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K9 Sniffs Out Suspect Hiding On Playground After BMW Pursuit-Crash On Parkway In Paramus: Cops K9 Sniffs Out Suspect Hiding On Playground After BMW Pursuit-Crash On Parkway In Paramus: Cops
K9 Sniffs Out Suspect Hiding On Playground After BMW Pursuit-Crash On Parkway In Paramus: Cops Two men have been arrested while one remains at large after fleeing from a stolen BMW that they crashed during a pursuit in Paramus , authorities said. Paramus Office Slavko Bajovic spotted a white BMW X4 driving carelessly along Route 17 north near Midland Avenue around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. A registration check found that the BMW was stolen out of Montgomery, NJ, and was wanted in two separate motorcycle thefts, Guidetti said.  When Bajovic tried to stop the vehicle, the suspects tried to flee — but ultimately crashed into the center d…
GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40 GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40
GOT 'IM! Civilian Points Teaneck PD To Elusive Bike-Riding Career Burglar, 40 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 40-year-old career burglar wanted for an ongoing series of break-ins and attempts was captured by Teaneck police with help from a concerned citizen, authorities announced. Aley Beretay ordinarily was on a bicycle when he gave law enforcers the slip a number of times the past week or so. Then, around 9 p.m. Monday, June 10, a township resident walked into headquarters and said she'd just seen a man fitting his description riding a bike along Teaneck Road near Elizabeth Avenue, Police Chief Andrew McGurr said. Detectives who already were working undercover in the area were alerted,…
Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek
Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek The last time his buddies saw Charles Murphy, former World Series MVP Reggie Jackson had returned to the Bronx, hit a home run and helped the California Angels beat their beloved Yankees. That was 42 years ago. Decades passed, then Doug Bishop showed up. Bishop's name may be familiar to some, thanks to the acclaim the diver received for his help finding the remains in a South Jersey river late last week of a Camden woman who'd gone missing 14 years ago. That was actually a side trip of sorts. Bishop and his non-profit United Search Corps had brought their sonar to New Jersey fo…
Lyndhurst Police Officer Shot At By Enraged Resident Receives Bergen 200 Club's Highest Honor Lyndhurst Police Officer Shot At By Enraged Resident Receives Bergen 200 Club's Highest Honor
Lyndhurst Police Officer Shot At By Enraged Resident Receives Bergen 200 Club's Highest Honor Lyndhurst Police Officer Michael Clifford had a split-second to react when an enraged resident standing outside his home took a shot at the veteran lawman during what was supposed to be a welfare check. Clifford fired back and took cover. The sound of another gunshot followed. Clifford, discovering that the 36-year-old resident had shot himself, tried to resuscitate him to no avail. For his heroism that fall morning in 2021, Clifford has received the Valor Award from the 200 Club of Bergen County, one of the nation's largest groups of its kind. He's richly deserving of the honor, the Lyn…
MANHUNT: 12-Hour Search Ends In Franklin Lakes Following Fair Lawn Burglary, Pursuit, Crash MANHUNT: 12-Hour Search Ends In Franklin Lakes Following Fair Lawn Burglary, Pursuit, Crash
Manhunt: 12-Hour Search Ends In Franklin Lakes Following Fair Lawn Burglary, Pursuit, Crash What began as a home burglary in Fair Lawn ended with a crash in Franklin Lakes and the arrest of the driver exactly 12 hours later. An out-of-town resident reported remotely seeing two burglars on a security camera in her Koenig Court home just off Route 208 at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. The superintendent arrived and saw the pair flee through a living-room window, the sergeant said. Responding officers rolled up on two men and a vehicle parked on northbound Route 208 moments later. The driver got back into the car and sped off, leaving hi…
GOTCHA! Fort Lee Boy, 15, Charged With Attempted Murder In Elmwood Park Shooting GOTCHA! Fort Lee Boy, 15, Charged With Attempted Murder In Elmwood Park Shooting
Gotcha! Fort Lee Boy, 15, Charged With Attempted Murder In Elmwood Park Shooting Capping an intense investigation, Elmwood Park detectives charged a 15-year-old Fort Lee boy with attempted murder for shooting another teen earlier this month. Identifying and capturing the accused shooter was difficult "because there weren't many cooperating witnesses," Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said on Saturday, July 22. This "brings a sense of relief to the residents of Elmwood Park, especially those in the Elmwood Village area of the community," the chief said. The victim was hospitalized after being shot in the thigh on Elmwood Terrace in the Elmwood Village develop…
Fort Lee Boy, 15, Charged With Shooting Elmwood Park Teen Fort Lee Boy, 15, Charged With Shooting Elmwood Park Teen
Fort Lee Boy, 15, Charged With Shooting Elmwood Park Teen Capping an intense investigation, Elmwood Park detectives charged a 15-year-old Fort Lee boy with attempted murder for shooting another teen earlier this month. Identifying and capturing the accused shooter was difficult "because there weren't many cooperating witnesses," Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said on Saturday, July 22. This "brings a sense of relief to the residents of Elmwood Park, especially those in the Elmwood Village area of the community," the chief said.  The victim was hospitalized after being shot in the thigh on Elmwood Terrace in the Elmwood Village develop…
SOMEWHERE IN THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY: Fugitive Ex-Con Bolts Into Marsh After Route 3 Crash SOMEWHERE IN THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY: Fugitive Ex-Con Bolts Into Marsh After Route 3 Crash
Somewhere IN THE Swamps OF Jersey: Fugitive Ex-Con Bolts Into Marsh After Route 3 Crash UPDATE: A manhunt continued after a violent ex-con fled into the meadows near MetLife Stadium when police responding to a Route 3 traffic accident discovered that he'd been wanted on a parole violation, authorities said. Ali Scott, 35, of Newark, has spent nearly a dozen years in state prison combined during three separate stretches beginning in 2006, records show. He served nearly eight years for robbery from August 2010 to May 2018 and nearly two for vehicular homicide between 2007 and 2009. Scott was headed west on Route 3 in his brother's car Wednesday afternoon when a wheel poppe…
Bergen Prosecutor: Expect To See Tactical Units Guarding Houses Of Worship, Schools This Summer Bergen Prosecutor: Expect To See Tactical Units Guarding Houses Of Worship, Schools This Summer
Bergen Prosecutor: Expect To See Tactical Units Guarding Houses Of Worship, Schools This Summer Citizens can expect to see highly-trained officers with helmets and high-powered weapons protecting houses of worship in Bergen County throughout the summer, the county’s top law enforcers said Wednesday. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella and Chief of Detectives Chief Jason Love jointly announced a plan to enhance security at locations where people worship throughout the county “in response to increasing acts of domestic terrorism across the country.” Musella said police departments and other law enforcement agencies in the county are increasing patrols – and overall presence – at all s…
FOUND! Boy, 14, Who Went Missing In Meadowlands Marshes Late At Night Reunited With Mom FOUND! Boy, 14, Who Went Missing In Meadowlands Marshes Late At Night Reunited With Mom
Found! Boy, 14, Who Went Missing In Meadowlands Marshes Late At Night Reunited With Mom A missing 14-year-old East Rutherford boy evaded an hours-long, late-night search before turning up in Lyndhurst, authorities said. The boy's mother told police that her son had run off from The Monarch apartment complex shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, East Rutherford Deputy Chief Phillip Taormina said. She said she ran after him but lost the boy about 20 feet in the marshland behind the development off eastbound Route 3 across from the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Given the terrain and frigid temperatures, officers requested K-9s from the Bergen County Sheriff's and Maywood pol…
Elmwood Park Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say Elmwood Park Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say
Elmwood Park Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say Police in Elmwood Park are searching for the assailant who robbed a local gas station at gunpoint, authorities said. An individual dressed in all black with a black mask and black gloves on went into the attendant's booth at the Fuel 4 gas station on River Drive and held a hard object, believed to be a handgun, against the attendant's ribs around 8 p.m. Monday, Chief Michael Foligno said. The actor demanded money and threatened to shoot the attendant, who turned over $1,300 in cash, Foligno said. The assailant fled toward Chamberlain Avenue on foot. The area was searched by the …
Bergen Prosecutor: Twice-Convicted Stalker Strikes Again Bergen Prosecutor: Twice-Convicted Stalker Strikes Again
Bergen Prosecutor: Twice-Convicted Stalker Strikes Again A convicted stalker who was released from state prison earlier this year after victimizing the same woman twice was arrested after doing it yet again, Bergen County authorities said. Christopher Greig, 39, of Clifton was responsible for more than 20 “anonymous alarming phone calls and multiple text messages” -- using technology that scrambled his caller ID -- over the course of five weeks, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Wednesday. Formerly of Hawthorne, Greig has a rap sheet that includes numerous arrests for stalking and/or harassment in several Bergen County towns, as wel…
Driver Hospitalized In Route 4 Crash Driver Hospitalized In Route 4 Crash
Driver Hospitalized In Route 4 Crash A Teaneck driver was unconscious but breathing after her SUV slammed into a utility pole and overpass on Route 4 late Thursday, responders said. The driver, 39, was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after her Volvo crashed on the eastbound overpass at Teaneck Road shortly before 10:30 p.m., Bergen County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Keisha McLean said. Teaneck police, firefighters and the Volunteer Ambulance Squad responded along with the sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification, which collected evidence for an investigation by the department's detectives. A PSE&…
Route 17 Stop: NY State Ex-Con Had Drugs, Ammo, Rochelle Park PD Says Route 17 Stop: NY State Ex-Con Had Drugs, Ammo, Rochelle Park PD Says
Route 17 Stop: NY State Ex-Con Had Drugs, Ammo, Rochelle Park PD Says An upstate New York ex-con busted for drugs two months ago was illegally carrying hollow-point ammo, along with some drugs, when he was stopped on Route 17 before dawn Tuesday, Rochelle Park police said. Stephone Salley, 25, of Schenectady had been free pending trial since early June, when New York State Police said they found him carrying heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and a drug cutting agent in the Orange County, NY town of Newburgh, records show. Rochelle Park Police Officer Chris Kiszka pulled Salley over at the Exxon station on the northbound highway around 2 a.m. Tuesday after spotting se…
Prosecutor: Bergen County Electrician Sexting 14-Year-Old Girl Busted On Child Porn Charges Prosecutor: Bergen County Electrician Sexting 14-Year-Old Girl Busted On Child Porn Charges
Prosecutor: Bergen County Electrician Sexting 14-Year-Old Girl Busted On Child Porn Charges A North Arlington electrician chatting with a 14-year-old girl online was arrested on child porn charges Thursday in Paramus, authorities announced. Omar Orozco, 52, of North Arlington, obtained naked photos of the girl and sent her some of himself while talking on several social media platforms, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. A search of Orozco's Riverview Avenue home was executed Thursday, after a months-long investigation conducted under the direction of Chief Jason Love. Orozco was arrested in Paramus on charges of child pornography production, endangering the…
Saddle Brook Adds 2 Needed Police Officers To Force Saddle Brook Adds 2 Needed Police Officers To Force
Saddle Brook Adds 2 Needed Police Officers To Force Saddle Brook officially added two desperately needed police officers to its depleted force on Tuesday. Both Frank Giordano and Lawrence DiBello Jr. were promoted from special police officer/dispatchers to full-fledged patrol officers in a decidedly low-key proceeding at Township Hall in which everyone wore protective masks and the officers also wore gloves. Everyone also kept a safe distance from one another -- including Mayor Robert White, who swore in the officers. Coronavirus quarantines combined with the recent death of an officer, two recent retirements, injuries and an officer on fa…
3 In Custody After Vehicle In Morris County Police Pursuit Crashes On Route 80 In Bergen 3 In Custody After Vehicle In Morris County Police Pursuit Crashes On Route 80 In Bergen
3 In Custody After Vehicle In Morris County Police Pursuit Crashes On Route 80 In Bergen A Bronx man was among three people taken into custody after leading police on a pursuit through Morris County and then crashing in Bergen Monday afternoon, authorities said. Winston G. Lyons, 20  -- the driver of the black Infiniti wanted in connection with an undisclosed investigation out of Chatham Township -- was being held in the Morris County Jail on charges of eluding and several motor vehicle offenses, Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller said. New Jersey State Police spotted the Infiniti headed westbound on Route 24 just after 3:10 p.m., Trooper Charles Marchan said…
Police: Man Struck, Killed Near Meadowlands Was Headed Home From Work At Nearby Gas Station Police: Man Struck, Killed Near Meadowlands Was Headed Home From Work At Nearby Gas Station
Police: Man Struck, Killed Near Meadowlands Was Headed Home From Work At Nearby Gas Station Carlstadt police on Monday identified a pedestrian struck and killed just north of the Meadowlands over the weekend as a 55-year-old Paterson man who was heading home from work at a local service station. Abdul Ahad, who emigrated to the U.S. from Bangladesh, was struck around 6:45 a.m. Saturday as he crossed Washington Avenue just north of Route 120 -- on what for decades has been a notorious stretch of road, authorities said. The Dodge Charger that hit him was headed north and was passing a stopped NJ Transit bus when Ahad stepped into his path, Detective Sgt. John Cleary said. Ahad…
Paramus Police Capture 7 From Newark, East Orange, Irvington After Stolen Jeep Chase Paramus Police Capture 7 From Newark, East Orange, Irvington After Stolen Jeep Chase
Paramus Police Capture 7 From Newark, East Orange, Irvington After Stolen Jeep Chase A 17-year-old girl with a Jeep full of accomplices from Newark, East Orange and Irvington led Paramus police on a pre-dawn chase Monday before all were nabbed, authorities said. Responding to a call of people trying to break into vehicles in the area of Arbor Road and Bush Place, Officer Don Liu tried to stop the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which sped off just after 12:30 a.m., Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said. The Jeep, reported stolen out of Asbury Park after the key fob was left inside, continued on Ridgewood Avenue to Chimes Road, then to Glen Avenue and eventually onto southbound Ro…
FOUND! Missing Franklin Lakes Boy, 10, Returns Safe, Sound FOUND! Missing Franklin Lakes Boy, 10, Returns Safe, Sound
Found! Missing Franklin Lakes Boy, 10, Returns Safe, Sound The search for a missing 10-year-old Franklin Lakes boy ended early Wednesday evening when he returned home after several hours, police said, adding that the youngster was OK. As a precaution, an EMS unit was responding to the home. "At 2:59 p.m. today, a Pulis Avenue resident reported that [the] 10-year-old child had left the home and was missing," police Capt. John Bakelaar said. "He was last seen running into a wooded area bordering the residence. "At approximately 6:20 p.m., the child returned home." A State Police chopper was in the air and searchers fanned out late Wednesday after…
Paramus Police Interrupt Suspected Car Thief On Ransacking Spree Paramus Police Interrupt Suspected Car Thief On Ransacking Spree
Paramus Police Interrupt Suspected Car Thief On Ransacking Spree An 18-year-old man ransacking cars in Paramus was arrested after leading officers on a chase through backyards, said authorities who charged him. Police responded to Lambert Place around 12:55 a.m. on reports of at least two men trying to break into cars, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said. The suspect, later identified as Jose Cereno Del Rio of Passaic, took off on foot when Paramus police officers Chris Bores and Mike Mordaga spotted him, the chief said. Del Rio ran through several backyards before the officers caught up with him and placed him under arrest, Ehrenberg said.…
Glen Rock Homes Temporarily Evacuated, Roads Closed After Work Crew Ruptures Gas Main Glen Rock Homes Temporarily Evacuated, Roads Closed After Work Crew Ruptures Gas Main
Glen Rock Homes Temporarily Evacuated, Roads Closed After Work Crew Ruptures Gas Main Two dozen residents in the immediate area had to leave their homes after a Glen Rock DPW crew ruptured a gas line while doing work on a sidewalk ramp Wednesday morning. Officials offered shelter at Borough Hall while repairs were done at the corner of Main Street and Argyle Road following the mishap just after 9:30 a.m. Police transported several residents who didn't have vehicles, Chief Dean Ackermann said.  The De Boer Drive from northbound Route 208 was temporarily closed. Lower Main Street, Argyle Road and Southboro Lane were also temporarily blocked off. The evacuated homes…
SEE ANYTHING? Saddle Brook Woman Showering When Burglar Breaks In, Police Seek Public's Help SEE ANYTHING? Saddle Brook Woman Showering When Burglar Breaks In, Police Seek Public's Help
SEE Anything? Saddle Brook Woman Showering When Burglar Breaks In, Police Seek Public's Help A Saddle Brook woman was showering Monday afternoon when a burglar broke in and ransacked her bedrooms, authorities said. Police are hoping someone on the busy street might have seen something -- or has surveillance video that could help find the culprit. The visibly shaken 20-something woman told police she emerged from the shower around 4 p.m. to find all bedrooms in the Outwater Lane single-family house near Fifth Street "had the dresser drawers pulled open and contents sifted through," Police Chief Robert Kugler said. The intruder had forced open a side door and was gone by the time th…
UPDATE: Aid Arranged For Fort Lee Fire Victims, Police Say Blaze Didn't Seem Suspicious UPDATE: Aid Arranged For Fort Lee Fire Victims, Police Say Blaze Didn't Seem Suspicious
Update: Aid Arranged For Fort Lee Fire Victims, Police Say Blaze Didn't Seem Suspicious UPDATE: A fire that began in a crawl space and eventually destroyed a Fort Lee apartment building Thursday night didn’t claim any lives, produced three minor injuries and didn’t appear suspicious, authorities announced. Several measures were being taken to assist the victims, they said. “The Red Cross, New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management and Fort Lee Office of Emergency Management are working together with other borough departments to provide assistance for the displaced residents,” Police Capt. Matthew Hintze said late Friday afternoon. The borough established an offici…
Stashing Pot In A Storage Unit? Dumb Move, Say Fair Lawn Police Who Seized Four Pounds Stashing Pot In A Storage Unit? Dumb Move, Say Fair Lawn Police Who Seized Four Pounds
Stashing Pot In A Storage Unit? Dumb Move, Say Fair Lawn Police Who Seized Four Pounds The thing about trying to stash several pounds of marijuana in a storage unit: People will smell it. Just ask Fair Lawn police. Investigators called to Life Storage on Wagaraw Road could smell it, too, Sgt. Brian Metzler said. With help from a Bergen County Sheriff’s Department K-9 team, narcotics Detectives Brian Rypkema, Anthony Lugo and Mark Wyka figured out which unit to obtain a search warrant for. Inside they found four pounds of pot, along with packaging materials, that they said a Paterson dealer stashed there, Metzler said. The renter, 34-year-old Milton Hall, was released after …
Suicide Call Leads New Milford Police To Basement Pot-Growing Operation Suicide Call Leads New Milford Police To Basement Pot-Growing Operation
Suicide Call Leads New Milford Police To Basement Pot-Growing Operation A suicide call led New Milford police to a pot-growing operation in the basement of a local home. Officers were originally called to do a welfare check on a woman at a River Road home, Detective Lt. Kevin Van Saders said. The woman answered the door -- not telling police that she was the one who made the call -- then directed them to the basement. There they found her brother, 48-year-old Victor A. Collado, and “detected an odor of raw marijuana,” Van Saders said. On a table in plain view was pot, the lieutenant said. Collado admitted growing the weed, then showed the officers “a climate…
Man Shot In Englewood; Reward Offered For Information Man Shot In Englewood; Reward Offered For Information
Man Shot In Englewood; Reward Offered For Information A 29-year-old man was transported to the hospital after he was found with two gunshot wounds early Sunday morning, authorities said. Englewood police officers were responding to a disturbance on Bennett Road at approximately 2:30 a.m., when they heard gunshots a short distance away, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said. The officers went toward the gunfire and found the man on Englewood Avenue near Nesbitt Funeral Home, he said. The officers determined the incident occurred nearby, on Brookway and W. Englewood avenues, Torell said. Authorities were investigating the scene with the Bergen Co…
Teaneck's First Black Township Manager William Broughton Retires Teaneck's First Black Township Manager William Broughton Retires
Teaneck's First Black Township Manager William Broughton Retires Teaneck's first black township manager William Broughton announced at Tuesday's council meeting that he will be stepping down. Broughton, who has held the position for nearly nine years despite the two hour commute from Jackson, said simply that the time has come.  The Teaneck High School graduate worked as a township police officer before retiring as captain in 2009. He went on to work as an undersheriff in the Bergen County Sheriff's Department. In 2009, he was sworn in as township manager. Broughton's last day will be Oct. 15.
YOU DECIDE: Is Bergenfield Police Officer North Jersey's Fittest Cop? YOU DECIDE: Is Bergenfield Police Officer North Jersey's Fittest Cop?
YOU Decide: Is Bergenfield Police Officer North Jersey's Fittest Cop? You've seen the bodybuilders and the marathoners, the cyclists, personal trainers, CrossFitters and military vets -- but of all the "Fit Cops" in Bergen and Passaic counties brought to you by Daily Voice this year, whom do you consider fittest of all? *** (Due to problems reported by iPhone users, best to vote on computers. Apologies for the inconvenience) *** Our first-ever "Fit Cops" competition highlights the 10 law enforcement officers whose stories received the most clicks in the series.  The winner will receive apparel from Fit & Blue and a banner to hang at he…
Hackensack PD: Chicken Store Robber Frightens Teen Clerk Hackensack PD: Chicken Store Robber Frightens Teen Clerk
Hackensack PD: Chicken Store Robber Frightens Teen Clerk "I don't want to use this," the robber of a new Hackensack fried chicken restaurant told a juvenile cashier, pointing to his hip. City police soon after arrested local resident Valmir Xhemajli, 29, who they said made off with $60 to $80 in cash from the Blaze'd Chicken on Passaic Street after convincing the young cashier that he had a knife. The cashier and cook waved in police who'd responded to a panic alarm just after 4 p.m. Thursday, Capt. Peter Busciglio said. They found the cashier crying, he said. Moments earlier, the captain said, Xhemajli entered the restaurant and deman…
Fit Cops: New Milford Dad Was All Natural Body Builder Fit Cops: New Milford Dad Was All Natural Body Builder
Fit Cops: New Milford Dad Was All Natural Body Builder John Yoon of the Bergen County Sheriff's Department was a freshman in college when someone offered him steroids for the first time. He didn't even know what they were and wasn't interested. Yoon would come to learn as an all-natural body builder that he'd have to work harder than opponents who rely on performance-enhancing drugs. "If you want something, you have to go get it," said the 48-year-old New Milford father of three. "You do what you have to do and you don't complain." Yoon's late parents ingrained that lesson in him when he was growing up in South Korea. Hi…