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Ridgewood Child’s Library Card used to Rack up Over $1000 in Overdue Fines

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Ridgewood NJ, according to North Jersey Media a village child’s library card was fraudulently used to rack up over $1,000 in fines borrowing items from local area libraries.

Sources say ,at least 46 items were fraudulently checked out of two Bergen County libraries using a 12-year-old Ridgewood boy’s library card. The Items were checked out from both Mahwah and Wyckoff libraries and the Ridgewood resident has received an overdue notice of $1,000 fine notice.

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Ridgewood Water Catches Contractor Dumping Contaminated Soil on its Wyckoff Property

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Ridgewood NJ, Northjersey.com has reported that .,”Ridgewood Water says its water supply is safe after catching a contractor dumping contaminated soil on its Wyckoff property.”

Northjersey goes to state in the article that , “A utility employee saw a local contractor on Aug. 20 dumping between four and six loads of soil at the Ames wellfield. According to a statement by Ridgewood Water, the Wyckoff Police Department was immediately notified and is investigating. At the same time, the Ames well was shut down as a precaution.” Interesting when the Ridgewood blog checked the Wyckoff Police blotter , there was no mention of the incident on that or any other date and when we went to the Ridgewood Water website it was off line on September 27th in the evening .We do know how that feels but it seemed an odd coincidence .

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Wyckoff Home Hit by Car

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 9,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, A 4-door BMW sedan crashed through the front wall of a home on Harding Road, Wyckoff early Wednesday afternoon, 08/08, and became completely wedged in a first floor room of the structure. Wyckoff Police, Wyckoff Fire Department, and Wyckoff EMS responded to the scene. A flatbed tow truck winched the vehicle out of the structure and up onto the truck’s tow bed. At least one (1) person was reported to have been injured in the crash; no word from police at the scene as to whether the injured party was an occupant of the vehicle involved, or an occupant of the home. A representative from the Township of Wyckoff’s Building Department was also on scene.

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Water Main Break Closes Franklin Avenue Near Boulder Run in Wyckoff Yesterday

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July 21,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, Yesterday Friday July 20, a water main break occurred on Franklin Avenue in the vicinity of the entrance to Boulder Run. Franklin Avenue in both directions (East & Westbound) was closed between Main Street and Godwin Avenue. Ridgewood Water and Wyckoff traffic officers were on site.

East-bound & West-bound Franklin Avenue have been reopened between Main Street & Godwin Avenue .

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Orange and Rockland Power Customers Hit by Payment Scam

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June 1,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, the Wyckoff police have again issued a warning to Orange and Rockland customers .The latest rash of phony-bill payment schemes in which imposters pose as utility company representatives and call customers, demanding immediate payment for what the crooks fraudulently claim are delinquent electric and gas bills.
These scammers pose as utility company employees and call customers saying their service will be disconnected if they do not make an immediate payment using a prepaid debit card or even a credit card.
Orange and Rockland does not accept payment from prepaid debit cards.
Orange and Rockland urges anyone who is contacted in this fashion to break off contact with the crooks and call O&R Customer Service at 1-877-434-4100.
If you are contacted by someone who says they represent O&R and you wish to verify their identity, call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 to verify their identity and the nature of their business with you.
Remember, when in doubt, hang up the phone or break off contact, and call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 to verify that the person you are dealing with is an O&R employee conducting legitimate business.

Orange & Rockland and its subsidiary, Rockland Electric Company, serve approximately 300,000 electric customers in New York and northern New Jersey, and more than 130,000 natural gas customers in New York.

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Wyckoff Police Update Information on Found Teanage Runaways

April 20,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, Wyckoff Police Chief David V. Murphy reported that the police department received a report from Eastern Christian Middle School staff on Wednesday, April 18th at approximately 4:41pm. The staff reported that two 13 year old female students were missing and were last observed walking off of school property at approximately 3:10pm. Detectives and Officers of the department immediately gathered all pertinent information and began their investigation. Early on, information was developed that revealed this was a planned departure by the girls and that they were planning to “run away”.

With this in mind, officers continued to pursue the investigation and enlisted the assistance of the Bergen County Prosecutors Office – Special Victim’s Unit, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo and Chief of Detectives, Robert Anzilotti. Both agencies continued to work throughout the night aggressively pursuing all leads and interviewing numerous persons. At approximately 3:50am, both females were found safe and unharmed by investigating officers and turned over to the care of their parents. It was confirmed that they had planned to run away and no other persons were involved. We would like to remind everyone that both girls are minors. As such, we ask for privacy for the girls and their families during this time. Chief Murphy would like to thank the Bergen County Prosecutors Office as well as all of the local police departments that assisted.

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Two Wyckoff middle School Students Missing

April 18,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, Special Announcement–missing students–information requested. Two middle school students, Lia Callahan and Daniella Fernino, were last seen walking off the middle school campus at 3:15pm. The school administration, staff, and the girls’ families have been working with Wyckoff police in the search effort. We have found evidence that this was a planned departure from school. If you know any information about the students, please call Wyckoff police at 201-891-2121. We appreciate your prayers for the girls and their families at this time.

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Wyckoff Police spot lights the effective power of social media

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April 12,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, a recent update by Wyckoff Police spot lights the effective power of social media . On March 30th, Detective Sergeant Kasak was able to identify and arrest the person in this picture. Thank you for all your responses, as they truly assisted in the identification and arrest!

On February 20th the Wyckoff Police ask for the publics help :

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Wyckoff Police Seeks Public Assistance Identifying a Person of Interest:
If you have seen this person, or can provide any information as to her identity please contact us. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wyckoff Detective Bureau at [email protected] or to send us a private message on Facebook.
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Wyckoff Police Seeks Public Assistance Identifying a Person of Interest

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February 21,2018

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Wyckoff NJ, Wyckoff Police Seeks Public Assistance Identifying a Person of Interest:

If you have seen this person, or can provide any information as to her identity please contact us. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wyckoff Detective Bureau at [email protected] or to send us a private message on Facebook to the Wyckoff Police Department..

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No injuries were reported for 208 Crash in Wyckoff

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

November 21,2017

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Wyckoff NJ, No injuries were reported by the occupants of a 4-door passenger sedan that overshot the exit ramp and crashed into a wooded area while exiting Route 208 southbound at Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff on Monday evening, 11/20. Wyckoff Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the incident. The wrecked vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Entrance and exit ramps to/from Route 208 southbound at Cedar Hill Avenue, Wyckoff were temporarily closed while emergency crews worked at the scene.