Police & Fire

January 8, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Fire Department responded to a call for a construction worker who fell from a rooftop Friday morning. Rescue 1, Ladder 1 and Safety operated at 225 State Street police headquarters for a construction worker who fell off the top roof onto a lower roof, according ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The borough hired 10 police officers at its final meeting of 2020. The following officers were officially approved by a 4-3 vote at the Dec. 28 council meeting at a starting salary of $45,048. The following biographies were issued by Chief of Police Kenneth Ehrenberg. Jamie ...

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NEW JERSEY — An investigation is currently ongoing after a bomber, later identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, reportedly set off an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning. New Jersey officials said the bombing - which injured at least eight people, killed Warner and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Hackensack Police Department is seeking accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.  On Monday, January 11, 2021, assessors with the NJSACP will provide an on-site visit to police headquarters to examine all aspects of the Hackensack Police ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A New York woman who sprayed police officers with mace and threatened self-harm at a most recent protest outside the Bergen County Jail demanding the release of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees has been arrested and is facing numerous charges. On ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Smack in the middle of the second wave of a Covid-19 outbreak, eight city firefighters have tested positive for the highly contagious, potentially deadly virus within the past week, Fire Chief Thomas Freeman said. The news comes as the State of New Jersey surpassed its record ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. --  A Virginia man who was in possession of $125,000 worth of marijuana in suitcases in the trunk of his car while driving on Route 80 Tuesday has been arrested and jailed. Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force stopped Ryan Barnes, a hotel ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — With the holiday season upon us, it’s no better time to look out for each other. The same should be applied on the road. On Monday night, a two-car accident in Hackensack landed one vehicle on the front lawn of a city residence and both drivers in the hospital. Just after 7:30 ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Motorists should think twice before drinking and driving this holiday season. City law enforcement officials will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide, end-of-year campaign. Beginning ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — An off-duty emergency medical technician at Hackensack University Medical Center who has been one of the countless health care professionals working the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic has another reason to watch her smoke. Before 9 p.m. Saturday, Diane Jansen, of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Firefighters rushed to a business offering expertise for celebrity weddings and over-the-top events this morning to help extinguish an all-hands blaze that erupted inside the building. The City Fire Department received a call around 5 a.m. for fire alarms that were activated ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A horrific motor vehicle accident on Route 80 in Hackensack caused one person to be extricated and another to be ejected from the vehicle, according to a Facebook post by the city Fire Department.  The accident occurred after 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 westbound on the highway at ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event.  Organizers of the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A 32-year-old city man is facing charges of burglary and criminal mischief after he allegedly threw a brick into a city store early Friday morning and attempted to take money from the register. At 3:22 a.m. Friday, city police responded to 99 Cent Dreams for a burglar alarm ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A 70-year-old city resident who was reportedly on her way to church this morning was extricated from her vehicle when she was accidentally struck by an NJ Transit train.  According to an NJ Transit spokesperson, Pascack Valley Line train 1612 departed Spring Valley at 7:10 ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A teacher who was armed with a sharp object, hanging out the window of her Hackensack apartment screaming for help and believed to be suicidal was rescued this morning by members of the Bergen County Regional SWAT team and the Hackensack police department. Shortly after 8 ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A city man who engaged in sexual relations with a juvenile for years has finally been arrested and is facing multiple sexual assault charges. On Tuesday, the city police department was tipped off that 55-year-old Hackensack resident Luis Morocho-Sacaquiri, a married man and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A motorist was extricated from her vehicle early Monday morning in Hackensack after she accidentally drove her sedan over the train tracks and collided with an NJ Transit Train. Pascack Valley Line Train 1616 departed Spring Valley, New York at 7:37 a.m. bound for Hoboken by ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Another day, another car fire. Before 11 a.m. on Monday, members of the Hackensack Fire Department were summoned to the rear of a commercial building to extinguish a car fire that sporadically erupted and ravaged a man’s vehicle. In the parking lot of a commercial building ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A fire that sporadically erupted in the engine compartment of a man’s vehicle costed him his car this morning. Firefighters arrived to the city apartment complex of 340 Hudson Street before 10 a.m. Wednesday to find the hood of a parked Nissan mini van up in orange and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — After George Floyd’s Memorial Day death at the hands of Minneapolis police, his utterance of “I can’t breathe” became the rally cry of seas of disgruntled protesters who filled the streets of major cities around the country demanding justice for him, and all the black lives who ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The City Fire Department and Mutual Aid spent Sunday afternoon battling a problematic fire at Newman’s Fish Foods, which fire officials say was not suspicious. The vicinity of Elizabeth Street was engulfed in heavy clouds of smoke this afternoon when a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The watchful eye of an off-duty Hackensack firefighter meant the saving of one man’s life when he spotted the victim after a four-car accident on Route 80 in need of CPR. While traveling home on Route 80 in Elmwood Park after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hackensack Deputy Fire Chief ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Two New York men who had marijuana on them and attempted to escape police Monday afternoon during a motor vehicle stop have been arrested.   After 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, narcotics detectives stopped a vehicle on Prospect and Poplar Avenues after police smelled the odor of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A construction worked who was struck and pinned beneath a steel beam was rescued by the Hackensack Fire Department this afternoon and is being treated for his injuries.  After 1 p.m. today, a construction worker who had been working on the fourth floor of a construction site ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - When a baby bear is out and about, it causes a stir. Yesterday, Sept. 28, that stir happened in the middle of town, at one of the borough's busiest spots, the Radburn Train Station. The NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife, along with the assistance of several units of Fair Lawn ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- City police are seeking the public’s help in their search for a 20-year-old Bethlehem, Pa. man who opened fire into a busy Hackensack Street this past summer and his 22-year-old Hackensack girlfriend who operated the getaway vehicle. City detectives identified the shooter, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The inaugural Hackensack Bike Run on Saturday, September 19 drew approximately 75-100 participants, which included families with children as young as five, and the Brothers United Bike Club. Donning protective masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines, members of the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A misunderstanding between two longtime friends that occurred in the wee hours this morning in Hackensack resulted in one man getting stabbed. John Martinez, Jr. 43, of Hackensack, was arrested after 2 a.m. today and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A city man is facing charges after investigators say he allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile. According to a press release from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, city police arrested Luis Gonzalez, 60, on Friday, September 18 after an investigation by ...

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