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Please Lock Your Car Doors

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Twp of Washington NJ, courtesy of the Twp of Washington Police, Bergen County has seen a wave of vehicle thefts and attempted thefts throughout the week during the overnight and early morning hours. Please do not leave your cars running and keys in your car. Please lock your car doors and NEVER leave the key fobs inside your vehicles. Remove all valuables.

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Twp of Washington Senior Scammed out of $9,000

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Twp. of Washington  NJ, Twp of Washington Police report that a resident was the victim of the “Grandparet scam” . According to sources a 29-year-old Bornx man is faceing charges after police say he stole $9,000 from a senior citizen using a scam involving a phony car accident.

The 82-year-old victim contacted police earlier that day to report he’d received “several phone calls from an unknown person who stated his grandson was in a car accident with a pregnant woman and needed cash for medical treatment,”

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Valley National Bancorp Merges with Oritani Financial Corp

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TWP of Washington NJ, Valley National Bancorp (“Valley”) (NASDAQ:VLY) announced today that it is doubling its market share in demographically attractive Bergen County and enhancing its presence in Hudson County by acquiring Oritani Financial Corp. (“Oritani”) (NASDAQ: ORIT).

The companies have entered into a merger agreement in which the common shareholders of Oritani will receive 1.60 shares of Valley common stock for each Oritani share they own. The transaction is valued at an estimated $740 million, based on Valley’s closing stock price on June 25, 2019.

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Twp of Washington Fire Department Warns Residents that They Do Not Solicit Money By Phone

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Twp.of Washington NJ, Twp of Washington Fire Deptartment issues a “Scam Alert”.

The Twp of Washington Fire Department has been notified that residents of the Twp of Washington have received phone calls from someone saying that they are a member of the Fire Department and trying to solicit money.

The Fire Department does NOT use this type of fundraising tactic. If you feel that the phone call is a scam please contact the Twp of Washington Police Dept. @ 201-664-1140

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Twp of Washington Fire Department Responds to 4th of July Garden State Parkway Fire

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Twp of Washington NJ, onn July 4th the Twp of Washington Fire Department responded to a hybrid car fire. Paramus Fire helped out with an assist with water.

The Garden State Parkway does not have a water source on it ( no fire hydrants ), so fire fighters rely strictly on tank water that comes on the engines.

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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.