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3-22-17 - Death Investigation (Update 3-24-17)

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On Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 at 2234hrs Officer Dana Eustace #389 conducted an area check of State Line Lookout and observed an unoccupied Subaru Forester parked in the parking lot several hours after closing. (The State Line Lookout is located in the Alpine NJ Section of the Palisades Interstate Park).  P.O. Eustace along with P.O. Martin Clancy #390 conducted a foot check of the lookout to find the occupant(s).  During their check they came upon an unattended woman's hand bag on a rock wall located north of the main overlook along Old US Route 9W.  As they investigated the area closer, they discovered an unconscious female laying below the rock wall who was visibly deceased.  EMS and Paramedics were notified and pronounced the victim deceased a short time thereafter.

Detectives responded along with the Bergen County Sheriff's Department BCI Unit and Medical Examiner Investigator.  The victim was positively identified at the scene as Kari Kaminski, Age 45 and residing in Cresskill New Jersey.   At this time, there is not enough information to determine a cause of death or circumstances leading to hear death and this is still an active investigation.  Therefore, further information surrounding this incident will be released when confirmed and available.

3-24-2017 Update:

At this time, Ms. Kaminski's death is not considered a homicide however detectives are still working to determine a cause and circumstances.  Further information to follow when conifrmed.

Busy New Year's Weekend

The Palisades Interstate Parkway transitioned from 2016 to 2017 with a spike in activity thanks to the efforts of our proactive officers.  Between 1900hrs on Friday, December 30th and 0700hrs on 1900hrs on Monday, January 2nd officers issued 240 traffic violations and made 23 arrests.  Of those arrests were 7 DWI's, 1 handgun, and the remaining 15 were for narcotics.  It should be noted that 5 of 7 the DWI arrests were made between 2am and 5am on New Year's Eve. 

2-20-17 - Drug Arrest - Pursut - Cliff Rescue

On Monday, February 20th 2017 at approximately 1715hrs several members of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department were conducting a controlled narcotics purchase as part of an ongoing investigation in a stairway off Hudson Terrace in the Fort Lee NJ Section of the Palisades Interstate Park.  During the transaction, the target subject fled on the undercover officer into the wooded park area just north of the George Washington Bridge, east of Hudson Terrace.  Officers engaged in a foot pursuit and assistance from Fort Lee and Port Authority GWB were requested.

The subject continued to run east and then north through the wooded area until he came to a point where he crossed over the fenceline and began scaling down the Palisades Cliff.  As more officers converged on his location from above as well as Henry Hudson Drive below, he stopped moving and became stuck in a tree on the cliff side.  Unable to move and unable to be reached, rappel teams were requested to gain access to the subject. 

He was later removed, uninjured, and placed into custody where he was later transported to the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police NJ Headquarters.  In addition to the below charges related to this incident, it was later determiend that the subject was also wanted on armed robbery charges from NYPD.  He was later lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending extradition and hearings on charges from this agency.

2C:5-2A(1) Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine 3rd degree

2C:5-2A(1) Conspiracy to Distribute Ecstasy  3rd degree

2C:29-2A(3)(B) Resist Arrest by Flight to create substantial risk if physical injury to public servant 3rd Degree

2C:28-3a Unsworn Falsification 4th degree

Held on Extraditable Warrant for Armed Robbery out of New York City Police Department.

Additional charges pending.

Lora Anthony

Mr. Anthony Lora

22 y.o. male from Bronx NY.

2016 AAA Awards

2016 AAA Award

On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department was presented with the AAA Award of Merit for its proactive efforts in traffic safety.  Officers Jeffrey Lamboy #384, Martin Clancy #390, and David Moscaritolo #395 attended the cermony and received the award on behalf of the department.  The three officers issued the most summonses in the preceeding year for traffic safety violations.