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Police & Fire

August 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - After a rise in thefts from vehicles and criminal mischief to vehicles at Hackensack’s Atlantic Street Parking Garage and surrounding parking garages, the Hackensack Police Department launched an investigation into the incidents.  As a result of the investigation, two juveniles ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack man is facing charges in his role in a stabbing that occurred on July 5, the Hackensack Police Department announced.  Thomas Samuels, 19, has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon.  According to a press ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A fatal accident that took place on Friday afternoon is under investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department.  According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the accident took place on Essex Street around 3:50 p.m. Responding ...

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NEW JERSEY — All New Jersey law enforcement officers will now be required to hold valid, active licenses in order to be an active duty officer under a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday.  New Jersey will become the 47th state to establish a police licensing program. "This ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A 20-year-old Hackensack resident has been arrested for an early July robbery, the Hackensack Police Department announced.  Naim Moore was charged with armed robbery, burglary and eluding charges.  According to a press release from the Hackensack Police Department, on July 2, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Severe weather left several Hackensack residents stranded, as some streets began to experience flash flooding Monday afternoon.  The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning as commuters were getting off work. A majority of the state was under a severe thunderstorm ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella is warning parents to check their children’s social media accounts for messages from an East Rutherford man charged with crimes against a child.  Damien A. Imbriano, 22, was charged with Debauching the Morals of a Child, Providing Obscene ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Police Department announced the arrest of a Garfield man in connection with the several false bomb threats and swatting incidents Hackensack Public Schools faced earlier this year.  Christopher Vitone, 38, of Garfield, was charged with one count of second-degree ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack Fire Department was tackling flames at Taco Bell on South River Street Sunday, as a fire started in the building’s cockloft.  According to the Hackensack Fire Department, responding firefighters worked to open up the exterior wall and roof of the area to contain the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Police Department is looking for certified Special Law Enforcement Officers Class II (SLEO II) to join their team.  HPD is looking for part-time applicant resumes who meet the following criteria:  Must be a resident of New Jersey and possess a valid NJ ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The due date for applications for Hackensack Police Department’s Youth Academy is coming up. Applications will be accepted through June 30.  The Youth Academy is open to kids in grades seven through 12. Academy participants will get an inside look at life as an officer, with ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Following graduation from the Bergen County Police Academy, the Hackensack Police Department welcomed four new recruits to the team.  “Congratulations to the graduating Class #128 of the Bergen County Police Academy,” the Hackensack Police Department said in a social media post.

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Over 27 units of blood were collected during this year’s Battle of the Badges American Red Cross Blood Drive. Hackensack Police Department won the competition against the Hackensack Fire Department, but Red Cross New Jersey Regional Communications Program Manager Sheri Ferreira ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Teaneck man is facing charges following an altercation that took place in late May, the Hackensack Police Department announced. Tshaughn Fields 26, was criminally charged with aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack juvenile has been arrested for attempted murder, weapons and robbery charges, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.  The juvenile, whose identity has not been disclosed due to his age, has been charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - During the late hours of Memorial Day, the Hackensack Fire Department was battling an apartment fire on Prospect Avenue.  According to a social media post from the Hackensack Fire Department, around 11 p.m., members of the first platoon responded to an apartment fire located at ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office of Major Crimes Unit and the Hackensack Police Department are investigating a shooting that took place Sunday evening.  According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the shooting took place at ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- The Hackensack Police Department continues to make significant efforts by ensuring that the community is healthy and safe with their actions at the “Strong Like a Woman” fitness event, Saturday afternoon.  The department teamed up with the Hackensack Stigma-Free Committee and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Police Department has announced its 21st Annual Youth Academy to the City of Hackensack. The Youth Academy is open to seventh through twelve graders that are seeking experience inside the police force. The Hackensack Police Department Youth Academy will hold field ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Jail innate is facing charges for threatening a Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office employee and their family, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.  Michael Strzelczyk, 40, originally from Wayne but incarcerated at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- The Hackensack PBA Local #9 has announced that they will be hosting its First Annual Car Show in the City of Hackensack. The Car Show is scheduled for Sunday, May 22 at Riverside Square Mall from 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. The Hackensack PBA Local #9 will be offering beer, food and music ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Police have charged a Teaneck woman with drunk driving after she hit a light pole and then drove away.  On April 23 around 11:55 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Paul Wenzel saw Rosa Marroquin, 45 in a gray Toyota Sienna stopped by the downed traffic light pole, police said. When Wenzel ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Members of the Hackensack Fire Department and Hackensack Meridian Emergency Medical Service received new rescue response equipment from Bergen County to help better respond to emergencies.  The new protective equipment included ballistic-resistant vests and helmets to help first ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Three males were arrested in connection with a robbery of cash and property that occurred at the Garden State Plaza in the Parking Garage. Three individuals were charged with robbery: Manuel Pimentel-Reyes, 20, of Hackensack, along with a 17-year-old male of Maywood, a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - An exterior wall of the Regent Care Center on Polifly Road collapsed Wednesday night.  The Hackensack Fire Department received a call from the facility around 7:45 p.m. about the exterior wall collapse. Caption Justin Derevyanik, the public information officer for the Hackensack ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Police Department has received a $35,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to increase pedestrian safety in the city.  "Pedestrian safety is a major issue in New Jersey and in Hackensack specifically. Our approach with community ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - An East Rutherford resident and five juveniles are facing charges related to an armed robbery in the City of Hackensack, the Hackensack Police Department announced.  Rahmeir McBride, 18, of East Rutherford has been charged with first-degree armed robbery, two counts of ...

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