Police & Fire

October 13, 2019

PARAMUS, N.J. -- A 31-year-old Paramus man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. On Tuesday, October 8, an infant was transported to the Hackensack University Medical Center via ambulance for medical treatment after suffering apparent trauma.

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Borough police arrested two New York men and charged them with unlawful possession of weapons, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, money laundering and hindering apprehension.   On Wednesday, October 9 after 2 a.m., police observed a late-model sedan driving improperly ...

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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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ORLANDO, FL – A vacationing New Jersey state trooper saved a girl from drowning in Florida last week, NJ State Police reported. While vacationing in Florida on Aug. 23, Trooper I Charles Travis was near a resort swimming pool when he heard someone calling for help. Travis entered the pool, ...

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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 – 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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HACKENSACK, NJ – After the air conditioning system at Bergen County Jail malfunctioned Friday evening in the midst of a heat wave hitting northern New Jersey, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office said the units were restored within a few hours. In a statement posted on Facebook Saturday morning, ...

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One in Four Households Have a Member Who Has Taken Prescription Pain Relievers In Past Year NEW BRUNSWICK and MADISON, NJ – Nearly 85% of all respondents believe use of prescribed and illegal opioid drugs is a “very” (67%) or “somewhat” (28%) serious problem in New Jersey, according to a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton swore in a new undersheriff during a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Orestes Alvarez, who spent 25 years as a corrections officer in Hudson County, will now be in charge of operations at the Bergen County Jail.  “Undersheriff Alvarez ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – An 18-year-old Passaic man faces charges after authorities say he broke into several vehicles early Thursday morning in Paramus and then tried to flee the area by leading cops on a foot chase through the neighborhood.  Just before 1 a.m., police were responding to the area of ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Paramus’ finest emerged victorious over the borough’s bravest in a friendly softball game Monday evening. The final score of the Frank “Dutch” Cleenput Annual 4th Of July Softball Game was 16-3, according to the police department. The annual tradition is part of the borough’s ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Glen Rock Police had a busy and dangerous Saturday morning when they extricated an allegedly intoxicated man from a burning vehicle after a "DWI related" crash. Dash Cam partial recording of incident On Saturday, July 13 just after 4 a.m., officers responded to the area of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after she mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brakes and wound up in the Hackensack River, according to authorities. The incident occurred around noon at Spotless Car Wash on River Street, where a 64-year-old Teaneck woman ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Jail will remain under quarantine through the end of the month as officials investigate additional suspected cases of mumps among the inmates. In an update issued Wednesday, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton said a sixth case was confirmed, prompting an ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Eight area police departments assisted Fair Lawn Police to shut down a July 4 party on Morlot Avenue that was subject to noise complaints and more than one police visit to the house, according to law enforcement reports. There were no arrests, police said, however the the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -  Two people were killed and two others injured during a car crash Saturday night in Hackensack, authorities said. Just before 7 p.m., two cars collided on Hackensack Avenue near Terhune Place, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. The fatal crash killed the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer faces charges after police say he was driving while intoxicated last month in Secaucus. Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on June 20, Brian Smith, a 24-year-old South Hackensack resident, was arrested when police responded to Paulanne Terrace on a report ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Amid the first heat wave of the season, the air conditioning at Bergen County Jail is undergoing emergency repairs after four inmates suffered from heat-related conditions, officials said. In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Bergen County Sheriff’s Department spokesman ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - On Monday evening, the Hackensack Fire Department will hold its annual memorial service to honor the five city firefighters who were killed in the July 1, 1988 Hackensack Ford dealership fire. The ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the firefighter's memorial in Fairmount Park, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Arrests have been made in the burglaries at the Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, and other Little League concession stands throughout New Jersey, according to a law enforcement official involved in one of the local investigations. Ken DeBaun, president of the Hasbrouck Heights ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Officers from Paramus Police Department pulled for veterans Sunday morning when they participated in the 10th annual Knights of Columbus Tank Pull. During the challenge, which was held in Clifton's Oakridge Park, teams compete to see who can pull an 80,000 army tank the furthest ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  Law enforcement agencies in six New Jersey counties are trying to track down a couple suspected of breaking into at least 27 concession stands at Little League, school and community recreation fields since April. The burglaries, which span April 24 through Thursday, June 20, have ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Three Bergen County Department of Public Works employees were suspended without pay after authorities arrested them Wednesday, officials said. The employees - David Kaczyk, Janice Kaczyk and Kevin Little - were taken into custody following an investigation launched back in March ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A 30-year-old Uber Eats driver faces charges after police say he was caught masturbating in his vehicle during a food delivery. Vinicius Porto was arrested June 14 and charged with lewdness in connection with the incident, which occurred the previous afternoon in Hackensack, ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – A portion of Paramus Road that was closed completely to traffic for an overpass replacement project reopened on Sunday, according to officials. Paramus Road was shut in both directions on May 31 to allow for the New Jersey Department of Transportation to demolish and replace the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County officials confirmed five cases of mumps in the county jail on Friday evening. A statement released by County Executive Jim Tedesco's office said that the Bergen County Department of Health Services, which serves as the jail's health officer, has not found any ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Jail was placed under quarantine Tuesday as officials investigate suspected cases of mumps among the inmates. During a press conference Tuesday evening, County Executive Jim Tedesco said the first case was discovered a day earlier at the facility  According to ...

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HACKENSACK/ELMWOOD PARK, NJ -- Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the results of the investigation into the fire at the Marcal Paper Company, 1 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ, on Thursday January 31, 2019. The investigation was conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under ...

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Today, Sheriff Anthony Cureton and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office joined with local and county law enforcement agencies to host the annual Bergen County "Chief for a Day" celebration. "Chief for A Day" is an inspirational program that offers local children with chronic health conditions and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – First responders from throughout Bergen County were recently honored by Hackensack University Medical Center for their hard work and dedication on the job. The 28thannual Emergency Medical Services Excellence Awards Program, which was held May 13 at the Stony Hill Ill, not only ...

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