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Ridgewood Police Department Chief for the Day, Oliver Oloumi

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Ridgewood NJ, Residents of Ridgewood, allow the Ridgewood Police Department to introduce you to our Chief for the day, Oliver Oloumi, a bright 4th-grade student from Somerville Elementary. Chief Oliver stepped into the shoes of Chief Lyons for a day filled with exciting activities and important responsibilities.

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Tragic Death of 12-Year-Old Girl in Fort Lee Linked to Fatal Dose of Narcotics

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Fort Lee NJ, a devastating incident has rocked the community of Fort Lee, as authorities confirm that a 12-year-old girl who died Saturday night had ingested a fatal dose of narcotics. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement on Sunday detailing the tragic event and subsequent arrest.

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Wilde Memorial Park Basketball Courts Remain Closed Amid Shooting Investigation

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Glen Rock NJ, the basketball courts at Wilde Memorial Park in Glen Rock remain closed following a shooting on Tuesday night. Although the rest of the park has reopened, officials have stated that the basketball courts will remain off-limits until further notice.

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Investigation Underway Following Armed Robbery at Maywood Jewelry Store

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Maywood NJ, in a troubling incident on Tuesday morning, authorities launched an investigation into an armed robbery at Diamond Fantasy jewelers located at 42 West Pleasant Ave. in Maywood.

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Bergenfield man, 94, Charged Over Fatal Dumont Hit-and-Run

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Bergenfield NJ, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office announced on Friday evening that a 94-year-old Bergenfield resident, Ernest Hofmann, has been arrested in connection with the fatal Dumont hit-and-run incident that claimed the life of an Englewood school teacher on Thursday.

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by a Vehicle in Dumont

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Dumont NJ, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is currently probing a tragic hit-and-run incident that occurred in the borough of Dumont’s bustling business district on Thursday evening.

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit Investigates Teaneck House Fire

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Teaneck NJ, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating a residential fire that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning, which resulted in two individuals being hospitalized.

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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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Complaint Charges Palisade Park Mayor with Election Interference

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Palisade Park NJ, following a filed complaint and the Mayor being requested to leave a polling location by the Board of Elections chairman on election day, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office will investigate the mayor’s actions.

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NJ Attorney General Investigating Member of Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

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Hackensack NJ, The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has officially confirmed a criminal investigation into the conduct of a sworn member of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. While details regarding the identity of the individual and the nature of the investigation remain undisclosed, a spokesperson verified the ongoing inquiry on Friday. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is cooperating with the investigation, as stated by the Attorney General. Unfortunately, no additional information could be obtained from a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office at this time.

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The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is Investigating the Circumstances Surrounding the Apparent Suicide of a Maywood Police Sergeant

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

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is assisting the Maywood and Hackensack Police Departments in an investigation into the details of the death of 39-year-old Maywood Police Sergeant Jason Y. Liaban, who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023. The death is not suspected to involve criminal activity, but the circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated.

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The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Bergen County law Enforcement do not Condone Private citizen using the Internet to Identify Individuals who are Attempting to Lure Minors

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Hackensack NJ, over the last few months, Bergen County has experienced several instances of a private citizen using the Internet to identify individuals who are attempting to lure minors into sexual activity and arranging for the arrest by law enforcement of these targeted individuals. The scenarios and arrests are then publicized on YouTube.

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Plastic Bag Discovered in Overpeck County Park May Contain Fetal Membranes

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Leonia NJ, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating what could be the remains of a human placenta and fetal membranes found in a plastic bag in the lake at Overpeck County Park in Leonia.

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Private Ambulance Service Employee Falls From Moving Vehicle of Route 208 South in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, on February 25th approximately  1.35 pm Wyckoff Police received a 911 call reporting a person had fallen out of a moving vehicle on Route 208  South between Ewing and Russell Avenues. Arriving officers reported that the front seat passenger of a private ambulance had fallen out of the vehicle and was lying on the shoulder of the highway .  The 21 year old male was an employee of the private ambulance service . He appeared to have suffered  internal injuries and possible broken bones. The victim was transported to St Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson .

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MARK MUSELLA SWORN IN AS BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

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Hackensack NJ, The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office announces that Mark Musella has been sworn in today as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie J. Mizdol.

Prosecutor Musella is the chief law enforcement officer of Bergen County – the most populous county in New Jersey and home to nearly 1 million residents living in 70 municipalities. Prosecutor Musella oversees a staff of approximately 265 personnel at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”), consisting of Assistant Prosecutors, Detectives, and support staff. He also exercises supervisory authority over approximately 2,700 sworn law enforcement officers in 72 law enforcement agencies operating in Bergen County.

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