Firefighters Douse Fierce Fair Lawn House Blaze Firefighters Douse Fierce Fair Lawn House Blaze
Firefighters Douse Fierce Fair Lawn House Blaze No one was home, although two pets perished, neighbors said following a fierce fire that essentially destroyed a Fair Lawn home. The two-alarm blaze ignited at the front of the nearly century-old wood-frame house on 5th Street off Morlot Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. It was going intensely, with power lines falling, when firefighters arrived. At the scene of the Saturday, Feb. 24 fire at 6-09 5th Street off Morlot Avenue in Fair Lawn. Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE They had water issues at one point but still got the blaze knocked down within an hour. No …
Fairfax County Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Virginia Hotel, Police Say Fairfax County Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Virginia Hotel, Police Say
Fairfax County Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Virginia Hotel, Police Say The Manassas man wanted for stealing an ambulance in Fairfax County has been tracked down and taken into custody, police say. Rickey Lowe was a passenger in a stolen Toyota Corolla on Valentine's Day that was driven by 29-year-old Xxaevius Romoance Marlow, who crashed in the area of Route 50 and I-66, sending five people to the hospital. Police say that officers saw the Corolla leaving a mall parking lot headed eastbound on Route 50, and when the driver spotted the officers, Marlow sped away, changing direction, heading toward the westbound I-66 ramp. Marlow lost control, entered an e…
Driver Suffers Serious Injuries In Loudoun County Crash With Transit Bus, Sheriff Says Driver Suffers Serious Injuries In Loudoun County Crash With Transit Bus, Sheriff Says
Driver Suffers Serious Injuries In Loudoun County Crash With Transit Bus, Sheriff Says One person suffered serious injuries after being involved in a crash with a transit bus in Loudoun County, according to the sheriff's office. Late in the afternoon on Thursday morning, deputies were called to the area of Pacific Boulevard and Relocation Drive to investigate a reported crash involving the bus and a 2006 Honda Accord.  According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the driver of the Honda suffered what were described as "serious injuries" and the bus driver was evaluated for minor injuries and later released. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the cra…
Man Arrested After Woman Found Dead In Northeast DC Hotel Room, Police Say Man Arrested After Woman Found Dead In Northeast DC Hotel Room, Police Say
Man Arrested After Woman Found Dead In Northeast DC Hotel Room, Police Say A 59-year-old man has been arrested in DC after a woman's body was found in an area hotel room, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. William Barrett has been arrested and charged with the murder of Romaine Maddox, 36, who was found dead inside the Ivy City Hotel on Friday morning, officials say. Both Barrett and Maddox are from Northeast DC. It is believed that the two knew each other. Officers from the department were called at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 23 to a hotel in the 1600 block of New York Avenue NE, to investigate reports of an unconscious person. It is the sam…
Man Shot By Officers ID'd By Pennsylvania State Police Man Shot By Officers ID'd By Pennsylvania State Police
Man Shot By Officers ID'd By Pennsylvania State Police A 34-year-old man has been identified after being fatally shot by an officer, the Pennsylvania State Police announced on Saturday. Payden Sells was shooting at the police when they returned fire killing him on Feb. 23, Trooper James Grothey detailed in a release. PSP York Troopers were called to assist area police with "domestic incident" in the 600 block of Colonial Avenue in Spring Garden Township at approximately 11:17 p.m., Grothey explained. Troopers soon learned that the caller to 911 had "reported that there was an actor on scene with multiple firearms, attempting to gain …
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In White Plains: Police 21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In White Plains: Police
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In White Plains: Police A 21-year-old man faces charges after stealing a vehicle from a parking garage in Westchester, police announced. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 19 after stealing a vehicle from a parking garage in White Plains at 44 South Broadway, White Plains Public Safety announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The suspect also damaged the garage's automatic gate in the process, police said. The man was charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief, according to authorities.  More details about the incident were not released. 
DWI: Woman Driving With 1-Year-Old Crashes Into Pole In Oceanside, Police Say DWI: Woman Driving With 1-Year-Old Crashes Into Pole In Oceanside, Police Say
DWI: Woman Driving With 1-Year-Old Crashes Into Pole In Oceanside, Police Say A woman has been arrested after she allegedly drove drunk on Long Island with her child, running into a traffic pole and later refusing to allow the child to be assessed by medics, police said. The incident occurred in Oceanside on Wednesday, Feb. 21, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 2:25 a.m. that morning, 34-year-old Freeport resident Stephanie Almonte was said to have been driving her Toyota Camry while drunk, with a 1-year-old boy. She was heading east on Brower Avenue when, near the intersection of Chance Drive, Almonte crashed into a pole. When police and para…
Plattekill Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say Plattekill Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say
Plattekill Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say A man with 27 prior arrests who is on parole has been busted again for allegedly robbing a Hudson Valley gas station. Ulster County resident Michael J. Brooks, age 62, of Plattekill, was charged on Friday, Feb. 23 in the town of Lloyd. According to Lloyd Police Chief James Janso, Brooks robbed the Mobil gas station on Grand Street in Highland of $2,800 on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Brooks was charged with: Robbery Grand larceny Criminal possession of stolen property  He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.  Lloyd Police were assisted by the Town of Newburgh Polic…
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave A patrol officer has been placed on leave and stripped of his police powers after being charged with stalking and harassment in Fairfield County. Norwalk PD Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23 on a warrant by the Bridgeport Police Department, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said the charges against Delgado are related to a family violence incident. Delgado was placed on administrative leave. His duty firearm was seized, and his police powers were suspended. An Internal Affairs will be initiated, Podgorski said.  If you or someone yo…
Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck
Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck A 22-year-old Connecticut man was allegedly nabbed with a loaded ghost gun after being stopped for speeding.  New Haven resident Juan Garcia, was charged around 2:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 on South Main Street in Naugatuck. During the stop, Naugatuck Police Officers said Garcia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was charged with DUI after failing sobriety tests, police said. Police recovered a firearm with no serial number on it, which appeared consistent with being illegally manufactured, officers said. The firearm was loaded with a high-capacity magazin…
Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Mineola Church Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Mineola Church
Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Mineola Church Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man who was caught stealing from a church on Long Island. The burglary happened on Thursday, Feb. 22 in Mineola. According to Nassau County Police, the man walked into Corpus Christi Church, located at 155 Garfield Avenue. Once inside, he broke into four donation boxes and grabbed an unknown amount of currency before running off. The burglar is described as a Black man who is approximately 35 years old. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, a tan beanie or ski cap, gray sneakers, and a surgica…
Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob Tolland Gas Station: Suspect At Large Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob Tolland Gas Station: Suspect At Large
Man Uses 'Implied Weapon' To Rob Tolland Gas Station: Suspect At Large Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Connecticut gas station of cash and food.  The robbery happened in Tolland County on Thursday, Feb. 22 just before 8:30 p.m., when a man walked into the Citgo gas station at 205 Merrow Rd. (Route 195) in Tolland and confronted the cashier with an "implied weapon" according to Connecticut State Police. The man demanded that the cashier open the drawer and withdraw money. He then grabbed the cash and several food items before leaving the store and fleeing in a black four-door sedan believed to be a Honda Accord. This car sped south on Route …
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Spring Valley Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Spring Valley
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Spring Valley A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly killing his wife during a domestic dispute. Rockland County resident Warle Fernandez-Arias, age 37, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, Feb. 23 in Spring Valley after his wife, Carolyn Canela, age 36, was found dead. According to Spring Valley Police, Canela, who moved to the US from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, was found when officers responded to a welfare check at 149 Sneden Place West at their Hillcrest Point apartment. Once inside the apartment, officers found the body of Canela, who was pronoun…
Man Steals Snickers Bar In Yorktown, Police Say Man Steals Snickers Bar In Yorktown, Police Say
Man Steals Snickers Bar In Yorktown, Police Say As proof that the law applies to even the smallest crimes, a 55-year-old man was nabbed after pocketing a Snickers candy bar without paying for it at a Northern Westchester store, police said. The arrest followed an incident on Thursday, Feb. 8 at around 10:30 a.m., when an employee at the COCO Farms store at 3700 Barger St. in Yorktown reported a larceny to the town's police department.  According to Yorktown Police, an officer arrived at the store and met with the employee. After an investigation, it was determined that 55-year-old Bronx resident Roberto Rodriguez had put a Snickers …
'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Woodstock Assault 'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Woodstock Assault
'My Sexy Lil' 14-Year-Old': Man, 28, Nabbed For Alleged Woodstock Assault A Connecticut man was arrested after he allegedly posed as a 22-year-old to talk to an underage girl on Snapchat and assaulted her in person multiple times. On Thursday, February 22, Zachary Amarante, age 28, was arrested for the Windham County incident, which happened in Woodstock, Connecticut State Police said. Starting in August 2023, Amarante allegedly began talking to his then-13-year-old victim over the app Snapchat after meeting on a different site. She would turn 14 shortly after the two began communicating. Police said Amarante communicated with the girl under the name Mark Brig…
Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash
Passenger Killed, Driver Seriously Injured In Route 80 Crash A 38-year-old passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured in an overnight crash on Route 80, authorities confirmed. Richard Bahamonte of Hillside was pronounced dead at the scene of the eastbound crash near the Teaneck/Ridgefield Park border west of Exit 68 just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, NJ State Police said. The driver, Julio Brito, 40, of Hasbrouck Heights, lost control of the Honda, which careened off the road, slammed into a concrete barrier and ended up on its roof, they said. State Police and medics from Holy Name Medical Center tried to resuscitate both occupants. B…
Liberty Woman Charged With Making A Threat Of Mass Harm Against School Liberty Woman Charged With Making A Threat Of Mass Harm Against School
Liberty Woman Charged With Making A Threat Of Mass Harm Against School A woman from the region has been charged with allegedly making a threat of mass harm after she threatened to blow up a middle school. The incident occurred in Sullivan County around 5:20 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 in the village of Liberty. According to Chief Steven D'Agata of the Liberty Police Department, Chiffvon Steele, age 42, of Liberty, commented to staff at Liberty Middle School that she would  “blow this [expletive] place up." The threat was made to a staff member outside of the building during a heated conversation. Steele then left the scene. Liberty Police immediately respon…
Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Millwood Home Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Millwood Home
Fish Tank Fire Ignites In Millwood Home Thanks to quick action from a Northern Westchester homeowner, a fish tank fire was stopped from being worse than it could have been.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Feb. 20 around 5 a.m., when the Millwood Fire Department was alerted of a fish tank fire at a residence in the hamlet.  Arriving crews soon determined that the blaze had been sparked by an overheated power strip underneath the tank and that the homeowner had been alerted of the fire by their smoke alarm. They were then able to quickly put out the blaze before crews arrived, according to the department.  Crews …
Meriden Police Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Meriden Police Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping
Meriden Police Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police in Connecticut are investigating after receiving numerous calls of an alleged kidnapping of a girl that turned out to be an assault. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 on Golden Street in Meriden.  According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, after receiving the calls, officers responded to the area and found an unoccupied vehicle. Officers then went to the address of the car's owner and found a man who said he was involved in the altercation, McKay said. Detectives, who took over the investigation, learned there was video survei…
Human Remains Found Near Busy Rockville Centre Intersection Human Remains Found Near Busy Rockville Centre Intersection
Human Remains Found Near Busy Rockville Centre Intersection Police are investigating after human remains were found in broad daylight near a busy Long Island intersection. The incident happened Friday afternoon, Feb. 23 in Rockville Centre. The Rockville Centre Police Department received a 911 call for possible human remains in the wooded area southwest of Peninsula Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue.  Upon officers’ arrival, they noticed an abandoned encampment and discovered human skeletal remains beneath a collapsed tent.  The Nassau County Police Department Homicide Squad and the Medical Examiner responded to the scene.  The remains…
Burglars Hit Same Saddle Brook Residence Twice While Homeowner Is There, Police Say Burglars Hit Same Saddle Brook Residence Twice While Homeowner Is There, Police Say
Burglars Hit Same Saddle Brook Residence Twice While Homeowner Is There, Police Say A Saddle Brook resident was home when burglars entered not once but twice, apparently trying to find a vehicle key fob, authorities said. It was shortly before 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, when a dark-colored sedan dropped off two burglars in front of the victim's home at the south end of town, said Capt. John A. Zotollo, Jr., the officer in charge of the department. The pair removed a rear screen, climbed in and fled with several purses and a jacket, the captain said. All were later found discarded nearby after the thieves had apparently rummaged through them, he said. The duo doubled back an…
Steelton Mayor Declares State Of Emergency After Shooting At Cyrene Lodge Steelton Mayor Declares State Of Emergency After Shooting At Cyrene Lodge
Steelton Mayor Declares State Of Emergency After Shooting At Cyrene Lodge Following a shooting outside the Steelton Elks Lodge, the Mayor has ordered it to close "effective immediately," as stated in a release late on Friday night.  The shooting happened in the 100 block of Frank S. Brown Boulevard just after 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, according to the Steelton police. No injuries were reported but "multiple shell casings and projectiles" were found in the area, police said.  The area could be known to some readers as Adams Street, but it was renamed in 2017 in honor of the first Black mayor, police explained at the time. Mayor Brown was "also a member of the Steelton…
38-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed By Jeep Wrangler On Route 35 In Ocean Township 38-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed By Jeep Wrangler On Route 35 In Ocean Township
38-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed By Jeep Wrangler On Route 35 In Ocean Township A 38-year-old man was struck and killed on Route 35 in Monmouth County Thursday, Feb. 22, officials said. The unnamed man was walking on the southbound side of the roadway when he was struck by a 66-year-old woman in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler in the left lane near Valley Road in Ocean Township, just before 8:20 p.m., Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said. The pedestrian was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and was pronounced dead just before 9 p.m. The driver operating the Wrangler remained on scene. An investigation involving members of the Monmouth…
Cash, Jewelry Stolen In Northeast Philly Home Invasion, Police Say Cash, Jewelry Stolen In Northeast Philly Home Invasion, Police Say
Cash, Jewelry Stolen In Northeast Philly Home Invasion, Police Say Philadelphia police are investigating a home invasion in Tacony.  It began on the 6700 block of Ditman Street around 1 a.m., Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore told reporters at a press conference Friday, Feb. 23.  A 41-year-old man was on his way home when he was "accosted" by five suspects who forced him to drive to a second location, authorities said.  The man was forced to give up his house keys "and other information that he had," Vanore said.  The suspects then returned to the man's house where they assaulted a 52-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, according to …
Driver Injured After Car Crashes Into Tree, Bursts Into Flames On Route 80: NJSP Driver Injured After Car Crashes Into Tree, Bursts Into Flames On Route 80: NJSP
Driver Injured After Car Crashes Into Tree, Bursts Into Flames On Route 80: Njsp A driver was injured on Route 80 in Morris County after they crashed into a tree on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 22, authorities said. At 9:35 p.m., a driver lost control of his Chevy SUV while traveling on Route 80 westbound in Roxbury Township, Troy McNair of the New Jersey State Police said. The car ran off the roadway and collided with a tree, McNair said. As a result of the crash, the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames, McNair said. The driver sustained moderate injuries and was taken to an area hospital, McNair said. The crash remains under investigation, McNair said.
Newark Man Convicted Of Killing His Cousin: Prosecutor Newark Man Convicted Of Killing His Cousin: Prosecutor
Newark Man Convicted Of Killing His Cousin: Prosecutor A 30-year-old Newark man faces up to 20 years in prison after was found guilty on Thursday, Feb. 22 of fatally shooting his cousin in 2018, authorities said. In Sept. 2018, Assalaam Garnes shot Shakill Springer, a 24-year-old Newark resident outside his home following a verbal argument, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II  said. Garnes was later arrested with the weapon a few weeks later, Stephens said. Garnes was convicted of manslaughter and multiple weapons charges, Stephens said. Garnes will be sentenced in April, Stephens said.
WANTED: Man Knocks Out Customer At Sunoco In Manheim, Police Say WANTED: Man Knocks Out Customer At Sunoco In Manheim, Police Say
Wanted: Man Knocks Out Customer At Sunoco In Manheim, Police Say A New Year's Eve beatdown at a Sunoco left someone with "facial injuries and a concussion," Manheim Township police announced on Feb. 23.  The assault happened at the Sunoco located at 1136 Harrisburg Pike, Manheim Township, Lancaster just after midnight on Sunday, December 31, 2023, the police detailed in the release.  The man pictured punched the victim in the left side of the head, leading them to lose consciousness, the suspect then fled the scene, the police explained.  The police are asking the public for help identifying the man pictured.  Anyone with informatio…
Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two
Detectives Nab Driver From Hudson In Fort Lee Hit-Run Bus Stop Crash That Seriously Injured Two Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives charged a mechanic from Jersey City with a hit-and-run chain-reaction crash that seriously injured two people at a bus stop near the George Washington Bridge nearly a week ago. Oliver Garcia, 28, was driving 2007 BMW 550i that slammed into a Honda CRV, knocking it into the pedestrians at the Lemoine Avenue bus stop in front of the Wells Fargo Bank branch shortly before 7 p.m. last Saturday, Feb. 17, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The Honda driver remained at the scene, but Garcia sped off, the prosecutor said. The pedestrians were taken to…
Man Records 19-Year-Old Changing In Mineola: Police Man Records 19-Year-Old Changing In Mineola: Police
Man Records 19-Year-Old Changing In Mineola: Police An exterminator on Long Island was arrested after he allegedly sprayed his 19-year-old victim with chemicals, encouraged her to change clothes, and then recorded her doing so. It happened on Thursday, Feb. 22  just before 3 p.m. in Mineola, according to Nassau County Police. Walter Rivas, age 45, showed up at the apartment of a 19-year-old woman who had hired a technician from Joroba Pest Control to exterminate her apartment. While he was spraying the woman’s home, Rivas got chemicals on the victim’s clothes. He allegedly advised her that she would need to change her clothes quic…
Couple Fire Pistol Into Southbridge Neighbor's Bedroom: Police Couple Fire Pistol Into Southbridge Neighbor's Bedroom: Police
Couple Fire Pistol Into Southbridge Neighbor's Bedroom: Police Police say a couple fired a gun from a third-floor apartment in Worcester County into the unit below them, and threw the pistol out of the window to hide the evidence.  Azani Kelley, 19, and Johnathan L. Rogers, both of Soutbridge, were both charged with possession of a large-capacity firearm, possession of a large-capacity magazine, unlawful possession of ammunition, and obstruction of justice, Southbridge police said.  Police were called to an apartment block on Union Street on Monday, Feb. 19, after a bullet shot through the ceiling of a bedroom of a second-story apartment.&nbs…
Accused Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's New Brunswick Murder Accused Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's New Brunswick Murder
Accused Killer Walks Free After Decade In Prison For College Student's New Brunswick Murder Timothy Puskas is a free man. The one-time convicted killer was released on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from MIddlesex County Jail, after winning a second trial on a murder charge, according to his attorney, Joseph Mazraani. Puskas was convicted seven years ago in the slaying of 22-year-old college student William “Billy” McCaw in New Brunswick. He'd been incarcerated for 10 years. A Middlesex County jury deliberated five hours before returning the not guilty verdict in the six-week trial, which began on Jan. 9, Mazraani said. Puskas’ 2017 murder conviction was reversed by an appellate court …