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Police Nab Fort Lee Hit-and-Run Suspect

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of OLIVER GARCIA (DOB: 4/3/1995; single; mechanic) of 183 Garfield Avenue, Apartment 1R, Jersey City, NJ for knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, hindering apprehension, and tampering with physical evidence. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew J. Hintze.

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Ridgewood Fire Shares Public Safety Techniques with Police

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Ridgewood NJ, on February 8th, Ridgewood’s Finest learned basic forcible entry or breaching techniques from Ridgewood Bravest.

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Ridgewood Medical Photographer Charged with Possession Child Porn

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Ridgewood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ROB WOLFSON (DOB: 12/03/1953; divorced; medical photographer) of Ridgewood, NJ on the charge of possession of child sexual abuse material. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck.

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Driver Arrested After Ridgewood Crash

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Ridgewood NJ, a Friday afternoon, 02/02, two (2) vehicle collision in the 300 block of Linwood Avenue, Ridgewood heavily damaged a Toyota Camry and resulted in the arrest of its driver for suspected DUI following the administration of a field sobriety test. A Jeep Cherokee was the other vehicle involved; it sustained moderate damage when the Camry slammed into its rear end. A flatbed tow truck removed the Toyota from the scene. The Jeep was driven away on its own power. Ridgewood Police officers transported the DUI suspect to Ridgewood Police headquarters for processing. Ridgewood firefighters attended to a crash related fluid spill.

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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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Spot Light On First Responders: Ridgewood Police and Firefighters Quickly Extricate Driver Minutes Before Afternoon Dismissal of Local Elementary School

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Ridgewood NJ, a horrific motor vehicle crash with a rollover and an entrapment occurred in a busy intersection right next to a Trevell elementary school in Ridgewood just 15-20 minutes prior to the school’s afternoon student dismissal on Wednesday, 12/20. A maroon colored Subaru apparently T-Boned a while colored Nissan Rogue at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and Fairfield Avenue, causing the Nissan to roll over on its roof, trapping the driver inside. Ridgewood firefighters quickly extricated the driver, who was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non life threatening injuries. No other crash related injuries were reported. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Ridgewood Police patrol officers and a patrol supervisor also responded to the incident and are investigating the collision.

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Ridgewood Police Department Welcomes Newest Police Officer

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Ridgewood NJ, Congratulations the Village of Ridgewood’s newest Police Officer Shannon Greer on her graduation from the Police Academy . The Ridgewood Police Department is excited to welcome Shannon to their ranks.

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Ridgewood Firefighters Quickly Knock down Monday Afternoon on Liberty Street

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters quickly knocked down an early Monday afternoon, 12/11, structure fire that reportedly originated in the kitchen of a single family home on Liberty Street, Ridgewood. No injuries were reported in the blaze; however, there was an unconfirmed report of a missing dog. Ridgewood Police, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel also responded to the incident along with mutual aid fire and EMS units from several nearby communities.

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New Road Safety Design for Morningside and Hamilton Roads in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Village Manager Keith Kazmark  in response to resident concerns regarding traffic violations at the intersection of Morningside and Hamilton Roads, our Traffic Signal Division striped bump outs to slow vehicles and further regulate control at the intersection this week. Thanks to the residents, Citizens Safety Advisory Committee ( CSAC ) chaired by Councilwomen Lorraine Reynolds , the Ridgewood Police Department, Engineering and Signal for working together to make us a safer community.

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Lieutenant Brian Pullman Retires from the Ridgewood Police Department

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Ridgewood NJ, congratulations to Lieutenant Brian Pullman on his retirement from the Ridgewood Police Department.

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Tesla Slams into the Back of a Parked Landscape Contractor’s Truck on Van Emburgh Avenue in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the driver of a while colored Tesla was extricated by Ridgewood Fire Department firefighters after becoming entrapped in the vehicle’s passenger compartment following an early Thursday afternoon, 09/28, rollover crash in the 200 block of Van Emburgh Avenue, Ridgewood. The Tesla slammed into the back of a parked landscape contractor’s truck before rolling over on the driver’s side. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by separate flatbed tow trucks. The driver was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical’s main campus for treatment. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital responded to the crash as did several Ridgewood Police Department  units. Paramus Police Department  assisted with traffic control.

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Ridgewood Police Department: “off to go solve some riddle that was left at our last crime scene.”

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Ridgewood NJ, in a Facebook post the Ridgewood Police Department said ,“We love Ridgewood’s annual car show so much that we thought we would join in on the fun.
After years of this car assisting the caped crusader, it finally made it to our department..at least for one night.”

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Vandalism Reported At Orchard and Willard Schools in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, at Monday nights Ridgewood Board of Education meeting the Ridgewood Board of Education conducted an overview of vandalism occuring by trespassers at two of our schools, Orchard and Willard, this summer was reviewed. A child has been injured after falling on broken glass with the most recent incident.

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Ridgewood Police Department is Seeing an Increase in Motor Vehicle and Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department is once again seeing an increase in motor vehicle thefts and catalytic converter thefts. The vehicles are parked overnight on the street, so we remind everyone that overnight parking between 0200 and 0600 hours is not permitted in the Village without special permission. These thefts can be prevented by taking your keys with you and securing your vehicle. Please make it a routine to lock all your doors to your vehicles and your homes. Also do not leave the vehicle running unattended with the keys inside.

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UPDATE LOCATED 8/27/23 : RIDGEWOOD MISSING PERSON ALERT

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MISSING PERSON ALERT
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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood police department is currently looking to locate David Terrin, a 40 year old endangered white male who walked away from a residence on Van Buren Avenue. Last seen wearing a grey jacket, white shirt, grey pants, and black sneakers. Subject has no cash/wallet/ID/phone. Possible destinations Clifton or Morris Plains on foot.
Please contact the Ridgewood Police Department if you locate this individual (201) 652-3900 .

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