Police & Fire

January 21, 2020

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Main Street massage parlor in the city has shuttered its doors after city police arrested two New York employees who are facing prostitution charges. City police received an anonymous complaint about Healing Hand Spa, located at 139 Main Street. The business, which has a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- On January 15, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton presented lifesaving award ribbons to Bergen County Sheriff Officers LaBarbera, Maietta, and Moussavian at a swearing-in ceremony that welcomed 14 new hires.   The ceremony took place at Two Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Two New York men who had marijuana on them and crashed their SUV off Route 80 in Hackensack following a high-speed police pursuit are facing charges for possession of narcotics. On January 8 at around 1 p.m., a detective with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office pulled over ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A city construction site and an adjacent building were evacuated this morning following the rupture of a gas line, which caused traffic delays. At around 9:47 a.m., the Hackensack Fire Department responded to the construction site across from 60 2nd Street after a gas line ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Investigators have identified the victim who was shot in the chest and killed outside a Grove street home after 1 a.m. in the city on Sunday, December 22 as 22-year-old Christian Pacas, of Hackensack. Authorities are now looking for the suspect, 20-year-old Jairo Echeverry, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that took place early this morning outside a city home.  The Hackensack Police Department received a 911 call at approximately 1:19 a.m. on Sunday, December 22 reporting a possible shooting outside a Grove Street residence.

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack couple are facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child after investigators discovered they inflicted severe physical abuse on their two-month-old baby who never sought medical treatment for the injuries. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency on ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City firefighters rescued two workers who were stuck in the bucket of a boom truck for two hours on Vincent Avenue at 11:30 this morning. The men — who were not identified — were working on the Teterboro billboard above the Crow’s Nest Restaurant in the parking lot at ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Two juveniles who were in a stolen Mercedes-Benz were arrested last week following a police pursuit in Hackensack, while the driver of another stolen Jeep got away.  According to a news release from the Hackensack Police Department, Detective Lieutenant Michael Antista was on ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City firefighters responded to a towering tree that had fallen on a detached garage on a residential street shortly after noon today. According to Hackensack Captain Justin Derevyanik, members of fire department, which included one engine, one rescue and a chief, arrived to ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Hackensack man has been arrested and charged with hindering apprehension, and his girlfriend, of Bergenfield, with hindering apprehension and child abuse following their alleged physical assault of a juvenile in Hackensack.  According to a news release from the Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A 22-year-old Spring Valley, N.Y. man has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. In early October, the Hackensack Police Department received a tip that a juvenile had been sexually assaulted by Enrique R.

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A Bronx, N.Y. man has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault by sexual contact and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Police arrested Francisco Rosario, 57, on the heels of a joint investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The 19-year-old woman who police found dead in a parking garage in Hackensack Saturday morning died of compression injuries to her neck, authorities said. Michael Gaffney, 21, of Maywood, was arrested and charged with one count of reckless manslaughter following an ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Authorities are investigating the "suspicious" death of a 19-year-old woman who police found dead in a Hackensack parking garage this morning. According to a memo from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, city police received a 911 call at 2:14 a.m. today regarding a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Bronx, N.Y. father who authorities arrested and charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of his twin infants last week has now been charged with aggravated manslaughter after one of the twins, who was in critical condition, died on ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 33-year-old city man was arrested and charged with distributing crack cocaine near the Hackensack Middle School, among other offenses.  Gregory L. Bruce's arrest on October 22 was the culmination of a month-long investigation by members of the Hackensack Police Department ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 78-year-old Fairview woman who investigators say had been jaywalking, was struck and killed today by a motorist in the city. According to a new release from the Hackensack Police Department, officers were dispatched to Johnson Avenue at 6:44 a.m. on a report of a pedestrian ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 71-year-old Hackensack woman jumped to her death from the balcony of her 12th floor apartment building today. According to a news release from the Hackensack Police Department, the woman plunged to her death shortly before 1 p.m. at her residence, Excelsior Two Apartments, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Last month, Juda DeOliveria, H-Cop, Class I Special Officer of the Hackensack Police Department, observed an NJ State Trooper being assaulted on Route 80 East and pulled over his vehicle to break up the altercation. He was accompanied by retired NYPD officer Alfred Jackson in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – A vehicle pursuit on Route 80 ended last Friday in the arrest of a 27-year-old Teaneck man who was in possession of narcotics. According to a press release from the Hackensack Police Department, Narcotics Detective John Dalton was on patrol on Route 80 eastbound at 3:51 p.m. on ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton presided over the promotions of four city police officers and swore in nine new hires during a ceremony at Two Bergen County Plaza on Tuesday, September 24. “I am glad to welcome nine new members to the sheriff’s office and promote four ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- On the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that claimed over 3,000 lives, the City of Hackensack dedicated a monument of steel recovered from the site of the World Trade Center outside of Fire Department Headquarters.  “This piece of steel, recovered ...

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BERGEN COUNTY - Sheriff Anthony Cureton and Prosecutor Mark Musella will host a safety briefing for Jewish community leaders and local law enforcement officials on Fri., Sept. 20 at 10:00 a.m.  The months of Sept. and Oct. mark several high holy days for the Jewish faith including Rosh Hashanah, ...

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HACKENSACK NJ - Celebrating its 19th year, this year’s Hackensack Youth Academy class has 65 registered students. The Hackensack Police Youth Academy started on Monday morning with a the flag salute at 8:30 a.m. at Nellie K Parker School located at 261 Maple Hill Drive. "For 19 years, the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A five-year-old austic male went missing yesterday on Catalpa Ave. and Summit Ave. in Hackensack according to police officials.   "He was found shortly after he was reported missing a few blocks away. It was a community effort by civilians," Hackensack Captain Francesco Aquila ...

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HACKENSACK -- The Hackensack Fire Department purchased recently a brand new, heavy-rescue truck capable of carrying fire-fighting equipment that smaller vehicles are unable to carry according to fire officials.   "I am overwhelmed by the good this new heavy-rescue truck will do for the city of ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – On Tuesday evening, Sheriff Anthony Cureton and officers from the Bergen County Sheriff's Office participated in National Night Out festivities across the county with a presence in 17 different municipalities. The Bergen County Sheriff Office's community outreach unit offered ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- At Monday night’s City Council meeting, five Hackensack police officers were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Mayor Labrosse swore in Anthony Natale, Anthony DiPersia, James Smith, Gergory Zisa and Ryan Weber, with their families on hand. “I would like to congratulate ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – After an 11-month investigation, authorities arrested three men in connection with a series of robberies around Bergen County over the last year. Jabri Moore, 21, of Cliffside Park, Jamaris Gray, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Jaylen Nichols, 19, of the Bronx  and a 17-year-old were ...

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