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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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Driver Takes Out Utility Pole on Route 17 South in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ , a young male driver and his passenger escaped injury when the driver’s 4-door BMW sedan slammed into a utility pole and two (2) street signs on Route 17 southbound at Summit Avenue, Waldwick on Thursday afternoon, 03/17. Waldwick Police responded to the incident, which did not hamper traffic flow on either side of Route 17. A flatbed tow truck removed the heavily damaged sedan from the scene. Police on location did not indicate what may have caused the crash.

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Motor Vehicle Accident on Prospect Street and Franklin Turnpike in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, on Wednesday Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department units were on scene of a two car motor vehicle accident at Prospect Street and Franklin Turnpike. Fire department Crews secured both vehicles and spread speedi-Dri on the fluids that were released on the pavement. Traffic was backed up in all directions during the aftermath. Waldwick Police gave an assist at the scene .

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After Short Police Chase Stolen Car from Ridgewood Recovered in Newark

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Ridgewood NJ, in the early morning hours of Monday November 1, 2021 Ridgewood Police were dispatched to a Howard Road residence for a report of a vehicle theft in progress. Patrol converged on the area and Sgt. Kyle Finch located the vehicle near the Ho-Ho-Kus Border. The vehicle began to flee and a short pursuit ensued, which was terminated a brief time later for the safety of officers, criminals and other people driving on the roadway at the time. Other area departments aided during the incident, and a juvenile actor, believed to be involved, was located (on foot) by a Waldwick Police Unit. The stolen vehicle was located and recovered by Ridgewood Police Detectives in Newark, NJ. The matter is under investigation by the Ridgewood Police Detective Bureau.

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100+ youths gather to watch fight at RHS – Police from multiple towns & county sheriff’s units respond

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Ridgewood NJ, A Saturday night fist fight involving 2 male youths on the grounds of RHS reportedly drew more than 100 spectators and required Ridgewood Police to ask for police assistance from multiple towns and the Bergen Sheriff’s Office to disperse the gathered crowd.  No arrests were made, nor were any injuries reported in connection with the melee.

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Waldwick Police Arrest Stolen Motorcycle Operator After He Was Clocked Traveling at 130 mph on Route 17

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Waldwick NJ, a Waldwick Police patrol officer observed a stolen motorcycle traveling at 130 mph on Route 17 southbound late Saturday afternoon, 04/24, and pursed the bike and its adult male operator into Paramus, where heavy highway traffic forced the operator to exit onto West Ridgewood Avenue. A successful traffic stop was then initiated, and the operator was taken into custody. A tow truck was summoned to remove the impounded motorcycle from the roadway. No injuries were reported in the incident. Paramus Police officers assisted at the arrest scene until back up Waldwick Police units arrived.

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Waldwick Rollover Crash Sends 78 year Old to the Hospital

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Waldwick NJ, The adult female driver 78  of a rolled over Jeep Compass was extricated from her vehicle by Waldwick firefighters on Sunday afternoon, 03/07. Waldwick Police, Waldwick EMS, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital also responded to the incident, which occurred on Harrison Avenue near Lafayette Place. A flatbed tow truck righted the vehicle and removed it from the scene. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Waldwick police report that the 78-year-old Waldwick resident was hospitalized after her Jeep hit a parked car and overturned.

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Waldwick Police, Fire, and EMS Respond to 17 Rollover Accident on Wednesday

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Waldwick NJ, Waldwick Police, Waldwick Fire Department, and Waldwick EMS responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on Route 17 north near Grove Street, Waldwick on Wednesday morning, 10/21. The vehicle’s sole occupant, its driver, self extricated and was transported by a Waldwick BLS ambulance to The Valley Hospital for treatment of minor crash related injuries. The vehicle was righted and removed by a tow truck. Route 17’s right lane and right shoulder were both closed while emergency crews worked.

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Waldwick Volunteer Fire Clean Up after Crash at Wyckoff and Crescent

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Waldwick NJ, Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department Rescue 642 was dispatched for an extrication at an moving vehicle crash  at the intersection of Wyckoff and Crescent. Upon arrival of the Rescue and Engine 631 the driver of the vehicle self extricated herself. Waldwick Volunteer Fire Department members secured both vehicles and spread speedi-Dri while waiting on the tow.

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Driver Seriously Injured in Friday Afternoon Route 17 Crash in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, The adult male driver of a Mini Cooper was seriously injured in a Friday afternoon, 09/18 crash at the intersection of Route 17 southbound and Summit Avenue in Waldwick. Waldwick Police, Waldwick Fire Department, and ALS & BLS units from The Valley Hospital rushed to aid the victim. A flatbed tow truck removed the wreckage. Police at the scene did not reveal why the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall.

 

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Multi Alarm Fire Rips Through Waldwick Home Monday Evening

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Waldwick NJ, No injuries were reported in conjunction with a multiple alarm Monday night, 09/07, house fire on Vine Street in Waldwick. However, the single family home was mostly gutted despite the efforts of Waldwick Fire Department and numerous mutual aid fire companies. The fire was reported via a 911 telephone call. Waldwick Police was first to arrive at the scene and reported a “fully involved house fire.”

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Route 17 Temporarily Closed to Address Downed Live Power Lines in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, the Waldwick Fire Department was dispatched to live wires down and on fire at Rt 17 and Grove St. The situation caused the highway to be shutdown in both directions. In addition there was a snapped utility pole with a transformer up against a parked car and a nearby tree had also fell blocking Hudson Ave. Waldwick Fire Department stayed on scene for several hours assisting the DOT in repairing the damaged highway which occurred from the wires burning in the road. Engine 631 stretched two lines to cool the road surface. At the time the Waldwick Fire Department cautioned all residents not to approach downed wires as they maybe live and you run the possibility of electrocution.

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Car Plows into Waldwick Dry Cleaners

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Waldwick NJ, No injuries were reported in connection with an early Monday afternoon, 06/01, vehicle vs. structure crash at 30A Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick. Waldwick Police and Waldwick Fire Department responded to the incident in which the adult female driver of a passenger vehicle accidentally crashed into a storefront. A building inspector assessed damage as minimal and permitted affected businesses to continue operating. The vehicle also sustained only minor damage and was driven from the scene.

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At least three (3) victims were transported to area hospitals; one reportedly sustained critical injuries after Route 17 Crash in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, Waldwick Police, Waldwick EMS, Waldwick Fire Department, and hospital based ALS & BLS units responded to aid the victims of a Saturday evening, 03/28, single vehicle crash on Route 17 southbound at Summit Avenue, Waldwick. At least three (3) victims were transported to area hospitals; one (1) victim reportedly sustained critical injuries. Traffic on Route 17 southbound was restricted while emergency crews worked at the scene. The 4-door sedan involved in the crash apparently spun out on the wet roadway surface and crashed into a retaining wall of a nearby single family home. Firefighters had to extricate one (1) victim from the wrecked vehicle. A tow truck removed the heavily damaged sedan from the scene.

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Individual Struck by NJ Transit Train in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ,An individual sustained life threatening injuries after reportedly being struck by a NJ Transit train in Waldwick late Monday evening, 01/27. The victim was transported by helicopter from the Waldwick Municipal Pool Parking Lot to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. Waldwick Police, Waldwick EMS, Waldwick Fire, and NJ Transit Police responded to the incident. Ho-Ho-Kus Police and Midland Park Police provided on scene assistance.
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