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Ridgewood Police Department Responds to Rash of Mail Box Break-ins

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page 

Theft From Mailboxes :

The Ridgewood Police department and the U.S. Postal Police are currently investigating unlawful mailbox entries in Ridgewood’s central business district. These thefts have also occurred in surrounding towns, the Ridgewood Police Department is advising anyone who may have placed mail in mailboxes in the Central business District from 12/30/18- 12/31/18 to check with the intended recipients of the mail as the items may not have been successfully delivered. Affected parties should also monitor their credit reports and bank accounts for any suspicious activities. If you determine you are a victim of a crime, please report it to the Ridgewood Police Department immediately. If you have any information regarding these thefts please contact the Ridgewood Police Detective Bureau at 201- 251-4537.

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Ridgewood Police Report Rash of Overnight Burglaries to Vehicles

March 11,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, Ridgewood Police report that on Friday March 11th at 4:00am a Colonial Road resident observed seeing a person described as an adult black male enter his vehicle that was parked in the driveway.

The resident chased the male who entered a dark colored SUV driven by a second person and the vehicle sped away. Patrol was unable to locate the vehicle.
Five additional residents on the east side of Ridgewood reported their vehicles were entered in the overnight hours. Video footage obtained by the police department at a secondary location shows the vehicle in question to be a newer model Range Rover with no front license plate.
Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and remove valuables or store them out of sight. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau is investigating. If anyone has additional information please contact the Ridgewood Police 201-652-3900. In an emergency dial 911
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Ridgewood police warn residents to be proactive about preventing break-ins



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Ridgewood police warn residents to be proactive about preventing break-ins

March 6, 2015, 1:18 PM    Last updated: Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:18 PM
The Record

RIDGEWOOD — Police officials warned residents this week to be proactive about break-ins, which have been on the rise in the village.

Ridgewood’s Chief John Ward said that so far in 2015, there have been three residential burglaries in the village and two failed attempts.

Ward said 2015 was on pace to surpass the previous three years for burglaries and break-in attempts, noting there were 44 last year, 53 the year before, and 46 in 2012.

Ward told the council Wednesday his department was taking its own measures to reverse the trend, but said there are things Ridgewood residents can do to prevent their homes from being victimized.

“We are stepping up patrols, and using unmarked cars while making positive progress on leads,” Ward said, adding he’d like to see neighborhood watch programs return to the village.

“Residents and neighbors are your best defense, and that means giving up personal space and information,” Ward said.