Police & Fire

May 28, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Bicyclists beware, especially along Harristown Road. Just after 2 p.m., a Glen Rock police officer was flagged down while on patrol after a female on a bicycle had been struck by the passenger side view mirror of a truck, police said, which had already left the scene.  The ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Several individuals were arrested for distributing drugs and possession of drugs via social media, along with making local deliveries, police said. Police were able to confirm the activity and then learned of a potential deal scheduled to take place in Glen Rock on the evening of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 22-year-old Englewood man was arrested for a "suspicious" house fire that occurred in Fair Lawn on April 9, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor. Jonathan A. Rossi, 22, an auto parts store employee, was arrested on May 18 and charged with Arson, Criminal Trespass and ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police have detected a variety of scams designed to get hard-working individuals to part with their money before they have time to think rationally. Below are just two of the many scams currently being conducted via telephone, internet and email. "You have worked very hard for ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Police arrested a local resident for the recent theft of two Glen Rock DPW vehicles and a residential burglary on the 300 block of Doremus Avenue. Police arrested Colin H. McCann, 38, on May 14, just after 4:30 p.m., when he was in possession of a stolen vehicle out of Midland ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. During 2020 National Police Week – May 10 to May 16, the crisis our nation and world is currently ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Five vehicles were involved in a frightening chain reaction crash Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Broadway eastbound and 30th Street that left one of the vehicles overturned, and another wedged almost completely inside a storefront insurance agency across the street from ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A two-vehicle Saturday afternoon crash at the intersection of Broadway westbound and Plaza Road resulted in one serious injury. The April 25 crash sent one individual to Hackensack University Medical Center. One victim was extricated from their vehicle by members of Fair Lawn ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - No injuries were reported after a Subaru Outback slammed into a closed garage door at a single family home located on the 700 block of 4th Street, Fair Lawn on Saturday afternoon, April 25. Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Fire Department Company #1, and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Police apprehended a 23-year-old male burglary suspect who allegedly had an imitation hand gun in his waistband when they pulled him from a dumpster on River Road. On Tuesday, April 21, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Fair Lawn Police responded to 7-Eleven, 12-06 River Road, on a ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of the Annual Time of Remembrance for Officer Mary Ann Collura.  Friday, April 17, 2020 marked the 17th anniversary of this tragic event. While it is said that time heals wounds, time has passed and the memory of that fateful night lives ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Reports surfaced this week of three people who became upset because they have been barred from doing things during the coronavirus epidemic, either because they are sick or because places are closed to the public, police said. "Anyone caught assaulting or physically abusing any ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police are warning of scammers who are using fear and panic to take advantage of people, causing them to make decisions they would normally not make. "Take a second and think it through," Glen Rock Police said in their police blotter this week. "Ask friends and family. Please ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The dog, who was roaming free and attacked a Glen Rock woman and her dog causing serious injuries, has been identified, police said.  As the woman and her dog walked along the PSE&G right-of-way between Hamilton Avenue and Berkeley Place on March 8, they were both ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Columbia Bank was robbed mid day on Friday by a female who made off with approximately $7,000 to $8,000, police said. At approximately 2 pm, police said a "heavy set black female, wearing a light-colored jacket and pants, gloves and sunglasses, passed a note to the teller while ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A car crash at George Street and Hopper Avenue prior to noon today resulted in three individuals going to area hospitals with chest pain after the Jaws of Life was used to extricate one of the drivers, police said. At 11:43 am, police said a 2019 Ford, being driven by a ...

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  FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 15-year-old juvenile from New York, NY admitted to two Fair Lawn burglaries and another attempted burglary after he was arrested for an incident in Nassau County on February 26, police said. The incidents in Fair Lawn occurred on February 21 when Fair Lawn Police responded ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Police Department is looking for the public's help in identifying a female suspect who they said used the identification and credit account of a Glen Rock resident to purchase $1,445 worth of UGG Boots, 10 pairs, from the Lord & Taylor store at the Willowbrook Mall ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The man who escaped a firey crash on Saturday was cut off by another vehicle, forcing him to veer off northbound Route 208 and crash, police said. Man Escapes Firey Crash The crash occurred on February 15, just after 5 p.m. The man driving the 2003 Volkswagen, a 26-year-old ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A man escaped a firey crash without injury late yesterday afternoon after colliding into a roadway light pole, shutting Route 208 North to just one lane for some time. According to an eyewitness report, Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn EMS, and Fair ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - On a fiercely cold, Valentine afternoon, a van struck a pedestrian at Morlot Avenue and Plaza Road, leaving her with head and leg injuries, police said. Today, Feb. 14, at approximately 2 p.m., a 48-year-old female pedestrian from Fair Lawn was struck by a 2010 GMC van, operated ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - An upstate New York woman was arrested twice for heroin possession within five days for the same offense in the same location, according to police. On Feb. 4, just before midnight, police arrested Katelynn Mercilliott, 23, of Cuddebackville, NY, and the passenger, Christopher ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A Fair Lawn 3-year-old was struck by a car yesterday as she held her mother's hand as they crossed the street at Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza Road, police said. The child, who was sent sprawling 10 feet along the roadway, was taken by ambulance with the mother to Hackensack ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A 20-year-old Paterson man allegedly broke into at least one unlocked car in Glen Rock and may have entered more on a route from Paterson to Ridgewood and back. On Feb. 7, just after midnight, Fair Lawn Police arrested the man as he was heading back to Paterson along Prospect ...

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Editor's Note: Police revised the amount of heroin found to 6 ounces. FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 34-year-old Fair Lawn man was arrested after heroine, cocaine, cash and 11 caged dogs were found in a residence on Morlot Avenue, police said. On Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m., police served a search warrant after ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - One Hawthorne woman learned Route 208 was not her driveway, even when she allegedly had a few too many drinks. On Saturday, Feb. 1, at approximately 1 a.m., the woman stopped in the left lane on Route 208 North near Harristown Road causing another vehicle to collide with her, ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock Athletic Club staff ejected two "intoxicated" men after a "heated dispute over cheese balls," police said. On Jan. 31 just prior to 9 p.m., Glen Rock AC staff asked for police assistance with "two intoxicated males having a dispute which was becoming violent," according ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Getting 'gassed-up' took on another meaning when a New York City woman attempted to fill a red Solo cup with gasoline at the Glen Rock Exxon. On Jan. 26 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 31-year-old New York City woman attempted to serve herself a cup of gas, 10% of which is ethanol, ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - An unidentified man grabbed an 11-year-old boy and pulled him to the front of the local CVS after the boy accidentally stepped on the man's ankle, according to police. The child was not hurt during the encounter, police said. On Friday, Jan. 24 at approximately 4 p.m., the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A fire on Terhune Place, Fair Lawn, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26, drew out Fair Lawn emergency teams, including police, fire, EMS and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue.  The fire started on the exterior and caused damage to the interior garage. There were no injuries, according to emergency ...

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