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Upper Saddle River on Coyote Watch

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Upper Saddle River NJ, The Upper Saddle River Police Department’s paramount function is the safety of all our residents. After the recent coyote attacks in Mahwah, N.J., The Upper Saddle River Police Department is furnishing all our residents with some tips concerning coyotes and what to do if you are confronted by a coyote. Residents need to remember that the Coyote is part of the wildlife population in the Borough of Upper Saddle River. Coyotes are usually very timid and have adapted to living with the general population. If you see a coyote, and it is being aggressive please contact the Upper Saddle River Police Department at 201-327-2700.

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Another Bergen Police Chase leads to One Arrest

Hysheem A. Walker (Paramus Police)

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PARAMUS NJ, according to the Paramus Police at around 2:35 a.m. Wednesday morning , Paramus police received an alert from Upper Saddle River police that officers were in per suite of a 2017 BMW 7 series on Route 17 that had been reported stolen Monday in Deal NJ.  A short time later, Paramus officer Nicholas Tanelli spotted the car, which was occupied by three men, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.The BMW headed south, onto the Garden State Parkway and then onto Route 21, Tanelli, along with Paramus Police Officer Connor Nutland, continued to pursue the vehicle, which lost control near Exit 4 in Newark and crashed, striking one of the Paramus police cars. 

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36th Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Reminder that tomorrow June 7 we will be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Expect delays and road closures on Lake Street between Mountainview Road and West Saddle River Road as well as West Saddle River Road between Old Chimney and Allendale Road. Over 300 students from USR will be running with our Police Officers this year!!!!

Law enforcement officers from around the State of New Jersey will run with the Flame of Hope in the 36th Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. Over 3,000 officers will be taking part as either runners, escort or volunteers to not only raise money but to also bring awareness of and for the athletes. The run will culminate at The College of New Jersey on Friday night at the opening ceremonies of the SONJ Summer Games. The Flame of Hope will light the cauldron to start the games! An amazing site to behold. If you are in the area at 7pm, stop and see the event. It will change your life forever!

For more information or to donate, go to https://www.njtorchrun.org/ or www.SONJ.org

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“Clean Water Action” Goes Door to Door in Upper Saddle River

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Upper Saddle River Police , issues and important message door-to-door solicitors/canvassing. The irony is not lost to the Ridgewood blog , that while its OK to collect money for “Clean Water Action” the Toll Brothers site at Apple Ridge continues to dump run off into local water ways and hardly a politician has raised a finger, despite environmental damage to Pleasant Brook and Saddle River. 

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Upper Saddle River Police Officer Arrested

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Upper Saddle River Police Officer KYLE ZYSKOWSKI (DOB: 04/16/1985; married) of Ramsey, New Jersey. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Upper Saddle River Police Department under the direction of Chief Patrick Rotella.

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Upper Saddle River Police Issue Crime Alert

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Upper Saddle River NJ, on May 3rd the Upper Saddle River Police department issued an important  crime alert , warning residents of multiple car thefts off of East Saddle River Road ,where four vehicles were stolen , all by key fob left in the cars and one was one taken from a closed garage using a garage door opener left in an other car. A  residential burglary and an attempted burglary  were also reported , both occurred while residents were home.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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file photo by Boyd Loving 

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Upper Saddle River NJ, the Upper Saddle River Police remid us to drive carefully during the holidays. As Americans hit the road this holiday season to celebrate with family and friends, it’s important that we all drive safely—and safe driving means sober driving. That’s why The Upper Saddle River Police Department will be participating in the NHTSA annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign (December 13-31) to raise public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drives home why it is so critical to always drive sober. Over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in drunk-driving crashes during the Christmas through New Year’s holiday period. In December 2016 alone, 781 people lost their lives in drunk-driving crashes.

To support Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, NHTSA released a new advertisement called “No Big Deal,” which vividly illustrates the destruction caused by a drunk driver. This ad is accompanied by a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) web experience of a drunk driving crash scene, nhtsa.gov/crash, that allows the viewer to interact with first responders and understand how one selfish choice to drink and drive can affect others.

The “No Big Deal” VR experience also highlights another consequence of drinking and driving: getting arrested. Law enforcement around the country will be making a special effort during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over to find and arrest drunk drivers. The average arrest, including attorney fees, fines, court costs, and other expenses, can set you back $10,000. About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.

Protect yourself and others this holiday season by always driving sober. For many, the holidays and holiday parties involve alcohol. Be honest with yourself about how you celebrate, and make a plan to get home without getting behind the wheel. Designate a driver, take public transportation, use a ridesharing service, or use NHTSA’s SaferRide app to call a taxi or a friend to pick you up. The app is available for Android devices on Google Play and Apple devices in the iTunes store.

This is the season of giving, so give yourself and all your neighbors the gift of safer roads by driving sober over the holidays. Carry that safer driving habit into the New Year by making a resolution to always drive sober. If we all do that, we will celebrate the holidays safely and ring in a better and safer 2018.

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Beware of Orange and Rockland Power Payment Scam on Facebook

May 13,2018

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Upper Saddle River NJ, had this passed on by the Upper Saddle River Police department .

A Message from Orange and Rockland Power ,

Orange and Rockland Power: CUSTOMERS BEWARE NEW BILL PAYMENT SCAM ON FACEBOOK

PEARL RIVER, NY May 8, 2018 — O&R warned its customers today about a new phony bill-payment scheme — this time in Spanish on Facebook — in which crooks pose as “consultants” who offer to help customers pay their debts. In reality, the crooks are stealing the customers’ money.
The thieves say on Facebook that if customers wire a percentage of their “electric, cable, cell phone or any utility bill” to the scammers, the crooks will put up the difference to fully pay the bill. The example the phony post uses is if a customer’s bill is $250, the customer can wire the thief $150 and thief will cover the rest.
It looks too good to be true. That’s because it isn’t true. The scammer doesn’t cover the customer’s bill. The scammer steals the customer’s money.
To make things worse, after the customer sends the payment to the scammer, the thieves send the customer a bogus 646 phone number for the customer to call to confirm that their payment was received by the company and the bill was paid in full.
Once again, not true. No payment was made on the account. The thieves stole the customer’s money that was intended to pay the bill, the thieves had no intention of helping retire the debt and the bill still needs to be fully paid.
Don’t let this happen to you.
If you have questions about your O&R bill payment, call O&R Customer Service directly at (877) 434-4100 or email us.

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Motorcyclist airlifted to a trauma center following a Saturday afternoon crash on Route 17 southbound near North Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey

Motorcyclist airlifted to a trauma center

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

July 16,2017

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Ramsey NJ ,A motorcyclist was airlifted to a trauma center following a Saturday afternoon crash on Route 17 southbound near North Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey. Mahwah EMS, Mahwah Police, and Upper Saddle River Police assisted at the scene. Two (2) travel lanes and the right shoulder of Route 17 southbound near the crash scene were closed for an accident investigation. A field sobriety test was observed being administered to an adult male who was apparently involved in the crash. A black colored, 4-door sedan with out of state license plates and heavy rear end damage was seen parked in a nearby gas station with police inspecting it.