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North Bergen Man Convicted of Aggravated Manslaughter in Stabbing Death at Bergen Town Center Mall

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the conviction of AUGUSTO PEREZ of North Bergen, NJ in connection with the stabbing death of Omar Cruz on February 16, 2021. On April 5, 2024, after a six-week trial before the Honorable Susan J. Steele, J.S.C. in Bergen County Superior Court, AUGUSTO PEREZ was convicted of aggravated manslaughter and hindering apprehension.

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FOUR MEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH NOVEMBER 2022 ARMED HOME INVASION IN MAYWOOD

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of DERICK DE LA ROSA (DOB: 8/27/2003; single; unemployed) of 1432 Crotona Park East, Apt 2-B, Bronx, NY;  ISMAEL CARRASCO-DE LA ROSA (DOB: 9/06/1990; single; unemployed) of 229 Kingston Avenue, Yonkers, NY; JOAQUIN PORTORREAL-GARCIA (DOB: 11/22/2001; single; unemployed) of 1440 Crotona Park East, Apt 2-C, Bronx, NY; and FRANCISCO ROJAS-CORPORAN (DOB: 12/17/1993; single; unemployed) of 642 Hanson Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ on armed robbery related charges.  The arrests are the result of a joint investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”) under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief Terrance R. Kenny.

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Maywood Construction Worker Charged of Possession of Child Porn

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KEITH J. BALASA (DOB: 05/04/1968; divorced; construction worker) , Maywood, NJ, on a charge of possession of child sexual abuse material. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Maywood Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of LUIS AUCANCELA BARBECHO (DOB: 2/04/1994; single; assistant team leader) of Maywood, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual assault 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 Jason Love and the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief Terence Kenny.

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Multiple Towns Called in on Maywood House Fire

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Maywood NJ, on April 1st at approximately 16:06 hours, the Maywood Fire Department was dispatched to the area of 250 Maywood Avenue after a 911 caller reported heavy smoke coming from a house.
Maywood Police and Assistant Chief Gargagliano arrived on scene moments after dispatch and confirmed a working basement fire at 11 East Hunter Avenue. The working fire response brought mutual aid from Rochelle Park and Hackensack immediately to the scene. Maywood companies forced entry to the unoccupied house and advanced hose lines to extinguish the fire.

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2 Ridgewood Seniors at Bergen County Academies Named Society of Science Regeneron Scholars

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WASHINGTON DC, Society for Science (the Society) today announced the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each. 

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Maywood Man Charged in Months-long Internet Child Pornography Investigation

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JONATHAN ABBASSI (DOB: 12/30/1985; married; emergency management consultant) of Maywood, NJ, on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Maywood Record Label ,Fake Chapter Records will turn 25 years old in November

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Maywood NJ, Fake Chapter Records celebrate 25 years with a label retrospective, The First 25 Years out 11/11/2021 When he started Fake Chapter Records in his college dorm in NJ, Gilligan never imagined his label would be old enough to rent a car. On November 11th, 25 years to the day of the first cassette, Fake Chapter will release a retrospective comp, The First 25 Years in celebration of his diverse catalog of indie rock, power pop, punk, acoustic and more. There are 25 tracks, and three singles will be released from Thirsty Curses (acoustic version of their “You Don’t Have To Tell Me You Love Me,” Arms and Sleepers’ new single “C’était Un Rendez-Vous” and The Art of the Soul’s piano instrumental of “Happy,” the popular Ned’s Atomic Dustbin single.

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Maywood Surgical Technician Arrested for Sexual Assault of Two Minors

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JEFFREY T. STOCKMAN (DOB: 4/13/1972; single; employed as a surgical technician) of 602 Edel Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey on sexual assault charges. The arrest was a result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief Terence Kenny

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IT systems engineer Picked Up in Paramus on Child Pornography Charges

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DUSTIN ALAN TAYLOR (DOB: 9/13/1982; married; IT systems engineer) of 116 Stewart Street, Maywood, NJ on a charge of Possession Of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Two Charged Bergen Towne Center Homicide

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of AUGUSTO GOMEZ-PEREZ (DOB: 9/01/1950; married; unemployed) of 1801 43rd Street, North Bergen, New Jersey on charges of Murder, Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and JORGE A. SANCHEZ-VALDEZ (DOB: 1/31/1973; married; unemployed) of 132 71st Street, Ground Floor, Guttenburg, New Jersey on a charge of Hindering His Own Apprehension. The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief Terence Kenny.

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Bergen County Prosecutor Investigates Bergen Town Center Homicide

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

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MAYWOOD MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING 19 YEAR OLD AT HACKENSACK PARTY

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of MICHAEL GAFFNEY (DOB: 3/26/1998; single; unemployed) of 888 Briarcliff Avenue, Maywood, NJ on a charge of Reckless Manslaughter. 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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