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ATTEMPTED MURDER: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities ATTEMPTED MURDER: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities
Attempted Murder: Bergen Man Chokes, Tries To Sexually Assault Pre-Teen: Authorities A 33-year-old Ridgefield man choked a Fairview pre-teen “to the point of unconsciousness” and had removed both his and the incapacitated child's clothes before he was stopped, authorities said. Julio Amaro-Vasquez, who lives on Bergen Boulevard just off Oakdene Avenue, was charged with attempted murder, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, attempted sexual assault by contact and child endangerment. He wasn't the only person arrested in connection with the alleged incident, however. Amaro-Vasquez's girlfriend, Marlin Cervantes Santos, 30, of Fairview, “directed…
SICK BURN: Spurned Woman Sets Fire To Ex-BF’s Garfield Apartment, Authorities Charge SICK BURN: Spurned Woman Sets Fire To Ex-BF’s Garfield Apartment, Authorities Charge
Sick Burn: Spurned Woman Sets Fire To Ex-BF’s Garfield Apartment, Authorities Charge 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A woman who vowed to torch her ex-boyfriend's Garfield apartment carried out the threat, said authorities who arrested her after reviewing surveillance video and other evidence. Allison G. Gutierrez-Tuesta, 25, had previously damaged the victim’s car and assaulted him when he ended their relationship, according to local investigators. Shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, she ignited two areas of his second-floor Passaic Street apartment near the Garfield train station, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. One was in his bedroom and the other in the hallway. Gutierrez-…
Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor
Dumont Mom Jailed For Abusing Kid: Prosecutor A 46-year-old Dumont woman was jailed for physically abusing one of her children, authorities said. Stacey A. Wilmarth was arrested by Dumont police on Monday, June 3, in connection with allegations from a week earlier, records show. Detectives from Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella’s Special Victims Unit subsequently charged Wilmarth with aggravated assault and child endangerment. She remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack. ****** ALSO SEE: A 48-year-old Fort Lee mom was charged with aggravated ma…
UPDATE: Mahwah Motorcyclist Rendered Amputee, Wrong-Way DWI Driver Charged With Assault By Auto UPDATE: Mahwah Motorcyclist Rendered Amputee, Wrong-Way DWI Driver Charged With Assault By Auto
Update: Mahwah Motorcyclist Rendered Amputee, Wrong-Way DWI Driver Charged With Assault By Auto A 67-year-old Florida man was intoxicated when his SUV crossed the double yellow line on a Mahwah road and hit a motorcyclist last weekend, costing the victim his foot and ankle, authorities said. Terence J. Cotter of Delray Beach was headed south on East Crescent Lane when his 2022 Volkswagen Taos crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on with the motorcycle shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The rider, 58-year-old Paul Granados of Mahwah, was airlifted to Hackensack University Medical Center after being struck between Apple Ri…
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…
Kidnappers Who Demanded $680,000 Ransom For Fort Lee Man Get Up To 18 Years Without Release Kidnappers Who Demanded $680,000 Ransom For Fort Lee Man Get Up To 18 Years Without Release
Kidnappers Who Demanded $680,000 Ransom For Fort Lee Man Get Up To 18 Years Without Release 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Four men who kidnapped a Fort Lee man from his home and held him for a $680,000 ransom must serve from 12 to 18 years in federal prison before they'll be eligible for release. The harshest plea-bargained sentence went to Albert Ferrelli, 52, of Queens, who must serve nearly 18 years of a 250-month prison sentence before he'll be eligible for release, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Next was fellow Queens resident Chiahao Lee, 32, who must serve nearly 13 years of a 180-month stretch, the U.S. attorney said. They're followed by Gabriel Anthony, also of Queens, Sellinger…
GOTCHA! Gunman Who Terrorized Robbery Victims In Bergen, Passaic Captured In VA: Prosecutor GOTCHA! Gunman Who Terrorized Robbery Victims In Bergen, Passaic Captured In VA: Prosecutor
Gotcha! Gunman Who Terrorized Robbery Victims In Bergen, Passaic Captured In VA: Prosecutor 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A 24-year-old fugitive from Elmwood Park who was wanted for a terrifying armed robbery spree in Bergen and Passaic counties was captured in Virginia, authorities announced Wednesday. Husem Nasri pistol-whipped an attendant at a Valero station on northbound Route 17 near Route 46 in Hasbrouck Heights shortly before 3 p.m. Feb. 5, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Less 20 minutes later Nasri pointed a gun at an attendant who locked himself in the Delta station at Van Houten and Broad avenues in Clifton – also near Route 46, the prosecutor said. Nasri fled empty-handed both …
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…
UPDATE: Illegal Drug OD Kills 12-Year-Old Girl, Fort Lee Woman Charged UPDATE: Illegal Drug OD Kills 12-Year-Old Girl, Fort Lee Woman Charged
Update: Illegal Drug OD Kills 12-Year-Old Girl, Fort Lee Woman Charged UPDATE (May 31, 2024): A 48-year-old Fort Lee mom was charged with aggravated manslaughter for the drug overdose death of her 12-year-old daughter. Frances Caso was initially jailed on various child endangerment and drug possession charges after onetime child model Trinity Caso Perez overdosed on May 25. Further investigation led to the more serious charge, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Friday, May 31. Fort Lee police responding to a 3:34 p.m. call last Saturday found the lifeless child at Caso's Maple Street home. The youngster was pronounced dead soon after at Hackensack…
DUAL HOLIDAY TRAGEDIES: Young Girls Die Hours Apart In Bergen DUAL HOLIDAY TRAGEDIES: Young Girls Die Hours Apart In Bergen
Dual Holiday Tragedies: Young Girls Die Hours Apart In Bergen 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: An unresponsive 12-year-old girl from Fort Lee died at the hospital hours after a 14-year-old girl died suddenly in Ramsey. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella confirmed the death of the Fort Lee youngster, whom he said was found unresponsive by first responders at a Maple Street residence shortly after 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25. She was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short time later. Musella said detectives from his Major Crimes Unit and the Fort Lee Police Department are investigating the circumstances of her death, which he didn't characterize. Th…
Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen In Elmwood Park Brought Back To Bergen From The Bronx Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen In Elmwood Park Brought Back To Bergen From The Bronx
Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen In Elmwood Park Brought Back To Bergen From The Bronx Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives tracked down a Bronx man who they said sexually assaulted an underage girl in Elmwood Park several years ago. Jorge Sanchez, 38, became the target of an investigation following an allegation from the New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency late last month that he abused a victim between her 13th and 16th birthdays, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit subsequently found that Sanchez penetrated the victim's vagina with his mouth and his hand between May 2020 and April 2021, a complain…
SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help
SEE Anything? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any solid suspects yet in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening. Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek
Remains Of Maywood Man Missing Since 1982 Found In Bergen Creek The last time his buddies saw Charles Murphy, former World Series MVP Reggie Jackson had returned to the Bronx, hit a home run and helped the California Angels beat their beloved Yankees. That was 42 years ago. Decades passed, then Doug Bishop showed up. Bishop's name may be familiar to some, thanks to the acclaim the diver received for his help finding the remains in a South Jersey river late last week of a Camden woman who'd gone missing 14 years ago. That was actually a side trip of sorts. Bishop and his non-profit United Search Corps had brought their sonar to New Jersey fo…
Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest
Overdose Death Of Lodi Man, 62, Leads To SWAT Raid, Arrest 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Lodi man was jailed Tuesday in connection with the overdose death of a 62-year-old drug user last month from cocaine laced with fentanyl, authorities said. A Bergen County Regional SWAT team led a May 21 raid on the Victor Street apartment of Randy Lantigua, 25. The early-morning raid and arrest stem from an investigation into the death of James White of Lodi, who was found unresponsive from an overdose in the bedroom of his home on April 6, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Raised in Wood-Ridge, James Anthony White was a self-employed contract pain…
Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23 Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23
Home Invader Who Beat, Robbed Allendale Tenant ID'd As Passaic County Reoffender, 23 Authorities identified the assailant who beat and robbed an Allendale tenant at gunpoint two months ago of $900 in cash, pot and a bottle of booze as a violent repeat offender from Passaic County. Jahan A. Hendley, 23, of Clifton ambushed the victim outside his apartment shortly before 4 p.m. March 25, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Tuesday, May 21. Forcing him back inside, Hendley assaulted and robbed the victim – then pointed a gun at another civilian as he fled, the prosecutor said. Detectives didn’t have to go far to find Hendley. He'd been arrested in Passaic County in Ap…
Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities
Bergen Man Collected 3,700 Child Porn Images: Authorities An East Rutherford resident was busted with 3,700 child porn files, authorities said. Noel Q. Ricketts, 25, was seized by Cyber Crimes Unit detectives who raided his Main Street apartment just off Railroad Avenue this past Friday, May 17, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. “Ricketts used the Internet to view, download and possess 3,700 items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” the prosecutor said. Ricketts, who was charged with possession of child pornography, remained held Monday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in …
HERO: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church HERO: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church
Hero: Civilian Rescues Woman From Serial Groper Who Tried To Drag Her Behind Garfield Church UPDATE: A serial groper who was captured by a SWAT team after a civilian stopped him from dragging a woman behind a church in Garfield earlier this month had been stalking the victim at least since April, authorities said. Garfield police have surveillance video of Michael Hernandez, 25, following, running up and grabbing the woman outside Praise Assembly church at the corner of Main Street and Banta Avenue shortly after 12 noon May 8, investigators said. Grabbing her by her neck and backpack, Hernandez tries to drag the woman behind the church, they said. But a good Samaritan comes to her…
EXCLUSIVE: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene EXCLUSIVE: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene
Exclusive: East Rutherford Man Awaiting Trial For Child Porn Dies By Drinking Kerosene An East Rutherford man awaiting trial on child porn charges took his own life by drinking kerosene in the parking lot of a machine shop in Ringwood, multiple sources told Daily Voice. Building employees found the body of Michael Thomas Scheuerman, 41, in his car around 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, according to a police report. "He burned himself from the inside," a law enforcement source said Wednesday. "He was found hugging another bottle, apparently in case the first didn't do the job." Ringwood officers who responded to Bach Tools on Executive Parkway early Tuesday found Scheuerman's body in…
Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor
Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor Detectives who arrested a man for beating a 7-year-old child in Rochelle Park with a belt discovered that he'd sexually abused another youngster over a five-year period beginning when she was 8, authorities said. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency pointed them toward Milton Guallpa-Guaman, a 45-year-old Ecuadorian national, following the alleged April beating, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The Special Victims Unit detectives were investigating the accusations when they also learned of "a disclosure made by an additional juvenile alleging sexual assau…
PARENTAL ABDUCTION: Woman Caught In Stolen Car In Lodi With Child Taken From Bogota: Prosecutor PARENTAL ABDUCTION: Woman Caught In Stolen Car In Lodi With Child Taken From Bogota: Prosecutor
Parental Abduction: Woman Caught In Stolen Car In Lodi With Child Taken From Bogota: Prosecutor A Jersey City woman was nabbed in a stolen car in Lodi after abducting her child a day earlier from a home in nearby Bogota, authorities said. Jahlea Jones, 28, was charged with child endangerment, interfering with custody, contempt of court and receiving stolen property, among other offenses, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Jones had taken the child on Wednesday, April 24, knowing that she was not privileged to do so," the prosecutor said. Members of Musella's Child Abduction Response Team worked with police in Bogota and Lodi to find them on Thursday and return the child safe…
Tenant Accused Of Letting Cliffside Apartment Fire Burn Is Identified (UPDATE) Tenant Accused Of Letting Cliffside Apartment Fire Burn Is Identified (UPDATE)
Tenant Accused Of Letting Cliffside Apartment Fire Burn Is Identified (Update) UPDATE: Authorities have identified an emotionally troubled tenant who they said deliberately left a fire burning in his Cliffside Park apartment. Authorities arrested Christopher J. Perez, 40, at his sister's home after the two-alarm blaze was doused in a top-floor unit in the three-story brick building on Palisade Avenue shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, sources told Daily Voice. He was charged with endangering the lives of others and failing to put out or control a fire, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday. Perez also was charged with possession of crack t…
Troubled Resident With Crack Leaves Fire Burning In Cliffside Apartment: Prosecutor Troubled Resident With Crack Leaves Fire Burning In Cliffside Apartment: Prosecutor
Troubled Resident With Crack Leaves Fire Burning In Cliffside Apartment: Prosecutor 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Authorities have identified an emotionally troubled tenant who they said deliberately left a fire burning in his Cliffside Park apartment. Authorities arrested Christopher J. Perez, 40, at his sister's home after the two-alarm blaze was doused in a top-floor unit in the three-story brick building on Palisade Avenue shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, sources told Daily Voice. He was charged with endangering the lives of others and failing to put out or control a fire, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday. Perez also was charged with possession of crack that t…
Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood
Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood A 21-year-old Guatemalan national seized by federal authorities has been charged with raping a pre-teen in Englewood last summer. Melvin Zacarias-Esquivel, who's been living in an apartment over a Colombian restaurant on West Palisade Avenue, remained in federal custody at the Elizabeth detention center on Friday, April 26, records show. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Friday that members of his Special Victims Unit charged Melvin Zacarias-Esquivel with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment for forcibly having intercourse with the victim. They then served him with a c…
Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge
Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge A 37-year-old man sexually assaulted a pre-teenage girl both in Fairview and Cliffside Park over the past few years, authorities charged. Arturo Velazco, a Dominican national living on 3rd Street off Anderson Avenue in Fairview, sexually assaulted the youngster multiple times between November 2021 and November 2022, authorities charged. She was under 13 at the time and still was when she was sexually assaulted again between June and November last year, they said. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Velazco was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endanger…
Threatening Bathroom Graffiti Temporarily Closes Private Englewood School (UPDATE) Threatening Bathroom Graffiti Temporarily Closes Private Englewood School (UPDATE)
Threatening Bathroom Graffiti Temporarily Closes Private Englewood School (Update) 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Police were reviewing security video to determine who's responsible for a threat specifically mentioning Blacks and Hispanics that was found scrawled on a bathroom wall at Dwight-Englewood School. The K-12 school was closed on Wednesday, April 24, following the discovery earlier in the week of a message that investigators said threatens to "get even." The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office was alerted and police in Englewood are working the case, assisted by the county sheriff's forensics team, which collected evidence. "There's concern right now considering what just recently trans…
UPDATE: Quartet Flees Following Botched Maywood Jewelry Store Robbery UPDATE: Quartet Flees Following Botched Maywood Jewelry Store Robbery
Update: Quartet Flees Following Botched Maywood Jewelry Store Robbery Authorities are investigating the failed robbery of a Maywood jewelry store. The female owner and a male customer were in Diamond Fantasy on West Pleasant Avenue when two gunmen entered around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, authorities said. Two others outside apparently acted as lookouts, they said. All left empty-handed, although at the moment it's unclear why.  No one was injured and no arrests had been made as of early Wednesday. Police recovered a moped, detained and interviewed potential suspects and collected statements and video from in and around the scene. A local resident…
Bergen Man Charged With 2010 Pre-Teen Sex Assault Bergen Man Charged With 2010 Pre-Teen Sex Assault
Bergen Man Charged With 2010 Pre-Teen Sex Assault A Midland Park man was charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen in Wyckoff in 2010. Donato Avolio, now 35, was in his early 20s when he sexually assaulted the youngster, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Wyckoff police notified his Special Victims Unit of the allegation on March 27, Musella said. An arrest warrant was drawn up the following day charging Avolio with second-degree sexual assault of a victim under 13, he said. A manhunt that lasted nearly three weeks ended with the single, Italian-born Avolio’s arrest in Clifton on Tuesday, April 16, the prosecutor said. He has…
Sixth Defendant Charged In Armed Edgewater Robbery Being Held In Westchester Sixth Defendant Charged In Armed Edgewater Robbery Being Held In Westchester
Sixth Defendant Charged In Armed Edgewater Robbery Being Held In Westchester 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: The broad-daylight holdup of an Edgewater shopper last fall was committed by an armed robbery crew that included a Bronx man who was arrested this week in Westchester, authorities said. Jose A. Santana Torres, 22, and his partners followed the victim from Hudson County to an unidentified shopping center on River Road in last Oct. 24, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Two of them approached the victim and stole a watch at gunpoint while a third member of the crew served as lookout. The robbers then hopped into getaway vehicles driven by companions. The mid-afternoon holdu…
'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities 'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities
'Vibrant Spirit': Death Of Ridgefield Girl, 15, Leaves 'Profound Void' In 2 Communities UPDATE: The death of a 15-year-old Ridgefield girl who was struck while riding a scooter near her home leaves a "profound void," said the schools chief in Clifton, where her father works. Serenity Law was struck at the intersection of Shaler Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue in Ridgefield shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. She was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short time later, the prosecutor said. Although Musella referred to the incident as a "pedestrian death," law enforcement sources confirmed that the teen was…
Girl, 15, Killed In Ridgefield Crash Girl, 15, Killed In Ridgefield Crash
Girl, 15, Killed In Ridgefield Crash UPDATE: The death of a 15-year-old Ridgefield girl who was struck while riding a scooter near her home leaves a "profound void," said the schools chief in Clifton, where her father works. Serenity Law was struck at the intersection of Shaler Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue in Ridgefield shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. She was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center a short time later, the prosecutor said. Although Musella referred to the incident as a "pedestrian death," law enforcement sources confirmed that the tee…