Thursday, April 25, 2013
Plan to attack New York City collapsed after carjacked vehicle ran low on gas, police commissioner says.
The Boston Marathon bombers hatched a last-minute plot to detonate their remaining explosives in New York City's Times Square, but the scheme fell apart when they realized that their carjacked SUV was low on gas, city officials said Thursday. Although surviving terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, first told authorities that he and his brother, Tamerlan, planned to "party" in New York City after the Marathon bombings, more questioning revealed that the pair wanted to attack Manhattan last Thursday night, according to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. “We don’t know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists, had they arrived here from Boston, we’re just thankful we didn’t have to find out that answer," New York City Mayor Michael R. …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Essex Sheriff's Detective Fitzgerald Figliuolo will be recognized in May
Essex Sheriff’s Detective Fitzgerald Figliuolo, a Livingston resident, will be presented with a Valor Award from The 200 Club of Essex County on May 9 at a luncheon at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The 200 Club of Essex County was founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and is the oldest such organization of its kind. The 200 Club of Essex County has raised nearly $2 million to support the spouses of fallen officers and to fund scholarships for their children through membership dues and the annual luncheon. Figliuolo is recognized for services rendered during Sandy. During the weather emergency, county OEM dispatched a squad of officers and an array of emergency vehicles to the PSE&G …
Undercover operation, new fines considered to stop texting, talking and driving around state.
State law enforcement officials are cracking down on distracted drivers in the Garden State announcing a new undercover police operation focusing on drivers who talk and text behind the wheel, a broadcast report said. Authorities told CBS 2 Monday drivers need to be made aware of the dangers involved with the practice. “It appears they’re not getting the message,” Cpl. Dennis Kardos of the North Plainfield Police Department said in the broadcast.” Last year we lost 3,300 lives across the country.” Currently, New Jersey drivers face a $130 ticket for distracted driving, the report said, but under a new bill being considered in the state Legislature, those fines could increase to $200 to $400 for a first offense and $600 to $800 plus three …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
People can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Montclair Police Department headquarters on April 27.
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Tuesday, April 23
Montclair will host a proscription drug buyback this weekend. The Montclair Police Department will take part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Montclair Police Department headquarters, located at 647 Bloomfield Ave. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. The prescription drug buyback is for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. In the five previous drug buyback events, the DEA has worked in conjunction with state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners to remove more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications from circulation.
Tsarnaev sisters say they "don’t have any answers" after brothers suspected in Boston attacks.
Attorneys for the sisters of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers released a statement Tuesday saying their clients are "absolutely devastated" and were awaiting a thorough investigation. "Our heart goes out the victims of last week’s bombing. It saddens us to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act. As a family, we are absolutely devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow this has caused. We don’t have any answers but we look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more," said the statement, issued on behalf of Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev, who have lived in Fairview and West New York. "We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time," said the statement from attorneys Joseph Ginarte and …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Authorities took potential evidence from Ailina Tsarnaev of West New York at the same time her younger brother was being taken into custody in Watertown, Massachusetts.
FBI agents and local police spent several hours in a West New York apartment Friday night removing computers, cell phones and other belongings from the residence of Ailina Tsarnaev, the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, according to northjersey.com. A police presence in the form of one cruiser vehicle was stationed in front of the apartment building Saturday morning, the report said, and the officer on duty did not know how long the detail was scheduled to last. Officials told northjersey.com a 24-hour police presence would be placed outside the apartment. It was not known if Tsarnaev was still in the residence Saturday. Tsarnaev’s brothers, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 are suspected of planting the two…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
280 was closed on Thurs. morning around the Oranges and Livingston and remained congested into the afternoon
Route 280 was closed on Thursday morning and remained congested into the afternoon due to a motor vehicle collision in which six members of one family were injured. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Acting East Orange Police Chief Thomas Koundry announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the East Orange Police Department are investigating. A 46-year-old Irvington man is in critical condition at University Hospital in Newark. His 27-year-old wife and four children are also hospitalized. The children are ages seven, five, three and one year old. The three older children are boys. The youngest is a girl. Members of the family were traveling east in a Honda SUV on Freeway Drive in East Orange. At the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
More than 500 runners from New Jersey in annual race.
Families of the 562 New Jersey runners who participated in the Boston Marathon spent a tense Monday awaiting confirmation that their loved ones were not among the more than 100 people injured in two bomb blasts. There were no reports of injuries to any of the New Jersey contingent as of Monday night. Runners took to Facebook to tell loved ones they were safe after authorities shut down cell phone service as a precaution against remote detonation of bombs. An 8-year-old boy was among the three dead and more than 130 injured when two explosions rocked the finish line of the world's most prominent marathon. The two explosions came as runners crossed the finish at the 4:09 mark of the race. Christian Treitler, 51, of Woodcliff Lake, finished …
Additional officers, both in uniform and dressed in plain clothes, will patrol the transit system, according to spokesperson.
NJ Transit is in a "heightened state of alert" in response to several explosions reported at the Boston Marathon this afternoon, according to NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. “While there has been no specific threat made to our transit system at this time, NJ Transit police have deployed both uniformed and plain clothed officers to further patrol our system and keep our customers safe," Durso said in a press release. At least two people were killed and numerous people were injured in Boston this afternoon when there were two explosions within a mile of the Boston Marathon's finish line, according to Back Bay Patch. Another explosion was reported at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, however reports now indicate that that may have …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Georgios Spyropoulous appeared in Passaic County court Friday morning. He also reportedly threatened violence against waitresses at the diner, police reports show.
The manager of the Tick Tock Diner pleaded not guilty Friday to charges claiming he plotted to murder his uncle, the co-owner of the Clifton landmark restaurant, NJ.com reported. Georgios Spyropoulous, 45, of Clifton, appeared before Assignment Judge Donald Volkert on charges that he intended to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, Alexandros Sgourdos. He continues to be held on $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit murder and weapons charges. The manager planned to pay a hit man $20,000 to kidnap, torture, and kill his uncle for his personal monetary gain, authorities announced Wednesday. He wanted the would-be assassin to torture his uncle for the combination to a safe and then have his uncle’s body disappear so authorities would treat it…