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MAN CHARGED IN FRANKLIN LAKES ARSON INVESTIGATION

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KEITH KOEPPEL (DOB: 05/20/1958; single; employed as an auto salesman) of 770 Kingsland Avenue, 2nd floor, Ridgefield, NJ on charges of Aggravated Arson and Criminal Mischief. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Franklin Lakes Police Department under the direction of Chief Carmine Pezzuti.

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FRANKLIN LAKES DOCTOR CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

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Franklin Lakes NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of DR. LORENZO PUERTAS (DOB: 09/02/1940; married; Executive Director of Psych-Ed Services, Inc.) of 781 Comanche Lane, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey on charges of Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Joseph Fulco, and the Franklin Lakes Police Department under the direction of Chief Carmine Pezzuti.

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Muti Vehicle Collision Including and Oakland Police Car Sends 2 to the Hospital

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Oakland NJ, Oakland Police, Oakland Fire Department, Oakland EMS, and Franklin Lakes EMS responded to aid the victims of a Wednesday afternoon, 10/17, rollover crash in front of 392 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland. A total of four (4) vehicles were involved in the collision, including a marked Oakland police SUV, which appeared to have been parked when it was hit. Two (2) victims were transported by ambulance to Chilton Medical Center, three (3) other victims refused medical aid, Multiple tow trucks were required to remove wreckage from the scene.

 

 

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OAKLAND POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT BY AUTO

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Oakland NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the charging of Oakland Police Officer DANIEL KERN of Oakland, NJ (DOB: 10/28/1981; married; employed by the Borough of Oakland) on two charges of Assault By Auto, and MICHAEL FAHY of Franklin Lakes, NJ (DOB: 1/20/1981; single; self-employed) on a charge of Hindering Apprehension Of Another. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office report an arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Garfield on Monday night

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Garfield NJ, after the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Garfield Police Department are requested information from the public regarding a hit and run collision that resulted in serious injuries to a pedestrian.

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office report an arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Garfield on Monday night. Thanks to all in the news media and those on social media for spreading the word.

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NEWARK, MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE GAS STATION BURGLARIES IN BERGEN COUNTY

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Newark NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of YOURGHI TURKMANY (DOB: 5/15/98; single; and unemployed) of 31 Kent Street, Apt. 1, Newark, NJ. The arrest is the result of a month-long investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Milford, Washington Township, Oradell, Ridgewood, Ramsey, Franklin Lakes, Rutherford, Montvale, Piscataway, Newark, and Middlesex Borough Police Departments.

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“Operation Mother’s Attic” Catches 29 Unlicensed Movers in New Jersey

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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that 29 unlicensed movers have been issued Notices of Violation (“NOVs”) as a result of “Operation Mother’s Attic, a State-led undercover sting targeting public movers suspected of operating without licenses. Each unlicensed mover was also assessed a $2,500 civil penalty
The sting operation occurred over the course of four days in April 2018. Investigators from the Division’s Office of Consumer Protection (“OCP”) posed as individuals planning to move from an upscale neighborhood in Montville. The investigators found various unlicensed moving companies advertising online and hired them for their “move.” The movers drove to Montville, expecting to find a luxury home full of items to load, and were instead met by a team of OCP investigators, who issued them NOVs for operating without licenses.

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Ridgewood Office of Special Properties Welcomes Kathleen Lops as Realtor Associate

August 10,2018

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RIDGEWOOD NJ , Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed Kathleen Lops to its Ridgewood, NJ office as a Realtor Associate. The addition of this former international sales and marketing expert is part of the agency’s ongoing growth and expansion throughout the region.

Kathleen brings more than 12 years of industry experience to Special Properties, along with a strong commitment to provide all clients with personalized real estate services. Prior to joining Special Properties, Kathleen practiced sales and marketing within the financial industry around the world, including Boston, New York City, and even Sydney, Australia. With both her corporate and real estate experience, along with her new affiliation with Special Properties, Kathleen is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s and Special Properties’ unparalleled marketing resources and superior customer service program to assist clients at all phases of the real estate process.

Kathleen is a passionate community volunteer. She is a member of the Board of the Social Services Association of Ridgewood and can often be found working closely with her children’s school on community outreach projects. She enjoys playing golf, walking her pet collie and cheering on her children during their Ridgewood High School lacrosse games. Kathleen also pays frequent visits to her hometown in Maine, where she relishes in her New England roots.

Kathleen is a graduate of Lafayette College with a degree in psychology, and has lived in Ridgewood for nearly two decades with her husband and children.

About Special Properties Real Estate Services
Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC embraces the history and traditions of its flagship brokerage location in Saddle River, NJ, into an expanded, modern presence in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Hoboken and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients across northern New Jersey and southern New York are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the luxury real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Special Properties provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 201-962-9552 or visit www.specialpropertiesres.com.

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Experienced Real Estate Professional Joins Special Properties Ridgewood, NJ Office as a Realtor Associate

August 1,2018

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Ridgewood NJ,  July 31, 2018 – Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has welcomed Elaine Van Gorp, a recognized real estate expert, as a Realtor Associate in its Ridgewood, NJ office. Her affiliation with Special Properties is part of the agency’s ongoing expansion throughout northern New Jersey and the region.

Elaine joins Special Properties with an Accredited Buyers Representative designation from the National Association of REALTORS® and more than 10 years of experience in the industry. She prides herself on her knowledge of the region and communities in which she works, and brings her extensive real estate and business experience to her clients, whether they are buying or selling a home. With her real estate experience, local and regional knowledge, enthusiasm and her new affiliation with Special Properties, Elaine is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s and Special Properties’ corporate marketing resources and renowned customer service programs to assist her clients throughout the real estate process.
Prior to her real estate career, Elaine worked in the music industry, first with Island Records and later as a partner in at a small independent record label. Elaine is a graduate of Hunter College and now lives in Glen Rock with her husband, Todd.

About Special Properties Real Estate Services
Special Properties Real Estate Services, LLC embraces the history and traditions of its flagship brokerage location in Saddle River, NJ, into an expanded, modern presence in Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Hoboken and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients across northern New Jersey and southern New York are provided with customized, personalized services, backed by the luxury real estate brand of Christie’s International Real Estate. Special Properties provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 201-962-9552 or visit www.specialpropertiesres.com.

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Ridgewood Police Intervene in Road Rage Incident

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July 27,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, A North Pleasant Avenue resident contacted the Ridgewood Police Department on July 24th to report a road rage incident which began in Franklin Lakes, N.J. then continued through Wyckoff and Midland Park before ending in Ridgewood. The victim reported the incident as she entered into the Village of Ridgewood and reported she was being harassed by an unknown person operating grey colored Toyota Pickup. Patrol units responded to the victim’s location on Franklin Avenue, however the unidentified person driving the Toyota Pickup had turned off Franklin Avenue prior to patrol’s interaction with the caller. Patrol units checked the area but were unable to locate a vehicle matching the caller’s description.