended a Honda Civic driven by Katie Fisher on May 28, 2022 — Memorial Day weekend — on I-87 in Colonie, outside Albany, around 10 p.m., the DA’s office...
New Jersey Couple Arrested After Elderly Man They Scammed Out of $100k Commits Suicide
PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY — Authorities have arrested a New Jersey couple for their involvement in an email scam that extorted $100,000 from a 74-year-old Tennessee man, ultimately leading to his…
Motorcyclist, 26, Killed In Rt. 206 Montgomery Twp. Crash (Update)
The motorcyclist was flown by NorthSTAR Medevac to the hospital following the accident involving one other vehicle at 12:15 p.m., Montgomery Township Police Lt. Tom Frascella said. The other motorist was evaluated and declined further treatment. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours for an investigation. Montgomery EMS Squad...
NJ man charged with murder in death of ex-girlfriend
A 46-year-old man was charged with killing his ex-girlfriend in New Jersey earlier this week, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
NJ cops removed car wreck but left behind victim’s body to rot, lawsuit says
⚫ Family is suing State Police for wrongful death. Racism kills, even in unexpected ways, according to a lawsuit against State Police. A grieving family from Ocean County says that a harmful stereotype of Black drivers prevented troopers from trying to find their injured son and save his life after his car crashed on the Garden State Parkway.
Worker Assaulted at PA Wawa With Customers Likely Watching
You have to give employees on the overnight shift at Wawa credit for the abuse that can come with working those hours. This is an extreme case of abuse of a Wawa worker. Overnight Worker at PA Wawa Assualted in the Store. Lower Southampton, Bucks County Police say that the...
Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Route 206 in Montgomery Township, Local Resident Dies
Police are withholding the name pending next of kin of a 26-year-old Montgomery resident who died on Friday in a crash on Route 206, near Sunset Road. Montgomery Police responded to the crash site at 12:17 pm on December 1. Montgomery EMS Squad 47 and Robert Wood Johnson Somerset Medics responded to treat the motorcycle rider, a 26 year old resident of the township.
Weekly Safety Report: Tragic Accident, Intoxicated Driver, and Shoplifting Hit West Windsor Township
This week in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, there were three notable incidents. A tragic accident occurred when a 12-year-old girl and her dog were fatally struck by an SUV while crossing a street. In another incident, Good Samaritans stopped an alleged intoxicated driver and handed him over to the police. Lastly, a man was charged with driving while intoxicated after rear-ending another car at a traffic light, and a woman was charged with shoplifting from Home Depot.
Another Young Person Killed in The Heart of New Brunswick
A teenager is dead and two others injured after a shooting outside the La Famosa Bar on Remsen Avenue during the evening of November 30.
NJ Road Rage Driver Who Killed Levittown Dad At McDonald's Learns Sentence
Daniel S. Dietrich, 45, of Palmyra, was sentenced to 12 to 24 years for the Feb. 5 death of Jason Smith, prosecutors said. Authorities have claimed Dietrich and Smith were involved in a "driving incident" about a mile before they both arrived at the 7700 Bristol Pike McDonald's. When Smith...
These People Were Arrested By Galloway Twp., NJ, Police Around Thanksgiving
If you want to know what an average week is like for a police department in a middle-sized community in the Garden State, here is a good snapshot. At just over 114 square miles in size (land and water), Galloway Township is the largest municipality in New Jersey and it's home to nearly 38,000 people.
NJ postal worker admits stealing $170K in cash from mail
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP — A former letter carrier from New Jersey has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from stores at a shopping center along his route. Joseph Fenuto, 51, of Blackwood pleaded guilty to mail theft in federal court on Friday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Fenuto...
Multiple patients say NJ urgent care doctor was a perv, cops say
PERTH AMBOY — A doctor is accused of forcing a female patient to have sex with him against her will and groping another patient. Dr. Gurvindra Johal, 55, is charged with four counts of criminal sexual contact and one count of sexual assault, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. The urgent care doctor from Colonia was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 25.
3 Charged In Fentanyl Overdose Death On Jersey Shore
Michael Wormann, 38 of Toms River, Ryan Thompson, 35, of Trenton, and Tina Martinez, 61, also of Trenton, were charged with strict liability drug-induced death in connection with the fatal overdose of a 55-year-old man in Berkeley Township, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. On Sept. 29, 2023,...
Weekly Safety Report: Skateboarder Fatally Struck and Man Convicted of Killing Girlfriend in Levittown, Pennsylvania
Two incidents occurred in Levittown, Pennsylvania this week. In the first incident, a 28-year-old skateboarder named Joel Steven Moreau was fatally struck by a vehicle while riding near Haines Road in Bristol Township. The death has been ruled accidental, and no arrests have been made. In the second incident, a New Jersey man named Aaron Adams was convicted of killing his girlfriend with a pellet gun in his home more than three years ago. Adams, a previously convicted felon, now faces up to life in prison.
Weekly Safety Report: Murder Conviction and Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Ewing Township, New Jersey
Two incidents occurred in Ewing Township, New Jersey this week. The first incident involved a man being found guilty of murdering his girlfriend in June 2020. The second incident was a fatal motorcycle crash on Parkway Avenue.
Man Accused Of Killing Grandparents, Uncle Must Remain In Middlesex County Jail: Prosecutor
A judge ruled that Om Brahmbhatt should not be released from jail on Friday, Dec. 1, according to the county prosecutor's office. Dilipkumar and Bindu Brahmbhatt were shot and killed by their grandson, Om Brahmbhatt, who also killed his 38-year-old uncle, Yashkumar Brahmbhatt, on Monday, Nov. 27 in South Plainfield, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.
Batch Of Bogus Bills Seized, Couple Busted In Rochelle Park Stop
Officer Chris Kiszka pulled over the Hyundai Genesis on dead-ended Lexington Avenue off Cliff Street after the driver committed multiple traffic violations shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Capt. James M. DePreta said. Empty prescription bottles and other paraphernalia were in plain view, the captain said. The driver, Wade...