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Wayne Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Accident that Left 14-Year Old Hurt

August 14, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- A Wayne man will be back in court on August 29 to face charges related to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that took place on July 28.

According to  a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, Jospeh Zonhobl, 57, was arrested on Tuesday.

The accident, which occurred at approximately 6:37 p.m., left ...

Passaic County Plans Free Senior Police Academy

TOTOWA, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Senior Services will present a free five week Senior Police Academy this fall. The academy will be held Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Department of Senior Services, 930 Riverview Dr., Totowa.

Topics will include fraud, scams and identity ...

Prospect Park Men Charged in Murder of Man Found Floating in Passaic River

PATERSON, NJ- Two Prospect Park men were due in court on Saturday to face charges related to the murder of Jorge Alfaro Alcalde, 26, also of Prospect Park, in Paterson’s Westside Park in April. Alcalde’s body was found floating in the Passaic River on May 1.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald the two charged are Luis ...

Heated Discussion on New ‘Hot Spot’ Designation

PATERSON, NJ- Still sporting a cut lip and three loose teeth, Paterson resident Lomor Uddin stood before the Paterson City Council on Wednesday and recounted a recent attack he suffered on Union Avenue in the city’s 1st Ward on August 3. The incident, which he referred to as “the knockout game” left him unconscious for 15 minutes.

“I turned up Redwood Avenue and walked ...

Arrest Made in Murder of Food Delivery Man

PATERSON, NJ- A 17-year old Paterson male has been arrested and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a food delivery man in the early hours of Thursday.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, the juvenile faces several charges including murder, robbery, and unlawful possession ...

Resident Tips Lead to Drug Arrests

PATERSON, NJ- An investigation into illegal drug sales launched as a result of information from area residents led to five arrests on Wednesday. In addition to the arrests 24 grams of cocaine and nearly 6 pounds of marijuana were recovered along with various amounts of cannabis oil, THC edibles,a bag of Psilocybin mushrooms and drug paraphernalia.

According to a statement by Police Director ...

Liquor Store at Violence Plagued Intersection Ordered Shut for 200 Days

PATERSON, NJ- A bar and liquor store at the center of a recent effort to enact a business curfew in the city’s 2nd Ward has been ordered closed for 200 days following the Paterson Alcohol Beverage Control Board’s findings on 17 counts including selling packaged goods after hours, selling packaged goods to minors, and, according to 5th Ward Councilman Luis Velez, being a “safe ...

Trump Administration Witholding $137,928 in Crimefighting Funds for Paterson

NEWARK, NJ- More than eight months after Congressman Bill Pascrell was the lead signatory to a letter urging the Trump administration to release nearly $6 million in crime fighting funds to the State of New Jersey the veteran Paterson lawmaker has again chastised President Donald Trump for choosing to “play politics with law enforcement.”

On Monday Pascrell joined with two of his ...

Arrest Made in Vandalism to Memorial for Fallen Firefighter

PATERSON, NJ- A Bloomfield man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an incident in which a memorial plaque erected to commemorate the 1991 line of duty death of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia was defaced. 

 

The plaque is located at 186 East Main Street, the site of the former Meyer Brothers Department Store, which was gutted by the blaze.

 

According to ...

Arrest Made in Connection with Food Truck Shooting

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson man was due in court on Wednesday to face several charges related to a shooting that took place on June 24 in the area of 21st Avenue and Plum Street.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, Johnny Milete, 28, was arrested on Tuesday in connection to the incident that left one man with non-fatal ...

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Passaic County Plans Free Senior Police Academy

August 16, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Senior Services will present a free five week Senior Police Academy this fall. The academy will be held Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Department of Senior Services, 930 Riverview Dr., Totowa.

Topics will include fraud, scams and identity ...