2021 News Releases

April 19, 2021

State Police Charge Fifth Suspect in October Double Fatal Shooting at the Meadowlands Racetrack

East Rutherford, N.J. - Colonel Patrick J. Callahan and Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced today that the New Jersey State Police have arrested Davon Womack, 23, of Jersey City, N.J. for allegedly organizing the murder of two men in the parking lot of the Meadowlands Racetrack on October 25, 2020. Read more...

April 12, 2021

State Police and Partners Dismantle Drug Trafficking Network

Camden, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police, in conjunction with the Gloucester Township Police Department, have arrested Felix Cruz-Ventura, 42, Daniel Garcia, 41, and Jennifer Gonzales, 30, all of Camden, N.J., and Randy Mora, 35, of Gloucester Township, N.J., and dismantled a drug trafficking network as a result of a 17-month cooperative investigation dubbed “Operation Speed Bump.” Read more...

March 31, 2021

State Police Arrest Man and Take Down Mobile Heroin Mill

Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have dismantled a mobile heroin processing mill and arrested Marlon Lopez, 26, of Elizabeth, N.J. as a result of an investigation that led to the seizure of heroin stamped with brands that have been linked to four suspected fatal overdoses and 11 suspected non-fatal overdoses in New Jersey. Read more...

March 24, 2021

Troopers Arrest Two Men and Seize Ghost Gun after Traffic Stop

Secaucus, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Khristian Haye, 20, and Jaden Thomas, 20, both of Plainfield, N.J. and seized a ghost gun, cash, and burglar tools after they fled a motor vehicle stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. Read more...

March 23, 2021

State Police Arrest Four and Seize $150K worth of Heroin, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Cash

Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Lawrence Priester, 39, of Morrisville, PA, Deniece Reeves, 26, of Browns Mills, N.J., Rosa Lind, 36, and Tyran Kelsey, 35, both of Trenton, N.J., for drug offenses and money laundering during an investigation that led to the seizure of $150,000 worth of narcotics and stamps linked to two fatal and one non-fatal overdose. Read more...

March 17, 2021

144 New Troopers Receive Badges in Newark

Newark, N.J. - Today, Governor Philip D. Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan presented badges to New Jersey's newest state troopers during the graduation ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Read more...

March 1, 2021

Attorney General Grewal and Colonel Callahan Announce Takedown of Two Fentanyl Pill Pressing Mills in Passaic County

Paterson, N.J. - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan today announced arrests of three people and the seizure of illegal drugs worth more than $135,000 in the takedown of two fentanyl pill pressing mills in Passaic County, which distributed fentanyl-based pills in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Union Counties. Read more...

February 19, 2021

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

Paterson, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Paterson Police Department, United States Marshals Service, and the New Jersey Department of Corrections conducted a 3-day mobile deployment initiative in the Passaic County area that resulted in the arrest of 18 fugitives and the seizure of drugs, guns, and ammunition. Read more...

February 9, 2021

State Police and Law Enforcement Partners Arrest Two Men for Committing Multiple Bank Robberies in Cape May County

Lower Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Edward Hulme, 43, and Damian Leblanc, 39, both of Cape May, N.J., for allegedly committing three bank robberies and attempting to commit two bank robberies in Cape May County during a multi-agency investigation. Read more...

January 27, 2021

New Jersey State Trooper Uses CPR to Revive Unconscious Man

Wall Township, N.J. - A New Jersey State Trooper performed life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a 44-year-old man who collapsed and stopped breathing at a service area on the Garden State Parkway in Wall Township, N.J. Read more...

January 22, 2021

State Police and Division of Criminal Justice Charge Nine During 11-Month Auto-Theft Investigation

Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police and Division of Criminal Justice have charged nine suspects who were allegedly targeting high-end vehicles in New Jersey and New York that were to be shipped and sold overseas as a result of an 11-month investigation, which linked suspects to 22 stolen vehicles valued at more than $966,000 and resulted in the seizure of more than $133,000 worth of drugs. Read more...

January 15, 2021

State Police Solve 31 Car Thefts and Dismantle Multi-County Auto Theft Ring

Woodbridge Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested 6 suspects and dismantled an alleged multi-county theft ring linked to more than 30 stolen vehicles, 2 motor vehicle pursuits, and various other crimes after a 13-month operation dubbed “Bust a Move.” Read more...

January 8, 2021

State Police Arrest Two and Seize Guns, Heroin, Cocaine and Oxycodone

Irvington Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Kevin Brown, 48, and Tyesha St-Louis, 42, both of Irvington, N.J., for various drug and weapons offenses and seized heroin, cocaine, and oxycodone. Read more...

January 6, 2021

Colonel Callahan Prioritizes Community Outreach and Trooper Resiliency as State Police Embarks on its 100th Year Anniversary

West Trenton, N.J. - Colonel Patrick J. Callahan announced today his priorities for the New Jersey State Police as the Division enters its one-hundredth year of service. Read more...


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