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“Smash & Grab” Style Burglary Hits Broad Street in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood Nj, Ridgewood police are currently investigating an apparent “smash & grab” burglary that took place at Super Cellars, 32 South Broad Street. The incident is likely to have taken place late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

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Seasonal Part Time Parking Enforcement Officer for Ridgewood Police Department

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Ridgewood NJ, Seasonal Part Time Parking Enforcement Officer for Ridgewood Police Department.

Part time position, up to 20 hours per week starting at $17.98/hr., will need to work Saturdays. Applications are available at the Police Dept. and on the Police Dept. website. Send resume, cover letter and application to Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke, Ridgewood Police Dept., 131 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 by April 28th 2019. The Village of Ridgewood is an EOE and civil service community. All hiring is provisional and subject to Civil Service and residency requirements.

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Ridgewood Police Department Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers During April

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Ridgewood NJ, Law enforcement officers from the Ridgewood Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

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Midland Park Resident Reports Assault at Ridgewood Business

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police report a Midland Park, N.J. resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters on March 23rd to report being of the victim of an assault in the past. The victim reported the incident occurred while he was visiting a business on Godwin Avenue when the actor physically assaulted him causing minor injury. The victim was able to identify the actor but he did not wish to pursue complaints at this time.

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Reports Continue of Mail theft at Ridgewood Post Office

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Ridgewood Police continue to report mail box theft. On March 20th, a Haverstaw, N.Y. resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report a theft in the past. The victim reported sending three money orders through the Ridgewood Post Office, however the money orders did not reach the intended recipient in Binghamton, N.Y. but discovered to have been endorsed by an unknown person in Haverstaw, N.Y. The victim requested documentation of the incident.

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Pedestrian Hit In Cross Walk in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on March 19th patrol units were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and North Maple Avenue. Upon arrival the pedestrian was treated for minor injuries and transported by ambulance to the Valley Hospital. The driver of the vehicle involved was issued a summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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Ridgewood Police Called in on Criminal Trespass

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on March 18th patrol units responded to a Cliff Street residence on a report of criminal trespass. The victim reported discovering an unknown person had entered onto his property and opened the garage door. Patrol units responded to the area and located the male party. The victim reported nothing was missing from the property and did not wish to sign complaints after police interviewed the actor.

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Ridgewood Resident Gets Duped on Renovation Loan

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood Police Department a Van Buren Street resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters on March 12th to report being the victim of bad checks. The victim reported after agreeing to provide a private loan in the amount of $219,000 for a real estate renovation she began to receive checks which were deposited and returned for insufficient funds. Det. Peter Youngberg provided the victim with instructions on how to proceed with attempting to collect the debt through civil court or signing criminal complaints.

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PSE&G Alerts Customers to Be Aware of Scammers

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Demands for immediate payment and scammers posing as utility workers remain top scams

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is reminding customers to stay alert to scammers, particularly those posing as utility workers or demanding immediate payment for utility bills.

Several law enforcement agencies in the tristate area have reported a rise in scam activity recently and customers need to remain vigilant. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the top scams in New Jersey are impostor scams and debt collection scams. Last year, more than 20,000 people in our state reported scams costing over $25 million. In 2018, more than 300 scams were reported to PSE&G – a 25 percent increase over 2017.

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