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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama grand jury has indicted a 70-year-old man on capital murder charges in the fatal shootings of three people at a church potluck dinner in June, according to court records made public Friday. The Jefferson County grand jury indicted Robert Findlay Smith this week in connection with the June 16 shootings of Walter “Bart” Rainey, 84, of Irondale; Sarah Yeager, 75, of Pelham; and Jane Pounds, 84, of Hoover, al.com reported. Police responded June 16 to a report of an active shooter at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, a wealthy suburb of Birmingham. About 25 people, including Smith, had gathered late that afternoon for a “Boomers Potluck” dinner. He had previously attended some worship services and at least one of the previous potluck dinners there, authorities said. Jefferson County prosecutors on Thursday presented the case to the grand jury, which returned indictments against Smith. “Smith has been indicted for capital murder for killing two or more people,’′ District Attorney Danny Carr told al.com Friday. “It is still very early in the prosecution...
    A pair of men have been charged with murder in a Jersey City shooting that left one man dead in June, authorities announced. Quadre Domnie, 21, of Jersey City, and Jekhi Wade, 19, of North Plainfield, are responsible for killing Kyle Howard, 34, of Newark, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Domnie and Wade shot Howard around 11:15 p.m. on Forrest Street and MLK Drive on Sunday, June 12, Suarez said. Howard was rushed to the hospital in a private car and later died. Both were arrested without incident on Monday, July 25, 2022 near Cator and Rose avenues in Jersey City. Domnie and Wade were being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending their first court appearances. Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit for the investigation and arrest with the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department.
    NBA free agent Miles Bridges, 24, pleaded not guilty to battering his girlfriend, Mychelle Johnson, in front of their two young children. The charges, filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, stem from two separate arguments on June 27 and 28 that allegedly turned violent, according to DA George Gascón. His girlfriend, Mychelle Johnson, shared photos of herself on social media, showing her badly-injured face following the alleged attack. She suffered a broken nose, a concussion, and other serious injuries, purportedly, at the hands of Bridges.  Bridges, 24, made his first appearance in Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 20 to answer to three counts of felony domestic abuse.  The former Charlotte Hornets star appeared at court without an entourage while wearing a navy blue suit.   She didn't name Bridges as her attacker in the post but wrote: 'I've allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our kids for life.'   Miles Bridges, a former Charlotte Hornets star, appeared at court without an entourage while wearing a navy blue suit. The charges against Bridges, filed in...
    A 36-year-old man from Camden has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting, authorities said. Derrick Miller was charged on Friday, July 15, with murder in the death of 37-year-old Charles Copling III of Camden, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On June 17 at approximately 11:59 a.m., Camden police responded to the 1200 block of Decatur Street in Camden in reference to a ShotSpotter activation. Police found the victim lying on the ground and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers transported the victim to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at approximately 4 p.m. on June 17. Miller is currently being held in the Camden County Correctional Facility on other charges. He was served with the first-degree murder charge on July 15. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kyrus Ingalls of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at 609-969-9530 and Detective Matt Kreidler of the Camden County Police Department at 609-519-6918. Tips can also be sent anonymously to [email protected]
    An arrestee is facing additional charges after spitting on an officer in Bucks County, authorities said. Kristen M. Most, 30, of no fixed address, was being processed on charges from the surrounding area when she became "irate" and "confrontational" after a judge remanded her to prison on Tuesday, June 21, according to the Central Bucks Regional Police Department. She then spits on an officer's face while being led to a patrol vehicle, police said. Most was subsequently charged with aggravated assault and assault by a prisoner. She was arraigned on June 27, where a judge set bail at $15,000, police said. She remained held in Bucks County Prison.
    BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A suspect in the June shooting of a Chicago police officer has been arrested in Iowa, police said. Jabari Edwards, 28, of Chicago, was arrested Wednesday in Burlington, The Hawk Eye of Burlington reported. Edwards was wanted on warrants out of Cook County, Illinois, on two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. Edwards fired at two officers who were trying to stop a vehicle he was driving for a minor violation on June 1, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said. Officer Fernanda Ballesteros was shot in the head. She was released from the hospital June 6 and is recovering at home, Brown said. Her partner was not injured and drove her to the hospital. Edwards is being held at the Des Moines County Correctional Center without bond and is awaiting extradition to Chicago. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Detectives are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of a man allegedly involved in a "grandparent scam" that targeted elderly people in Montgomery County, authorities say. The suspect pictured allegedly ran a scam and contacted multiple elderly people claiming to be a child or grandchild who had been arrested and needed bail money from Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3, according to Montgomery County Police. On Tuesday, May 31, an 84-year-old victim was contacted and told to withdraw the alleged bail money and that a "courier" would be stopping by to collect the funds at her residence in the 17000 block of Chiswell Road. The suspect pictured then came to the residence to pick up the money, to which the victim handed over. The suspect then drove off in a dark colored four-door sedan. On Wednesday, June 1, a 78-year-old victim residing in the 7500 block of Hampden Lane was contacted by his alleged daughter who also claimed to be in jail and needed bail money. The victim gathered the money and gave...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been indicted on a murder charge a year after a former Mississippi lawmaker was shot to death while she was doing yard work in a rural area where her sister-in-law had died. Republican former state Rep. Ashley Henley, 40, was killed in June 2021 outside the burned-out mobile home where her sister-in-law, Kristina Michelle Jones, was found dead in December 2020. Henley and other relatives contended Yalobusha County authorities were doing too little to examine possible criminal charges in Jones’ death. Relatives erected a homemade sign at the site with photos of Jones under the phrase, “I was murdered.” Yalobusha County coroner Ronnie Stark said Henley had been mowing grass at the home site before she was killed. A man who had lived near Jones, Billy Lamar Brooks, was indicted in February on a charge of maliciously setting fire to the home of Jones and Terry Henley. Court records show that on June 30, a grand jury filed a new indictment against Brooks to add a murder charge in the death of Ashley...
    THE decomposing body of a man was found by a wedding party after guests reported smelling a stench near the woods. Authorities made the gruesome discovery in Pickens County, about 45miles to the east of Spartanburg, South Carolina last Thurday. 3Francis Ream Alward was reporting missing in the area where a decomposed body was found July 7 by a wedding party near a rental home in Pickens County, South CarolinaCredit: Pickens County Sheriff's Office According to multiple sources the body was found near the search for a man who has been missing since last week in Pickens County. The Pickens County Sheriff's Office says that members of a wedding party noticed an unusual odor about 8.30pm local time on Thursday near a home on Pumpkintown Highway. Deputies say they found a body a short time later along a creek bed in the woods, "several hundred yards behind a short-term rental home," per WYFF. The sheriff's office said it is working with the coroner's office to identify the man. More on missing personsWITHOUT A TRACE Horror of cheerleader, 18, who VANISHED...
    RIPON (CBS13) — A San Joaquin County illegal fireworks task force seized more than 9,900 pounds of illegal fireworks and arrested more than a dozen people between the months of May and June. Included among those illegal fireworks were 380 commercial fireworks and 540 destructive devices, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. READ MORE: VIDEO: Coyote Leaves Dead Cat On East Sacramento LawnWithin that two-month span, the task force also seized nine illegal firearms, including two ghost guns and a sawed-off shotgun. Investigators arrested 17 people and referred 16 other cases to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office for review. The sheriff’s office said nearly 500 pounds of those fireworks were linked to a raid in Ripon that gained major attention. Video from that raid shows a mother, her 3-year-old son and her 16-year-old daughter were walked out of their home with their hands in the air as authorities conducted a search warrant. The sheriff’s office released a 16-minute video Wednesday including body cam footage of the incident which they say paints a clear picture of the...
    Recognize him? Authorities are seeking the public’s help tracking down a man they say used a pry tool in a series of Morris County burglaries before buying three motorcycles using a stolen credit card. The man pictured above used an unknown “pry tool” during a series of commercial burglaries that occurred in Morris Plains from 7:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. between Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said in a release on Tuesday, July 5. The suspect either shut off, covered, or turned the camera in a different direction during two of the burglaries, police said. He then stole a credit card and used it at Platinum 2 Cell Phone Store and Targets Closeout, both on Main Street in Paterson, police said. The suspect bought three motorcycles at Targets Closeout and was seen on Instagram before driving off. He was “clearly trying to conceal his identity,” according to police. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at www.copcall.org or call 973-COP-CALL.
    A Loudoun County teenager is charged with shooting three people last month in Sterling, police said.  The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested the unnamed teen in connection with the June 11 shooting on N. Fillmore Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Three people were wounded in the shooting, and deputies said the teen targeted at least one of the victims, the Sheriff's Office said. Responders rushed them to a nearby hospital for treatment where they were later released.  Deputies arrested the teenager on June 13 following a traffic stop in Loudoun County. The 17-year-old had a gun on him, and deputies charged him with multiple firearms felonies. Authorities didn't say why deputies pulled him over. He was being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.  Deputies later tied him to the shooting, they said. Officials charged him with attempted aggravated murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and four counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, deputies said. 
    Three teens are in custody following a rash of residential burglaries and the attempted murder of a police officer in Maryland, officials announced. Northwest Washington, DC residents Maynor Josue Bonilla-Flores, Jason Benitez-Umanzor, and Brad Roca, all 16, are facing charges in Montgomery County after being implicated in multiple reported burglaries and the shooting of a police officer in the area of Wisconsin Avenue and I-495 on Thursday, June 30. As a result of a recent uptick in reported residential burglaries, the Montgomery County Police Department’s 2nd District Investigative Section launched a follow-up investigation into a Tuesday, June 21 incident that happened in the 5300 block of Brookeway Drive. In surveillance footage released during their investigation, police said that they spotted four unknown suspects enter a residence before stealing a GMC Yukon SUV, which was subsequently recovered the next day. At approximately 1:20 a.m. on June 30, officers from the Montgomery County police department responded to the 6000 block of Johnson Avenue, where there was a report of another burglary in progress, potentially involving the same suspects officials said. Upon...
    A serial arsonist is in custody after admitting to setting multiple fires over the course of just a few hours in Maryland, authorities said. In Carroll County, Wesley England, 33, was arrested and faces multiple charges after admitting to setting four fires in less than eight hours in Hampstead on Wednesday, June 29, the sheriff’s office announced. The investigation into the fires led members of the Hampstead Police and investigators with the Deputy State Fire Marshal to identify Wesley as a suspect, and he was arrested minutes after he was found walking from the last of the fires he allegedly set. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on June 29, investigators were first advised by a passerby of a fire in the rear of Wendy’s located in the 4200 block of North Woods Trail, officials said. At nearly the same time, two other fires were discovered. Those fires were reported by an off-duty Baltimore County police officer regarding a trash can that was on fire in front of the H&R Block in the Robert's Field Shopping Center, as well as grass and...
    A man involved in a traffic complaint about reckless driving became disorderly at a Maryland car dealership when he was refused the option of test driving a vehicle, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday, June 29. Lusby resident Joshua Terrell Tripplett, 26, is facing multiple charges after he became irate at the Prince Frederick Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler dealership on South Solomons Island Road on Tuesday, June 21 officials said. It is alleged that Tripplett was attempting to test drive a vehicle, but before he could do so, an investigation into his license found that he had been involved in an earlier traffic complaint that day for negligent and reckless driving, according to the sheriff. At the time the sheriff’s office was called to the auto dealership, investigators also noted that Tripplett was in possession of a reportedly stolen vehicle. Tripplett was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and theft of between $1,500 and $25,000 for being in possession and driving the stolen vehicle.
    Sewer line repairs in Calvert County have led to an extended lane closure on a busy roadway to allow crews to complete the project. In mid-June, the Calvert County Department of Public Works Water and Sewerage Division began repairs on HG Trueman Road between Rousby Hall Road and Southern Connector Boulevard in Lusby. The project led to lane closures on HG Trueman Road to allow for the installation of jersey walls. On Tuesday, June 28, officials announced that the completion date for the project has been extended through at least Friday, July 15, weather permitting, with work taking place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. Officials noted that work on the repairs was postponed due to supply chain issues. “A pump truck will be utilized to prevent sewer service disruptions,” they said. "Signs will be in place to notify citizens of changing traffic patterns. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area while construction is underway.” 
    A 24-year-old Hunterdon County motorcyclist has succumbed to his injuries in the hospital several weeks after a serious crash near a local high school. Steven Montero, of Flemington, was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital following the Saturday, June 4 crash at the intersection near Hunterdon Central Regional High School, DailyVoice.com reported. He spent several weeks in a medically-induced coma and was pronounced dead on Sunday, June 26, according to an update on a GoFundMe created for the family’s expenses. Montero was remembered as an “amazing son, brother, and friend,” according to the campaign, which had raised more than $7,800. His organs have been donated and will be used to save the lives up five or six people in need, the campaign says. “We know Steven was loved by so many people and he always shared his bright light no matter where he went,” reads the fundraiser. “Although no longer physically here, he will live on forever in all of us in our hearts and memories.” Funeral services were pending. Click here to view/donate on GoFundMe.
    LIVERMORE, Colo. (CBS4) — The response to a wildfire being called the Halligan Fire near Halligan Reservoir in Livermore continued Tuesday. Livermore Fire Protection District tweeted the burn was at about 50 acres as of 8:45 a.m. and had not reach any containment, remaining at 0%. (credit: Livermore Fire) On Tuesday, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office tweeted it had taken command and increased air and ground resources responding to the fire. #HalliganFire2022 – LCSO has assumed command and additional air & ground resources are on the way. No structures threatened at this time. Updates will be provided throughout the day. https://t.co/KCENiTRODq — Larimer Sheriff (@LarimerSheriff) June 28, 2022 According to the fire district, the Halligan Fire was in very rugged terrain, where wildland firefighters were taking the lead. The initial response was in the north fork area of the reservoir, which is northwest of Livermore and west of Highway 287. Since, the fire began Monday, there was no report of any threat to people or structures. LFPD Crews are on scene of the #Halliganfire located on the north fork area...
    One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn for the Monday, June 27, Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was worth $1 million.  That ticket was purchased with Power Play, multiplying the prize to $2 million.  The winning ticket was sold at Quick Chek #49, 520 Ernston Rd., Parlin in Middlesex County. In addition, two tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. Those tickets was sold at the following locations: Bergen County: Garden State Dairy, 135 Oakland St., Closter; and Bergen County: Ridgefield Park Liquor & Deli, 284 Teaneck Rd., Ridgefield Park. The winning numbers for the Monday, June 27, drawing were: 11, 13, 18, 30 and 37. The Red Power Ball number was 16. The Power Play was 3X.  The Powerball jackpot rolls to $365 million for the Wednesday, June 29, drawing.
    One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn for the Monday, June 27, Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was worth $1 million.  That ticket was purchased with Power Play, multiplying the prize to $2 million.  The winning ticket was sold at Quick Chek #49, 520 Ernston Rd., Parlin in Middlesex County. In addition, two tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. Those tickets was sold at the following locations: Bergen County: Garden State Dairy, 135 Oakland St., Closter; and Bergen County: Ridgefield Park Liquor & Deli, 284 Teaneck Rd., Ridgefield Park. The winning numbers for the Monday, June 27, drawing were: 11, 13, 18, 30 and 37. The Red Power Ball number was 16. The Power Play was 3X.  The Powerball jackpot rolls to $365 million for the Wednesday, June 29, drawing.
    Police have identified three people they say pulled someone out of their car to rob them last week in Prince William County.  Franklin Alexander Ortiz, 28, of Manassas, Tara Dawn Nicole Jones, 33, of Woodstock, and Brianna Gae Loree Jones, 32, of Woodstock are all wanted on a robbery charge from an incident in Manassas on June 20, Prince William County police said. Investigators say the trio pulled someone out of a car to steal their phone in the 7100 block of Gateway Court before speeding off in a Black Honda Accord.  Officers say they linked the trio to the robbery over the weekend and took out warrants on Monday, June 27.  Though investigators have not been able to find them. They ask anyone with information on their whereabouts or any information on the case to contact Prince William County police at 703-792-6500. 
    Recognize them? The Harford County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos on Monday, June 27, of two suspects who are wanted for allegedly stealing cigarettes from an area convenience store. Shortly before 8:45 p.m. on Monday, June 13, officials said that an unknown man and woman walked into Royal Farms on the 2200 block of Jack Lane in Bel Air to purchase cigarettes. Before paying the clerk, the man allegedly grabbed the cigarettes and the duo proceeded to flee the store in a Volkswagen Jetta or Passat, according to investigators. The investigation into the theft is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the suspects or robbery has been asked to contact the Deputy First Class Dailey at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office by calling (410) 692-7880.
    It took police investigators in Maryland less than 24 hours to apprehend a wanted man after issuing an alert to the community. On Friday, June 24, the Cecil County Sheriff's Office issued an alert for Michael Andrew Darrow, who had multiple warrants out for his arrest for violating his probation for previous assault and resisting arrest charges. Officials said that Darrow had multiple warrants out for his arrest throughout Maryland, as well as other states. Hours after issuing an alert for him, the sheriff’s office announced on Sunday, June 26 that Darrow had been apprehended following tips from the community. He’s being held at the Cecil County Detention Center. 
    A teenager in Maryland had to be airlifted to an area hospital after being shot during an incident in St. Mary’s County, the sheriff’s office announced. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office responded to the 24400 block of Marvell Dean Road in Hollywood shortly after 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, where there was a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officials said that they found an 18-year-old victim - whose name has not been released - who suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. The teen was airlifted by helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said, while detectives and crime lab personnel from the agency responded to the scene to investigate. No suspect has been identified by investigators. The condition of the victim was not immediately available on Monday, June 27. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident has been asked to contact Det. Carl Ball by calling (301) 475-4200 ext. 78131 or emailing [email protected]  This is a developing story. Check Daily Voice for...
    A suspicious pickup truck fire is under investigation in Calvert County, the Maryland State Fire Marshal announced on Friday, June 24. In St. Leonard, fire crews were alerted by a passerby that a 2022 Dodge Ram 2500 was on fire shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, officials said. First responders were dispatched to the area of Parran Road and Bond Street, where they found the truck fully engulfed by flames that originated inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, according to the initial investigation. It took 10 firefighters from the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department approximately 10 minutes to extinguish the flames, leaving the truck with extensive interior and exterior damage, investigators said. The preliminary cause of the fire is believed to be incendiary, and remains under investigation, according to the fire marshal. No injuries were reported, officials said, and the fire did an estimated $50,000 in damage. Anyone with information regarding the incident has been asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Southern Regional Office by calling (443) 550-6835
    The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists of upcoming overnight detours on a pair of Long Island roadways during a bridge cleaning project. The work is scheduled in Suffolk County on Sunrise Highway (Route 27) in the Town of Babylon and the Long Island Expressway (I-495) in the Town of Brookhaven. The DOT says traffic will be detoured onto the Service Road between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the following dates at these locations, weather permitting: Monday, June 27 – Eastbound Sunrise Highway at Exit 38 (Little East Neck Road); Tuesday, June 28 – Westbound Sunrise Highway at Exit 38 (Little East Neck Road); Wednesday, June 29 – Eastbound Sunrise Highway at Exit 40 (Route 231/Deer Park Avenue); Thursday, June 30 – Westbound LIE at Exit 60 (Ronkonkoma Avenue). The DOT says motorists are urged to plan accordingly and drive responsibly in work zones.  "Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone," the DOT noted> "Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s...
    Police are investigating after catalytic converters were stolen from nearly a dozen school buses on Long Island. Suffolk County Police said the thefts occurred sometime between Saturday, June 11, and Monday, June 13, as the buses sat parked at the Suffolk Transportation lot on Pond Road in Ronkonkoma. A total of 10 catalytic converters were nabbed from the buses, police said. They were valued at approximately $5,000. Anyone with information leading to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward from Suffolk County Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips can be called in to 1-800-220-TIPS or submitted on the Crime Stoppers website.
    Law enforcement agencies in Maryland are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two pairs of suspects who allegedly fraudulently used stolen credit cards in separate incidents in Harford County. An alert was issued by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, June 24, as they attempt to track down the four suspects who are wanted on fraud and theft charges. First, between 5:37 p.m. and 5:53 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, two women (pictured above) purchased multiple gift cards at the Fallston Walmart on Fallston Boulevard using a stolen card, investigators said. The victim was unable to determine where or when the cards were stolen, they noted. After making the purchases, the two women left the area in a newer-model black four-door, Volkswagen Jetta, with no front tags, investigators said. The following day, between 2:40 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, an unknown person allegedly removed credit cards from an elderly woman’s purse while she was shopping at ShopRite on Bel Air South Parkway, the sheriff’s office said. Those cards were then allegedly used at multiple big-box...
    A Maryland man is facing charges for allegedly returning to the scene of a previous crime, breaking into a Calvert County building, and allegedly trespassing, authorities announced. Michael Joseph Keller, 59, who has no fixed address, according to the sheriff's office, was arrested for burglary in a dwelling and trespassing on the private property following an incident earlier in June, officials announced on Thursday, June 23. A burglary was reported in the 2900 block of Penwick Lane in Dunkirk when a man allegedly broke into an area property without authorization to be there, a spokesperson for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office said. It is alleged that Keller initially attempted to enter the building, but realized it was locked, officials noted. He then was able to manipulate the lock on the door to illegally gain entry to the dwelling. Investigators noted that Keller had previously been caught trespassing at the property. Responding sheriff’s deputies were able to locate Keller inside the property, and he was taken into custody without incident. He was then transported to the Calvert County Detention Center...
    A Hudson Valley man has been indicted for the murder after the body of a missing man was allegedly found stabbed to death in his apartment. Rockland County resident Joseph Janulewicz, age 63, of West Nyack was indicted on murder charges on Thursday, June 23. Related story: Murder Suspect Nabbed After Body Of Missing Person Found In Hudson Valley On Friday, June 10, a relative of Brian Romney, age 56, of the Orange County village of Greenwood Lake, filed a missing person report with the Village of Greenwood Lake Police Department, when he did not arrive at his relative’s home as expected on Wednesday, June 8, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh. State Police was requested to assist in the missing person investigation. On the morning of Wednesday, June 15, a vehicle belonging to Romney was located in West Nyack, in close proximity to East Street, the DA's Office said. The investigation by the state police led to the discovery of Romney’s body concealed inside Janulewicz's home on Thursday, June 16, said the DA's Office. Romney suffered multiple stab wounds and the medical examiner ruled his death...
    A man violating a court-issued protective order is facing new charges in Maryland after allegedly threatening his victim and spitting on a sheriff’s deputy attempting to arrest him, authorities announced. Leonardtown resident Michael Griffin, 43, was busted by members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, June 21, after he was caught yelling, cursing, and threatening his victim. Sheriff’s deputies in St. Mary’s County responded to the 23200 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown late on Tuesday, where there was a reported peace order violation, officials said on Thursday, June 23. Upon arrival, deputies located Griffin spitting in the direction of his victim. As he was being apprehended, Griffin also allegedly spit on a deputy at the scene. Griffin was ultimately apprehended and charged with failure to comply with a peace order and second-degree assault.
    A strange scene unfolded in Calvert County when a man was caught urinating with his pants down before fleeing and attempting to bite a sheriff's deputy, according to authorities. Daniel Eric Hernandez, also known as “David Isaias Granados,” 24, who has no fixed address, was apprehended by sheriff’s deputies after allegedly walking with his pants down while intoxicated and then attempting to elude arrest, officials announced on Thursday, June 23. It is alleged that on Friday, June 17, a sheriff's deputy responded to the area of Route 260 and Bayside Road in Chesapeake Bay to conduct a welfare check of a person who appeared intoxicated and was walking around with his pants down. Deputies observed the suspect running on foot through several fenced-in backyards of residences in the area and was seen urinating in the parking lot of West Marina, according to a spokesperson from the sheriff’s office. When contact was made with him, officials said that Hernandez attempted to flee on foot, and when deputies attempted to take him into contact, he allegedly attempted to bite one. Hernandez...
    A volunteer firefighter in Maryland was killed in Ocean City while attending the annual Maryland State Fireman’s Association convention, officials confirmed. Elkton resident Noah Day, 22, a lieutenant with the North East Fire Company in Cecil County, was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the Coastal Highway on Monday, June 20. 
“The Maryland State Firemen’s Association sends deepest condolences to the North East Fire Company on the loss of Lt. Noah Day,” the agency posted online. “Please pray for the Day family and Noah’s fire service brothers and sisters during this extremely difficult time.” First responders were dispatched to the site of the crash on Coastal Highway near 47th Street shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Monday night after Day was struck, police said. The driver, a 44-year-old Worcester County man from Berlin reportedly remained at the scene and assisted police with the investigation, which is ongoing. The Ocean City Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the cause of the crash, though they noted that alcohol was determined not to be a factor for the driver, whose name...
    It's a winner! A Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $30,000 was sold in Mercer County. A ticket matching four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball for the Tuesday, June 21 drawing was sold at Mr. Convenient & Variety Store on East State Street in Trenton, lottery officials said. The winning numbers were: 08, 13, 18, 32, and 42. The Gold Mega Ball was 20, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03, multiplying the third-tier $10,000 prize to $30,000. The Mega Millions jackpot now totals $312 million, and the next drawing will be held on Friday, June 24.
    A 50-year-old man from the Lehigh Valley area died following a motorcycle crash, authorities confirmed. Tyson Houchin lost control of his motorcycle and crashed near 399 Daniels Rd. in Bushkill Township (Northampton County) just after 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office said. Houchin, of Bushkill Township, was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, where he succumbed to his injuries shortly before 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, authorities said. His cause of death was listed as blunt force injury complications. The accident remains under investigation by the Bushkill Township Police Department.
    Devoted Hunterdon County father David F. Hensal died at Capital Health System in Trenton following a motorcycle crash at age 47. The crash occurred in Delaware Township on Saturday, June 18, according to the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, one of several agencies that responded to the scene. Hensal, of Kingwood Township, leaves behind three children, Alaina, Ember, and Kane, as well his spouse, Crystal, according to a GoFundMe launched for his funeral expenses. “To lose him unexpectedly the day before Father's Day was unfathomable,” reads the campaign, which had raised more than $13,400 in two days. Meanwhile, Crystal is continuing to undergo chemotherapy and radiation after a recent breast cancer diagnosis, the campaign says. “Although nothing can stop their pain and bring back their beloved husband and father, we want to do anything we can to help with the future impending bills and to support the children,” the fundraiser says. Hensal’s funeral will be held at Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Tuesday, June 28, his obituary says. Click here to view/donate on GoFundMe.
    A neighbor has been charged for the murder of a Long Island man was shot and killed outside his home. The incident happened around 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 15 in North Bellport. A male driver of a vehicle shot the man who was standing outside of his home at 615 Post Avenue before fleeing the scene, Suffolk County Police said. The victim, Lee Houpe, age 28, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue where he was pronounced dead. Earlier report: Man Shot, Killed In Front Of His North Bellport Home On Tuesday afternoon, June 21, police today arrested a North Bellport man for the murder of Lee Houpe in North Bellport on June 15. Shati Smith, age 28, of 646 Post Ave., was arrested in front of 4501 Rochester Ave., Newport News, Virginia ,as a fugitive from justice and will appear in Newport News Circuit Court on Wednesday, June 22.  He will then be returned to Suffolk County and will be charged with second-degree murder. The arrest was made by the following agencies: Suffolk County Police Homicide...
    A resident at a Warren County group home assaulted a worker before locking himself in his room and punching the arresting police officer in the face, authorities said. Wilfredo Colon, 25, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, as well as simple assault and disorderly conduct, Warren County Prosecutor James L. Pfeiffer said in a release alongside local officials on Monday, June 20. Officers responding to a report of a disruptive client at the Alternatives Group Home on the 100 block of South Seventh Street in Phillipsburg found that Colon had assaulted a worker around 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, Pfeiffer said. Officers confronted Colon, who had locked himself in his bedroom, but were unable to convince him to leave, authorities said. They eventually gained access to Colon’s room and were escorting him from the building when he punched an officer in the face and bit him in the hand, Pfeiffer said. Colon was taken into custody, processed, and released pending a court appearance.
    An investigation into a one-car crash in Maryland led to the arrest of a 27-year-old woman who allegedly violated a court-issued order of protection, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday, June 21. Lusby resident Carly Ann Morgan was driving in the 23700 block of Three Notch Road in Hollywood on Wednesday, June 15 when she crashed, prompting a response from the sheriff's office. While investigating the crash, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said that it was determined that there was a valid court order prohibiting Morgan from contacting her victim, who was present at the scene of the incident. During the investigation, Morgan allegedly began shouting at her alleged victim, and sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged her with violating a protective order before she was released. 
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CNS) -- Thousands of fentanyl-laced drugs, as well as powder containing the toxic substance, were seized during investigations in Riverside County beginning earlier this month, authorities said Monday.According to the District Attorney's Office, the county's Gang Impact Team, staffed by law enforcement officers from the D.A.'s office, along with sheriff's deputies and personnel from multiple area police agencies, have been involved in three investigations that led to fentanyl confiscations.None of the suspects allegedly in possession of the synthetic opioids was identified.According to the D.A.'s office, a total of 40,000 M-30 pills packed with fentanyl and five kilograms of powdered fentanyl -- altogether valued at more than $1.5 million -- were taken off of the streets, along with three firearms."These investigations are part of the continuing effort of all Riverside County law enforcement agencies to save lives by stopping the flow of fentanyl in the county," according to an agency statement."Hundreds of people are dying every year (countywide) due to fentanyl poisoning. Victims, including young people, are illegally obtaining pills they believe are Oxycodone or Percocet, but instead contain...
    A WOMAN was found dead in a trailer over the weekend with her body in advanced stages of decomposition. Benton County Sheriff officials said the woman's decomposed body was discovered in a trailer in Camden, Tennessee, according to NBC affiliate WSMV 4. 2Deputies were called to the scene on Sunday, June 19, after receiving reports of a dead woman in a trailerCredit: Benton County Sheriff's Office 2A woman's decomposed body was discovered in a trailer in Camden, Tennessee, on SundayCredit: Getty Deputies were called to the scene on Sunday, June 19, after receiving reports of a dead woman in a trailer. Authorities suspect the woman's body decomposed at a quicker pace because there was a lack of air conditioning in the trailer. The woman - who has not yet been identified - is suspected to have died from heat-related issues. According to WSMV, the friends of the deceased woman are coming to the trailer to pick up the victim's cats. The cats will remain in the care of the Benton County Animal Shelter until the friends arrive, officials confirmed...
    Hearts shattered across Baltimore County as hundreds of people mourned the sudden death of Jonah Baney, who died in a car crash, those who knew him said. Baney, 19, lived in Arbutus and graduated from Lansdowne High School in 2020. He was playing baseball for Community College of Baltimore County and had plans to play for Salisbury University next year, according to his obituary. He dreamed of going into law enforcement and moving to Texas. He died on June 14. Condolences poured in on social media. Baney is survived by his parents, Bonnie and Anthony Baney; brothers Josh and Jacob; girlfriend Kira and countless more grandparents, cousins and friends. A public viewing will be held at the Ambrose Funeral Home in Arbutus on Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24 from 3 to 5p .m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
    A 35-year-old Silver Spring man died nearly two weeks after being struck by a car in Gaithersburg, authorities announced. Vidal Jurez Godinez was in the crosswalk of Gridley Road when he was struck by a  2011 Chevrolet Silverado making a left hand turn from southbound Selfridge Road around 10 p.m. Friday, June 3, Montgomery County police said. Godinez was taken to an area hospital, where he remained in the intensive care unit until he died on June 15. No charges had been filed as of Friday, June 17. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773- 6620.
    A repeat offender in Maryland is facing fresh charges after allegedly violating a court-issued order of protection twice within a week, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announced. Lexington Park resident Jonathon Jacob Resnick, 48, was arrested twice for repeatedly violating the protective order that was issued for his victim in St. Mary's County. The new charges were announced by the sheriff’s office on Friday, June 17. On Thursday, June 9, deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to the 21900 block of Rosewood Terrace in Lexington Park, where there was a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, a deputy located Resnick, who allegedly argued and yelled with his victim in violation of the court order, officials said, and he was arrested and released. On Tuesday, June 14, a corporal from the sheriff's department responded to the same block of Rosewood Terrace, where there was a second reported protective violation order. According to a witness, Resnick was seen yelling at his victim and banging on the door of the residence, again violating the court order before he was apprehended....
    Thousands of dollars’ worth of Versace designer sunglasses were snatched from a LensCrafters store in Mercer County, say authorities who are seeking clues on the culprit. A man with a thin build stole six pairs of the designer glasses from the location on Route 1 in Princeton before running out of the store just after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, West Windsor Township Police said in a release on Wednesday, June 15. The man was wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt during the theft, police said. The glasses were valued at about $1,768. Anyone with information is asked to contact West Windsor Township Police.
    Police are asking the public for help identifying the suspect or suspects who fatally shot a 74-year-old Long Island man. Armindo Reis was found dead in his home on Penn Drive in Dix Hills at about 6:10 p.m. on June 11, 2019, after his friends and family weren't able to contact him, according to a report from the Suffolk County Police Department on Thursday, June 16. Police said Reis lived alone. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.  Tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-220-TIPS.
    A 28-year-old man from Central Jersey has been charged with desecration of human remains after a woman was found dead in a vehicle in Atlantic Highlands. Jordan J. Vilcatoma-Correjo, 28, of Edison, was arrested on Saturday, June 11, according to Mark Spivey, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Police found the woman’s body around 7:45 a.m. Friday, June 10 near Asbury Avenue, between Navesink and Grand avenues.  The victim has not been publicly identified because family notifications are not complete. Vilcatoma-Correjo was being held in the Monmouth County Jail.
    Baby boomers who have the acting bug biting now have a chance to get their foot in the door with a part as an extra in a new Peacock series. The upcoming series, "Poker Face," is filming in Orange and Dutchess counties, with a home base in Newburgh, the Dutchess County Film Commission said. They are currently seeking Hudson Valley locals or paid work as extras, the commission said. Parts include:  Men and Women (50s-70s) to portray dinner theater patrons between Friday, June 17 to Thursday, June 23. Men and Women (60+) to portray retirement home residents between Monday, June 27 to Saturday, July 9. Developed by Rian Johnson, the series is a case-of-the-week mystery drama starring Natasha Lyonne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adrien Brody, and a host of others. It will air on the NBC Peacock channel.  Anyone interested should email [email protected] Note: The subject line should say "Hudson Valley Dinner Theatergoer" or "Hudson Valley Retirement Home Resident" In the email, include: Your Name Phone number Confirm whether you are non-union or SAG-AFTRA A current non-professional photo....
    Beloved Hunterdon County motorcyclist and technical school graduate Jeremiah J. Kratz died in a crash on Friday, June 10. He was 41. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jeremiah graduated from Warren County Technical School in Washington and lived in Whitehouse at the time of his death, his obituary and social media pages say. Jeremiah was known for being a talented craftsman and machinist, as well as his passion for cars, and was often referred to as a “gearhead,” according to his memorial. He also loved to cook and sing karaoke. Jeremiah leaves behind his loving mother, Debra L. Kratz and her significant other Bruce Dimond; sister, Carolynn Kratz; niece, Cailynn Walsh; maternal grandmother, Marian Alpaugh and her husband Robert; as well as several extended family members and close friends. Jeremiah’s funeral will be held at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon on Wednesday, June 15. Donations can be made in Jeremiah’s memory to the Epilepsy Foundation (Attn: Donor Services, 3540 Crain Highway, Suite 675, Bowie, MD 20716). Click here to view the full obituary of Jeremiah J. Kratz.
    State officials have advised motorists to expect delays due to a planned lane closure on a stretch of I-84 in the Hudson Valley. Motorists in Dutchess County should expect one lane to close along I-84 westbound between Exit 46 (US Route 9) in East Fishkill and Exit 44 (State Route 52) in Fishkill, the New York State Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday, June 14. Officials said the closure will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, to accommodate bridge maintenance.