2018 News Releases

July 17, 2018

State Police and Burlington County Prosecutor Announce the Arrest of Mahwah Couple for Murder of their Infant Son

Mahwah, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested William Herring, 42, and Brianna Brochhausen, 22, both of Mahwah, N.J., for the murder of their 4-month-old son who suffocated on a bed in a motel room in Springfield Township, Burlington County. Read more...

July 17, 2018

State Police Seek the Public’s Assistance with Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Investigation

Paterson, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s assistance with a hit-and-run crash investigation that claimed the life of a pedestrian. Read more...

July 13, 2018

161 New Troopers Receive Badges in Toms River

Toms River, N.J. - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, and Colonel Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police, presented badges to New Jersey's newest state troopers during graduation ceremonies at the RWJ Barnabas Health Arena this morning. Read more...

July 11, 2018

State Police Arrest Man for Sharing Child Pornography Online

Summit, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Jeffrey Sapara, 50, of Summit, N.J. for allegedly sharing child pornography on the internet. Read more...

July 5, 2018

State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Homicide Investigation

Lawrence Township, Cumberland County, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with the homicide investigation of Tonya Cook, 32, of Vineland, N.J., whose burned and dismembered remains were discovered off of Banks Road in the area of Lummistown Road in the township. Read more...

July 3, 2018

State Police Increase Patrols to Reduce Fatal Crashes during Holiday

West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police would like everyone to enjoy their holiday safely. This may include getting together with family and friends at a barbecue, driving to the Jersey shore to enjoy the beach, or going out on the water on a boat. Read more...

June 18, 2018

FEMA and State Schedule Briefings On Disaster Assistance

West Trenton, N.J. - New Jersey County and Municipal Emergency Management officials are invited to briefings which will explain the process of applying for Federal disaster assistance for debris removal, snow removal, emergency protective measures, and hazard mitigation in the wake of the severe winter storm and snowstorm which impacted Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Somerset Counties during the period of March 06-07, 2018. Read more...

May 21, 2018

New Jersey State Trooper Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash

West Trenton, N.J. - It is with great sadness that the New Jersey State Police announces the tragic loss of Trooper Brian McNally #7664, who was killed in an off-duty motor vehicle crash Sunday evening on I-78 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Read more...

May 8, 2018

Governor Murphy Announces Release of GUNStat Report

Hackensack, N.J. - Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick Callahan announced today that the first GUNStat Report, which provides the public with monthly and quarterly reports of gun-crime statistics, has been released and is now available to the public on the Office of the Attorney General and New Jersey State Police websites. Read more...

May 7, 2018

Public Meeting of the State Emergency Response Commission

West Trenton, N.J. - The State Emergency Response Commission will be holding a public meeting on June 13th 2018. Read more...

April 9, 2018

State Police Arrest Two Men, Seize Guns and More than $130,000 worth of Drugs

Vineland City, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police, with assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Marshal's Service, has arrested Felix Davila, 36, of Bridgeton City, N.J., and Kenneth Ortiz, 23, of Vineland City, N.J, for various weapons and drug offenses. Read more...

March 29, 2018

NJSP Unveil Exhibit Commemorating First All-Female State Police Class in Nation

West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police today unveiled a new exhibit at the Museum and Learning Center, located at Division Headquarters, commemorating the first all-female state police class in the nation. Read more...

February 28, 2018

State Troopers Perform Life-Saving CPR on Man Involved in Car Crash

South Toms River Boro, N.J. - Two New Jersey State Troopers performed life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a man for several minutes after he suffered injuries as a result of a car crash. Read more...

February 22, 2018

State Police Announces 2017 Trooper of the Year Recipients

West Trenton, N.J. - Colonel Patrick Callahan earlier today announced Detective Sergeant James Abbes and Detective I Stephen Christinzio as the recipients of the 2017 Trooper of the Year Award for deactivating two live Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) that were found in a garbage bin after an apparent terrorist attack in Seaside Park, N.J. Read more...

February 5, 2018

Off-Duty Trooper Saves Choking Infant

Piscataway, N.J. - An off-duty New Jersey State trooper cleared the airways of a choking two-week-old infant after his neighbor came to his home seeking help. Read more...

January 25, 2018

State Police Arrest Man and Solve Several Burglaries and Forgeries

Pilesgrove Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Shadeed Jordan, 30, of Seabrook, N.J. after troopers linked him to several burglaries, thefts and forgeries in multiple South Jersey counties. Read more...

January 24, 2018

State Police Apprehend Fugitive after Pursuit into Pennsylvania

Greenwich Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police arrested wanted fugitive, Matthew Johnson, 32, of Hampton, N.J., after leading troopers on a pursuit into Pennsylvania. Read more...

January 19, 2018

State Police Arrest Fugitive and Dismantle Heroin Packaging Facility

Passaic, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Edwin Acosta, 35, of Paterson, N.J., for allegedly operating a large-scale heroin packaging facility in Clifton, N.J., Passaic County. Read more...

January 18, 2018

State Police Charge Couple with Human Trafficking

Lawrence Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have charged Ashley Gardener, 29, and her partner, Breon Mickens, 26, both of Trenton, with human trafficking after troopers encountered the17-year-old victim on Interstate 295 whom the defendants allegedly had forced to engage in prostitution. Read more...

January 5, 2018

State Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Crash that Killed Jersey City Police Officer

Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a Jersey City police lieutenant who was struck and killed earlier today on the New Jersey Turnpike. Read more...


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