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Jerry DeMarco

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  1. Frightened Female Driver Pursued By Police Impostor, Clifton PD Charges

    Frightened Female Driver Pursued By Police Impostor, Clifton PD Charges

    CLIFTON, N.J. -- A frightened female driver stopped in Clifton by a police impersonator who asked for her license early Friday took off instead and called police, who arrested per pursuer moments later, authorities said.The woman was headed to work around 6:15 am. when a white Ford Crown Victoria began following her on southbound Route 21 near River Road, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken ...

  2. 60-Something Bicyclist Expected To Survive Emerson Crash With Teen Driver

    60-Something Bicyclist Expected To Survive Emerson Crash With Teen Driver

    EMERSON, N.J. -- A 60-something bicyclist was expected to survive his injuries after being struck by a car Thursday night, authorities told Daily Voice.A 17-year-old driver told police he stopped to let a few vehicles pass before making a left turn from Clinton Avenue to head west on Main Street around 7 p.m.That's when his vehicle collided with the eastbound bicycle in the ...

  3. Port Authority PD Stops Suicidal Edgewater Man With Gun From GWB Jump

    Port Authority PD Stops Suicidal Edgewater Man With Gun From GWB Jump

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Drama above the Hudson River unfolded on local television Friday morning as Port Authority police struggled to pull a suicidal Edgewater man to safety after he climbed over a railing on the George Washington Bridge.Douglas Peck, 37, surrendered what responders called a realistic-looking pellet gun to his rescuers before they finally pulled him back onto the bridge.He ...

  4. Maywood Police Officer Finds 2 Pounds Of Pot, $900 Cash During Stop

    Maywood Police Officer Finds 2 Pounds Of Pot, $900 Cash During Stop

    MAYWOOD, N.J. – A Maywood police officer found a New York State man carrying two pounds of pot during a traffic stop, authorities said Friday.Officer Gregory Mulawka pulled over the gray Toyota Corolla an improper turn at the intersection of Essex Street and Maywood Avenue just before 9 p.m. Thursday, Police Chief David T. Pegg said.While speaking with both occupants, Mulawka smelled ...

  5. Clifton PD: Saddle Brook Burglar Stole $15G Chalice, Cash From Church

    Clifton PD: Saddle Brook Burglar Stole $15G Chalice, Cash From Church

    CLIFTON, N.J. -- A Saddle Brook man with an extensive rap sheet stole a $15,000 chalice and donation box cash from a Clifton church, authorities said Friday.Based on information from their colleagues in Hawthorne, Haldeon and Saddle Brook, Clifton police charged Peter M. Heitmann Jr. , 26, with burglarizing St. Paul's Church last week, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said.They also charged ...

  6. West Milford Police: Video Points To Confessed Bicycle Burglar

    West Milford Police: Video Points To Confessed Bicycle Burglar

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. – A 25-year-old Hewitt man turned himself in to West Milford police after surveillance video showed him with a bicycle stolen during a home burglary, authorities said Thursday.******CLICK HERE for the video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B75NJKwprIVWblZwWWFMcjR6WUk/view******A homeowner in the Awosting section of town called police last Saturday night to report a ...

  7. Maywood Detectives Charge Hackensack Man In Commercial Burglaries, Attempts

    Maywood Detectives Charge Hackensack Man In Commercial Burglaries, Attempts

    MAYWOOD, N.J. – Maywood detectives investigating burglaries to a dance center and tax preparation company on West Pleasant Avenue charged a Hackensack man with both, thanks to help from colleagues in other law enforcement agencies.They also charged 43-year-old Mark C. Todd with three attempted commercial burglaries – also on West Pleasant, Police Chief David T. Pegg told Daily Voice on ...

  8. Clifton Police Nab Fleeing Ex-Con Who Fell From Roof

    Clifton Police Nab Fleeing Ex-Con Who Fell From Roof

    CLIFTON, N.J. -- An ex-con from Essex County who bailed from his car and ran from Clifton police was arrested after he fell off a roof, authorities said.Officers Ryan Maloney and Officer Ernie Gonzalez stopped a car driven by 46-year-old Donell Horne on Main Avenue and Chester Street around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said.Horne, of East Orange, was talking with ...

  9. Palisades Park Girl, 6, Attends School With Bruises, Adult Laborer Charged

    Palisades Park Girl, 6, Attends School With Bruises, Adult Laborer Charged

    PALISADES PARK, N.J. – A Palisades Park laborer was charged with child abuse after a 6-year-old girl showed up at school with injuries to her arm and leg, said authorities who arrested him.Roberto Morquecho, 32, was released on a summons after detectives from the Bergen County prosecutor’s office and borough police took him into custody on Wednesday, county Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal ...

  10. Tedesco Suspends County Safety Director After DWI Crash

    Tedesco Suspends County Safety Director After DWI Crash

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced Thursday that he'd suspended county Safety and Security Director Michael “Mickey” Bradley without pay immediately after Bradley was charged with DWI after police in Oakland said the SUV he was driving hit a mailbox.“After learning late Tuesday about the pending charges, I suspended Director Michael Bradley without pay, ...

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