Recent Crime News
6 hrs ago | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Authorities have filed preliminary murder charges against a man in the death of an Indiana University student whose body was found in a rural area not long after she was reported missing. A coroner says an Indiana University student whose body was found Friday in a rural area died from blunt force trauma injuries to her head. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via Bainbridge Island
I had a deadbeat dad. The kind of slacker so egregious - so blatant in shirking his responsibilities - that he and his generation of counterparts inspired a series of draconian laws to combat their "free spiritedness." Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via News12.com
The funeral for Richard Zarriello was held at St. Anthony's Church in Nanuet. Friends and family gathered Monday to say their final farewells to a well-known business owner shot and killed during an attempted robbery. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via NorthJersey.com
Homer Bishop, with his attorney Frank Lucianna, is sentenced to 5-years by Judge Edward Jerejian in Hackensack. Bishop is a convicted sex offender who went on the run in 2007 and remained one of Bergen County's most wanted fugitives until his arrest last month. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via The Jersey Journal
Donald Dewitt, 65, of Warwick, N.Y., is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student at Bergen Academies in Hackensack. HACKENSACK - Don DeWitt , one of the founding teachers at prominent magnet school Bergen County Academies, has been banned from campus after authorities charged him with having an alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via New York Daily News
A New Jersey man succumbed on Monday afternoon to gunshot wounds he suffered over the weekend at his chimney and fireplace store in South Hackensack, according to authorities. Police officers discovered Richard Zarriello, 51, a Rockland County resident and the owner of Clean Sweep Chimney Depot, alive but reeling from multiple wounds in the back of the store on U.S. Route 46 on Sunday, family members told the Bergen Record . Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
The New York man who was found mortally wounded at his Route 46 his chimney cleaning business Sunday evening had been shot multiple times, at least once in the head, a law enforcement official said. But police still are trying to determine whether the attack was a botched robbery attempt or a targeted killing. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Patch.com
A teacher at a Bergen County school has been arrested on charges he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with a 16-year-old student, authorities said. Donald DeWitt, 65, of Warwick, N.Y., was arrested on Monday on charges of attempted sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via NorthJersey.com
A law enforcement source said Tuesday that the owner of a Route 46 business who was found dying Sunday evening had been shot multiple times, including at least once in the head. Police still are trying to determine whether the victim, Richard Zarriello, 51, was mortally wounded by someone who attempted to rob him or in a targeted killing. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via CBS Local
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Monday Apr 13 | via News12.com
Authorities say Richard Zarriello, of Chestnut Ridge, was shot six times during an apparent robbery attempt last night in Hackensack. The victim was identified as 51-year-old Richard Zarriello, of Chestnut Ridge, New York. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via The Item
Homer Bishop, once one of the Bergen County sheriff's "Most Wanted" fugitives, is set to be sentenced Friday, more than seven years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl and then fleeing to Jamaica. Bishop's sentencing is set to begin in Judge Edward Jerejian's courtroom at 10 a.m. on the third floor of the Bergen County courthouse in Hackensack. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
A 33-year-old man charged with murder in a 2014 shooting in Paterson was transported from Florida this week after the governor in that state signed his extradition papers, authorities said. Courtney Simpson had been a fugitive for almost nine months before information from a concerned citizen alerted police that he was hiding in Florida, according to authorities. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 8 | via The Item
A Ridgewood doctor accused of stockpiling bomb-making materials and weapons at his home can represent himself in his upcoming trial, a judge in Hackensack ruled Wednesday. Judge Edward Jerejian granted Roberto Rivera's request to be his own lawyer, after a lengthy line of questioning to make sure that he understood the charges against him and that he was knowingly waiving his constitutional right to have an attorney. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via CBS Local
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Thursday Apr 2 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
A jury convicted a New Milford man Thursday of raping and murdering his wife when she was about to end the marriage and start a new life. Pedro Gutierrez showed no visible emotion when the panel in Superior Court in Hackensack returned from a few hours of deliberations Thursday and also found him guilty of kidnapping, felony murder, criminal possession of a knife, criminal trespassing and hindering his arrest. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 1 | via NorthJersey.com
On March 29 at 4:27 p.m., P.O. John Rovetto initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 208 North at Plaza Road and arrested the operator, David Clarke, 20 of Hackensack, and the passenger, Tarik Jenkins, 19 of New York, N.Y. Evidence of marijuana use was discovered inside the vehicle by Bergen County Sheriff's Department K9 Mike with his handler, S.O. Mantone, according to Sgt. Brian Metzler of the Fair Lawn Police Department. Comment?
Monday Mar 30 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
Borough police arrested a New York City robbery suspect on Sunday afternoon after officers found jewelry, weapons and a "Scream" mask during a motor vehicle stop. Tarik Jenkins, 19, was a passenger in a car that Officer John Rovetto stopped on Route 208 northbound at Plaza Road just before 4:30 p.m., Sgt. Comment?
Mar 25, 2015 | via NorthJersey.com
A 32-year-old Hackensack man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused a girl of his acquaintance five years ago, when she was 12 years old, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Jorge L. Gonzalez, who was said to be unmarried, was arrested as the result of an investigation by detectives from the prosecutor's office and the Maywood Police Department, Molinelli said. Comment?
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