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CRIME ALERT: Over the last couple of nights several nearby communities have been struck by auto crime during the overnight hours

Paramus Police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person Dennis Meeman

 

July 16,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Paramus Police Department has issued a crime alert for car break ins and burglaries and attempted theft.

CRIME ALERT: Over the last couple of nights several nearby communities have been struck by auto crime during the overnight hours. Please lock your cars, remove valuables and bring your key fobs inside. Don’t become a victim!!

River Vale Police Department
July 13 at 1:42 PM ·
Last night we had residents report 4 car burglaries and 1 attempted theft. Neighboring towns report similar events. Once again, in the vast majority of incidents the owners left keys and/or key fobs in the vehicle – making the car an easy target for thieves. Organized car thieves are believed to utilize technology that detects vehicles with key fobs inside.
Do not make yourself a victim by leaving your vehicle accessible to thieves. Residents are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to always REMOVE key fobs and keys from their vehicles – even when the cars are parked inside a garage. In addition, residents should be sure to REMOVE VALUABLES from their vehicles and remember to LOCK CAR DOORS and activate the alarms where applicable.
As always, residents are asked to remain alert and contact your local police promptly regarding suspicious persons or incidents.

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Crime Alert from the Upper Saddle River Police Department

July 7,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Upper Saddle River NJ, This is an important Crime Alert from the Upper Saddle River Police Department:

Car Thefts/Burglaries
Last week, the Borough experienced multiple vehicle burglaries, vehicle thefts, and a residential burglary. A multi-jurisdictional effort from numerous law enforcement agencies led to the capture and arrest of two suspects for the crimes of vehicle theft and aggravated assault on a Police Officer. These suspects remain in Bergen County Jail. Although these arrests could serve as a deterrent for future acts, unfortunately our past experience has proven otherwise. The greatest deterrent for preventing car theft is the simple act of removing your key fob from your vehicle. Every single vehicle that has been stolen from Upper Saddle River contained a key fob. Remember, after parking your vehicle, “lock it, key in pocket.”
Residential Home Burglaries
Residential Burglaries occurred in Upper Saddle River and Saddle River this past Friday (June 29). These incidents tend to occur during the evening hours before midnight. The advantage to this time frame is that it is more likely to be witnessed by a Good Samaritan. Witness reports are a key asset in Burglary investigations. So, be a good witness!
Here are some things to look for:
• A vehicle idling in a cul-de-sac
• An occupied vehicle parked in a driveway for an extended period
• A slow moving vehicle “casing” the neighborhood
• A person ringing your doorbell to test if the home is occupied. The person will often give a silly excuse if you answer the door (wrong house, lost dog, etc.).
• Any person or vehicle acting suspiciously
• Immediately report all suspicious activity to the Upper Saddle River Police Department. Write down as many details as possible including vehicle description and license plate. This can be done using your cell phone which is usually within reach. Do not be embarrassed to call us! These cases are often solved by a tip provided by a concerned citizen.
• Please, do not try to confront suspicious people or vehicles.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Upper Saddle River Police Department Detective Bureau.

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After 3 Home Burglaries in as Many Days Paramus Police Issue Crime Alert

Paramus Police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person Dennis Meeman

file photo by Boyd Loving

December 5,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, the Paramus Police have issued a CRIME ALERT: Over the past several days there have been 3 home burglaries in Paramus. The first one was in the Arbor Road / Parkway School area. The second one was in the Fairview Ave / Colorado Road area. The third was in the Sycamore St. / Roosevelt Blvd area. Follow these tips on how not to be a burglary victim:

1. Report all suspicious people and cars to police via 911 immediately! Keep an eye on your neighbor’s homes.

2. Make sure you leave lights on in your home. Remember it is dark before most people return from work.

3. Lock your doors and windows.

4. Do not store your valuables in your master bedroom, Hide the around your home.

5. Prune shrubs and trees to keep them from hiding your home from street view.

6. Make your house appear that someone is home. Burglars target unoccupied homes!

If you have any questions on protecting your home call the Paramus Police Community Outreach Unit at 201-262-3400 ext. 5500, or send us a message on Facebook

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Paramus Issues “Crime Alert” after Rash of Overnight Parked Vehicles Ransacked

Paramus Police

file photo by Boyd Loving

July 14,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Paramus Police has issued the following “Crime Alert”: Recently during the overnight hours several unlocked vehicles have been entered by unknown subjects and ransacked while parked in their driveways In the Paramus / Ridgewood area. Last night an unlocked vehicle was stolen from the South Paramus Road area. It is believed the owner left the key fob in the car. Please assist the Paramus Police by:
1. Lock your cars
2. Do not leave the key fob in the car
3. Report suspicious persons and cars immediately via 911
4. Do not leave valuables in your car.