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Police Raid 300 Guest 4th of July Party in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, Police from 6 nearby towns responded to the Morlot Avenue home in Fair Lawn to brake up a 300-guest house party at a Morlot Avenue ,Thursday afternoon July 4th .Fair Lawn police officers went to the house at 1 p.m. after getting several complaints about noise and parking violations.  Police issued a warning about the noise to security personnel working the event due to loud music.

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State Police Increase Patrols to Reduce Fatal Crashes during Holiday


July 4,2018

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West Trenton NJ,  The New Jersey State Police would like everyone to enjoy their holiday safely. This may include getting together with family and friends at a barbecue, driving to the Jersey shore to enjoy the beach, or going out on the water on a boat.

During the July 4th holiday weekend last year, there were 5 fatal crashes that resulted in 5 deaths, with alcohol as a contributing factor for two of them. These types of tragedies can often be avoided by calling a taxi, using transportation applications such as Uber and Lyft, making plans to stay with friends or family, or having a designated driver.

The New Jersey State Police have planned to significantly increase traffic enforcement details across the state from 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3 to 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6. During this period, more than 70 troopers will be on special details targeting aggressive driving, speed, seatbelt usage, distracted driving, and DWI in addition to regularly scheduled patrols.

Motorists are also reminded that when they see emergency vehicles on the side of the road to move over or be ticketed for the violation. According to New Jersey’s Move Over Law, drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles, tow trucks, and other highway safety vehicles displaying flashing lights must move over to leave an empty lane next to those vehicles. If it is not safe to move over, drivers must slow down below the posted speed limit.

“Increased patrols serve to reduce crashes and crash-related fatalities,” said Colonel Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police. “Although statewide crash fatalities are slightly down from this time last year, we know we can do much better. We want everyone to get to and from their destinations safely and enjoy the holiday with their friends and families.”

The State Police Marine Bureau will also be patrolling the state’s waterways this weekend, and troopers will be looking for signs of boaters under the influence of alcohol or drugs and reckless operation of boats and personal watercraft.

Marine troopers will also be checking to see that boat operators have obtained the proper licenses to operate watercrafts. A synopsis of boating requirements can be found on the State Police website at under boating safety.

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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

December 7,2015

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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!

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New Jersey use of body cameras to expand


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“Public confidence in our police officers is absolutely positively vital,” said Acting Attorney General John Hoffman.

In a year of police shootings, community uproar and disturbing videos, Hoffman announced the expansion of body cameras in New Jersey.

(Michael Aron, NJTVNews)

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State Police Investigates Double Fatal Turnpike Crash


May 6,2016
New Jersey State Police

North Bergen, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Unit, Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and personnel from Newark Station, are investigating a crash involving a Washington Township, Bergen County, police car that struck two pedestrians on the New Jersey Turnpike earlier today at approximately 1:06 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Jason Champion, 41, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Nuwnah Laroche, 34, of East Elmhurst, were traveling in a 2001 Cadillac Escalade when it became disabled on the southbound side of the roadway. Sometime later, both individuals were pedestrians in left, northbound lane in the area of milepost 115, when they were struck by a Washington Township Police car driven by 46-year-old Officer Arsenio Pecora.

According to the Washington Township Police Department, Officer Pecora was returning from training at Fort Dix at the time of the accident. The victims were pronounced deceased on scene at 4:33 a.m. via telemetry. The cause and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation.

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State police increase DUI patrols for Super Bowl weekend



State police increase DUI patrols for Super Bowl weekend

January 30, 2015 5:43 PM

TRENTON – Those who are celebrating the Super Bowl are warned to drink responsibly this Sunday.

New Jersey State Police will deploy extra troopers along state highways beginning Friday night looking for drunken, aggressive or distracted drivers.

“It’s important to plan ahead,” say New Jersey State Police Lt. Michael Rizol. “You have to make these arrangements in advance. You have to know who’s going to take you home. If you’re going to take a cab, have a number and arrangements made.