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Jammed Delivery Truck Closes East Saddle River Road in Ho-Ho-Kus

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, a stuck truck caused the closure of East Saddle River Road near Fox Run in Ho-Ho-Kus for over one (1) hour on Saturday afternoon, 05/14. A large box truck making a delivery to a nearby home got stuck when turning into the home’s driveway. A heavy duty tow truck was dispatched to free the stuck vehicle. No damage was reported to either the truck, driveway, or street. Two (2) Ho-Ho-Kus Police marked patrol units provided traffic control during the incident. Neither the truck’s driver nor helpers were injured in the mishap. Continue reading Jammed Delivery Truck Closes East Saddle River Road in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Bergen County SWAT Called in to Respond to Distraught Man in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Bergen County SWAT team was called late Thursday afternoon, 05/12, to assist with the safe removal of a distraught adult male from his single family Ho-Ho-Kus home, known by local police to contain multiple, legal firearms. No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident. The individual was safely removed from the home and transported by ambulance to New Bridge Regional Medical Center for an evaluation. Ho-Ho-Kus Police was assisted at the scene by Saddle River Police, Waldwick Police, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

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UPDATE: Bear Sighting in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ridgewood Police: A black bear has been spotted on the east side of town this morning. Bears live in our area and will leave the woods in search of food. If seen, make yourself known with loud noises and do not corner it /make sure it has an escape route. Black bear attacks are very rare but if you see one acting aggressively, give us a call.

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, according to the Ho-Ho-Kus Police yesterday at 532pm , a bear was still in the area, now seen on Racetrack Road. NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife has been contacted and provided same advice.
Do not approach. Leave it alone. Keep kids and pets out of the area. Bring any bird feeders inside.
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Two Car Collision on North Maple in Ho-Ho-Kus Sends One to Hospital

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, one (1) driver was seriously injured when two (2) small, 4-door sedans collided at the intersection of First Street and North Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus early Wednesday afternoon, 04/27. The injured driver, an adult male, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with a paramedic team assisting attending EMTs. The other driver, an adult female, was evaluated on the scene by Ho-Ho-Kus EMTs and refused further medical attention. Both heavily damaged vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, Ho-Ho-Kus Police, Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department, and Ho-Ho-Kus EMS equipment and personnel responded to aid crash victims, along with a paramedic team from the nearby The Valley Hospital.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Police Warn of Increasing Daylight Car Thefts

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, car thefts in NJ, including Ho-Ho-Kus, have significantly increased from 2021. Thieves can and will take your car at any time of the day or night. Daytime attempts in the area have increased. Please report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area and remember to remove the key fobs and lock the doors

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Ho-Ho-Kus Police Up to Speed on New Body Cameras

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department is pleased to announce that our officers have been trained on the operation of our new WatchGuard V300 body worn cameras (BWC). The camera will be affixed to the officer’s outer most uniform garment. The operation of WatchGuard V300 BWC will be in compliance with agency policy, which is in accordance with NJOAG and Bergen County Prosecutors Office guidelines.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Council Recognizes Dedicated Police Department Leadership and Service to the the Borough

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Last Tuesday evening at the Mayor and Council meeting, Mayor Randall was pleased to present Chief Chris Minchin (Ret.), Captain Anthony Grego (Ret.) and Sergeant Jamie Bodart (Ret.) with service plaques in recognition and appreciation of their dedicated Police Department leadership and service to the residents of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus.

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Attempted Car Burglary in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus Police report an Attempted Car Burglary in the area of Paddock Rd. Please remember to remove key fobs and valuables and lock vehicles.

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Starting AUGUST 1st, you can request overnight parking in Ho-Ho-Kus ,online and get instant approval !

Ho Ho Kus Police

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, if you are tired of calling  the Ho-Ho-Kus Police for permission to park your car on the street overnight? Starting AUGUST 1st, you can request overnight parking online and get instant approval !! Use the link below via computer, or save the link to the home page of your phone and you’re done! Please spread the word!! Any questions please contact Sgt. Mosca at moscam@ho-ho-kusboro.com.

August 1st https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11WbRWs3yieA9QFVtGtM3cFUIRnQG7m_hKHxMsnuphuI/closedform

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Ridgewood, Glen Rock ,Ho-Ho-Kus , Twp of Washington and Paramus Police Join Bergen County Senior Resource Initiative to Combat Crime Targeting Seniors

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Ridgewood NJ, with crime targeting seniors on the raise, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella is pleased to announce a week-long senior citizen resource initiative titled, “We Care for Our Seniors” that was organized by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Community Engagement Division in partnership with the Bergen County Community Engagement Task Force. The initiative took place from Sunday, July 18 through Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The CETF is a network of Bergen County police officers who are focused on building firm and sustainable relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve through engagement. These officers host programs and initiatives intended to improve public safety, increase communication, share resources, and build trust.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Police Welcome New Police Officer

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, on July 1st Ho-Ho-Kus Police welcomed new Police Officer Kevin Rodrigo to the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department. Kevin, who will wear badge #53, joins the Department from the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police where he served since 2017 and was recognized for his performance with a Lieutenant’s Patrol Commendation and a Unit Citation Award. Rodrigo is a volunteer firefighter for Company #1 with the Secaucus Fire Department. He holds a Master of Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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The Ho-Ho-Kus Ambulance Corps is Actively Seeking New Members

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, The Ho-Ho-Kus Ambulance Corps formed in 1956 under the sponsorship of the V.F.W., reorganizing in 1962 with its own officers. In 1963, the Ambulance Corps dedicated its first new ambulance to the citizens of Ho-Ho-Kus.
Today, the Ho-Ho-Kus Memorial Volunteer Ambulance Corps consists of an exceptional team of dedicated and committed volunteers who faithfully respond to over 300 911 emergency calls per year, stand by at community events, educate local students, participate in training drills and provide EMS support to the Ho-Ho-Kus Police and Fire Departments.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Swears in a New Police Chief

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus announced that Michael LaCroix has been named the new Chief of the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department effective July 1, 2021. Mayor Thomas Randall swore-in LaCroix during last evening’s Mayor & Council meeting held in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall. LaCroix’s wife held the Bible.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Swears in Two New Police officers

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus’ newest police officers, Samuel K. Kim and John Kleinert, were sworn in at the Mayor and Council meeting by Mayor Thomas Randall on Tuesday evening, May 18, 2021.
Samuel Kim joins us with nine years’ experience with the New York Amtrak Police Department, and more recently, the Palisades Park Police Department. His key accomplishments include two Life Saving awards, Resiliency Officer (RPO), LEAD Instructor, Social Media, TAC Assistant and Officer of the Month several times. Sam has been a volunteer firefighter in Northvale for the past 15 years. Kim earned a degree in Criminal Justice having attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Columbia Southern University.

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Police offer Useful Safety tips, taken directly from actual thieves

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WARNING:  Here are some very useful tips… information taken directly from actual thieves who make their living knowing these and many other tricks of the trade. Make note of them and please share with others.

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Ridgewood NJ, here are some very useful safety tips, the information twas taken directly from actual thieves who make their living knowing these and many other tricks of the trade.

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