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Reader claims , “Ridgewood police say it is an organized group with workers getting dropped off in neighborhoods to find cars”

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“We thwarted an attempted car theft from my driveway in Ridgewood near the same area the next night, Thursday the 11th. They came by about at 3am. Ridgewood police say it is an organized group with workers getting dropped off in neighborhoods to find cars. While locking will help, that is not all there is to it. They have technology and can sometimes unlock locked cars (think of your universal remote) and also they have successfully made duplicate keys for cars they find and want then come back later. So those of you that are posting smugly with no sympathy for your neighbors that have been victims might be surprised if you could be a victim too someday. Even more upsetting is that if we catch they guys like in the videos, they are just the punks recruited from Paterson or Newark. But the car theft business will continue on with new recruits.”

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Reader calls Car theft Spree ,”This is big time big money very organized”

“This is beyond look at Police Department work. This is extremely on the cover federal. They are stealing high-end cars and exporting them out of the country. This is not the typical kid taking the car for a joyride. Or fashion shop shops. This is big time big money very organized. This has been going on for a few years in our area.The old days they broke your window, I want to use the old fashions SlimJim That’s over”

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Ridgewood PBA : This is simple. Lock your doors and do NOT leave your keys in the car!

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PBA Local 20 : READ! This is simple. Lock your doors and do NOT leave your keys in the car! We can’t stress this enough. Your officers are out there day in and day out protecting the community but we could use a little assistance! #9pmroutine Thank you!

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Car Stolen on Woodside Ave in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, this is being reported on many Ridgewood related Facebook pages, “One of my neighbors asked me to share this news. Their car was stolen last night from their driveway on Woodside Avenue. The car was parked around 9:40 pm last night near their garage. The end of their driveway was blocked by their other car. The car was not locked but the key was not inside. Somehow the thief was able to start the car and reverse it over their front yard since the driveway was blocked.

Please be sure to lock your cars. And do not leave anything valuable in your cars. Stay safe!”

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People Lock Your Car Doors !

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Ridgewood Nj, Ridgewood report a surge is vehicle break ins in the Village .

A Waldwick, N.J. resident reported a burglary and theft into an unlocked vehicle on July 7th. The vehicle was parked on Litchfield Street when the incident occurred. The victim reported (3) male actors entered the unlocked vehicle and took cash and other items. The victim reported the incident occurred at 0422 hrs. and was captured on a security camera. The approximate amount stolen from the vehicle was $55.00. Three
other unlocked vehicles were believed to have been entered on Litchfield Street immediately after the incident and were captured on the security video but haven’t been reported at this time.

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Englewood Man Assaulted in Ridgewood on July 4th

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police report that on July 4th, patrol units were dispatched to 263 Franklin Avenue on a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival an Englewood, N.J. resident reported he was the victim of an assault. The victim reported the actor fled prior to patrol’s arrival. The victim was treated for minor injuries and refused further medical treatment. The victim identified the actor and reported he will respond to sign a criminal complaint at a later time.

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UPDATE: Early Morning Crash Leaves Two Seriously Injured

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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.

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Multi-Vehicle Collision in Ridgewood Sends One to Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, One (1) person was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital following a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Godwin Avenue and South Monroe Street, Ridgewood on Friday morning, 07/12. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, and Ridgewood EMS responded to the incident. Flatbed tow trucks removed two (2) wrecks from the scene. Injuries sustained by the transported victim were reported to have been non life threatening in nature.