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Suspect in Auburn Street Shooting Found in Florida, Currently Detained in Passaic County Jail

May 8, 2017

On Friday, 1/6/2017, at approximately 12:15 P.M., Paterson Police patrol units were dispatched to 87 Auburn Street on a report of a shooting.

On Arrival, officers located a male victim in a first floor apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment.  As a result of an ...

Nutley Transportation Service Owner Charged with Falsifying or Tampering Insurance Records

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Rickie Sullivan, age 61, of Nutley, New Jersey.

Mr. Sullivan was arrested without incident on May 2, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m., in East Rutherford, New Jersey, by members the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Insurance Fraud Unit. Mr. Sullivan was charged on the same date by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s ...

Police and School District Ramp Up Security For Report Card Night; Guardian Angels Will Be At School 6

PATERSON, N.J. - With violence in the city reaching new heights over the past few weeks the Paterson School District, Police, and Teachers Union is stepping up security for an incident free report card night Thursday.

In the email to The Patersonian suspended Union President, John McEntee Jr., confirmed that the Guardian Angels will be present today in and around School No.

Passaic County Saves 50th Drug User in 2017 After Saving Nine in Paterson Just Last Week

PATERSON, N.J. - The Passaic County Prosecutors office has announced through a series of media releases this week that nine people in total in Paterson were revived last week, bringing the total to 50, using the controversial anti-opiate drug "Naxolone".

Naxolone is an anti-opiate drug that is administered through the nostrils of an unresponsive victim that may be experiencing an ...

Police Find Paterson Woman Shot in Leg on 12th Avenue After 'ShotSpotter' Detection System Reported Shots Fired

PATERSON, N.J. - On Saturday at approximately 3:00 a.m., Paterson Police patrol units were dispatched to the area of 12 Avenue and East 23 Street, on a reported “shots fired” activation from the city’s ShotSpotter gunfire detection system. 

On arrival, officers located a female victim with a gunshot wound to the leg.  The victim was immediately ...

Passaic County Prosecutors Office Confirms Shooting Death of 29 Year Old Paterson Man

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale and Paterson Police Deputy Chief Troy Oswald announce the shooting death of Vishon Randolph, age 29 years old, of Paterson, New Jersey, in the area of Straight Street and Montgomery Street, in the early morning hours of April 22, 2017.

Preliminary investigation reveals that Randolph was shot multiple times ...

PC Board of Social Services Employee Charged with Unauthorized Use of Food Stamp Funds

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Carol Austin, age 61, of Paterson, New Jersey.

Carol Austin was arrested without incident on April 21, 2017. The arrest was made by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office with the assistance of the North East Regional Office of the Inspector General for the United States Department of Agriculture. Ms. Austin was charged ...

Paterson Mayor Torres Facing 5 Years Under Plea Deal Offer

PATERSON, N.J. - Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres is facing a five year sentence, would be forced to resign, and plead guilty to second degree conspiracy charges under a plea deal offered by the Deputy Attorney General Peter Baker.

The three indicted Public Works Department employees Joseph Mania, Timothy Hanlon, and Imad Mowaswes would plead guilty to third-degree ...

Paterson Police Release Footage of Suspect in Armed Robbery of Kentucky Avenue Tire Shop

PATERSON, N.J. - The Paterson Police is asking for assistance from the public in identifying the suspect of an armed robbery at "Full Circle Used Tires" on Kentucky Avenue.

On February 1 the suspect entered Full Circle Used Tires and forced two employees to the ground as he proceeded to rob the business and the individuals. 

The Paterson Police Department Detective ...

Activists and Residents Still Surprised by the Failed Vote of No Confidence Against Mayor Torres

PATERSON, N.J. -  Nearly a month removed from charges being first announced against Mayor Torres, Paterson activists and residents are still surprised at the failed vote of no confidence against Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres last week.

The week prior council president William McKoy continued calls for a no confidence vote on Torres, while residents who attended called for ...

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