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Funny Money Hits Turnpike

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Detectives Arrest Man for Using Counterfeit Bills at Tolls

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West Trenton NJ, The New Jersey State Police have arrested Moustapha Toure, 22, of Staten Island, N.Y. for using counterfeit bills at various New Jersey Turnpike interchange tolls.

On Thursday, January 3, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority reported that a man had used $200 worth of counterfeit bills at different tolls.

Through various investigative means, investigators identified Toure as the suspect. On Monday, January 29, detectives from the Troop “D” Criminal Investigation Office located and arrested him.

Moustapha Toure was charged with criminal simulation and theft, and was released pending a court appearance.

Charges are mere accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

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New Jersey State Police remind you to leave a little extra time and a little extra space

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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey State Police remind you to leave a little extra time and a little extra space. 

Although winter is still a little over a week away, cold temperatures and winter weather are upon us nevertheless. Parts of North Jersey are expected to get some light snow tomorrow morning and into the afternoon, which could create hazardous road conditions.

Now, meteorologists aren’t predicting a blizzard, but light snow can still create dangerous driving conditions. The best thing you can do to help us and crews tasked with treating and clearing the roads is to avoid driving during inclement weather if you can. Less traffic creates a safer environment for the men and women working on the roadways during inclement weather.

But we do know that many of you will have no choice but to drive to work. Fortunately, there are few things you can do to keep yourself and others safe when driving on snow-covered roads. First, you can #SlowYourRoll! Driving at speeds too fast for the road conditions is often a contributing factor in snow-related crashes and spinouts. These types of crashes not only put our Troopers in danger, they also put you, your occupants and other emergency personnel (like tow-truck drivers and first responders) in danger as well. Other cars spinning out of control are deadly to pedestrians at a scene.

The next best thing you can do is to leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you should you have to brake unexpectedly. Even anti-lock brakes are not enough to stop a slowing or stopping car sliding on slick, snowy roads. Oh, and plan to leave for work a little earlier. Because you’ll be rolling slower, right?

Troopers will be on patrol to assist you if you need us. Hopefully, you won’t require our services. Snow is expected to start in the morning. Snow totals will vary depending on where you live with some areas getting a wintry mix. For more in-depth updates, go to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

Be safe, people!

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Morris County GOP Chair Ron DeFilippis Slams Governor Murphy and the Trenton Democrats for Partying in Atlantic City while NJ Residents are Stranded for Hours

As Governor Murphy Parties in Atlantic City, NJ Residents are Stranded On Roads for Hours

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PARSIPPANY NJ, Due to the poor preparedness and response to the State’s first snowstorm of 2018, hundreds of thousands of residents across the state were stranded on major highways that were not prepared, plowed, salted or cleared for upwards of over twelve hours. Despite the fact that the snowstorm was predicted 3-4 days before it hit, there was still little to nothing done to prepare for the turmoil and danger the storm caused.

“While the Governor was partying at the League of Municipalities in Atlantic City, our friends and neighbors were stuck on NJ highways for up to 14 hours in some areas. The danger and havoc that the lack of preparation caused on residents should be unforgivable. This is what happens when people vote on emotion and not practicality. You elect people into office that have no experience or right being there”, said Morris County Chair Ron DeFilippis.

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NJ State Police Urges Responsible Driving on Land and Water this Labor Day Weekend

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WEST TRENTON NJ, The official end of summer is upon us, which means many will take advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to head to the Jersey shore and other vacation destinations for one last balmy getaway. Residents and tourists alike can expect increased traffic and congestion on our roadways and waterways this weekend. Responsible vehicle operation both on and off of the water is the first step to ensuring a safe holiday for everyone.

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The NJ State Police and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey are seeking the public’s assistance identifying suspect

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Union City NJ, The NJ State Police and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey are seeking the public’s assistance identifying suspect depicted in the sketch below for allegedly stealing a car.

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Charges against the Whale are Pending in Jersey Shore Boat Sinking

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Deal NJ, the New Jersey State Police have reported :

“that suddenly the great beast was before them! He was ten stories high if he was a foot!”

Yes, folks, earlier today, two people in a 20-foot boat were fishing approximately one mile off of Deal, Monmouth County when they had a close encounter with a whale. The whale surfaced beneath the vessel, causing it to capsize.
Both occupants fell overboard as a result, but fortunately no one was hurt. Troopers from the New Jersey State Marine Services Bureau are conducting the vessel accident investigation.
Charges against the whale are pending its apprehension.

 

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Weapons and Uniforms Stolen from a State Troopers Car May Have Been Used in an armed robbery in Middlesex County

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December 18,2017

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North Brunswick NJ, according to State police an unmarked trooper SUV was stolen overnight in Middlesex County.

NJ State Police report the white Chevrolet Tahoe vanished sometime Saturday evening or early Sunday morning in the area of North Brunswick.

The vehicle was found Sunday in North Brunswick, but two uniforms and two weapons that had been inside the car were gone.

Police say the stolen weapons and uniforms may have been used in an armed robbery in Middlesex County Sunday morning.

John Longo a retire police officer said ,” In 26 years on the job, I never left weapons and uniforms in a vehicle overnight….this adds to that whistle blower female trooper’s allegations about unqualified applicants going through their police academy and appointed on the job. This makes me question their integrity and their abilities. People could have been killed during this armed robbery due to someone’s stupidity ”

So the question remains, Why are troopers leaving weapons in an unattended vehicle?

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Women’s March Celebrates N.J. cop killer’s birthday

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July 19,2017
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Ridgewood NJ,The Women’s March has been harshly criticized for wishing a happy birthday to a fugitive and terrorist Joanne Chesimard who was convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey State Police trooper 44 years ago.

In a tweet that read “Happy birthday to the revolutionary #AssataShakur! above an illustration of a her.Assata Shakur is one of the many aliases of Joanne Deborah Chesimard.

Chesimard a former member of what authorities describe as a “revolutionary extremist organization” known as the Black Liberation Army. She is on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list.

Chesimard was convicted of the execution-style killing State Police Trooper Werner Foerster after a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike on May 2, 1973. One accomplice was killed in a shoot-out with police.

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Garden State Parkway Southbound Rollover Crash in Hillsdale

Garden State Parkway Southbound Rollover Crash in Hillsdale

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July 2,2017

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Hillsdale NJ, A Saturday evening, 07/01, rollover crash on the Garden State Parkway southbound at mile marker 167.9 in Hillsdale brought out first responders from Washington Township and Hillsdale as well as the NJ State Police. It appeared as though the driver of the rolled over vehicle, an SUV, walked away from the crash with non life threatening injuries.