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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…
Uber Driver Slashed With Box Cutter, 71-Year-Old Female Passenger Jailed Uber Driver Slashed With Box Cutter, 71-Year-Old Female Passenger Jailed
Uber Driver Slashed With Box Cutter, 71-Year-Old Female Passenger Jailed A 71-year-old passenger from Bergenfield was jailed after New Milford police said she slashed an Uber driver with a box cutter. The 53-year-old driver from Newark picked up Linda Buckner in Hackensack and was driving her home when she became irate for some reason and slashed his face, New Milford Police Capt. Kevin Van Saders said. Officers Pierre Hanikeh, Daniel O’Neill and Shane Churaman and their colleagues from Teaneck met with the injured driver on New Bridge Road near the borders of their towns around midnight Saturday, May 4, the captain said. He has two cuts on his face, …
Hackensack Rite Aid To Close Hackensack Rite Aid To Close
Hackensack Rite Aid To Close A Rite Aid is Hackensack is closing. Rite Aid announced the location at 219 Essex St. is set to shutter. The pharmacy closing on Thursday, May 16 and the front end of the store closing on Sunday, June 16, a spokesperson tells Daily Voice.  The closure comes after Rite Aid filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last October. More than 200 stores across the country have shut down with another dozen set to close as of last October (click here for a list of New Jersey stores closing). "Rite Aid regularly assesses its retail footprint to ensure we are operating efficiently while meeting the need…
Youngster Stabbed Near School, Bergenfield Police Investigate Youngster Stabbed Near School, Bergenfield Police Investigate
Bergenfield Teen Stabbed Juvenile Roy Brown School Bergenfield police were trying to sort out who stabbed a juvenile in broad daylight down the street from a borough school. It was shortly before 3:40 p.m. Monday, April 22, when officers responding to a call of a dispute  found the victim with several stab wounds near the corner of West Clinton Avenue and South Front Street, Police Capt. William Duran said. A large group of juveniles split when police showed up, the captain said. The victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center by members of the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps with injuries that weren’t considered li…
GOTCHA! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners GOTCHA! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners
Gotcha! Fleeing Car Thief, 16, Captured By Paramus PD With Assist From Law Enforcement Partners Paramus police captured a 16-year-old Newark boy after he'd popped the ignition cylinder on an SUV parked in the owner's driveway. Officers Slavko Bajovic and Ryan Cottrell were responding to a call from the owner of the Bullard Road home when they saw the teen run from the 2017 Hyundai Tucson to a Sonata parked nearby shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday, April 14, Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Guidetti's officers got help establishing a perimeter from a Bergen County Sheriff's K-9 unit and police from Bergenfield, River Edge and Rochelle Park police, Guidetti said. Bajovic found the Sonata …
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM
Ex-Con Charged By FBI With Igniting Explosive Outside Passaic County ATM A career criminal from Passaic County who's been busted dozens of times in North Jersey in just the past few years used an explosive device to damage an ATM, federal authorities charged. Nicolas Torres, 41, of Passaic, has amassed a lengthy rap sheet over much of his adult life, mostly involving business break-ins that local police and county prosecutors have dealt with. This time, though, the FBI's got him. Torres was captured on surveillance video igniting the device in front of the Chase Bank ATM on North 6th Street in Prospect Park in the early morning hours of July 5, 2022, U.S. Attor…
New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield
New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield A 26-year-old New Milford man died by an apparent suicide when he was struck by a freight train overnight in Bergenfield, authorities said. Borough police were in the area of the railroad crossing at Church Street when the southbound CSX train "screeched to an abrupt halt" at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, Capt. William Duran said. Bergenfield detectives joined them along with CSX police, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and the county medical examiner's office, the captain said. "There was no indication of foul play at the scene," Duran said, add…
Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont
Bergenfield Widower, 94, Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Teacher From Dumont UPDATE: A 94-year-old widower from Bergenfield was charged with the hit-and-run death of a teacher from Dumont, authorities confirmed on Friday. Ernest F. Hofmann was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup that struck Elizabeth Feliciano-Rosa, 54, as she crossed Madison Avenue at Washington Avenue at 5:19 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Hofmann kept going, the prosecutor said. CPR was being conducted on the 44-year-old victim after she was struck at Washington &a…
Only Two Arrests Made At Trouble-Free Israeli Real Estate Protest In Teaneck, Police Chief Says Only Two Arrests Made At Trouble-Free Israeli Real Estate Protest In Teaneck, Police Chief Says
Only Two Arrests Made At Trouble-Free Israeli Real Estate Protest In Teaneck, Police Chief Says Two out-of-towners were arrested after they threw liquid on protestors near the end of a controversial Israeli real estate showcase at a Teaneck synagogue, authorities said. The two assaults were the only incidents after what had been several hours of orderly demonstrations on Sunday, March 10, that drew thousands of participants and onlookers. The ongoing Israel-Hamas war stoked concerns over staging such an event, which reportedly involved information on some properties in West Bank settlements that the United States has considered illegal. The protests weren't only two-sided. Boyd A…
These Bergen County Towns Got The Most Snow These Bergen County Towns Got The Most Snow
These Bergen County Towns Got The Most Snow New Jersey residents are digging out of this week's snow storm — the worst of the season so far. According to the National Weather Service, the storm left 15 inches in the northern-most part of the state, canceling schools across the region. Here are the towns who got the most snow in the Tuesday, Feb. 13 storm, according to the National Weather Service. BERGEN River Vale: 9.8 inches Franklin Lakes: 9.1 Waldwick: 9.0 Bergenfield: 8.1 Mahwah: 8.0 Fair Lawn: 7.0 Lyndhurst: 6.5 HUDSON Harrison: 5.5 East Newark: 5.0 SW Hoboken: 4.8 MORRIS Green Pond/Randolph: 11.5 Denville: 10.2 Kinnelon…
Infant Ingests Cocaine At Bergenfield Home, Couple Arrested Infant Ingests Cocaine At Bergenfield Home, Couple Arrested
Infant Ingests Cocaine At Bergenfield Home, Couple Arrested A couple were arrested after an infant ingested cocaine at the man’s Bergenfield home and had to be rushed to the hospital, authorities said. The child was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center following a call for help from Seminary Court, a cul-de-sac behind Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, on Monday, Jan. 29. It was quickly determined that the infant had ingested cocaine, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Prosecutor’s detectives and Bergenfield police seized Raymond Sylvester, 55, a physical therapist who lives at the home, and Leshawnda Nixon, 33, who’s listed in criminal…
MRI Tech Terrorizes People By Posing As Them Online, Mailing Letter To One: Bergen Prosecutor MRI Tech Terrorizes People By Posing As Them Online, Mailing Letter To One: Bergen Prosecutor
MRI Tech Terrorizes People By Posing As Them Online, Mailing Letter To One: Bergen Prosecutor An MRI tech from Hudson County terrorized a number of people, including by mailing letters to one victim’s job in Bergenfield, said authorities who arrested him on Monday. Sarju Patel, 39, who lives at Half Moon Harbour on River Road in North Bergen, already had a criminal history that stretches back nearly two decades, records show. This time, the Bergenfield native created social media accounts that “used vanity names in the likeness of the victims, posted photographs of the victims [and] ‘checked-in’ online at various locations associated with the victims,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark …
Pair Struck In Downtown Bergenfield, Bogota Man Seriously Injured By Teaneck Driver, Police Say Pair Struck In Downtown Bergenfield, Bogota Man Seriously Injured By Teaneck Driver, Police Say
Pair Struck In Downtown Bergenfield, Bogota Man Seriously Injured By Teaneck Driver, Police Say A couple was struck crossing Bergenfield's main drag by an SUV driven by a fellow out-of-towner, authorities said. The 42-year-old man from Bogota suffered serious injuries and his 43-year-old female companion from Oradell sustained less significant injuries when they were struck on South Washington Avenue between Palisade Avenue and East Main Street at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, Bergenfield Police Detective Lt. Kyle C. Witty said. Both were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, the lieutenant said. The Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps and ALS from Holy Name Medical Center re…
MAIL-ORDER METH: Bergen Man Charged After Quarter-Pound Arrives At Local Post Office MAIL-ORDER METH: Bergen Man Charged After Quarter-Pound Arrives At Local Post Office
Mail-order Meth: Bergen Man Charged After Quarter-Pound Arrives At Local Post Office A Bergenfield man who was being investigated for slinging meth in Bergen County was arrested when he had a quarter-pound of the drug shipped via U.S. mail, authorities said. Taha Aziz, a 34-year-old accountant by trade, was seized by local Narcotic Task Force detectives and members of the United States Postal Inspection Service when he tried to collect the shipment from California at the Bergenfield Post Office on Dec. 20, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Aziz, an NJIT and Bergen Community College graduate whose online profile says he’d previously held several accounting position…
Fleeing Driver Returns After Slamming Into Pole, Rolling SUV In Bergenfield Fleeing Driver Returns After Slamming Into Pole, Rolling SUV In Bergenfield
Fleeing Driver Returns After Slamming Into Pole, Rolling SUV In Bergenfield An unlicensed 28-year-old driver from Bergenfield who knocked down a pole and rolled his SUV while making an illegal turn at high speed before dawn Tuesday fled the scene and then returned, authorities said. Christian Pilamunga Pilco was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center by members of the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps following the 3 a.m. Dec. 27 crash outside the Walgreens on South Washington Avenue, Bergenfield Police Chief Mustafa Rabboh said. His injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, the chief said. Pilco was speeding toward the New Bridge Road intersection …
American Dream: Pizza Chefs From Italy Open Bergenfield Restaurant American Dream: Pizza Chefs From Italy Open Bergenfield Restaurant
American Dream: Pizza Chefs From Italy Open Bergenfield Restaurant Five immigrants, three of whom are pizza chefs from Italy, have opened a Bergen County restaurant in pursuit of the American Dream. Culto Italiano, or the Italian vibe, opened on Dec. 1 at 49 W. Church Street in Bergenfield.The three pizza chefs are 31-year-old Corrado Cervelli, 23-year-old Angelo Riccio, Gianni Massaro. The other two owners are Tammy Castellanos and her husband, Ariel Castellanos, of Rutherford. Tammy and Ariel Castellanos with Corrado Cervelli, Angelo Riccio, and Gianni Massaro at their new restaurant, Culto Italiano. Courtesy of Tammy Castellanos …
Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (DEVELOPING) Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (DEVELOPING)
Unofficial Results Of Bergen County Mayoral Elections (Developing) The results of Bergen County's 38 mayoral races are rolling in. Votes were being counted in real time on the Bergen County elections website.  Here is the vote count for the mayoral races as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, according to the county's election result website. ** NOTE: This is a developing story. Totals are not final ** Bergenfield:  Arvin Amatorio (D)* — 100% of votes Bogota (replacing Claudia Lopez): Mary Ellen Murphy (D) — 54% Daniele Fede (R) — 46% Carlstadt: Lorraine Joewono (D) — 22% Robert J. Zimmerman (R)* — 77% Cliffside Park: Thomas Calabrese (D)* —…
Girl, 2, Drowns In Bathtub In Bergenfield Girl, 2, Drowns In Bathtub In Bergenfield
Girl, 2, Drowns In Bathtub In Bergenfield An unresponsive 2-year-old child died at Holy Name Medical Center after being brought there from a home in Bergenfield early Sunday evening, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella confirmed. The little girl drowned in a bathtub, a source with direct knowledge of the incident told Daily Voice. The child lived on Brook Street with her mother, stepfather and his parents, another source said. Musella didn't address the cause of death in a quick release shortly before 9 p.m. Nov. 5. "At approximately 5:20 p.m., the Bergenfield Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding an unresponsive …
School Bus, SUV Collide Head-On In Paramus School Bus, SUV Collide Head-On In Paramus
School Bus, SUV Collide Head-On In Paramus No students were aboard a school bus from Bergenfield that collided head-on with an SUV Friday morning in Paramus. A Paramus EMS ambulance crew took the driver of the Nissan Kicks subcompact to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening following the crash on East Midland Avenue at From Road shortly before 7:30 a.m. Oct. 27. The school bus driver was OK. Paramus Fire Engine Company #1 tended to a crash-related fluid spill. Boyd A. Loving Responding Paramus police are investigating the cause of the crash. Belfie's Towing removed the SUV.…
Bodycam Footage Shows Traffic Stop Moments Before Crash That Killed Bergenfield Woman Bodycam Footage Shows Traffic Stop Moments Before Crash That Killed Bergenfield Woman
Bodycam Footage Shows Traffic Stop Moments Before Crash That Killed Bergenfield Woman Newly-released bodycam footage shows a motor vehicle stop that happened moments before the same vehicle was involved in a tractor trailer crash, killing both the passenger and driver in Hudson County. North Bergen police officer Jon Nunez stopped 24-year-old Luis Cevallos' Kia Stinger, with 27-year-old passenger Alexis Rodriguez, at 61st Street and Kennedy Boulevard for excessive speeding and reckless driving around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, police said. The footage of the stop and crash response was published to the Drive Thru Tours YouTube channel on Sept. 21, 2023. As of We…
Bergenfield Magician Wows At 'America's Got Talent' Finale Bergenfield Magician Wows At 'America's Got Talent' Finale
Bergenfield Magician Wows At 'America's Got Talent' Finale When it comes to card tricks, Anna DeGuzman cannot be topped. The 25-year-old Bergen County native appeared again on the "America's Got Talent" finals on Tuesday, Sept. 26, saving her biggest card trick for last. On Tuesday's episode, DeGuzman decided to involve everyone with her card trick: the judges, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara, the host, Terry Crews and even the audience. DeGuzman, a Bergenfield native, gave each audience member and the judges envelopes with cards. She tasked them with taking one card and putting it in an envelope while Crews shuffled a dec…
Bergenfield Magician Advances To 'America's Got Talent' Finals Bergenfield Magician Advances To 'America's Got Talent' Finals
Bergenfield Magician Advances To 'America's Got Talent' Finals Anna DeGuzman is continuing to wow America with her magic skills. The 25-year-old Bergen County native appeared again on "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and on Wednesday, Sept. 13, found out she had made it to the finals. On Tuesday's episode, DeGuzman, a Bergenfield native, did card tricks for the judges, Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Despite Cowell and Vergara trying to throw her off, DeGuzman was able to find their cards and had Klum pull her card out of her mouth. "I call that card the queen of Covid!" Mandel exclaimed. For Mandel, she had him…
Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD
Masked Offender From Bergenfield Caught With Meth, Burglar Tools In Pre-Dawn Stop: Dumont PD A known offender was arrested again after a Dumont officer spotted him carrying bolt cutters while riding a bicycle down the main drag two hours before sunrise, authorities said. And, once again, a judge released him soon after. Andrew Lugo, 35, of Bergenfield, has been arrested in several towns – among them, Saddle River, Hackensack, Englewood, Teaneck and Little Ferry – the past few years, records show. Charges have included burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and drug possession. A year ago, Bergenfield police arrested him for a host of credit card thefts during burglaries. Lu…
Taylor Swift, Channing Tatum, Zoe Kravitz Visit Jersey Shore Bar — Mob Scene Ensues Taylor Swift, Channing Tatum, Zoe Kravitz Visit Jersey Shore Bar — Mob Scene Ensues
Taylor Swift, Channing Tatum, Zoe Kravitz Visit Jersey Shore Bar — Mob Scene Ensues Throngs of people lined up along an LBI street hoping to get a glimpse of Taylor Swift and her posse Friday, Aug. 18. The "Shake It Off" singer showed up at the Black Whale on N. Pennsylvania Avenue in Beach Haven with Channing Tatum and Zoë Kravitz, as first reported by Kaitlyn DeBarth of TapInto. Taylor Swift, Channing Tatum, and Zoë Kravitz drew crowds to N. Pennsylvania Avenue in Beach Haven on Friday, Aug. 18.Kaitlyn DeBarth of TapInto (with permission) Swift, who is on her "Eras Tour," is apparently in the area for the wedding of Jack Antonoff — who grew up in Bergenfield — and Ma…
Serial Package Thief Caught In Act Again: East Rutherford PD Serial Package Thief Caught In Act Again: East Rutherford PD
Serial Package Thief Caught In Act Again: East Rutherford PD A serial porch pirate from East Rutherford who'd been busted before for stealing packages from fellow borough residents was at it again, police said. Home surveillance cameras caught images of  Anthony Mendoza, 42, pirating packages from porches on June 13 and Aug. 5, East Rutherford Police Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. Detective Sgts. Robert Applegate and Charles Kryzsiak identified Mendoza, who has a drug-related criminal history -- and who the captain said "has been charged numerous times in the past for the same crime." In one incident, Mendoza swiped packages from a Rutherford resident’…
UPDATE: Accused Getaway Driver Joins NYC Pair Jailed In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Robbery UPDATE: Accused Getaway Driver Joins NYC Pair Jailed In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Robbery
Update: Accused Getaway Driver Joins NYC Pair Jailed In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Robbery UPDATE: A 19-year-old Honduran national was the wheelman for a duo who pistol-whipped a Bergenfield gas station attendant during a robbery earlier this year, authorities said. And that’s not all for Bronx resident Cesar Herrera Valerio. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed a detainer a short time after Valerio was booked into the Bergen County Jail, records show. ICE places detainers on immigrants believed to be illegally living in the United States. Federal judges in Newark then hold hearings to determine whether – and, if so, when -- they'll be deported. For now, Valerio joins…
Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD
Wallet Thief Nabbed In Mall After Ubering Straight To Nieman Marcus, Louis Vuitton: Paramus PD A repeat offender who hopped into a waiting Uber after snatching a man's wallet from the bar at a Paramus restaurant was already using the victim's credit cards as police interviewed him, authorities said. Turned out to be a huge break. Officer Matt Orefice was talking with the 44-year-old victim at the Capital Grille on Route 17 when the man received an alert on his cellphone that a credit card of his had just been used at the Nieman Marcus store in the Garden State Plaza just down the road, Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. Orefice quickly notified Neiman Marcus security and headed to t…
UPDATE: Accused Shooter Of Bergenfield GF Extradited To NJ, Charged With Attempted Murder UPDATE: Accused Shooter Of Bergenfield GF Extradited To NJ, Charged With Attempted Murder
Update: Accused Shooter Of Bergenfield GF Extradited To NJ, Charged With Attempted Murder THE LATEST: A one-time fugitive from Bergenfield who authorities said shot his 20-year-old girlfriend three times during an argument in his bedroom is being held in the Bergen County Jail after being extradited from New York State. Aaron Sierra, 22, whom sources described as emotionally disturbed, was captured after a brief standoff with the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit in New York City on July 12, a month and a half after the shooting. An iPhone helped track him down, according to court papers on file in Hackensack. Sierra was initially hospitalized before being extradited to New Jerse…
Bergenfield Lotto Player Wins Big Money Bergenfield Lotto Player Wins Big Money
Bergenfield Lotto Player Wins Big Money Friday, July 21 was a day to win lots of money for lottery players in New Jersey. Three players in Bergen County, Hudson County and Monmouth County matched four of the white balls and the Gold Mega Ball in Friday's NJ Lotto drawing, winning $10,000. The ticket purchased in Bergen was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $20,000. The tickets were purchased at Foster Stationery in Bergenfield, 7-Eleven in Kearny and KDM Mart in Howell. The winning numbers were: 29, 40, 47, 50, and 57. The Gold Mega Ball was 25, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02.
Bergen Detectives Nab NYC Pair In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Holdup With Assists From Feds Bergen Detectives Nab NYC Pair In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Holdup With Assists From Feds
Bergen Detectives Nab NYC Pair In Violent Bergenfield Gas Station Holdup With Assists From Feds One of two Bronx men charged with pistol-whipping a Bergenfield gas station attendant during a robbery earlier this year was captured by Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives and federal agents as he arrived at Newark Airport on a flight from Honduras. Nixon Francisco-Colon, 34, was seized with help from U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents last Sunday, July 16, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. He has remained held in the Bergen County Jail ever since, records show. Charged with Francisco-Colon is Melvin R. Inoa, 25, who was arrested at his apartment on Clay Street and rem…
Bergenfield Mom Going Through 'Worst Nightmare' Sees Surge Of Support Bergenfield Mom Going Through 'Worst Nightmare' Sees Surge Of Support
Bergenfield Mom Going Through 'Worst Nightmare' Sees Surge Of Support North Jersey mom Rose Conforti's life has been completely upended since her daughter, Olivia, suffered a cardiac arrest in May, which caused severe brain damage. Conforti, who lives in Bergenfield, said Olivia is alive but remains in "fragile" condition. "This is a nightmare situation I’m living every single day as my sweet Olivia hangs onto life in an acute care hospital," Conforti said. "Please pray for me and Olivia during this most difficult time." A fundraiser has been set up to assist Conforti with medical expenses and any additional expenses she may incur. As of Wednesday, July 19, …