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  • Blimpie owner accused of setting store on fire

    Friday | via NorthJersey.com 

    The former owner of a Hawthorne Blimpie sandwich shop was accused of trying to burn the restaurant down in 2017, authorities said. Former Hawthorne Blimpie sandwich shop owner accused of setting store on fire The former owner of a Hawthorne Blimpie sandwich shop was accused of trying to burn the restaurant down in 2017, authorities said.

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  • Motion for retrial to be filed for vet acquitted of ...

    Wednesday Oct 10 | via The Jersey Journal 

    The attorney for a Navy veteran who last week was acquitted of attempting to kill two police officers in West New York but convicted of other offenses called the verdict contradictory and said he will file a motion for a new trial. Emmanuel Hernandez, 28, was convicted of aggravated assault for firing a handgun at an officer and aggravated assault for running over a police officer's foot during the Feb. 5, 2017 incident, which led to a 12-hour standoff with authorities.

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  • Vet with PTSD not guilty of trying to murder police ...

    Saturday Oct 6 | via The Jersey Journal 

    A West New York veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was found not guilty of attempting to murder two police officers but convicted of lesser charges yesterday. Emmanuel Hernandez, 28, showed no reaction to the verdict in which he was convicted of aggravated assault for firing a handgun at an officer and aggravated assault for running over a police officer's foot during the Feb. 5, 2017, incident.

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  • Jury will now decide if veteran charged with trying ...

    Thursday Oct 4 | via The Jersey Journal 

    That was the question posed by defense attorney Peter Willis in his closing argument at the trial of Emmanuel Hernandez, 28, who is charged with shooting at two police officers outside his 57th Street home on Feb. 5, 2017, prior to a standoff that lasted 12 hours. "There are lots of people who are sick, who are hurting.

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  • Expert testifies vet with PTSD on trial for trying t...

    Wednesday Oct 3 | via The Jersey Journal 

    A psychiatrist testifying at the trial of a West New York veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who is charged with trying to kill two police officers thought he was back in combat when an officer pointed a gun at him. Dr. Mariam Garuba testified that in her medical opinion, Emmanuel Hernandez, 26, likely entered into a disassociated state and believed he was back in combat and trying to protect himself from harm when a police officer pointed his gun at him in 2017.

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  • Navy vet charged with shooting at cops testifies war...

    Tuesday Oct 2 | via The Jersey Journal 

    A West New York veteran took the stand in his own defense yesterday and described the traumatic events that left him with PTSD, including his military service in Iraq and a Miami nightclub shooting in which he was wounded. Emmanuel Hernandez, 28, of 57th Street, is charged with shooting at two police officers on Feb. 5, 2017 outside his home after a high speed chase from a QuickChek in North Bergen.

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  • Expert testifies WNY veteran with PTSD on trial for ...

    Tuesday Oct 2 | via NJ.com 

    JERSEY CITY -- A psychiatrist testifying at the trial of a West New York veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who is charged with trying to kill two police officers thought he was back in combat when an officer pointed a gun at him. Dr. Mariam Garuba testified that in her medical opinion, Emmanuel Hernandez, 26, likely entered into a disassociated state and believed he was back in combat and trying to protect himself from harm when a police officer pointed his gun at him in 2017.

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  • Safe and secure Commissioners introduce ordinance up...

    Saturday Sep 29 | via The Hudson Reporter 

    New York Hotel Trades Council Deputy Political Director Bhav Tiberwal meets with North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco after the Sept. 12 Board of Commissioners' meeting.

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  • Cop describes being shot at during standoff

    Wednesday Sep 26 | via The Jersey Journal 

    Testimony in the trial of a West New York veteran charged with trying to kill two police officers began yesterday with responding officers on the stand, including a former North Bergen cop who described being shot at and returning fire. Emmanuel Hernandez, 28, a Navy veteran who both the defense and state psychiatrists agree suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, is accused of attempting to murder two officers just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2017 in his backyard on 57th Street.

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  • Trial set for veteran charged with shooting at cops ...

    Tuesday Sep 25 | via The Jersey Journal 

    Was a Navy veteran's post-traumatic stress disorder what led him to exchange gunfire with officers during a standoff in 2017 or did he shoot to kill officers during the 12-hour ordeal? That's the question at the heart of Emmanuel Hernandez's attempted murder trial, which is set to begin today with opening statements. Hernandez, a 28-year-old veteran from West New York, is charged with trying to kill police officers during a lengthy and violent standoff with authorities on Feb. 5, 2017.

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  • Veteran suffering from PTSD didn't try to kill cops ...

    Sep 19, 2018 | via The Jersey Journal 

    The attorney for a West New York man charged with trying to kill police officers says his client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in the Navy in the Persian Gulf. "This isn't a case where a defendant is coming up with some excuse with no history and no background and claiming he didn't understand the nature and quality of their acts," said defense attorney Peter Willis who represents Emmanuel Hernandez, 28, whose trial starts Tuesday.

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  • Man arrested with gun, hollow point bullets offered ...

    Sep 4, 2018 | via New Jersey Herald 

    A 21-year-old man who police say had a semi-automatic gun loaded with hollow point ammunition during a Click It or Ticket motor vehicle stop has been offered a plea deal, but a motion filed by his attorney could potentially suppress all evidence found due to a warrantless search by an officer. Police say around 4 p.m. May 26, David Moreira, of North Bergen, was speeding and improperly passing other cars in Byram before he was pulled over.

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  • North Bergen Briefs

    Aug 25, 2018 | via The Hudson Reporter 

    North Bergen police lieutenant arrested for alleged DWI, suspected cocaine possession Police in East Rutherford arrested a North Bergen police lieutenant on Saturday Aug. 11 for alleged DWI and suspected cocaine possession, according to a police press release. Local police responding to a report of a man in a vehicle needing assistance arrested Alex Guzman, who they identified as a lieutenant with the North Bergen police.

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