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Black Bear Spotted in Twp. of Washington

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Twp. of Washington NJ, according to Twp of Washington Police on February 29th  a black bear sighting was reported in the area of Lincoln Park/Braeburn Drive. He was last seen walking bearfoot in the area. Please stay away and DO NOT for any reason engage it. Contact the police department if it is acting aggressive.

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Alleged Twp of Washington Child Abduction Determined to be Teen Horseplay

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Twp of Washington NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that the recent report of a possible child abduction in the Township of Washington, NJ on Saturday, February 3, 2024, was determined not to be a criminal matter based on the results of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Township of Washington Police Department under the direction of Chief John Calamari.

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Twp. of Washington Has a Curfew of 9:00pm for both Cabbage/Mischief Night and Halloween

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Twp. of Washington NJ, October 30th traditionally has been known as Cabbage/Mischief Night.  Please be thoughtful of others. We want everyone to have fun but please be responsible.  Be advised there will be a strict curfew on Cabbage/Mischief Night (October 30, 2023), as well as Halloween (October 31, 2023), of 9:00 PM, which is in accordance to Ordinance 184-1.

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PASCACK ROAD PAVING INFORMATION: The Milling and Paving Project is Set to Begin Monday August 28th

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Twp. of Washington NJ, PASCACK ROAD PAVING INFORMATION – The milling and paving project is set to begin 8/28 and will be the entire length of Pascack Road from Linwood Avenue to Hillsdale Municipal Line/Ell Road. The hours of work will be 7 am to 5 pm.
The start date and the anticipated completion date are subject to change due to unforeseeable weather events.

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PSE&G will be Installing New gas main on Hudson Avenue from Manhattan Avenue in Twp. of Washington , Monday June 26th

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Twp. of Washington NJ, PSE&G Gas Division will be installing a new gas main on Hudson Avenue from Manhattan Avenue, through the parking lot of town hall.  Weather permitting, work is expected to begin on or about  Monday June 26.  The project is expected to last approximately 2-3 days.  Construction will take place from approximately 7:30am – 6:00pm.

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Washington Twp Police Officer Organizes Blood Drive For Child with Cancer

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Twp. of Washington NJ,  Cpl. Vincent Santa of the Washington Twp Police Department had the honor of facilitating a blood drive for one of our community heroes today, Shane McCooe who is battling cancer. Through this amazing donation process kids like Shane and others in need of blood transfusions will get the blood they need to help battle their illnesses. Shane is a huge football fan, specifically the Giants and was presented with signed memorabilia from Phil Simms, Saquon Barkley and Blake Costanzo along with gifts from our local PBA 206. Shane is the definition of a warrior at just seven years old and spreads joy just by being in his presence. Big thank you to Vitalant Blood Donations and PBA 206.

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Washington Avenue Will Be Closed in Twp of Washington Monday November 21st

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Twp. of Washington NJ, On Monday November 21st Washington Avenue will be closed to ALL traffic in both directions between Pascack Road and Jackson Avenue from 7am to 3pm. A detour route will be set up using Jackson Avenue and Manhattan Avenue.

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Twp of Washington Police there is an overall rise in catalytic converter thefts around New Jersey

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Twp. of Washington NJ, according to Twp of Washington Police there is an overall rise in catalytic converter thefts around New Jersey. The Ridgewood blog has frequently reported how widespread this crime is in Bergen County . Catalytic converters are sought after because they are sold to scrap yards for several hundred dollars per piece, for the valuable metals (platinum, rhodium, and palladium) inside of them.
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Armed Car Jacking Early Thursday Morning Reported on Pascack Road in Twp. of Washington

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Twp of Washington NJ, NJ State Senator Holly Schepisi reminds everyone, to stay vigilant. Certain crimes have seen a significant uptake in our communities and criminals are becoming bolder in their criminal acts. Just yesterday there was an armed carjacking in Washington Township at the intersection of Pascack and Ridgewood Roads. If anyone has any information please contact the Washington Township police department. Carjacking is a first-degree-plus crime and carries penalties including 10 to 30 years in prison, with a 5-year minimum period of parole ineligibility. (N.J. Stat. § 2C:15-2 (2020).

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Reported Gas Leak on Pascack Road in Twp of Washington

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Twp. of Washington NJ, Passaic road was the scene of a reported gas leak near the Valley Bible Chapel (56 Pascack Rd) on Sunday night around 6pm . Township, Police ,Fire and Emergency services converged on the location along with PSE&G . Over the years their have been reports of gas leaks in the neighborhood . Several years ago PSE&G did some pretty extensive checking .

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Ridgewood, Glen Rock ,Ho-Ho-Kus , Twp of Washington and Paramus Police Join Bergen County Senior Resource Initiative to Combat Crime Targeting Seniors

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Ridgewood NJ, with crime targeting seniors on the raise, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella is pleased to announce a week-long senior citizen resource initiative titled, “We Care for Our Seniors” that was organized by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Community Engagement Division in partnership with the Bergen County Community Engagement Task Force. The initiative took place from Sunday, July 18 through Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The CETF is a network of Bergen County police officers who are focused on building firm and sustainable relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve through engagement. These officers host programs and initiatives intended to improve public safety, increase communication, share resources, and build trust.

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All New Jersey “Uniformed Patrol Officers” Must Be Equipped with Body Cameras

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Ridgewood NJ,  Pursuant to legislation signed by Governor Phil Murphy in 2020, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced Directive 2021-5, and an accompanying Body Worn Camera Policy, requiring that all uniformed patrol officers be equipped with body worn cameras (“BWCs”), expanding the law’s mandate to additional officers, and ensuring appropriate use of BWCs.

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Police offer Useful Safety tips, taken directly from actual thieves

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WARNING:  Here are some very useful tips… information taken directly from actual thieves who make their living knowing these and many other tricks of the trade. Make note of them and please share with others.

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Ridgewood NJ, here are some very useful safety tips, the information twas taken directly from actual thieves who make their living knowing these and many other tricks of the trade.

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Decriminalization of marijuana legislation strongly restricts the ability of police departments to communicate with parents about use of marijuana and alcohol by their children

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To the Parents of Washington Township,
On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed three laws which legalized cannabis, decriminalized marijuana, and outlined procedures to have previous convictions and/or pending cases dismissed. We were aware of this pending legislation and understand that a majority of New Jersey residents voted to have marijuana legalized in the state. We did not anticipate, however, that this legislation would strongly restrict the ability of police departments in New Jersey to communicate with parents about use of marijuana and alcohol by their children.

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