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Waldwick, NJ

FedEx Driver Points Police To Bronx Thief On Quiet Waldwick Street: Authorities FedEx Driver Points Police To Bronx Thief On Quiet Waldwick Street: Authorities
FedEx Driver Points Police To Bronx Thief On Quiet Waldwick Street: Authorities An alert FedEx driver pointed police in Waldwick to a Bronx man waiting on a quiet dead-end street for packages that he fraudulently had delivered there, authorities said. Officers Chris Sanchez, Dillon Sherman and Jake Wanamaker responded to her call and found the dark-colored sedan with Florida plates on Lee Court, just off Wyckoff Avenue, around 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, Lt. Troy E. Seifert said. They arrested the driver, Juan Soriano, 34, after Detective TJ Palaia discovered that he'd gone there to collect fraudulently ordered packages, the lieutenant said. Soriano, who lives 25 mile…
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…
Waldwick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman At Saddle River Home Where She Worked Waldwick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman At Saddle River Home Where She Worked
Waldwick Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman At Saddle River Home Where She Worked A Pakistani national living in Waldwick was charged with sexually assaulting a woman who was working at a Saddle River home. Muhammad Yousuf, 54, was arrested late last week for a sexual assault that Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella alleged occurred this past Feb. 26. Yousuf was sent to the Bergen County Jail following his arrest in Saddle River on Thursday, April 4. A judge in Hackensack released him, with conditions, the next day, records show.
'Extremely Difficult' Extrication Ends With Firefighters Freeing Trapped Driver Off Route 17 'Extremely Difficult' Extrication Ends With Firefighters Freeing Trapped Driver Off Route 17
Route 17 Crash Waldwick Sheridan Firefighters Extricate HEROES: Waldwick firefighters completed what authorities called an "extremely difficult operation" by freeing a driver whose sedan had crashed in a wooded area off rain-slicked Route 17. The BMW crashed partially down an embankment at the particularly troublesome Sheridan Avenue ramp off the southbound highway around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3. The single-vehicle collision heavily entrapped the driver, responders said. Waldwick's finest (Rescue 642 and Squad 633) had to contend with the elements, mud on the slope and a heavily damaged vehicle. They safely extricated the driver, who…
Bergen County Fencer Qualifies For Olympics In Paris Bergen County Fencer Qualifies For Olympics In Paris
Bergen County Fencer Qualifies For Olympics In Paris A fencer from Bergen County is going to be saying "en garde" at the Olympics this summer. Mitchell Saron, a Ridgewood native and senior at Harvard University, recently qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, competing in the men's saber event. Saron got his start the Bergen Fencing Club in Waldwick. Congratulations to Mitchell Saron for winning a Silver in the team World Cup at Padua, Italy, earlier this... Posted by Bergen Fencing Club on Monday, March 11, 2024 Saron said he got his start in fencing after watching the lightsaber duels in "Star Wars" and dreamed of becomin…
NJ Fugitive Captured In Indiana: Child Porn Charges Await 'Mountain' Man In Bergen County NJ Fugitive Captured In Indiana: Child Porn Charges Await 'Mountain' Man In Bergen County
NJ Fugitive Captured In Indiana: Child Porn Charges Await 'Mountain' Man In Bergen County A former Ridgewood resident who'd returned to his native Indiana while awaiting trial on child porn charges was zapped with a stun gun by state troopers who arrested him there on a fugitive warrant. Indiana State Police seized 70-year-old Robert "Mountain" Flynn after he tried to bolt out the back door of his current home in Anderson, IN, authorities said. The 6-foot, 190-pound fugitive apparently didn't require medical attention after resisting, authorities said. No troopers were reported injured. Flynn, who'd previously owned a sprinkler company in Waldwick and also worked as a local bo…
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…
Disgraced NJ Judge’s Son Charged With Collecting Child Porn Disgraced NJ Judge’s Son Charged With Collecting Child Porn
Disgraced NJ Judge’s Son Charged With Collecting Child Porn BREAKING NEWS: The son of a former judge who was removed from the bench for misconduct was busted on child porn charges following a raid on the family home in Waldwick, authorities confirmed on Friday. George M. Silebi, 27, “used the Internet to view, download, and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Jan. 18. Detectives from Musella’s Cyber Crimes Unit raided the Sheridan Avenue home of former Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi exactly a week earlier. From there they traveled to N…
Drugged Driver Rattles Resident After Predawn Crash Off Route 17: Waldwick PD Drugged Driver Rattles Resident After Predawn Crash Off Route 17: Waldwick PD
Drugged Driver Rattles Resident After Predawn Crash Off Route 17: Waldwick PD A driver from Philadelphia who'd just crashed his car off Route 17 before dawn Friday banged on a nearby resident's door, shouting incoherently, and was arrested moments later, authorities said. Bret Michaels Staab, 41, crashed his 2022 Nissan Sentra on Manhattan Avenue in Waldwick, then abandoned it there, shortly after 6:30 a.m. Jan. 12, Police Lt. Troy E. Seifert said. Police got a call from a resident when Staab began banging on the door of a Dora Avenue home, the lieutenant said. They found Staab on a nearby street and an assortment of drugs -- heroin, crack, prescription meds and mor…
SOCCER BRAWL: 25 Players Involved, Police, Ambulances From Various Bergen Towns Respond SOCCER BRAWL: 25 Players Involved, Police, Ambulances From Various Bergen Towns Respond
Soccer Brawl: 25 Players Involved, Police, Ambulances From Various Bergen Towns Respond A brawl between two adult soccer teams brought police and ambulances from several area towns to Superdome Sports in Waldwick late Tuesday. Officers from Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Ridgewood and Wyckoff joined their borough colleagues after up to 25 players came to blows at the indoor field on Hopper Avenue around 11 p.m. Dec. 19, Waldwick Police Lt. Troy E. Seifert said. Several of the participants had minor injuries that were treated at the scene by members of BLS units from Waldwick, Allendale and the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, the lieutenant said. A 44-year-old Spring Valley resident was …
Ridgewood Kitchen Blaze Doused Ridgewood Kitchen Blaze Doused
Ridgewood Kitchen Blaze Doused A garden hose wasn't going to get it done. Ridgewood firefighters quickly doused a blaze that ignited Monday afternoon in the kitchen of a single-family home on Liberty Street, causing considerable fire, smoke and water damage. Although no injuries were reported in the two-alarm Dec. 11 fire, an initial unconfirmed report emerged of a possibly missing dog. Ridgewood police and Emergency Services personnel also responded, along with firefighters from Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Paramus and Waldwick and the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Boyd A. Loving Boyd A. Loving took th…
Mover From Waldwick Charged With Teen Sexual Assault Mover From Waldwick Charged With Teen Sexual Assault
Mover From Waldwick Charged With Teen Sexual Assault A longtime moving company warehouse manager from Waldwick was jailed on charges of sexually assaulting an underage teen, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Ryan Malillo, 37, “sexually assaulted a child between the ages of 13 and 16 in Waldwick,” Musella said on Friday, Nov. 1. Malillo was arrested on Thursday and charged with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment following an investigation by detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit and Waldwick police, the prosecutor said. The Glen Rock native, who has two children of his own and has worked for the same Mahwah mo…
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)* —…
Wyckoff Woman, 79, Who Died In House Fire Identified Wyckoff Woman, 79, Who Died In House Fire Identified
Wyckoff Woman, 79, Who Died In House Fire Identified UPDATE: Virginia D'Amelio Ingenito of Wyckoff was home alone Sunday afternoon when what quickly became an intense fire apparently began in her kitchen. Wyckoff police who arrived first at the Meer Avenue home where she lived with her son and two grandsons found the 79-year-old Italian immigrant unresponsive just after noon Nov. 5, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Ingenito was in cardiac arrest when taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, responders said. The rear of the house, where the kitchen was located, was fully involved…
One Dead In Wyckoff House Fire One Dead In Wyckoff House Fire
One Dead In Wyckoff House Fire A grandmother who was pulled from a Wyckoff house fire on Sunday died at the hospital, authorities confirmed. Virginia D'Amelio Ingenito, 79, was found unresponsive by Wyckoff police officers who were the first responders at the fire on Meer Avenue just off James Way behind Route 208 just after noon Nov. 5, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. CPR was conducted on Ingenito, who reportedly was in cardiac arrest when she was taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Firefighters found the rear of the house, where the kitchen was loca…
GOTCHA! 'Bait Bike,' Fire Chief Help Nab Train Station Bicycle Thief: Glen Rock PD GOTCHA! 'Bait Bike,' Fire Chief Help Nab Train Station Bicycle Thief: Glen Rock PD
Gotcha! 'Bait Bike,' Fire Chief Help Nab Train Station Bicycle Thief: Glen Rock PD Glen Rock police investigating a rash of bicycle thefts at its train stations nabbed a familiar face with help from technology and their borough's fire chief. Detectives attached a GPS tracker to a decoy bicycle before racking it at the NJ TRANSIT Bergen Line station, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. It was around 4:30 p.m. this past Friday, Oct. 27, when the "bait bike" was removed from the rack, he said. Police immediately headed toward the train station. The thief, meanwhile, found and removed the GPS tracker as he headed south on Lincoln Avenue, the chief said. Just when it look…
All About The Ovens: Patsy's Tavern Turned Down Portnoy's Pizza Fest Invite — For Good Reason All About The Ovens: Patsy's Tavern Turned Down Portnoy's Pizza Fest Invite — For Good Reason
All About The Ovens: Patsy's Tavern Turned Down Portnoy's Pizza Fest Invite — For Good Reason Patsy's Tavern in Paterson may have turned down their invitation to Barstool Sports' One Bite Pizza Fest, but New Jersey was still well-represented as several others were in attendance. The One Bite Pizza Fest was held Saturday, Sept. 23 in Coney Island, and featured 35 pizzerias all highly-rated by Barstool CEO Dave Portnoy. Patsy's Tavern owner Steve Barbarulo said his shop was invited to the pizza fest, but Barstool was providing the ovens for all the attending pizzerias and couldn't get them the same 90-year-old oven they've had in the shop since Barbarulo was a kid. And the oven is w…
Sedan Slams Into Fair Lawn Garden Apartment, Driver Flees On Foot, Found Three Towns Away Sedan Slams Into Fair Lawn Garden Apartment, Driver Flees On Foot, Found Three Towns Away
Sedan Slams Into Fair Lawn Garden Apartment, Driver Flees On Foot, Found Three Towns Away It was literally a hit-and-run. A driver whose sedan slammed into a garden apartment complex in Fair Lawn late Saturday fled the scene on foot and was later seized in Waldwick, responders said. The Toyota Camry was headed south on Route 208 when the driver apparently tried to avoid another vehicle that had crashed around 11 p.m. Aug. 26, witnesses said. The Toyota careened off the highway, uprooted a sign and struck a building on Virginia Drive at the Blue Ridge Manor Condos. The driver then took off on foot, witnesses said. Police temporarily evacuated the building until the sedan coul…
27 NJ Boston Market Stores Issued Stop-Work Orders By Labor Department 27 NJ Boston Market Stores Issued Stop-Work Orders By Labor Department
27 NJ Boston Market Stores Issued Stop-Work Orders By Labor Department Boston Market stores across New Jersey owe its workers thousands of dollars in back wages, and the state's labor department is taking action. The NJDOL issued 27 stop-work orders to Boston Market locations throughout the state on Monday, Aug. 14 saying the rotisserie chicken franchise owes more than $600,000 in back wages to 314 employees. The investigation began after the NJDOL received a complaint from an employee at a restaurant in Hamilton last November. Since then, almost three dozen people have come forward, naming several other locations. Citations were issued for unpaid/late pa…
ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore
ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore For more than a decade, a laborer believed to living in the U.S. illegally sexually abused a child in Bergen County and at the Jersey Shore, authorities said Monday. Federal authorities have placed a detainer on Jonan Pascasio-Erazo, a 46-year-old Salvadoran national living in Waldwick, who was jailed late last week. Pascasio-Erazo sexually assaulted the victim in Waldwick, Mahwah and Belmar multiple times, beginning in 2012, up until his arrest, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Waldwick police notified detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit of the disclosure on Friday, …
Local Man Struck By Train In Lyndhurst Local Man Struck By Train In Lyndhurst
Local Man Struck By Train In Lyndhurst A 60-year-old Lyndhurst man suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a train Friday night. The westbound NJ TRANSIT Main Line train struck the man just before the Kingsland Station shortly before 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in what responders said wasn't an accident. The man was alert and conscious despite head trauma and severe injuries to his lower extremities. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. The 500 or so passengers walked to the station from there. The Main Line No. 1221 train left Hoboken at 5:13 p.m. and was due to arrive in Waldwick at 6:11 p.m., said NJ TRANSIT Seni…
UPDATE: Midland Park Driver Seriously Injured In Crash That Responders Said He Caused UPDATE: Midland Park Driver Seriously Injured In Crash That Responders Said He Caused
Update: Midland Park Driver Seriously Injured In Crash That Responders Said He Caused A driver was critically injured in a crash that authorities in Waldwick said he created. A driver was critically injured and a MINI Cooper and a Nissan Sentra were both severely damaged in a violent crash in Waldwick. The 47-year-old MINI driver from Midland Park caused the crash when he tried to make a left onto Harrison Avenue from Wyckoff Avenue near the Giant Farmer's Market around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, Police Lt. Troy E. Seifert said. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with significant injuries to his head and face, the lieutenant said. He also received seve…
Serious Injury Reported In Fierce Waldwick Collision Serious Injury Reported In Fierce Waldwick Collision
Serious Injury Reported In Fierce Waldwick Collision An occupant was critically injured and a MINI Cooper and a Nissan Sentra were both severely damaged in a violent crash in Waldwick. The 47-year-old MINI driver from Midland Park caused the crash when he tried to make a left onto Harrison Avenue from Wyckoff Avenue near the Giant Farmer's Market around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, Police Lt. Troy E. Seifert said.  He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with significant injuries to his head and face, the lieutenant said. He also received several motor vehicle summonses, Seifert said. A 33-year-old Wayne woman who was behind th…
Mahwah Swears In New Police Chief Touted For Professionalism, Communication, Dedication Mahwah Swears In New Police Chief Touted For Professionalism, Communication, Dedication
Mahwah Swears In New Police Chief Touted For Professionalism, Communication, Dedication A highly decorated and widely respected law enforcement veteran was sworn to office as Mahwah’s 9th police chief in the township’s nearly 80-year history. Timothy O'Hara was sworn in Thursday night, July 20, by Mahwah Municipal Court Judge Richard Brady, who also happens to be a retired chief of police from Waldwick. Mayor Jim Wysocki's nomination of O'Hara was unanimously approved by the Township Council last month. Wysocki, who’s a former Mahwah police officer, cited O’Hara’s professionalism, among other strengths. The new chief understands the value of communicating with the community…
HEROES: Midland Park Police Prevent Standoff, Convince Troubled Man To Get Help HEROES: Midland Park Police Prevent Standoff, Convince Troubled Man To Get Help
Heroes: Midland Park Police Prevent Standoff, Convince Troubled Man To Get Help Midland Park police quickly defused a potentially volatile situation involving a troubled resident on Monday. It was around 10 a.m. July 17 when police got a call of a 26-year-old suicidal man who'd barricaded himself in a home on Colonial Road near Park Avenue as a result of some type of family dispute, responders said. Not taking any chances, Midland Park police requested mutual aid from police in neighboring Waldwick and Wyckoff and alerted the Bergen County Regional SWAT and crisis negotiation teams. They quickly canceled the requests after convincing the man to come out on his own aro…
FRAGRANT OFFENSE: Fleeing Ulta Thieves Caught With $1,800 Worth Of Perfume FRAGRANT OFFENSE: Fleeing Ulta Thieves Caught With $1,800 Worth Of Perfume
Fragrant Offense: Fleeing Ulta Thieves Caught With $1,800 Worth Of Perfume File this one under law and odor. Three men from Brooklyn who fled an Ulta Beauty store just off Route 17 in Ramsey were nabbed a short distance away by Saddle River police, authorities said. The trio had just fled the store in the Interstate Shopping Center with $1,800 worth of fragrances when their older model Dodge Caravan was stopped -- for motor vehicle violations -- in the middle of the afternoon last Sunday, July 9, Ramsey Detective Jaclyn Sabatelli said. "The vehicle and passengers matched descriptions provided by witnesses and seen on video surveillance," Sabatelli said. Georgian…
Pickup Crashes Through Route 17 Guardrail, Down Embankment Pickup Crashes Through Route 17 Guardrail, Down Embankment
Pickup Crashes Through Route 17 Guardrail, Down Embankment A driver and passenger escaped serious injury when their pickup truck crashed through a Route 17 guardrail and landed on its side down an embankment, responders said. It was just past the bus stop at the Sheridan Avenue exit on the southbound highway in Waldwick just past 2 a.m. Wednesday when the Chevy Silverado barreled through the rail and landed on its driver's side. Waldwick firefighters stabilized the truck, then used a ladder to get the two occupants out. Waldwick firefighters cut a section of guardrail away so the pickup could be removed following the crash off southbound Route…
HEROES: Saddle River Police Sergeant, Officer Douse Growing House Fire HEROES: Saddle River Police Sergeant, Officer Douse Growing House Fire
Heroes: Saddle River Police Sergeant, Officer Douse Growing House Fire Smoke rolled out the front door as Saddle River Police Sgt. Diana Golonek and Officer Grant Novak arrived at a house fire just before midnight Thursday. The living-room blaze was beginning to cook, leaving the pair little time. Golonek emptied two fire extinguishers on the flames while Novak opened a garden hose he'd pulled through an open French door of the 5,000-square-foot house on tiny dead-ended Dogwood Drive late on June 28. Together, they beat back the flames and had the blaze knocked down by the time borough firefighters arrived. The residents got out OK and no injuries were repor…
Overnight Deck Fire Ravages Wyckoff Home Overnight Deck Fire Ravages Wyckoff Home
Overnight Deck Fire Ravages Wyckoff Home Fire ravaged a Wyckoff home before dawn Friday. Firefighters responding to a CO alarm found roaring flames and heavy smoke at the Lakeview Drive home near the Rambaut and Maple lakes at 3:40 a.m. June 23. The destructive two-alarmer apparently ignited on a rear deck and extended to the 2½-story home. It was declared under control in well under an hour, with no injuries reported. Mutual aid responders reportedly included firefighters from Allendale, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Hawthorne, Ho-Ho-Kus, Mahwah, Midland Park, North Haledon, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Saddle River and Waldwick.
American Dream: Macedonian Immigrant Gives North Jersey Taste Of Europe With New Waldwick Cafe American Dream: Macedonian Immigrant Gives North Jersey Taste Of Europe With New Waldwick Cafe
American Dream: Macedonian Immigrant Gives North Jersey Taste Of Europe With New Waldwick Cafe Marija Nedelkoski is living the American dream. After years spent working in diners, restaurants, and cafes, the Macedonian immigrant has opened a place of her own. Soma Café and Creperie Cuisines is located at 41 W Prospect St. in Waldwick. "It's in my blood," Nedelkoski said. "My dream was to buy a food truck but I saw this little café and knew this was going to be mine." Like the name suggests, Soma Café and Creperie Cusines specializes in crepes, and Nedelkoski makes her own using a special machine she got from Europe.  View this post on Instagram …
Most Popular Pizzerias In North Jersey Most Popular Pizzerias In North Jersey
Most Popular Pizzerias In North Jersey Some North Jersey pizzerias have been around for decades. Others are brand new. Some have a thin and crispy crust. Others are fluffy and plump. Whatever your pizza preference may be, one thing's for sure: There are plenty of places to choose from in North Jersey. Daily Voice polled our Instagram followers on their favorite pizzerias, and (in no particular order) here were the most common answers: Ralph's, Nutley Danny's, Bloomingdale Grant Street Cafe, Dumont Tenth Street Pasta & Pizza, Hoboken Nellie's, Waldwick Park Tavern, East Rutherford Mario's, Saddle Brook Star Tavern, Ora…