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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Assumes Control of Hackensack Police Department’s Internal Affairs: What You Need to Know

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Hackensack NJ, in a significant development, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office has announced its temporary control over the Hackensack Police Department’s internal affairs bureau and office of professional standards. Deputy Chief Jeff Angermeyer of the Prosecutor’s Office conveyed this decision, highlighting the guidance of Prosecutor Mark Musella and the direction of Chief Matthew Finck in this endeavor.

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Brother of Actor Jason Patric Tragically struck and killed by a NJ Transit Bus in Fort Lee

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Fort lee NJ, last week, the brother of actor Jason Patric tragically passed away after being struck and killed by a New Jersey transit bus while crossing a street, as confirmed by authorities.

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Lieutenant of the Bergen Prosecutor Office Faces Multiple Charges Including Tampering With Evidence

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Paramus NJ, a lieutenant from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, identified as Kevin T. Matthew, 47, of Cedar Grove, is facing allegations of unauthorized removal of narcotics evidence, which included cocaine and fentanyl, from storage. Subsequently, the drugs were returned, but officials claim they were in “substantially different” conditions, as per the attorney general’s announcement on Tuesday.

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Statement to Police of Defendant in Fatal Stabbing in Twp. Of Washington May Get Tossed

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Twp. of Washington NJ, a judge in Bergen County will determine the admissibility of statements made by a Washington Township man, Patrick Camilli, to the police following the 2021 fatal stabbing of Mary E. Huber in his home.

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Paterson Man Arrested in Connection with Seven Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in North Jersey

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Paterson NJ, A Passaic County, New Jersey man arrested in connection with seven armed robberies of pharmacies made his initial appearance today in Newark federal court, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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Huge Rise in “Sextortion” Crimes

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Ridgewood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone to use social media safely as our Cyber Crimes Unit has seen an uptick in sextortion scams. If you are a victim, report the crime to your local police department. The FBI has seen a huge increase in the number of cases involving children and teens being threatened and coerced into sending explicit images online—a crime called sextortion.

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Rochelle Park School District Suspends Two Teachers Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Rochelle Park NJ, parents in the Rochelle Park School District say they feel uneasy after two teachers, a father and son, were arrested on child porn charges. They both worked for the Rochelle Park School District.

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Serious Injuries Reported , Bicyclist Hit By Car in Franklin Lakes

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Franklin Lakes police are investigating an incident in which a bicyclist suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle at Briarwoods Road and Bayberry Lane around 11:30 a.m.on Sunday.
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Major Fentanyl Drug Ring Busted in Bergen County

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Oakland NJ, a Bergen County, New Jersey, man and a New York woman were charged for their roles in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy operating in and around Bergen County, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

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New Details Continue to Emerge in Case of 5 Women Found Unresponsive in the Shops at Riverside Mall Parking Garage

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Hackensack NJ , there was a frenzied scene in the rear parking area Wednesday afternoon at the Shops at Riverside mall in Hackensack when 5 women were found unresponsive in the rear parking garage.

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BREAKING: Fatal Glen Rock Hit and Run Driver May Have been Identified

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Glen Rock NJ, a Glen Rock Police patrol supervisor and patrol officer conducting traffic surveillance in connection with a 01/30 fatal pedestrian hit and run collision on Lincoln Avenue, Glen Rock, spotted a vehicle matching the description of one being sought in connection with the horrific event driving right past the crash site early this morning, 02/01. The vehicle’s driver immediately complied with officers’ commands to pull over one (1) block north of the crash site. Following the officers’ visual inspection the damaged vehicle, and a brief conversation with the driver, it was decided to transport the driver to Glen Rock Police headquarters for questioning. Personnel from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office were notified and responded shortly thereafter to assume command of the vehicle inspection/impounding and suspect interrogation. No arrest has been announced at this time.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian was Struck and Killed on Lincoln Avenue in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, a multi-agency fatal accident investigation is underway in connection with an early Monday morning, 01/30, tragedy in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue, Glen Rock. The vehicle involved, reportedly a Honda CRV, fled the scene and was last reported seen traveling northbound on Lincoln Avenue in Glen Rock near the Lincoln Avenue overpass of Route 208. A tanker truck driver witnessed the incident and immediately began rendering first aid to the individual prior to the arrival of emergency responders. The victim was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance and died shortly after arriving. Lincoln Avenue was closed from 713 am to 10:39 am .

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UPDATE: Passaic Man Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-run Crash in Carlstadt

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Carlstadt  NJ, a Passaic man has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Carlstadt on Friday night that resulted in the death of a 61-year-old pedestrian from Secaucus.

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Shooting in Hackensack Leaves One Dead

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Hackensack NJ, one person was killed and another injured in a Saturday early evening shooting in Hackensack, officials said. According to  the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office the two men were shot near Essex and Lehigh streets at around 5 p.m. Both were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center where one was pronounced dead. The other victim had non-life threatening injuries.

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Teenager Dies in Allendale House Fire

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Allendale NJ, on Saturday as a 17-year-old girl died in a house fire in Allendale on Bonnie Way. Police received numerous calls about a fire on Bonnie Way and found a neighborhood filled with smoke and a  single-family home on fire at about 5:15 p.m.

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