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No Injuries Reported at Mini Van Fire in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire Company #4 was first due to a working van fire at the intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, on Tuesday morning, 06/11. The van’s driver, its sole occupant, escaped without serious injury within moments after the blaze began. Fair Lawn Police closed Fair Lawn Avenue in both directions between Prospect Avenue and Saddle River Road while emergency personnel worked. Fair Lawn FD Company #3 and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue assisted FD Company #4. The van, owned by P&A Auto Parts of Hawthorne, was a total loss and was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Saddle River Road closed southbound as Fair Lawn EMS extracts Driver From Rollover

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn EMS, Fair Lawn Rescue Squad, and Fair Lawn FD Company #4 responded to aid the entrapped driver of Toyota Prius in a Thursday evening, 04/25, rollover crash on Saddle River Road northbound near Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn. The vehicle’s adult female driver was extricated by members of Fair Lawn Rescue via a hole cut in the front windshield. She was evaluated on scene by Fair Lawn EMS and refused additional medical attention. A flatbed tow truck righted and removed the wreck.

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Bergen County Prosecutor announces investigation of a fatal motor vehicle collision in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the ongoing investigation of a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 9:08 PM on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Fair Lawn Police Department under the direction of Chief Glen Cauwels.

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Pedestrian stuck and killed on Route 208 southbound in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, A pedestrian was stuck and killed on Route 208 southbound near Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn on Sunday evening, 04/14. A marked Bergen County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle with heavy front end damage and leaking engine fluid was observed stationed immediately adjacent to where the victim was pronounced dead on the highway. Fair Lawn Police and Fair Lawn EMS personnel were observed at the scene along with multiple uniformed officers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.

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Clothing Discovered in Bizarre Incident off Route 208

Dave C. reported this on his Facebook page

Fair lawn NJ, These clothes were found, as is, today.. 25 feet from our garage… and about 500 feet from route 208. Local police were called, the officer who came out said no ID in the clothing … nothing can be done. We feel it’s a bit bizzarre how they were all clumped up… and seemingly … deliberately stashed in the wooded area behind our garage and where our daughter plays with her friends….. many others seem to think it’s the work of paramedics cutting the clothes off a trauma victim etc… which makes sense… I see it… but clumped all together, way off the highway… literally… almost in our backyard… makes no sense…my neighbors are unsettled… my family is unsettled….and…. if anyone recognizes this outfit, and feels as if it’s something more serious than a random paramedic, or crash victim disposing of their clothes …. 500 feet from the shoulder of a major highway, in a patch of woods….here you go… We have lived here a long time .. I have seen many accidents on 208 myself… firsthand, right near here…. we are in this wooded area very often… and this is something very out of the ordinary that seems really questionable. I guess this is my last ditch effort…. but, God forbid it is as sinister as it appears to be….. we would want someone doing the same if it were one of our loved ones, or our daughter who once wore the clothes. Maybe it’s a prank, or high school kids brought it all here from the highway…. but it wasn’t the wind, and it wasn’t animals.. they were all found clumped up together, in the woods… near, a small creek…. a natural gas Pipeline… a major highway and our actual, backyard. That said, as parents…. it’s hard to act like this isn’t creepy. Hopefully there’s a reasonable explanation. But, animals and wind don’t ball it all up like actual dirty laundry.

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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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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