Cops Cuff Schoolyard Assault Suspect; Animal Cruelty Reported and More in Top County News
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A fourth individual was arrested in connection with the savage attack of a 19-year-old Ridgewood man in Wyckoff, police announced Thursday.
Jesse Moscatello, a 20-year-old Oakland resident, was arrested by Sgt. Michael Ragucci and Detective Sgt. Michael Musto following an extensive investigation of the individuals involved in the July 26 attack.
A horrified resident claims a teen last week stomped to death a fish he'd caught at the Glen Rock Arboretum, as more disturbing reports of alleged animal cruelty begin to emerge in the normally placid Bergen County town.
A Bergen County Grand Jury handed up an indictment charging Charles J. Ann, 26, with the murder of 25-year-old Aena Hong, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.
Ann, who pleaded not guilty to murdering Hong on Feb. 27, was arrested at about 4 a.m. on Feb. 21, at a friend’s apartment in Flushing, Queens, after an 11-hour manhunt.
A Palisades Park woman and a three-year-old child suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when they were hit by a car driven by an 87-year-old Fort Lee woman at the intersection of Center Avenue and Whiteman Street, according to police.
The pedestrian and the child were in the crosswalk, crossing west on Center Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when they were both struck by a 2004 Lexus ES travelling east on Whiteman and making a left turn onto Center, police said.
Mark Mifsud and Luke Kyriazis don't think of themselves as heroes. They happened to be in the right place at the right time and weren't going to be deterred from putting their own lives at risk to save that of a total stranger.
"It wasn't too much of a big deal," Luke grinned on Sunday. But to much of the town, it is a big deal.
The action to many represents an extraordinary bout of courage, particularly for a pair of 14-year-olds who along with a volunteer fireman rescused an elderly woman trapped in a car submerged with water.
Thieves risked electrocution to steal 200 feet of cooper from a PSE&G power substation on Spring Valley Road in Paramus, police reported earlier this week.
The thieves cut through a fence, entered the facility, and cut away 200 feet of copper from the facilities equipment, an "extremely dangerous" act, Paramus Police Lt. John Scully said.