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Bergen County SWAT Called in to Respond to Distraught Man in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Bergen County SWAT team was called late Thursday afternoon, 05/12, to assist with the safe removal of a distraught adult male from his single family Ho-Ho-Kus home, known by local police to contain multiple, legal firearms. No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident. The individual was safely removed from the home and transported by ambulance to New Bridge Regional Medical Center for an evaluation. Ho-Ho-Kus Police was assisted at the scene by Saddle River Police, Waldwick Police, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Police Up to Speed on New Body Cameras

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department is pleased to announce that our officers have been trained on the operation of our new WatchGuard V300 body worn cameras (BWC). The camera will be affixed to the officer’s outer most uniform garment. The operation of WatchGuard V300 BWC will be in compliance with agency policy, which is in accordance with NJOAG and Bergen County Prosecutors Office guidelines.

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Armed Car Jacking Early Thursday Morning Reported on Pascack Road in Twp. of Washington

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Twp of Washington NJ, NJ State Senator Holly Schepisi reminds everyone, to stay vigilant. Certain crimes have seen a significant uptake in our communities and criminals are becoming bolder in their criminal acts. Just yesterday there was an armed carjacking in Washington Township at the intersection of Pascack and Ridgewood Roads. If anyone has any information please contact the Washington Township police department. Carjacking is a first-degree-plus crime and carries penalties including 10 to 30 years in prison, with a 5-year minimum period of parole ineligibility. (N.J. Stat. § 2C:15-2 (2020).

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Receives The Attorney General’s Community Outreach Award

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Hackensack  NJ, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck today announced the winners of this year’s Excellence in Policing Awards during a virtual ceremony that highlighted the tremendous service displayed by New Jersey’s law enforcement agencies, officers, and professionals.

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Township of Washington Man Faces Murder Charges For Stabbing Girl Friend

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Twp. of Washington  NJ, a Township of Washington man faces murder charges. Mary E. Huber suffered multiple knife wounds and bruises and was pronounced dead at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood .

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UPDATE: Body Discovered in a Barrel on a Tree Lined Street in Ridgefield Park

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Ridgefield Park NJ, police are investigating a grizzly discovery of a container holding human remains found on a tree-lined street in Ridgefield Park on Friday morning.

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Ridgewood Police : We Have Another Winner of the Important of the Relationships between the Police and Community Essay Contest

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police congratulate Lucas Evers for being selected as one of the winners of our inaugural essay contest with the Bergen County Prosecutors office . The Ridgewood Police thank all of the students who participated in the contests. Your essays speaking of the important of the relationships between the Police and Community were inspiring to us all. Keep up the great work! Thank you Ridgewood PBA Local 20 for helping with the prizes. Pictured L-R: D/Sgt. Michael Lembo, Lucas Evers, and Ptl. Sean Amoruso (SRO).

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UPDATE: Early Morning Fire Leaves One Dead in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Sharon Maes, 66, was found dead in the living room of her North Pleasant Avenue home,in Ridgewood. The fire started in the kitchen at around 1 a.m., but the cause remains under investigation. The prosecutor’s office stated fire does not appear to be suspicious.

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New Video Has Come to Light in Fatal Hackensack Hit and Run

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Hackensack NJ, the Bergen County Prosecutors Office and the Hackensack Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a fatal hit and run collision in Hackensack. Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5595, or Hackensack Police Department at 201-646-7777.

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Racist Graffiti Spray Painted on Doors and Windows of Wyckoff Eatery

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Wyckoff NJ, On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at approximately 07:27 hrs., patrol units from the Wyckoff Police Department were dispatched to the Gourmet Garden Restaurant at 85 Crescent Avenue on a report of “Corona Virus” and Bias graffiti spray painted on the doors, windows and sidewalk area of the business. The Wyckoff Police Department Detective Bureau and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigations responded to process the scene. In consultation with The Bergen County Prosecutors Office, they have identified this as a Bias Crime. The investigation thus far shows no other reason for the crime other than the ethnicity of the business and its owners. At this time, if caught, the actor(s) will face charges consistent with Bias Intimidation and Criminal Mischief. If the investigation reveals additional information, other charges may be applicable.

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UPDATE : Man Killed Falling from a Tree in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, a tragic work related accident claimed the life of a tree service employee who was working at a home near the intersection of Carlton Terrace and Waiku Road, Ridgewood on Thursday morning, 06/04. The victim reportedly fell from a tree, and then had a limb land on top of him while he was on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Multiple news media reports identified the victim as a 35-year old male from Bergenfield. Personnel from Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Identification, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the incident. The victim’s co-workers stood by in shock and disbelief as they watched authorities remove the deceased employee’s body from the scene. The accident’s cause has not yet been made public. No information was made available as to whether OSHA was notified of the sorrowful incident.

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Body Recovered in Passaic River Underneath the Broadway Bridge

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Elmwood Park NJ, Under the direction of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Identification, Elmwood Park Fire boat teams recovered the body of a deceased individual found floating in the Passaic River underneath the Broadway Bridge early Sunday afternoon, 05/24. The victim was moved from the water onto a boat, and then transported to the Elmwood Park boat launch on River Drive for transfer to land. No further information about the victim or the cause of death was available from officials at the scene.

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Drill Instructors at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute are offering modified recruit workouts

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office invites to to , “Let’s get moving!” The drill instructors at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute are offering modified recruit workouts that can be done in your home. Tune into Facebook Live @bcponj Monday morning at 7:30 AM. The workout will be suitable for anyone, including beginners, so join us Monday morning as we get into a routine to stay strong and healthy!

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NCIS: Beware of Coronavirus-Themed Scams

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Hackensack NJ, During this health crisis, Bergen County Prosecutors Office warns that criminals are taking advantage. Beware of online scams and emails about coronavirus. Do not click on unknown links!

From Naval Criminal Investigative Service Public Affairs :

The novel coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity for malicious actors to conduct spearphishing campaigns, financial scams, and disinformation campaigns via social media to collect sensitive information, steal money via fake donation websites, spread false information, and deliver malware to victims.

Several spearphishing campaigns since January have falsely represented various healthcare organizations, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. In many cases, victims receive coronavirus-themed emails requesting the victim to open an attachment or click on a link to obtain details about the coronavirus. Once a victim clicks on the attachment or link, they are directed to a malicious website requesting the victim to enter login credentials.

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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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