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  1. Eye For DWI: Port Authority Police Officer At GWB Reaching 900 Arrests

    Eye For DWI: Port Authority Police Officer At GWB Reaching 900 Arrests

    A veteran Port Authority police officer who’s made a career of taking drunk drivers off the road was again honored as a “Top Cop” for making nearly three dozen DUI arrests at the George Washington Bridge last year.Officer Edwin Berdecia – who made 40% of the department’s 63 DUI arrests at the GWB last year -- was among six “Distinguished Service” award recipients from the Port Authority ...

  2. Paterson PD: Passenger Nabbed After Emerging From SUV With Handgun, Heroin

    Paterson PD: Passenger Nabbed After Emerging From SUV With Handgun, Heroin

    Paterson detectives on a quality-of-life detail grabbed a city man who authorities said emerged from an SUV carrying a large handgun.Detective Luis Fernandez ordered 39-year-old Jabar Wilson to drop the revolver before colleagues quick took him into custody around 10 p.m. Friday on North Straight Street, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.The gun, it turned out, had been reported ...

  3. Prosecutor: Hackensack Man Collected Child Pornography

    Prosecutor: Hackensack Man Collected Child Pornography

    Authorities charged a Hackensack man with collecting kiddie porn.A judge ordered Leonard E. Liebmann, 60, released pending a July 11 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on possession of child pornography charges.Cyber Crimes Unit detectives caught Liebmann, of Clinton Place, with images of “nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children,” ...

  4. Allendale PD: Serial Red Bull Thief In U-Haul Caught After Route 17 Chase

    Allendale PD: Serial Red Bull Thief In U-Haul Caught After Route 17 Chase

    It didn't give him wings: A thief driving a U-Haul with more than $200 worth of stolen Red Bull was caught after Allendale police chased the truck down – and then up -- Route 17, authorities said.Kevin Hess, 30, of Wayne had just taken nine packs of the energy drink, worth more than $75, from the Allendale Rite Aid early Sunday afternoon when police got a call from the pharmacy, Chief ...

  5. Have You Seen Hit-Run Sedan That Left Englewood Skateboarder Critical?

    Have You Seen Hit-Run Sedan That Left Englewood Skateboarder Critical?

    SEEN IT? Authorities on Tuesday released a photo of the type of vehicle that they said struck a local teen on his skateboard, severely injuring him, before the driver sped off.Officers found Cristian Valdez, a Dwight Morrow High School freshman, in the roadway of Knickerbocker Road near the intersection of Bilmar Place just before 11 p.m. July 11.Cristian, 15, who'd been riding his ...

  6. Garfield PD: Robber Punches Female ATM Customer In Face

    Garfield PD: Robber Punches Female ATM Customer In Face

    A robber rushed an ATM customer from behind, punched her in the face and took her money – but was quickly identified and caught by Garfield police detectives the next day, authorities said.The 31-year-old victim was taken Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of facial injuries after Sunday’s 915 p.m. attack behind the Spencer Savings Bank on Outwater Lane, Capt. Darren ...

  7. Fort Lee Handyman Charged With Sexually Abusing Girl

    Fort Lee Handyman Charged With Sexually Abusing Girl

    A married handyman from Fort Lee repeatedly molested a pre-teen, said authorities who arrested him.Mauricio Ortez, 57, remained held in the Bergen County Jail following a detention hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Monday.He’s charged with sexual assault on a victim under 13 and child endangerment – both second-degree counts, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor ...

  8. PAPD: Passaic County Woman Tries To Kidnap Young Girl At NYC Bus Station

    PAPD: Passaic County Woman Tries To Kidnap Young Girl At NYC Bus Station

    A woman bravely fought off a would-be kidnapper from Passaic County who tried to abduct her younger sister at the Port Authority bus station in midtown Manhattan, police said.Port Authority Police Officer Russell Polanco arrived just in time Friday to grab 39-year-old Rosanna Diaz of Woodland Park (mugshot, above) after the failed kidnapping attempt, said authority spokeswoman Lenis ...

  9. Runaway Dump Truck Crashes Into Hawthorne House

    Runaway Dump Truck Crashes Into Hawthorne House

    A runaway dump truck sped down a Hawthorne block in reverse and slammed into a house just after noon Monday.A Paterson firefighter was taken by a Hawthorne ambulance to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson and a civilian was treated at the scene -- both for heat exhaustion.No one was inside the Sunrise Drive house, which is near the bottom of a cul-de-sac .-- although one of ...

  10. Mahwah PD: Repeat Offenders Caught With 450 Heroin Bags In Route 287 Stop

    Mahwah PD: Repeat Offenders Caught With 450 Heroin Bags In Route 287 Stop

    Three New York State men were arrested by Mahwah police who said they found the trio carrying 450 bags of heroin during a stop on northbound Route 287.Officer Chistopher Fasulo stopped the car, driven by by Donovan Burton, 18, of Port Jervis for several motor vehicle violations, Police Chief James N. Batelli said.Burton and his passengers gave conflicting stories about their travels, ...

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