Wyckoff NJ, RIDGEWOOD WATER has advised that they will continue making water main improvements at the intersection of Wyckoff & Cedar Hill Avenues on Tuesday. Work is planned to begin at 7:00 am and continue until 9:00 pm.
Traffic heading west on Wyckoff Avenue will not be impacted, but traffic traveling east (towards Midland Park) will be detoured around the work area.
Please allow extra travel time, reduce your speed and follow the posted detour.
Wyckoff NJ, The Wyckoff Police Department has established a “Safe Exchange Zone” in the front of the Wyckoff Police Department entrance, located at 340 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481(left side of the Municipal Building). The area by the “exchange sign” is video recorded 24hrs a day by state of the art security cameras. It should be noted that personnel are not in the police station at all times, thus it is recommended that the zone be used during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. If this is not possible, the area is recorded and routinely patrolled.
Wyckoff NJ, the Wyckoff Police report that on Tuesday evening, a resident of Wyckoff, who resides in the Spring Meadow area, reported that a coyote had taken their small family dog from their backyard which bordered a wooded area. A short time later, the dog was found but tragically, had succumbed to its injuries. Wyckoff Police responded and documented the incident and immediately contacted Tyco Animal Control, who is our contracted service. Tyco monitored the situation and is investigating, but there are certain State rules about what actions they can take at this time. As posted earlier this week, contact us, if an animal is acting aggressively or threatening so that we can contact animal control to respond. Further, please use our main phone line, 201-891-2121 to report non-emergent animal sightings rather than 911. 911 is to be used for actual emergencies only. Below, we have posted some Wild Animal Awareness tips concerning Coyotes provided by Tyco.
Wyckoff NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of MATTHEW PLOTKIN (DOB: 08/01/1989; single; massage therapist) of Wyckoff, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault. 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 Allendale Police Department under the direction of Chief George Scherb.
Wyckoff NJ, The Wyckoff Republican County Committee welcomed Committeewoman Melissa Rubenstein this week as she changed her party registration from Democrat to Republican. Chairperson Drita McNamara said, “This is a great day for the Republican party and more importantly for the taxpayers of Wyckoff. We look forward to Melissa’s continued service.”
Committeewoman Rubenstein made the following statement:
Wyckoff NJ, There has been some reports of entries to vehicles, as well as in other communities surrounding Wyckoff. All of these entries and thefts were through unlocked vehicle doors. These crimes are completely avoidable. Please remember to always keep your doors locked and valuables out of plain sight. Remember to REMOVE key fobs from the vehicle. We recommend you bring in your garage door opener if you park outside as well.
Ridgewood NJ, Congratulations to this week’s Valley Hospital Service Star, Allison Dansen, RN, Community Care! Allison was recognized for sacrificing a very personal moment to help a person in great need of medical attention.
Last September, Allison was at a 9/11 Memorial Service in Wyckoff honoring fallen Firefighter Dana Rey Hannon, her fiancé, along with 10 other residents who had lost their lives. During the ceremony, a cry went up from the crowd: “Medic!” A woman, overcome by the heat, had fallen out of her chair. As the ceremony went forward and hundreds of people began placing flowers on the memorial stone, Allison stayed back to assist with administering oxygen to the woman. Great job and thank you, Allison, for selflessly serving your community.