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Paterson Business Owners Team Up to Thwart Crime

March 8, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A new partnership between local business owners and local law enforcement will seek to thwart crime before it happens, Mayor Andre Sayegh and several of the coalition’s members said last week. 

The effort, announced outside of Sheefa Pharmacy on Main Street, includes over 50 local businesses, according to Khalid Bader, owner of Pharmacy Plus & Surgical Supplies, ...

AG Releases Footage After Philadelphia Man Dies While Running From Camden Police

CAMDEN, NJ — Body camera and street surveillance footage was released by the Attorney General's Office Friday nearly a month after a Philadelphia man, 26, died while fleeing from Camden police.

Rashad Muse, 26, died Feb. 6 after he was struck by multiple cars while running on I-676 in South Camden. He was first spotted at roughly 7:30 p.m. while speeding on Morton Street in a ...

Olean Invites Comments on Police Reform and Reinvention Plan

OLEAN, NY — The Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative has completed its plan of reviewing police policies and providing recommendations, Mayor William J. Aiello’s announced on Friday.

Some recommendations in the plan include an expanded role for social workers to collaborate with police, the inclusion of a second school resource officer for the city and a definition ...

Members of Bloomfield Police and Many Others Say Final Goodbye to Officer Christiano

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- During the viewing yesterday, hundreds of police officers were seen along Broad Street paying their respects to retired Bloomfield Police Officer, Benedetto “Benny” Christiano, who lost his battle to Covid on March 2, 2021 at the age of 53.

This morning, members of the Bloomfield Police Department along with many other agencies said their final ...

Paterson Police Department Mourns Sudden Loss of Captain John Phelan

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Police Department is in mourning following the sudden death of longtime  Captain John Phelan.

Phelan, 58, died Sunday morning after medical complications while at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson.

"Captain John Phelan left an indelible mark that will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of the department and community," ...

Have you seen this 12-year-old runaway? Natalee Perez was last seen at Freehold Raceway Mall.

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Law enforcement Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a 12-year-old girl who was last seen Friday evening at the Freehold Raceway Mall. According to officials, Natalee Perez is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and has brown hair and green eyes.

Authorities said Perez ran away from home. Anyone with ...

Sunday Morning Fire Displaces up to 15 in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Up to 15 residents in a multi-family home on the 500 block of Central Ave. were displaced due to a Sunday morning fire, according to Fire Director Kenneth Childress. The American Red Cross has responded with assistance.

According to Director Childress, the fire started on the lower level hallway and extended to the second floor and was extinguished by responding fire ...

Hillsborough: Stanchions Wedge Car After It Veers Off Route 206

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A driver heading north on Route 206 veered off the road, crossed over the southbound lane of the busy state highway and wedged itself between the stanchions of a sign at the K-Fuel gas station.

The air bags inside the vehicle deployed; the unidentified driver was taken to an area hospital. There were no other passengers. The condition of the driver was unknown, according to ...

Coral Springs Arson Incident: Family Still Wants To Know Why They Were Targeted

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Three weeks after a man attempted to burn down an elderly couple’s Coral Springs house, the family is still trying to figure out why they were targeted.

“They just want to know why,” the couple’s son, Marc Schechter, said Sunday.

Coral Springs police have not released any new information on the search for a man captured on a Ring camera ...

John Zimmerman Receives Mayoral Proclamation from Kenilworth Borough Council

KENILWORTH, NJ - At the Feb. 24 council meeting, Mayor Linda Karlovitch presented John Zimmerman a Mayoral Proclamation to recognize his 33 years of devoted service with the Kenilworth Police Department. 

Zimmerman began his career with the KPD on Feb. 1, 1990 where he took his oath as a patrol officer until his promotion to detective in 1994, serving in various ...


Police Chief Knepper Statement Following Marijuana Decriminalization

March 5, 2021

To the Residents and Parents of the Borough of Hawthorne,

On Monday February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed three laws decriminalizing marijuana and set out orders to have previous convictions and/or pending cases dismissed. This was expected as a majority of New Jersey residents voted to have marijuana legalized. What was not expected was for parents to be denied access to information ...