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Twp. of Washington Juvenile Charge in Drug Deal Gone Bad Hit and Run

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Twp. of Washington NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of a 17-year-old JUVENILE from Washington Township, NJ, on charges of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Endangering An Injured Victim, Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury, and Assault By Auto. 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 Washington Township Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn Hooper.

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FORT LEE WOMEN CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

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Fort Lee NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of JUNE REINER (DOB: 6/26/1948; single; retired) of 1512 Palisade Avenue, Unit 9M, Fort Lee, NJ, on a charge of Leaving The Scene Of A Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision. 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 Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Keith Bendul.

At approximately 4:54 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, the Fort Lee Police Department received a report of a pedestrian struck by a hit and run vehicle on Main Street near the intersection with Jones Road. Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed a female victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. The 61-year-old victim, later identified as Vera P. Zozulevich, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Unit and the Fort Lee Police Department revealed that Zozulevich was attempting to cross Main Street when she was struck by a westbound box truck and then struck again by an eastbound Mercedes-Benz SUV. The box truck remained on the scene, but the Mercedes-Benz, operated by June REINER fled. Witness accounts and surveillance video recovered from the area led investigators to the location of the fleeing vehicle and its driver, June REINER.

As a result of the investigation, June REINER was arrested on December 19, 2018 in Fort Lee and charged with one count of Leaving The Scene Of A Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1, a 2nd degree crime. REINER is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on Friday, January 4, 2019.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Fort Lee Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

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Paramus High School Cross Country Runners Hit by Vehicle

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Paramus NJ,  according to Paramus Police a driver struck two Paramus High School cross country runners knocking them to the ground and fled the scene. The vehicle was described as a red SUV  . The collision happened at around 4:30pm at the intersection of Haase Avenue and Spring Valley Road .  The runners returned to Paramus High School and recounted the incident to the school principal

The incident is under investigation by Paramus police’s traffic bureau. Anyone with information should call the Paramus Police Department at
201-262-3400 EXT. 1160

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The Ridgewood Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of a Fatal Hit-and-Run motor vehicle crash

photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of a Fatal Hit-and-Run motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Monday September 24, 2018 at approximately 7:20pm near the intersection of West Ridgewood Ave and Library Pl.
Evidence at the scene and surveillance video recovered from the area indicate that the striking vehicle is a dark colored SUV, but the make and model are unknown at this time.
If anyone has information about this incident please contact:
BCPO Fatal Accident Investigation Unit
201-226-5595
Sgt. John Chuck
Ridgewood Police
201-251-4540
[email protected]
Det. Steven Shortway
Ridgewood Police
201-251-4535
[email protected]

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Ridgewood Police at Train Station Tuesday Evening in Roadway Asking for Leads in Hit Run death

photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit are currently asking for the public help in tracking down the alleged hit and run driver .Authorities need the  public’s help finding a dark-colored SUV that they allege ran over and killed a Hawthorne man near the Ridgewood train station Monday night and kept going.

Social media has been very successful in spreading the word in helping police identify suspects and it does trouble us that as of 7:43 pm on Tuesday evening the Ridgewood Police department had still not posted anything on their Facebook page to help with the search . Paramus Police however posted at the article from the Daily Voice just before 7pm that same evening.

This is not the first time the Ridgewood Police have been slow to use social media and a similar pattern was followed  after an Ridgewood officer was almost hit by a driver earlier this year .

Anyone who saw or knows anything about the incident is urged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at (201) 226-5595, or the Ridgewood Police Department at (201)652-3900.

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Cristian Valdez Recovery Fund

June 24,2018

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Englewood NJ, 15 year old Cristian Valdez was struck by a car while riding his skateboard in Englewood and was left, while the car drove off. He is currently in a medically induced coma, and we are hoping he gets better soon. Prayers are needed at this time and we would gratefully appreciate a donation to the fund to help our friend through a speedy recovery.

https://www.gofundme.com/5ob44i0

$1000 REWARD: Authorities are looking for a dark-colored Audi A6 that struck Cristian Valdez on Knickerbocker Road June 11th. Submit a tip anonymously that leads to arrest. $1000 reward at bergencrimestoppers.org

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit and run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious injuries.
At approximately 9:50 pm on Monday, June 11, 2018, the Englewood Police Department received a report of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Knickerbocker Road near the intersection of Bilmar Place. Upon arrival at the scene of the collision, officers observed a juvenile male victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries. The victim’s injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. He was treated at the scene and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he in being treated for multiple serious injuries.

The ensuing investigation indicates that the striking vehicle is a 2001-2004 Audi A6, dark in color. The vehicle will have obvious front-end damage, including a broken grille, and possible damage to the bumper, hood, and windshield. The striking vehicle fled the scene traveling northbound on Knickerbocker Road towards Tenafly.

Anyone with information regarding this hit and run collision is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5595, or the Englewood Police Department at 201-568-2700.

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UPDATE: SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN ENGLEWOOD HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATION

June 22,2018

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Englewood NJ, The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit and run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious injuries.

At approximately 10:50 pm on Monday, June 11, 2018, the Englewood Police Department received a report of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Knickerbocker Road near the intersection of Bilmar Place. Upon arrival at the scene of the collision, officers observed a juvenile male victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries. The victim’s injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. He was treated at the scene and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he in being treated for multiple serious injuries.

The ensuing investigation indicates that the striking vehicle is a 2001-2004 Audi A6, dark in color. The vehicle will have obvious front-end damage, including a broken grille, and possible damage to the bumper, hood, and windshield. The striking vehicle fled the scene traveling northbound on Knickerbocker Road towards Tenafly.

Anyone with information regarding this hit and run collision is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5595, or the Englewood Police Department at 201-568-2700.

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POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE IN HIT-AND-RUN INVESTIGATION IN ENGLEWOOD

June 15,2018

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Englewood NJ, The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department are requesting information from the public regarding a hit-and-run collision which resulted in a pedestrian sustaining serious injuries.

At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018, the Englewood Police Department received a report of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on Knickerbocker Road near the intersection of Bilmar Place. Upon arrival at the scene of the collision, officers observed a juvenile male victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries. The victim’s injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. He was treated at the scene and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

Evidence at the scene indicates that the striking vehicle is an early model Audi, color unknown: likely a 2000-2002 Audi A4, 2000-2004 Audi A6, or 2001-2005 Audi Allroad. The vehicle will have obvious front-end damage, including a broken grille, and possible damage to the bumper, hood, and windshield. The striking vehicle fled the scene traveling northbound on Knickerbocker Road towards Tenafly.

Anyone with information regarding this hit-and-run collision is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5595, or the Englewood Police Department at 201-568-2700.

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Ridgewood Police Pick Up ‘Hit and Run “Vehicle in Minutes

Ridgewood Police Pick Up 'Hit and Run "Vehicle in Minutes

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

February 21,2018

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Ridgewood NJ ,  While on routine motor patrol, Ridgewood Police Patrol Officer Zachary Knudsen spotted a heavily damaged passenger vehicle matching the description of one wanted in connection with a Tuesday afternoon, 02/20, hit and run crash in Ridgewood’s Central Business District that heavily damaged two (2) parked vehicles. Officer Knudsen issued at least one (1) summons to the damaged vehicle’s adult female driver and radioed for a tow truck to remove it from the traveled roadway. A second tow truck was dispatched to remove one (1) of the parked vehicles that was struck.

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Reader asks Where’s the humanity?

hit and Run

It always amazes me when someone who has hit someone with a car, presumably by accident, drives away. Everybody knows that’s a crime. Maybe drivers who have been drinking, using drugs, or even texting are too scared that they will get in trouble. But to leave the person lying in the street is almost unimaginable. In this case the driver “stopped to check on the victim” but didn’t wait for emergency help to arrive before departing. Where’s the humanity?