BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Here's a look at the stories that topped Bergen County news this week:
A career criminal from Paterson fought for nearly five minutes with an off-duty Fair Lawn police veteran who interrupted a shoplifting.
A Lyndhurst police officer on the lookout for a burglar who bolted after he broke into a local school and stole computer equipment early Friday arrested a 46-year-old Morristown man hours later, authorities said.
A Port Authority police officer tackled a suicidal 17-year-old girl as she ran to the railing of the George Washington Bridge looking to jump Wednesday morning.
Hundreds of community members gathered in front of Garfield High School as a parade of police cars escorted Paralympian Gianfranco Iannotta back from Newark Airport.
Beyoncé's song "Freedom" was the key to just that for an up-and-coming music producer from Park Ridge.