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Ridgewood Police Chase Down Stop & Shop Shoplifters

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on December 21st, patrol units were dispatched to 175 Franklin Avenue on a report of a shoplifting in progress involving multiple actors. Upon arrival a witness reported observing two actors fleeing towards North Walnut Street. Patrol began to search the area and located both actors who fled on foot. The parties were apprehended and arrested by patrol. The stolen property was also recovered. A 38 year-old male from Union Township, N.J. was charged with shoplifting and the obstruction of administration of law and the second arrestee, a 46 year-old male from Paterson, N.J. was charged with shoplifting and the obstruction of administration of law. Both arrestees were served with a copy of the warrants and transported to the Bergen County Jail.

This followed and earlier incident when Ridgewood Police officers took four (4) individuals into custody during a motor vehicle traffic stop made in connection with an alleged attempted shoplifting at the Stop & Shop, 175 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood on Wednesday afternoon, 12/19. The traffic stop was affected by Glen Rock PD officers at the intersection of Glen Avenue and South Maple Avenue in Glen Rock. Police at the scene did not reveal the exact nature of criminal charges, if any, pending, or to be made, against the four (4) adults who were being detained.