Glen Rock NJ, Two (2) individuals were seriously injured in a head on motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Rock Road, Glen Rock in the early morning hours of Saturday, 07/13. Both victims were transported by ambulances to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. Lincoln Avenue was closed between Rock Road and Van Winkle Avenue, Hawthorne for an extended period during a post accident investigation and clean up process. Glen Rock Police was assisted by Hawthorne Police and Ridgewood Police at the scene. A crash related vehicle fire was extinguished by Glen Rock Fire; Hawthorne FD also aided in fire suppression efforts. Glen Rock EMS and and hospital based paramedic teams also responded to the incident. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation Crime Scene Unit helped collected visual and physical evidence at the scene. Both vehicles involved in the crash, a Chevrolet Trailblazer and a 4-door Nissan Sedan, were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.
Hawthorne NJ, A six (6) vehicle, late Monday afternoon, 07/08, chain reaction crash on Route 208 southbound in Hawthorne left only the right shoulder open for travel, which caused major delays for rush hour commuters. No injuries were reported in the pile up, but tow trucks were summoned to remove five (5) wrecked vehicles from the highway. Glen Rock Police assisted Hawthorne Police at the scene.
Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Police and Hawthorne Fire Deartment responded to a single family home at 3 Mary Street, Hawthorne on Friday morning, 06/21 to assess damage caused by a falling tree. No injuries were reported by the home’s occupants and structural damage was classified as moderate. Members of Hawthorne Fire Tower 2, Engine 3, and Rescue 5 operated at the scene.
Hawthorne NJ, An injured snapping turtle slowed traffic on Route 208 southbound near Goffle Road in Hawthorne on Sunday morning, 06/16. Hawthorne Police wisely established a safety zone until the injured turtle could be safely removed from the roadway by Tyco Animal Control Services.
Hawthorne NJ, The body of an individual believed to have been homeless was found on a bench in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts located at 84 Goffle Road, Hawthorne at 7:16 AM on Saturday morning, 05/25. Paramedics from The Valley Hospital officially pronounced the individual dead shortly after 7:30 AM. Hawthorne Police is handling the investigation.
Glen Rock NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of MARINA M. LEE (DOB: 6/18/1953; widowed; employed as an office manager) of 100 Rock Road, #107, Hawthorne, New Jersey on a charge of Leaving the Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Glen Rock Police Department under the direction of Chief Dean Ackermann.
Glen Rock NJ, Hawthorne Police received a 911 telephone call just before 8:30 PM on Tuesday evening, 03/05, reporting the hit & run of a pedestrian in front of SuperFresh, 937 Lincoln Avenue, Glen Rock. The fleeing vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV with heavy front end damage, which was seen driving north from the crash site on Lincoln Avenue. Based on debris found at the scene, responding patrol officers determined that the vehicle was a General Motors product.
Hawthorne NJ, A truck driver sustained non life threatening injuries during a crash in which his vehicle struck a utility pole in the 500 block of Goffle Hill Road, Hawthorne, on Tuesday morning, 03/05. Hawthorne EMS was assisted with patient evaluation by a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A PSE&G Electric Division crew was requested to the scene due to the damaged pole and a broken guy wire. Wyckoff Police assisted Hawthorne Police with traffic control The wrecked truck was towed from the scene.
Hawthorne NJ, A small bobcat front end loader being used to remove snow from a pedestrian bridge over Route 208 in Hawthorne fell through the concrete bridge surface onto the highway below on Monday morning, 03/04. The operator of the front end loader, a Borough of Hawthorne employee, and an occupant of a work van traveling on the highway were both seriously injured in the mishap. Route 208 northbound was closed indefinitely between Utter Avenue and Goffle Road in Hawthorne, Hawthorne Police , EMS and Fire Department units responded and were assisted by Glen Rock PD, and Wyckoff Fire Department. NJDOT representatives were also at the scene.
Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Police took three (3) individuals into custody following a Thursday afternoon, 02/28, traffic stop on Lafayette Avenue at which the stopped vehicle fled after one (1) individual bailed out. Following a brief search of the surrounding area, the fleeing vehicle was found abandoned with its motor running on May Street in Hawthorne, and two (2) additional individuals were taken into custody moments later after being spotted in a nearby Passaic County park by an off duty Newark PD officer. Glen Rock Police and Passaic County Sheriff’s Office units assisted Hawthorne Police with the search for and capture of the fleeing suspects. Police officers on the scene did not say why the three (3) individuals fled traffic stop or what, if any, charges would be filed. A flatbed tow truck removed the impounded vehicle from May Street.