Law & Justice

June 9, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers arrested 14 individuals on numerous charges Tuesday, relating to criminal trespassing on to the property of the Bergen County Jail, obstructing government vehicles from entering and exiting the sally port for individuals being booked into the ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee admitted stealing checks sent through the mail, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced on Thursday. Juan Torres, 28, of Hackensack, NJ, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty, charging him with one ...

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NEW JERSEY- Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking. Sayreville Police Chief ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack man was arrested on an arson charge over the weekend, according to county authorities. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Brandon McGarrell of Hackensack, NJ, was arrested on a charge of arson according to Bergen County Prosecutor ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton held a graduation ceremony for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Canine Training Academy. Basic Patrol Class 201-01 and Basic Scent Class 21-01 consisted of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers, as well as officers from Warren Township and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Nelson Fabian Padilla of Hackensack was arrested on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella.  On Wednesday, May 5, the Division of Child Protection and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the promotion of Deputy Chief Jason Love to Chief of Detectives. Chief Love was sworn in during a private ceremony with his family on Monday, May 3.   In his 25-year career with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Love ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — Serial killer Richard Cottingham, dubbed "The Torso Killer," admitted to the 1974 murders of Mary Ann Pryor and Lorraine Kelly after he picked them up from Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, as they attempted to get to a "Paramus shopping mall," according to Wikipedia history and county ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – With the religious holiday of Ramadan only a week away, Sheriff Anthony Cureton invited law enforcement and community leaders together for a pre-Ramadan briefing to talk about public safety via zoom. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office plans on deploying additional resources to ...

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HACKENSACK/NORTH ARLINGTON - The North Arlington Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating the deaths of two individuals found inside an apartment on Garden Terrace in North Arlington, it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella on ...

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CARLSTADT/HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that an investigation found James T. Cox of Carlsadt murdered his ex-wife, 34-year-old Massiel S. Deoleo of Mahwah, NJ, and afterward committed suicide. On Saturday, April 3, at approximately 11:48 a.m., the Carlstadt ...

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CARLSTADT, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office issued a preliminary statement about a murder-suicide that occurred in Carlstadt on Saturday evening. The Carlstadt Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred ...

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NEW JERSEY — With the stroke of a pen in February, New Jersey was one of fifteen states plus Washington DC to legalize recreational marijuana while also decriminalizing it. What that means for many who partake is still a mystery. The feds have yet to legalize it, and each state has unique laws to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office administered its first series of COVID-19 vaccine shots to inmates and detainees on Friday.  The sheriff’s office correctional facility received 100 vials of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which was administered by the medical staff in the ...

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HACKENSACKL NJ - With Passover beginning next week, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton and Prosecutor Mark Musella invited law enforcement and community leaders together for a pre-Passover briefing to talk about public safety. The Jewish holiday of Passover begins on the evening of Saturday, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton held a swearing-in and promotional ceremony which re-promoted twelve (12) officers and moved twenty-five (25) former County Police Officers to County Sheriff’s Officers. This ceremony finalized the merger of the Bergen County Police with Bergen ...

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NEW YORK, NY - A Hackensack resident pled guilty on Friday to 10 counts of aiding and assisting the preparation of false and fraudulent income tax returns for the tax years 2013 to 2016, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Internal Revenue ...

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Longtime Civil Rights Activists Who Fought for the Desegregation of Plainfield Schools  PLAINFIELD, N.J. — The Plainfield Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to name the new school building that will be built on the site of the former Woodland Elementary School "The Charles and Anna ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Hackensack woman was sentenced on Tuesday to 63 months in prison for an elaborate bank frank scheme resulting in losses of more than $2 million, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced. Alexis Taylor, 32, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrests of 22 individuals who ran an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press conference.  The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Two initiatives designed to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and Bergen County residents through engagement were announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. The initiatives include the creation of the Community Engagement Task Force and the expansion of the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Queens, NY woman was arrested on multiple charges during an ICE protest outside the Bergen County Jail, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton announced in a press release. Amanda Jean Torres, 26 from Queens, New York, was arrested on several charges: Criminal Trespass-Defiant ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Despite a string of unruly week-long protests staged by Black Lives Matter Bergen County demanding the release of ICE detainees at the Bergen County Jail, a number of whom are on hunger strike due to what inmates have described unsatisfactory conditions at the South River Street ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A city father and son are facing a string of charges after they allegedly stole a victim’s credentials and received a mortgage loan in excess of $400,000 following a 10-month-long investigation. Last February, the Maywood Police Department informed the Bergen County ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Authorities are investigating the vandalism of Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s Englewood home.  The criminal act occurred after 9 p.m. Tuesday, after the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was notified that at least one individual had defaced the garage door of his ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Artist Julius Dubose, professionally known as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, along with members of his entourage, Quashaun Hagler and Samblou Camara, were arrested on gun and drug charges, it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella on Tuesday. These arrests are the ...

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