Police Chase Ends With Shooting In Bergen County

September 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Originally posted on CBS New York:

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Authorities are investigating a car chase that led to police opening fire in northern New Jersey.

The chase ended on Rutherford Avenue in Rutherford around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Prosecutor John Molinelli stated on his Twitter account the shooting may involve Lyndhurst police officers and a state trooper. A police source told CBS 2 it followed a report of a stolen vehicle.

One person was shot and has been taken to the hospital.

New Jersey Route 3 West to Ridge Road is closed while the investigation continues.

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Man Shot, Killed In Paterson Bar

September 16, 2014 Leave a comment

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PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A man was shot and killed Monday evening at a bar in Paterson, New Jersey.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., Paterson police responded to Moya Bar and Liquors at 442 10th Ave. in Paterson.

Police found Antoine Garris, 27, of Paterson on the floor.

Garris was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The investigation continued late Monday.

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Chatham Burglaries Leave Residents Worried

September 8, 2014 Leave a comment

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CHATHAM, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Some homeowners in Chatham, New Jersey, are feeling unnerved and on edge after a series of burglaries.

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, at least two of the break-ins happened while residents were home asleep.

“It scares me,” said Brigitte Koller, a burglary victim who lives on Center Avenue. “It scares the hell out of me.”

Koller’s home was buglarized Friday night or early Saturday morning.

“We don’t know it it happened during the time we were out for dinner or later when we were actually home,” she said.

Four of Koller’s purses were stolen from her bedroom. They were found the next morning in the bushes outside.

She, however, lost nothing.

“I have only one pursue which contains my wallet and everything, and that was somewhere else,” she said.

The same night, an intruder entered a house on Washington Avenue through an open window. A screen was cut…

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Police: Man Attempts To Lure Teenagers Into Car In Fort Lee

September 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Originally posted on CBS New York:

FORT LEE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Families in Fort Lee are on edge as police hunt for a man who tried to lure teenagers into his car.

The incident happened at the Palisades Parkway.

Police say a 16-year-old girl was running with friends when a man asked her and another girl to come ride with him.

The teens took off and called police.

Investigators are looking for a heavy-set, white man about 50 years old with blue eyes and gray hair.

Police believe he is driving a red Toyota Camry.

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2 Killed, 1 Hospitalized Following Separate Newark Shootings

September 6, 2014 Leave a comment

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two men were killed and another was hospitalized following separate shootings in Newark.

But authorities say it doesn’t appear that the incidents are connected.

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Essex County prosecutors say the first shooting occurred around 10:15 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of Riverside Avenue.

Police officers responding to reports of shots fired found 18-year-old city resident Tyquil Whitehead wounded in the street. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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The second shooting occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Elizabeth Avenue, when two men were shot outside a restaurant. Thirty-three-year-old Napolean Williams of Newark was pronounced dead at the scene, while…

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Open Carry New Jersey

September 2, 2014 Leave a comment

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What happens if you open carry in New Jersey?

According to NJ.com:

A Plainfield man walking down a North Plainfield street carrying an AR-15 rifle has been charged with multiple weapons offenses, while a second unidentified individual seen carrying a long firearm remains missing, authorities said.  All information is according to a statement from Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano and North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti.

At about 1:04 a.m. Wednesday, Cheo Amilcar Billups, 21, of Plainfield, was seen walking down the middle of Watchung Avenue with a second, unidentified individual by North Plainfield Police officer Jesus Medina.

Medina left his patrol vehicle and approached the pair who ran and hid behind a trash container. The individuals then fled the area on foot.

While Medina was pursuing the individual later identified as Billups, Billups discarded an AR-15 onto the street.  As the foot pursuit continued the two individuals split up…

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Bergen County Officials At Odds Over Military Surplus Vehicles For Police

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The plan for Bergen County, New Jersey to obtain two military-style vehicles has been put on hold, with two emotional sides taking stands on the controversial issue.

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino would like to have the two mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicles.

“We’re up against bad guys that have weapons that they should not have,” Saudino said.

Opposing the acquisition is County Executive Kathleen Donovan.

“These 50,000-pound, tank-like armored vehicles have no place on our streets and in our towns,” Donovan said.

Donovan requested a one-year moratorium on acquiring such hardware, after the Board of Freeholders approved a resolution for them. Both the U.S. and New Jersey state attorneys general have been looking to slow down the surplus distribution of heavy gear used Afghanistan and Iraq.

The sheriff has also agreed to a delay while the issue is reviewed.


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