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Ridgewood Police ,Fire and EMS Respond to Chain Reaction Crash on Linwood Avenue

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, An early Monday afternoon, 09/15, three (3) vehicle chain reaction crash at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood sent two (2) individuals to the hospital by ambulance, with a third victim refusing medical attention beyond an on-scene evaluation. Ridgewood Police Department, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS responded to aid the victims, as did a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Two (2) tow trucks were required to remove wreckage from the scene. The crash may have been related to a medical episode experienced by one (1) of the drivers involved.

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Five Paterson Men Admit Stealing Over $300,000 In Checks From Dozens Of Mail Collection Boxes in Bergen

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Ridgewood NJ, Five Paterson, New Jersey, men have admitted their roles in a scheme to steal checks worth more than $300,000 from U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail collection boxes throughout New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jerry Lake-Rodriguez, 26, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Co-defendants Ismael Alicea Jr., 26, Yerrisson Garcia-Rodriguez, 24, Brayan Ulloa-Ulloa, 24, and Johan Lake-Rodriguez, 27, previously pleaded guilty to separate informations charging each with conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

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Thieves Target Unlocked Vehicles in Ridgewood

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , according to the Ridgewood police over the last several weeks, there have been many cars which have been left unlocked, and many of them have the key fob in them.  At times, the actors take belongings and money from the cars, and other times, they steal the car.  In fact, four cars were stolen from residents’ driveways, 9/12/19 through 9/14/19, because the key fobs were left in the cars.
 
The Ridgewood Police Department is asking for help from the public to PLEASE lock your homes and cars and remove any valuables and keys or key fobs.  We do not want any police officers or civilians injured or killed in an attempt to catch the actors. The actors will move to other areas if they are unable to locate unlocked vehicles or find anything of value. In addition, if anyone has any video of the actors or events, please contact the Ridgewood Detective Bureau at 201-251-4536.

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Starbucks Peeping Tom Picked Up by Ridgewood Police

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  In response to complaints that unsolicited & intrusive photographs were being taken of young women exiting a restaurant’s restroom on two (2) successive days, Ridgewood Police detectives took one (1) adult male into custody on Friday afternoon, 09/13, at Starbucks, 363 Route 17, Ridgewood. The individual and evidence obtained via a search of his vehicle were immediately transported to Ridgewood Police headquarters. All individuals should be considered innocent of any & all crimes until found guilty in a court of law.

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One suspect sought for questioning in connection with a pedestrian strike during Saturday’s “Ride Out”

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  A “Ride Out” (a.k.a. Bicycle Rally) involving well over one (1) dozen juvenile bicycle riders disrupted traffic along South Maple Avenue in Glen Rock and Ridgewood on Saturday afternoon, 09/07. The fast moving group was allegedly on its way to disrupt motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic near a Starbucks restaurant in Ridgewood.

An adult female pedestrian was struck and injured in Glen Rock by at least one (1) of those participating in the unsanctioned event (which had come to the attention of Ridgewood Police earlier in the week). Her injuries were reported to be non life threatening in nature. Two (2) small groups of riders were stopped by Glen Rock Police and Ridgewood Police officers, but they were both released after questioning. One (1) suspect is still being sought for questioning in connection with the pedestrian strike.

The police did not release details on who was behind the so called “Ride Out”.

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Ridgewood Police Call “Ride Out” event an unsanctioned ill advised gathering

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, in a letter Ridgewood Police Chief Jacquline Luthcke spelled out issues she had with Saturdays so called “Ride Out” .

The “Ride Out” scheduled for Saturday September 7th is being promoted as a youth lead disruption of traffic and businesses in the Central Business District of Ridgewood.

Luthcke asked parents to discourage this behavior and voiced concerns for the kids as well as residents safety.

The Ridgewood blog is far more curious which parents are behind this and who is encouraging the kids ?

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Heavily Chained Bicycle Stolen in Board Daylight From Ridgewood Train Station Bike Rack

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Ridgewood NJ, a resident was parked at the Ridgewood Train Station awaiting a family member to arrive from the city in the lot facing the Social Services office last night Thursday  September 5th 2019 .

A young man came off the train soon discovered his commuter Bicycle had been stolen despite a heavy chain and Lock .He continued to look in the bike racks and was completely frustrated to have his property lifted in broad daylight . Fairly Bold theft in the middle of the day during daylight hours.

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Reader Says , “personally I’d like to thank all these and other professionals for all they do for myself my elderly parents and all the people in between it takes a very special kinda person to do what you do”

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“I was in the ER as well the police EMS where amazing treated driver with respect and patience even when driver got angry when spoken to saying “it’s my house I hit what is the big deal ? What are you trying to get from me ?” The officer was far more patient then I think I would’ve been bc as he responded “I’m trying to help you jog your memory bc your asking me again where these black & black marks came from ” he was very professional the entire I was there , regardless of why “accident ” occurred I can’t understand how anyone would question anything EMS / police responses especially volunteer professionals , I have to assume that the person who stated “waste of tax payer funds ” must have a crystal ball or knows he or she will never need the services of these professionals … crazy to judge anything like this … personally I’d like to thank all these and other professionals for all they do for myself my elderly parents and all the people in between it takes a very special kinda person to do what you do I know I couldn’t !”

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Ridgewood Police ,Fire and EMS all Respond Driveway Crash

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, and Ridgewood EMS rushed to aid the adult female driver of a Mercedes sedan who crashed her vehicle while pulling into her own driveway on Thursday afternoon, 08/08. A flatbed tow truck was called to remove the passenger car from its resting place. Fire Department personnel reported no structural damage occurred to the house. A medical episode may have immediately preceded the crash.