Monday, April 1, 2013
Omar Monroig memorialized one year after his death during a vigil Saturday. Monroig was crossing a North Bergen street when he was struck.
The family and friends of Omar Monroig, a Butler man who died one year ago from injuries sustained after he was struck in a hit-and-run, gathered in a parking lot Saturday near where their loved one was hit by a driver who remains unfound. Monroig was struck while crossing Tonelle Avenue in North Bergen. According to Jorge Monroig, Omar's brother and the organizer of Saturday's vigil, about 60 people gathered to honor his memory. Four North Bergen police officers were also available to assist with traffic. "We wrote on 42 balloons messages and released them," Jorge Monroig said. A local pastor also shared kind words about Omar Monroig, describing him as a wealthy man for all those who loved him in his life.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Omar Monroig was struck by a car in North Bergen last March. Family members and friends will honor him with a vigil Saturday.
The relatives of Omar Monroig, a Butler man who died from injuries sustained after being struck while crossing a North Bergen street, will be memorializing the anniversary of his death with a vigil on Saturday. The vigil will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m in the parking lot of 5117 Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. "Omar touched many hearts in his own special way. He lived his life with such enthusiasm," Omar Monroig's brother, Jorge, said. "Let us remember the life of a positive, energetic, loving and charismatic man. We strongly need your support to continue to raise awareness for this injustice." Jorge Monroig and other relatives have been seeking information from the public since the initial hit-and-run incident on March 24, 2012. On …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Police set up information checkpoint asking public if they recognized sketch of driver suspected to have hit Butler man.
The family of Omar Monroig, a Butler man who was hit while crossing a North Bergen street last year and later died from his injuries, is still hoping to bring closure to the case and see an arrest made of the driver who struck their loved one and then drove away. Monroig's brother, Jorge Monroig, told Tri-Boro Patch several months ago that police were still working on the case and gathering any information they could on the driver. However, police were beginning to exhaust their resources, Jorge Monroig said. On Friday, North Bergen police conducted an informational checkpoint at the request of the family on Tonnelle Avenue, where Monroig was hit on March 23, 2012. Officers asked motorists if they recognized the man police have been able …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Omar Monroig, a bodybuilder from Butler, died after being struck by a vehicle in North Bergen.
Eight months have gone by and the relatives of Omar Monroig, a Butler man who died eight days after being struck in a hit-and-run, said they are no closer to finding the driver who caused the crash than they were in March. The family has increased the reward offered for any information that leads to an arrest of the driver to $20,000, according to Monroig's wife, Marybell Monroig. "Our son, Nicolas, and the family are trying to bring awareness to this case," she said. "No one has come forward with any further information in regards to this accident. My hope is this will create more leads." Omar Monroig was 42 when he died on April 2 at Hackensack University Medical Center. He was transported to the hospital the week prior after being …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Police seeking man who may be responsible for hit-and-run that lead to Butler man's death.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
The North Bergen Police Department has released sketches of a man believed to be allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run that claimed the life of Butler resident Omar Monroig, according to NJ.com. Monroig died on April 1 at Hackensack University Medical Center about a week after being struck while crossing the street on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. Read what Monroig's friends had to say about him here. According to NJ.com, Monroig's family is offering a $5,000 reward to individuals who come forward with information on the driver of the vehicle that allegedly hit Monroig. NorthJersey.com reported Monday that the reward was increased to $10,000. Read the full story from NJ.com here.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Friend said Omar Monroig was passionate about his family, bodybuilding competitions.
Family members and friends of Omar Monroig, the 42-year-old Butler man who died Sunday about a week after being struck in a hit-and-run in North Bergen on March 24, will be mourning the loss of a loved one this weekend. A wake is being held for Monroig at the Biondi Funeral Home in Nutley on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and a funeral is being held at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Newark on Saturday followed by burial at a cemetery in East Hanover. Barbara Wheeler, 40, of Garfield, said Monroig grew up in Newark and that she shared many good memories with the man. The two had grown apart, but over the past five years had reconnected through social media websites. "We really didn't think he was going to go. We really, really were positive that he …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Charges could include vehicular homicide if a suspect is apprehended.
North Bergen police are continuing an "aggressive" investigation of a hit-and-run that ultimately led to the death of a 42-year-old Butler man Sunday. Omar Monroig was crossing Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen at 11:45 p.m. on March 24 when he was struck by a driver and thrown more than 100 feet, according to NJ.com. Monroig was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he died Sunday at about 4:30 p.m. Lt. Robert Farley of the North Bergen Police Department is handling the investigation and said Tuesday that while he cannot discuss the case in detail, the death of Monroig has not affected the hard work of the officers conducting the investigation. "It hasn't changed as far as we're being extremely aggressive as far as …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Body builder was allegedly struck while crossing North Bergen street.
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Monday, April 2, 2012
A 42-year-old Butler man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in North Bergen about a week ago, according to The Jersey Journal. Omar Monroig died at Hackensack University Medical Center at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. He was taken there on the evening of March 24 after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen, according to the Jersey Journal. The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office told Patch the investigation is being handled by the North Bergen Police Department. To read the full story from The Jersey Journal, click here.