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Bathroom Fire Causes Ho-Ho-Kus Public School Evacuation

photos courtesy of Boyd Lovings Facebook

May 30,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, A smokey fire that began in a bathroom forced the complete evacuation of the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School on Tuesday afternoon, 05/29. Ho-Ho-Kus Police officers used hand held extinguishers and contained the fire prior to the arrival of Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department and Waldwick Fire Department firefighters. Due to high heat conditions, two (2) ambulances were dispatched to the scene as firefighters worked to ventilate the structure. No injuries were reported in the incident and some students were observed re-entering the building within 30 minutes of the fire alarms sounding. The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

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Fallen Tree Traps House Occupant in Ho Ho Kus

photo courtesy of the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department  Facebook page

May 16,2918

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho kus NJ, According to the  Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department , at approximately 16:52 hours Department 7 responded to a residence on Bernard Place for a fallen tree onto a house and vehicle with an occupant trapped inside the vehicle. Arriving units advised live wires were involved and reported access problems to the trapped occupant. PSE&G was dispatched before rescue operations could begin. Once power was secured to the area companies extricated the occupant who was transferred to the care of EMS with non-life threatening injuries. The home involved suffered extensive structural damage. This call was a unified effort by all Borough agencies. Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department , Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Ho Ho Kus DPW

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Ho Ho Kus Police Out Looking for “law abiding citizens”

Ho Ho Kus Police

May 12,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus Nj, Get caught by the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department !! If we catch you being a law abiding citizen, you will receive a card redeemable for one free scoop of Italian ice or one free cookie at the Ho-Ho-Kus Bakery. (Sponsored by Ho-Ho-Kus PBA Local# 353)

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Saturday Morning Crash on Franklin Turnpike in Ho-Ho-Kus

photos courtesy of Boyd loving’s Facebook Pages

May 6,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Two (2) injuries were reported in connection with a Saturday morning, 05/05, motor vehicle crash in front of 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. Both victims, including an 8-year old with a head injury, were attended to by members of the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corps. , Ho-Ho-Kus Police investigated the crash while members of Ho-Ho-Kus Fire department dealt with a crash related fluid spill and battery disconnect. The two (2) vehicles involved in the collision were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

 

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Major Paving of County Roads in Ho Ho Kus begins May 14th

roadwork

May 1,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department ,please be aware that the county will begin milling and paving county roads throughout town beginning May 14th, and will continue through the 18th.
Roads included are:
-Bogert Rd.
-West Saddle River Rd.
-Racetrack Rd.(East side of Rt 17)
-Hollywood Ave from Van Dyke Rd to East Saddle River Rd.
-East Saddle River Rd. from Bogert Rd to the Saddle River border.
Expect delays and please use caution when following detours.

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Tractor Trailer Takes Out Traffic Control Signal in Ho Ho Kus

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 26,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, An as yet to be located tractor trailer traveling northbound on North Franklin Turnpike through Ho-Ho-Kus was apparently responsible for damaging a traffic control signal at the intersection of Hollywood Avenue and North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus on Wednesday morning, 04/25. A Ho-Ho-Kus PD uniformed patrol officer was observed assisting northbound traffic at the busy intersection while awaiting the arrival of a repair crew from the Bergen County Road Department. Southbound traffic on North Franklin Turnpike from the Waldwick area was diverted prior to the accident site.

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Bergen County’s history truly is Revolutionary! This time war comes to Ho-Ho-Kus

River Edge NJ, right from the Bergen County Historical Society:

April 16th, 1780. Ho-Ho-Kus would never be the same…

On Saturday the 15th inst. a detachment of cavalry, consisting of two Captains, six Subalterns, and about one hundred and twenty horse, were ordered from Staten-Island on an excursion in the Jersies. They embarked by four o’clock in the afternoon, and the whole were at Bird’s-Point by eight o’clock in the evening, when Capt. Diemar pursued his march to Dumeres’s, where he arrived without opposition by twelve o’clock that night, joining Major Du Buys, who with three hundred foot had crossed the North-River at Fort Lee. The troops marched on as quick as the badness of the roads would permit, arrived at New Bridge about half past two, where one shot was fired by the enemy; one continental officer and three militia were taken, the former by the Hessians, and the latter by Lieut. Col. Buskirk, who served as a volunteer on the expedition. Major Du Buys left one Captain and fifty foot at the Bridge, to secure the return of his Majesty’s troops on that road, the remainder marched on towards Paramus, but the day appearing, and the rebels having one hundred and fifty continentals at the town, and a steep hill at a mile distance in their rear, the surprize could not be effected, on account of the fatiguing march which the foot underwent, it was therefore judged necessary that the cavalry should lead the van, when they pushed on, and finding a rebel picket of about thirty foot, commanded by an officer, on the right hand side of Paramus, in a field, surrounded with a fence, who fired several shot without effect, and then took to their heels, when Captain Deimar intercepted them: Fourteen were killed on the spot, and the officer retired with the remainder to a house, where he and several more were killed and the rest taken in arms. Some deserters came to join the party, and the commanding officer of the cavalry getting intelligence that the rebels had taken possession of a stone-house, he ordered them to dismount, surround, and storm it, which they did sword in hand. The house where they entered was fired at, but advancing slowly on the floor, and crying out that no quarters would be given, unless they surrendered instantly, which they did; and Major Boyl, of the 3rd Pennsylvania regiment, three subalterns, and about 6 privates were taken at the house. The rebel major being wounded through the breast, and unable to be transported, Captain Diemar left him upon parole. The loss of his Majesty’s troops were some men wounded before the house, Capt. Diemar’s horse was shot through the body; after they had surrendered a shot was fired from the top of the house, which dangerously wounded one of the Queen’s Rangers; the house was then set on fire, and had it not been for the humanity of Captain Diemar all the prisoners would have been put to death.
The cavalry took one Major, one Capt. three Subalterns, and fifty-two privates, and being rejoined by Major DuBuy at Paramus, the rebels having collected some hundred militia on the hill near the town, it was not thought expedient to attack them: Having compleatly succeeded in the enterprize, and two officers and about forty rebels killed, the whole detachment returned in as regular an order as any military manoeuvre can admit. The rebels pursued the King’s troops towards the English Neighbourhood, but lost many men by the spirited behaviour of the Hessians and the detachment of Colonel Robinson’s corps. Too much praise cannot be given to the officers and men of the detachment of cavalry, who behaved with great gallantry. They returned the 16th by eight o’clock in the evening, to their quarters at Staten-Island, without a single man or horse being taken by the enemy, after a continued march of more than eighty miles without having their horses fed.
Such is the exertion of British soldiers who fight in a just cause and for the rights of the best of Sovereigns, against the dishonourable banditti who formerly were too happy and fell into temptation.
Source: The Royal American Gazette (New York,) April 20, 1780.

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Ho Ho Kus Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

April 16,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of JASON KEIZER (DOB: 6/7/1985; single; and employed as a landscaper) of 40 Ardmore Road, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ on the charge of Possession of Child Pornography, as well as charges filed by the New York City Police Department in the Supreme Court of New York County, NY. 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 New York City Police Department Manhattan Special Victims Unit under the direction of Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, following a months-long investigation of child pornography on the Internet that involved one current child victim from New York City, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit and detectives from the New York City Police Department Manhattan Warrant Squad arrested Jason KEIZER in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. The investigation revealed that Jason KEIZER used the Internet to view and possess sexually explicit digital files depicting nude pubescent children and that Jason KEIZER had engaged in sexual activity with an underage victim in New York City.
Jason KEIZER was charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography in an amount less than 1,000 files, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(b)iii, a crime of the 3rd degree, and was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending extradition to New York State.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Acting Prosecutor Calo would like to thank the New York City Police Department Manhattan Special Victims Unit and Manhattan Warrant Squad, as well as the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.

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Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place

Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 6 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood Blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ,

Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Ho Ho Kus Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded to a rollover MVA at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Warren Place on Thursday morning, 04/05. Ambulance transportation to a local hospital was provided to one (1) adult female crash victim. Her injuries appeared to have been non life threatening in nature. The rolled over vehicle was righted by several Police & Fire Department members and subsequently removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Bergen County “Quick Response” SWAT Team Called to Ho Ho Kus on “Suicide by Cop” Call

SWAT Team Ho Ho Kus

Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

March 23,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus Police requested the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office “Quick Response” SWAT Team on Friday afternoon, 03/23, to search for an individual who reportedly made a threat to commit “suicide by cop,” Heavily armed SWAT Team personnel searched a unmarked white van with out of state plates that was parked in the rear of 215 Brookside Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus with negative results. Ridgewood Police assisted with crowd and traffic control. No explanation was provided as to how the van became a search target.