2022 News Releases

November 18, 2022

State Police Charge Six During Seven-Month Auto-Theft Investigation

Millstone, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have charged six suspects and dismantled an auto theft ring in New Jersey and New York linked to the theft of more than 30 high-end vehicles worth more than $3 million during a seven-month investigation. Read more...

November 1, 2022

Public Meeting of the State Emergency Response Commission

West Trenton, N.J. – The State Emergency Response Commission will be holding a public meeting on November 18, 2022. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the New Jersey Forensic Science Technology (NJ FST) Center Auditorium, 1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, N.J. Follow the signs for the Auditorium and look for the door marked number 7 on the outside of the building. Read more...

September 29, 2022

State Police Seeking Public's Assistance Locating Missing Man

Vineland, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Port Norris Station is seeking the public's assistance with locating Roy Osmundsen, 54, of Cape May Courthouse, N.J. Read more...

August 29, 2022

State Police Charge Eight, Seize Guns and More than $117,000 Worth of Drugs

Bridgeton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have charged eight suspects for various weapons and drug offenses during a month-long investigation that led to the seizure of $117,620 worth of drugs and multiple weapons including a "ghost gun" in Cumberland County. A ghost gun is a firearm that is assembled from various parts that are not imprinted with a serial number and registered with a federally licensed manufacturer, making them difficult for law enforcement to trace. Read more...

August 25, 2022

State Troopers to Set Up Sobriety Checkpoint in Ocean County

West Trenton, N.J. – In an effort to make our roads safer and reduce crashes attributed to driving while under the influence, the New Jersey State Police will set up a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, August 27, in the Toms River Township, Ocean County area. Read more...

August 10, 2022

State Police Investigate Fatal Crash Involving Bus Two Dead and Three Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash

Woodbridge Twp, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a double-decker Coach bus that resulted in two fatalities and three serious injuries on the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County. Read more...

August 8, 2022

State Police Arrest Three and Dismantle Drug Mill Producing Heroin and Fentanyl

West New York, N.J.- The New Jersey State Police have arrested Richard Stroman Jr., 38, of North Arlington, N.J., Jose Acosta, 37, of Hoboken, N.J., and Miguel Carrasco-Lara, 35, of Lyndhurst, N.J. for various drug offenses. During a two-month investigation, detectives dismantled a drug mill and seized 38 kilograms of heroin and fentanyl. Read more...

July 22, 2022

163 New Troopers Receive Badges in Lincroft

Lincroft, N.J. - Today, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan presented badges to New Jersey's newest state troopers during the graduation ceremony at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J. Read more...

July 15, 2022

State Police & Law Enforcement Partners Arrest 17 Fugitives, Including Individuals Wanted for Violent Crimes in Atlantic County

Atlantic City, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a two-day cooperative mobile deployment that led to the arrest of 17 fugitives in Atlantic County. This deployment is part of a comprehensive initiative to reduce violent crime statewide. Read more...

July 7, 2022

State Police Arrest Six Suspects and Dismantle Central New Jersey Human Trafficking Network

Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have arrested six suspects for allegedly operating a human trafficking network in Central New Jersey. During a four-month investigation, detectives discovered that the suspects smuggled female victims into the country and forced them into prostitution. Read more...

July 5, 2022

New Jersey State Police Begins Accepting Applications Today

West Trenton, N.J. – Today, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan announced the opening of the New Jersey State Police application process for the position of State Trooper. Applications will be accepted online starting today, July 5, 2022, to Sunday, August 2, 2022. All eligible men and women are encouraged to apply. Those interested should visit www.NJTrooper.com to complete the online application. Read more...

July 1, 2022

State Police Increase Patrols Statewide for July 4th Holiday Weekend

West Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police would like everyone to enjoy their holiday safely. If you plan on visiting one of our beaches, lakes, state parks, or spending time with friends and family, there will be more cars on our roadways statewide, including ours. Read more...

June 20, 2022

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

Woodbridge, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have arrested Fornice Cary Boatner 3rd, 31, of Cleveland, TX in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident on the Garden State Parkway that killed Felipe Dos-Santos, 31, of Elizabeth, N.J. Read more...

May 31, 2022

State Police Charge Man with Vehicular Homicide in Fatal Crash that Killed Public Safety Telecommunicator

Southampton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have charged Regis A. Vitale Jr., 50, of Waterford Works, N.J., for vehicular homicide as the result of a fatal crash that killed Daryl ‘Skip’ Akers, 62, of Bridgeton, N.J., a State Police Public Safety Telecommunicator. Read more...

May 27, 2022

State Police Urges the Public to Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend Safely and Responsibly

West Trenton, N.J. – The summer season officially begins this Memorial Day weekend as thousands of motorists will travel New Jersey's roadways to get to our beaches, lakes, state parks or just across town to a friend's cookout. Regardless of how near or far the destination, drivers will need to make responsible decisions to avoid the potential tragic consequences of driving under the influence. Read more...

May 19, 2022

Man on State Police's Most Wanted List Apprehended

Mexico City, Mexico – The New Jersey State Police have located Juan Francisco Aguillon, 43, of Mexico, who has been on New Jersey State Police’s Most Wanted List for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile in 2003 and being on the run for nearly two decades. Read more...

May 12, 2022

State Police Arrest Man for Leading Auto Theft Ring in Essex County

Newark, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have arrested Tyquan R. Black, 19, of Irvington, N.J., for allegedly running an auto theft trafficking network in Newark, Essex County. Read more...

May 10, 2022

State Troopers to Set Up Sobriety Checkpoint in Mercer County

West Trenton, N.J. – In an effort to make our roads safer and reduce crashes attributed to driving while under the influence, the New Jersey State Police will set up a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 14, in the Hamilton Township, Mercer County area. Read more...

May 6, 2022

State Police Charge Man with Murder and Arson in Connection to Fatal Burlington County Fire

Pemberton Borough, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have charged Newlin Evans, 22, of Burlington, N.J., with murder and arson for allegedly setting fire to an apartment complex that killed a man and injured two other victims. Read more...

April 26, 2022

State Police Arrest Suspect Wanted for Shooting Man at American Dream

East Rutherford, N.J. – New Jersey State Police have arrested Anwar Stuart, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for allegedly shooting a man during an attempted robbery at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, Bergen County. Read more...

April 8, 2022

Public Meeting of the State Emergency Response Commission

West Trenton, N.J. – The State Emergency Response Commission will be holding a public meeting on April 20, 2022. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the New Jersey Forensic Science Technology (NJ FST) Center Auditorium, 1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, N.J. Follow the signs for the Auditorium and look for the door marked number 7 on the outside of the building. Read more...

March 17, 2022

State Police Arrest Man for Manufacturing and Selling 'Ghost Guns' in Gloucester County

Mantua, N.J.- The New Jersey State Police have arrested Carlos Castillo, 26, of Mantua Township, N.J., for various weapons offenses during an investigation that led to the seizure of a ghost gun, more than a dozen partially assembled ghost guns, and firearm manufacturing tools. A ghost gun is a firearm that is assembled from various parts that are not imprinted with a serial number and registered with a federally licensed manufacturer, making them difficult for law enforcement to trace. Read more...

March 7, 2022

State Police and Partners Arrest 18 Fugitives, Including Individuals Wanted for Violent Crimes in Essex County

Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a four-day cooperative mobile deployment that led to the arrest of 18 fugitives in Essex County, including seven documented street gang members. This deployment is part of a comprehensive initiative to reduce violent crime statewide. Read more...

February 23, 2022

State Police Uses DNA Evidence to Charge Man in Burglary Investigation

Hainseport, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested William Clifford, 34 of Maple Shade, N.J. for allegedly burglarizing a home in Burlington County after detectives used DNA evidence to link him to the scene of the crime. Read more...

January 26, 2022

Acting AG Bruck and State Police Superintendent Callahan Announce Two Juveniles Charged for Fire that Shut Down Garden State Parkway

Brick Township, N.J. - Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan today announced the arrest of two juveniles from Ocean County for the alleged arson on the Garden State Parkway that shut down the northbound and southbound lanes for approximately 10 hours. Read more...

January 19, 2022

State Police Arrest Man Who Fired a Gun at a Motorist on Garden State Parkway

Toms River, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested William Sabo, 22, of Berkeley, N.J., for allegedly brandishing a handgun and shooting at another vehicle on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County. Read more...

January 11, 2022

State Police Arrest Three Suspects for Allegedly Operating Child Trafficking Network in South Jersey

Trenton - Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan today announced the arrests of Marquise Ogawa, 28, Chyaire Lee, 26, and Jazmin Scott, 21, all of Lawnside, N.J., for allegedly trafficking a missing child for prostitution. During the three-month investigation, detectives discovered that the suspects were allegedly operating a human trafficking network out of Camden County, N.J., in which they trafficked the juvenile victim. Read more...

 

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