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Jerry DeMarco

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  1. Garfield PD: Robber Punched Female Customer In Face At ATM

    Garfield PD: Robber Punched Female Customer In Face At ATM

    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Glen Rock PD: Ketamine, Ecstasy, THC Wax, More Found In Home Bust

    Glen Rock PD: Ketamine, Ecstasy, THC Wax, More Found In Home Bust

    A 20-year-old Glen Rock resident living with his parents had Ketamine, Ecstasy, THC wax and various other drugs for sale, said police who arrested him.Detective Sgt. Jim Calaski and Officer T.J. Graziano also seized $2,259 in proceeds, along with illegal prescription drugs and hash, during a warranted search on Saturday, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said.They arrested David A. Fefer -- ...

  7. Pot Smell Leads Maywood Officer To Stolen Handgun, Hackensack Man's Arrest

    Pot Smell Leads Maywood Officer To Stolen Handgun, Hackensack Man's Arrest

    The smell of pot led to the search of an older-model sedan and the discovery of a .38 Special reported stolen out of North Carolina, Maywood police said.Police Department arrested Adrian Gentles, 33, of Hackensack, on weapons and drug related charges.Officers Brian Rubio and Officer Ben Singer stopped a red 1998 Honda Accord for various motor vehicle violations on Essex Street around ...

  8. Requiescat In Pace: Beloved Saddle Brook Firefighter In ATV Crash Passes

    Requiescat In Pace: Beloved Saddle Brook Firefighter In ATV Crash Passes

    He fought hard for nine days, but on Sunday Saddle Brook Engine Co. #1 Lt. Shawn Sturdy died from injuries sustained in an ATV crash in Pennsylvania."Shawn was one of those people who lit up a room when he walked in," fellow firefighter Doug Habermann said. "He always had a smile on his face and a pleasant greeting when you saw him. I can’t even explain how much he’ll be ...

  9. EXCLUSIVE: Prospect Park Man Was Beaten, Thrown In Passaic River To Drown

    EXCLUSIVE: Prospect Park Man Was Beaten, Thrown In Passaic River To Drown

    A 26-year-old Prospect Park man whose body was pulled from the Passaic River after being missing for more than a month drowned after being beaten, Daily Voice has learned.Jorge Alcalde-Alfaro, 26, "was beaten up pretty good, but he was still technically alive when he got tossed in the river," an investigative source with direct knowledge of the homicide told Daily ...

  10. Firefighters Douse Fort Lee House Blaze

    Firefighters Douse Fort Lee House Blaze

    Firefighters put down a Fort Lee house blaze late Saturday afternoon.Three firefighters were treated for heat exposure at the scene.The two-alarm Oleri Terrace fire apparently began in the cockloft around 3:30 p.m. before spreading.Firefighters had it under control in under a half-hour.Cliffside Park and Palisades Park were among the neighboring companies that responded.

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