Cheesy Discovery, River Road Pedestrian Strike Are March's Top Stories

Here's a rundown of March's 10 highest-trafficked stories. Have you read them all?

Saddle Brook Police uncovered a 21-ton shipment of stolen Muenster cheese inside a refrigerated trailer at an NJ Turnpike rest area Tuesday, Police Chief Robert Kugler said.

New York Man Suffers Serious Head Injuries in River Road Strike

A Monroe, N.Y. man, later identified as Igors Cernenoks, was struck by a vehicle just before 4 p.m. on March 16, while crossing River Road at Hopper Avenue. He died from his injuries a couple days later.

Police: Burglar Had 30 Bags of Heroin Up His Butt

During processing at Bergen County Jail, a Glen Rock man charged with burglary and heroin possession was found to have an additional cache of drugs hidden on his person, Fair Lawn police said.

Coyote Sightings Reported in Fair Lawn

Multiple residents reported seeing coyotes roaming the southern end of Fair Lawn in mid-March, police said.

Borough Manager Resigns; Accepts Consulting Gig

Without a commitment from council to extend his contract beyond this year, Fair Lawn borough manager Tom Metzler submitted his letter of resignation, effective the end of May.

Fair Lawn Cutters Voted Best Mascot in New Jersey

The Cutters cruised to a first-round win in the USA Today Top High School Mascot competition, held earlier this month.

Officer Who Sued Retired Captain May Succeed Him

Following the retirement of Capt. Joseph Cook, Lt. Bob Kneer, a 39-year Fair Lawn police veteran, was the only officer eligible to fill the department's Captain vacancy. Kneer was promoted to Captain later in the month.

Police: Man Posing as Cop Coerced Sex Through Threat of Arrest

A Fair Lawn High School graduate who now lives in Garfield was arrested on charges he impersonated a police officer to force sex on a woman in a Fairfield hotel, police said.

Embattled Police Captain Reaches Retirement Agreement with Borough

Fair Lawn police Capt. Joseph Cook, the target of multiple lawsuits and a 2012 internal affairs investigation, retired on the last day of February.

Embattled Fair Lawn Police Capt. Joseph Cook was paid $100,000 to retire and drop a tort claim he filed against the borough as part of his settlement agreement.


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