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Law & Justice

June 23, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Three men have been arrested on multiple charges including weapons and attempted murder of two men, including rapper Lil Tjay, early Wednesday morning in Edgewater, NJ. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Mohamed Konate of New York, NY, on attempted ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Jail inmate is facing charges for threatening a Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office employee and their family, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.  Michael Strzelczyk, 40, originally from Wayne but incarcerated at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli ...

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TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the ...

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NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert. Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site.

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Ahead of the religious holiday of Passover that began Friday, Sheriff Anthony Cureton partnered with clergy, law enforcement and government leaders for a pre-Passover briefing about public safety.    The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office plans on deploying additional resources to ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Division has a warning to the public: participate in the TikTok "Orbeez Challenge" and you could face criminal charges.  Hamilton Police issued a Public Safety Announcement (PSA) on Wednesday stating that they are "investigating numerous incidents ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack resident has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated criminal sexual contact charges, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey is co-leading a multi state investigation into whether the social media platform TikTok is violating state consumer protection laws by inducing young people to use the platform in ways that are potentially damaging and putting them at risk of mental and physical harm, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than 100 people and over 20 organizations and faith groups from around New Jersey gathered outside the Bridgewater Police Department Saturday to demand justice for 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain. Husain was aggressively arrested during a fight while the white teenager involved ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, will be strengthened even further under legislation Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The bipartisan legislation (S-1790), which Senators Joe Pennacchio, R-Essex/Morris/Passaic, and ...

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ATLANTA – Members of the Wood-Ridge Police Department assisted federal authorities in a nation-wide fraud case targeting the elderly.  Vikas Mehta, Walter Valdivia, Pradip Parikh, Jaime Salas, Alpesh Patel, and Darash Shah have been indicted for wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — A Trenton man has been charged with selling narcotics in Bordentown Township after an investigation led to the discovery of a brick of heroin — which is more than 50 doses  — wedged in his buttocks, Bordentown Township Police Chief Brian Pesce and Burlington County ...

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Prosecutor Musella states the charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - A Florida man has been charged in child pornography incidents that targeted at least one individual, and police are ...

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Bergen County Prosecutor Musella stated any charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. FAIR LAWN, NJ — A Fort Lee man was charged with homicide in the death of a Fair Lawn man who was struck by a car after he ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A month's-long investigation lead to the arrest of two Newark, NJ, men on armed robbery and weapons charges stemming from an incident in Hasbrouck Heights in mid-August. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Keywan Hudson and Salik Stephens. The arrests ...

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HACKENSACK/HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A Hasbrouck Heights man was arrested on aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, and child endangerment charges, according to an announcement from Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. The arrest of Cheldon Clare of Hasbrouck Heights, ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights has been named along with several other municipalities in a federal lawsuit over pollution in the Passaic River.  Previously Hasbrouck Heights was named in a lawsuit at the state level over the same charges, which was settled in 2016.  The Borough Council ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office launched the Dog Walker Watch program during the National Night Out on Tuesday. This program was created by the National Association of Town Watch and encourages local residents to assist law enforcement as extra eyes and ears while out ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — The County Prosecutor and 51 other police departments, including Hasbrouck Heights, participated in an education initiative that was focused on addressing current crime trends targeting senior communities. The “We Care for Our Seniors” initiative was organized because cases of ...

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