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Swift Response to Vehicle Fire on Route 208 in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, on June 28th, just after 11:30 am, the Hawthorne Fire Department swiftly responded to a reported vehicle fire on Route 208 North near Goffle Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Thanks to their quick and efficient action, the fire was extinguished within minutes.

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Mothers Day Brawl in Hawthorne Leads to Two Arrests and Sends Two to the Hospital

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Hawthorne NJ, at least two (2) individuals were taken into custody, and two (2) others transported by ambulances to a hospital, in connection with a late afternoon, Mother’s Day, 05/12, physical brawl at a strip mall on Wagaraw Road in Hawthorne.

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Route 208 Hawthorne Crash Sends Occupants to Hospital as SUV is Wedged in Overpass Abutment

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Hawthorne NJ, a late Monday afternoon, 05/06, crash on Route 208 southbound in Hawthorne involving a private ambulance and an SUV resulted in both SUV occupants being transported by a Hawthorne EMS ambulance to a local hospital. The SUV somehow became wedged between a bridge abutment and the ambulance after it veered off of the highway and up a steep embankment. The right travel lane and shoulder of the highway were both closed, causing major traffic delays through the area. A flatbed tow truck removed the heavily damaged SUV from the scene. The ambulance, which appeared to have been patient free, drove away on its own power. Hawthorne Police, Hawthorne Fire Department, and Hawthorne EMS responded to the incident.

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Hawthorne Home Suffers Partial Collapse During Hour Effort to Get Fire Under Control

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Hawthorne NJ, at 10:23pm the Hawthorne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire on Cedar Place. Upon arrival Chief 50 reported a 2.5 story wood frame home heavily involved in the rear first and second floor extending into the attic with heavy fire conditions present.

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12 Apartments Evacuated After Hawthorne Building Collapse

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Hawthorne NJ, early on Sunday morning, a partial collapse of a two-story brick building led to the evacuation of nine individuals and six pets from the Hawthorne Garden Apartments at 100 Rock Road. Fire Chief Joseph Speranza reported no injuries, but 12 units were evacuated due to the incident that occurred just before 10 a.m.

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Ridgewood Police Assist in Arrest Hawthorne Personal Assistant Charged with Embezzling $2.9 Million from Elderly Couple

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Hawthorne NJ, a Passaic County, New Jersey, man was arrested today in connection with his role in embezzling approximately $2.9 million from an elderly couple, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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Driver Extricated from Car in Route 208 Crash in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne  firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder that was involved in a two (2) vehicle collision on Route 208 northbound near Utter Avenue on Saturday afternoon, 10/07. Following the successful extrication, the victim was transported by a Hawthorne EMS ambulance to a local hospital. Multiple individuals in the other vehicle involved complained of back pain and were also transported to a hospital for treatment. Hawthorne Police investigated the crash.

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Bergen Office of Emergency Management Truck Rescues Victims of Trapped SUV in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, with a Flood Watch in effect scattered instances of Flash flooding were reported all over North Jersey. Rising flood waters trapped two (2) occupants of a partially submerged white colored SUV that was driving in an alleyway behind 85 Wagaraw Road, Hawthorne on Friday morning, 09/29. A high water rescue vehicle owned by the County of Bergen Office of Emergency Management, and staffed by Wyckoff firefighters, was used to remove both individuals from the vehicle and transport them to waiting ambulances. Neither of the occupants was injured; their vehicle remained partially submerged and would likely not be removed until waters receded.

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Brick Wall at Hawthorne High School Collapses

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Hawthorne NJ, on Tuesday afternoon  there was  a partial collapse of a parapet wall at Hawthorne High School. No injuries have been reported and we don’t have information as to the cause but Fire crews were on scene securing the site.

Three (3) parked vehicles were damaged when portions of a west facing wall of Hawthorne High School collapsed and fell to a nearby sidewalk and roadway late Tuesday afternoon, 09/12. Fortunately, no one was injured in the mishap; students had already been dismissed for the day and the affected portions of the building were unoccupied. Hawthorne firefighters used a gas powered saw and hand tools to remove several remaining of the wall that were identified as being unstable. School will resume as scheduled on Wednesday, 09/13. However, several top floor classrooms may be cordoned off for safety reasons. Hawthorne Police, the Hawthorne Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and Hawthorne EMS also responded to the incident.

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“Raphael” the Snapping Turtle Move to a Safer Area by Hawthorne Police

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Hawthorne NJ, Due to his affinity for color, use of point perspective, and love of pizza, we’re pretty sure this is “Raphael”. Hawthorne Police Officer Forsythe moved him off the road to a safer area.
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Man Wanted in Hit-and-Run Death of 83 Year Old Hawthorne Resident

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Hawthorne NJ, Chief James W. Knepper announced that criminal charges have been filed against Juan Martinez Gonzalez of Hawthorne, New Jersey for his involvement in a hit-and-run crash that occurred in the evening hours on June 28, 2023, in the area of Wagaraw Road and Passaic Street in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Juan Martinez Gonzalez is charged with Second-Degree Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death of Another; Third-Degree Causing Death or Injury While Unlicensed; Third-Degree Endangering an Injured Victim; and Fourth-Degree Driving While Suspended.

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Route 208 Traffic Held at a Standstill after Clogged Storm Drains Flood Highway

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Hawthorne NJ, vehicular traffic on Route 208 northbound through Hawthorne was temporarily halted by flooding from a Sunday afternoon, 06/25, thunderstorm. Members of Hawthorne Fire Company #1 and Hawthorne OEM personnel worked to clear clogged storm drains near Ethel Avenue, Hawthorne in order that the highway could be safely reopened.

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Victim Rescued from Burning Home in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, at 1:43pm the Hawthorne Fire Department was dispatched to a residence on Sunrise Dr on a reported house fire. Upon the arrival of the Hawthorne Fire Department and Fire Chief Speranza the members were advised this was a confirmed working fire. As the Chief Speranza evaluated the conditions of home during his 360 he was advised of an occupant being trapped in the home and transmitted a 2nd alarm.

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Mercedes Benz SUV Takes Out Swimming Pool Cabana on Morningstar Road in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, a Mercedes Benz SUV crashed into a condominium complex’s swimming pool cabana on Morningstar Road in Hawthorne on Wednesday morning, 05/10, causing significant exterior and interior damage to the structure. No injuries were reported in the mishap, which occurred when the vehicle’s driver started the car in a nearby parking space, and put it in gear. Hawthorne Police and Hawthorne Fire Department responded to the incident. The Mercedes was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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High Winds Damage Roof of Commercial Building in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, high winds damaged the roof of a commercial building located at 7 Ethel Avenue, Hawthorne late Friday afternoon, 02/03. Parts of the roof were blown off into an adjacent parking lot. A box truck parked in the lot sustained minor damage when it was struck by falling debris. Hawthorne firefighters conducted an interior and exterior inspection of the building, and also secured all loose roofing material that was left topside. No injuries were reported in the incident. The building was determined to be structurally sound and remained habitable.

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