Police & Fire Top Stories

July 6, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Seventeen people trapped in vehicles submerged in water were rescued by members of the city fire department following this afternoon’s severe thunderstorm that brought with it several inches of rain. A flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service late Monday ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A man from Hackensack is facing drunk driving charges after police were called about a person throwing up in the parking lot.  On June 26 around 8:20 p.m. Officer Taylor May went to a parking lot on Woodport Road and found Brian Barraza, 23, vomiting and another man that needed medical ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Two city men have been arrested by Hackensack Police and charged with robbery after two separate thefts occurred the same day last Friday. According to a press release from Hackensack Police Detective Captain Darrin DeWitt, the repeat offenders, Kelvin Hernandez Brioso and ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — The Paramus Police Department with the School District and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a bevy of “racially, sexually-charged” messages that were circulated by Paramus students in the last week on social media. The messages — the content of which was ...

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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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PARAMUS, N.J. — It was an ordinary Friday afternoon for two senior parole officers while cruising down Route 4 eastbound — until they took sight of a horrific scene. While traveling on Spring Valley Road in Paramus this afternoon, officers Jalen Harper and Steven Purciello of the New Jersey ...

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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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PARAMUS, N.J. — A booze-fueled altercation on the front lawn of a Paramus home between two men turned deadly this morning when one of the men pulled a knife out on the other and stabbed him. Shortly after midnight today, three Paramus police officers rushed to an East Ridgewood Avenue home upon ...

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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. – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton announced that healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Hospital can get their personal vehicles sanitized complements of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, April 25, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Alfred N. Sanzari Building Parking ...

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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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