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Ridgefield Park Police Investigate Alleged Assault, Hate Crime Committed Against 14-Year-Old

Police in Ridgefield Park NJ are investigating the alleged assault of a 14-year-old child. According to law enforcement, four suspects attacked the victim as he walked alone in a residential area in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. The attack occurred shortly after school ended for the day at 3:00 p.m. The victim later told Ridgefield Park…Continue Reading

Five Minors Charged with Arson for Allegedly Setting Fire to Abandoned Building in Wood-Ridge, NJ

Several minors have been charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to a vacant building in Wood-Ridge, NJ. The fire reportedly caused significant property damage to a vacant building at the Curtiss Wright complex in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. After starting the fire, the suspects allegedly ran away and fled the scene. The Wood-Ridge Police Department…Continue Reading

Teenager Accused of Threatening to Kill People at Fort Lee NJ Private School, Charged with Terroristic Threats

A young girl faces charges for terroristic threats after she allegedly threatened to kill people at a private special needs school in Fort Lee, New Jersey. According to authorities, the 17-year-old girl called the YCS Fort Lee Education Center, a private school, shortly after 3 p.m. The caller reportedly told the person on the other…Continue Reading

Teenage Driver Avoids Vehicular Homicide Charges in Accident That Killed Emerson NJ High School Senior

The teenager who was behind the wheel of a car that flipped and killed an Emerson high school senior was cited for a juvenile delinquency charge. According to Bergen County prosecutors, the 17-year-old suspect was driving a Nissan Pathfinder that was involved in a serious accident on Hasbrouck Avenue in Emerson, NJ. The suspect was…Continue Reading

Fair Lawn Police Arrest 11-Year-Old Boy Who Allegedly Tried to Steal Paintball Guns

An 11-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly attempting to steal paintball guns and accessories in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Fair Lawn police officers responded to a burglar alarm at New Breed Paintball, a store on Fair Lawn Avenue. When a police officer arrived at the business, he reportedly saw that a glass door in the…Continue Reading

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Bergen County Decision to Try Then-Juveniles as Adults

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office announced yesterday that two 20-year-old Paramus residents will be tried as adults in an aggravated sexual assault case dating back to 2011, following an NJ Supreme Court ruling that upheld the original decision to waive the charges up from juvenile court. The defendants, then 16-year-old Matthew Hazuda and 17-year-old Rahul Mathew, were…Continue Reading

New Jersey Legalizes Sports Betting Despite Federal Ban

Following a recent directive by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the State government’s subsequent legalization of sports betting, a horse racing track in Monmouth County is scheduled to open for business on Sunday, September 14th. This represents a significant shift in State policy regarding gambling, which is still considered illegal in most states under…Continue Reading

Underage Drinking at Franklin Lakes Residence Leads to Multiple Arrests

Officers from the Franklin Lakes Police Department recently charged four adults and two juveniles with underage drinking-related offenses after a local party resulted in the hospitalization of two teenage girls. According to Detective Lieutenant John Bakelaar of the Franklin Lakes Police Department, law enforcement officials were notified of a party being held at a residence…Continue Reading

Update: Bergen County Prosecutor Downgrades Charges Against Teaneck High School Students

As a follow-up to an ongoing case involving a senior prank at Teaneck High School which resulted in the arrests of over 60 students, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office recently decided to downgrade the charges against the defendants. According to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli, 24 of the defendants, who legally qualify as adults,…Continue Reading

Over 60 Students Arrested after Teaneck High School Break-in

In what appears to be a senior prank involving breaking and entering and vandalism, over 60 students from Teaneck High School were arrested last night and are now facing charges for burglary and criminal mischief. According to Robert Carney, Acting Police Chief at the Teaneck Police Department, the mass of students allegedly trespassed on school…Continue Reading

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