PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. — Here's a look at the five stories that topped news in Passaic County last week:
RIP, SANTA: The man who many considered the “Real Santa Claus” and the most popular Santa in North Jersey passed away Friday.
SWIPER, NO SWIPING: An off-duty Lodi police officer led his Wayne colleagues to a 23-year-old township man who they said was following delivery trucks and swiping packages off porches.
CARJACKING : A frantic mother desperately tried to hold onto the steering wheel as a Paterson carjacker drove off with her three children -- ages 2, 4 and 5 -- in the back seat Friday morning, authorities said.
IT'S LIT, CHECK OUT THESE LIGHTS: If it didn't rain this week, Marc DeSomma's Fair Lawn home would have already been shining brightly.
CHILD PORN TRAFFICKING: Passaic County sheriff's investigators tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children arrested a Bloomingdale man on Thursday who they said was trafficking in online child pornography.