Law & Justice

June 10, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers arrested 14 individuals on numerous charges Tuesday, relating to criminal trespassing on to the property of the Bergen County Jail, obstructing government vehicles from entering and exiting the sally port for individuals being booked into the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A Hasbrouck Heights man was among 81 others indicted on Thursday, according to announcement by Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today. The wave of 35 indictments secured by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice in just over two months charging numerous defendants with illegal ...

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NEW JERSEY- Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking. Sayreville Police Chief ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton held a graduation ceremony for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Canine Training Academy. Basic Patrol Class 201-01 and Basic Scent Class 21-01 consisted of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers, as well as officers from Warren Township and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights resident Maribel Rios, aka Maribel Roche, was arrested on charges of money laundering and theft, announced Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella.  The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A former Hasbrouck Heights physician is permanently barred from practicing medicine in New Jersey, according to an announcement from Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.  Under a Final Consent Order filed Wednesday, the medical license of Dr. Carl J. Renner, 66, has been permanently ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — Serial killer Richard Cottingham, dubbed "The Torso Killer," admitted to the 1974 murders of Mary Ann Pryor and Lorraine Kelly after he picked them up from Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, as they attempted to get to a "Paramus shopping mall," according to Wikipedia history and county ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  A central New Jersey wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in central New ...

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HACKENSACK/NORTH ARLINGTON - The North Arlington Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating the deaths of two individuals found inside an apartment on Garden Terrace in North Arlington, it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella on ...

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CARLSTADT/HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that an investigation found James T. Cox of Carlsadt murdered his ex-wife, 34-year-old Massiel S. Deoleo of Mahwah, NJ, and afterward committed suicide. On Saturday, April 3, at approximately 11:48 a.m., the Carlstadt ...

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CARLSTADT, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office issued a preliminary statement about a murder-suicide that occurred in Carlstadt on Saturday evening. The Carlstadt Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred ...

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NEW JERSEY — With the stroke of a pen in February, New Jersey was one of fifteen states plus Washington DC to legalize recreational marijuana while also decriminalizing it. What that means for many who partake is still a mystery. The feds have yet to legalize it, and each state has unique laws to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton held a swearing-in and promotional ceremony which re-promoted twelve (12) officers and moved twenty-five (25) former County Police Officers to County Sheriff’s Officers. This ceremony finalized the merger of the Bergen County Police with Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrests of 22 individuals who ran an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press conference.  The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year-long investigation into a large-scale narcotics trafficking network operating in Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union Counties, as well as New York City, led to 20 arrests on Tuesday, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. More arrests are expected, she ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Two initiatives designed to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and Bergen County residents through engagement were announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. The initiatives include the creation of the Community Engagement Task Force and the expansion of the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Queens, NY woman was arrested on multiple charges during an ICE protest outside the Bergen County Jail, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton announced in a press release. Amanda Jean Torres, 26 from Queens, New York, was arrested on several charges: Criminal Trespass-Defiant ...

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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, NJ - A protest against ICE retention of detainees on Saturday at the Bergen County Jail became "increasingly unruly," according to Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton, who said he was "disappointed" this occurred in Bergen County and said that in spite of circulating information, he ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Authorities are investigating the vandalism of Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s Englewood home.  The criminal act occurred after 9 p.m. Tuesday, after the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was notified that at least one individual had defaced the garage door of his ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Artist Julius Dubose, professionally known as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, along with members of his entourage, Quashaun Hagler and Samblou Camara, were arrested on gun and drug charges, it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella on Tuesday. The arrests are the result ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – He lied to a clerk in Tennessee when he tried to get a driver’s license. That, according to Tennessee authorities, is what led to the arrest of Richard Allen Ziegler on charges of engaging in multiple sex acts with children in Roxbury almost four decades ago. They said the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A joint investigation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and the Paterson Police Department has led to the arrest of Michael Maresca, 32, a Hasbrouck Heights resident, accused of illegally trafficking firearms in Paterson, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced ...

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HACKENSACK, NN - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Damien N. Malvota, age 40, of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare Of A Child on Tuesday afternoon. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted y the ...

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HASCKENSACK, NJ - A North Bergen man faces charges stemming from a two car accident injuring four people in late October along a busy stretch of Route 17 South in Hasbrouck Heights. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Kal Elhoregy, 38, North Bergen, NJ, on a charge of ...

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NEW JERSEY - Residents across New Jersey voted to approve a ballot measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Tuesday's election.  Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a statement concerning the legalization of adult-use cannabis. Read his full statement below: Yesterday, New ...

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NEWARK, NJ. – A Lodi man was charged with distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Tuesday. Joseph Ganaro, 42, Lodi, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of distribution of child pornography. He appeared by videoconference Tuesday before ...

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Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School. Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 to 1972, a ...

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