Death of Student, Lemonade Flashing Were Top Reads in August

Take a gander at the ten highest trafficked stories last month.

The village mourned the loss of 16-year-old rising senior Nick Campanello, who officials said died at the hospital after falling victim to an asthma attack in the early morning hours of Aug. 8. Campanello was remembered as a fun-loving kid with an uncanny ability to make those around him laugh.

Police allege 46-year-old Sean Malone, of Prospect Street in Ridgewood, attempted to flash his genitals to several girls under the age of 13 running a lemonade stand in Glen Rock. Police said Malone was upset the girls didn't use recyclable cups and fled the scene after a woman supervising the girls saw his genitals.

Kenneth Gincley, 43, was found slumped in the seat of his SUV on Aug. 4. at a Glen Rock parking lot. His death was not considered suspicious.

In the search for answers as to why Tyler Clementi took his own life, the late violinist's family decided to leave Grace Church in Ridgewood because they disagree that homosexuality is a sin.

Cornered by police after an alleged liquor theft gone wrong,Paterson man John Johnson, 25, leaped several stories from a Stop & Shop ledge before tackled and arrested by police.

Volunteers at the Thielke Arboretum in Glen Rock suspect a teen is responsible for stomping to death a fish caught in the pond. A turtle was also reportedly crushed, though it's unclear who – or what – might be responsible for its death.

Police claim Juan Cueva, 47, of Ridgewood, grabbed and twisted the hand of Officer Shane Broglia in attempt to injure the cop. He also was charged with resisting arrest and violation of a court order.

A midday burglar in Ridgewood apparently was not a dog person, hitting up a Northern Parkway home and letting the owner's five dogs flee the property on his way out. A kind-hearted neighbor retrieved the dogs and called police.

A member of an alleged Albanian prescription drug fraud ring was apprehended in Staten Island after a period on the lam. Glen Rock police say Sazana Sadiku and several male accomplices hit more than 40 pharmacies – including in Glen Rock – and obtained $100,000 worth of Oxycodone pills.

Kervin Paras, 19, of Bergenfield, allegedly led police on a wild high speed chase spanning several towns before he struck a utility pole and wiped out in Ridgewood. He suffered minor injuries in the accident and faces numerous motor vehicle charges.


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