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Ridgewood NJ,alleged wrongly towed car incident results in acrimony between Ridgewood Police , victim and Village council and Village staff. Parking continues to be a major issue for the Village.
Here is the story direct from the victims mouth( we will with hold his name for now) in a Facebook post :
“The Ridgewood Police Department recently towed my vehicle out of my own private parking space I pay $1675.00 a year to be able to park in at all times. The reason given for the tow was no registration and no license plate. Which the car has both, and was verified by other officers on their OWN department who gave me the release form to get my vehicle out of the tow lot when they embarrassingly discovered my car was sitting in the tow lot with a license plate on it, and registered. On top of having two summonses from them for the no license plate, and no registration, I had to pay $610.14 to get my vehicle out of the tow lot. They have refused to reimburse me for their officer either lying or just being incompetent, in order to uphold the “blue shield” and not want to admit wrongdoing. When reaching out to the town of Ridgewood, NJ and its employees several times just to discuss the matter and put this to rest quietly. Mayor Paul Vagianos (Paul Vagianos), Deputy Mayor Pamela Perron, and Ridgewood Village ManagerKeith Kazmark ignored me and wouldn’t even respond. Remember this come election time, regardless of political party, if someone in office won’t even listen to the people they are supposed to be representing and looking out for what good are they? They don’t even deem their constituents worthy of a response or acknowledgment unless it’s something they can turn into a photo op.
If you have been or know someone who has been arrested, charged, given a ticket, or had any disputes whatsoever with the Ridgewood Police Department whether in the past or currently. Please Contact me or have you or their lawyer contact me and I can provide you with information and glady give statements on your behalf showing proof where they lied and/or were incompetent in my case thus providing a lack of credibility for them in your case as well.
Public records show Ridgewood makes all towing companies pay an application fee in order to be eligible to get called by the Police Department to tow cars in Ridgewood. They have to pay a reapplication fee every year in order to still be eligible to get those calls. So it’s in the best interest of Ridgewood and its Police Department to call in enough tows to these towing companies (even when unlawful) in order for the Tow companies to be getting enough return on their investment to keep submitting a new application fee to be one of the tow companies in Ridgewood.”