Police & Fire

June 1, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack man who had marijuana on him is facing a string of charges after he robbed a victim, burglarized a vehicle, attempted to hide from police in a parking lot and then coughed at multiple officers saying he had coronavirus to resist arrest. On Sunday outside Joseph ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 56-year-old Hackensack man is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after suffering head trauma when he was struck by a motorist in the city last night. According to a press release from the Hackensack Police Department, Michael Columbo was on foot after 8:30 ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A commercial building in the city’s business district was ravaged in a fire that occurred early Saturday night. Shortly after 6 p.m. on May 16, the fire alarm from 227 Main Street, NJ Modern Kitchen and Bath, resounded as firefighters and mutual aid rushed to extinguish a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 47-year-old laborer from Paterson is facing charges for vehicular homicide after he allegedly struck and killed a Hackensack man last night near the Bergen County Justice Center before driving off. After 8 p.m. Friday, the Hackensack Police Department received word of a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection at Central and Summit Avenues until mid-afternoon today after a red-light runner knocked over a traffic light causing it to malfunction. Shortly before 9 a.m., a 50-year-old man who was operating a 2007 Nissan ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County residents: Beware of phone scams.  If you receive a phone call from someone purporting to be a member of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office asking for money, a wire transfer, or prepaid gift cards, or threatens you with arrest for failing to appear for an ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A city man is facing charges for endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact after an investigation found he had been engaging in lascivious conversations with a juvenile. Juan Arnoldo Tomas Juarez, a 28-year-old warehouse worker from Hackensack, was ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 19-year-old Edgewater man who shot a man inside a Hackensack convenience store is facing charges for attempted murder.   After fielding a 911 call about a possible shooting shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, city police arrived to a dramatic scene inside the Hackensack Mini ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City police issued a warrant out for the arrest of a career criminal from Hackensack -- recently released from jail -- who crashed a stolen vehicle with two other occupants this morning. Shortly before 9 a.m., city Police Officer Frank McCall observed three people in a 2017 ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A city man is facing charges of aggravated assault after a dispute with his stepson over dirty dishes turned deadly, and he pulled out his pocket knife and stabbed him. Hackensack Police arrived to the apartment of 48-year-old Frederick J. Schock III, who is unemployed, after ...

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HACKENSACK, -- A 28-year-old Ohio man is facing charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats after he brandished a handgun at a store clerk outside a 7-Eleven. Police say Tyreek Davis, of Columbus, Ohio, was in town visiting his mother this past weekend when he stopped in the 7-Eleven ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 34-year-old city man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment early this morning was arrested after an attempt to flee from police ended with him plummeting to the bottom of an air shaft. At 4:35 a.m., city police responded to the condominium complex at 960 Main Street ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A city mother panicked Tuesday when her one-year-old daughter turned blue and her eyes rolled back into her head. Within seconds of dialing 911, Police Officer Mark Carrillo arrived to the home where the mother placed her baby girl into his arms. Though breathing, the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 28-year-old married Hackensack man who is unemployed was arrested and charged on four counts of endangering the welfare of a child under 16 after the child allegedly told city education officials at school that they were “intentionally struck in the face” by the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- City detectives are investigating the burglary of six offices inside a Hudson Street building in Hackensack that occurred after midnight on Sunday. The thieves stole a reported $40,000 in collectible coins and a painting worth several thousand dollars. Cops responded to a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 16-year-old juvenile who phoned in six calls to multiple area police departments claiming there was a bomb on two unnamed school campuses in Hackensack and Paramus, has been taken into protective custody and charged with terroristic threats and false public alarm. Last ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- An 18-year-old city man who police say has been arrested multiple times has been arrested once again and charged with resisting arrest and robbery charges following a foot chase on the heels of his alleged robbery at The River Edge Diner.    According to a news release from ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Three juveniles who broke into and burglarized a First Street convenience store -- two of whom tried to run from police -- have been taken into custody. Early Monday morning, the juveniles -- a 12-year-old Hackensack resident, a 15-year-old from Wallington, and a 17-year-old ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Monday, February 24 to examine all aspects of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.   “Receiving ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Despite a recent admonishment from city police advising drivers and pedestrians to pay attention while driving or crossing the street following a string of pedestrian-related motor vehicle accidents, a third pedestrian has been struck by a car in the city in the last three ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Two fires that occurred within nine days and three miles of each other caused extensive damage to a warehouse and an apartment complex in the city, and required assistance from multiple area fire companies to extinguish. On Sunday, Feb. 16 at around 9 p.m., a two-alarm fire ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 48-year-old Hackensack man was one of four area culprits arrested and charged with narcotics-related offenses following a two-month-long investigation into a heroin distribution operation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics, Gangs and Violent Crimes ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City police are urging pedestrians to “pay attention” and “put the cell phone down” while crossing busy streets. And drivers, to learn the law and look out for pedestrians crossing.  The admonishment comes after two pedestrians were struck by motorists while trying to cross ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Fire officials are investigating a working house fire that tore through a vacant city home's two floors this afternoon.  When members of the Hackensack Fire Department’s second platoon arrived at the residence at 39 Clinton Place with assistance from the Teaneck and Englewood ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Teaneck man is facing charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault after a late-night altercation on Sunday turned deadly. City police received a 911 call on Sunday, January 26 that a stabbing had occurred at the apartment complex of 240 Anderson Street. When officers ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Three Hackensack men who had marijuana on them with intent to distribute from a single-family house have been arrested. An investigation by the Narcotics Bureau into the sales of narcotics from an Anderson Street home resulted with the execution of a court-authorized search ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- City police have arrested a 33-year-old Lodi man who is on probation for a previous drug conviction, after he distributed crack cocaine in a city school zone. An investigation by the Hackensack Police Department Narcotics Bureau found that Kisaac Martin, a repeat offender, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A 57-year-old city man is in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself with his legally-owned handgun that he keeps on his nightstand before bed. Shortly after midnight this morning, the man -- who police did not identify -- had placed his Smith and Wesson .45 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Main Street massage parlor in the city has shuttered its doors after city police arrested two New York employees who are facing prostitution charges. City police received an anonymous complaint about Healing Hand Spa, located at 139 Main Street. The business, which has a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- On January 15, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton presented lifesaving award ribbons to Bergen County Sheriff Officers LaBarbera, Maietta, and Moussavian at a swearing-in ceremony that welcomed 14 new hires.   The ceremony took place at Two Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack ...

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