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Bergen Prosecutor’s Office Looking into Head-on Collision on Old Hook Road

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Harrington Park NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the ongoing investigation of a serious motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 6:56 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Harrington Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Albert Maalouf.

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a head-on collision had occurred on Old Hook Road in the Borough of Harrington Park, west of Schraalenburgh Road. All three parties involved were reported to have suffered injuries with two of the parties sustaining serious injuries.

An investigation revealed that a 2016 Honda Odyssey operated by a 34-year-old female from Norwood, NJ, crossed over the double yellow line and struck a westbound 2016 Toyota Highlander head-on. The operator of the Toyota, a 74-year-old male from Englewood, NJ, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. The operator of the Honda, along with an 8-year-old female passenger from Norwood, NJ, were both transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where they are currently listed in critical condition.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the cause of the collision is still under investigation, and would also like to thank the Harrington Park Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

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Englewood Man Held on Murder Charges in Bogota Shooting

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Bogota NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of TALEK T. LAWSON (DOB: 7/9/1995; single; construction worker) of 827 Rock Creek Terrace, Englewood, NJ, on charges of Murder, Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, and Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose; and the arrest of JUSTIN DULA (DOB: 4/21/1998; single; unemployed) of 684 Rock Creek Terrace, Englewood, NJ, on a charge of Aggravated Assault. The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, the Bogota Police Department under the direction of Chief Daniel Maye, and the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence Suffern.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a shooting had occurred on Leonia Avenue, in the area of Buddy’s Place bar, in Bogota, NJ. Responding officers and EMS treated Dakota Johnson, who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound. Johnson was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation revealed that, during a fight among numerous individuals, DULA assaulted one individual in an attempt to cause serious bodily injury. During the incident, LAWSON fired a handgun, striking and killing Johnson.

As a result of the investigation, Talek LAWSON was arrested and charged with one count of Murder, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3A(1),(2), a 1st degree crime; Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B(1), a 2nd degree crime; and Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A(1), a 2nd degree crime. DULA was arrested and charged with one count of Aggravated Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1B(1), a 2nd degree crime. LAWSON and DULA were remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, the Bogota Police Department, and the Englewood Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

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New York Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Robbing Fort Lee, and Hasbrouck Heights Banks

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Hasbrouck Heights NJ,  A Manhattan man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for robbing banks in Jackson Township, Fort Lee, and Hasbrouck Heights, as well as attempting to burglarize a fourth bank in Englewood between December 2013 and February 2017, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

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Reader says , “We have reached the pinacle of decades of mismanagement regime after regime”

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We have reached the pinacle of decades of mismanagement regime after regime.
Look behind the curtain..developers and other political
hacks have been driving the bus as far as Misprioritization
of the common Taxpapers needs vs the money people who see ridgewood as the new Englewood or Montclair with fields of condos and associated costs related to any fantasy transit village conversion, so that the realtors and developers can pick the towns assets clean down to the bone .Leaving the massive debt servicing to the home owner families with mortgages and kids in local Schools for years ahead
Realtors love the churn..developers love the chaos ..
Parking debt public obligation will be unsustainable ..but by then the developers will have sold to the REITS and moved on with
our futures in their greedy pockets ..Interest rate and taxation rising rates add more fuel to the fire ..ps pave cottage place parking lot…have you no shame VC .?

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ENGLEWOOD, MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

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Englewood NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of JOSE RUBEN-GUTIERREZ (DOB: 11/21/1959; single; employed as a laborer) of Englewood, NJ, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence Suffern.

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Englewood Cliffs Mayor Mario M. Kranjac Statement On Council Meeting Actions On Police Chief

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Englewood Cliffs NJ, At the Regular Mayor and Council meeting last night, the Englewood Cliffs Council and I considered the undisputed facts that Police Chief Michael Cioffi recorded himself threatening to kill an elected official and making discriminatory comments about women and our AsianAmerican residents. Additionally, the Chief recorded himself instructing officers to “follow the Mayor” (me) and he contemplated bringing “guys” to town to “take care of the Mayor”.

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Reader says Gas Tax Increase Directly Effects Fuel Purchases

The morons in Trenton will never get it. When the original fuel tax increase went through I asked the manager of a truck stop in Mahwah if it had an effect on the volume of diesel fuel sold. He said absolutely . Truckers can take on 200 gallons or more, and since nj raised the tax the price was no longer competitive, so there was no incentive to buy fuel here. So this is what happens when morons run the state. By the way I notice the roads are worse than ever. Massive holes with metal rebar protruding on most places where the ashphalt meets concrete bridges. Holes between the lanes such as route 46 where the paving job was substandard years ago. And the old bag granny Weinberg earmarks 2 billion of this money to extend the failing njtransit light rail to englewood and teanack

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“Porta-Potty Park” Promoted by the Ridgewood News

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August 7,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood News goes out of it way to promote the grassy knoll at the Ridgewood train station. In “Ridgewood to shrink green space to add commuter parking” the news uses out of context quotes like, “Generally speaking, public spaces act as downtown magnets that draw people into local restaurants and retail, said N. David Milder, a downtown revitalization strategist who has worked in places like Morristown and Englewood.” https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2018/08/06/ridgewood-increase-commuter-parking/866926002/

Worse yet the news goes out of it way to quote the usual local discredited suspects like the Conservancy for Clear Cutting Ridgewood Public Lands and obviously fails to visit the gasoline fumed, crabgrass strewn unused patch of dirt that was inhabited by a “porta-potty” and heavy construction equipment for over a year . For a decade the grassy knoll has only attracted commuters fleeing the train station after a long day working in New York City ,because all the quality jobs have long since left New Jersey.

When will this silliness end ? The same folks who promote turf fields all over town in flood zones and high density housing in the central business district with no parking or water are now concerned over what the Ridgewood News called a “pocket park” no one has ever heard of in the train station parking lot.

Next the same people will propose high density housing for the spot , quote the municipal planners who promoted the ‘suicide bike lane” and claim it will reduce traffic , just stop!

 

 

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ENGLEWOOD WOMAN CHARGED WITH WITNESS TAMPERING

August 3,2018

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Englewood NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of AASIM BOONE (DOB: 11/02/82; single; and unemployed) and CHARLENE YABUT (DOB: 12/10/1979; single; and employed as a registry clerk) of 198 Waldo Place, Englewood, New Jersey. The arrests are the result of a two-week investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.

On July 16, 2018, a task force initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad arrested Aasim BOONE and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and he was remanded to the Bergen County Jail. Shortly thereafter, an investigation ensued into BOONE and his communications with Charlene YABUT asking her to contact a victim/witness and attempt to have her drop pending domestic violence charges.
On August 1, 2018, Charlene YABUT was arrested and charged with Hindering, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3A(3) and Witness Tampering, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5A(1). Aasim BOONE was charged with Witness Tampering, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5A(1). They are scheduled for first appearances in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. He would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

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FOUR CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS OF BURGLARY IN BERGEN

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July 19,2018

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Hackensack NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of AASIM BOONE (DOB: 11/02/82; single; and unemployed) of 198 Waldo Place, Englewood, NJ, JOSLIN HARRINGTON (DOB: 11/13/85; single; and employed as a cafeteria worker) of 724 18th Avenue, Apt. 1, Irvington, NJ, JUSTIN DAHZY (DOB: 02/20/1999; single; and unemployed) of 44 Preston Street, Bogota, NJ, and VALERIE JOYNER (DOB: 07/08/1991; single; and employed as an aide at a residential care facility) of 19 Schirra Drive, Wanaque, NJ. The arrests are the result of a month-long investigation by a special task force comprised of members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Oradell, Paramus, and Rochelle Park Police Departments.

As a result of the investigation, Aasim BOONE, Joslin HARRINGTON, Justin DAHZY, and Valerie JOYNER were arrested on Monday, July 16, 2018 and charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft.

In June 2018, the Hackensack Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad and provided information that led detectives to a rental vehicle being used by BOONE and others to commit numerous residential burglaries throughout Bergen County and to the formation of the task force. After tracking the vehicle in question and using multiple law enforcement databases, a historic timeline was produced in connection with the multiple burglaries that occurred.Through witness interviews, surveillance, video and other law enforcement investigative techniques, search warrants and arrest warrants were issued.

As a result of information obtained during this investigation, several arrest and search warrants were executed for the individuals and locations involved in this coordinated criminal enterprise. On July 16, 2018, members of the task force arrested BOONE, HARRINGTON, DAHZY, and JOYNER at various locations in Bergen County and Essex County. They were charged with residential burglaries in Bergen County , in the towns of Paramus , Hackensack ,Teaneck , Tenafly, Oradell and Englewood .