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Owner of Perrone Family Wellness in Hackensack, Charged with Insurance Fraud

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DR. ANDREA PERRONE (DOB: 08/28/1968; single; owner of Perrone Family Wellness, Hackensack, NJ) of 93 Rochelle Parkway, Saddle Brook, NJ, on charges of violating a provision of the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act. 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 National Insurance Crime Bureau under the direction of Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Gary Healy.

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SCAMMER CHARGED WITH FILING A FALSE POLICE REPORT

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JAYNE D. GARRIDO-CONTRERAS (DOB: 07/03/1963; single; employed as a supermarket stock person) of 144 Pine Street, 2nd floor, Hackensack, NJ on charges of Knowingly Exhibiting False Government Issued Identifications, Impersonation, Trafficking Personal Identification Information, and Filing A False Report to Law Enforcement. 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 Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer In Charge Captain Peter Busciglio.

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Bergen County Prosecutor : Fatal Accident in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information:

At approximately 9:17 p.m. on June 8, 2019, the Hackensack Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a single vehicle that crashed into a pole in front of 286 Passaic Street.  The vehicle was occupied by a Hackensack couple and their infant son.  The four-week-old boy sustained head trauma as a result of the accident and was later pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center.  The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Hackensack Police Department. 

No further information will be released at this time.  

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MARK MUSELLA SWORN IN AS BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

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Hackensack NJ, The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office announces that Mark Musella has been sworn in today as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie J. Mizdol.

Prosecutor Musella is the chief law enforcement officer of Bergen County – the most populous county in New Jersey and home to nearly 1 million residents living in 70 municipalities. Prosecutor Musella oversees a staff of approximately 265 personnel at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”), consisting of Assistant Prosecutors, Detectives, and support staff. He also exercises supervisory authority over approximately 2,700 sworn law enforcement officers in 72 law enforcement agencies operating in Bergen County.

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Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Holds K-9 Graduation

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Hackensack NJ, This morning the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office held a graduation ceremony for the Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 Training Academy. The graduation featured the 6th Patrol Class and 8th Scent Class since the Academy’s creation in 2012 and was led under the direction of Lt. Timothy Scannell, with the assistance of assistant trainers Ofc. Marcelo Hagopian and Ofc. Joseph Cutrona.

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Anonymous Email Threatens Hackensack Public School Employee Jobs

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Hackensack NJ, “Hundreds of Hackensack public school employees received an anonymous email on Saturday night clearly threatening their jobs, based on the outcome of tomorrow’s election. These employees are paraprofessionals — they work in the classroom as teacher aides and they are absolutely essential to our school district’s success. As BOE President, I want them to know that their jobs are absolutely safe no matter who wins. All of the candidates running on Tuesday are supporting the current school budget. There is no “state monitor” and no one’s job is at risk.

Since this dirty trick was obviously done to benefit Timothy Hoffman’s campaign and urges people to vote for his ticket, I am calling on him right now to denounce this blatant scare tactic, condemn this email and identify its source. It is absolutely shameful to scare these employees and their families. Only Tim Hoffman can clean this up right now.”

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Bergen Women Who Joined ISIS Denied Request to Return to the US

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Hackensack NJ, the Trump administration has denied a New Jersey-born woman’s request to return to the United States after she left to join the Islamic State group.

In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave no details as to how the administration made their determination.

“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” he said. “She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport nor any visa to travel to the United States.”

Hoda Muthana was born in Hackensack and raised in Alabama. She left the United States in 2014 to join the Islamic State in Syria after becoming radicalized.

Muthana wants to return to the U.S. with her young son, but that request was denied.

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Cars Robbed in Home Depot Lot in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, in a matter of seconds ,a purse and work laptop GONE .The is just a reminder that in a matter of minutes you cant be hit .

A Facebook friend had just run into Home Depot in Hackensack for a quick pick up and BOOM .

This is part of the massive crime wave sweeping over Bergen County .

Once again a reminder do not leave anything of value in a parked car , it only takes a second .

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HACKENSACK POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON BURGLARY AND STALKING CHARGES

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Hackensack Police Lieutenant RICHARD LEVIS (DOB: 02/21/1970; married; employed as a police officer) of Butler, NJ, on charges of Burglary and Stalking. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Oakland Police Department under the direction of Officer-in-Charge Keith Sanzari.

On December 30, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Hackensack Police Lieutenant Richard LEVIS may have surreptitiously placed a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) tracking device in his estranged wife’s vehicle without permission. A subsequent investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Confidential Investigations Unit and the Oakland Police Department Internal Affairs Unit confirmed that LEVIS’ estranged wife discovered a GPS in her vehicle and that LEVIS had been using the device to track her whereabouts.

As a result of the investigation, Richard LEVIS was issued a Summons by Bergen County Central Municipal Court on January 7, 2019 in Hackensack, charging him with one count of Burglary, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Stalking, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10(b), a 4th degree crime. Richard LEVIS is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Bergen County Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Oakland Police Department for its assistance in this investigation. Acting Prosecutor Calo would also like to thank the Hackensack Police Department for its cooperation in this matter.

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Hackensack Ice Skating Coach Arrested For Sexually Assaulting a Minor

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Hackensack NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of ANDREW LAVRIK (DOB: 01/24/1986; single; employed as a ice skating coach/instructor) of Hackensack, NJ, on charges of Criminal 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 Edgewater Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Martin.

On Monday, December 10, 2018, the Edgewater Police Department received a report that Andrew LAVRIK engaged in inappropriate conduct with a minor in Edgewater, NJ in November 2018.

As a result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Edgewater Police Department, Andrew LAVRIK was arrested on Thursday, January 3, 2019, in Paramus, NJ and charged with one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A1, a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Criminal Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3B, a 4th degree crime. LAVRIK was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Edgewater Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.