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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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Bergen GOP Picks Delorenzo to Run in Special Election for Sheriff

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Hasbrouck Heights  NJ, Mayor Jack DeLorenzo, a retired Hasbrouck Heights police captain,  prevailed in his quest to gain the support of the Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) for sheriff in a special Nov. 6th election.

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January 26,2018

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Moonachie NJ, The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Moonachie Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit and run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining fatal injuries.

At approximately 5:50 a.m. on Friday, January 05, 2018, the Moonachie Police Department received a report of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Route 46 East near the intersection of Industrial Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed a deceased male victim, later identified as Brian P. Rossi, lying in the roadway. The victim’s injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Evidence at the scene indicates that the vehicle is a black Ford Focus, sedan or hatchback, model year range 2012 to 2015. The vehicle will have significant front end damage, including a broken passenger side headlight, and a broken passenger side-view mirror. The driver fled the scene traveling eastbound on Route 46, before parking in the rear of a business establishment. A Mitsubishi Lancer arrived shortly thereafter and both vehicles left together. They traveled east on Route 46, then north on Liberty Avenue towards Hackensack. Both vehicles were also seen traveling southbound on Terrace Avenue in the area of Route 17, headed towards Hasbrouck Heights. The vehicles seen in the photo below are the Mitsubishi Lancer, followed by the Ford Focus.

Anyone with information regarding these two vehicles, or any other information regarding this hit and run collision is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5698 or the Moonachie Police Department at 201-641-9100.

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Hasbrouck Heights neighbors puzzle over deadly shooting

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AUGUST 30, 2015, 9:25 AM    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015, 6:43 AM

By Sunday afternoon, only yellow police tape punctured the normalcy of passing traffic and children playing soccer along the usually tranquil Passaic Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights, but neighbors continued to wonder how a verbal dispute had turned deadly a day earlier.

John C. Wisse, an 83-year-old landlord and former Bergen County employee, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the shooting of Gerald Velardi Jr., his 58-year-old tenant at the two-story home at 1 Passaic Ave. that the men shared, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said on Twitter.

Details about the two men and what prompted the disagreement that authorities say spiraled out of control remained unclear Sunday, but one neighbor described tension between the men over Wisse’s potential sale of the home, and Wisse’s ex-wife depicted a short-tempered man prone to physical violence.