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Recent Crime News
Friday | via The Item
A 31-year-old man has been arrested in Florida on a murder charge related to the shooting death of a man in the city earlier this year, police said Friday in a release. Courtney Simpson, who has listed addresses in Paterson and Hackensack, was arrested in Lauderhill, Fla., on Dec. 12 by members of the U.S. Marshals Service, city police Detective Capt. Comment?
Friday Dec 19 | via NorthJersey.com
A Hackensack man pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he picked up a package from a post office in Bergen County last year containing 2 kilograms of cocaine. Rusmir Vucetovic, a citizen of Montenegro, was arrested in November while trying to retrieve the package, which had been flagged by a postal inspector who was suspicious of its contents, officials said. Comment?
Thursday Dec 18 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
A Hackensack man who did not show up for his trial was acquitted of attempted murder by a jury Thursday, but found guilty of aggravated assault in the stabbing of his former girlfriend's husband during a brawl last year in a coin-operated laundry. The jury also found Carlos Victoriano guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing of Stalin Mendoza and recklessly causing injury to Mendoza's teenage son, who joined the melee as his father was being repeatedly stabbed. Comment?
Sunday Dec 14 | via KATV Little Rock
19, 2014, photo, Charles Cook, manager of facilities and operations at Champions Oncology, displays mouse carrying a cancer patient's tumor graft under its skin in a lab in Baltimore. Cancer patients are payin... . Comment?
Saturday Dec 13 | via Patch.com
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Narcotic Task Force, the Englewood Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office began an investigation after detectives observed one of the suspects "engaging in a hand-to-hand drug transaction and other narcotic related activities," Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Undercover detectives then arranged to purchase twenty bricks of suspected heroin in Englewood from the suspect, Jamal Robinson, 38, of Hackensack, on Dec. 10. The investigation revealed that Robinson had been engaged in heroin distribution activities, Molinelli said. Comment?
Friday Dec 12 | via NorthJersey.com
The St. Moritz apartment complex at 100 Daibes Court was sold by developer Fred Daibes three months after he was the victim of a home invasion at the complex. Three men and a woman were indicted Friday in the gunpoint home invasion last year of developer Fred Daibes, who was beaten in his Edgewater penthouse and robbed of more than $2 million in cash, jewelry and other valuables. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 10 | via The Item
About three dozen people gathered for a prayer vigil in one of the oldest churches in Bergen County on Wednesday night to pray that the deaths of black men, like those in encounters with police in Staten Island and Ferguson, Mo., never happen here. They were joined in the Church on the Green, opposite the Bergen County CourtA house, by seven other people who held a vigil earlier in Garfield to protest the shooting of 19-year-old Malik Williams in a confrontation with police three years ago. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 9 | via The Item
A Pennsylvania man who allegedly kept a cache of firearms and ammunition at a candle factory where he worked in Ridgefield Park was indicted Tuesday on a range of weapons charges. Steven Prunkel, 50, of East Stroudsburg, Pa. Comment?
Monday Dec 8 | via NorthJersey.com
A 65-year-old Hackensack man accused of beating his wife to death with a cane is deteriorating mentally after more than a year behind bars, and is unable to assist in his defense, his attorneys told a judge Monday. Superior Court Judge Liliana S. DeAvila-Silebi granted a defense request to have Thomas Fabbricatore evaluated at the Ann Klein Forensic Center, the state psychiatric hospital for criminals. Comment?
Thursday Dec 4 | via New York Daily News
Brooklyn: So sad when you see evidence clearly on video and a jury still decides not to indict an officer! Where is the justice? But it's also sad when you see the rioting and looting in places like Ferguson - people destroying their community. I don't see rioting or looting when we kill each other. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 26 | via KWQC-TV Davenport
The two balloons were taken for practice runs along with four... . FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Annie Cheung, right, an anchor driver for the Pikachu balloon, helps untangle a hose used to fill character balloons with helium from a truck in the parking lot at CitiField in N... . Comment?
Tuesday Nov 25 | via NorthJersey.com
On Nov. 19, at 7:57 p.m., a 29-year-old Hackensack man was robbed of his cell phone and cash on Farrandale Avenue, near Parkway West. The victim reported that he asked two males for directions while sitting in his vehicle. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 25 | via Courthouse News Service
Because the suspect behind a series of New Jersey synagogue attacks also allegedly threatened to kill Bergen County judges, judicial recusal is warranted, an appeals court ruled. Aakash Dalal was charged in late February 2012 with criminal mischief for allegedly defacing a synagogue in Hackensack with anti-Semitic graffiti. Comment?
Friday Nov 21 | via The Item
Aiming to avoid any appearance of partiality, an appeals court Friday reversed a lower court ruling and ordered that Bergen County judges may not preside over the trial of a man accused of conspiring to firebomb Jewish facilities in the county. A three-judge panel, ruling in the case of Aakash Dalal, said the issue arose when prosecutors revealed that they intend to offer evidence at trial that Dalal had threatened the lives of two Bergen County judges. Comment?
Nov 20, 2014 | via Patch.com
Mynasia Petty, 23, of Lodi was arrested Monday for allegedly striking a 2-year-old boy "several times on his legs with a belt, causing significant bruising," Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Staff members at the boy's daycare observed the bruising and contacted the Division of Child Protection and Permanency . Comment?
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