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Jerry DeMarco

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  1. Paramus Police Nab Pair In Overnight Stolen Car Chase

    Paramus Police Nab Pair In Overnight Stolen Car Chase

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- An overnight Thanksgiving stolen car chase ended with several vehicles struck and two arrests by Paramus police, authorities said.Speeds reach 100 miles an hour down Forest Avenue as the vehicle, reported stolen out of Westwood, headed through Maywood before Paramus police nabbed two occupants in Elmwood Park, they said.A police car and at least two others were struck, ...

  2. Search Continues For Elmwood Park Native Who Wandered From Paramus Mall

    Search Continues For Elmwood Park Native Who Wandered From Paramus Mall

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Police asked the public for help Thanksgiving morning as the search continued for an Elmwood Park native who wandered off the day before from an outing at the Paramus Park Mall.Dennis Meeman, 56, who sources said is a resident at New Bridge Medical Center, left the mall around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, prompting a search that continued through the night.A New Jersey State ...

  3. HEROES: Dumont PD Saves Family Cooking Thanksgiving Turkey From CO Deaths

    HEROES: Dumont PD Saves Family Cooking Thanksgiving Turkey From CO Deaths

    DUMONT, N.J. -- A Dumont family of four cooking its Thanksgiving turkey in the oven overnight could've died if police equipped with detectors hadn't found unsafe levels of carbon monoxide in their house, authorities said.The four -- ranging from 5 to 74 years old -- were taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, where they were expected to make a full recovery, said Edward ...

  4. Route 80 Stop: Bogota Police Find Gun, $21,600 In Cash

    Route 80 Stop: Bogota Police Find Gun, $21,600 In Cash

    BOGOTA, N.J. -- A South Dakota man was carrying a handgun and $21,614 in ill-gotten gains when Bogota police they stopped him Wednesday afternoon on Route 80, authorities said.Paul Myers, 49, of Box Elder was ordered held in the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on weapons possession and money laundering charges after the 10:50 a.m. stop on the westbound highway, Capt. ...

  5. True Story Inspires Lodi Junior Police Academy Cadets

    True Story Inspires Lodi Junior Police Academy Cadets

    LODI, N.J. -- Buried alive not once but twice when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11, retired FDNY Lt. Joe Torillo had a compelling story to tell graduating Lodi Junior Police Academy cadets.Nearly 100 7th-grade cadets spent an intense seven weeks at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, mostly involving calisthenics, relay races and other physical training.They also got handouts and written ...

  6. Threat Of Armed, Suicidal Student At Wanaque School Unfounded

    Threat Of Armed, Suicidal Student At Wanaque School Unfounded

    WANAQUE, N.J. -- A report that a suicidal 14-year-old boy might have a weapon forced a shelter in place Wednesday morning at Wanaque Elementary School and Lakeland Regional High School proved unfounded, authorities said.Police found the boy, who'd fled the elementary school, and "learned that he did not possess any weapons" after the 9:12 a.m. call from school officials, Capt. ...

  7. Fair Lawn PD: Repeat Offender, 20, In Car Chase, Crash Hit 100+ MPH

    Fair Lawn PD: Repeat Offender, 20, In Car Chase, Crash Hit 100+ MPH

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- A repeat offender who received a host of charges from Fair Lawn police after an overnight stolen car chase ended in a crash in Hackensack hit speeds of more than 100 miles an hour, authorities said Wednesday.It was the third arrest in a little over two months for Jacob Gibbs -- who, at only 20, has already amassed an adult rap sheet of offenses in various towns.It ...

  8. North Arlington Police Give $5,000 To Help Kids With Cancer

    North Arlington Police Give $5,000 To Help Kids With Cancer

    NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. -- "Giving Tuesday" began a week early when members of the North Arlington PBA Local #95 presented a $5,000 check to the Tomorrows Children's Fund."At a time when there's so much negative, police are raising and donating money to great causes," Police Chief Scott Hedenberg said. "They're also doing some local charity work as well during the ...

  9. Harrington Park Mom's Facebook Group Aids Domestic Violence Victims

    Harrington Park Mom's Facebook Group Aids Domestic Violence Victims

    HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. -- Renee Jensen of Harrington Park never would have made it through extreme hardship as a single mom without the help of others.So it was no surprise to many that countless mothers she united from Bergen County and elsewhere on a Facebook page donated massive amounts of food, books, diapers, pajamas and more to a local organization that assists victims of domestic ...

  10. Flames Blow Through Roof Of Fair Lawn IHOP

    Flames Blow Through Roof Of Fair Lawn IHOP

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- An overnight fire ravaged the Fair Lawn IHOP Wednesday.The fire apparently broke out in the attic of the Route 4/Broadway landmark, responders said."Our Fire Department did a great job, as the fire was already through the roof when they arrived," Mayor John Cosgrove said just after 7 a.m. "All units are back in quarters and there were only two minor ...

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