Teen Stabbed at Mall, Armed Robbery and Burglary Charges in Bergen County News
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A 17-year-old male was being treated at a local hospital Thursday after he was allegedly stabbed by three other teens at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus.
According to Paramus Police the teen and a friend left the mall at approximately 7:30 p.m. and had an argument with three other males in their late teens before the incident escalated.
A Garfield woman who attempted to mace a security guard is now facing a slew of charges including armed robbery after police say she tried to make off with stolen liquor at a Glen Rock supermarket.
Mona Branch, 43, entered the Food Basics store on Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday and allegedly grabbed two liquor bottles off the shelf and placed them in her backpack before she was confronted by the security guard.
Cops arrested four individuals they say illegally entered at least two vehicles in Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes and made off with more than $1,000 worth of private property last week, authorities said.
A vigilant Franklin Lakes resident called 911 after he spotted two males walking down his Woodmere Court driveway, which eventually led Franklin Lakes cops to the arrest of three males and one Wyckoff woman.
Fair Lawn Police Capt. Joseph Cook, whose conduct was the subject of a recent internal affairs investigation, will fight the administrative charges brought against him by the borough and seek a hearing before the Office of Administrative Law in Newark, his attorney Patrick Toscano said.
“Captain Cook is a terrific law enforcement officer, who has served the residents of Fair Lawn with distinction and dedication for almost 3 decades,” Toscano wrote in an email.
State officials rejected a bid to open a Hebrew immersion charter school for students in Englewood and Teaneck, saying the school had not proven it was ready and could not supply the required documents.
Shalom Academy Charter School failed to provide a certificate of occupancy for educational use, a fire inspection certificate for educational facilities and a "sanitary inspection report with satisfactory rating," Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf wrote in a letter to school founder Raphael Bachrach.
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