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Ridgewood Police Report Multiple Burglaries in the Village

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Report Multiple burglaries: 

On December 13th, a residential burglary on Spring Avenue was reported to have occurred between 12/12/18 and 12/13/18. The homeowner reported discovering a broken window from an unknown person forcing entry to gain access. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau and Bergen County Sheriff’s Department responded to investigate.

On December 14th, a Doremus Avenue resident reported a theft from the rear yard of the residence occurred in the past. The victim reported a Honda ATV was stolen by an unknown actor between 12/8/18 and 12/9/18. The ATV was valued at approximately $3000.

On December 16th a Maxwell Place residence was discovered to have been burglarized in the past. A family member of the resident reported the burglary and theft occurred within the previous week after discovering the interior ransacked. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene to investigate.

The Ridgewood Police Department is asking residents to be extra vigilant and report any activity they believe is suspicious. As a reminder make sure your residential doors and windows are locked as well as your vehicle’s doors. If you have any information that can assist with the investigation please contact the Ridgewood Police Detective Bureau at 201-251-4536.

All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Twp of Washington , PBA : Lock your vehicles

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Twp of Washington NJ, PBA Local 206 Twp of Washington  reminds everyone with the recent rash of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries please remember:

Lock your vehicles
Remove all key fobs from your vehicle
Remove all valuables from your vehicle

Please report any suspicious activity in a timely manner.

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Durring August and September, there were multiple reports of burglaries of unlocked motor vehicles in Ridgewood

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September 9,2017

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On September 5, 2017, the Ridgewood Police Department arrested ADAM M. GROSS, a 37-year-old male from Bloomfield, NJ on charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, five counts of Burglary, and five counts of Theft of Moveable Property. This arrest is the result of an investigation by the Ridgewood Police Detective Bureau.

In August and September, multiple reports were made to the police department of burglaries to unlocked motor vehicles parking in residential driveways throughout the village. On September 3, 2017 an unlocked vehicle was stolen from a driveway on Crest Road. Leads were developed and detectives located the vehicle and GROSS in Paterson, NJ.

The Ridgewood Police Department would like to remind residents to lock your cars, even in your own driveway. Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle at any time.

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Burglaries on Bingham and Spring Ave, Identity Fraud and Vehicle Break-in Highlight Ridgewood Police Blotter

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Janaury 27,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police report two Village burglaries; A Bingham Road resident discovered his home had been burglarized upon arriving home on January 22. The resident reported he discovered a first floor window had been broken by a rock and unlawfully entered. The residents checked the interior of the residence but found nothing missing. Det. Douglas Henky responded to the scene to investigate the burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief, however the homeowner declined to have the Bergen County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit respond to process the scene. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau photographed the scene and is investigating the incident.

On January 23, patrol units responded to a report of a burglary in the past on Spring Avenue. The house was discovered to have been entered between 12:30pm and 1:52pm by an unknown actor forcefully making entry. The residence was found to have been ransacked and jewelry, silverware and other various items were reported to have been stolen. Det. Jeffrey Casson responded to the scene to investigate and requested the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit to respond. Upon arrival, B.C.I. investigated and processed the scene along with the Ridgewood Detective Bureau.

Thefts at Valley Hospital; On January 19, a Hawthorne, N.J. resident reported the theft of a mobile device while at the Valley Hospital. The victim reported the cell phone was left unattended for a short time in a hospital office and when the employee returned she discovered it missing. The Apple IPhone 6 is valued at $700.

A parked vehical break in ; A Midland Park, N.J. resident reported on January 21, a theft occurred from his vehicle while it was parked unattended in the Village of Ridgewood between 1/19/17 and 1/21/17. The victim reported the unknown actor stole approximately $440 in contracting equipment. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

The Ridgewood Police also report a string on identity theft; On January 20, a North Monroe Street resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report identity theft. The victim reported an unknown person entered a Chase Bank in Columbus, Ohio using the victim’s identity and cashed two cashier’s checks from the victim’s accounts, which totaled $4800. The bank is investigating the incident. The victim was provided a Ridgewood Police identity theft information form.

On January 21, a Sheffield Road resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report identity theft and fraud. The victim reported an unknown actor withdrew $3200 from his TD Bank savings account and $700 from his TD Bank checking account at a branch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TD Bank advised the victim the actor utilized a N.J. Driver’s License to make the withdrawal. The Driver’s License has been discovered to be a fraudulent identification. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Village Hall: the economic demographics of Ridgewood make this a highly attractive town for burglaries

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Village of Ridgewood – E-Notice – Thursday, 09 July 2015

Dear E-Notice Residents,

Early this week we had a burglary on the west side of town – last week we had one as well. I wanted to drop everyone a note as a reminder as to how we best protect ourselves; the economic demographics of Ridgewood make this a highly attractive town for burglaries but there are many things that we can do together to deter this.

First and foremost if you see anything or anyone suspicious please call our Police Department. Look out for your neighbors. Also, try to make your home look like it’s occupied – for example, take your newspapers in, try not to leave dry cleaning on your front door, leave a car in the driveway, and put your lights, tv and/or radio on timers so they are on during the proper times. Also, please make sure that your doors are locked. If you have two sets of doors, i.e. a storm/screen door and a regular entry door insure both are locked – locking just the screen door (which tends to be easier to force open) is not sufficient. Close and lock your garage door; one of our burglaries recently was the theft of a bicycle out of a garage. In fact we have had a significant number of bike thefts so putting bicycles away is a good idea as well. When you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, you can call our Police Department and let them know. Also, if you leave your car outside, please make sure that nothing of value is visible within the car and that it is locked – entering a car and stealing is common and can largely be avoided.

I am by no means minimizing the level of burglaries in Ridgewood this year but the metrics indicate that this is similar to last year. We have had 9 residential burglaries and 3 attempts this year versus 10 last year during the same time frame. We remain a very safe community with a top notch law enforcement capability.

In the last two weeks the two west side burglaries were in the Old Country Club area, and last fall we saw a number of burglaries on the east side of our Village. We see this concentration of activity in a particular area for a time and then it seems to shift to another section of town or other municipalities. The Police Department is actively investigating these crimes and they are a priority.

Have a safe, relaxing and wonderful summer, Roberta

Best regards,

Roberta