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  1. Prosecutor: Paterson Rehab Facility Staffer Sexually Abused Male Resident

    Prosecutor: Paterson Rehab Facility Staffer Sexually Abused Male Resident

    PATERSON, N.J. – A supervisor at an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in Paterson sexually assaulted one of its male residents, authorities said.Booker Allen, 55, of Newark, has since lost his job at Straight and Narrow, authorities said.The incident occurred in April 2016, when the victim was in residential treatment at the Catholic treatment facility on State Straight ...

  2. Wyckoff PD: DWI Driver Misses Exit, Slams Into Car Entering Route 208

    Wyckoff PD: DWI Driver Misses Exit, Slams Into Car Entering Route 208

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A driver whose car barreled across a Route 208 exit ramp in Wyckoff and struck another car heading onto the highway was arrested on DWI and assault-by-auto charges, authorities said.Jeffrey C. Villarreal, 55, of Hawthorne was taken into custody after the March 28 crash at the Cedar Hill Avenue interchange, Lt. Joseph Soto said.Villarreall was speeding south on the ...

  3. Jersey Shore Dog Fighter Who Dumped Dead Pit Bull In Trash Goes To Fed Pen

    Jersey Shore Dog Fighter Who Dumped Dead Pit Bull In Trash Goes To Fed Pen

    An Asbury Park man who dumped his dead dog in a trash bin after a lost fight in Virginia was sentenced to a plea-bargained two years in federal prison Wednesday.Mario Atkinson, 42, of Asbury Park was the fifth defendant to plead guilty in a multi-state dog fighting case that stretched from New Jersey to New Mexico. There's no parole in the federal prison system, which means he'll have ...

  4. Bergen Prosecutor: Local Police Save 7 OD Victims With Narcan In Five Days

    Bergen Prosecutor: Local Police Save 7 OD Victims With Narcan In Five Days

    Local police officers in several Bergen County towns used Narcan to save the lives of seven overdose victims in five days, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said Wednesday.Calo listed the saves:Last Wednesday: Lyndhurst, 45-year-old man;Thursday: Fort Lee, 52-year-old woman;Friday: Oakland, 25-year-old man;Saturday (2): Elmwood Park, 33-year-old victim, Hackensack, 27-year-old ...

  5. SEEN HIM? Smash-Grab Car Burglar Sought in Maywood, South Hackensack

    SEEN HIM? Smash-Grab Car Burglar Sought in Maywood, South Hackensack

    He's not your typical car burglar: A brazen thief smashed vehicle windows in Maywood and South Hackensack to steal purses, sunglasses and a digital camera, then used a credit card from one of the thefts at the Garfield Walmart, police said.Police turned to the public for help Wednesday in finding him.The overwhelming majority of car burglars test door handles to find unlocked ...

  6. Lodi Member Of All-Female Drug Ring Admits Selling Thousands Of Oxy Pills

    Lodi Member Of All-Female Drug Ring Admits Selling Thousands Of Oxy Pills

    LODI, N.J. -- A Lodi resident was one of four women who told a federal court judge Wednesday that they sold thousands of oxycodone pills obtained through prescriptions.Marie DeJulia, 42, admitted that she collected pills for sale from her co-conspirators: Michele Call, 63, and Nelida Rios, 55, of Flemington, NJ, and Call's daughter, 35-year-old Alicia Balaban of Wellington, FL.All four ...

  7. South Hackensack PD: Bergenfield Couple Stole Semi-Automatic Handgun

    South Hackensack PD: Bergenfield Couple Stole Semi-Automatic Handgun

    SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A Bergenfield couple stole a South Hackensack man's gun, said police who arrested them after finding it in their home.Erick Marrero Jr., 26, and Christina Dougherty, 31, were charged with various counts after South Hackensack Police Detective James Donatello identified them as suspects, Capt. Robert Kaiser said Wednesday.A search of the couple's home turned up ...

  8. PHOTOS: Couple Rescued, Landmark Passaic Deli Destroyed

    PHOTOS: Couple Rescued, Landmark Passaic Deli Destroyed

    PASSAIC, N.J. -- Firefighters rescued a couple while battling a four-alarm blaze that destroyed the landmark King of Delancey kosher deli in Passaic early Wednesday.Several firefighters sustained minor injuries, authorities said. No serious injuries were reported.The 5:30 a.m. blaze began in a rear basement of the 3½-story, multi-use building at Main Avenue and Carlton Place and quickly ...

  9. Authorities: Gunman, 20, Charged In Paterson Street Shooting

    Authorities: Gunman, 20, Charged In Paterson Street Shooting

    PATERSON, N.J. -- Authorities charged a 20-year-old Paterson resident with a January city shooting that sent the victim to the hospital.Delsean Pinchom remained held pending a hearing Wednesday afternoon in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson.He’s charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy ...

  10. Crimestoppers V. Hackensack Middle Schoolers: Slam Dunk For Awareness

    Crimestoppers V. Hackensack Middle Schoolers: Slam Dunk For Awareness

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack police will play the city's middle school students in a community awareness basketball game this Thursday.There will also be a free-throw shooting contest with prizes that include a mountain bike, assorting sporting goods and gift certificates.Crimes Stoppers of Bergenfield, Englewood, Teaneck, Hackensack and Bogota are staging the game -- aided by ...

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