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Alert Waldwick Officer Spots Dumpster Fire

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Waldwick NJ, according to the Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department , on Thursday  at approximately 10:30 a Waldwick Police officer on patrol on Franklin Turnpike spotted a dumpster on fire where the fire had extended to the structure. He had the Waldwick Fire dispatched to the scene. Chief Mike Ferrara was in command and ordered a two-out engine, with NORCON being activated and received a second alarm equivalent.

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Waldwick Farmers Market Shopping Center Fire No Injuries Reported

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Waldwick NJ, This morning at midnight the Waldwick Fire Department was dispatched to a working structure fire at the Farmers Market shopping center on Wyckoff Avenue.

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Rescue Squads Secure Scene After Car Takes Out Utility Pole in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, the Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department, Rescue 642 and Squad 634 responded to a car that hit a utility pole on Franklin Turnpike yesterday afternoon. Firemen secured the vehicle and disconnect the battery. Both units then stood by till the arrival of PSE&G. One airbag was deployed and no reports of injury .

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Waldwick Contractor Admits Role In Scheme With Former Municipal Utilities Authority Commissioner To Steal Funds And Pay Kickbacks

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Waldwick NJ, A Paterson-based contractor today admitted conspiring with a commissioner of the now-defunct Paterson Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) to steal funds and pay kickbacks in return for obtaining work from the authority, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Anthony Cacciola, 47, of Waldwick, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right.

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Wednesday Morning Rollover 17 Southbound in Waldwick

Photo and post courtesy of the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Association

Waldwick NJ, according to the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Association this morning at 6:15 am the Waldwick Fire Department was dispatched to a reported rollover on Route 17 southbound. Chief Mike Ferrara arrived to find a car on its side against the bridge that spans over Sheridan Avenue. There were many motorists that had stopped to assist and were holding up the car to prevent it from rolling back over. Chief Ferrara ordered the Rescue Jacks off Rescue 642 to be placed into service immediately to secure the vehicle. Meanwhile the crew from Squad 634 assisted in putting the Hurst tools into service to free the victim who was trapped in the vehicle. With multiple tools working the victim was freed from the car very quickly and was treated by an ALS & BLS unit from the Valley Hospital. An excellent job by all who responded.

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Waldwick Police are Investigating A Series of Motor Vehicle Thefts

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Waldwick NJ, The Waldwick Police Department is investigating several motor vehicle burglaries that occurred this morning between 2AM and 3AM on the west side of town. As a result three motor vehicles with key fobs left in the vehicles were stolen. All vehicles that were entered were left unlocked. Once again we would like to remind everyone that simply removing your key fob from the car and locking the door will deter criminals from coming to our boro to commit crimes. If you have surveillance video or information that could assist the investigation please contact Det. Palaia of the Waldwick Police Detective Bureau at 201-652-5623.

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3-alarm Fire on Franklin Turnpike Sends Waldwick Firefighter to Valley Hospital

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Waldwick NJ, Waldwick Fire department battled at 3-alarm structure fire at 96 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick on Tuesday afternoon, 10/30. Mutual aid fire, police and EMS services responded from several neighboring communities to assist Waldwick Fire, Waldwick Police, and Waldwick EMS. One (1) firefighter was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with a non life threatening injury. Traffic on busy Franklin Turnpike in Waldwick was detoured while emergency crews worked at the scene.

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Van Slams into Auto Repair Facility on Crescent Avenue in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, A work van owned by a heating/air conditioning contractor slammed into a gas station/auto repair facility located at 11 Crescent Avenue, Waldwick on Monday morning, 10/15. Waldwick Fire Department and Wyckoff Fire Department personnel worked to stabilize the building after the vehicle was removed by a flatbed tow truck. The extent of injuries to the van’s occupants and/or employees of the facility was unknown. Waldwick Police officers detoured northbound traffic on Crescent Avenue away from the scene while emergency crews worked.

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Waldwick Man Charged with Sexual Assault on an Underaged Girl

August 3,2018

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Waldwick NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of JOSE A. PALACIOS RIVAS, (DOB: 12/02/1992; Single; and employed as restaurant food runner) of 32 West Prospect Street, Waldwick, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 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 Waldwick Police Department under the direction of Chief Mark Messner.

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (“BCPOSVU”) received a report that Jose A. PALACIOS RIVAS, who was then twenty-years-old, had sexual intercourse on multiple occasions with a female who was under the age of sixteen. An investigation by the BCPOSVU and the Waldwick Police Department resulted in the arrest of PALACIOS RIVAS on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. PALACIOS RIVAS was charged with one count of Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(4), a crime of the 2nd degree and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a), a crime of the 3rd degree. PALACIOS RIVAS is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Waldwick Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.