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Jerry DeMarco

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  1. Port Authority Police Graduates Boast Diversity, Military Experience

    Port Authority Police Graduates Boast Diversity, Military Experience

    The 114th Port Authority Police Academy class that was graduated Friday morning brought continued diversity and experience to the department. The 80 new officers welcomed during a ceremony in Elizabeth include 33 New Jerseyans, 46 New Yorkers and an officer relocating from Florida, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice.The diverse group also includes nine recruits with ...

  2. Jumper Pulled From Hudson By Westchester Police Was Registered Sex Offender

    Jumper Pulled From Hudson By Westchester Police Was Registered Sex Offender

    Authorities identified early Saturday a man who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge the day before as a 65-year-old registered sex offender from New Rochelle.Richard Genin was still alive when the Westchester County Police Harbor Unit pulled him from the Hudson River after he jumped around 3:20 p.m., the Port Authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice. Crew ...

  3. Federal Jury Convicts Christie Aides In Bridgegate Scandal

    Federal Jury Convicts Christie Aides In Bridgegate Scandal

    Federal jurors in Newark on Friday convicted two of Gov. Christie’s former aides of all charges in the Bridgegate scandal. A judge set sentencing for Feb. 21 for Bill Baroni -- who was the governor’s top official at the Port Authority – and Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, on guilty verdicts for conspiracy and fraud, among other counts. “We are gratified that ...

  4. 'Don't Shoot Me!' Suicidal Elmsford Man At GWB Rail Shouts At Police

    'Don't Shoot Me!' Suicidal Elmsford Man At GWB Rail Shouts At Police

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- An emotionally distraught Westchester man leaning over the railing on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge shouted "Don't shoot me!" when police approached Tuesday afternoon, then threatened to jump if they got any closer, authorities said.The "highly irritated" 42-year-old Elmsford, N.Y. man" kept screaming those words and kept ...

  5. Christie: Victim In Bergen/Rockland Hoboken Train Crash Killed By Debris

    Christie: Victim In Bergen/Rockland Hoboken Train Crash Killed By Debris

    UPDATE: One victim was confirmed dead, and a total of 108 people were injured after a speeding Pascack Valley line New Jersey Transit train from Spring Valley slammed through a wall at the Hoboken station during the Thursday morning rush, authorities said.The fatal victim "wasn't on the train but was killed by debris," Gov. Chris Christie said at a 2 p.m. news conference in ...

  6. Fugitive In Blast That Killed Westchester's Fahy Found At Lover's Home

    Fugitive In Blast That Killed Westchester's Fahy Found At Lover's Home

    A man who authorities said had a pot-growing operation in a two-story Bronx home that exploded Tuesday morning, killing FDNY battalion chief Michael Fahy, a Yonkers resident and North Rockland High School grad, is being held without bail in the Bergen County Jail after his arrest at his girlfriend's Cliffside Park apartment on Tuesday.Julio Salcedo Contrer, 34, was taken into custody by ...

  7. Seen Them? FBI Says Men Left Explosives Night Of NYC Bombing

    Seen Them? FBI Says Men Left Explosives Night Of NYC Bombing

    The FBI on Tuesday released a clearer surveillance photo of two men who they said left an explosive device a few blocks from where one detonated on Sept. 17 in Manhattan's Chelsea section.The bureau also produced a surveillance camera image of a bag from which the pair "removed an improvised explosive device."Both men "then left the vicinity leaving the device behind but ...

  8. Grease-Covered Westchester Pair Steal Cooking Oil

    Grease-Covered Westchester Pair Steal Cooking Oil

    Two Westchester men covered in grease had just stolen 500 gallons of used cooking oil from Ramsey when Rochelle Park, N.J., police stopped them on Route 17, authorities said Monday.Office Jared Shatkin stopped the 1999 Ford Econoline for several violations, Detective Sgt. Jim DePreta told Daily Voice.Shaktin smelled burnt marijuana while talking with the driver, then discovered a small ...

  9. PAPD Officer Stops Would-Be GWB Jumper After Crash On Other Side

    PAPD Officer Stops Would-Be GWB Jumper After Crash On Other Side

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A suicidal man in his mid-20s who stood on the outer railing of the eastbound side of the George Washington Bridge was pulled to safety by a team of police officers around the same time Friday afternoon that the westbound side was being reopened following a tractor-trailer crash.Port Authority, NYPD and Palisades Interstate Parkway officers converged near the New York ...

  10. Have You Seen Them? FBI Says Pair Left Explosives Night Of NYC Bombing

    Have You Seen Them? FBI Says Pair Left Explosives Night Of NYC Bombing

    (UPDATE): The FBI on Sept. 27 released a clearer surveillance photo of two men who they said left an explosive device a few blocks from where one detonated on Sept. 17 in Manhattan's Chelsea section.The bureau also produced a surveillance camera image of a bag from which the pair "removed an improvised explosive device."Both men "then left the vicinity leaving the device ...

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