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Hackensack Officials Will Oppose Judge’s Non-Binding Recommendation to Reinstate Officers Involved in Evidence Tampering Incident

February 11, 2019

HACKENSACK, N.J. — City officials will be immediately demanding that the New Jersey Civil Service Commission reject an administrative law judge’s non-binding recommendation that five former Hackensack Police Officers she found had engaged in evidence tampering and an illegal warrantless search of a residence only receive lengthy suspensions, rather than be terminated from the ...

Bergen County Seeks Volunteers for a Regional Team to Respond to Domestic Violence at Police Departments

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division of Alternatives to Domestic Violence (BCDHS/ADV) is currently recruiting volunteers for a regional team that will respond to victims of domestic violence at police departments located in Bergen County municipalities.  Volunteers from the community are trained to offer necessary information and referrals to victims at a ...

Hackensack Man Charged with Burglary

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced today the arrest of 51-year-old Steven Saulter, a Hackensack resident, on a charge of Burglary that stems from a September, 2018 incident.

In August 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad initiated an investigation into a series of residential burglaries in and around Bergen ...

Hackensack man, Englewood man, charged with aggravated assault

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of 26-year-old Englewood resident Zachary C. Anderson, and 22-year-old Hackensack resident Corey A. McKay, Jr. on charges of Aggravated Assault. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County ...

Lawsuit Charges $170 Million School Referendum Misleads Voters with False Information

A Hackensack citizens group today filed a lawsuit demanding that the Board of
Education correct language on voting machines that the group claims, “grossly
misstates the true cost of a $170 Million referendum.”

Hackensack Smart Schools Inc. says this is the second time that the citizens group has
objected to school district materials that falsely minimize the impact of the ...

Hackensack Police Lieutenant Accused of Stalking Wife Suspended without Pay, facing Judicial Hearing, and later, Administrative Hearing

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack Police Lieutenant accused of stalking his wife has been suspended without pay, according to an HPD spokesperson.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information on December 30 that Hackensack Police Lt. Richard Levis, a Butler resident, may have placed a GPS tracking device in his estranged wife’s vehicle without her permission.

An ...

Hackensack Police Lieutenant Accused of Stalking Wife with GPS Tracker

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack Police Lieutenant has been arrested on accusations he used a GPS tracker to stalk his estranged wife, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced.

Lt. Richard Levis, a resident of Butler, is charged with one count of burglary, a third degree crime, and one count of stalking, a fourth degree crime, authorities said.

The Bergen County ...

Hackensack Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact, Endangering Welfare of a Child

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A collaborative investigation between the Edgewater Police Department the Bergen County Prosector's Officer has led to the arrest of 32-year-old Hackensack man Andrew Lavrik for allegedly inappropriately touching a minor.

The alleged incident occurred in Edgewater on December 10, and the suspect was arrested in Paramus on January 3. He has been charged with ...


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