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74 Year Old Paramus Pastor Charged With Sexual Assault of Early Teen

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of 74-year-old STEPHEN E. SWEET, a church pastor, who resides in Paramus, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual contact. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck.

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Rollover Accident Shuts Down Garden State Parkway in Twp. of Washington

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Twp. of Washington NJ, all travel lanes of the Garden State Parkway southbound in Washington Township, Bergen County were closed temporarily on Saturday morning, 04/20, as emergency crews worked to safely remove an individual from a passenger vehicle that had rolled over. Washington Township first responders were assisted at the scene by Paramus Police ESU and Westwood EMS. No information was available as to the victim’s condition. New Jersey State Police Bloomfield Barracks Troopers responded to the incident as well. A flatbed tow truck was standing by to remove the wrecked vehicle.

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One Arrest Following Ho-Ho-Kus Route 17 Crash

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Paramus NJ, a vehicle allegedly being driven erratically and speeding in Paramus crashed at the intersection of Route 17 northbound and Race Track Road, Ho-Ho-Kus early Monday afternoon, 04/08. The vehicle’s driver was handcuffed by Paramus Police officers and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus by a Ridgewood Fire Department ambulance. Two (2) passengers in the vehicle were initially detained by Paramus Police, but later released after being evaluated by EMTs. Police at the scene would not comment on the nature of their investigation, nor why the driver was handcuffed. Ridgewood Police and Ho-Ho-Kus Police also responded to the incident along with additional ambulances from Paramus and Ho-Ho-Kus. A flatbed tow truck removed the wrecked BMW SUV from the scene.

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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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NY Man Charged After 5 People Injured In Wrong-Way Crash In Paramus on Route 4

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of WHIGMER J. VILLANUEVA, 56, of Harrison, NY for assault by auto as a result of a motor vehicle crash which occurred in Paramus, NJ. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert M. Guidetti.

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Homicide Reported in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, a 61-year-old man was discovered deceased at a residence on Bruce Drive in the borough on Friday, authorities confirmed.

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Suspect Arrested in Route 4 Paramus Stabbing Incident

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of CHRISTIAN A. VELEZ (DOB: 11/11/1999; single; unemployed) of Paterson, NJ on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. 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 Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert M. Guidetti.

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Bergen Hazmat Deployed to Stubborn Car Fire at Bergen Community College in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, a motor vehicle fire in the “B” parking lot of Bergen Community College’s main campus destroyed what appeared to have been a Honda CRV SUV, and heavily damaged a 4-door sedan that was parked next to it. The inferno was reported just prior to 11:00 am on Tuesday, 12/19. Firefighters from Paramus Engine Companies #3 and #1 extinguished the stubborn blaze. Technicians from the Bergen County Hazardous Materials Unit were called to address a large, fire related fuel spill No injuries were reported in the incident. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Pickup Driver Extricated In Route 4 Rollover in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, The driver of a Ford F150 pickup truck was extricated from his vehicle and transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus following an early Tuesday morning, 11/14, crash on Route 4 eastbound in Paramus, near Paramus Road. No other vehicles appeared to have been involved in the mishap. A flatbed tow truck righted the pickup and removed it from the highway.

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Elderly Homeowner Rescued in Early Morning Fire in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, an early Saturday afternoon, 11/04, structure fire in the 300 block of Willard Road began in a microwave oven, and extended to kitchen cabinets and the home’s roof before Paramus FD firefighters gained complete control of it. An elderly resident of the home was reportedly rescued by a neighbor as the structure filled with smoke. Paramus EMTs evaluated the evacuee on the front lawn of a nearby home; it is uncertain if he was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Oradell firefighters assisted Paramus Fire Department at the scene.

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Tesla Slams into the Back of a Parked Landscape Contractor’s Truck on Van Emburgh Avenue in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the driver of a while colored Tesla was extricated by Ridgewood Fire Department firefighters after becoming entrapped in the vehicle’s passenger compartment following an early Thursday afternoon, 09/28, rollover crash in the 200 block of Van Emburgh Avenue, Ridgewood. The Tesla slammed into the back of a parked landscape contractor’s truck before rolling over on the driver’s side. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by separate flatbed tow trucks. The driver was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical’s main campus for treatment. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital responded to the crash as did several Ridgewood Police Department  units. Paramus Police Department  assisted with traffic control.

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Englewood Killer Gets Life For Shooting Rapper, Then Left Burned Body In an SUV in Paramus

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Englewood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that on September 15, 2023, RANDY MANNING formerly of Englewood, NJ was sentenced to a term of life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison after being convicted of murder, arson, desecration of human remains, and weapons offenses in connection with the death of Rhian Stoute in August 2011.

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Handyman Charged with the Assault of Two Children in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of EDISON PRO (DOB: 12/15/1969; married; handyman) ,Paramus, NJ on charges of sexual assault by contact, endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated criminal sexual contact.  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 Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert Guidetti.

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Paramus Police Emergency Service Unit Receives a Major Donation for the Port Authority

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Pictured from left to right are: Michael Mcintyre – Port Authority Emergency Preparedness Analyst/Security Operations and Programs, P.O. Henry Ramm, Chief Robert M. Guidetti, Lt. Norman Gin, Sgt. Matthew Parrello and James Hineson – Port Authority Sustainability Coordinator BCFP, Central Automotive Division.

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Paramus NJ, the Port Authority of NY & NJ recently donated a 2009 International Port Authority Police Emergency Service Unit (ESU) Rescue Truck to the Paramus Police Department. This vehicle is a great addition to the Paramus Police Emergency Service Unit (ESU) Fleet as it provides the ability to carry specialized equipment and personnel to large scale incidents. With the assistance of the Paramus Mechanical Division and Paramus Traffic Maintenance, the truck was just placed into service. In a Facebook post the Paramus Police Department said , (they) ” greatly appreciates the partnership with the Port Authority and are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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