Police & Fire

April 17, 2019

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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Downed wires are dangerous. Here’s what to do if you encounter one. Downed power lines can carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or even death. If you come across a low or fallen line, adhere to the following safety tips, the Electrical Safety Foundation says. If ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Five former Hackensack Police Officers who were fired last year may be reinstated with back pay after a judge issued a non-binding opinion in the matter. According to city officials the move could cost city taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as damage the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City officials will be immediately demanding that the New Jersey Civil Service Commission reject an administrative law judge’s non-binding recommendation that five former Hackensack Police Officers she found had engaged in evidence tampering and an illegal warrantless search of a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced today the arrest of 51-year-old Steven Saulter, a Hackensack resident, on a charge of Burglary that stems from a September, 2018 incident. In August 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of 26-year-old Englewood resident Zachary C. Anderson, and 22-year-old Hackensack resident Corey A. McKay, Jr. on charges of Aggravated Assault. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack Police Lieutenant accused of stalking his wife has been suspended without pay, according to an HPD spokesperson. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information on December 30 that Hackensack Police Lt. Richard Levis, a Butler resident, may have placed a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Hackensack Police Lieutenant has been arrested on accusations he used a GPS tracker to stalk his estranged wife, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Lt. Richard Levis, a resident of Butler, is charged with one count of burglary, a third degree crime, and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A collaborative investigation between the Edgewater Police Department the Bergen County Prosector's Officer has led to the arrest of 32-year-old Hackensack man Andrew Lavrik for allegedly inappropriately touching a minor. The alleged incident occurred in Edgewater on December ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Among the items reviewed at this week’s Council of the Whole meeting was the possibility of adding a 4-way Stop at Atlantic and Second Street. An ordinance was later introduced during the council meeting.  Mayor John Labrosse sited a recent accident where a student was struck ...

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HACKESNACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has announced the arrest of 64-year-old Hackensack man Carl Johnson on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Mayor James Cahill has joined the chorus of municipal leaders in praising a proposed state law that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses because many of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Just before the holiday last week, a few 10th year Hackensack Firefighters gave back to the community by spending some time at the Center for Food Action assisting with the loading of cars, stocking shelves, and distributing over 200 Thanksgiving Dinners to the citizens of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 32-year-old Hackensack man has been charged with criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department, authorities said. Felix Ortega-Antonio was arrested on ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- After TAPinto Hackensack obtained video of a Hasbrouck Height police officer removing political signs that were stuck in the ground around at the corner of Route 17 and Franklin Avenue, our affiliate TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights contacted the town Police Chief Michael Colaneri ...

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A recent video taken late on Monday October 29th depicts an on duty Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer removing Democratic political lawn signs on Route 17 South by the Franklin Street off ramp.  It is common during election season for political signs to be placed upon highly traved ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – On Thursday, November 1, 2018, local elected officials and community leaders came together at the Paramus Police Department for a First Responders Appreciation Rally. Many of the speakers are up for re-election in this Tuesday's election.  “One thing we know about here in Paramus ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The fire that raged in downtown Hackensack this morning and early afternoon is officially under control, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire was first reported to the Hackensack Fire Department at 10:40am.The first responding engine arrive at 10:42 ...

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