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Jerry DeMarco

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  1. Don't Fall For IRS Scam, Police In Bergen, Passaic Urge Citizens

    Don't Fall For IRS Scam, Police In Bergen, Passaic Urge Citizens

    As tax season heats up, scammers continue to do serious damage — because many of the victims aren’t aware that the IRS will NEVER call anyone for money, police say.The government also doesn’t email anyone for Social Security numbers, birth dates, bank account numbers, passwords or other personal identification.“The first IRS contact with taxpayers on a tax issue is likely to occur via ...

  2. Rochelle Park Police Captain Catches Burglar In The Act

    Rochelle Park Police Captain Catches Burglar In The Act

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- A Rochelle Park police captain on the lookout for burglars arrested one Wednesday afternoon after spotting him in a garage, authorities said.Capt. William Flannelly was walking the Lexington Avenue area around 1:50 p.m. when he saw movement in the garage, Detective Sgt. Jim DePreta told Daily Voice.Inside, he found 60-year-old Theodore Sutton of Garfield, the ...

  3. Hackensack Police Help Teen Pursue Law Enforcement Dream

    Hackensack Police Help Teen Pursue Law Enforcement Dream

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 15-year-old Hackensack High School sophomore who plans to someday became a forensics detective received $500 in checks from PBA Local 9 and FOP Lodge 16 on Wednesday.The donations will help defray some of the cost for Da'Monique Kelly to attend a special law enforcement program at George Mason University in Virginia this summer.Da'Monique was chosen to represent ...

  4. Self-Respect, Teamwork: Apply For Free Bergen Youth Police Academy

    Self-Respect, Teamwork: Apply For Free Bergen Youth Police Academy

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- It seemed a pie-in-the-sky idea when its creators first pitched it more than a dozen years ago, but a free Bergen County youth police academy at which teens can learn honor, respect and commitment is accepting applications for its 13th class.Paid for with funds forfeited by criminals, the free two-week “day camp” is open to qualified Bergen County high school ...

  5. Here's How Tractor-Trailer Crash Closed Route 17 In Paramus

    Here's How Tractor-Trailer Crash Closed Route 17 In Paramus

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- A disabled tractor-trailer was struck by another on northbound Route 17 in Paramus before dawn Wednesday, flinging steel beams into two cars on the other side of the highway, seriously injuring one of the driver, authorities said. A 63-year-old Jersey City driver was carrying home tiles when his rig broke down in the center lane of the northbound highway just after 5:45 ...

  6. Carlstadt Worker Pinned Under 3,500 Pounds Of Steel Expected To Survive

    Carlstadt Worker Pinned Under 3,500 Pounds Of Steel Expected To Survive

    CARLSTADT, N.J. – A Carlstadt factory worker was expected to survive -- although possibly with the loss of at least one leg -- after a pile of steel plates weighing nearly two tons fell on him Wednesday morning, Daily Voice has learned.Responders worked swiftly and steadily for more than an hour to free the worker, whose legs were pinned beneath the pile in the 9:20 a.m. mishap at the ...

  7. Bergen Chiefs Oppose Edgewater Plan For Police Director

    Bergen Chiefs Oppose Edgewater Plan For Police Director

    EDGEWATER, N.J. -- Nine members of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association attended a meeting Tuesday night in Edgewater, where council members took the first steps toward hiring a civilian police director.The Edgewater force already has an experienced leader in Police Chief William Skidmore, association members said.The chiefs attended "to show our support in retaining the ...

  8. Hillsdale, Westwood Responders Rescue Injured Man From Creek

    Hillsdale, Westwood Responders Rescue Injured Man From Creek

    HILLSDALE, N.J. -- A man who'd fallen down an embankment and into a creek overnight in Hillsdale, hurting his head, was rescued by firefighters and police before being rushed to a waiting medical chopper.Authorities all around credited teamwork of emergency service workers from in town and Westwood.Borough Sgt. Dan McLaughlin and Officer Brian Considine, responding to a call of a man ...

  9. Rochelle Park Police Lieutenant Saves OD Victim Outside County Building

    Rochelle Park Police Lieutenant Saves OD Victim Outside County Building

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- A Rochelle Park police lieutenant revived a woman who’d overdosed on prescription pills Monday morning in front of the Bergen County Board of Social Services building on northbound Route 17.Lt. Dean Pinto found the 43-year-old woman on her back, halfway into the parking lot, just after 9:30 a.m., Chief Robert Flannelly said.“She was unresponsive with shallow ...

  10. Port Authority Police Rappel Team Plucks Fugitive From Fort Lee Cliffs

    Port Authority Police Rappel Team Plucks Fugitive From Fort Lee Cliffs

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A Port Authority Police rappel team corralled a Bronx man wanted for armed robbery from the Palisades in Fort Lee following an undercover drug buy Monday night, authorities said.Anthony Lora, 22, was "clinging dangerously" to a tree about 50 feet above the Hudson River when a PAPD Emergency Services Unit (photo above) got to him, the authority's Joseph ...

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