BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Bergen County.
- Bergen County Sheriff's Officer Rob Mantone was stopped at a light on a Route 17 overpass near the Fiesta in Wood-Ridge when a black Escalade pulled up alongside his patrol vehicle and the passenger coaxed him to roll down his window.
- Police said there was nothing suspicious about the death of a 59-year-old Bergenfield High School custodian whose body was found early Tuesday.
- Garfield Police Officer Dennis Serritella expected the worst when he pulled up to the scene of a car crash three summers ago.
- Samantha Wittkamp of Oradell was searching high and low for a lacrosse ball in her driveway when she noticed a commotion in the backyard.
- As a child, Kim Vaccarella of Ridgewood sold Styrofoam cups door to door. Over the years, she's assembled gift baskets and created a quick dry-hair towel.