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Oradell Delivery Driver Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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Oradell NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of EVERETT C. REILLY (DOB: 11/14/2002; single; delivery driver) of Oradell, NJ on child pornography charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Oradell Developer Puts Plans on Hold for Downtown Apartments

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Oradell NJ,  according to the Building owner Tom Didio, a longtime resident of the borough and husband of Mayor Dianne Didio, plans to build apartments in Oradells downtown are being put on hold in light of the discovery that a century-old building is just too old to allow for the improvements the owner envisioned. The project would have been built at 387-393 Kinderkamack Road, the 1927 Hinck building in the heart of the downtown that once housed Panico Salon and Spa.

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Oradell Says NO to Three-story Apartment Complex Proposed for Former Car Dealership Site

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Oradell NJ, on Tuesday the Oradell zoning board rejected a three-story apartment complex proposed for a former Subaru dealership site on Kinderkamack Road after raising concerns about size and density.

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Wild Ride : Car Stolen in Elmwood Park Crashes in Paramus Leads to Roof Arrest , 2nd Car Stolen and Attempted Car Jacking in Oradell

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

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Paramus NJ, Paramus Police apprehended an individual who allegedly fled from a crashed stolen vehicle on the roof of an adult day care center two (2) blocks from the southbound Route 17 crash site. The apprehension, which took place late Thursday afternoon, 01/27, followed an intensive search for the vehicle, which was reportedly stolen in Elmwood Park earlier in the day. A Paramus Fire Department tower ladder facilitated the removal of police officers and the detainee from the roof. Three (3) other occupants of the vehicle also fled the crash site, and two (2) remained at large late in the day after one (1) was nabbed by Paramus Police in the parking lot of a nearby supermarket. An unoccupied passenger car left running in a parking lot of a school near the crash site was stolen shortly after the individuals were seen fleeing. Additionally, an attempted car jacking was reported in neighboring Oradell within an hour after the incident on Route 17 unfolded. The crash on Route 17 involved six (6) vehicles; one (1) minor crash related injury was reported.

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‘Modern Family’s Julie Bowen helps rescue Oradell Resident who fainted at Arches National Park in Utah

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Oradell NJ, Oradell resident Minnie John recounted her fall and rescue by “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen at Delicate Arch at Arches National Park in Utah .  In her own words she describes what happened on her Facebook page: 

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Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Presents a special plaque of gratitude to the Founders of Oradell Animal Hospital

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Oradell NJ, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit gave a special plaque of gratitude in the name of Dr. Anthony Palminteri, who co-founded the Oradell Animal Hospital in 1961.
Sheriff Anthony Cureton presented the plaque in honor of Dr. Palminteri to his wife, Gail.

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Two Sites in Oradell Targeted for High Density Housing

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Oradell NJ,  Two properties in the borough of Oradell  are being eyed for new housing, one that would bring age-restricted housing to Kinderkamack Road and another that would give a face-lift to a downtown building along with new apartments. But only in New Jersey could the husband of the mayor buy a property and then have it immediately re-zoned for high density housing and no one blinks an eye.

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Oradell Police Officer Charged with Stealing from the “Operation Take Back,” Prescription Medication Drop Box

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Oradell NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Oradell Police Officer JEFFREY PETERS (DOB: 10/26/1979; married) of Hawthorne, NJ on charges of Theft and Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Hackensack Teacher Charged with Running a Ponzi Scheme

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Oradell NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of SUZETTE R. HART (DOB: 01/13/1966; married; teacher) of 570 Fletcher Avenue, Oradell, NJ on the charge of Theft By Deception. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Oradell Police Department under the direction of Chief William Wicker.

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Black Bears Making the Rounds in North Jersey

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Oradell NJ, Oradell PBA reported a bear has been spotted on the New Milford / Oradell border near the County Property (Old Water Company Buildings). Do not approach it if seen and call 911 to report its location. We previously reported a bear was spotted in Hawthorne and Twp of Washington.

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SCAM ADVISORY: Oradell Police are warning that an individual pretending to be a PSE&G employee is calling senior customers offering a bogus discount

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Oradell NJ,Oradell Police are warning that an individual pretending to be a PSE&G employee is calling senior customers offering a bogus discount. The caller has an aggressive approach and requests customers POD ID. PSE&G will never ask for personal information over the phone unless you initiated the contact. If you think you may have been a victim of a scam, call 1-800-436-PSEG(7734).

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Oradell Police Need Help Identifying Package Thieves

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Oradell NJ, *Video* The Oradell Police Department is attempting to identify a man caught on camera stealing packages from the front of a borough home.

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Schizophrenic Man Lunges at Oradell Officer

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Oradell NJ, according to Oradell Police, Ordell Police Officer Maddolin was dispatched to the intersection of Kinderkamack Rd and Ridgewood Ave to perform a welfare check on an individual that was yelling at passing vehicles. The subject, who is schizophrenic, lunged at Officer Maddolin grabbing his radio wire and dragging him into the roadway. Officer Maddolin was able to break free and was again attacked by the subject who began grabbing for his duty weapon. Officer Maddolin brought the subject to the ground as Officer Lardinelli, and an off duty Passaic County Sheriff’s Officer arrived on the scene. The officers were able to subdue the subject and place him in restraints.

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Good Samaritans aid Pedestrian Struck by Car in Oradell

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Oradell NJ, the Oradell Police report that on 11/30/19 at 6:11pm a pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Ridgewood Ave and Kinderkamack Rd. The injured party suffered lacerations to his head as well as other impact injuries. We would like to thank Oradell resident Pete Yotka and New York resident Daniel Ruggini who stopped to render aid prior to Police arrival. The injured party was transported to Hackensack University Hospital Trauma Center for treatment.

We would also like to remind pedestrians to do their best to increase visibility. We suggest wearing reflective materials, bright-colored clothes and to utilize the pedestrian flags and lights.