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Saddle River Police: Unoccupied Home Ransacked Friday Afternoon

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Saddle River NJ, on Friday afternoon December 22nd, Saddle River patrol units were dispatched to a residence off of Chestnut Ridge Road for a residential burglary. Unknown actors smashed a rear first floor window for access to the unoccupied home. The alarms system was not activated which allowed these actors ample time to ransack the entire home. Please set your alarms system as much as possible, even when you’re home.

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Stolen Car Topples Utility Pole in Saddle River

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Saddle River NJ, a collision involving a stolen vehicle and a toppled utility pole led to the closure of Route 17 in both directions near Saddle River, as indicated by reports from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and law enforcement.

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Saddle River Beefs Up Security With Two New Police Cruisers

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Saddle River NJ, Mayor Kurpis congratulating Saddle River Police Chief Cosgriff on receiving two state of the art police vehicles authorized by the governing body for better protection of Saddle River residents.
The patrol cars are equipped with state of the art communication equipment, cameras and are fully equipped with active shooter gear.

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Fraudsters Spoof Saddle Police Phone Number in “Outstanding Warrant” Phone Scam

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Saddle River Nj, the Saddle River Police Department Detective Bureau has become aware of a fraud scam utilizing (spoofing) the Saddle River Police main phone number  (201)327-5300. The caller claims to be “Detective Cooper” and will tell you that you have an active outstanding warrant, they may even provide you with a warrant number.  They ask you if you have been to Texas. While the may sound believable , please do not respond to the fraudsters questions and hang up. Call the main number for the Saddle River Police to confirm. If you have been a victim of this fraud attempt please contact detectives@saddleriverpd.com with pertinent information.

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Spot Light On First Responders: Waldwick Fire and Saddle River Fire Team Up to Extinguish a Dangerous Motor Home Fire on 17 North

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Waldwick NJ, last week Waldwick Fire and Saddle River Fire teamed up to extinguish a motor home that caught fire on Route 17 northbound in Waldwick both departments were dispatched to the call. Route 17 northbound at Sheridan & south was completely shut down ,Three propane tanks were removed from the vehicle Bergen County Haz Mat also responded The highway was closed for up to an hour due to the propane tanks leaking. Saddle River Police Department and Waldwick Police Department secured  the highway , ensuring scene safety.

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East Allendale Road in Saddle River will be shut from 7AM to approximately 4PM on Monday August 14 and Tuesday August 15

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Saddle River NJ, Road closure, please plan accordingly. East Allendale Road will be shut from 7AM to approximately 4PM on or about Monday August 14 and Tuesday August 15 in both directions at West Saddle River Road and East Saddle River Road. The road will be shut due to construction at the bridge.

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Unattended Cooking Leads to Heavy Smoke Condition in Saddle River

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Saddle River Nj, Sunday morning Waldwick, NJ Volunteer Fire Department Truck 641 responded to a commercial occupancy on Boroline Road in Saddle River for smoke on three floors from unattended cooking kitchen fire. The Waldwick truck crew assisted in ventilation before being released by command. No injuries reported.

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Car Careens off Route 17 South Into Guard Rail in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, a Friday afternoon, 02/24, two (2) vehicle crash on Route 17 southbound in Ho-Ho-Kus sent a white colored Honda CRV careening off of the traveled lanes and onto the right shoulder where it came to rest partially up on a guardrail. The other vehicle involved, a convertible VW Beetle, sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene. The Honda was towed. No injuries were reported in the incident, which was investigated by Ho-Ho-Kus Police with the assistance of Saddle River Police and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office roving SWAT Team. Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department also responded to the mishap.

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Car Carrier Catches Fire Closing Route 17 North Wednesday Morning in Saddle River

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Saddle River NJ, the Saddle River Fire Department was called into action Wednesday morning when a car carrier loaded with hybrids caught fire on Route 17 North , causing some major morning backups. Saddle River Fire Department Engine 1131, Tanker 1134, Ladder 1141 and Engine 1133 worked the scene . A mutual aid Tanker 1233 was called from Upper Saddle River Fire Department.

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Two Youths Apprehended After Car Chase Ends in Paramus Crash

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Paramus NJ, according to Paramus Deputy Police Chief Robert Guidetti ,on Thursday New York teenagers fleeing police in a stolen car hit two vehicles stopped in traffic while exiting onto New Jersey Route 4 in Paramus . The two youths apprehended  in a residential area .

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Saddle River Traffic Stop Yields a Cache of Illicit Drugs, and an Automatic Handgun with High Capacity Magazine

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Saddle River NJ, a late Friday morning, 09/09, motor vehicle stop by a Saddle River Police patrol officer yielded a cache of illicit drugs, along with an automatic handgun equipped with a high capacity magazine, all found hidden in a small SUV tightly packed with clothing and dozens of other personal items. Saddle River Police enlisted the aid of a Waldwick Police patrol unit, and a K-9 Unit from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a thorough search the older model Honda CRV with Alabama license plates that was pulled over by their officer on a side street off of Route 17 southbound in Waldwick.

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Saddle River Police Are Currently Asking Residents for Surveillance Video from June 2 and June 3rd

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Saddle River NJ , Saddle River Police are currently asking residents for surveillance video from June 2 and June 3rd .  Please check your security cameras for footage from early this morning.  We are looking for any and all video of actors on your property or walking in the street near your property.  Search for footage between 2AM and 7AM.  If you locate any video of suspects on your property, please contact the police desk at 201-327-5300.  Tell the dispatcher you have footage of suspects for the Detectives.

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Rabid Wildlife Alert in Saddle River : Sick fox that attacked a residents dog has tested positive for Rabies

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Saddle River NJ, last week patrol units were dispatched to a neighborhood off of Chestnut Ridge Rd for a report of a sick fox in the yard.   Upon arrival, patrol found the animal to be visibly sick and witnessed it attack a resident’s dog.  Patrol was able to capture the fox and surrender it to TYCO Animal Control for testing.  Thursday afternoon Saddle River Police were advised that the Fox has tested positive for rabies.

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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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Saddle River Police Report Attempted Car Thefts on Saturday

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Saddle River NJ , Saddle River Police on  Saturday February 18th reported a Criminal Activity Alert , In the alert Car thieves are in Saddle River  and had tried to steal a vehicle from the Twin-Brooks section of town. LOCK your Vehicles  and REMOVE Your key Fob.

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