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Thanksgiving  is the Busiest Travel Time of the Year, be Safe

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Ridgewood NJ, you may notice an increased presence of New Jersey Transit Police Officers during your holiday travels. While New Jersey Transit Police continue to harden and protect the system, they ask that you remain vigilant. Let them know if you see something that doesn’t look right. Text us 24/7 at 65873 or call us at 1-888-TIPS-NJT (1-888-847-7658).⁣

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Armed man spotted chasing another, disarmed and apprehended by NJ Transit Police

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Newark NJ, On Monday 8/2/21, New Jersey Transit Police Officers Penalva and Ydo were on a patrol detail at Newark Penn Station. The officers observed a man enter the station while brandishing a knife and chasing another man. The officers quickly acted to disarm and ultimately apprehend the aggressor. Their immediate response prevented any injury and brought a safe resolution to a dangerously unfolding incident.

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Man Sentenced to 3 years in Prison after Threatening NJ TRANSIT Train Conductors with Knife⁣

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Ridgewood NJ, during 2020, New Jersey Transit Police Officers responded to reports of an offender who threatened multiple conductors. This included threats made while brandishing a knife.⁣

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Armed man wanted for robbery, multiple offenses, apprehended by New Jersey Transit Police

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Jersey City NJ, on Thursday 7/1/21, New Jersey Transit Police Officer Krause and Detective Costain were canvassing near Garfield Avenue Station in Jersey City. They were searching for a suspect wanted for an armed robbery via handgun.

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Observant New Jersey Transit Police Officer helps reunite mother missing for days⁣

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Newark NJ, During a recent patrol, New Jersey Transit Police Officer Singleton received a report of a missing mother. Her last known destination was Newark Penn Station. There, she was intended to travel via Amtrak. Equipped with her description, Officer Singleton exhausted every resource to find her. Attempts to reach her via cell phone and at all prior locations proved negative. He found that her Amtrak ticket was purchased but was never used.⁣

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NJ TRANSIT Police locate Missing Autistic Boy Ending Multi-agency Search⁣⁣

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Secaucus NJ,  on Tuesday, 3/16/21, New Jersey Transit Police Officers Dioguardi, Romano, and Lieutenant Sperlazza were on patrol at Secaucus Junction Station. The officers responded to a report of a male child traveling alone on train 1122. They found that the child, who is autistic, would not communicate with the train crew.⁣⁣

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New Jersey Transit Police Officers Save OD’ing Man’s life

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Newark NJ, on Sunday, 3/14/21, New Jersey Transit Police Officers Martinez, Pena-Perez, Ydo, and Mastrofilipo were on patrol at Newark Penn Station. The officers observed a man lying prone inside a restroom stall. Finding the man unconscious, they forced open the stall and removed him for treatment. They discovered that the man was near death. He was suffering an asphyxiation episode and exhibited signs of an impending overdose.⁣⁣

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NJ Transit Police Rescue Dog Struck by Newark Light Rail

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Newark NJ, on Friday an urgent rescue mission unfolded for an injured canine. New Jersey Transit Police officers responded to reports that a dog got onto the Newark Light Rail tracks at Park Ave and was struck and pinned under the light rail vehicle. Responding Patrol, K9, and ESU officers found an injured dog under the train. Together, the officers took great care to remove the cold and injured dog without further trauma. They stabilized the dog and rushed it to an appropriately suited K9 vehicle for its transport to further care. Now this pup has promising potential for a full recovery and a good reminder to keep off the tracks.⁣

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New Jersey Transit Police Interrupt Robbery

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Good police work by District 5 (Penn Station Newark) officers :⁣
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Newark NJ, investigating yells for help, New Jersey Transit Police Officers quickly came to the aid of a strong-armed robbery victim. The officers found the victim struggling with the actor near an ATM and safely made an apprehension. We remain determined to keep you safe and want you to remember these safety tips while using any ATM abroad.⁣

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New Jersey Transit Police Rescue Commuter Who Fell on Tracks at Newark Penn Station

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Newark NJ,  New Jersey Transit Police Officers, a big part of our job includes medical aid events and last year alone we handled over 6,000. These aid events encompass every medical emergency including CPR and attending to serious, life-threatening injuries. While each call is different, every party we aid receives the full attention, care, and treatment we would give our own family members.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE ARREST MONTCLAIR HOME INVASION SUSPECT

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NEWARK NJ, a keen-eyed New Jersey Transit Police Officer on patrol in Newark Penn Station this week spotted and arrested a suspect wanted for a home invasion robbery and attempted murder of a 17-year-old girl in Montclair. New Jersey Transit Police Officer Bryan Richards recognized the suspect walking in Newark Penn Station on Monday November 9th after a bulletin was issued by Montclair police and placed him under arrest.

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New Jersey Transit Police effect arrest for aggravated assault against a NJ TRANSIT train conductor

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Secaucus NJ, During the early morning hours of 08/19/20, NJTPD officers responded to a report of a conductor assaulted at Secaucus Junction Station. The officers apprehended a subject who allegedly struck a conductor in the face with a closed fist. This subject now faces multiple charges including Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

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New Jersey Transit Police is Seeking the Public’s Assistance with Identifying a Potential Sexual Predator

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Newark NJ, New Jersey Transit Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a male sought in connection to an alleged Criminal Sexual Contact incident. The individual is seen on surveillance footage inappropriately touching the victim outside of Newark Penn Station on 6/28/20. The NJTPD Detective Bureau is looking to positively identify the actor prior to formal questioning. The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20’s to early 30’s wearing camouflage shorts with drawstrings, a black sleeveless shirt and black sneakers. Anyone able to identify the subject is asked to contact Detective Baber at 973-491-8328 or email at CBABER@njtransit.com , anonymous tips are welcome.

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New Jersey Transit Police Officers Make Multiply Arrests for aggravated assault against train conductors

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Newark NJ,Earlier this week, New Jersey Transit Police Officers effected arrests for aggravated assault against NJ TRANSIT train conductors during separate incidences and at different locations. Both incidences resulted in quick responses by NJTPD officers followed by the arrests of the actors responsible. Please remember:⁣

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New Jersey Transit Police charge man with Sexual contact of a women while on board a train

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NEWARK NJ ,New Jersey Transit Police have charged a man with criminal sexual contact after identifying him from a victim’s description given to police a few days earlier.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, September 9, 50-year-old Raghavan E. Narayanan of Hillsborough was arrested at Newark Penn Station and charged with criminal sexual contact. Officers recognized him from a description given by a female customer, who reported a man inappropriately touched her while on board a NJ TRANSIT train two days earlier.

“We are grateful that the New Jersey Transit Police were able to act so quickly in apprehending this person,’’ said Interim Executive Director Dennis Martin. “The safety of our customers is paramount to us and we do not take that lightly.’’

“The officers of the New Jersey Transit Police Department are the eyes and ears of the state’s transportation system,’’ said Police Chief Christopher Trucillo. “Incidents like this reinforce how our police department is vigilant when it comes to protecting our customers both in plain sight and behind the scenes.’’

Narayanan was issued a summons and released pending a court date for later this month.

The charges and allegations contained in this release are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.