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Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S

June 11,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the arrests of TYRONE GOINS (DOB: 02/14/80; single; and unemployed) of 90 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey and his brother, TRAVIS GOINS (DOB: 01/25/85; single; and employed as a driver) of 44 Brookway Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey. The arrests are the culmination of a three-month-long investigation by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, along with a multi-jurisdictional burglary task force comprised of detectives from Fort Lee, Paramus, Cliffside Park, Tenafly, Saddle River, and Teaneck police departments.

In response to a reported increase of residential burglaries in the eastern part of Bergen County, detectives from the affected towns met and shared information about the burglaries. As a result, a task force was formed and a joint investigation began.

On the evening of June 8, 2017, task force detectives were conducting physical surveillance in the Borough of Cliffside Park. TYRONE GOINS and TRAVIS GOINS were observed in a vehicle that circled the same blocks for a period of time. Shortly after the vehicle left the area, detectives confirmed that a burglary had been committed to a residence on Washington Avenue in Cliffside Park. Detectives were able to locate the suspects’ vehicle and conduct a motor vehicle stop.

TYRONE GOINS and TRAVIS GOINS were each charged with one count of Burglary, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C18-2A(1), a crime of the 3rd degree, for the Washington Avenue, Cliffside Park burglary along with an additional count of Burglary, for an April 27th, 2017 residential burglary to a Cliffside Park residence on West End Avenue. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.

Tyrone GOINS and Travis GOINS are currently lodged in the Bergen County Jail, pending a detention hearing.

Prosecutor Grewal states that the charges against the defendants are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Fort Lee, Paramus, Cliffside Park, Tenafly, Saddle River and Teaneck Police Departments for their assistance with this investigation.

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A coyote attacked a small dog in the Oak Road area in Saddle River


May 18,2015

the Saddle River PoliceSaddle River Police  report that on Sunday May 17, 2015 at approximately 9:00 PM a resident from the Oak Road area reported that their small dog had just fought with a coyote and managed to escape. The dog was taken by its owner to an animal hospital for treatment. Officers responded to the area and were unsuccessful in locating the coyote. TYCO Animal Control was notified and is working with the State Division of Wildlife on this incident. The dog is up to date with its vaccinations and is now home recovering with its family.

Due to recent events involving coyotes and other wildlife in the Tri-State area, residents should not leave small animals and or children outside unattended. Residents should also be aware that larger dogs have been targeted and attacked in other jurisdictions.

If your pet is attacked be careful not to touch any saliva left on their fur or hair by a bite from another animal. If the animal is rabid, this saliva could transmit the rabies virus. Wash your hands immediately and thoroughly if they come in contact with saliva from a wild animal. Your pet may also need to be washed if it doesn’t require immediate medical attention.

All pet owners are reminded to keep their animals up to date on their rabies vaccinations.

Keeping vaccinations current will prevent a pet from possibly being subjected to a lengthy quarantine or euthanized if it has an encounter with a rabid animal.

The Health Department reminds everyone to stay clear of all wildlife, especially any that are acting sick or unusually friendly. If you see suspicious acting wildlife please report them immediately to the Saddle River Police Department.

For more information on rabies visit