2020 News Releases

October 26, 2020

State Police Charge Four in Fatal Double Shooting at the Meadowlands Racetrack

East Rutherford, N.J. - Colonel Patrick J. Callahan and Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced today that the New Jersey State Police have arrested Tariq Gathers, 24, Victor Geslicki, 19, Nyshun Morris, 19, and a 16-year-old male, all of Jersey City, N.J. for the fatal shooting of two men yesterday in the parking lot of the Meadowlands Racetrack. Read more...

October 23, 2020

State Police Arrest Three Men in Connection to Multiple Stolen Vehicles Across New Jersey and New York

East Orange, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Jawaun Whitted, 18, Nahji Mayes, 23, both of Newark, N.J., and Darren Troupe Jr., 29, of East Orange, N.J., after troopers linked them to several car thefts and burglaries throughout New Jersey and New York. Read more...

October 21, 2020

Multi-Agency Fugitive Sweep Nets 21 Individuals Wanted for Violent Crimes in Essex County

East Orange City, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a 3-day mobile deployment initiative that led to the arrest of 21 violent fugitives in Essex County last week. Read more...

October 8, 2020

State Police and New Brunswick Police Department Shut Down Drug Mill

New Brunswick, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Rikelvin Rodriguez-Reyes, 19, of New Brunswick N.J., for allegedly operating a narcotics processing mill out of a residence in New Brunswick that was allegedly producing heroin and cocaine. Read more...

October 8, 2020

State Police Seek Public's Assistance with Identifying Suspects who Vandalized Fallen Trooper’s Memorial

Dennis Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect(s) who vandalized Trooper Bertram Zimmerman’s memorial in Dennis Township, Cape May County. Read more...

October 2, 2020

Attorney General Grewal and Colonel Callahan Announce Takedown of Major Drug Mill in Paterson

Trenton, N.J. - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan today announced arrests of seven men and the seizure of illegal drugs worth $580,500 in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in Paterson, N.J., which distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 19 fatal and 30 nonfatal overdoses across New Jersey. Read more...

September 29, 2020

New Jersey State Police Announces Enhancement to Firearms Application and Registration System

Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police announced today enhancements to the Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS), which further streamlines the paperless process to purchase a handgun. Read more...

September 29, 2020

State Police Arrest Seven after Year-Long Investigation

Ewing Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested six men and one woman for various drug and firearms offenses after a year-long cooperative investigation with the Trenton Police Department. Read more...

September 23, 2020

Motorist Aid Leads to Seizure of a Firearm, High Capacity Magazine, and Hollow Point Ammunition

Westampton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Jahme Moore, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y. and seized a .40 caliber handgun, a high capacity magazine, and hollow point ammunition during a motorist aid in Westampton Township, Burlington County. Read more...

September 22, 2020

New Jersey State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Locating Missing Endangered Man

Burlington, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Burlington Township Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Emmanuel U. Ubabukoh, 65, of Burlington Township, N.J. Read more...

September 19, 2020

State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Locating Missing 14-year-old Boy

Teaneck, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and the Teaneck Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Rashawn Ebanks Jr., 14, of Teaneck, N.J. Read more...

September 18, 2020

State Police Arrest Two and Seize Rifle, Hollow Point Ammunition, and Drugs

Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Tyshiek Shaw, 30, of Trenton, N.J., and Colin Blake, 26, of Hamilton, N.J., for various weapons and drug offenses. Read more...

September 17, 2020

New Jersey State Police Seek Public's Assistance with Identifying Men Wanted for Assault

East Brunswick, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance with identifying two men who physically assaulted a man during a road rage incident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Read more...

September 17, 2020

New Jersey State Police Seek Public's Assistance with Identifying Burglary/Theft Suspect

Hopewell Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance identifying a man suspected of committing a car burglary and using a stolen debit card at two convenience stores in Cumberland County. Read more...

September 16, 2020

Social Media Tips Lead to Arrest of Man for Shoplifting and Additional Charges

Mount Holly Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Jamal Boone, 46, of Middlesex, N.J., for allegedly shoplifting from a ShopRite in Hainesport Township, Burlington County. Read more...

September 15, 2020

Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Seizure of Drugs and Cash

Union Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Raymond Mercado, 22, and Corey Sapp, 21, of Bronx, N,Y. and seized $10,000 worth heroin, $250 worth of marijuana, and more than $1,000 in cash during a traffic stop in Union Township, Hunterdon County. Read more...

September 14, 2020

New Jersey State Police Seek Public's Assistance with Identifying Robbery Suspects

Upper Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying two suspects who allegedly robbed an elderly woman and fraudulently used her credit cards. Read more...

September 14, 2020

New Jersey State Police Seeking Public's Assistance with Locating Missing Girl

Woodbine Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with locating Amanda Fernandes, 15, of Edison, N.J. Read more...

September 14, 2020

New Jersey State Police Seeking Public's Assistance with Locating Missing Man

Pennsauken Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Pennsauken Township Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Cesar Leal, 52, of Pennsauken Township, N.J. Read more...

September 11, 2020

State Police Remembers Victims of the 9/11 Attacks

West Trenton, N.J. - Today marks the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, which remains the deadliest attack on American soil. Read more...

September 4, 2020

165 New Troopers Receive Badges in Trenton

Trenton, N.J. - Governor Philip D. Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan presented badges to New Jersey's newest state troopers during graduation ceremonies at Arm and Hammer Park this morning. Read more...

August 7, 2020

State Police Arrest Man for Vehicular Homicide in Fatal ATV Crash

Buena Vista Township, N.J.- The New Jersey State Police have arrested Michael Brown, 35, of Collings Lakes, N.J. for allegedly driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of a crash, which killed Christopher Vasinda, 34, of Williamstown, N.J. Read more...

August 3, 2020

State Police and Partners Capture Four Fugitives Wanted for Violent Crimes in Paterson

Paterson, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a joint fugitive sweep initiative that led to the arrest of four fugitives wanted for various crimes, including two recent shooting incidents in Paterson. Read more...

July 24, 2020

State Police Seeking Public's Assistance with Shooting on State Highway 55

Millville, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with the shooting investigation of a 26-year-old male who was shot and critically injured on State Highway 55 in Millville, Cumberland County earlier today. Read more...

July 24, 2020

Attorney General Grewal and Colonel Callahan Announce Takedown of Major Fentanyl and Heroin Mill in Paterson

Arrests made in investigation led by New Jersey State Police Opioid Task Force, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, and Law Enforcement Partners Read more...

July 16, 2020

State Police Arrest Three, Seize Drugs, High Capacity Magazine, and more than $200,000 Cash

Ewing Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Daniel Peyton, 55, of Westampton, N.J., Wayne Bessant, 39, of Trenton, N.J., and Davae Craig, 31, of Trenton, N.J., for various drug and weapon offenses during an ongoing drug investigation. Read more...

July 16, 2020

State Police Seeking Public's Assistance with Shooting on Atlantic City Expressway

Egg Harbor Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with a shooting investigation where a 13-year-old male was shot on the Atlantic City Expressway in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County. Read more...

July 15, 2020

Two Men Arrested During Cooperative Gun Theft Investigation

Middle Township, N.J. - Christopher Liston, 35, and James Liston, 73, both of Cape May Court House, N.J. were arrested for various weapons offenses during a cooperative gun theft investigation. Read more...

July 2, 2020

State Police Charge Man in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

West Trenton, N.J. - Independence Day 2020 has arrived, and although we will be celebrating differently this year by wearing face coverings and social distancing, we expect our roadways to experience increased traffic as a result of motorists traveling to New Jersey’s beaches, state parks, lakes and other tourists attractions as they always do during this holiday weekend. Read more...

June 18, 2020

State Police Charge Man in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

Fort Lee, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Joel Lasanta, 37, of Kissimmee, FL in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed Jada Smith, 21, of Teaneck, N.J. Read more...

June 11, 2020

State Police Charge Man in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

Fort Lee, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Joel Lasanta, 37, of Kissimmee, FL in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed Jada Smith, 21, of Teaneck, N.J. Read more...

June 9, 2020

State Police Seek Public’s Assistance with Identifying Suspect Who Fired Gunshots in Neighborhood

Hampton Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect who fired multiple gunshots in Hampton Township, Sussex County. Read more...

May 21, 2020

Public Input Requested for State Police Assessment

West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is in the process of a comprehensive assessment to achieve nationally recognized accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA). Read more...

May 12, 2020

State Police Arrest Duo for Stealing Car and $5,000 Worth of Power Tools

Lawrence Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Anthony Jeannette, 20, and Kristy Taylor, 27, both of Millville, N.J., for allegedly stealing a pick-up truck and $5,000 worth of power tools from two properties in Lawrence Township, Cumberland County. Read more...

May 4, 2020

State Police Seeks Public’s Assistance with Investigation of Recovered Human Remains

Piscataway, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation of human remains, which were recovered on the shoulder of Interstate 287 in Piscataway, Middlesex County. Read more...

April 20, 2020

$5,000 Reward Offered in Interstate 78 Shooting Investigation

Greenwich Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police announced QuVa Pharma has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who shot and injured Cory Vernon, 39, of Easton, PA, on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township, Warren County. Read more...

April 10, 2020

State Police Charge Three for Throwing Object off Turnpike Overpass that Injured Man

Carneys Point Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have charged a 17-year-old male from Elmer, N.J., a 16-year-old male from Penns Grove, N.J., and a 16-year-old male from Pittsgrove, N.J. for allegedly throwing an object off an overpass that injured a truck driver on the New Jersey Turnpike. Read more...

March 31, 2020

State Police Seeking Public's Assistance with a Shooting on Interstate 78

Greenwich Township, Warren County, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is investigating an incident where a suspect shot and injured a woman on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township earlier today. Read more...

March 11, 2020

State Police Arrest 4, Seize More Than $100,000 Worth of Drugs and Dismantle Drug Mill Producing Heroin and Fentanyl Linked to 14 Fatal Overdoses

Paterson, N.J. - An investigation led by the New Jersey State Police Trafficking North Unit, working within the New Jersey State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force (OETF), resulted in the arrest of four suspects, the seizure of more than $100,000 worth of drugs, and the dismantling of a drug mill operating in Paterson, N.J. Read more...

March 3, 2020

Troopers Pull Man from Fiery Truck Seconds before it Explodes

Bridgewater Township, N.J. - Two New Jersey State Troopers pulled a man out of a burning tractor-trailer on Interstate 287 in Bridgewater Township, Somerset County just seconds before it exploded. Read more...

March 3, 2020

State Police Arrest Two Men for Allegedly Assaulting Man with Special Needs

Lebanon Boro, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Stephen McDaniel, 33, of Edison, N.J. and Jared Thaxton, 30, of Newark, N.J., for allegedly assaulting a 25-year-old man with special needs outside of his residence. Read more...

February 25, 2020

Colonel Patrick Callahan Announces Appointment of New Chief State Police Chaplain

West Trenton, N.J. - Today, Colonel Patrick Callahan announced the appointment of Reverend John R. Taylor as the new Chief Chaplain for the New Jersey State Police. Reverend Monsignor Philip A. Lowery previously held the position of Chief Chaplain until his passing on November 28, 2019. Read more...

February 21, 2020

State Police Announces 2019 Trooper of the Year Recipient

West Trenton, N.J. - Earlier today, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan announced that Lieutenant Lawrence Williams, of the New Jersey State Police Trafficking North Unit, is the recipient of the 2019 Trooper of the Year Award for establishing the Opioid Enforcement Task Force (OETF). Read more...

February 14, 2020

State Police Detectives Link Murder Suspects to Long Island Homicide

Lodi, N.J. - Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Major Crime North Unit (MCNU) and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office have linked Kenneth Regan, 21, of Centereach, N.Y. and Douglas Coudrey, 22, of Eastport, N.Y. to a homicide that occurred in Nassau County, N.Y. last month. Read more...

February 13, 2020

State Police and Partners Issue Overdose Alert in Sussex County

Ewing Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Drug Monitoring Initiative (DMI), the New Jersey Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner, and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office are issuing an overdose alert after preliminary reporting indicates Sussex County experienced an increase in suspected drug-related fatal overdose incidents in the month of January 2020. Read more...

February 13, 2020

State Police Charge Three Men with Attempted Murder for Allegedly Firing Gun at Police Officer in Trenton

Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have charged three men with attempted murder, and a woman has been charged with weapons offenses and obstructing justice in connection with an incident in Trenton on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in which the men allegedly fired a gun at a police officer. Read more...

February 12, 2020

State Police Arrest Four in Connection with Shooting of Task Force Vehicle

Hope Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Charles Degoulet-Deoliveira, 34, of Lawrence Harbor, N.J., for allegedly committing an armed robbery at a gas station in Hope Township, Warren County. Read more...

February 11, 2020

State Police and Department of Homeland Security Investigations Arrest Three, Seize 15 Pounds of Fentanyl, and Dismantle Opioid Mill Linked to 76 Overdoses, Including 29 Fatal Overdoses - OAG Web site

Hope Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Charles Degoulet-Deoliveira, 34, of Lawrence Harbor, N.J., for allegedly committing an armed robbery at a gas station in Hope Township, Warren County. Read more...

February 7, 2020

State Police Arrest Man for Armed Robbery at Hope Township Gas Station

Hope Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Charles Degoulet-Deoliveira, 34, of Lawrence Harbor, N.J., for allegedly committing an armed robbery at a gas station in Hope Township, Warren County. Read more...

February 6, 2020

State Police Arrest Two for String of Commercial Burglaries and Car Thefts in “Operation Hellcat”

North Brunswick, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Leon Lowery, 42, of North Brunswick, N.J. and Ishawn Redd, 39, of West Orange, N.J. after troopers linked them to numerous commercial burglaries and car thefts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania during a 6-month investigation dubbed “Operation Hellcat.” Read more...

February 3, 2020

Governor Murphy Authorizes Second Deployment of Troopers to Puerto Rico

Trenton, N.J. - Governor Phil Murphy announced today that he has authorized a second contingent of New Jersey State Troopers to be deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with on-going recovery efforts in the aftermath of several earthquakes that have devastated the island. Read more...

January 31, 2020

State Police to Take Goal Line Stand Against Drunk Driving on Super Bowl Weekend

West Trenton, N.J. - The Super Bowl is one of America’s most anticipated sporting events of the year. Whether you are hosting a party or traveling to watch the game with family and friends this weekend, we urge everyone to enjoy the game responsibly. Read more...

January 30, 2020

Four Charged in Takedown of Marijuana Cultivation Facility

Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Edward Qarabashi, 29, of Newark, N.J., Michael Emma, 38 of Fairfield, N.J., Juan Trinidad, 33, of Paterson, N.J., and Paul Savegh, 37, of Clifton, N.J. for allegedly operating a marijuana cultivation facility in Newark. Read more...

January 24, 2020

State Police Arrest Three for Allegedly Kidnapping and Robbing a Man at Gunpoint

Upper Deerfield Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Amir Cook, 19, of Bridgeton City, N.J., and Dashon Harris, 28, and Ketara Malloy, 18, both of New Castle, DE, for allegedly kidnapping and robbing a man at gunpoint in Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County. Read more...

January 21, 2020

Governor Murphy to Deploy Troopers to Puerto Rico after Devastating Earthquakes

Trenton, N.J. - Due to the recent devastation to Puerto Rico as a result of severe earthquakes that struck the island, Governor Phil Murphy authorized a contingent of New Jersey State Troopers to be deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery efforts. Read more...

January 19, 2020

State Police Seeks Public’s Assistance with Fatal I-80 Shooting Investigation

Lodi, N.J. - Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Major Crime Unit and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit are seeking the public’s assistance with a fatal shooting that occurred on Interstate 80 in Bergen County. Read more...

January 15, 2020

State Police Arrest Man, Seize Guns and More than $62,000 Worth of Drugs

Vineland City, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Frank Green, 38, of Bridgeton City, N.J., for various weapons and drugs offenses after a five-month investigation. Read more...

January 3, 2020

State Police Announce Traffic Fatalities are at a Five-Year Low

West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police announce motor vehicle crash fatalities in 2019 were the lowest since 2014. Preliminary statistics indicate that there were 559 fatalities on New Jersey roadways in 2019, four less than the 563 fatalities reported in 2018. Read more...

 

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