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  1. Gunfire, Arrests Reported At Meadowlands Fair In East Rutherford

    Gunfire, Arrests Reported At Meadowlands Fair In East Rutherford

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Several people were being questioned after gunshots reportedly were fired Thursday night at the Meadowlands State Fair in East Rutherford, responders said.Whether it actually was gunfire hadn't been confirmed Friday morning.New Jersey State Police converged after the 11:30 p.m. incident at the first day of the popular fair, which runs through July 9.Social media ...

  2. No One Hurt In Bergenfield Partial Facade Collapse

    No One Hurt In Bergenfield Partial Facade Collapse

    BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- No injuries were reported after the facade of a discount warehouse in Bergenfield partially collapsed Thursday evening.A huge chunk of the facade at the Big Discount Warehouse on Woodbine Street gave way just after 6:30 p.m., dumping hundreds of bricks in front of the buildingPolice, firefighters and building officials responded.

  3. Lyndhurst Man Sentenced To 46 Months In $1.5M Bergen-Passaic IPO Swindle

    Lyndhurst Man Sentenced To 46 Months In $1.5M Bergen-Passaic IPO Swindle

    LYNDHURST, N.J. -- A Lyndhurst man who admitted conning investors from Bergen and Passaic counties out of $1.5 million prior to high-profile initial public offerings was sentenced Thursday to a plea-bargained 46 months in federal prison.Omar Hafez, 25, used the money to buy himself luxury cars -- one for $87,000 at Prestige Motors -- as well as other treasures, among them purchases of ...

  4. Bergen Prosecutor: Officers Were Justified In Shooting Paterson Gunman

    Bergen Prosecutor: Officers Were Justified In Shooting Paterson Gunman

    PATERSON, N.J. – Two plainclothes police officers were legally justified in shooting a Paterson armed robber who died of his injuries, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office found after an investigation.Ismael Miranda conspired with another man, Cesar Rosario, to rob an alleged drug dealer by pretending to buy from him on June 23, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said ...

  5. Prosecutor: Tech Worker Posed As Bergen Resident To Collect Nude Pics

    Prosecutor: Tech Worker Posed As Bergen Resident To Collect Nude Pics

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – A Sussex County IT worker assumed a Bergen County man’s online identity to contact and ask adult strangers for nude photos of themselves, authorities said Wednesday.Michael F. Grennille, 33, of Newton, “contacted strangers portraying the victim” for eight months before he discovered it and contacted authorities, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.Grennille ...

  6. Prosecutor: Hackensack Housekeeper Abused Girl

    Prosecutor: Hackensack Housekeeper Abused Girl

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – A Hackensack housekeeper was charged with child abuse after a young girl came to school with an injured leg, authorities said.Maria Lema, 26, was arrested after Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal’s Special Victims Unit received a complaint from the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency, the prosecutor said Wednesday.Lema, a divorced Ecuadoran ...

  7. Moonachie PD: Scissor-Wielding Walmart Game Controller Thief Chased Down

    Moonachie PD: Scissor-Wielding Walmart Game Controller Thief Chased Down

    MOONACHIE, N.J. – Moonachie police chased down a Paterson man moments after they said he was caught on surveillance video cutting security tags from video game controllers in the Teterboro Walmart that he then stuffed into his backpack.Responding to a call just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Jeffrey Napolitano spotted 22-year-old Donte Gaskin leaving the store, Police Chief Richard Behrens ...

  8. Passaic County Man Charged In $15M California-To-NJ Cocaine Deal

    Passaic County Man Charged In $15M California-To-NJ Cocaine Deal

    PROSPECT PARK, N.J. – A Prospect Park man led a ring of conspirators – two of them Mexican nationals – caught trying to traffic more than 33 pounds of cocaine to New Jersey from California, federal authorities said.Luis Tomas Alba Urena, 53, who was arrested with the others in California, was ordered detained without bail by a federal judge in Newark on Wednesday, Acting U.S. Attorney ...

  9. Both Drivers, 4-Year-Old Boy Survive Rt. 208 Crash In Franklin Lakes

    Both Drivers, 4-Year-Old Boy Survive Rt. 208 Crash In Franklin Lakes

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. -- Both drivers -- one from Fair Lawn, the other from Leonia -- and a 4-year-old boy survived a serious crash on northbound Route 208 Wednesday morning, Franklin Lakes police told Daily Voice.Jackie Nam of Leonia swerved her 2007 Honda Odyssey to avoid crashing with an unknown vehicle that she told police came into her lane just after 8:30 a.m., Capt. John Bakelaar ...

  10. Paterson PD: 3,240 Heroin Bags, .38 Special Seized In Raid, Six Arrested

    Paterson PD: 3,240 Heroin Bags, .38 Special Seized In Raid, Six Arrested

    PATERSON, N.J. -- Drug detectives who zeroed in on a pair of Paterson heroin dealers ended up making six arrests and seizing 3,240 envelopes of heroin, a .38 Special and more than $1,600 in drug proceeds, authorities said Wednesday. City Narcotics Unit investigators set up outside The Oak low-rise apartment building at 484 E. 24th Street, then followed a car involved in a drug deal, ...

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