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Ridgewood Police Respond to Nine reports of Car Burglaries and thefts from Motor vehicles in One Night


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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on July 10th, the Ridgewood Police responded and investigated nine reports of car burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles. All the vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked during the overnight hours.

Additionally on July 12th, six car burglaries were reported to have occurred during the overnight hours. All six vehicles were left unlocked and discovered to have been entered and rifled through. Only one victim reported personal property was taken from the vehicle at this time.

The Ridgewood Police are investigating multiple car burglaries and thefts from within. Multiple vehicles have been stolen and in all cases the vehicles have been left unlocked.

We remind everyone to please remove all of your valuables from your vehicles and lock the vehicle doors. Remove all key fobs and valet keys from your vehicle.

These types of crimes are preventable and are crimes of opportunity.

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Reader calls Car theft Spree ,”This is big time big money very organized”

“This is beyond look at Police Department work. This is extremely on the cover federal. They are stealing high-end cars and exporting them out of the country. This is not the typical kid taking the car for a joyride. Or fashion shop shops. This is big time big money very organized. This has been going on for a few years in our area.The old days they broke your window, I want to use the old fashions SlimJim That’s over”

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Waldwick Police are Investigating A Series of Motor Vehicle Thefts

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Waldwick NJ, The Waldwick Police Department is investigating several motor vehicle burglaries that occurred this morning between 2AM and 3AM on the west side of town. As a result three motor vehicles with key fobs left in the vehicles were stolen. All vehicles that were entered were left unlocked. Once again we would like to remind everyone that simply removing your key fob from the car and locking the door will deter criminals from coming to our boro to commit crimes. If you have surveillance video or information that could assist the investigation please contact Det. Palaia of the Waldwick Police Detective Bureau at 201-652-5623.

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Police in Saddle River, Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus warn of car thefts


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JULY 2, 2015    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015, 1:21 AM

Police in Saddle River, Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus are once again urging residents to lock their cars following a pair of recent automobile thefts.

Two cars were stolen from the area last week, including one taken last Thursday from Ho-Ho-Kus’ Saddle Ridge Road, said the borough’s chief of police, Christopher Minchin.

That automobile was stolen by a man who fled a Saddle River police officer earlier that morning, authorities said. The car was later found in Newark.

According to police accounts, a patrolling Saddle River cop happened upon a running car along Twin Brooks Road just after 3 a.m. As the officer approached the car, it quickly reversed, nearly slamming into the patrol unit as it fled.

A man who’d been standing near the suspicious vehicle disappeared into the nearby woods, close to the Ho-Ho-Kus border, police said.

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Police probe car thefts from Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus


MAY 31, 2015, 2:25 PM    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015, 2:25 PM

Two men and an accomplice stole two late-model Mercedes-Benz automobiles, apparently left unlocked and with the keys in them by the valet at the Ridgewood Country Club lot in Paramus on Saturday night, according to Borough Police Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti.

Department detectives were investigating the theft of a 2015 S55 four-door black Mercedes and a 2014 S550 white Mercedes sedan, which took place around 7:30 p.m. at the Midland Avenue club, Guidetti said.

Both vehicles had been parked by the club’s valet service, the deputy chief said.

A black car then drove into the club’s lot and two men got out, with each one jumping into one of the Mercedes vehicles, Guidetti said. The suspects then drove off in the two cars, and their accomplice took off in the black car.

“It’s not a carjacking,” Guidetti said. “The cars were parked at the valet … and these guys entered the cars. … They were able to start both cars and drove away.”

The two stolen cars had apparently been left unlocked with the keys in them, the deputy chief said.

“For vehicle theft tips, I will tell you, never leave your keys in a vehicle and always leave your car locked,” Guidetti said.

Paramus issued an alert for the vehicles to surrounding towns, but they had not been found, the deputy chief said.