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Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle
Bergen County Dad Dies Days After Being Struck By Vehicle A 55-year-old pedestrian has died nine days after being struck by a vehicle in Bergen County, according to police reports. Jun Young Shin, of Palisades Park, was at the intersection of Grand and Henry streets when he was struck by a 34-year-old woman from Teaneck around 10:05 p.m. Sunday, July 7, according to crash reports obtained by Daily Voice. Shin died on Tuesday, July 16. While the driver has not been charged or cited in this incident, she does have a slew of traffic offenses dating back to 2016.  Shin was wearing dark clothing and the driver told arriving officers he …
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship North Jersey Location Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship North Jersey Location
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Flagship North Jersey Location Guerriero Gelato is continuing to downsize. A month after announcing the closure of its location in Morristown, the gelateria announced it will be closing its Montclair location in October after 10 years. "This is very emotional for us," the company wrote on social media. "This was the first shop we built out ourselves. We made friendships that will last a lifetime." The eatery said while the Montclair store remains popular, they cannot keep up with rising taxes, rent, cost of living, labor and food.  "We hope that we can all make progress against the ridiculous cost of living a…
NY Trio Who Used Zip Ties To Restrain 4 Victims In Teaneck Home Invasion Charged: Prosecutor NY Trio Who Used Zip Ties To Restrain 4 Victims In Teaneck Home Invasion Charged: Prosecutor
NY Trio Who Used Zip Ties To Restrain 4 Victims In Teaneck Home Invasion Charged: Prosecutor Three New York men have been charged in a January Teaneck home invasion, authorities announced. Frank A Salcedo, 43; Francisco Sandoval, 42; and Brian Arias, 40; are facing a litany of charges including armed robbery, kidnapping, weapons possession and related offenses in the Friday, Jan. 12 incident on East Tryon Avenue, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The three men wearing masks and armed with handguns broke into the home and used zip ties to restrain two men in the home around 10:30 a.m., Musella said. Over the next few hours, two more adult victims arrived at the …
Westwood HS Brawl: New Milford Resident Named In Police Documents Westwood HS Brawl: New Milford Resident Named In Police Documents
Westwood HS Brawl: New Milford Resident Named In Police Documents Daily Voice has obtained the names of the 10 of the 13 individuals charged in connection with the brawls that broke out following the Westwood High School graduation ceremony last month. As previously reported by Daily Voice, two graduating students and 11 of their family members were slapped with a total of 25 charges including assault, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and obstruction, following the fights on Thursday, June 20, Washington Township Police Chief John Calamari said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by …
Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate
Who Is Dana Bash? Bergen County News Anchor Moderating Presidential Debate Bergen County residents may see a familiar face on Thursday, June 27's presidential debate. Dana Bash: the Pascack Hills High School graduate co-moderating alongside CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper. Bash, 53, is the chief political correspondent for CNN, who started out at the network as a producer after graduating from George Washington University. The 90-minute debate held in Atlanta between current US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump begins at 9 p.m. on CNN. Bash was raised in Teaneck before her family moved to Washington DC, then back t…
1,600 Bergen County Residents Without Power After Stormy Night 1,600 Bergen County Residents Without Power After Stormy Night
1,600 Bergen County Residents Without Power After Stormy Night Thousands of New Jersey residents remain without power following thunderstorms that swept through the region Wednesday, June 26. As of Thursday morning, June 27, JCP&L was reporting 54,000 outages across North Jersey. The most widespread were reported in: More than 1,800 in Ringwood; several hundred. in Wayne; Nearly 3,000 in Boonton Township; 660 in Mine Hill; 1,200 in Mount Arlington; nearly 700 in Vernon; 700 in Stockholm; 1,400 in Great Meadows; 880 in Buttzville. PSE&G was reporting just over 5,000 residents without power, most in Bergen County (1,600 with 223 in Fort Lee, 243…
Waterfront Estate Designed By Renowned Architect James Paragano Listed At $4.95M In Bergen Waterfront Estate Designed By Renowned Architect James Paragano Listed At $4.95M In Bergen
Waterfront Estate Designed By Renowned Architect James Paragano Listed At $4.95M In Bergen A 21,000-square-foot estate designed by one of the most renowned luxury real estate architects in New Jersey has been listed at $4.95 million. An Italian street was the inspiration behind the 12-bedroom, 14-bathroom home at 1500 River Road in Teaneck, designed 10 years ago by James Paragano. Zoom Studios 1500 River Road in Teaneck is on the market for $4.95 million. Zoom Studios Being in the living room, adorned with flowers and surrounded by a ring of bedrooms on the second floor, feels a lot like being inside of the Colosseum, says listing agent Aharon "Ron" Cohen of Keller…
Man Who Tracked Victim With GPS Before Attempted Armed Robbery Pleads Guilty: Bergen Prosecutor Man Who Tracked Victim With GPS Before Attempted Armed Robbery Pleads Guilty: Bergen Prosecutor
Man Who Tracked Victim With GPS Before Attempted Armed Robbery Pleads Guilty: Bergen Prosecutor A 27-year-old Bergen County man admitted to planting a tracking device on the vehicle of a man he tried to rob at gunpoint, officials said. Zef Hajdari, of Edgewater, pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery of a Teaneck resident in 2022, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. his co-conspirator, Jeremy Chico, was being held on Rikers Island. On June 16, 2022, Teaneck police were called to a home where they learned the victim was approached by a suspect, later identified as Hajdari, who pointed a gun at him and tried to rob him when he pulled up to his house, Musella's office sai…
Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash
Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash An occupant was ejected when one SUV hit a house and another a utility pole in a fierce collision in Maywood, authorities said. One of the vehicles was knocked onto its side in the crash at the corner of East Passaic and Elm streets around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Two Teaneck men -- 28 and 20 years old -- were in one vehicle, responders said. A 25-year-old Bogota woman was driving the other, they said. All three were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Maywood firefighters and police responded, along with Rochelle Park police, who assisted, and the Bergen County Prosecu…
Fire Ravages Englewood Home Fire Ravages Englewood Home
Fire Ravages Englewood Home Flames blew through the roof of an Englewood home ravaged by a ferocious fire. The blaze apparently ignited on the second floor of the 2½-story, $1 million wood-frame home on Walton Street just off Jones Road shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13. It was well-involved when firefighters arrived, requiring a defensive operation. A huge column of smoke could be seen from nearby Route 4. No injuries were reported. Firefighters faced water pressure issues as they continued to battle the blaze at noontime. Mutual aid at the scene and in coverage included firefighters from Bergenfield, Bo…
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location Guerriero Gelato, the popular New Jersey gelato and cakes spot, is bidding ciao to Morristown. The Morristown location, which opened just last year on South Street, has shut its doors and is getting new ownership, the store announced on social media.  "Morristown, we had fun, we shared laughs, and memories," the store wrote on Instagram. "It was a disservice to you spreading ourselves so thin and we know the new owner has the time to manage and make sure you have the experience you deserve. Morristown you will always have our 💜." Customers expressed their sadness about the closure in …
UPDATE: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire UPDATE: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire
Update: Dogs Die In New Milford House Fire Two dogs were killed in a New Milford house fire early Tuesday night, authorities said. The residents weren't home when the blaze broke out in the kitchen at the back of the Voorhis Avenue home and quickly spread shortly after 7 p.m., New Milford Police Chief Brian Clancy said. Borough firefighters were immediately joined by their colleagues from Oradell and River Edge, with New Milford Fire Chief Gerry Smithson operating as the scene commander, the chief said. They battled cluttered conditions along with the flames, he said. The blaze broke out in the rear kitchen at the Voorhis…
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,…
Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail
Late-Night Drunken Assault Near Meadowlands Sends One Man To Hospital, Other To Jail A drunken man was hospitalized and another jailed for assaulting him at a private industrial garage in Rutherford, authorities said. The 40-year-old victim from Cranford approached an East Rutherford police officer who was fueling his patrol vehicle at the Rutherford DPW garage on Highland Cross -- just off northbound Route 17 near the Meadowlands -- around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Police Chief John Russo said.  He was bleeding from a head wound, the chief said. "It was determined he was assaulted by an acquaintance at a private industrial garage where both were at that eveni…
GOT 'IM! Bicycle-Riding Burglar With 20-Year Rap Sheet Nabbed With Civilian's Help: Teaneck PD GOT 'IM! Bicycle-Riding Burglar With 20-Year Rap Sheet Nabbed With Civilian's Help: Teaneck PD
GOT 'IM! Bicycle-Riding Burglar With 20-Year Rap Sheet Nabbed With Civilian's Help: Teaneck PD 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 40-year-old career burglar wanted for an ongoing series of break-ins and attempts was captured by Teaneck police thanks to 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,…
GOTCHA! Ex-Con In Englewood Stabbing Nabbed, Handgun Recovered By Teaneck Police GOTCHA! Ex-Con In Englewood Stabbing Nabbed, Handgun Recovered By Teaneck Police
Gotcha! Ex-Con In Englewood Stabbing Nabbed, Handgun Recovered By Teaneck Police An uncooperative stabbing victim couldn't keep Englewood police from identifying his assailant -- an ex-con who authorities said was carrying a gun when he was captured by their Teaneck colleagues. Tahref L. Folkes, 33, tried to duck them but was chased down shortly before noon Wednesday, police said. They also recovered a handgun that they said he stashed in a local store during the foot pursuit. Folkes, who has a lengthy rap sheet dating back to 2009, was released from state prison last July after serving 5½ years on a second career gun conviction, records show. A third would put him aw…
Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD
Repeat Offender Punches Disabled Man In Face For 75-Cent Bus Fare: Ridgefield Park PD A repeat offender heartlessly punched a disabled man on a Ridgefield Park street and took the 75 cents he'd been carrying for bus fare, authorities said. Joshua Bendewald, 30, approached the victim near the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue and “asked him how much money he had” around 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Ridgefield Park Police Lt. Justin Tress said. The 64-year-old victim said he had only the 75-cent bus fare he held in his hand, which the robber took, the lieutenant said. When the victim said he didn’t have any more, Tress said, Bendewald punched him in the face, knocking the m…
UPDATE: Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Jailed Again For Two Other Incidents UPDATE: Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Jailed Again For Two Other Incidents
Update: Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Jailed Again For Two Other Incidents A 34-year-old Englewood man who'd been arrested and released on charges of masturbating in front of a pre-teen was jailed again after authorities said they discovered at least two other alleged incidents. Dawid S. Iwaszek originally was arrested on May 25 for exposing himself and masturbating in front of a pre-teen in Englewood, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The prosecutor said at the time that detectives from his Special Victims Unit were continuing to investigate at least two previous incidents involving children in Englewood and Teaneck. They charg…
Route 4 Reopens Nearly 12+ Hours After Crash Downs Wires Route 4 Reopens Nearly 12+ Hours After Crash Downs Wires
Route 4 Reopens Nearly 12+ Hours After Crash Downs Wires Route 4 has reopened more than 12 hours after a crash downed a pole and live wires in Teaneck, police said. Sometime after 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, a crash took down a pole in the westbound lanes near River Road, local police said. All lanes were closed with traffic getting by in one lane on the eastbound side, police said. At 9:30 p.m., Teaneck police announced the roadway had been reopened and all repairs had been made. Details in the accident were not immediately available.
RECOGNIZE HIM? Authorities Believe Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Struck Elsewhere RECOGNIZE HIM? Authorities Believe Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Struck Elsewhere
Recognize HIM? Authorities Believe Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Struck Elsewhere A 34-year-old Englewood man charged with masturbating in front of a pre-teen may have also done it elsewhere, authorities said following his arrest. Dawid S. Iwaszek “exposed himself and masturbated in public while in the presence of a juvenile under the age of 13” on Thursday, May 23, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The Polish-born Iwaszek was arrested on Saturday, charged with criminal sexual assault, child endangerment and lewdness and sent to the Bergen County Jail. A judge released him the next day pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensa…
Teaneck Woman Accused Of Hitting Child In Face With Device During Dispute Over Adultery: Report Teaneck Woman Accused Of Hitting Child In Face With Device During Dispute Over Adultery: Report
Teaneck Woman Accused Of Hitting Child In Face With Device During Dispute Over Adultery: Report A Teaneck woman hit a girl in the face with an Internet router, sending her to the hospital, during an argument over the adult’s alleged infidelities, authorities charged. The juvenile was bleeding from the nose and eye and required stitches after being struck by the device thrown by Katherine Pastor, 44, in the kitchen of her Sherwood Avenue home last Friday, May 24, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The two had gotten into an argument over Pastor’s alleged infidelities, a Teaneck police complaint on file in Superior Court in Hackensack says. “The argument turned physical, but b…
Thieves Snatch Teaneck Residents' Checks From Postal Boxes, Forge Them For $240,218 Thieves Snatch Teaneck Residents' Checks From Postal Boxes, Forge Them For $240,218
Thieves Snatch Teaneck Residents' Checks From Postal Boxes, Forge Them For $240,218 A criminal crew stole checks mailed by Teaneck residents from postal boxes, then changed the amounts to more than 100 times the totals and cashed them, federal authorities said. Noah Aranzamendi, 25, of Brooklyn, and his associates used universal (or "arrow") keys to open the outdoor mailboxes, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. They then shared images via an encrypted message app of the checks, which were then altered, the U.S. attorney said. The four checks, which were initially written out for a total of $1,896.59, ended up fetching a whopping $240,218, he said. The crew sold the …
GOTCHA! Fleeing Driver Who Hit Teaneck Woman, 18, On Sidewalk Turns Out To Be Repeat Offender GOTCHA! Fleeing Driver Who Hit Teaneck Woman, 18, On Sidewalk Turns Out To Be Repeat Offender
Gotcha! Fleeing Driver Who Hit Teaneck Woman, 18, On Sidewalk Turns Out To Be Repeat Offender 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A motorist who struck and injured an 18-year-old Teaneck woman when he drove onto the sidewalk to avoid police turned out to be a violent ex-con, authorities said. Michael Anthony Hammond, 32, of Paterson has a violent criminal history that stretches back well over a decade. He'd been arrested in Passaic County this past March on charges of choking a victim and endangering a child, but was released by a judge the very same day, records show. A little over two weeks later, on April 16, Teaneck Police Officer Kyle Rosen stopped Hammond on Palisade Avenue near Votee Park for several …
Woman In Teaneck Street Fight Arrested, Victim Douses Her, Several Others With Pepper Spray Woman In Teaneck Street Fight Arrested, Victim Douses Her, Several Others With Pepper Spray
Woman In Teaneck Street Fight Arrested, Victim Douses Her, Several Others With Pepper Spray Teaneck police responding to a street fight between two women arrested one of them and summoned EMS after the other discharged pepper spray, authorities said. Fransheska Liriano-Benitez, 32, of Palisades Park had punched the other woman in the head outside a Palisade Avenue home between Griggs and Sherman avenues shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. The victim then tried to blast her with pepper spray, which affected Liriano-Benitz and several bystanders, the chief said. Members of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated Liriano-Benitez and t…
Hackensack Man Throws Bleach In Mechanic's Face, Smashes Windshield: Rochelle Park PD Hackensack Man Throws Bleach In Mechanic's Face, Smashes Windshield: Rochelle Park PD
Hackensack Man Throws Bleach In Mechanic's Face, Smashes Windshield: Rochelle Park PD Surveillance cameras recorded a Hackensack man throwing bleach in the face of a mechanic at a Rochelle Park service station, then smashing his windshield, authorities said. Alonge Jones, 33, went to the station at the corner of Rochelle and Central avenues after his girlfriend purportedly had some type of “negative interaction” with the mechanic a day earlier, Rochelle Park Police Capt. James M. DePreta said. Jones then assaulted the victim and smashed the windshield with a tool when he showed up, the captain said. The worker as taken to a local hospital with an eye injury. Meanwhile, Det…
Basketball Court Brawl Sends Boy To Hospital: Teaneck Police Basketball Court Brawl Sends Boy To Hospital: Teaneck Police
Basketball Court Brawl Sends Boy To Hospital: Teaneck Police A juvenile was hospitalized after being assaulted by two people at Votee Park in Teaneck on Tuesday, May 7, authorities said. At 8:18 p.m., police responded to several calls of a large fight in the area of Votee Park basketball courts, Teaneck police said. Officers found the juvenile lying on the ground in the basketball court area, police said. Video obtained from witnesses showed multiple people fighting on the basketball court with the juvenile victim being punched and dragged to the ground by two unknown males, police said. The juvenile was kicked multiple times in the head and possibly…
Video Shows Arrests Of Screaming Protestors Disrupting Teaneck Council Meeting Video Shows Arrests Of Screaming Protestors Disrupting Teaneck Council Meeting
Video Shows Arrests Of Screaming Protestors Disrupting Teaneck Council Meeting Two women including one who had a stun gun have been arrested for disruptions made during a recent Teaneck council meeting, police said. Footage of the arrests of Layla Graham and Amanda Kearny shared by Teaneck Councilman Keith Kaplan show the women screaming at police trying to remove them from the municipal building just after 9:20 p.m.  ** WARNING: The below video contains explicit language ** View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daily Voice NJ (@dailyvoicenewjersey) Click here for the full video shared by Keith Kaplan in Te…
Gun, Ammo, Various Plates From Various States Found In Teaneck Motorist's Car: Police Gun, Ammo, Various Plates From Various States Found In Teaneck Motorist's Car: Police
Gun, Ammo, Various Plates From Various States Found In Teaneck Motorist's Car: Police A Teaneck motorist who told local police he had a temporary plate on his SUV because he was trying to sell the vehicle was arrested after he opened the rear hatch to look for a replacement, authorities said. As soon as he did, officers who stopped Tyrone Martinez Blair, 51, on Teaneck Road spotted six temporary Georgia license plates, two different New Jersey plates and two different California plates in the back of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. But that wasn’t all, the chief said. Given consent to search the entire vehicle, Officer Kyle Rosen foun…
Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD
Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD A 71-year-old out-of-state man who threatened a woman with a knife at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Teaneck last month was captured Friday by police in Lakewood, authorities said. Pro-Palestinian protestors have been facing off against Jewish counter-demonstrators in Teaneck for more than two months. Cellphone video from the April 14 motor vehicle procession on Teaneck Road shows Ebrahim Yehounatan of Flushing, Queens pulling up alongside the victim’s car, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. Yehounatan “brandished a knife in his right hand directed at the victim,” the chief sa…
SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE: Worker Plunges 30 Feet, Co-Worker Jumps Into Window At Teaneck Building Site SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE: Worker Plunges 30 Feet, Co-Worker Jumps Into Window At Teaneck Building Site
Scaffold Collapse: Worker Plunges 30 Feet, Co-Worker Jumps Into Window At Teaneck Building Site A construction worker survived a 30-foot fall and a co-worker jumped into an open window when scaffolding collapsed Monday at the site of a massive apartment project in Teaneck, authorities said. The 23-year-old Perth Amboy resident fell three stories when the hanging rig gave way at the Alfred Avenue site shortly before noon April 29, Teaneck Deputy Police Chief Seth Kriegel said. He was responsive and alert when officers arrived, the deputy chief said. A second worker on the scaffolding escaped injury by jumping off the scaffolding and into an open window in the seven-story, 256-unit dev…
Wood-Ridge Man Convicted Again Of Murdering, Torching East Rutherford Grandmother Wood-Ridge Man Convicted Again Of Murdering, Torching East Rutherford Grandmother
Wood-Ridge Man Convicted Again Of Murdering, Torching East Rutherford Grandmother 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Questionable DNA evidence found under the fingernails of a 70-year-old Bergen County woman bludgeoned and burned in her home may have gotten her killer a new trial, but it didn't change the outcome. For a second time, a jury in Hackensack convicted Daniel Rochat on Wednesday of all charges in the brutal September 2012 slaying of real estate agent Barbara Vernieri in her East Rutherford home. Rochat, 48, of Wood-Ridge was originally convicted in June 2017 of beating Vernieri, then pouring gasoline on her and around her home before setting it on fire to cover up the crime scene. Pros…