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Don’t plug space heaters into an extension cord!

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Twp. of Washington NJ,Twp of Washington Fire Department reminds us why we don’t plug space heaters into an extension cord?

This is because a space heater, no matter what size, draws a high amount of electricity and can overload a circuit or overheat an extension cord thus causing an electrical fire. If possible, get a space heater that plugs directly into the wall outlet.

These pictures are from a call tonight. We were called to an odor of something burning, upon investigation our crews found this cord.

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Twp. of Washington Juvenile Charge in Drug Deal Gone Bad Hit and Run

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Twp. of Washington NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of a 17-year-old JUVENILE from Washington Township, NJ, on charges of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Endangering An Injured Victim, Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury, and Assault By Auto. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Washington Township Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn Hooper.

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Driver Losing Control and Hits Tree in Twp. of Washington

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

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Twp of Washington NJ, The adult male driver of a Honda Pilot lost control of his vehicle and slammed head on into a tree in front of 100 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township on Saturday afternoon, 02/02. A Westwood EMS ambulance crew performed an on site patient evaluation, and then transported him to The Valley Hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries. The wrecked SUV was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Washington Township Police handled the accident investigation. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the victim was alone in his vehicle.

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Fallen Tree Shuts Down Washington Township Public Library

photo by Boyd Loving

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Twp of Washington NJ, a tree fell onto roof of Washington Township Public Library on Tuesday, closing the library till further notice . The library is located at 144 Woodfield Road.

According to the Library’s website : Due to a fallen tree on the building, we are closed until further notice. Please call or check back for future updates.

Not sure what the policy is on over due books when the Library is closed ?

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Burglary Prevention Tips from the Township of Washington Police Department

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TWP of Washington NJ, The Township of Washington Police Department are urging all residents to be diligent this holiday season by locking their homes, setting alarms, and leaving lights on both inside and outside of their homes. According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the U.S. during November and December each year. Burglars don’t have time to break into heavily secured homes. This is because most burglars do not want to get caught. Chances are that they will target your home if they know it’s not well secured and that you are not home. Burglars are opportunists, eliminate opportunities for them by locking all doors/windows/gates. Also, secure your vehicles as burglars will attempt to gain entry into them as well.

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Township of Washington Police Seek Alleged Burglary Suspect

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Twp of Washington NJ,Township police are seeking the public’s help finding a man who they claim tried to break into a local residence. In a Ring surveillance video released by police, the suspect is seen walking up to the front door of a Hampshire Road home wearing black gloves. After looking over the inside of the home ,then he leaves.

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David’s Bagels Worth the Trip

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Twp of Washington NJ, for those of you who live on the east side of Ridgewood , yes Gwenn the Glen School area is  part of Ridgewood , and had a chance to visit out neighbor to the east ,Twp of Washington you may have had the pleasure of stopping in for a bagel at David’s Bagels. Davids is located in a strip mall at 307 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676 .

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The Township of Washington Police Department is proud to announce the first edition of the “Township of Washington Police Cop Card” program

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Twp of Washington NJ, The Township of Washington Police Department is proud to announce the first edition of the “Township of Washington Police Cop Card” program. This program furnishes the Township of Washington Police Officers with baseball type trading cards. The front of the cards will have the officers photograph and the back of the card will contain a short biography of the officer, as well as a personal message to the children from that officer.

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Twp of Washington , PBA : Lock your vehicles

Washington Twp Police and Fire Respond to a False Alarm on Hampton Court
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Twp of Washington NJ, PBA Local 206 Twp of Washington  reminds everyone with the recent rash of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries please remember:

Lock your vehicles
Remove all key fobs from your vehicle
Remove all valuables from your vehicle

Please report any suspicious activity in a timely manner.