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Tractor Trailer Takes Out Traffic Light on Busy Saturday Afternoon in Rochelle Park

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Rochelle Park NJ, a tractor trailer making a right turn from southbound Rochelle Avenue onto westbound West Passaic Street in Rochelle Park knocked over a traffic light mounted at that intersection, and carried the light for one (1) block before stopping. The mishap occurred shortly before 1 PM on Saturday, 10/21. No injuries were reported and the tractor trailer sustained minimal cosmetic damage in the incident. Rochelle Park Police officers detoured traffic while they waited for the arrival of a contractor equipped with an aerial lift truck to remove the light from its predicament.

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Car Gets Trapped in Automatic Car Wash in Rochelle Park

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Rochelle Park NJ, Paramus Police Emergency Services Unit equipment & officers were special called to Rochelle Park on Friday morning, 12/30, to assist Rochelle Park Police in the extrication of a passenger vehicle that had become stuck in an automatic car wash. A front bumper mounted power winch was used to facilitate the extrication process. No injuries were reported in the mishap, which was apparently caused when the vehicle’s owner failed to position the 4-door sedan properly before moving forward into the car wash. Damage to the vehicle appeared to have been light to moderate.

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A Divorce Turned Family Feud leads to a Near Brawl as Family Members take the Law into their Own Hands in Rochelle Park

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Rochelle Park NJ, a divorce turned family feud led to a near brawl on Route 17 in Rochelle Park. According to Lt. James DePreta of the Rochelle Park Police , Joanne Schielzo, 55, and her son Frank, 20, stand accused of carjacking a Ford Fusion from the Route 17 North storage Rochelle Park NJ, a divorce turned family feud led to a near brawl on Route 17 in Rochelle Park. According to Lt. James DePreta of the Rochelle Park Police , Joanne Schielzo, 55, and her son Frank, 20, stand accused of carjacking a Ford Fusion from the Route 17 North storage facility where they lured her estranged husband Monday.

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Rochelle Park Police Nab Man During Break in Also Wanted in Ridgewood Robbery

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Rochelle Park NJ, Rochelle Park Police capture burglar inside of home during Thanksgiving Day heist. A residents’ motion alert triggered a rapid response where Squad B2 quickly converged on a Chilean burglar attempting to take advantage of the Holiday travel day.

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Wild Stolen Car Chase in Paramus Leads to Multiple Arrests leaving Two Police Cruisers Heavily Damaged

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Paramus NJ, Paramus Police captured at least four (4) occupants of a BMW sedan that crashed in the rear of a Pleasant Avenue, Paramus business while being pursued by several Paramus patrol vehicles on Monday morning, 09/05. Two (2) Paramus police cruisers were heavily damaged during the pursuit; they were both removed by flatbed tow trucks. The BMW sedan was also damaged and towed away. An ambulance transported one (1) individual involved in the pursuit to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus with non life threatening injuries. Rochelle Park Police assisted in the transport of prisoners to Paramus Police Department headquarters.

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Tractor Trailer Fire Caused a Major disruption to the Monday Morning Commute

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Rochelle Park NJ, a tractor trailer fire on Route 17 shut down the southbound side of Route 17 Monday morning. The highway was closed for more than an hour. The tractor-trailer’s cab caught fire near an Acura dealership in Rochelle Park, north of Route 80 and south of Becker Avenue. Firefighters went to work on the truck and contained the fire before 10 a.m., the cab charred from the flames. The New Jersey Department of Transportation advised drivers to follow a detour or plan a different route.

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Police Chase of Stolen Vehicle Ends in Multi-vehicle Pileup on Route 17 Southbound in Rochelle Park

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Rochelle Park NJ, Three (3) men were quickly apprehended in connection with a late Monday afternoon, 08/01, multi-vehicle crash on Route 17 southbound near East Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, that involved a white Mercedes SUV that was being pursued by Paramus Police units. The Mercedes had allegedly been stolen recently from Manalapan, NJ. At least two (2) tow trucks were observed removing wrecked vehicles from the clogged highway. A pursuing Paramus Police patrol vehicle was reportedly one of the vehicles damaged in the pileup. One (1) injury was linked to the incident; a Paramus EMS ambulance was dispatched to aid the adult female victim, who sustained a non-life threatening leg injury. Maywood Police and Rochelle Park Police officers aided in the capture of the suspects who had fled the crashed Mercedes.

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Rollover Crash in Rochelle Park Sends Victim to Hackensack University Medical Center

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Rochelle Park NJ, Rochelle Park Fire Department and Maywood Fire Department required the use of hydraulic extrication tools to free an individual who was entrapped inside of a Mazda SUV that had flipped on its side after hitting a tree in the 300 block of West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park on Tuesday morning, 07/19. BLS and ALS personnel from Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) aided the victim on scene before ambulance transport to HUMC’s main campus. Rochelle Park Police provided traffic control at the scene and investigated the single vehicle crash. The heavily damaged vehicle was righted by a hydraulic lift tow truck prior to its removal from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Two Bodies Discovered in Rochelle Park Home

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Rochelle Park NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the following information on the bodies discovered in a Rochelle Park home :
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022, Rochelle Park Police responded to 44 Schlosser Drive after receiving a 9-1-1 call that there were two unconscious individuals found in the residence. Responding officers located two deceased individuals, 43-year-old Marcos Gagnon and his ex-wife, 35-year-old Mandy Staples, on the second floor of the residence. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
An investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Jason Love, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Rochelle Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Dean Pinto. No additional information is available at this time, but the incident appears to be isolated.
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Vehicle Collision Sends SUV Careening into a Columbia Bank Branch in Rochelle park

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Rochelle Park NJ, The impact of a two (2) vehicle, Tuesday night, 12/08, crash at the intersection of Plaza Way and Rochelle Avenue in Rochelle Park propelled one of the vehicles into the exterior wall of a nearby bank building. Rochelle Park Police, Rochelle Park EMS, Paramus Police, and Paramus Fire Engine Company #4 responded to the incident. An adult female driver of one of the crashed vehicles reported minor, crash related injuries. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by tow trucks. Damage to the building appeared to have been minor in nature; however, a building inspector was summoned to evaluate same.

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Friday Rollover Crash Temporary Closes Northbound Lanes on Route 17

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Rochelle Park  NJ, A rollover crash involving a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle resulted in the temporary closure of all northbound lanes on Route 17 at the Passaic Street exit in Rochelle Park on Friday morning, 09/07. At least one (1) person was reportedly ejected from the passenger car and transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus.

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Police shooting of suspect in Rochelle Park full of mystery

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Another reminder this morning of the dangers and the quick decisions NJ police sometimes have to make. This gun was being held by a man on Route 17 in Rochelle Park. It’s a BB gun, but the Bergen County prosecutor says the orange tip had been painted over. Is there any realistic way for the officers involved not to have believed that was a real gun? The man was shot and is at the hospital

DECEMBER 14, 2015, 7:46 AM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015, 6:43 AM
BY RICHARD COWEN AND JOHN C. ENSSLIN
STAFF WRITERS |
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Why a Maywood man had a BB gun whose orange tip had been painted black is one of the questions detectives were investigating Monday after the man crashed a car outside the Bergen County Board of Social Services office and was shot by two Rochelle Park police officers.

The shooting occurred at 3:27 a.m. after police were called to the building at 218 Route 17 north by security officers, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said via his Twitter account.

The driver remained inside the Toyota sedan after he crashed it in a driveway, the prosecutor said. The officers’ shots struck him in the lower body.

Molinelli identified the driver as Matthew S. Chaseman, 46, of 14 Marlboro Court in Maywood, and said his injuries did not appear to require surgery.

Chaseman was being treated Monday at Hackensack University Medical Center. The officers were not injured in the incident, which delayed operations at the Social Services office for several hours.

As of late Monday afternoon, authorities had not provided a detailed explanation of what had prompted the shots, which also shattered the rear window on the driver’s side of the car.

A Teaneck couple who identified themselves as Chaseman’s parents pulled into the driveway of their home shortly before 3:30 p.m.

The woman said she had called the hospital. “He’s going to be fine,” she said. “We’re not at all concerned.”

https://www.northjersey.com/news/police-shooting-of-suspect-in-rochelle-park-full-of-mystery-1.1473465

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Prosecutor: Maywood suspect with BB gun in car shot by police on Route 17 in Rochelle Park

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DECEMBER 14, 2015, 7:46 AM    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015, 2:06 PM
BY JOHN C. ENSSLIN AND RICHARD COWEN
STAFF WRITERS |
THE RECORD

Two Rochelle Park police officers shot a man who was armed with a BB gun outside the Bergen County Board of Social Services Monday morning, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said.

Police were called to the building at 218 Route 17 North in Rochelle Park by security after the man crashed his car and remained inside it, the prosecutor said on Twitter.

The officers’ shots hit the suspect in the lower part of his body and shattered the driver’s side rear window of his Toyota sedan, authorities said. Molinelli said the injuries were not life-threatening and did not appear to require surgery.

The prosecutor identified the suspect as Matthew S. Chaseman, 46, of 14 Marlboro Court in Maywood. Chaseman is being treated at Hackensack University Medical Center. The officers were not injured.

Molinelli said that it wasn’t immediately clear whether Chaseman had a real gun. The orange tip of the gun had been painted black, the prosecutor said. He said he did not know whether Chaseman pointed the gun at any of the officers.

About 11 a.m., half a dozen detectives from the offices of the Bergen County Prosecutor and Sheriff entered Chaseman’s apartment at Hammel Gardens and removed several bags of his belongings. The evidence included a bow and arrows.

 

https://www.northjersey.com/news/prosecutor-maywood-suspect-with-bb-gun-in-car-shot-by-police-on-route-17-in-rochelle-park-1.1473465

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Local State and Transit Police Plus Bergen County Agencies Respond to Large Brawl at BOOM Burger in Rochelle park

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Local  State and Transit Police Plus Bergen County agencies Respond to Large Brawl at BOOM Burger in Rochelle park

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Rochelle Park NJ,  Police from more than a dozen Bergen County agencies plus NJ State and NJ Transit PD units responded to a large bar brawl at the Boom Burger restaurant, 375 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park on Sunday evening, 12/06 at approximately 7:30 PM. An unknown number of restaurant patrons suffered minor injuries in the fracas. Two (2) ambulances were also called to the scene and at least two (2) patrons received treatment on site, but no one was transported to a hospital. No word on whether there were any arrests related to the incident, nor what precipitated the brawl. Jets ,Giants Bragging rights ,Football you bet!