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Jerry DeMarco

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  1. Driver Chased Through Bergen, Rockland, Westchester Caught In Hartford

    Driver Chased Through Bergen, Rockland, Westchester Caught In Hartford

    MAHWAH, N.J. -- A Connecticut man who led Mahwah and New York State police on a pair of high-speed chases was taken into custody when he showed up for court in Hartford on an unrelated matter Monday, authorities said.Mahwah Sgt. Michael Blondin said he tried stopping the black Toyota SUV after he saw it "speeding, tailgating and passing other vehicles unsafely" on northbound ...

  2. Completely Camouflaged Would-Be GWB Jumper Corralled

    Completely Camouflaged Would-Be GWB Jumper Corralled

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A Jersey Shore dressed entirely in camouflage had climbed over a George Washington Bridge railing, set to jump to his death, when two Port Authority police officers convinced him it wasn't worth it.Officers Ronald King and Brian Ahern received a report just after 9 a.m. Thursday of a man who'd parked his 2016 Ford Escape on upper level of the bridge and gotten out, the ...

  3. NJ Police Officer Finds $294K Stashed Cash In Yonkers Driver's SUV

    NJ Police Officer Finds $294K Stashed Cash In Yonkers Driver's SUV

    YONKERS, N.Y. – A Yonkers motorist stopped by a New Jersey patrol officer had nearly $300,000 wrapped in vacuum-sealed bags stashed inside an electronically-controlled hidden compartment of an SUV, authorities told Daily Voice.Officer Brad Gilmore followed the Ford Escape after it came off the I-95 exit ramp near Overpeck Creek “straddling the lane divider and switching lanes without ...

  4. Christmas Eve Save: Port Authority PD Stops GWB Jumper, 22

    Christmas Eve Save: Port Authority PD Stops GWB Jumper, 22

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Port Authority police stopped a suicidal 22-year-old Englewood Cliffs woman from jumping from the George Washington Bridge on Saturday morning.The distraught woman told officers who found her at 9:30 a.m. on the rainy south walkway that she "had no reason to live" and "intended to harm herself," the authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily ...

  5. Two Accused Kidnappers In GWB Drama Identified By Port Authority PD

    Two Accused Kidnappers In GWB Drama Identified By Port Authority PD

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Two men stopped and arrested by Port Authority police on the George Washington Bridge on Thursday morning kidnapped another man in Georgia, stabbed him in the leg, then set out for New York City, authorities said Friday.******UPDATE: Authorities have arrested two more suspects who they said are connected to a kidnapping that ended when Port Authority police stopped a ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 'Don't Shoot Me!' Suicidal Westchester Man At GWB Rail Shouts At Police

    'Don't Shoot Me!' Suicidal Westchester 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 ...

  10. Boy, 17, Jumps From GWB Before Police Can Get To Him

    Boy, 17, Jumps From GWB Before Police Can Get To Him

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Port Authority police officers valiantly rushing to the upper level of the George Washington Bridge on an attempted suicide report early Wednesday saw a 17-year-old boy jump over the side.The Manhattan teen dashed toward the New York tower on the south walkway and went over the railing in a split-second, authorities said.NYPD divers recovered his body, which was taken ...

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