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Acting Bergen Prosecutor Releases Information on Serious Motor Vehicle Crash on Route 4 West in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo announces the following information:

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Paramus Police Department are investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred early this morning, September 23, 2018.
At approximately 2:40 a.m., the Paramus Police Department responded to a report of a serious motor vehicle crash on Route 4 West between Forest Avenue and Spring Valley Road. Initial reports indicate that Vladimir Diaz was operating a 2006 Jeep Cherokee in the center lane when he was struck from behind by a 2011 Audi A4 driven by Herbert Reynoso (DOB: 09/07/94). As a result of the impact, Mr. Diaz’s car struck a utility pole. He was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is currently listed in critical condition. Reynoso’s vehicle continued approximately 800 feet, then struck a utility pole and overturned. Reynoso was treated and released from HUMC.

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Glen Rock Police Nab Alleged Husband and Wife Shoplifting Duo

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Police quickly nabbed a husband and wife duo in connection with the alleged shoplifting of “thousands of dollars” worth of cosmetic products from the CVS Pharmacy, 175 Rock Road, Glen Rock on Monday morning, 09/24. CVS loss prevention personnel detained the female suspect in the store until police arrived. Her husband was taken into custody about one (1) mile away in front of their split level home. Both suspects were transported to Glen Rock Police headquarters for processing. Glen Rock Police Police Chief Dean Ackermann assisted in the arrest of the male suspect.

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Bergenfield Mayor and Bergen County Executive Candidate Norman Schmelz Says Other Bergen County Officials Did Nothing During Saudino’s Tiraid

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Bergenfield NJ, In a statement Bergenfield Mayor and Bergen County Executive Candidate Norman Schmelz said , “Michael Saudino’s resignation is a step in the right direction for residents of Bergen County and New Jersey. Unfortunately his derogatory and offensive statements concerning women and minorities were already something that was reported in the public sphere and press many times as of late, and many of those who clamored for his resignation in the past few days had no hesitation accepting his support over the past few months. None of his co-partners in Bergen County government seemed shocked at the veracity of his statements, only by its contents; it is a stain on our county that County Executive Jim Tedesco did nothing while all of this hate was spewing and stood by the disgraced Sheriff. Tedesco’s actions may be worse than Saudino. Saudino may not know better, Tedesco does.”

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The Nazi Spy from Glen Rock by James Calaski

photo Detective Sergeant with the Glen Rock Police Dept

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River Edge NJ, on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Steuben House, River Edge, NJ ,Bergen County Historical Society presents James Calaski who will speak about Carl Schiphorst, who was the Bergen County unit of the German American Bund. Carl was investigated by the FBI suspected of being a Nazi spy. His presentation covers the German American Bund in general and then the investigation here in Bergen County and Glen Rock specifically. He is a Detective Sergeant with the Glen Rock Police Dept so has a unique viewpoint into the criminal investigation and the Glen Rock angle.

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BREAKING: Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet “There will be NO deer culling in Mahwah Not happening”

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Mahwah NJ, Major Policy Announcement  around 1:50 pm   Sunday September 23rd , posted on GreenUSR Community FB Page by Mahwah Mayor William Laforet:

“There will be NO deer culling in Mahwah  , Not happening .Mahwah has a huge conservation area, our tag line is “Bergen County Parkland”
No matter what the Council President says.”

Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet

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Sheriff Resignation Shines Spotlight on Allegations of Misuse of Federal Funds for Bergen Sheriffs Department

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Hackensack NJ, the sudden resignation of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino  has opened a can of worms for Bergen County Democrats .

In the suit, which was filed in April in state Superior Court in Hackensack, Omid Bayati, the former director, claimed Sheriff Michael Saudino fired him earlier this year after Bayati uncovered inappropriate vendor deals made by Phil Lisk, a former IT director.

The suit also said Bayati objected in December to the county’s plan to fund the Sheriff’s Office with $7.5 million in federal money it expected for housing detainees for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The move, which Bayati believed broke state law, was intended to keep the budget flat during County Executive James Tedesco’s reelection campaign, the suit said.

Bayati’s suit claims Saudino and the county breached his contract and violated both his civil rights and New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act, which shields whistleblowers. He is suing for compensatory damages, attorneys’ fees, interest, emotional distress and punitive damages, the suit said

 

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Wyckoff Committee Opposes Sanctuary State Status for New Jersey

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Wyckoff NJ, The Republican-led Wyckoff Township Committee approved a resolution this week declaring its opposition to the creation of sanctuaries in New Jersey for illegal aliens. The resolution also states that Wyckoff will not budget money for unfunded state or federal mandates related to sanctuary cities.

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NJ Attorney General’s Office to Launch Probe of Bergen County Sheriff’s Department

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Hackensack NJ,  Sheriff Saudino’s resignation is an important first step in repairing the relationship between the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the diverse communities it serves.

Under state law, the Governor has the power to fill the vacancy left by the Sheriff’s resignation. That appointment will be subject to the advice and consent of the state senate. In the interim, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office will oversee day-to-day management of the Sheriff’s Office, with Chief Kevin Pell serving as the officer-in-charge of the department’s operations.

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Reader says Saudinio was a “greedy, bigoted, snobby, self-styled elitist “

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For Saudinio, as a prominant Caucasian, to be as comfortable as he is in singling out and speaking down to, quote-unquote, “the blacks”. For Saudino to allow the natural independence afforded by his unique pre-constituional office to lead his tongue publicly to suggest that the new AG’s minority religion and concomitant garb (the turban) are the reasons he was elevated to that office by the new Governor. For Saudino to go further and give himself license to take a cheap shot another’s moral shortcomings (another officeholder’s apparent problems with same-sex attraction). These all mark Saudino as a self-satisfied majoritarian jerk. Saudino has already proudly shown himself to be without any identifiable political principles by switching midstream to the Democrat party, which, as everyone knows, only really cares about one thing–political power. Finally, his attention to self-interest is unsurpassed among state officeholders in New Jersey. NOTHING was going to interrupt the master bed-feathering class Saudino’s been teaching lo these many years.
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What a greedy, bigoted, snobby, self-styled elitist this guy is–right at home, one might add, with his new friends. Let it be said without fear of contradiction: “Saudino and the Democrats: Perfect Together.”

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Michael Saudino Out as Bergen County Sheriff !

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino

RESIGNATION ANNOUNCEMENT :

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announces that effective this date and at this time Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino (D)  has submitted his resignation as the Sheriff of Bergen County.
Additionally, Executive Undersheriff George Buono, Undersheriff Robert Colaneri, Undersheriff Brian Smith and Undersheriff Joseph Hornyak have also submitted their resignations effective immediately.
Pending the appointment of an interim sheriff by Governor Phil Murphy, Sheriff’s Office Chief Kevin Pell will be the officer-in-charge of the sheriff’s department’s operations and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Warden Steve Ahrendt will be the officer-in-charge of the Bergen County jail’s operations.
There will be no further statements at this time.