Police: Crash on interstate highway leaves 2 people dead
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police say two people were killed in a crash on an interstate highway in New Jersey over the weekend.
New Jersey State Police troopers say the crash took place around...
Bus flips on side on NJ highway, 18 hurt, none seriously
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — State police say a bus has flipped onto its side on the New Jersey Turnpike amid icy conditions and 18 people were injured, none seriously.
New Jersey State Police Lt. Ted Schafer says all passengers were removed from the bus after the crash around 4 p.m. Tuesday near Woodbridge. It's not clear how many people were on board.
He says the accident involved an Alliance Transport bus based out of New Brunswick reported on northbound side of the highway.
Man killed in highway crash
MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man who was struck along a New Jersey highway has died.
New Jersey State Police say 53-year-old Marc DiRaimo was hit by another car after pulling over to the side of Route 80 Saturday afternoon.
State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn says DiRaimo had parked his truck behind an unoccupied vehicle that was disabled by an earlier crash when he was struck by another pickup truck.
4 killed when car, tanker collide on New Jersey highway
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say four people are dead after a crash involving a car and a tanker truck on the Garden State Parkway.
The accident was reported around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes near mile marker 81.5 in Toms River.
State police say the car driven by 21-year-old Kevin Quispe-Prieto, of Beachwood, slammed into the back of the tanker .
NJ Police: 4 dead in Garden State Parkway crash
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police report 4 dead in vehicle crash on Garden State Parkway.
New Jersey trooper hit by car while investigating crash
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State Trooper was struck by a car as he was investigating an earlier crash, and a spokesman says his injuries are non-life threatening.
NJ.com reports the trooper, whose name was not released, was "awake, alert and talking" after the ordeal along the on the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County Friday afternoon.
Gambling panel picks interim head amid Wynn investigation
BOSTON (AP) — A former deputy superintendent of the New Jersey State Police has taken over as interim head of the Massachusetts' casino regulatory agency following the abrupt resignation of its longtime chairman.
Death of ship worker killed by falling planks was accident
PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say the death of a ship worker killed when two steel planks fell on him has been ruled an accident.
Basim Gilliard was hit around 9:15 a.m. Sunday while he was unloading cargo from the hold of the Virtuous Striker, which was docked in the Delaware River at Port of Paulsboro. The 26-year-old Pennsauken man was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police issue bulletin for stolen M&M character statues
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police are attempting to find two statues of M&M candy characters stolen from a children's concert over the weekend.
Police have issued an all-points bulletin for the 3-foot-tall statues, which were stolen during a children's concert in Holmdel on either Sunday or Monday. The statues were reported missing Monday from the PNC Bank Arts Center where the concert took place.
Police: 73-year-old woman killed in turnpike crash
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say a 73-year-old woman died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.
Nilda Ortiz, of Roselle, was killed Sunday morning along a stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike near Linden. Police say Ortiz was driving southbound on the turnpike when she stopped and was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer waited at the scene and was struck when an SUV hit Ortiz's car.
Police: Tractor-trailer collided with construction vehicle
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say a tractor trailer collided with a construction vehicle.
WPVI-TV reports the crash happened around 10 p.m. Thursday on Route 295 in Cherry Hill. Police aren't sure how the two vehicles collided.
Trooper on vacation saves swimmer caught in riptide
WEST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say a trooper who was vacationing off North Carolina's Outer Banks saved a woman who got caught in a riptide.
NJ.com reports Trooper Craig Kempinski was enjoying the beach in Hatteras Saturday when his wife noticed a swimmer in distress. Kempinski quickly grabbed a boogie board and paddled out about 200 yards to the woman.
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — Police have identified the remains of a woman who was found burned and dismembered in New Jersey.
New Jersey State Police said Thursday the remains found in Lawrence Township are those of 32-year-old Tonya Cook, of Vineland.
State police say a passerby found the remains Monday in a field.
SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say boaters are being warned about what is believed to be a humpback whale entangled in material in the water off New Jersey.
The Coast Guard says the whale was reported Saturday near Raritan Bay. A Coast Guard rescue boat and a New Jersey state police vessel were sent to enforce a safety zone.
State police reported at 2:30 p.m. Saturday that the whale had submerged and had not been relocated after 30 minutes of searching.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Air Force captain from New Jersey has been sentenced by a Delaware judge to five years in prison for sexual solicitation of a child.
Thirty-four-year-old Donald Beckwith of Browns Mills, New Jersey, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in February to one count of solicitation.
New Jersey State Police arrested Beckwith last August after Delaware authorities became aware of a minor talking to an adult male over the internet.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a drunken concert attendee stole an emergency services vehicle and crashed into a taxi.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state police trooper accused of repeatedly pulling over women to ask them out on dates has agreed to forfeit his job as part of a plea deal to resolve the allegations.
Prosecutors say also as part of the deal Eric Richardson pleaded guilty Monday to illegally using an FBI database to obtain information about a motorist. They say a friend of Richardson's asked him to do an inquiry on a woman the friend employed to see if she had any warrants or drug activity.
KINGWOOD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A routine traffic stop reunited a New Jersey state trooper with the now-retired police officer who helped his mother deliver him as an infant.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Chris Herndon says his arrest last weekend for driving while intoxicated does not reflect the person he is.
The New York Jets rookie tight end declined comment after practice Tuesday on details of the incident in which New Jersey State Police say Herndon crashed into another car on a New Jersey highway early last Saturday morning.
MORISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for a New Jersey state police trooper killed in an off-duty crash in Pennsylvania.
Brian McNally was headed home from weekend duty with the Marine Corps reserve when the crash occurred May 20 on Interstate 78 in Greenwich. Authorities say that as he approached slowing traffic near a construction zone, McNally moved from the left lane into the right before rear-ending a tractor-trailer.
GREENWICH, Pa. (AP) — An off-duty New Jersey state police trooper has been killed in a crash in Pennsylvania.
Authorities say 30-year-old Brian McNally, of Bedminster, was alone in a vehicle that was eastbound on Interstate 78 in Greenwich when the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State Police trooper accused of repeatedly pulling over women to ask them out on dates has been indicted.
The state attorney general's office announced Thursday that 32-year-old Eric Richardson faces charges including official misconduct, criminal coercion and tampering with records.
Police: Body recovered from Cape May County marina
UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say they recovered a man's body from a marina over the weekend.
NJ.com reports the body was discovered Saturday afternoon at the All Seasons Marina in Upper Township. The man has not been identified.
The investigation is ongoing and additional information is not immediately available.
Police: Pedestrian struck and killed on highway
EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle overnight.
WPVI-TV reports the crash happened around 9 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 295 in East Greenwich Township. Police believe the victim was walking or riding a bike when they were hit.
Authorities have not identified the victim. Police say the driver involved in the crash stopped.
State police: 11 charged in cargo theft trafficking ring
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say they've dismantled a cargo theft trafficking ring and recovered more than $1 million worth of merchandise.
The 11 arrests announced Wednesday culminate a five-month investigation that started when detectives began probing the theft of a tractor-trailer that contained $104,000 worth of meat. That ultimately led them to the organized theft ring.
GLOUCESTER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say an off-duty rookie trooper helped save a crash victim's life by using a tourniquet fashioned out of a T-shirt and part of a tree branch.
Officials say Kenneth Minnes came upon a serious crash Monday on the Atlantic City Expressway in Gloucester Township. He helped other drivers move the seriously injured victims away from their smoking vehicle before it caught fire.
Minnes then tied his makeshift tourniquet around a victim's heavily bleeding arm.
New tech helps police in fight against child porn
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — "Operation Safety Net," the results of which were announced in December, netted 79 people suspected of exploiting children.
Most were accused of owning and sharing child pornography, or material that shows children being sexually abused. Ten people actively used the internet to actively solicit children for sexual activity, authorities said.
State police: Wrong-way driver killed in Parkway crash
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say a woman driving the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway was killed when her car collided with another vehicle.
The crash occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday.
State police say 23-year-old Shannon Whooley, of Woodbridge, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when the collision occurred near milepost 128.7 in Woodbridge. She was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
Off-duty state trooper helps save choking infant
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say an off-duty New Jersey State Trooper helped saved the life of a choking two-week-old infant.
Trooper Robert Meyer was asleep at his Piscataway home Saturday after working an overnight shift when the grandmother of the baby girl rushed over, seeking help for the baby who had turned blue and was struggling to breathe. State police say Meyer did not stop to put on shoes before rushing over to his neighbor's house.
New Jersey state police SUV stolen; weapons, uniforms taken
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State police in New Jersey say two weapons and New Jersey state police uniforms were taken from an unmarked troop car stolen over the weekend, and they may have been used in a robbery.
Police said in a statement Sunday that the white Chevrolet Tahoe was stolen Saturday night or early Sunday in the North Brunswick area.
New Jersey’s new State Police superintendent takes office
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The new head of the New Jersey State Police has been sworn in to office.
Lt. Col. Patrick Callahan took the oath Tuesday. He succeeds Col. Rick Fuentes, who will formally retire Wednesday after leading the department since being appointed superintendent by Democratic Gov. Jim McGreevey in 2003.
Cops urge parents to check sex offender site for Halloween
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police are urging parents to check a sex offender registry before their children go out trick-or-treating.
There are approximately 3,800 registered sex offenders in New Jersey and a website allows parents to pinpoint where they live.
The site can be accessed at www.njsp.org/sex-offender-registry/index.shtml .
Judge: State police must turn over pay stubs, overtime data
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has told the New Jersey state police they must hand over employee pay stubs and overtime data to an open records advocate who sued for them.
State Police officials maintain that disclosing how much troopers make in overtime would pose a security threat because the top overtime earners often work in sensitive areas.
Missing freshman college student found dead near campus
WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say a community college student who has been missing for more than a month has been found dead near the college's campus.
State officials say 18-year-old Nick Pratico was last seen on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Township campus on Sept. 20. New Jersey State Police and Hamilton Township police say they found his body Monday morning across the road from the campus.
State police: Man sexually assaulted 2 kids in home invasion
WANTAGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say a New York man sexually assaulted two children during a recent home invasion.
Craig Lassiter allegedly entered the Wantage Township home Sept. 18 and entered a bedroom shared by the children. Authorities say the 33-year-old Middletown man made violent threats and told the children he had a gun.
Police: Dog on highway didn’t want to leave dead dog’s side
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say they had to coax a German shepherd on a busy interstate to leave a dead pit bull that it was found lying next to.
New Jersey state police said that troopers responded Thursday morning to a report of two dogs on the shoulder of Interstate 280 in Newark.
New Jersey State Police used an encounter between a stray cow and a couple of troopers to let out-of-staters know N.J. isn’t called the Garden State for nothing.
Police union leader describes ‘chaotic’ hotel shooting scene
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of New Jersey's state police union was heading back to his room at a Las Vegas hotel when a gunman staying three floors above him opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers there, killing at least 58 people.
Patrick Colligan was at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for a seminar. He had just finished dinner Sunday night when he saw a security guard and a police officer run by. More armed officers soon arrived on the scene.
4 indicted after record seizure of fentanyl in New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four men have been indicted following what police say was a record seizure of fentanyl in New Jersey.
Officials say the nearly 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of the synthetic opioid that was seized by the New Jersey State Police in North Bergen and Willingboro in June could have yielded over 18 million doses.
The previous record was 14 kilograms of fentanyl seized in Camden in March.
Newark sending police, firefighters to Puerto Rico
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city is sending police, firefighters and emergency management personnel to Puerto Rico to help with Hurricane Maria relief efforts.
Newark's Public Safety Department says it will deploy emergency personnel in three teams and coordinate efforts with the New Jersey State Police.
Maria devastated the U.S territory of 3.4 million last week, wrecking the electricity grid and destroying homes and businesses. It is blamed for 16 deaths on the island.
Police: Driver killed after colliding with sign, overturning
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say a motorist is dead following a crash on the Garden State Parkway.
The crash occurred Tuesday afternoon near Toms River and no other vehicles were involved. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/2hwPgvs ) 40-year-old Julio Ayers, of Lacey Township, collided with a metal sign and two trees before his car overturned into a grassy median.
Boat slams into rocks injuring 5 people, 2 critically
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A boat has slammed into some rocks in a major shipping channel that connects New Jersey and Staten Island, New York, injuring five people, two of them critically.
New Jersey State Police say the boat crashed into the rocks Sunday evening in the Arthur Kill channel near Woodbridge, New Jersey.
State police say eight people were aboard the boat at the time of the crash, but only five of them suffered injuries. Two of the injured remain hospitalized in critical condition.
Pennsylvania man struck, seriously hurt by SUV in New Jersey
FOLSOM, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say a Pennsylvania man walking in the middle of a major highway was struck and seriously injured by an SUV.
The accident occurred around 12:35 a.m. Sunday on a stretch of Route 322 in Folsom, near where the roadway intersects with Route 54.
Benjamin Star, a 36-year-old Doylestown resident, suffered undisclosed injuries that were considered life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital, but further details on his injuries were not released.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say they were helped making an arrest because a theft suspect referred to himself in the third person.
Authorities say 36-year-old Jeffrey Emanuel stole a truck from a construction site near the Garden State Parkway ramp in Toms River on July 18. It was found the next day.
Troopers found surveillance tape in which the suspect was heard referring to "Jeff."
TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police are searching for a man they say stole a truck parked at a construction site.
The Press of Atlantic City reports (http://bit.ly/2uI1tlu ) surveillance video shows the man entering the truck parked at a Toms River construction site around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the suspect drove the truck to the Municipal Authorities building where he abandoned it.
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man fleeing security guards at a shopping outlet was fatally hit by a car when he ran onto a state highway.
New Jersey State Police said in a statement that 25-year-old Donte Bryson, of Sicklerville, was fatally struck by a Chevrolet Blazer on Friday on Route 42 in Gloucester Township.
Police say Bryson was running from security guards from the Gloucester Premium Outlets when he ran into the southbound lanes and was hit by the SUV.
WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say one person is dead after a passenger car drifted into the shoulder of an interstate and struck a tow truck.
Trooper Lawrence Peele said on Saturday that the driver of 2007 Chevrolet Impala died and three passengers were injured on Friday after the vehicle struck a flat-bed tow truck on westbound Interstate 280 in West Orange.
Pickup going wrong way hits dump truck, 1 dead
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say the driver of a pickup died after he drove the wrong way and slammed head-on into a dump truck.
The crash occurred early Thursday in the northbound lanes of Route 55 in Franklin Township in Gloucester County.
State police say the pickup was headed south in the northbound lanes when it hit the dump truck, which was loaded with sand. Both vehicles caught fire.
Passenger taped hanging out window on expressway
EAR HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police are trying to find the person who was videotaped hanging out a window as a vehicle drove at least 80 mph down the Atlantic City Expressway.
A motorist told WPVI-TV (http://6abc.cm/2tqontT ) he was driving on the expressway on Tuesday when he spotted what appeared to be a young man with his legs over the door and arm gripping the luggage rack outside a black Lexus.