Police headlined Bergen County news this past week, with drug arrests, car crashes and even a death threat against President Barack Obama. Here are some of the Daily Voice's top stories of the week.
Fair Lawn police interrupted an alleged home invasion after an alert neighbor flagged cops down and pointed them in the direction of suspicious vehicle. A 1996 Ford Explorer was parked nearby "for an extended period of time," Sgt. Brian Metzler said.
An undercover sting operation led to the arrest by Elmwood Park police of four people on various drug charges. Police Chief Michael Folign told us a pit bull found in the home was turned over to animal control officers, raising the possibility of cruelty charges.
A Fair Lawn man is being held on $35,000 bail after allegedly being caught in possession of a chisel, rubber gloves and game controllers reported stolen from an apartment complex.
The driver of a 2006 Bentley Flying Spur was charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly rolled his luxury vehicle up, off and then back on to Route 208.
When new mom Annie Steinberg moved from New York City to Westwood, she wanted new friends. Now she has more than 7,000, and all of them are moms from Bergen County.
A former Leonia firefighter was released from jail after posting $2,500 bail on charges of lewdness and child endangerment. He reportedly left his son unattended in a playground while receiving oral sex in his car nearby.
Police are looking for an 18-year-old Garfield man who allegedly poured gasoline around his neighbor’s front door following a noise complaint.
Raja K. Jagtiani, a 54-year-old internist, was released from the Bergen County Jail on $50,000 bail after new charges of criminal sexual contact were filed against him in Bergenfield.
A 17-year-old Hackensack boy who claimed to have friends in ISIS was taken into custody after he reportedly made online threats against the White House and President Barack Obama.
A Lodi teacher charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault is looking to block evidence in the crash that critically injured Bergen County Police Officer Daniel Breslin.
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