Scammer Sentenced, High Speed Crash Kills N.Y. Man, Bank Robbery Bust
Here are just a few of the most compelling stories this week from around Bergen County...
Following a week-long investigation into the June 6 Hudson City Savings Bank robbery, River Edge Police arrested Darrel Johnson, 29, of Englewood late Wednesday at a Hackensack apartment. Johnson, who has been charged with one count of robbery, was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.
A 33-year-old Teaneck man was sentenced today to more than five years in prison for scamming a New York City bank and two individuals out of more than $200,000 while free on bail for a separate multi-million dollar swindle, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.
A 30-year-old New York man traveling at high speed was ejected and killed after colliding with several vehicles Wednesday night in Paramus, police said.
Investigators are attempting to determine if the victim of a fatal car accident on Route 17 lost control of his vehicle due to reckless driving, health, or other issues on Wednesday just before 10 p.m.
East Rutherford Police caught up with and arrested a suspect in Newark who allegedly stole a vehicle from a Paramus Starbucks on Route 17 South just after 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday.
Cops say they chased down 24-year-old Newark resident David A. Rodgers Jr. after he stole a 2005 black Toyota Sequoia from the parking lot of a Starbucks on Route 17 South.
Residents in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Wyckoff and Midland Park will be paying more money for their water following the Ridgewood Village Council's unanimous decision to hike rates an additional 2 percent.
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