Brandon Cox, 23, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township, has been charged with kidnapping, attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault; armed robbery; endangering the welfare of a child; and related charges in the alleged attack of the woman on Harper Avenue in Highland Park. Cox was arrested last week on an unrelated matter and later charged in the attack. At around 5:30 p.m.
A 37-year-old township man by the name of Jemel Cooper was charged with multiple drug-related offenses Friday following the execution of a search warrant at his Ridgeway Road home. Cooper was stopped on Friday evening by authorities for a motor vehicle violation on Route 70 near the Toms River border, after a two-month long investigation into his alleged drug distribution. The traffic
A police officer who killed a burglar was justified in using deadly force because the man who was shot struck the officer with a getaway car, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Tuesday. The officer, who authorities have refused to identify, fired 13 times at Miguel Reyes, 20. Reyes was one of a group of four men trying to break into
The driver of a tractor trailer that was involved in a truck accident on the northbound New Jersey Turnpike has died from his injuries, State Police said. The one-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 7 p.m. not far from Exit 13, in the truck lanes at mile post 98.4. The highway remained open but some lanes were closed for the ongoing investigation. Police declined to
A man was killed by an NJ Transit train early Thursday morning near the Woodbridge station. The man was struck by the train at 12:19 a.m. Thursday near the Woodbridge station off Main Street. He was trespassing on the tracks, NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith told Patch. There were no passengers on the train that hit him, which was moving from a
A man in Union Beach, NJ was arrested after exposing himself in front of a minor in Middletown. Albin F. Wicki, son of Union Beach Council President Albin Wicki, was charged Wednesday with endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of criminal sexual contact and two counts of lewdness after investigators determined he accosted at least two people two weeks ago.
Brooklyn comedian Toni Byrd was onstage at a nightclub in Bloomfield, NJ, when gunfire suddenly erupted outside during her set. Byrd claimed she heard about 20 shots fired outside Sports in the City Lounge on North 13th Street Friday minutes after she began her routine. The club’s windows were shattered and five people were shot. No one died in the shooting. Bloomfield Police are still