Law & Justice

January 18, 2021

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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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A 22-year-old city man who works as a hotel clerk was arrested Monday after an FBI investigation found he was in possession of more than 2,200 files depicting child pornography.  Following a months-long Internet child pornography investigation in conjunction with the FBI, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – He lied to a clerk in Tennessee when he tried to get a driver’s license. That, according to Tennessee authorities, is what led to the arrest of Richard Allen Ziegler on charges of engaging in multiple sex acts with children in Roxbury almost four decades ago. They said the ...

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High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 69-year-old Hackensack man who struck a senior citizen and a woman in the parking lot of a business specializing in children’s birthday parties has been arrested and charged with assault by auto. Before 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, the Paramus Police Department arrived ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack school teacher has been charged with theft by deception after investigators say she solicited a few hundred thousand dollars from innocent investors in a Ponzi-type scheme. On Tuesday, October 13, Suzette R. Hart, a 54-year-old Oradell woman who teaches ESL at ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — A U.S. Postal Service employee who lives in Hackensack was arrested today after investigators claim he allegedly stole mail and committed bank fraud, from stealing mailed checks to fraudulently depositing them without authorization. According to a press release from the United ...

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School. Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 28-year-old city man, a “James Bond” burglar who was previously sentenced to 17 years in state prison and convicted of multiple offenses, has been arrested six months after he escaped from a halfway house. Hakeem Chance was issued his prison sentence in 2014 after ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 31-year-old Teaneck man has been arrested and charged with robbery after he threatened a FedEx driver for a package before snatching it and running away with it. After noon on Tuesday, September 1, Newon O. Byfield allegedly approached the driver on Polifly Road as he was ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office arrested a New York City man who had $50,000 worth of cocaine on him, which a narcotic investigation revealed he had intended to distribute within the New York Metropolitan area. According to a news release from the Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Seven men and one juvenile from Bergen County have been arrested after a months-long investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office determined they used the internet to spread child pornography. Following the investigation, which prosecutors called ...

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Republican challenge also questions limits on what state can pay back This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Arguments before the ...

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