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License Revoked Of NJ Cardio Doc, 77, Accused Of Fondling Female Patients 51 To 80 Years Old License Revoked Of NJ Cardio Doc, 77, Accused Of Fondling Female Patients 51 To 80 Years Old
License Revoked Of NJ Cardio Doc, 77, Accused Of Fondling Female Patients 51 To 80 Years Old UPDATE: A North Jersey cardiologist who avoided two separate attempts to convict him of fondling and groping female patients had his medical license permanently revoked by the state, authorities announced on Friday. John Strobeck, 77, who had offices in Fair Lawn and Hawthorne, was acquitted in Superior Court in Paterson in 2019 of groping a 50-year-old female patient during an exam five years earlier. Prosecutors were gearing up for a return to the courtroom with several other alleged victims when Strobeck was allowed to enter a pre-trial intervention program that will allow him to clear h…
BREAK IN, RINSE, REPEAT: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns BREAK IN, RINSE, REPEAT: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns
Break IN, Rinse, Repeat: Recidivist With 30-Year Sheet Busted For Burglaries In 4 Bergen Towns It never ends with some guys. Mark C. Todd, most recently of Hasbrouck Heights, just turned 50 amid what has been a three-decade-long string of burglaries, thefts and police pursuits in nearly a dozen Bergen County towns. It got to the point that detectives from Maywood, Carlstadt and Hasbrouck Heights all went together to arrest the ex-con at his home last Friday morning, April 12. He was charged with break-ins in Maywood, Carlstadt, Elmwood Park and Fair Lawn. Tood has remained held in the Bergen County Jail this past week based on the likelihood that he’ll be returned to prison. He sp…
Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue
Hackensack Woman, 71, Suffers Severe Head Injury At Fair Lawn Venue A 71-year-old Hackensack woman was hospitalized with a severe head injury after she took a bad fall at a Fair Lawn catering hall, authorities said. CPR was conducted on the unresponsive victim after she tripped and hit her head on a stool while dancing at the Craftsman shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. She was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson. Fair Lawn EMS and St. Joe's ALS responded along with borough police, who reviewed video of the accident.
ICE Seizes Turkish National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Drive-Share Passenger In Fair Lawn ICE Seizes Turkish National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Drive-Share Passenger In Fair Lawn
ICE Seizes Turkish National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Drive-Share Passenger In Fair Lawn ICE agents took custody of a 33-year-old ride-share driver from Turkey after he was jailed on charges of sexually assaulting a female passenger in Fair Lawn. Ahmet Yusuf Aydemir sexually assaulted the woman “while she was a passenger in his vehicle” on Wednesday, April 3, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. He didn’t specify which ride-share service, however. Aydemir, a Turkish national who's been living in Garfield, was arrested on Thursday and charged with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact charges, records show. He was sent to the Bergen County Jail -- but he didn’…
Cement Truck Rolls On Route 208 Cement Truck Rolls On Route 208
Cement Truck Rolls On Route 208 A driver escaped serious injury Thursday morning after his cement truck rolled onto a divider at an entrance to Route 208 in Fair Lawn. The truck was fully loaded and tipping the scale at 70,000 pounds -- as in: 35 tons -- when it tipped on the ramp to the southbound highway from eastbound Fair Lawn Avenue around 9:30 a.m. April 4, according to a representative for Tanis Concrete who was at the scene. The truck was doing about 20 to 25 miles an hour, the employee of the Fair Lawn-based company said. Fair Lawn police officers who arrived first assisted the 51-year-old driver from Jerse…
Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In North Jersey, Offering Free Wings For A Year Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In North Jersey, Offering Free Wings For A Year
Buffalo Wild Wings Opens In North Jersey, Offering Free Wings For A Year Want to eat 312 chicken wings over the course of a year for free? Head to Bergen County and get in line. The first Buffalo Wild Wings in Bergen County is opening in Fair Lawn on Wednesday, March 27 at 2108 Maple Ave. in the ShopRite Shopping Plaza at 10:30 a.m.  The first 50 guests in line will get a voucher for six free wings every week for 52 weeks at the Fair Lawn location. The 1,300 square-foot restaurant will offer traditional and boneless wings, chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches, burgers, sides and 26 Buffalo Wild Wings signature sauces and dry rubs. The restaurant is open Su…
Maywood House Fire Doused Maywood House Fire Doused
Maywood House Fire Doused Firefighters participating in a mutual aid drill in Paramus on Sunday rushed to Maywood to douse a genuine blaze. The fire had ignited in a 1½-story Cape Cod-style wood-frame home at 30 Grove Avenue -- around the corner from Maywood's fire HQ -- around 11:30 a.m. March 24.The first firefighters at the scene were met by heavy heat, smoke and flames on both floors. They had the fire under control within 90 minutes.  No injuries were reported. Mutual aid responders at the scene or in coverage included firefighters from Hackensack, Paramus, Rochelle Park, Lodi, Fair Lawn, Garfield, Saddl…
UPDATE: No Charges For Troubled Driver Who Claimed Child Was In Burning Car, Fair Lawn PD Says UPDATE: No Charges For Troubled Driver Who Claimed Child Was In Burning Car, Fair Lawn PD Says
Update: No Charges For Troubled Driver Who Claimed Child Was In Burning Car, Fair Lawn PD Says An emotionally disturbed woman who told Fair Lawn police that a child was inside her burning car won't be criminally charged, authorities said. Officers were looking for an erratically-driven Dodge Neon when they spotted it speeding down a resident's driveway into a heavily wooded area off Saddle River Road around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1.  The sedan got stuck on a large mulch pile, after which the driver began redlining the engine in a futile attempt to free it, a witness said."It sounded like someone was running a wood chipper," the witness said. The hot exhaust system ignit…
Elmwood Park PD: Quartet From PA Nabbed After One Waves Loaded Gun Out Sedan Window Elmwood Park PD: Quartet From PA Nabbed After One Waves Loaded Gun Out Sedan Window
Elmwood Park PD: Quartet From PA Nabbed After One Waves Loaded Gun Out Sedan Window Elmwood Park police seized a Pennsylvania couple and two minors who they said had a loaded gun, a high-capacity magazine and hollow-point bullets in their car. Officers responding to a report of a male passenger brandishing a gun out the window of a blue 2019 Chevy Malibu on Donor Avenue stopped the sedan on Elmwood Terrace shortly after 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. As they approached, the officers saw a front passenger shove the gun between his feet, the chief said. All four occupants were ordered out of the vehicle, Foligno said. Officers recovered a …
Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD
Animal Control Officer Left Dog To Die In Kennel Dumpster: Mahwah PD An animal control officer for several New Jersey towns was arrested after leaving a dog to die in a Dumpster at a kennel he owns and operates in Mahwah, township police said. Authorities took Richard A. DuBarton III, 57, into custody and removed 47 malnourished and severely weakened dogs from the Aranwood Kennels after finding them locked outside in freezing temperatures, a Mahwah police complaint says. They'd been left in dog runs "with feces and urine that [DuBarton] failed to clean up," according to the complaint filed in Superior Court in Hackensack. "Multiple dogs were seen shiver…
UPDATE: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire UPDATE: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire
Update: Three Cats Die In Fierce Fair Lawn House Fire UPDATE: Three cats died in a fierce fire that all but destroyed a Fair Lawn home, officials said. The feline trio were the only ones home when the three-alarm blaze ignited at the front of the nearly 100-year-old wood-frame house on 5th Street off Morlot Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Fair Lawn native Nick Cornwell and his wife, Ashley, also lost all of their belongings. “We encountered heavy fire upon our arrival," Fair Lawn Fire Department Assistant Chief Ralph Rinaldo said. "The members did a great job knocking the fire down using deck guns before entering the b…
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…
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…
Paramus Police Officer Struck At Mall By Hit-And-Run Driver Paramus Police Officer Struck At Mall By Hit-And-Run Driver
Paramus Police Officer Struck At Mall By Hit-And-Run Driver A Paramus police officer was rushed to a local hospital after being struck by a car driven by a fleeing suspect Monday night in the lower-level parking garage at the Garden State Plaza, authorities confirmed. "They were looking at suspects who were breaking into cars when a vehicle sped through the parking lot clipping one of the officers" before 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. The vehicle -- described by witnesses as a black Honda CRV -- kept going and sped off. Fellow officers took their colleague to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with a knee injury, resp…
Fair Lawn Officer Injured In Crash Pursuing Suspect Into Paterson Fair Lawn Officer Injured In Crash Pursuing Suspect Into Paterson
Fair Lawn Officer Injured In Crash Pursuing Suspect Into Paterson A Fair Lawn police officer was injured in a crash while responding on Monday to a shoplifting at a local CVS. The officer was taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with back pain after his unmarked car collided with an Acura RDX as he pursued one of two suspects across the Maple Avenue bridge over the Passaic River around 11:45 a.m., witnesses said. He was released a few hours later. The female SUV driver wasn't injured, witnesses said. Both suspects were taken into custody.
Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse
Major Effort By Firefighters, Emergency Responders Follows Partial Hawthorne Building Collapse Firefighters spent half a day in the cold and rain stabilizing a Hawthorne apartment building where a floor partially collapsed over the weekend. The rear wall and portions of the first floor collapsed into the basement of Building E at the Hawthorne Garden Apartments on Rock Road around 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, borough Fire Chief Joseph Speranza said. Firefighters and police immediately began evacuating the building and securing the utilities, the chief said. Nine residents and six pets remain temporarily displaced while borough officials determine the next steps. Overall, more than three…
Special Needs Young Man Killed, Dad Critically Injured Crossing Fair Lawn Street Special Needs Young Man Killed, Dad Critically Injured Crossing Fair Lawn Street
Special Needs Young Man Killed, Dad Critically Injured Crossing Fair Lawn Street 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A special needs man was killed and his father was critically injured when they were struck by a sedan Sunday night in Fair Lawn, authorities said. Matthew Ritter, 30, and his dad, John J. Ritter, 61, both of Wyckoff, were leaving an event at the Knights of Columbus when they were struck while crossing Maple Avenue by a 2010 Lincoln Town Car driven by an 81-year-old Hawthorne man at 7:32 p.m. Jan. 28, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. Members of the Fair Lawn Ambulance Corps took both men to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, where Matthew succumbed to his …
Repeat Offender Threatens To Bomb Child Welfare Buildings, Judges, Bergen Prosecutor Charges Repeat Offender Threatens To Bomb Child Welfare Buildings, Judges, Bergen Prosecutor Charges
Repeat Offender Threatens To Bomb Child Welfare Buildings, Judges, Bergen Prosecutor Charges A man who'd been previously accused of threatening Fair Lawn police and families on social media is back in custody after authorities said he took it to another level. Brandon M. Hernandez, 29, is now charged with threatening to "bomb and shoot" New Jersey Child Protection and Permanency buildings and Superior Court judges in Hackensack.  Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced in a news release that Cyber Crimes Unit detectives from his office began investigating a "pattern of social media posts" by Hernandez last November. He specifically cited NJCP&P buil…
MOMMY AND CLYDE? Getaway Driver, Son Swipe $100G Worth Of Bling From Jewelry Store: Clifton PD MOMMY AND CLYDE? Getaway Driver, Son Swipe $100G Worth Of Bling From Jewelry Store: Clifton PD
Mommy AND Clyde? Getaway Driver, Son Swipe $100G Worth Of Bling From Jewelry Store: Clifton PD A burglar broke into a Clifton jewelry store, swiped nearly $100,000 worth of bling and planned to flee in a getaway car driven by his 59-year-old mother before police arrived, authorities said. Officers responding to a burglar alarm at Morre Lyons Jewelers in the Richfield Shopping Center around 2:30 a.m. last Nov. 24 saw Iver Vera-Miranda of Clifton emerge from behind the store and then duck back inside, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said on Friday, Jan. 5. Vera-Miranda, 30, had worked a Fuel 4 in Fair Lawn before he and another man were charged with swiping $11,000 from the station's safe…
NJ Mall Is Getting Major Overhaul Complete With Luxury Apartments, Outdoor Entertainment Space NJ Mall Is Getting Major Overhaul Complete With Luxury Apartments, Outdoor Entertainment Space
NJ Mall Is Getting Major Overhaul Complete With Luxury Apartments, Outdoor Entertainment Space A major redevelopment of Monmouth Mall is about to begin, transforming the shopping center into luxury apartments, new retail options, and a town center. The developer, Kushner — with headquarters in Florham Park and New York City — is planning to convert the 64-year-old mall on Route 35 in Eatontown into a large attraction called Monmouth Square.  Kushner's chief development officer Michael Sommer said the redevelopment will turn the mall inside out by tearing down indoor halls to create an open-air concept, with demolition set to begin in March. The intent is to …
HOME INVASION: Lookout For NYPD Impersonators Takes Plea In Gunpoint Bergen Robbery HOME INVASION: Lookout For NYPD Impersonators Takes Plea In Gunpoint Bergen Robbery
Home Invasion: Lookout For Nypd Impersonators Takes Plea In Gunpoint Bergen Robbery UPDATE: A Bronx man nicknamed "Shakes" admitted that he served as the lookout while two home invaders posing as NYPD detectives tied up and robbed a Fair Lawn family. Dominick Memoli, 57, was in on the planning of last year’s robbery, in which residents were zip-tied and an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry was stolen, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. He became the first of seven defendants in the case to take a deal from prosecutors rather than risk the potential outcome of a trial. All seven were arrested in New York State this past May. ****** HOME INVASION: Accused NY…
Saddle River Business Among 14 Newly-Barred From Practicing In NJ: DOL Saddle River Business Among 14 Newly-Barred From Practicing In NJ: DOL
Saddle River Business Among 14 Newly-Barred From Practicing In NJ: DOL An additional 14 New Jersey businesses have been barred from practicing for short-changing workers and other violations, bringing the total to 82, according to the state's Labor and Workforce Development Department. The businesses — which were named to the NJDOL’s Workplace Accountability in Labor List (the WALL) — owe a collective $956,000 in wages and penalties to the state and their employees. The 14 businesses added to the WALL are: A Z Construction of NJ Inc., Plainfield Brasero Chicken 3 LLC, Paterson Dar's Staffing LLC, Little Egg Harbor EC Abatement Inc., Newark Lane Mechanical He…
North Jersey Lottery Players Get $50K In Weekend Powerball Drawing North Jersey Lottery Players Get $50K In Weekend Powerball Drawing
North Jersey Lottery Players Get $50K In Weekend Powerball Drawing Two North Jersey Powerball players got to ring in the holidays on a lucrative note. Their tickets, one sold in Fair Lawn and the other sold in Hewitt, matched four of the five numbers as well as the red Powerball, winning $50,000 in the drawing held on Saturday, Dec. 23. The tickets were sold at Fair Lawn News and Jackpocket. The winning numbers were 9, 14, 17, 18, 53 and the red Powerball number was 6. 
Christmas Powerball: Two Bergen County Players Win $50K Christmas Powerball: Two Bergen County Players Win $50K
Christmas Powerball: Two Bergen County Players Win $50K It was a very Merry Christmas for two Powerball players in Bergen County. Their tickets, one sold in Fair Lawn and the other sold in Edgewater, matched four of the five numbers as well as the red Powerball, winning $50,000 in the drawing held on Monday, Dec. 25. The tickets were sold at 7-Eleven in Fair Lawn and a LukOil in Edgewater. The winning numbers were 05, 12, 20, 24, and 29. The Power Ball was 04.
One Caught, On Sought: Pair Wanted In Paterson Armed Robberies Pursued Through Fair Lawn One Caught, On Sought: Pair Wanted In Paterson Armed Robberies Pursued Through Fair Lawn
One Caught, On Sought: Pair Wanted In Paterson Armed Robberies Pursued Through Fair Lawn A police pursuit through Fair Lawn of two men wanted for a pair of armed robberies in Paterson ended, as Christmas Eve began, with one caught and the other sought. Authorities had been looking for a stolen Chevy Colorado pickup truck used in both holdups, including the robbery of a 7-Eleven on Ryerson Avenue around midnight on Friday, Dec. 22. Paterson Street Crime detectives spotted the pickup and pursued it into Fair Lawn around midnight Sunday. The pair bailed out near the intersection of Canger Place and Bellair Avenue. Citywide Towing collected the stolen pickup truck. Kyle Mazza…
Driver Hospitalized After Fair Lawn Crash Dumps Load Of Lumber Driver Hospitalized After Fair Lawn Crash Dumps Load Of Lumber
Driver Hospitalized After Fair Lawn Crash Dumps Load Of Lumber A driver was injured when his truck slammed into a guard rail, dumping a load of lumber near a busy Fair Lawn intersection. The Blue Ridge Lumber driver was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center by a Fair Lawn EMS ambulance following the crash on Plaza Road near Berdan Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. A team of co-workers from the Fair Lawn lumber company brought a huge forklift and cleaned up the mess. A heavy-duty wrecker removed the truck. Fair Lawn police are investigating the cause. Boyd A. Loving
DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police
DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police A Fair Lawn driver was intoxicated when her SUV rammed a utility pole in front of the Glen Rock Jewish Center, then slammed into a tree on the other side of the street, authorities said. The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Lyubov Korniyevska, 62, to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood following the crash on Harristown Road near Berkeley Place shortly after 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Her injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, the chief said. The 2022 Toyota RAV had to be towed from the scene. Korniyevska was alone and headed south when the SUV v…
Popular Burrito Chain Expands In Bergen County Popular Burrito Chain Expands In Bergen County
Popular Burrito Chain Expands In Bergen County A popular New Jersey based burrito chain is continuing its Bergen County expansion. Bubbakoo's Burritos, which has locations throughout New Jersey, is opening a location in Fair Lawn at 20-26 Maple Avenue on Monday, Dec. 4. The restaurant will be run by Rubert Nogales, who owns a Bubbakoo's Burritos in Park Ridge.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bubbakoo's Burritos (@bubbakoosburritos) "Bubbakoo’s has a passionate fan base," Nogales said. "I’m excited to open a new location in Fair Lawn. I’m confident that the Fair Law…
Responders Search For Man Struck, Killed By Bergen Line Train Responders Search For Man Struck, Killed By Bergen Line Train
Responders Search For Man Struck, Killed By Bergen Line Train It took a number of emergency responders more than a half hour to find the body of a man who was struck and killed by an NJ TRANSIT train Tuesday night in Bergen County. Police and firefighters from Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook intensely scoured a swath of territory through their towns after the victim was struck by an out-of-service train headed east on the Bergen County Line shortly before 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. They found the body near the corner of East 55th Street and 17th Avenue just past the Broadway station in Fair Lawn shortly after 8 p.m., they said. He was essentially un…
Fair Lawn Rescue Squad Extricates Trapped Senior Van Driver Following Crash Fair Lawn Rescue Squad Extricates Trapped Senior Van Driver Following Crash
Fair Lawn Rescue Squad Extricates Trapped Senior Van Driver Following Crash  A senior minivan driver was hospitalized after firefighters extricated him following a morning crash Tuesday in Fair Lawn. Members of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad freed the driver following a collision with a Toyota Camry that knocked his Chrysler Town & Country into a utility pole at the intersection of Hartley Place and Rosalie Street around 7:30 a.m. Nov. 28. A Bergen County EMS ambulance took him to a local hospital with injuries that didn't appear life-threatening. Boyd A. Loving BDJ Towing removed both vehicles. Boyd A. Loving Members of Fair Lawn Fire Co. 3 also responded w…
Fearless Bergen Burglars Continue Rash Of Brazen Break-Ins Fearless Bergen Burglars Continue Rash Of Brazen Break-Ins
Fearless Bergen Burglars Continue Rash Of Brazen Break-Ins Local police departments in Bergen County have been comparing notes amid a rising wave of brazen home burglaries. A string of Thanksgiving weekend break-ins included one in which a Glen Rock resident who wasn't home called police after an app showed him two burglars entering his Dunham Place residence shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24. Responding officers found a door smashed in and rooms ransacked, Lt. Frank Riggio said. Police from Ridgewood and Hawthorne, along with a Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, converged on the area but didn't find anyone, he said. Another burglary appar…