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Two Victims Rushed to St Joe’s after Hitting a Building in Fair Lawn

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Fair lawn NJ, Two (2) individuals were transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by separate ambulances following a Thursday afternoon, 01/17, crash on Plaza Road North near Brighton Place in Fair Lawn in which a 4-door passenger sedan left the roadway and crashed into a 2-family home. Damage to the structure was so extensive that a Borough of Fair Lawn building inspector declared it uninhabitable. Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn EMS, Paterson Fire Department EMS, and a paramedic team from St. Joe’s all responded to the scene. The wrecked sedan was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. A representative from PSE&G’s Gas Division also responded to address a major gas leak caused by the crash.

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Fair Lawn Police officers resuscitated crash victim

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Police officers resuscitated the victim of a crash in which a passenger vehicle jumped a curb and hit the TD Bank branch located at 23-40 Maple Avenue, Fair Lawn on Thursday morning, 01/17. The victim was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with the assistance of a paramedic team from St. Joe’s. A BLS ambulance from The Valley Hospital provided the transport. The passenger vehicle involved, a bright yellow SUV, was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Damage to the bank appeared to have been limited to accouterments outside of the main structure.

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Rollover Crash following a high speed Chase by Fair Lawn Police

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Glen Rock NJ, A rollover crash following a high speed pursuit by Fair Lawn Police took place on the evening of Tuesday, 01/01 at the intersection of Gibson Place and Godfrey Terrace, Glen Rock. One (1) suspect in the vehicle was taken into custody by Fair Lawn Police and transported by a Glen Rock EMS ambulance to The Valley Hospital. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Glen Rock EMTs with patient evaluation. A possibility exists that two (2) suspects from the incident triggering the pursuit may still be at large.

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More Threats Made Against Fair Lawn Schools

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Fair Lawn NJ, Unspecified threats resulted in the evacuation of at least two (2) public schools in Fair Lawn on Thursday afternoon, 12/13. Units from Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Fire, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office were all called into service. This is the second threat since December 3rd when police presence was added after a threat was made to Thomas Jefferson Middle School . 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This afternoon, both Radburn and Memorial Middle School received a bomb threat, via spam email. Both schools were evacuated to their evacuation sites. Students will be dismissed from there at their regular dismissal time. Students who receive transportation will be picked up from the evacuation site and transported, as usual. If you pick your son/daughter up, please report to the evacuation site address below:

Memorial:

Fair Lawn Jewish Center 10-10 Norma Ave

Radburn:
Radburn Association Grange Hall 29-20 Fair Lawn Ave

Fair Lawn Police is investigating the situation at both schools. We will update you with more information, as it becomes available.

Aftercare is still available at The Grange at 29-20 Fair Lawn Avenue, but we encourage you to pick up your son or daughter.

Sincerely,

Nicholas J. Norcia

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Two Alarm Fire in Fair Lawn Quickly Extinguished

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Far Lawn NJ, A two (2) alarm residential structure fire in the 900 block of Bellair Avenue, Fair Lawn was quickly extinguished late Friday afternoon, 12/07. All Fair Lawn fire companies responded to the scene as did Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn EMS, Fair Lawn Police, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital.

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Increased Police Presence at all of Fair Lawn Public Schools

A MESSAGE FROM NICHOLAS J. NORCIA, SUPERINTENDENT OF FAIR LAWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
December 4, 2018
Dear Fair Lawn Parents/Guardians:
In an effort to remain as transparent as possible, I would like to provide you with an update following the threat made against Thomas Jefferson Middle School yesterday, December 3, 2018.
As an educator, administrator, and most importantly a parent, I understand it can be frustrating not having all the details of the incident. At times, however we need to follow the recommendations of the local authorities, while not compromising the investigation by the police and administration. As always, our students and staff’s safety is our number one priority.
As detailed in my letter home last night, there was an increased police presence at all of Fair Lawn Public Schools today, especially at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Mr. Weaver and Mr. Grubman greeted every student and parent who dropped off their child this morning, followed by a meeting with the faculty. In addition, Mr. Weaver also met with all students during their lunch periods to reinforce for them that their physical and emotional safety is his top priority.
Although we were more vigilant than ever today, in light of the threat made against TJMS, the students and staff had a regular day and all activities commenced like any other day at TJMS.
This is an ongoing investigation and the Fair Lawn Police Department is following up on some leads of the person responsible. Also, until further notice, we will continue to have an increased police presence at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. When I have additional information, I will update you in a timely manner.
I want to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Sincerely,
Nicholas J. Norcia

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Fair Lawn Police : It is not worth it, take an Uber or Lyft or some other means besides getting behind the wheel!

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Police report that At 11:02 am yesterday the 27th of November officers responded to a one car motor vehicle accident into a tree. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. The operator was suspected driving while intoxicated and blew three times the legal limit! It is not worth it, take an Uber or Lyft or some other means besides getting behind the wheel!

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Two Fair Lawn High School Students Were Injured in Monday Afternoon Crash

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Fair Lawn NJ, Two (2) Fair Lawn High School students were injured in a single vehicle, Monday afternoon, 11/26, crash in which their vehicle wound up on the front lawn of a home located at 12-06 20th Street, Fair Lawn. Fair Lawn Police Department , Fair Lawn EMS, Fair Lawn Fire Department, and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue units all responded to the incident. The two (2) crash victims were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Fair Lawn EMS EMTs. The wrecked vehicle was removed from the scene by a tow truck. A natural gas line serving the home was compromised during the crash. A sub code official from the Borough of Fair Lawn was dispatched to evaluate the structure’s post crash integrity.

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FAIR LAWN WOMAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

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Fair Lawn NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests and charges of SHARESE PEEPLES (DOB: 10/10/1986; single; unemployed) of 18-15 Maple Avenue Apt. 2, Fair Lawn, NJ, on charges of Attempted Murder, Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, Possession Of A Weapon, and Making A False Report To Law Enforcement; and STEVEN MITCHELL (DOB: 11/23/1986; single; employed as bus cleaner) of 18-15 Maple Avenue, Apt. 2, Fair Lawn, NJ, on a charge of Making A False Report To Law Enforcement. ISAIAH T. LEE (DOB: 02/19/83; single; self-employed in construction) of 57 Edgar Street, 2nd Floor, East Orange, NJ, is currently a fugitive and a warrant has been issued on a charge of Making A False Report To Law Enforcement. The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Officer in Charge Chief Kevin Pell, and the Fair Lawn Police Department under the direction of Chief Glen Cauwels.

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Construction Worker Plunges 25 feet Through Skylight in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, A construction worker sustained life threatening traumatic injuries after falling through a roof mounted skylight and landing on a concrete floor 22-25 feet below. The incident occurred at Glen Toyota, 23-07 Maple Avenue, Fair Lawn at approximately 12 noon on Sunday, 10/14. Fair Lawn Police officers forced entry into the commercial building in order to aid the victim. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by ambulance, which was supported by a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. No other workers on the scene were injured in the incident.