Bergen County Prosecutor Warns of Phantom Debt Phone Scams

March 15, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO) issued a public advisory on Wednesday about phantom debt scams. A phantom debt scam involves criminals impersonating law firms, judges, court officials, or debt collectors who send out threatening letters, or make threatening phone calls about phantom debts, or a nonexistent debt, to try to convince people to send them ...

Bergen County Youth Police Academy is Currently Accepting Applications for Summer Training

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announced earlier this week that applications are now being accepted for the Bergen County Youth Police Academy, a two-week full-day program offered free of charge to Bergen County high school students who are entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. This year’s Academy ...

Bergen County to Open Warming Center in Hackensack During Nor'easter

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco declared a Code Blue and announced that the Bergen County Housing, Health, and Human Services Center will be open as a warming center during the upcoming snowstorm in an effort to keep homeless or unsheltered individuals out of harm's way. Beginning tonight at 6:00pm and continuing all day tomorrow into Thursday morning, the ...

Glen Rock BOE, Parents Respond to Parkland Shooting With Local Action

GLEN ROCK, NJ – In response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting, the Glen Rock Board of Education on Feb. 27 unanimously passed a resolution urging President Trump to address access to military-style assault weapons and the delivery of appropriate mental health services to children in need.

According to the resolution, trustees are asking President Trump and Congress ...

Hackensack Teen Pleads Guilty to 'Murder' Threat at School, Faces Seven Years in State Prison

A nineteen-year old Hackensack man has pled guilty to making a series of online threats against Livingston High School, including that he would "murder everyone" at the school, according to an announcement by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino. Additional charges against city resident John Coulouris include cyber harassment, stalking, invasion of privacy and ...

Hackensack Resident Charged with Sexual Assualt and Child Endangerment at YMCA

(Updated 8:15 pm)  

HACKENSACK, NJ - Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Timothy Smith of Hackensack on six counts each of Sexual Assault by Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Hackensack ...

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