Man Killed Fleeing Alleged Rape Attempt, 'Road Rage' Death Top Bergen County News
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A man who tried to sexually assault a woman in Fort Lee died in a fiery wreck early Tuesday after he fled on the Palisades Interstate Parkway and crashed into a tree, authorities said.
Two men picked up a woman in New York and were supposed to drive her home to the Bronx, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. The woman was instead driven over the George Washington Bridge into Fort Lee where the driver attempted to assault the woman, Molinelli said.
A convicted felon who served time in a New York prison for shooting a police officer was arrested in Mahwah Wednesday after a foot pursuit across Route 17, Mahwah Police Chief James Batelli said Thursday morning.
Paul G. Samwell, 38, of Beacon, N.Y., was arrested on Independence Day after running from police during a traffic stop on Route 17, Batelli said. According to police, there was a warrant out for Samwell’s arrest for violating parole.
A Paterson woman who jumped from the Route 4 overpass at Saddle River Road Sunday night suffered serious injuries, but is expected to live, police said.
She was transported to the Trauma Center at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for treatment at approximately 8:10 p.m. after jumping some 25 feet from the overpass above Saddle River Road in the area before it merges on to Route 4, adjacent to the Hyatt Place hotel, police said.
Two drivers have been charged in the death of a 63-year-old Teaneck woman who was the victim of a fatal two-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway Sunday, state police said.
Annetta Billingy was the rear passenger in a silver Honda Pilot driven by 20-year-old John Emili of New City, N.Y., Trooper Christopher Kay, a state police spokesman, said Monday. The relationship between Billingy and Emili was not clear.
A meeting of the Bergen County Flood Advisory Committee brought out many residents from the flood affected of New Milford and River Vale who have tired of not seeing results on the issue of flooding in their neighborhoods. According to a large group of residents from River Vale who attended the meeting, "We want action and we want it now," they told Patch. "We're not gonna take it anymore."
"There's been no action, no movement and certainly no results, no solutions to flooding," a resident of River Vale, who asked not to be identified, said.