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SEE ANYTHING? Englewood Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Outside Hospital, Witnesses Sought SEE ANYTHING? Englewood Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Outside Hospital, Witnesses Sought
SEE Anything? Englewood Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Outside Hospital, Witnesses Sought A 26-year-old motorcyclist died in a spill outside Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, said authorities who are seeking witnesses. City resident Yeison Velasquez apparently lost control of the cycle and went down on North Dean Street at 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 24, police said. He died a short time later at the hospital, they said. NOTE: Englewood Police Chiet Thomas Greeley asked that anyone who might have witnessed the crash -- or has any other information that could help investigators -- contact his Traffic Bureau at (201) 568-2863 or tb@englewoodpd.org.
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…
Officer Justified Shooting Knife-Wielding Englewood Man During Struggle Officer Justified Shooting Knife-Wielding Englewood Man During Struggle
Officer Justified Shooting Knife-Wielding Englewood Man During Struggle UPDATE: An Englewood police officer was justified in shooting a man who'd just stabbed three people, a grand jury ruled on Monday, April 22, following a state-required review. Chilling bodycam videos clearly show Englewood Police Officer Luana Sharpe and other officers were struggling over a knife with 22-year-old city resident Bernard Placide when she shot him on Labor Day 2022. A grand jury review was nonetheless required under New Jersey law because Placide died during an encounter with law enforcement. Evidence was collected by investigators with the state Office of Public Integrity an…
Three Bergen County Hospitals Named Among Best In World By 'Newsweek' Three Bergen County Hospitals Named Among Best In World By 'Newsweek'
Three Bergen County Hospitals Named Among Best In World By 'Newsweek' Some of the best hospitals in the world are right in the Garden State. Newsweek, partnering with Statsia, released its annual list of the World's Best Hospitals, with six hospitals in New Jersey making the cut.  Morristown Medical Center was ranked 47th, while Hackensack University Medical Center was right behind at 58th.  Valley Hospital in Ridgewood (soon Paramus) and Overlook Medical Center in Summit were ranked 137th and 174th, respectively.  Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were ranked 329th and 411th, respectively. Dr. …
Who Was Xavier Contreras? Homeless Laborer ID’d As Fatal Fire Victim At Former Ridgefield B&B Who Was Xavier Contreras? Homeless Laborer ID’d As Fatal Fire Victim At Former Ridgefield B&B
Who Was Xavier Contreras? Homeless Laborer ID’d As Fatal Fire Victim At Former Ridgefield B&B 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A former bed and breakfast in Ridgefield had been leveled by fire when responders found the remains of a man wrapped around a support beam. “He must’ve been alive and trying to hold on when the floor above him collapsed,” said a firefighter who was at the predawn blaze at the former Toddle Inn on Broad Avenue on Wednesday, March 6. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella identified the victim on Friday as 42-year-old Xavier Contreras. An Ecuadoran national, the homeless Contreras sometimes joined the groups of day laborers waiting for passing contractors in nearby Palisades Park, ju…
WILD CHASE: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires WILD CHASE: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires
Wild Chase: Career Offender, 62, In Multi-Town Police Pursuit Caught After Blowing Two Tires A wild police pursuit through several Bergen County towns ended with the arrest of a 62-year-old former repeat offender from Fair Lawn who authorities said stole the car from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Daniel McKay at one point tried fleeing on two flat tires before the stolen sedan broke down and he was arrested on Franklin Turnpike in Allendale, witnesses said. Upper Saddle River Detective Capt. Edward Kane said the Valentine's Day pursuit began after McKay pulled over on Lake Street and asked officers out on another call for directions shortly before noon. One of the officer…
Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric
Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric A man who was struck and killed by a commuter bus near the George Washington Bridge earlier this week was the brother of actor Jason Patric. Jordan Miller, 56, lived in Fort Lee and was one of the customer service "red caps" who assist people moving through the Port Authority bus terminal just across the Hudson in midtown Manhattan. "Jordan literally died on his way to work," said Kevin O'Toole, the former New Jersey state senator who's now the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The left-turning driver of the NJ Transit bus never saw him as Miller crossed Bruce Reyn…
Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (UPDATED) Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (UPDATED)
Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (Updated) A Fort Lee resident was struck and killed by a commuter bus while crossing a busy intersection near the George Washington Bridge before dawn Wednesday. The NJ Transit bus was headed north on Lemoine Avenue when the driver made a left turn onto Bruce Reynolds Boulevard (formerly Bridge Plaza South) and struck the 56-year-old pedestrian at 5:05 a.m. Jan. 10, Fort Lee Deputy Police Chief Edward Young said. Port Authority and Fort Lee police officers quickly responded and conducted CPR, the deputy chief said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead a short time later at Englewood Hospital and …
See How Bergen County Hospitals Rank For Safety In America See How Bergen County Hospitals Rank For Safety In America
See How Bergen County Hospitals Rank For Safety In America Several hospitals across North Jersey were graded for safety by a hospital safety watchdog group. The Leapfrog Group released the Fall 2023 hospital grades on Tuesday, Dec. 5. An expert panel of doctors selects 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety to come up with grades for the nearly 3,000 hospitals and acute care centers nationwide. Click here for more on the methodology. Here's how hospitals in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, and Essex counties were graded for safety by the Leapfrog Group this year: A: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Hackensack Meridian Hackensac…
MOTEL HORROR: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB MOTEL HORROR: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB
Motel Horror: Two Dead, Three Hospitalized After Drug OD On Highway Approaching GWB Two people died and three were hospitalized after suffering suspected drug overdoses Tuesday afternoon at a motel along the approach to the George Washington Bridge, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella confirmed. Fort Lee police were called to the Skyview Motel on eastbound Route 46 at 1:41 p.m. Nov. 14, the prosecutor said. They found five apparent overdose victims going in and out of consciousness, he said. The officers deployed Narcan while conducting CPR, Musella said. Two of the victims -- apparently in their 30s -- were pronounced dead at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, res…
Homeless Laborer Kicks Englewood Hospital EMT In Face In Ambo, Faces Severe Charges: PalPark PD Homeless Laborer Kicks Englewood Hospital EMT In Face In Ambo, Faces Severe Charges: PalPark PD
Homeless Laborer Kicks Englewood Hospital EMT In Face In Ambo, Faces Severe Charges: PalPark PD A homeless day laborer from Palisades Park deliberately kicked a female EMT in the face as an ambulance took him to the hospital for alcohol treatment, authorities said. Police said they called the ambulance for Xavier Contreras, 41, under the provisions of a state law known as the Alcohol Treatment and Rehabilitation Act (ATRA). Area emergency responders are familiar with Contreras, an Ecuadorian national who'd previously been arrested for trespassing and various other misdemeanors over the past several years. Under ATRA, alcoholics and drunks can't be prosecuted simply because they dran…
NEAR MISS: Chain-Reaction Crash At PIP Gas Station Dislodges Pump NEAR MISS: Chain-Reaction Crash At PIP Gas Station Dislodges Pump
Near Miss: Chain-Reaction Crash At PIP Gas Station Dislodges Pump A tragedy was avoided when a chain-reaction crash involving drivers from Englewood dislodged a gas pump at a service station on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. A 2003 Infiniti sedan driven by a 48-year-old city man entered the Mobil station on the southbound PIP in Englewood Cliffs and struck a 2013 Honda sedan being operated by a 52-year-old city woman who was parked near the pumps shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, PIP Police Lt. Raymond Walter said. The Infiniti pushed the Honda into the pumps, dislodging one of them and exposing the fuel lines, the lieutenant said. The female dr…
Sedan Slams Into Route 46 Gas Pump, Bursts Into Flames Sedan Slams Into Route 46 Gas Pump, Bursts Into Flames
Sedan Slams Into Route 46 Gas Pump, Bursts Into Flames A driver escaped serious injury after his sedan plowed into a pump and burst into flames at a Route 46 gas station. The 32-year-old driver from Englewood lost control of the two-door Infiniti, which crashed at the QuickCheck on the westbound highway -- near the entrances to Route 80 and the New Jersey Turnpike -- at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Ridgefield Fire Chief David Brierty said. The attendant shut down the pump and called 911, the chief said. Ridgefield firefighters quickly doused the flames. The driver was taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with relatively minor injuri…
SUCCESS! Englewood Police Reunite Wandering Senior With Family SUCCESS! Englewood Police Reunite Wandering Senior With Family
Success! Englewood Police Reunite Wandering Senior With Family A senior suffering from memory loss was reunited with his family following a public appeal by Englewood police. The man -- whose name they believe is Jose Manuel Valero Gomez -- was found walking on a residential stretch of West Palisade Avene near the corner of Palisade Place. Gomez, who's believed to be in his 70s, only speaks Spanish, Police Lt. Fred Pulice said. "He looks to be in good physical health but can't remember some things," the lieutenant said late Friday afternoon, Aug. 18. City police posted photos online and showed them around the neighborhood, then brought the man t…
UPDATE: Route 9W Closed After Pickup Slams Into Pole UPDATE: Route 9W Closed After Pickup Slams Into Pole
Update: Route 9W Closed After Pickup Slams Into Pole A driver from the West Coast was hospitalized after he crashed his new pickup truck into a utility pole on Route 9W in Englewood Cliffs, downing wires and forcing the entire road closed, authorities said. The 36-year-old resident of Santa Cruz, CA was taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center after his 2023 Ford F150 crashed on Sylvan Avenue just south of Sherwood Avenue shortly before midnight Monday, Aug. 14, Englewood Cliffs Police Detective Lt. Ronald F. Waldt said. Wires obstructing the roadway forced police to temporarily shut down both sides of the road, the lieutenant said. A …
Blood-Soaked Homeless Man Seized In Stabbing Of Fellow Englewood Squatter Blood-Soaked Homeless Man Seized In Stabbing Of Fellow Englewood Squatter
Blood-Soaked Homeless Man Seized In Stabbing Of Fellow Englewood Squatter UPDATE: A homeless man drenched in blood and holding a knife was captured by Englewood police without incident after he stabbed a fellow squatter in a vacant building, authorities said. The 44-year-old victim was expected to survive cuts to his hands, elbow, shoulder and foot, as well as an injury to the bridge of the nose, following the attack shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, Detective Lt. Fred Pulice said. The victim staggered out of the long-unoccupied building at 215 West Englewood Avenue near Lafayette Place and collapsed on the sidewalk, witnesses told responding officers, …
Man Stabbed, Blood-Covered Suspect Seized In Englewood Man Stabbed, Blood-Covered Suspect Seized In Englewood
Man Stabbed, Blood-Covered Suspect Seized In Englewood A homeless drenched in blood and holding a knife was captured by Englewood police after he stabbed a fellow squatter in a vacant building, authorities said. The 44-year-old victim was expected to survive cuts to his hands, elbow, shoulder and foot, as well as an injury to the bridge of the nose, following the attack shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, Detective Lt. Fred Pulice said. The victim staggered out of the long-unoccupied building at 215 West Englewood Avenue near Lafayette Place and collapsed on the sidewalk, witnesses told responding officers, the lieutenant said. He was …
STANDOFF: EDP Coaxed Down From Englewood Roof, Seized After Seeking Suicide-By-Cop STANDOFF: EDP Coaxed Down From Englewood Roof, Seized After Seeking Suicide-By-Cop
Standoff: EDP Coaxed Down From Englewood Roof, Seized After Seeking Suicide-By-Cop An hour-long standoff ended in Englewood early Friday with police seizing an emotionally disturbed man who climbed up on the roof of a local home and begged them to shoot him. Officers who responded to the Genesee Avenue home near Lafayette Place shortly after 7:30 a.m. June 23 already were familiar with the suicidal 33-year-old resident, Deputy Chief Matthew de la Rosa said. The knife-wielding resident was breaking windows and tossing objects from the third-floor roof while threatening to kill himself when they arrived, the deputy chief said. Police got him to release the knife, de la Ros…
Fire Ravages Former Site Of Magical, Musical Christmas Tribute To Late Demarest Mom Fire Ravages Former Site Of Magical, Musical Christmas Tribute To Late Demarest Mom
Fire Ravages Former Site Of Magical, Musical Christmas Tribute To Late Demarest Mom Two firefighters reportedly required medical attention after they were burned in an overnight blaze that ravaged what had once been a popular Christmastime destination in Bergen County. Flames blew through the front door and picture window of the home on a bend of Evergreen Place in Demarest near Maple Avenue and close to County Road around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22. Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in under a half-hour. Two of them were taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with injuries that didn't appear serious, responders said. Some may recognize the home, where a …
Contractor Struck By Lightning In Demarest Contractor Struck By Lightning In Demarest
Contractor Struck By Lightning In Demarest A contractor who was struck by lightning in northern Bergen County during Friday's sudden thunderstorm got a ride to the hospital from a co-worker, authorities said. The 27-year-old victim was alert and conscious but complained of difficulty breathing after being struck while working at a home on Knickerbocker Road, between Hardenburgh and Madison avenues shortly before 3 p.m. June 16, Demarest Police Chief Anthony Dimitriadis said. He also had a "burning feeling: in his extremities, an emergency medical worker said. Responding officers learned that the victim had already been taken from t…
Teen North Bergen Driver Flees Crash On Foot, Leaves Injured Companions Behind: Alpine PD Teen North Bergen Driver Flees Crash On Foot, Leaves Injured Companions Behind: Alpine PD
Teen North Bergen Driver Flees Crash On Foot, Leaves Injured Companions Behind: Alpine PD A 17-year-old driver from North Bergen fled the scene of a crash in Alpine that sent two passengers the same age to the hospital, authorities said. A boy was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and a girl to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center after their 2014 Jeep Wrangler went off Cambridge Way near Oxford Place and into the woods around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, Acting Alpine Police Chief Matthew S. Kent said. Both are also from North Bergen, he said. Police from surrounding towns and a K-9 unit converged on the scene but didn't find the driver, who the chief said had r…
Englewood Officers Injured While Arresting Unruly Driver: Police Englewood Officers Injured While Arresting Unruly Driver: Police
Englewood Officers Injured While Arresting Unruly Driver: Police A driver was in custody after an incident on Saturday that sent two Englewood police officers to the hospital. Officers responding to a call of a parked driver who appeared unconscious found Alpha Diallo, 28, of Englewood in a BMW sedan with New York license plates on West Englewood Avenue near Humphrey Street a little after 11 a.m. on April 22, Lt. Fred Pulice said. Officers Michael McCue and Michael Holland banged on the driver's side window but had trouble waking him, the lieutenant said. Once he came to, Diallo ignored the officers, put the car in gear and tried to maneuver out of a ti…
Kitchen Candle Fire Blows Through Roof Of Old Tappan Home Kitchen Candle Fire Blows Through Roof Of Old Tappan Home
Kitchen Candle Fire Blows Through Roof Of Old Tappan Home UPDATE: A candle ignited a blaze that ravaged an Old Tappan home near the Rockland County border on Friday, bringing firefighters from both sides of the state line, authorities said. The three-alarm blaze broke out in the kitchen of the 2½-story wood-frame home on Cheryll Lane near Old Tappan Road -- a little under a half-mile from Tappan, NY -- and quickly blew through the roof around 1:30 p.m. April 7, responders told Daily Voice. Firefighters had it knocked down in under an hour. Overhaul was completed by 3 p.m. Flames quickly spread, then blew through the roof of the home on Cheryl…
Runaway Englewood SUV Severely Injures Hackensack Man, Plows Into Building Runaway Englewood SUV Severely Injures Hackensack Man, Plows Into Building
Runaway Englewood SUV Severely Injures Hackensack Man, Plows Into Building UPDATE: A 61-year-old Hackensack man was severely injured in Englewood on Thursday by a runaway SUV that then sped backward down the street before plowing entirely into the headquarters of a global produce importer. The victim was removing equipment from the rear of the 2000 Ford Explorer, which was parked on Chester Place, when the accident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. April 6, Englewood Police Lt. Fred Pulice said. The vehicle continued west down Chester Place, crossed Grand Avenue and rammed into the ESU Farm building, the lieutenant said. Englewood firefighters and police were …
Video Shared Of E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority Cruiser That Killed Hudson Man Near GWB Video Shared Of E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority Cruiser That Killed Hudson Man Near GWB
Video Shared Of E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority Cruiser That Killed Hudson Man Near GWB It happened in an instant: A North Bergen man on an electric motorcycle zooms by a surveillance camera near the George Washington Bridge – then collides with a turning Port Authority police vehicle. A video released by New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin's office shows both vehicles, although a column blocks a view of the crash that killed Rolando Quevedo, 38, at the corner of Lemoine Avenue and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard on Oct. 17. State authorities released the video as part of a mandatory investigation that is required by New Jersey law whenever a civilian dies in an encounter …
SEE ANYTHING? Man, 19, Wounded By Gunfire In Englewood, Shooter Sought SEE ANYTHING? Man, 19, Wounded By Gunfire In Englewood, Shooter Sought
SEE Anything? Man, 19, Wounded By Gunfire In Englewood, Shooter Sought Police are looking for the shooter who wounded a 19-year-old man Tuesday night in Englewood. The victim walked into Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with a gunshot wound in his lower abdomen around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Police Detective Lt. Fred Pulice said. It wasn't considered life-threatening, the lieutenant said. Police had gotten a call moments earlier of a fight in progress on Knickerbocker Road and Demarest Avenue in which two shots were believed fired, Pulice said. They have been collecting area surveillance video and are seeking additional witnesses since then. Crimestoppers offe…
BARROOM BRAWL: Dumont Man Charged With Assaulting Fellow Patron, Police On Christmas Eve BARROOM BRAWL: Dumont Man Charged With Assaulting Fellow Patron, Police On Christmas Eve
Barroom Brawl: Dumont Man Charged With Assaulting Fellow Patron, Police On Christmas Eve A patron at a Dumont tavern was taken to the hospital after another customer hit him in the face with a bar stool on Christmas Eve, authorities said. Michael Robertson, 32, meanwhile, ended up spending the holiday in jail after fighting with officers who responded to the call of a patron throwing things in the East Madison Avenue establishment, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. The officers also tended to the victim, who'd been cut when Robertson swung a bar stool at him, the chief said. Members of the Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the man to Englewood Hospital and Medical Cent…
CLOSE CALL: Female Driver, 75, Hospitalized After Tree Falls On SUV In Englewood CLOSE CALL: Female Driver, 75, Hospitalized After Tree Falls On SUV In Englewood
Close CALL: Female Driver, 75, Hospitalized After Tree Falls On SUV In Englewood A 75-year-old driver was injured but narrowly escaped a more tragic fate when a falling tree hit her car in Englewood. The Totowa motorist was headed south on Broad Avenue near Huguenot Avenue in her 2002 Lexus SUV when the tree toppled onto the roadway, taking down a utility pole and wires that fell across the vehicle, around 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1,  Police Lt. Fred Pulice said. She complained of pain to her neck and back and was taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Pulice said. That stretch of Broad Avenue remained closed while the tree was removed and repairs were made.
NJ Attorney General Reviews Fatal E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority PD Vehicle Near GWB NJ Attorney General Reviews Fatal E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority PD Vehicle Near GWB
NJ Attorney General Reviews Fatal E-Motorcycle Crash With Port Authority PD Vehicle Near GWB UPDATE: The death of an electric motorcyclist who authorities said ran a red light before crashing into a Port Authority police car near the George Washington Bridge is being investigated by state authorities. State law requires them to review the Oct. 17 incident in Fort Lee despite the circumstances because the death occurred during an encounter with law enforcement. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin's office identified the victim as Fredy Rolando Queveda -- although loved ones and court records identified him as Fredy Quevedo, a 40-year-old Guatemalan immigrant. The officer…
UPDATE: E-Motorcycle Rider Ran Red Light Before Fatal Crash At GWB, Authorities Say UPDATE: E-Motorcycle Rider Ran Red Light Before Fatal Crash At GWB, Authorities Say
Update: E-Motorcycle Rider Ran Red Light Before Fatal Crash At GWB, Authorities Say UPDATE: A motorcyclist ran a red light and was killed when he crashed into a Port Authority police car near the George Washington Bridge as the morning rush was beginning, authorities said. The officer had a green light on Bruce Reynolds Boulevard while responding to a call when the electric bike slammed into it on Lemoine Avenue at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 17, Port Authority Police Spokeswoman Lenis Valens said. The operator of the northbound motorcycle was taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:27 a.m., New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. The …
HEROES: Pickup Slammed By Train In Hackensack, Firefighters Free Trapped Driver HEROES: Pickup Slammed By Train In Hackensack, Firefighters Free Trapped Driver
Heroes: Pickup Slammed By Train In Hackensack, Firefighters Free Trapped Driver A driver was extricated after a pickup truck was rammed by a late-night commuter train in Hackensack. City firefighters cut the top off the Honda Ridgeline's cab after it was struck by the NJ TRANSIT Pascack Valley Line train No. 2133 at the Central Avenue crossing at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. A large crowd gathered as firefighters worked intently. They got the driver out roughly 40 minutes later. Hackensack firefighters cut the top off of the Honda Ridgeline's cab after the truck was struck shortly before midnight at the Central Avenue crossing.Jo Fehl for DAILY VOICE An ambulance…