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Jerry DeMarco

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  1. Paterson Police Officer, 41, Killed In On-Duty Crash Identified

    Paterson Police Officer, 41, Killed In On-Duty Crash Identified

    PATERSON, N.J. -- Authorities Sunday afternoon confirmed the death of a 41-year-old Paterson police officer in a crash earlier in the day.Tamby Yagan, a 15-year department veteran, was killed in the 10:50 a.m. crash at 150 Getty Avenue, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.Responding officers found that "an on-duty Paterson Police Officer operating a marked patrol unit was involved ...

  2. Lawmaker: NJ Probes Pumping Into Stream From Mahwah/USR Construction Site

    Lawmaker: NJ Probes Pumping Into Stream From Mahwah/USR Construction Site

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – State environmental authorities on Monday will investigate the pumping of muddy water into a stream from a luxury-housing construction site at the former Apple Ridge Country Club in northwest Bergen County, state Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi said.“I have requested soil sampling to ensure no arsenic or other carcinogens are entering the [stream],” Schepisi told ...

  3. Firefighters Douse Bogota House Blaze

    Firefighters Douse Bogota House Blaze

    BOGOTA, N.J. -- No injuries were reported after Bogota firefighters doused a Sunday morning house blaze with help from their neighboring colleagues.Hackensack and Ridgefield Park firefighters joined them at the Queen Anne Road blaze, which broke out just before 10 a.m.Teaneck Box 54 assisted with firefighter rehab, while police auxiliary officers handled traffic. Also responding was an ...

  4. Englewood PD: New Milford Man Refers To YouTube Shooting In Hospital Threat

    Englewood PD: New Milford Man Refers To YouTube Shooting In Hospital Threat

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Angered by a medical bill, a New Milford landscaper referred to the YouTube shooting earlier this month in California while threatening an Englewood Hospital and Medical Center employee, said authorities who arrested him while seizing two handguns from his home.Joshua Lieberman, 51, was charged with making terroristic threats stemming from a 9 a.m. call he made to the ...

  5. Tractor-Trailer Tips On Southbound Route 17 Ramp In Mahwah

    Tractor-Trailer Tips On Southbound Route 17 Ramp In Mahwah

    MAHWAH, N.J. -- A tractor-trailer tipped on a southbound Route 17 exit ramp in Mahwah near the Ramsey border Saturday morning, tying up traffic and bringing a large emergency response.Township police, firefighters and EMS responded along with the New Jersey DOT, a wrecker and other towing rigs after the mid-morning crash at the Island Road ramp.There was no immediate word on injuries. ...

  6. Paterson PD Street Sweep: Hookers, Johns, Buyers, Sellers, Pounds Of Drugs

    Paterson PD Street Sweep: Hookers, Johns, Buyers, Sellers, Pounds Of Drugs

    PATERSON, N.J. – A series of strikes by Paterson police over a nine-day stretch produced dozens of arrests – including 22 accused hookers and 11 alleged johns – along with the seizures of nearly 5 pounds of pot, more than a pound of heroin and crack combined and various other drugs.Nearly all of the heroin was packaged for sale, as was some of the crack, Police Director Jerry Speziale ...

  7. RECOGNIZE THEM? North Haledon PD Seek Theft Suspects

    RECOGNIZE THEM? North Haledon PD Seek Theft Suspects

    NORTH HALEDON, N.J. -- North Haledon police turned to the public for help finding a couple who they said committed a theft at a local convenience store.The thieves struck Wednesday night at the Mini-Mart at 845 Belmont Avenue.If you see the couple in the photos above or know where to find them, please contact Detective Sgt. David Parenta at (973) 423-1111 or ...

  8. Body Of Passaic Man Kicked To Death Found After 5 Days, Arrest Made

    Body Of Passaic Man Kicked To Death Found After 5 Days, Arrest Made

    PASSAIC, N.J. – It's a macabre tale: Five days after several kicks to the head during an argument killed a man in an empty Passaic lot, his body was found and an arrest was made, authorities said.Oscar Flores, 38, got into a fight with the victim in an empty lot in the area of Dayton and Parker avenues just before 7:30 p.m. April 14, authorities said.Flores “pushed the victim to the ...

  9. Maywood Counter Worker, 19, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Garfield Youth

    Maywood Counter Worker, 19, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Garfield Youth

    MAYWOOD, N.J. -- A Hackensack counter worker from Maywood sexually assaulted a Garfield youngster, authorities charged.Edwin V. Vizcarra-Cortez, 19, was arrested after city police were told that he "was engaging in sexual relations with a child under the age of 16," Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said Friday.He was charged with sexual assault, aggravated sexual ...

  10. U.S. Attorney: FBI Busts Paterson Officer Who Sold Drugs From Patrol Car

    U.S. Attorney: FBI Busts Paterson Officer Who Sold Drugs From Patrol Car

    PATERSON, N.J. – FBI agents on Friday arrested a Paterson police officer who they said dealt heroin, crack and pot to a drug buyer working for the government -- sometimes directly from his patrol cruiser.For several weeks up to his arrest, Ruben McAusland, 26, sold the cooperator heroin made to look like Percoset pills, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said.McAusland, who lives in the city ...

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