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  1. ‘Shoot Me!’ Little Ferry Police Rescue Mom Held At Knifepoint By Son

    ‘Shoot Me!’ Little Ferry Police Rescue Mom Held At Knifepoint By Son

    LITTLE FERRY, N.J. – “Go ahead and shoot me!” a man who held a knife to his mother’s throat shouted at Little Ferry police early Friday, authorities said.Omar Abdeirahim, 18, refused several commands to drop the knife, but his mother somehow managed to knock the weapon down the stairs, they said.Abdeirahim “tightened his head lock on his mother,” at which point the officers rushed him ...

  2. Sent Money To Scammers Via Western Union? You Could Get Some Back

    Sent Money To Scammers Via Western Union? You Could Get Some Back

    If you were conned into sending money to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service, you could get some back.You could qualify for compensation if you were the victim of a fraud-induced money transfer using Western Union services between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 -- part of a $586 million settlement with the company by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.The ...

  3. Wyckoff PD: NYC Trio Nabbed In Mahwah Involved In Credit Card Fraud

    Wyckoff PD: NYC Trio Nabbed In Mahwah Involved In Credit Card Fraud

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – Three New York City men involved in credit card fraud were arrested by Wyckoff police in Mahwah thanks to an alert business owner, authorities said.The owner called police just after 3 p.m. Tuesday to report a suspicious vehicle in the business lot occupied by three people – one of whom went to a nearby bank, Lt. Joseph Soto said.Responding to the call, Officer Terrance ...

  4. Sheriff: Hawthorne Man Was Sharing Child Porn When Detectives Burst In

    Sheriff: Hawthorne Man Was Sharing Child Porn When Detectives Burst In

    HAWTHORNE, N.J. – A 62-year-old Hawthorne man was trafficking child pornography when detectives busted in on him, authorities said.Patrick Chu “was downloading and distributing videos of child pornography,” Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said, when members of his Internet Crime Unit and prosecutor’s detectives raided Chu’s North 8th Street apartment on Thursday.They arrested ...

  5. Carlstadt PD: Fleeing Car Burglars Tracked Down

    Carlstadt PD: Fleeing Car Burglars Tracked Down

    CARLSTADT, N.J. – Carlstadt police tracked down a pair of fleeing car burglars thanks to an off-duty officer and Bergen County sheriff’s K-9, authorities said.The officer notified his colleagues that Rashawn Vaughan, 20, and Thomas Hansen, 23, of Passaic were walking along Jefferson Street near Fritch Avenue on Thursday, “pulling on car door handles in an attempt to find unlocked ...

  6. Haledon Man, 65, Struck, Killed Outside Paterson Dunkin Donuts

    Haledon Man, 65, Struck, Killed Outside Paterson Dunkin Donuts

    PATERSON, N.J. – A 65-year-old Haledon man was struck and killed Thursday night outside a Paterson Dunkin Donuts, authorities said.Jose Furtado was struck by a 1999 GMC Savana van on store property near the intersection of Route 20 and East 33rd Street around 7 p.m., authorities said.Neither the 59-year-old van driver -- who also is from Haledon -- nor his passenger, a 15-year-old ...

  7. 2 Convicted Of Cruelty For 26 Pups Stuffed Into Van Behind Garfield Walmart

    2 Convicted Of Cruelty For 26 Pups Stuffed Into Van Behind Garfield Walmart

    GARFIELD, N.J. -- Two Florida residents were convicted of animal cruelty Thursday for packing 26 thirsty, imported puppies into a minivan found parked behind the Walmart in Garfield.A judge in Hackensack ordered that all 26 puppies be surrendered to foster families who have cared for them over the past few months while convicting Vanessa Millan, 31, and Elaine Ramos, 27.Charges were ...

  8. Ridgewood School Officials Accused Of Covering Up Cyber-Bullying, Assault

    Ridgewood School Officials Accused Of Covering Up Cyber-Bullying, Assault

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Ridgewood school officials tried to cover up a series of incidents in which a 14-year-old girl was cyber-bullied by another student and a boy who tried to defend her was severely beaten, a defense attorney said Thursday.Another student “disseminated a private photograph of her via Snapchat to many students of the high school,” said defense lawyer Rosemarie Arnold, who ...

  9. Wyckoff PD: Five-Member Stolen Car Tag Team Busted After Predawn Chase

    Wyckoff PD: Five-Member Stolen Car Tag Team Busted After Predawn Chase

    WYCKOFF, N.J. – A car theft tag-team was tackled by Wyckoff and Port Authority police before dawn Thursday after one of the vehicles sped off, authorities said.An alert resident reported seeing a man get out of one of two suspicious vehicles, walk up to his driveway and approach one of his cars around 3:40 a.m., Lt. Joseph Soto said.The resident confronted the would-be thief, who fled ...

  10. Man Who Conned Elderly 'Lottery Winners' Of $578,000 Gets Prison Time

    Man Who Conned Elderly 'Lottery Winners' Of $578,000 Gets Prison Time

    A Jamaican resident was sentenced Thursday to 63 months in federal prison for swindling elderly U.S. residents out of their money by telling them they'd won millions in lotteries.There's no parole in the federal prison system, meaning Ricardo Reid, 32, must serve nearly the entire term.Reid previously admitted in U.S. District Court in Newark that he bought mailing lists of elderly ...

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