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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 27th

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Department reminds residents that National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

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Ridgewood Police Department is investigating possible “sexting” incidents involving school-aged students

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Important letter from Dr. Fishbein:
Dear Parents/Guardians,
I have been informed that the Ridgewood Police Department is investigating possible “sexting” incidents involving school-aged students in the school district. While these incidents did not happen at school, school authorities are working in conjunction with the Ridgewood Police Department on the investigation.

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

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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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BREAKING: Ridgewood Police Department is currently monitoring a bear in the area of North Monroe Street and Fairmount Road

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May 24,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Department is currently monitoring a bear in the area of North Monroe Street and Fairmount Road. Willard and Ridge students have been advised to stay in the building. Please use caution and notify the Police Department if you observe the bear as it travels through the area. 201-652-3900 . UPDATE: 11:50pm The bear has moved into Waldwick

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Ridgewood Police Department : Downed Power Lines are Dangerous

Ridgewood Police Department : Downed Power Lines are Dangerous

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March 9,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Wires installed on utility poles carry electricity. And when wires are down, they are dangerous—electricity can still flow through them.
Never assume that a downed or low hanging power line is not energized, as it still could be “live.”

TO REPORT A DOWNED WIRE: Call 1-800-436-PSEG and tell PSE&G the nearest cross street or the number of a nearby pole that has not been damaged and is away from any downed wires. The pole number can be found on the metal tag attached to the pole.

Never go near or touch an electrical wire. Never go near or touch anything or anyone that has come in contact with an electrical wire.
Stay at least 300 feet away from all downed wires–and keep others from going near them as well. Call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 or the Ridgewood Police Department 201-652-3900

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Ridgewood Police Department : If you lost power, do not call 911. Call PSE&G at 800-436-7734

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Mrch 7,2018

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Ridgewood NJ,This is an urgent message from the Ridgewood Police Department. There are numerous trees and live power lines down. Many downed power lines are covered in snow and are difficult to see. This creates a life threatening hazard. Stay away from power lines. Stay indoors and off the roads unless absolutely necessary. We are aware that much of the village is without power. If you lost power, do not call 911. Call PSE&G at 800-436-7734

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Anti-Mayor Groups Steps Up Attacks on Ridgewood Police Department

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…”The last gasp of those losing the argument is saying the conversation needs to stop “in defense of the institution.” See, for example, all those worried about “the institution” of the FBI that are railing against the President’s criticisms. I guess this issue is making Dear Leader nervous since her hit squad of cyber bully lackeys can’t shout it down. The worst political scandals are ones that ring true. #SelfServing seems to have hit that mark. For what it’s worth, you’re right: John Ward couldn’t get his son on the force. That takes being Mayor. After all, both of the recent mayors – political animals these pages full-throatedly support – have made that happen for their children. Instead of refuting the argument your point about Ward actually proves it.”

Ridgewood NJ, Wrong this is a direct attack on the Ridgewood Police Department , its union members and  the Civil Service system . You are claiming that the Civil Service system is a fraud, that the Ridgewood  Police department has hired incompetent officers  and  that that the town is not being adequately protected .

This effort by Don Delzio , former FAC members , and supporters of the 3 amigos is a vicious attempt to undermine police authority and indirectly casts dispersions on the entire police department.

As for the John Ward argument this one is one you , http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ridgewood/2016/12/11/ex-ridgewood-officer-faces-dwi-and-other-charges-sussex-county/95227000/

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Ridgewood Police Department is currently investigating fights that occurred on Stevens Field and then on Brookside Field over the weekend

Suspicious Activity at Ridgewood Bus Terminal caught the Attention of Ridgewood Police Officer

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November 3,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Police Department is currently investigating fights that occurred on Stevens Field and then on Brookside Field over the weekend. If there are any witnesses that would like to come forward, please contact Det. Casson at [email protected] or (201) 251-4537.

All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Ridgewood Police Department would like to remind all citizens of the Increased Amount of Scam Activity

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October 6,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Police Department would like to remind all citizens of the increased amount of scams occurring and specifically the scams involving computer cleaning or any that request payments over the phone with the use of gift cards. Always investigate the communications made through postal mail, telephone, and/or the internet to prevent fraud and deceptive activity. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Ridgewood Police Department to ensure you’re not becoming a victim of these scams.

On September 29, a South Pleasant Avenue resident reported being the victim of a fraud in the past. The victim reported discovering a suspicious email which attempted to confirm a fraudulent credit card purchase. The email hyperlink attempted to obtain her personal information as well as her credit card number. The victim reported she cancelled her credit card after reporting the incident to her credit card company.

A Sterling Place resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters on September 27, to report fraud and theft of impersonation in the past. The victim reported an unknown actor did use the victim’s identity to open and access several accounts without authorization. The Ridgewood Detective Bureau is investigating the incidents.

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Glen Rock Police Announce Suspect arrested in connection with 15 vehicle burglaries

Glen Rock Police Announce Suspect arrested in connection with 15 vehicle burglaries

June 7,2017
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Glen Rock NJ, Early this morning Glen Rock PD patrol officers found several vehicles that had just been burglarized. A perimeter was setup and a K9 track located one suspect hiding in bushes who was arrested by police. Assisting with the arrest were officers from the Ridgewood Police Department and Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.

We are still investigating and believe there were additional actors. As of now, we have about 15 reported vehicle burglaries. The known locations are Kent Road, Greenway Road, Oak Knoll Road, Lowell Road, Hillside Avenue and Rock Road. Four additional vehicle burglaries were reported on the Boulevard over the past weekend. The Hawthorne and Allendale Police Departments are also investigating car burglaries that may or may not be related over the past few weeks. Any victims who had not yet made a report are asked to contact the Glen Rock Police Department at 201-652-3800.

The GRPD Detective Bureau is asking anyone with home vi deo surveillance systems to review footage between 1:00 AM and 3:30 AM this morning to see if they captured any suspects and or vehicles on video. Anyone with possible video or other information on these burglaries is asked to please contact Detective Michael Trover at 201-670-3947 or Detective James Calaski at 201-670-3948.

ARRESTED:
Josean Alexander
DOB 03/22/1997
34 Highland Cross
Rutherford, NJ 07070