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Drug Buyer Attacks Detectives, Out-Of-Town Dealer Caught With Loaded Gun: Passaic Sheriff
A 50-year-old man who was busted buying drugs from a Little Ferry driver in Paterson fought with Passaic County sheriff's officers before he was subdued, authorities said.
The dealer who sold him the drugs, they said, is an ex-con who had a gun in his car.
Both are now facing serious charges.
Working from a tip, Bureau of Narcotics detectives watched as Andre Morales, 36, sold some drugs to Luis Santos, 50, near the corner of Marshal and Slater streets from his 2012 Chevy Cruze, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said.
The detectives grabbed each of them at separate locations m…
Man, 22, Shot His Mom, Her Friend With Illegally Purchased Pistol: DA
A 22-year-old Middlesex County man is being held for a mental health evaluation after police arrested him for shooting his mother and one of her friends, authorities said.
Brent Justice Roman-Finnagan of Lexington used an illegally purchased pistol to pull off the attack, the Middlesex County District Attorney said.
Roman-Finnagan's mom, age 57, called 911 around 4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, to report that her son had shot her and her friend, a 55-year-old Haverhill woman, the prosecutor said. Their names were not released.
Lexington police took Roman-Finnagan into custody …
Worcester Man, 31, Killed In Fiery Oxford Crash On Route 395
A 31-year-old man was killed Friday night, Sept. 29, after his car veered off the road and crashed into a tree, authorities said.
Shawn Marengo, 31, of Worcester, was driving his Jeeps south on Route 395 in Oxford near Exit 4 around 10 p.m. when he left the roadway, Massachusetts State Police say.
The Jeep slammed into a tree and caught fire. Marengo was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
It's unclear what caused his car to leave the road. State police are investigating the circumstances that led up to the fatal incident.
Police closed the left lane of Rout…
18-Year-Old Ellington Dirt Biker Nabbed For Reckless Driving On I-84 By TikTok Video
An 18-year-old Connecticut dirt bike rider has been hit with multiple charges for allegedly driving recklessly on I-84, causing a traffic hazard, said state police.
Tolland County resident Hunter Shawn Laforest, of Ellington, was charged on Friday, Sept. 22 by state police for the incident that was caught on video and placed on TikTok on Sunday, June 25.
According to Connecticut State Police, troopers have received multiple complaints regarding dirtbikes riding on roadways, operating recklessly, doing "wheelies," and causing traffic hazards.
On June 25, a video posted on TikTok was b…
South Jersey Man Admits Leading Drug Trafficking Ring From Jail: Prosecutor
A 44-year-old man from Atlantic County has admitted to being a kingpin in a drug trafficking ring from jail and causing the death of someone from a heroin overdose, authorities said.
Emery Chapman, 44, of Pleasantville, pleaded guilty on Monday, Sept. 25 to charges of first-degree leader of a narcotics trafficking network, first-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and first-degree strict liability for causing a drug-induced death, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
In December 2018, Chapman sold heroin to Brian Whitted, 61, of Galloway Townshi…
Man, 50, Rapes Nassau County Girl: Police
A man from Queens has been apprehended by police after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a Long Island child, police said.
On Thursday, Sept. 28, Nassau County Police announced the arrest of Giovanny Campos, age 50, of Queens, on multiple charges that include rape.
From Thursday, May 4 to Thursday, May 18, Campos allegedly had sexual relations with an underage girl in Nassau County.
He is charged with:
Rape, two counts;
Criminal sexual act, four counts; and
Endangering the welfare of a child, two counts.
Campos pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and is scheduled to reap…