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Unlicensed Driver Charged in Head-on Collision in Elmwood Park

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Elmwood Park NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of 24-year-old JUAN P. ALBAN NARANJO of Elmwood Park, NJ on charges of assault by auto and causing injury while driving unlicensed. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck and the Elmwood Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Foligno.

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Volunteer Firefighter Charged In 9W Crash that Sent Five to the Hospital

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Cresskill NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of LUKE STEIN (DOB: 2/02/2004; single; student; volunteer firefighter) of 193 East Madison Avenue, Cresskill, NJ on charges of aggravated assault and impersonating a law enforcement officer. The arrest is a result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Alpine Police Department under the direction of Chief Christopher Belcolle.

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Franklin Lakes Man Charged with Reckless Manslaughter in Teaneck Crash that Killed 92-year-old Grandfather

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced charges against SCOTT LIEBERMAN (DOB: 6/11/1961; married; business owner) of 100 Garden Court, Franklin Lakes, NJ for reckless manslaughter. The charge is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Teaneck Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn O’Reilly.

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5 Charged in Fatal Route 17 Hit and Run

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Lodi NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that ARDIAN HOTI (DOB: 5/11/1998; single; restaurant employee) of 109 Hobart Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ; FERO HOTI (DOB: 04/01/1997; single; unemployed) of 109 Hobart Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ; JULIO PENA (DOB: 3/01/1998; single; unemployed) of 73 Hackensack Avenue, Ridgefield Park, NJ; CHRISTIAN REYES (DOB: 10/14/1998; single; sales representative) of 12 East Winant Avenue, Ridgefield Park, NJ; and KEVIN AGUDELO (DOB: 12/23/1998; single; retail sales) of 132 Teaneck Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ have been charged with Aggravated Manslaughter and Endangering an Injured Victim. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton.

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Fair Lawn Personal Trainer Charged With Assault by Auto in Multi Vehicle Accident Involving a Motorcycle

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Mahwah NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of RYAN M. McMULLEN (DOB: 3/23/1983; single; personal trainer) of 3 Ramapo Terrace, Fair Lawn, NJ on a charge of Assault By Auto. 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 Mahwah Police Department under the direction of Chief Stephen Jaffe.

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BERGEN MAN CHARGED WITH GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of CHARLES R. WILSON (DOB: 02/27/1975; single; unemployed) of 371 Bergen Boulevard, Apartment 605, Fairview, NJ on Vehicular Homicide charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Port Authority Police Department under the direction of Superintendent of Police Edward Cetnar.

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BERGEN PROSECUTOR INVESTIGATES GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE FATAL CRASH

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces that an investigation is being conducted of a motor vehicle crash which occurred on August 27, 2020 on the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey. The investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Port Authority Police Department under the direction of Superintendent of Police Edward Cetnar.

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Out of Control Vehicle Hits Utility Pole and Pedestrian in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the investigation of a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday, August 1, 2020, near the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and Newtown Road in Wyckoff, NJ. The investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Wyckoff Police Department under the direction of Chief David Murphy.

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MAN CHARGED IN FAIRVIEW VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

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Fairview NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOSE FRANCISCO-GARCIA (DOB: 03/24/1993; single; surveillance system installer) of 323 53rd Street, West New York, NJ, on a charge of Vehicular Homicide.  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 Fairview Police Department under the direction of Chief Martin Kahn.

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Ridgewood Police at Train Station Tuesday Evening in Roadway Asking for Leads in Hit Run death

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit are currently asking for the public help in tracking down the alleged hit and run driver .Authorities need the  public’s help finding a dark-colored SUV that they allege ran over and killed a Hawthorne man near the Ridgewood train station Monday night and kept going.

Social media has been very successful in spreading the word in helping police identify suspects and it does trouble us that as of 7:43 pm on Tuesday evening the Ridgewood Police department had still not posted anything on their Facebook page to help with the search . Paramus Police however posted at the article from the Daily Voice just before 7pm that same evening.

This is not the first time the Ridgewood Police have been slow to use social media and a similar pattern was followed  after an Ridgewood officer was almost hit by a driver earlier this year .

Anyone who saw or knows anything about the incident is urged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at (201) 226-5595, or the Ridgewood Police Department at (201)652-3900.

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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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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office report an arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Garfield on Monday night

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Garfield NJ, after the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Garfield Police Department are requested information from the public regarding a hit and run collision that resulted in serious injuries to a pedestrian.

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office report an arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Garfield on Monday night. Thanks to all in the news media and those on social media for spreading the word.

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UPDATE: SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN ENGLEWOOD HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATION

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

At approximately 10:50 pm on Monday, June 11, 2018, the Englewood Police Department received a report of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Knickerbocker Road near the intersection of Bilmar Place. Upon arrival at the scene of the collision, officers observed a juvenile male victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries. The victim’s injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. He was treated at the scene and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he in being treated for multiple serious injuries.

The ensuing investigation indicates that the striking vehicle is a 2001-2004 Audi A6, dark in color. The vehicle will have obvious front-end damage, including a broken grille, and possible damage to the bumper, hood, and windshield. The striking vehicle fled the scene traveling northbound on Knickerbocker Road towards Tenafly.

Anyone with information regarding this hit and run collision is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5595, or the Englewood Police Department at 201-568-2700.

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Route 4 Accident Near Bergen Town Centre Leave Two Dead

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Paramus NJ, On Sunday, August 27, 2017, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, along with members of the Paramus Police Department, under the direction of Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, investigated a fatal motor vehicle collision in which two passengers of a 2001 Ford Mustang were ejected and killed as the car crashed along Route 4 East, into the Bergen Town Centre parking lot in Paramus, New Jersey.

Officers responded to the Bergen Town Centre parking lot on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at approximately 1:09 a.m., on multiple reports of a serious, roll-over, motor vehicle crash. There, officers found the heavily damaged Ford Mustang. All four occupants of the vehicle had been ejected and were found near the vehicle in the parking lot. One of the victims, a 19 year old female Garfield, New Jersey resident, was dead upon police arrival. The other three victims, two Garfield females, both of whom are believed to be in their early twenties; and a 23 year old Paterson male, were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. After her arrival, one of the Garfield female victims succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The other female remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The Paterson male was treated and released. At this time, the Prosecutor’s Office is not identifying the vehicle occupants, pending further investigation and notification of next of kin.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no determination has yet been made relative to any potential criminal or motor vehicle charges. Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank members of the Paramus Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this ongoing investigation.