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  1. Wayne PD: High Beams In Traffic Lead To Heroin Bags, Used Syringes

    Wayne PD: High Beams In Traffic Lead To Heroin Bags, Used Syringes

    WAYNE, N.J. -- A jalopy with its high beams on in heavy traffic led Wayne police to 41 bags of heroin and eight used syringes, authorities said Thursday.Officers Michael Polifrone and Mark Ciavirella were conducting safety and security patrols along southbound Route 23 when they spotted the 2003 vehicle, whose driver stopped at the TGI Fridays at Wayne Towne Center.The driver -- ...

  2. Accused Lyndhurst Whiskey Thief Identified

    Accused Lyndhurst Whiskey Thief Identified

    LYNDHURST, N.J. -- Minutes after Daily Voice published her photo, Lyndhurst police identified the second of two accused whiskey thieves -- thanks to their colleagues in North Arlington.Dominique Dini, 25, took four bottles of quality rye -- two of Yippie Ki-Yay, one of High West and the other of Redemption Rye -- in separate visits to a Ridge Road liquor store Sunday and Monday, Police ...

  3. Haworth Officer Finds Six Ounces Of Pot, Arrests Driver In Routine Stop

    Haworth Officer Finds Six Ounces Of Pot, Arrests Driver In Routine Stop

    HAWORTH, N.J. -- A Haworth police officer making a routine traffic stop busted the driver for carrying six ounces of pot, authorities said Thursday.Officer Andrew Soltes pulled the vehicle over on Madison Avenue just before midnight Wednesday when the driver, 25-year-old Michael Baretz of Long Island, failed to use a turn signal, Detective Sgt. Justin Fox told Daily Voice.The car also ...

  4. Maywood Detective Nabs Hudson Man In Locker Room Thefts

    Maywood Detective Nabs Hudson Man In Locker Room Thefts

    MAYWOOD, N.J. -- A Maywood detective nabbed a Jersey City man in a trio of locker room thefts.Jonah Williams, 46, was charged with several counts of burglary, credit card theft, theft and criminal mischief, as well as for trespassing at the Route 17 gym where the thefts occurred.He was arrested by Detective Matthew Parodi and released on a court summons.

  5. 'See Something, Say Something': Bergen Prosecutor's Staff Hits Hubs

    'See Something, Say Something': Bergen Prosecutor's Staff Hits Hubs

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Members of the Bergen County Rapid Deployment Team fanned out Thursday to bus and train stations across the county on a "See something, say something" campaign.Created to tap state resources for local agencies, the RDT serves New Jersey's largest county by population, with nearly 1 million residents in 70 municipalities.It mobilizes special resources as ...

  6. Accused New Milford Burglar Eyed For Break-Ins In Other Towns

    Accused New Milford Burglar Eyed For Break-Ins In Other Towns

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Police in several Bergen towns were preparing charges against a Hackensack ex-con arrested for a pair of commercial burglaries in New Milford.Mark Todd, 43, of Hackensack, broke into two neighboring River Road businsesses just before 2:30 a.m. Aug. 9 and stole money from the cash registers, Detective Sergeant Kevin Van Saders said.Detectives "reviewed security ...

  7. NYC Driver Busted In Fort Lee With $50,000 In Suspected Drug Money

    NYC Driver Busted In Fort Lee With $50,000 In Suspected Drug Money

    FORT LEE, N.J. – An unemployed Washington Heights man was arrested by Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives after they found nearly $50,000 in suspected drug money hidden in his SUV, authorities said.Carlos Rodriguez-Hernandez, 50, was stopped in Fort Lee earlier this month, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.In an electronically-operated compartment they found $49,705, he ...

  8. Tenafly PD: Home Health Aide, Accomplice Steal $5,000 From Patient

    Tenafly PD: Home Health Aide, Accomplice Steal $5,000 From Patient

    TENAFLY, N.J. – Tenafly police charged a home health aide and an accomplice with stealing $5,000 from a patient.Ruth J. Richardson, 28, swiped the checks from a Greentree Terrace resident in November, then gave them to Jaheem Pickens, a 30-year-old probationer, Capt. Michael deMoncada said.Pickens then “fraudulently issued and deposited the checks in the amounts of $2,000 and $3,000 at ...

  9. Mahwah Police Scoop Up Hikers Spooked By Bear, Offer 'Protocol' Tips

    Mahwah Police Scoop Up Hikers Spooked By Bear, Offer 'Protocol' Tips

    MAHWAH, N.J. -- A black bear stopped two hikers in their tracks at the Ramapo Reservation in Mahwah, but authorities said there was no cause for concern."We received a call [Tuesday afternoon] from two hikers who said there was a bear 10 feet away in their path and they were concerned," Police Chief James Batelli said.Pinging their location through a cellphone, the ...

  10. 'Grandson In Trouble': Phone Scammers Nearly Con Glen Rock Grandma

    'Grandson In Trouble': Phone Scammers Nearly Con Glen Rock Grandma

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- The "grandson in trouble" phone scam nearly cost a Glen Rock woman $1,800, authorities said.The target got a call from someone claiming to be her grandson, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said.He "put her on the phone with a man claiming to be a lawyer seeking a $1,800 retainer," the chief said."The woman went to the bank to withdraw money but ...

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