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Unlocked Cars Stolen in Township of Washington

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Twp of Washington NJ, Twp of Washington police are investigating two car thefts and more than a dozen burglaries of cars that occurred early Saturday morning in a series of what appears to be connected crimes.
Both cars were stolen around 1 a.m Saturday and valuables such as money, credit cards and phones were taken from the vehicles, all of which were left unlocked at the time.

The Washington Township Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating and urged all residents to report any suspicious activity in a timely manner and lock all vehicles along with removing any valuables and key fobs.

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Twp. of Washington Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

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Twp of  Washington NJ, A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was arrested and charged today with distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jeffrey Laino, 37, of Washington Township, New Jersey, was arrested at his home. He is charged by complaint with one count of distributing child pornography. Laino made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor today in Newark federal court.

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Linwood Ave in Twp of Washington Closed Starting Monday 9am

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Twp of Washington NJ, TRAFFIC ALERT – LINWOOD AVE DETOUR – 5/20 – The Twp. of Washington Police Department would like to advise all residents that Linwood Ave. will be shut down in both direction begining Monday May 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM for approximately three (3) days.  The police dept. will establish a detour directing westbound Linwood Ave. traffic onto southbound Highland Ave.  Please allow additional time for your commute. 

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Twp. of Washington Fire Responds to Car Fire at Exit 168 on the GSP

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Twp of Washington NJ, the Twp of Washington Fire Dept.reported that last week  week, Engine 43 responded to a reported car fire on the Garden State Parkway just prior to exit 168. Upon arrival, units found a Dodge Durango fully involved. Two hose lines were stretched allowing for a quick knock down of the fire. No injuries reported and cause of the fire unknown.

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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

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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

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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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