Law & Justice

May 20, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ – After more than a year under the leadership of an acting prosecutor, Bergen County now has a new chief law enforcement officer. Mark Musella was sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol on Monday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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HACKENSACK NJ – Yesterday, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office held a graduation ceremony for the Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 Training Academy. The graduation featured the 6th Patrol Class and 8th Scent Class since the Academy’s creation in 2012 and was led under the direction of Lt. Timothy ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In preparations for the holy month of Ramadan, Sheriff Anthony Cureton held a pre-Ramadan briefing on Tuesday, April 30th to discuss public safety precautions for the upcoming holiday season. The briefing was attended by Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Freeholder Vice-Chair ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) spoke alongside seniors targeted by financial scams, announcing the bipartisan Senior Security Act, which will help stop financial predators from scamming seniors out of their savings. The act will create the Senior Investor Taskforce within ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A 40-year-old Hackensack man faces life behind bars after being found guilty of assaulting two people and carjacking a vehicle in Paterson nearly three years ago. On Friday, a jury returned their verdict against Paul Myhand following just one hour of deliberation, Passaic County ...

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A 52-year-old South Hackensack man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child.  The arrest of Segundo Calle-Calle was made last week by Bergen County Prosecutor's after the Hackensack Police Department received a call earlier this month alleging that Mr. Calle-Calle had ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today. The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland ...

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NJ -- Several local police departments will take part in the national U Text, U Drive, U Pay Campaign to make roads safer and combat distracted driivng. According to Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri, Sr., and Wood-Ridge Police Chief John Korin, both Hasbrouck Heights and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation rarely seen in New Jersey, the State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill to better prepare school officials and law enforcement to respond to emergencies on school grounds. The legislation requires NJ schools to provide maps and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The scheduled vote on marijuana legalization that was on the calendar for today has been cancelled, after it became clear that there weren't enough votes to pass it. Senate President Stephen Sweeney had this to say in a released statement, "While we are all disappointed that we did ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Edward "Ned" Thomson (R-Monmouth/Ocean) that increases the penalties for failing to report child sexual abuse has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The measure (S641/A850) requires those who believe a child has been sexually abused to ...

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In response to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s announcement Friday regarding the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin drug mill in Hudson County, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has issued a warning about potentially deadly narcotics in the local area. The drug mill, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earlier today, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office held a swearing-in ceremony for seven new recruits, one investigator, and five new intergovernmental transfer officers (two SO and three CO) who will be joining the force. “The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the premier law ...

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Last week, the Bergen County Prosecutors office announced the arrest of a Bergen County juvenile on a charge of Possession of Child Pornography. The Prosecutor's office could not release the suspect's age, residence, or gender, according to a spokesperson, since this is a juvenile matter. The ...

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Hackensack Performing Arts Center is presenting the film “Think Twice Little Gangsta” this Saturday at 4 p.m., which with be followed but Q&A panel discussion.  The 2009 film stars rapper, actor and East Orange native Treach of the famous rap group Naughty by Nature. Co-director and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Five former Hackensack Police Officers who were fired last year may be reinstated with back pay after a judge issued a non-binding opinion in the matter. According to city officials the move could cost city taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as damage the ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has announced the arrest of 49-year-old Nicholas Caruso, of South Hackensack, on charges of Theft by Deception and Computer Related Theft. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office ...

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HACKESNACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has announced the arrest of 64-year-old Hackensack man Carl Johnson on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of ...

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TRENTON) – Moving forward on legalization of the adult use cannabis after hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved measure A-11 that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the possession, ...

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