Police & Fire

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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PARAMUS, NJ – A 51-year-old Hackensack man has been arrested in connection with a bias crime that reportedly occurred on a jitney bus as it traveled along Route 4 last week in Paramus. On Wednesday, Paramus police charged Victor Colon with bias intimidation, terroristic threats and aggravated ...

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PARAMUS, NJ –Authorities are seeking the public’s help identifying a man accused of threatening a fellow jitney bus passenger with a box cutter, calling him a terrorist and forcing him off the bus last week as it traveled along Route 4.  The man sought in connection with the May 2 incident, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A bus driver was ticketed for careless driving Thursday afternoon after police say he struck a utility pole while he was trying to exit the parking lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store. Around 2 p.m., officers were called to the area of 290 Polifly Road after receiving a report ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities nabbed at least one member of a ring they believe is responsible for a series of vehicle thefts throughout Bergen County. In a news release Thursday afternoon, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said additonal arrests are expected in the future following further ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A 90-year-old Hackensack man escaped serious injury Thursday morning after his car crashed into a building on Prospect Avenue, according to police.  Around 9:40 a.m., police were called to a Prospect Avenue building after receiving a report that a vehicle had crashed into the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- NJ Advance Media reported Sunday that Governor Phil Murphy’s administration planned to shift $33 million from the New Jersey State Firemen's Association in the proposed 2019 State budget. This prompted a strong reaction from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, firefighter for ...

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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 – On Saturday, a program for local youth will be held in Hackensack about interactions with law enforcement. The program, which is being presented by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and several local police departments, will be held from 9:30 a.m.

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A 17-year-old accused of conducting an armed robbery was struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday afternoon while he was attempting to flee from police. Just before 4:30 p.m., the teen – who was wanted on warrants related to an Oct. 26, 2018 armed robbery with a handgun – was ...

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SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ –  Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old South Hackensack man that occurred over the weekend. On Saturday evening, police were dispatched to a Hoffman Street home after receiving a 911 call from its residents that a man had been ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey's Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal along with Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo released a statement reporting that "Operation Home Alone", described as "a multi-agency undercover operation targeting men who allegedly were using social media in an attempt to lure ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Members of the community came together Friday to mark Arbor Day, as well as dedicate a tree to Dennis Walker, a Hackensack firefighter who died eight years ago of 9/11-related cancer. During the ceremony, which was held at Hackensack Fire Department Engine 2’s headquarters on ...

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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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HACKENSACK- A psychologist who worked in several New Jersey school districts, including Hackensack, has been accused of sexually abusing a child, authorities said.  Dr. Lorenzo Puertas, 78, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of sexual assault by sexual contact and one count of ...

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HACKENSACK- A 50-year-old Hackensack man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he stabbed a woman in the throat early Saturday morning. Just before 4 a.m., officers were called to a home in the northern report of the city after receiving a report of an assault, Capt. Darrin DeWitt ...

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HACKENSACK – A 48-year-old Hackensack man was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car Wednesday night on River Street, according to police. Around 10:25 p.m., officers were called to the area of River and Anderson streets, where they found a man lying in the road with facial injuries, ...

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HACKENSACK – A 25-year-old Hackensack man faces sex crimes charges after police say he acted inappropriately towards several women. Authorities arrested Lavert Conway on Thursday following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Norwood Police ...

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HACKENSACK – A house fire that broke out late Monday morning in Hackensack claimed the life of a pet dog, according to authorities. Just before 11:50 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to 11 Shafer Place for a reported house fire, Fire Capt. Justin Derevyanik said. The blaze, which took about ...

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

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HACKENSACK - A FedEx driver who spotted a man stealing her delivery van Thursday in Hackensack grabbed onto the passenger-side door and held on for about 20 feet as the thief drove away, police said. Following the incident, Joseph Dunsay, a 40-year-old Hackensack man, was taken into custody, ...

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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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HACKENSACK - A 25-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say he illegally concealed a handgun that he didn’t have a permit for. Naazym Huger was taken into custody following an investigation into a report of a suspicious person near the 7-Eleven on South Summit ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Fire Department welcomed eight new faces this week to its ranks. On Monday morning, Sean Ruane, Matthew Garnto, Eric Nassello, Michael O’Reilly, Joseph Yannotti, Kevin Cribben, Brendan Egan and Shawn Yates officially began their careers as city ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A 61-year-old Lodi woman said her car’s brake failure caused her to crash into a West Pleasantview Avenue business late Wednesday morning, police said. Around 11:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to Breen Trucking, where they found a BMW through the front entrance of the ...

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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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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, NJ -- An emotional Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco delivered his annual State of the County Address today, his first such address since being sworn-in to his second term on the job.  "As I begin initiatives for my second term, I want to end my first term by thanking all of you ...

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