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Car Stolen While Getting Gas in Westwood

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Westwood NJ, on behalf of Chief Michael R. Pontillo and all members of the Westwood Police Department, we would like to offer the following video as a public service announcement. This video, which occurred in Westwood during the middle of the day, illustrates how quickly your vehicle can be stolen.

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UPDATE: Wild Police Chase of Stolen Maserati Leads to Capture at Ridgewood Park and Ride

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Ridgewood Nj, the driver of a black colored Maserati, believed to have been stolen in Franklin Lakes, was captured near the Route 17 Park & Ride in Ridgewood after he led police from multiple agencies on an early Wednesday morning, 05/03, chase through northwest Bergen County.

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Police Chase of Stolen Vehicle leads to Crash and Arrest

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Englewood NJ, Englewood Police attempted to pull over a vehicle at 2:50am on Monday  , the driver Joshua Alcantara, 30, sped away  in a stolen Audi. Alcantara attempted to flee using the Palisades Parkway where he crashed the car and was picked up after he attempted to run by Palisades Interstate Parkway police. According to officials Alcantara who lives in Newark is suspected of committing several Belleville burglaries that include ATM theft. The Audi he was driving was stolen out of Lyndhurst.

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Stolen Unlocked Car in Glen Rock Located in Paterson

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Glen Rock NJ, on Monday July 12th at  05:48 AM a Southboro Lane resident reported to Glen Rock Police that their 2013 Honda Civic had been stolen from their driveway overnight. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys in it. The resident also reported that $9,000 worth of golf equipment and a laptop computer in the vehicle along with $218,000 worth of orthopedic instruments and implants associated with the resident’s employment, had been in the vehicle when it was taken.

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What is the cost of car insurance: Tips to keep your costs down?

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When looking for new car insurance, one of the main things you will be doing is looking for an acceptable value policy. It may be that you are looking for insurance that is cheaper than your last one to save some cash, or you want more coverage for the same rate. Car insurance is a competitive market, meaning that many providers will offer deals to convince people to swap over to them, and as a buyer, you can take advantage of this. For example, FreewayInsurance.com is known for offering affordable car insurance and great coverage.

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Unlocked Car Stolen In Glen Rock found in Newark

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Glen Rock NJ,  according to Glen Rock Police a car stolen from a Glen Rock driveway was found in Newark Saturday. It was the latest example of an unlocked car being “stolen” from a Bergen County driveway.

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Stolen Ridgewood Car Crashes in Hawthorne During Police Pursuit

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Hawthorne NJ, according to the Hawthorne Police department just after midnight last night, 4 males from Newark and Irvington stole a Lexus from Ridgewood. The stolen vehicle was spotted by officers in the area of Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle fled from officers and led police on a pursuit on and off 208 and through several Hawthorne streets. When the vehicle crashed at Parker Ave in the area of Tenth and Eleventh, officers pursued the suspects on foot through backyards, over fences, and through the woods. Your officers were able to capture all 4 suspects, taking them in to custody and turning them over to Bergen County officers for charging. Another great job by our officers, Lets hope the keys were not left in the car>

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Stolen Car Stop in Ridgefield Results in Gun and Drug Bust of Philadelphia Man

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Ridgefield NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of GERALD T. BENNETT (DOB: 7/16/1988; single; unemployed) of 1048 Levick Street, Philadelphia, PA on charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession Of A Weapon Without A Lawful Purpose. 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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Paramus Police Nab Seven in Stolen Car

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Paramus NJ, Seven Essex County teens face charges after police say they were pulled over in a stolen car early Monday morning in Paramus.

Paramus police report that around 12:38 a.m., police received a report that people were trying to break into cars in the area of Arbor Road and Bush Place, according to Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

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Unlocked Jeep Stolen in Oradell

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Oradell NJ, the Oradell Police report that on 11/24/19 at 3:57AM, a 2018 White Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from the vicinity of Schaefer Ave and John St. The vehicle was left unlocked with the key fob inside. This a reminder to secure your vehicles and to remove all items of value. Anyone with information in regards to the stolen motor vehicle, please contact the Oradell Police Department at 201-261-0200.

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Another Bergen Police Chase leads to One Arrest

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PARAMUS NJ, according to the Paramus Police at around 2:35 a.m. Wednesday morning , Paramus police received an alert from Upper Saddle River police that officers were in per suite of a 2017 BMW 7 series on Route 17 that had been reported stolen Monday in Deal NJ.  A short time later, Paramus officer Nicholas Tanelli spotted the car, which was occupied by three men, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.The BMW headed south, onto the Garden State Parkway and then onto Route 21, Tanelli, along with Paramus Police Officer Connor Nutland, continued to pursue the vehicle, which lost control near Exit 4 in Newark and crashed, striking one of the Paramus police cars. 

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Ridgewood Motor Vehicle Stop Results in Stolen Car and Drug Arrest

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Ridgewood NJ, Ptl. Elwood conducted a motor vehicle stop on 7/22/16 which led to the arrest of Matthew Clancey Jr., age 50, 267 Hamilton Avenue Paterson, N.J. and Jordan R. Stevens, age 27, 88 North Street, Saddle Brook, N.J.

The vehicle was reported and confirmed to be a stolen motor vehicle operated by Mr. Clancey. Mr. Clancey was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and provided a false name in attempts to conceal a criminal history. Mr. Clancey was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Hindering Apprehension, and Possession with intent to use Drug Paraphernalia .

The passenger, Mr. Stevens was arrested and charged with Possession with intent to use Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Hypodermic Syringe. Both arrestees were transported to headquarters, processed, provided criminal complaints and transported to the Bergen County Jail after failing to post bail.
All actors are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.