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    A driver was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving a commuter bus at the border of Wood-Ridge and South Hackensack. The driver apparently lost control of her 2010 Honda Accord, which hit another vehicle and then the NJ Transit bus No. 160 at Saddle River Avenue and South Main Street -- outside the Blush nightclub and across from St....
    A Hackensack ex-con was jailed after a city woman said he punched her in the face and pointed a gun at her. The alleged victim told police she was arguing with James E. Braxton, 51, when he hit her and then pointed a handgun at her before fleeing in his truck, said Capt. Darrin DeWitt, the officer in charge of...
    A tractor-trailer driver was critically injured when he was pinned between his cab door and a bollard during a delivery in Hackensack, authorities said. The 52-year-old driver from the Douglaston-Little Neck section of Queens had gotten out after backing the rig down a slight slope into the furniture warehouse on McKinley Street shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, Hackensack Police Lt....
    The husband of a Hackensack woman who played dead for 45 minutes after he slashed her throat was sentenced to 14 years in state prison for the gruesome attack. Prosecutors said Jergere Minaya-Acosta, 52, believed his wife was cheating on him when he deliberately stabbed her twice in their Coles Avenue apartment in April 2019. Rosanna Cuevas played dead while...
    HACKENSACK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are charging a man with attacking and trying to hijack driving school instructors in New jersey.Isiah Pringle was arrested on Friday in Hackensack.Police say he approached adult students and their teachers while they were taking driving lessons in a Stop and Shop parking lot around 10:55 a.m.They say Pringle tried to pull a female...
    An 18-year-old New Jersey woman was killed and two others injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 in Kansas, authorities say. A rental box truck traveling west around 6:15 a.m. Monday, crossed into the center median several times and rolled over, according to Kansas Highway Patrol. Hackensack's Isabella L. Carroll died, while Joshua A. Mejias Ramos, 23, of Philadelphia, and Brian...
    A Hackensack teen girl was killed, and two other area residents injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 in Kansas, authorities say. A rental box truck was traveling west around 6:15 a.m. when the vehicle crossed into the center median several times and rolled over, killing 18-year-old Isabella L. Carroll, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Joshua A. Mejias Ramos, 23,...
    A South Hackensack parolee who’s spent the majority of the past decade in prison fired shots at a trio of people outside Mother's Ale House in Wayne, authorities charged. Robert Jackson, 33, was captured by South Hackensack police in the area of Grove Street and Phillips Avenue last week and turned over to authorities in Passaic County. A judge in...
    A Fair Lawn man was jailed after a 2-year-old child swallowed illegal drugs at an apartment he shares with the toddler’s mother, authorities said Thursday. Authorities had already charged his wife, Mariel DeVargas, 23, of Langan Court, before arresting Ramon Vargas, 48, on child endangerment charges. It began when the then-unresponsive child was brought to Hackensack University Medical Center on...
    A speeding motorcyclist was killed in a Labor Day weekend collision with an SUV near Hackensack High School, police said. Responding officers conducted CPR on an unresponsive Larry Fields, 41, of Paterson following the 11:20 p.m. crash Saturday at the intersection of First Street and American Legion Drive, said Capt. Darrin DeWitt.  An ambulance took him to Hackensack University Medical...
    A Hackensack man with a history of fighting with police tried to disarm a Garfield officer during a struggle in an ambulance, authorities said. Michael Rufrano, 45, was acting irrational when officers responding to a 911 call found him outside a home on Garwood Court North, Capt. Richard Uram said Friday. Rufrano agreed to be taken to a hospital for...
    Detectives investigating a pair of smash-in burglaries at two local businesses didn’t have to go far to identify a suspect. Surveillance video made it easy after $4,500 in cash was taken from a register and safe at El Pautinito Restaurant on Kansas Street and $37 was stolen from Eileen Grocery on Lodi Street two days later, they said. Shajee Jackson remained...
    HACKENSACK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating a deadly stabbing that appears to be the result of a domestic dispute in New Jersey.A man was found stabbed to death inside a home on Fairmount Avenue just after 8:20 p.m. in Hackensack.A woman was also found stabbed outside of the home and rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center where she...
    HACKENSACK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating a deadly stabbing that appears to be the result of a domestic dispute in New Jersey.A man was found stabbed to death inside a home on Fairmount Avenue just after 8:20 p.m. in Hackensack.A woman was also found stabbed outside of the home and rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center.One person is...
    UPDATE: A bus company employee who stabbed and killed a fellow Palisades Park resident fled to Maryland, where he was captured, authorities said. Jose M. Rivera Mes, 29, remained held in the Prince George’s County Jail in Upper Marlboro, MD pending extradition to New Jersey to face murder and weapons charges in Superior Court in Hackensack. Rivera-Mes stabbed Danilo Gonzalez-Flores,...
    A driver was hospitalized with what responders said were compound leg and ankle fractures after a freakish crash Thursday afternoon in River Edge. The Honda Civic ended up atop a bollard in the parking lot of the CVS on Kinderkamack Road at Rutgers Place near the Hackensack border around 3 p.m. Firefighters doused a blaze in the engine compartment and...
    A Hackensack woman was sexually assaulted in broad daylight by a Yonkers man who was tracked down and captured a short time later, authorities said. Hackensack police who responded to Euclid Avenue found the 41-year-old victim on the ground with blood on her arms, hands and legs shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, said Capt. Darrin DeWitt, the officer in charge...
    An Ecuadoran national was drunk when he crashed his Jeep into a traffic signal during a pre-dawn police chase in Hackensack and then took off on foot before dawn Monday, authorities said. Segundo Tapia-Yunganaula, 24, who lives in Hackensack, was speeding down Linden Street when Sgt. Richard Melber tried to stop him shortly after 2 a.m., Detective Lt. Michael Antista...
    A Hells Angels member with a record was arrested after Hackensack police found him carrying a loaded gun and drugs, authorities said. Narcotics detectives stopped a 2018 Jeep Wrangler driven by Mark E. Johnson, 44, on the eastbound Route 80 entrance ramp off Polifly Road shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators had witnessed a drug deal involving Johnson moments earlier,...
    It was outside a Hackensack apartment complex that Willy Mann's father was brutally killed during his 2nd birthday party 24 years ago. Now Mann himself stands charged with attempted murder for shooting an Englewood man in the very same neighborhood. Responding officers found the 28-year-old victim in the back seat of a Nissan Maxima with multiple gunshot wounds, including one in...
    An Englewood man was shot and critically wounded at a Hackensack apartment complex late Sunday, responders said. Responding officers found the 28-year-old victim in the back seat of a Nissan Maxima with multiple gunshot wounds, including one in the neck, outside the Alston Arms on Newman Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. They conducted CPR before the victim was taken to...
    A tractor-trailer hit three vehicles, severely damaging one of them, in South Hackensack late Wednesday, authorities said.The driver of the Crystal Freight rig out of Loveland, Ohio was headed to an Amazon facility in Teterboro when he turned down the wrong street shortly before 11 p.m., Detective Capt. Robert Chinchar said. The 18-wheeler stuck and dragged a 2019 Toyota Camry that,...
    A South Hackensack pedestrian was hospitalized -- and got a summons -- after he was struck crossing a Hackensack street, authorities said. The 34-year-old pedestrian "was crossing Kansas Street mid-block when he was struck by a 2017 Ford Mustang operated by a 19 year old Hackensack resident" shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, Police Capt. Nicole Foley said. "A witness confirmed...
    A 48-year-old Hackensack man was wounded overnight in Paterson as almost-daily gunfire in the city continued, authorities confirmed. The victim was expected to survive after being shot in the arm outside what once was a barber shop in the 400 block of Market Street between Seeley and Rose Street shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, responders said. He was taken for...
    UPDATE: A Saddle Brook driver responsible for a fiery wrong-way head-on crash in Paramus that severely injured the other motorist was drunk at the time, authorities said Monday. Robert Stevens, 63, was driving a 2010 BMW X5 that witnesses said veered into oncoming traffic on Paramus Road near Alpine Drive and slammed into a 2019 Honda CRV driven by Theresa Plummer,...
    UPDATE: A Queens man remained jailed after police said he stabbed a Route 17 gas station attendant in Paramus. Kevin Reid, 38, argued with the attendant over the use of a Speedway pass at the Speedway station on the southbound highway near A&S Drive on Wednesday, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said. Reid then pulled a knife and stabbed the 23-year-old...
    UPDATE: It didn't take long for Ridgefield Park police to help their colleagues nab a third man involved in stealing a cab in Union City that crashed during a chase in Fairview. Michael Hernandez was with two Union City men who stole a cab in the city before heading to Fairview, authorities said. Village police took Hernandez, 22, into custody at...
    Thieves in a cab stolen out of Union City crashed into another vehicle, injuring two occupants, while trying to flee police in Fairview, authorities said. Borough police spotted the stolen 2008 Crown Victoria at Anderson and Day avenues around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after getting a call from the cab company, which had been tracking it on GPS, Police Chief Martin...
    Cash fell from his pockets as a robber ran from a Hackensack 7-Eleven before dawn one recent morning. Police caught him in the McDonald’s parking lot across the street with help from some civilians. Crimestoppers awarded a $500 check to a city couple and their young son for assisting. Pierre Zuniga, Paola Silva and their son, Samuel, collected the...
    A worker crawled out after an excavator tipped over at a Hackensack demolition site Friday afternoon. The 26-year-old Haledon man refused medical treatment after the mishap around 4:30 p.m. at 11 Passaic Street off River Street, Capt. Darrin DeWitt said. "He only had minor scratches," the captain said. City police and firefighters responded, along with a Bergen County Hazardous Materials...
    Little Ferry firefighters and an off-duty Secaucus police officer rescued a young Pompton Lakes driver and passenger following a Route 46 rollover crash. The 21-year-old driver was headed west shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when her 2021 Hyundai Palisade slammed into a 2012 Honda Pilot driven by a 39-year-old Ridgefield Park man that was stopped a red light at Phillips...
    A 17-year-old Hackensack driver fell asleep behind the wheel an instant before a head-on collision in New Milford that injured a Dumont motorist, authorities said. The young driver's northbound Hyundai Elantra crossed into the oncoming lane and slammed into the Volkswagen Tiguan just off the corner of East Woodland Road just after 7 p.m. Monday, Detective Lt. Kevin Van Saders...
    A car that rear-ended a garbage truck resulted in fatal injuries overnight on Route 1&9 in Hudson County, RLS Media reports. The crash happened in the southbound lanes north of the Hackensack River Drawbridge around 1:50 a.m., the outlet says. Crews found the driver trapped inside of the car near the border of Kearny and Jersey City, according to RLS Media....
    Hackensack detectives found a Philadelphia couple carrying a stolen handgun and drugs during a traffic stop, authorities said. Narcotics Squad Detectives Kley Peralta and Reuven Lyak stopped the 2015 Acura sedan at the intersection of River and Kansas streets for equipment violations shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday, Detective Capt. Daniel DeWitt said. The driver, Darinel Perez-Burgos, 28, “had a suspended...
    A 20-something man died of his injuries after being struck by a commuter train Monday afternoon in Hackensack, authorities said. The man was struck by a Pascack Valley Line train near the Essex Street station shortly after 3:30 p.m., they said. The #16523 train had left Hoboken at 2:58 p.m. bound for New Bridge Landing, NJ Transit's Paul Milo said....
    Responders furiously tried to save the life of a man struck by a commuter train Monday afternoon in Hackensack, authorities said. The man was struck near the Essex Street station shortly after 3:30 p.m., they said. Responders were conducting CPR at the scene. Mistaken reports were shared that the victim was pronounced dead immediately after being hit. Those reports were...
    Bail reform strikes again: A judge in Hackensack released a Paterson man hours after Palisades Park police who'd been looking for him for a week and a half charged him with assaulting and robbing a female companion. A passerby had called police after seeing Jamar Jones, 40, assault the woman on Grand Avenue near Route 46 on April 6, Detective...
    A worker from Clifton was seriously injured Monday when he fell 30 feet through the roof of a Hackensack plant that had been severely damaged by fire last fall, authorities said. The 49-year-old laborer was working on repairs on a rusted steel roof at Newman’s Fish Foods when he fell onto the concrete floor below shortly after 9 a.m., Capt....
    UPDATE: A 76-year-old Hackensack resident was holding two handguns when he shot and killed himself behind city police headquarters, authorities said Friday. A city employee spotted the victim slumped over the wheel of his 2020 Hyundai Elantra in the rear parking lot off Central Avenue around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Lt. Anthony DiPersia said.  In his hands were two guns, DiPersia...
    UPDATE: A 76-year-old Hackensack resident was holding two handguns when he shot and killed himself behind city police headquarters, authorities said Friday. A city employee spotted the victim slumped over the wheel of his 2020 Hyundai Elantra in the rear parking lot off Central Avenue around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Lt. Anthony DiPersia said.  In his hands were two guns, DiPersia...
    Police turned to the public for help identifying a patron at a Route 46 strip club who they said stole a sedan and struck another customer in the parking lot as he fled. The man pictured in surveillance photos had been trying to break up a fight in the parking lot at Club Flamingo in South Hackensack around 3 a.m....
    UPDATE: It may be difficult for many to believe, but a 67-year-old driver who sped off after a crash that killed a Hawthorne grandfather as he crossed a Glen Rock street was sentenced to a plea-bargained 364 days in the Bergen County Jail. A clerk with the Criminal Division of Superior Court in Hackensack incorrectly reported a three-year state prison...
    A popular Essex County sushi spot is opening a second location in Bergen County. Sea Shai, located in Nutley, is coming to South Hackensack. The menu includes appetizers like gyoza, edamame, tempura and wings ranging from $4 to $11.  Entrees include a variety of bibimbap, sushi a la carte, regular rolls, specialty rolls, sushi platters, Korean BBQ, bento boxes and...
    Hackensack police seized 128 pounds of pot from a reputed Chinese organized crime member from San Francisco during a traffic stop, authorities said. Narcotics Bureau Detectives Sergio Raneli and Nart Marza stopped the rented 2019 Chrysler Pacifica on eastbound Route 80 after the driver failed to signal, Detective Capt. Darrin DeWitt said. The unemployed driver, Vincent Lee, 35, was unable...
    UPDATE: A driver whose Jeep struck two parked cars before rolling onto its side in Hackensack apparently suffered a medical episode before the crash, authorities said. The 61-year-old city resident told police he thought someone crossed in front of him before he lost control of his 2011 Jeep Cherokee on in front of 350 Prospect Avenue shortly before 8:30 p.m....
    HACKENSACK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities in New Jersey are searching for the person who fatally struck an elderly woman and left the scene.It happened on Thursday, March 4th at around 7:08 p.m. on Polifly Road between Sutton and Martin Avenues in Hackensack.An 81-year-old woman was attempting to cross the street when she was struck by a 2013 to 2014...
    Two firefighters sustained minor injuries when one fell through a floor and another was burned during an overnight blaze in Hackensack, authorities said. The first was treated at the scene, and the burned firefighter was released from St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston after being treated there, Fire Capt. Justin Derevyanik said. The firefighters had been searching for possible trapped...
    HACKENSACK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Two firefighters were injured battling a second alarm house fire in Hackensack, Bergen County.The fire broke out in an unoccupied home just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.Video showed heavy damage to the house on Ames Street.One firefighter was hurt after falling through the second floor and suffering minor burns.Another also suffered minor burns in the home.Both...
    Crumbly. Cinnamonny. Really good. That's what NBC's "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon had to say about B & W Bakery's famous coffee cake. The Hackensack bakery is known locally for its "legendary" coffee cake -- and so one of Fallon's friends bought him some to sample. "If you know me you know I like coffee cake" the former SNL...
    Four occupants required medical attention after their sedan overturned Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, responders said. All four got out of their Toyota after it rolled at the corner of Main and East Salem streets around 1:30 p.m. They were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Hackensack firefighters and police were among the responders and assisted with triage. All four occupants...
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