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    BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- One person was arrested after gunfire was exchanged between a suspect and police officers in Brooklyn Sunday.According to the NYPD, the incident happened Sunday morning at Myrtle Avenue and Fleet Walk near a NYCHA building complex.They say the New Rochelle Police Department were trying to arrest someone in a vehicle when gunfire was exchanged between...
    A motorist being followed by a Rochelle Park police officer suddenly drove into oncoming traffic between two tractor-trailers before he was found carrying a loaded gun and ammo, authorities said. Officer Chris Kiszka pulled behind the black BMW with an expired temporary Texas license plate on Essex Street around 11 a.m. Monday, Lt. James DePreta said. The driver -- later...
    A driver wanted on a warrant was carrying a loaded gun in his pocket when an Rochelle Park police officer stopped him, authorities said. Officer Chris Kiszka stopped the 2004 Toyota Solara driven by Raymond Hood, 30, of Palmerton, PA for several violations on West Passaic Street around 9 p.m. Friday, Lt. James DePreta said. A computer check turned up...
    A grizzly scene played out at a Westchester park when the lifeless body of a dead man was found near a local library. Early on Tuesday, Sept. 14, a 37-year-old homeless man, whose name has not been released, was found unresponsive in Ruby Dee Park in New Rochelle, reportedly near the entrance on Huguenot Street. Police were called to the...
    How low can someone go? Rochelle Park firefighters found out when a Clifton man tried to snatch police life jackets and safety ropes from their rescue boat Thursday night, authorities said. The rescuers had left the boat on West Passaic Street, just beyond the floodwaters, after saving several victims and shuttling police to headquarters flooded by Tropical Storm Ida. Dispatcher...
    An upstate New York ex-con busted for drugs two months ago was illegally carrying hollow-point ammo, along with some drugs, when he was stopped on Route 17 before dawn Tuesday, Rochelle Park police said. Stephone Salley, 25, of Schenectady had been free pending trial since early June, when New York State Police said they found him carrying heroin, cocaine, fentanyl...
    A Garfield woman was drunk when she drove the wrong way on Route 17 and crashed her SUV into a minivan carrying a family of six before dawn Tuesday in Rochelle Park, authorities said. The 23-year-old motorist was headed north in the southbound lane near Grove Street when her Lexus slammed into the minivan carrying two adults and six juveniles...
    Rumba Cubana has opened its Rochelle Park location. This is the Cuban chain's fifth location and first in Bergen County. Other locations are in Clifton, Jersey City, Guttenberg and North Bergen. Click here for the website and menu. Rumba Cubana is located at 55 Route 17 South, in Rochelle Park.
    A BMW owner fought Rochelle Park police after trying to retrieve his disabled car from a local auto body shop, authorities said. Responding to the call, Sgt. Chris Bermudez and Officer Brian Monico found Erin Andres Espinal, 26, of Brooklyn in a restricted area of the Essex Street shop refusing to leave his 335i, Lt. James DePreta said. When they...
    Rochelle Park police continued a series of drug arrests along busy Route 17. Officer Chris Kizcka stopped a Kia Forte for equipment violations on the northbound highway on Monday and found 250 bags of heroin, some pot and $600 in suspected proceeds after getting consent to search the vehicle, Lt. James DePreta said. Assisted by Sgt. Jared Shatkin, Kizcka arrested...
    WESTCHESTER CO. (WABC) -- The Westchester County city where the first case of COVID-19 in New York was detected is set to mark a significant milestone this weekend.The tents of the first mass COVID testing site came down Friday at Glen Island Park where they've been in place for over a year.It was March 13, 2020, when the state opened...
    A Rochelle Park police officer stopped what turned out to be a stolen car and found a trio carrying a machete, crack and stolen license plates, authorities said. Officer Chris Kiszka stopped the silver Toyota Corolla, which was missing a front license plate, in a stolen on Essex Street early Saturday, Lt. James DePreta said. He immediately spotted a machete...
    A Rochelle Park police officer found a couple carrying a loaded gun during a traffic stop Tuesday, authorities said. Officer Franklin Laboy pulled over a Nissan Sentra with tinted windows on West Passaic Street and found the 9mm SCCY CPX hangun under the front passenger seat, Lt. James DePreta said. Laboy summoned backup and arrested the driver, Jamal Mattiex of...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon, as the Red Sox play their first game in more than a year there at full capacity. Walensky took over at the CDC in January. She is the former chief of the division...
    A Newark man who paid for sex with an underage girl got mugged instead, said Rochelle Park police who took four people into custody -- including him. An injured Samati Kokou, 36, came running into Fire Department headquarters Saturday night seeking help, Lt. James DePreta said. He had driven to Central Avenue, he said, where he gave a 16-year-old girl...
    A speeding Morris County driver who ran from a traffic stop was flushed from a nearby brook by Rochelle Park police before dawn Thursday, authorities said. Tajay Turner, 25, of Rockaway at first tried to elude Officer Chris Kiszka on Rochelle Avenue in his Honda Accord but eventually pulled over on West Passaic Street shortly after midnight, Detective Lt. James...
    A rehab patient hit a Rochelle Park police officer in the head with his wheelchair's foot rest, causing an injury, during a disturbance at a local nursing facility, authorities said. Officers responding to an 8:30 p.m. call Monday of a patient behaving erratically at Alaris Health Facility North tried to calm Michael Malia, 38, of Bloomfield so he could be...
    A serial car thief from the Bronx who's repeatedly victimized high-end dealerships was already being sought for a Rochelle Park theft when she did it again – using another stolen ride, authorities said. Nyaomi James, 19,  was spotted on the property of Park Avenue Acura on Route 17 a short time before a 2019 Acura RDX was stolen earlier this year...
    Rochelle Park police nabbed a phone scammer from the Bronx who convinced an elderly victim to mail $7,800 in cash that he said was needed to bail out his just-arrested grandson, authorities said. Posing as a police officer, a caller told the 80-something Washington State resident that his grandson had been arrested, Detective Lt. James DePreta said. The caller said...
    Rochelle Park police nabbed a phone scammer from the Bronx who convinced an elderly victim to mail $7,800 in cash that he said was needed to bail out his just-arrested grandson. Posing as a police officer, a caller told the 80-something Washington State resident that his grandson had been arrested, Detective Lt. James DePreta said. The caller said his son...
    A group of young thugs, one armed with a knife, robbed a Rochelle Park 7-Eleven overnight Wednesday of $2,000 in cash. The gang of four -- all in their late teens to early 20s -- entered the convenience store at the Essex Street service station shortly after midnight, Lt. James M. DePreta said. The one with the knife and two...
    A driver who tried to elude Rochelle Park police by wading through a frigid brook after crashing a vehicle ended up hospitalized and in custody instead, authorities said. Thomas Overton, 18, of the Bronx nearly struck the owner whose car he’d just hit at the intersection of Berdan Street and South Drive as he fled the scene shortly after 5:30...
    UPDATE: A Maryland man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle struck a truck from behind on Route 17 in Rochelle Park, authorities said. Another driver apparently cut in front of the "bobtail" - a large tractor without a trailer attached -- around 8:30 p.m., forcing the trucker to hit the brakes,  responders said. The 41-year-old motorcyclist from Montgomery Village,...
    A quartet of Puerto Rican nationals found with a kilo of cocaine and $20,000 in cash at a Rochelle Park hotel were about to leave the country, authorities said. The quartet told police they were on their way back home when Sgt. Jared Shatkin alerted Detective Brian Gallina and fellow officers to their suspicious rented Chevy Blazer in the hotel...
    A Rochelle Park police officer found a handgun after stopping a car driven by an ex-con from Newark on Route 17. Officer Chris Kiszka stopped the gray Infiniti for having a headlight out, among other infractions, on the southbound highway shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, Lt. James DePreta said. Kiszka immediately detected the odor of pot in the car, then...
    A wanted Long Island man who got away with buying a motorcycle with a stolen ID got caught by Rochelle Park police when he tried it again, authorities said. This time, Thomas Derosa, 52, of Sayville presented identification stolen from a Texas man to finance the purchase of a $31,000 motorcycle at Bergen County Harley-Davidson this weekend, Lt. James DePreta...
    A Rochelle Park police sergeant who stopped a swerving vehicle on Route 17 found two out-of-state men transporting six pounds of pot, more than $19,000 in cash, $4,000 in Home Depot gift cards and $2,000 worth of money orders, authorities said. Sgt. Jared Shatkin stopped the rented Chevy just before midnight Tuesday, Lt. James DePreta said. The driver had “committed...
    A tragedy was prevented when a Hudson County driver reaching for a gun was quickly subdued during a weekend brawl between him, his passenger and police outside a Rochelle Park 7-Eleven, authorities said. A white Cadillac bearing New York license plates taken from another vehicle was headed north on Rochelle Avenue when Officer Chris Kiszka stopped it Saturday afternoon, Detective...
    A new Rochelle Park police officer still in field training made a drug arrest after stopping a driver from Bogota who failed to scrape snow from this week's storm off his car, authorities said. Officer Chris Kiszka, who recently transferred from the Jersey City Police Department, stopped the vehicle on Essex Street around 8:30 p.m. Thursday for several violations, Detective...
    A Rochelle Park police officer early Saturday found an Englewood passenger in a traffic stop carrying a loaded gun bought on the streets of Paterson, authorities said. Acting Sgt. Jared Shatkin stopped a vehicle on Route 17 and searched it after smelling pot, Detective Lt. James DePreta said. Shatkin found a .380-caliber handgun, along with some marijuana and drug paraphernalia,...
    A driver sustained a minor injury after a collision Monday night sent her Jeep into a Paramus bank building. Both vehicles were towed after the crash on South Fairview Avenue near the Rochelle Park border shortly before 8:30 p.m. Paramus and Rochelle Park police and Rochelle Park firefighters and EMS were among the responders. A building inspector also was summoned...
    A new wood-burning pizzeria has opened in Maywood. Amici's Italian Restaurant offers "a taste of Naples," its website says.  The pizzeria is located at 28 West Pleasant Ave., and offers pizza (including specialty pies), pasta, chicken, wraps, calzones, cold sandwiches and more. Amici's is open for dine-in, pick-up or delivery. Delivery is available to Rochelle Park, Maywood, Hackensack, Paramus, Rochelle Park, River...
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — A property at 43 Calton Avenue E Unit: 6O in New Rochelle is listed at $625,000. Check out the details of this listing: Type: Property MLS ID: H6082173 Built in 1928 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Half Bath Copyright 2020 Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. See More Info About this Listing...
    A Rochelle Park police officer rescued a man who was kidnapped from a local motel by two Passaic County men after an accomplice fled with their money in a scam gone wrong, authorities said. Amady Kourouma, 31, of New York and a partner convinced the two Passaic County men that they could earn $60,000 by purchasing “dirty” money from them...
    An off-duty Hackensack firefighter pulled a local driver through the window of a pickup truck and helped resuscitate him following a crash on Route 80 in Elmwood Park, authorities said. The driver's GMC Sierra struck three other vehicles before slamming into the concrete divider on the westbound highway around 3:45 p.m., State Police said. Deputy Chief John Taylor was headed...
    A Rochelle Park Township Committee member who accused Mayor Nicholas LiBassi of using his wheelchair as a “prop” to get elected has been censured by a majority of her colleagues. “The only reason you got elected was because of your wheelchair,” Committeewoman Linda Boniface told the mayor during a June closed session, according to a censure resolution approved by a...
    CLAPOUT: One thing the coronavirus can’t prevent is the clap-out for retiring police veterans like the one held Friday for Rochelle Park Chief Robert Flannelly and his brother, Capt. William Flannelly. Fellow department members, other emergency responders, current and retired chiefs from other towns and borough well wishers wore masks and social distanced during a rousing sendoff outside headquarters for...
    Two out-of-state thieves who illegally collected nearly $55,000 by purchasing 61 money orders at post offices throughout New Jersey in a single day were thwarted by newly-appointed Rochelle Park Police Chief Dean Pinto, authorities said. Pinto, who officially becomes chief this Saturday, was waiting on line at the borough post office Thursday when he saw one of the suspects buy...
    Two men charged with stealing dozens of packages from residents' porches in several Bergen County towns robbed a bicyclist on a Hackensack street the same day they were released from custody, authorities said Wednesday. Rochelle Park police last Friday captured Kelvin Hernandez Brioso and Francisco Castillo Rodriguez, both 22 of Hackensack, following a string of package thefts. They sent both...
    Spotting what had become a notorious white pickup truck, a Hackensack special police officer helped Rochelle Park police detectives nab three accused porch pirates who they said snatched packages from residents in several Bergen County towns. They also found 32 stolen packages in the bed and cab of the 2015 Ford F-150. Rochelle Park Dispatcher Mike Columbini, who is also...
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