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Jan 8, 2019

NJ Cop Placed GPS in Estranged Wife's Car, Stalked Her: Pros

NJ Cop Placed GPS in Estranged Wife's Car, Stalked Her: Pros

A police lieutenant in New Jersey is facing charges after being accused of burglary and stalking his estranged wife by placing a tracking device in her vehicle, prosecutors say.

Jan 7, 2019

NJ Ice Skating Coach Accused of Sexual Contact With Minor

NJ Ice Skating Coach Accused of Sexual Contact With Minor

An ice skating instructor in New Jersey is accused of sexual contact with a child, prosecutors announced Monday.

Aug 21, 2014

NJ Cops Release Video of Suspect in 3 Punch Attacks

NJ Cops Release Video of Suspect in 3 Punch Attacks

Hackensack police released surveillance video Wednesday of a man suspected of punching three people in 15 minutes in random attacks on Monday night.

Mar 18, 2014

Police Investigating Child Luring Attempts in 5 NJ Towns

Police Investigating Child Luring Attempts in 5 NJ Towns

Police in several northern New Jersey towns are investigating after getting multiple reports of suspects trying to lure children into cars over the last few weeks.

Feb 27, 2014

Drug Suspect May Be Linked to Unsolved Child Murders: Cops

Drug Suspect May Be Linked to Unsolved Child Murders: Cops

Police in New Jersey are trying to determine whether a man charged with dealing drugs may be connected to unsolved murders of children.

Oct 23, 2013

NJ Man Convicted of Killing, Dismembering Friend

NJ Man Convicted of Killing, Dismembering Friend

A New Jersey man faces up to life in prison after being convicted of killing and dismembering another man who authorities say was his live-in boyfriend. Jurors deliberated for less than two hours in Hackensack...

May 14, 2013

NJ Man Hurt, Minivan Stolen in Road Rage Attack: Police

NJ Man Hurt, Minivan Stolen in Road Rage Attack: Police

A road rage spat between two drivers turned violent when the occupants of one of the vehicles assaulted the other driver and drove off with his car in New Jersey, police said.

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