Police & Fire

July 22, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Matthew Hearon, a 2012 Fair Lawn High School grad, was appointed as the newest borough police officer. Hearon was sworn-in at the July 20 council meeting.   Hearon, 27, attended Montclair State University (2016) where he earned a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. He served ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — A downed tree limb briefly shut down train service that runs through the borough early this afternoon.  Hoboken bound traffic on NJ Transit's Bergen Line was suspended briefly on Tuesday, July 20 due to the downed tree limb blocking a track in the borough. The limb fell behind ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - After a two-and-a-half-week investigation, the case of vandalism on the Glen Rock High School field has been classified as "inactive," according to police, although motor vehicle summonses were issued to one person. Vandalism after Glen Rock High School Graduation "After ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 23-year-old Clifton man has been charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile below the age of 13 over "an extended period of time" in the borough. The Bergen County Prosecutor announced the arrest of Elkana Gonzalez yesterday after an investigation that was initiated on May 28.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - An adult female was taken to Valley Hospital after a rollover crash on Route 208 northbound from Fair Lawn Avenue late this afternoon, July 15. According to a reporter on the scene, the vehicle also struck a car parked in the lot just behind the ramp. 

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Suffice it to say, drivers are probably quite tired of severe weather and flash flood warnings this summer. Since May 31, there have been 14 in the area. While they may be annoying at best, they're dangerous and even life-threatening at worst. Just ask Paula Schuck. She was ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A vandal who is either an unusually devoted fan of German baroque music or is self-styled as "Bach" has struck a number of buildings and surfaces in the borough of Hawthorne. The graffiti tags have not escaped the notice of the Hawthorne Police Department, Passaic County Sheriff's ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A 31-year-old Lodi man was arrested yesterday after a "months-long Internet child pornography investigation," according to the Bergen County prosecutor. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Michael Caruso on charges of distribution and possession of child ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Newark police officer recently rescued a teenage girl from jumping off a roof in the South Ward. Authorities released a video of the June 23, 2021, rescue. Shortly after 5 p.m., 4th Precinct officers, including Officer Elijah Melvin, responded to a call of a distraught ...

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TETERBORO, NJ - Fires, EMS runs, and rescuing ducklings were all in a days work for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department on Friday. The HHFD received a call to assist the Moonachie Police Department with an animal rescue from a storm drain in front of Walmart at 6:30 p.m. When they arrived, ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Following a long-standing tradition, the Glen Rock Inn served-up a celebratory lunch for 31, a record number, crossing guards who worked tirelessly through a heavy schedule during this pandemic school year. On June 24, following the last day of school, Glen Rock’s Crossing Guards ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police are asking area residents if they recognize the man in a ring photo who appeared to be looking in a Crestwood Drive home's windows and the mailbox. On June 23, just after 11 p.m., the resident, who was away at the time, "observed a male in dark clothing who appeared to be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Ronald Wells, 69, who was employed by the Summit Public School District for nearly 25 years as a theater teacher at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School prior to retiring on June 30, 2018, has been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses of a sexual nature against a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police had to call in reinforcements after responding to a "heated dispute" at the Wilde Park basketball court involving two large groups, some of whom were armed with baseball bats. On May 31 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Ridgewood and Fair Lawn police helped Glen Rock police ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Wayne police arrested the same man on consecutive days this weekend. After committing his first crime and being released, the suspect went right back at it the next day, and was picked up and charged again. The following account is from a statement released by the Wayne PD. The First ...

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FT. LEE, NJ - New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a missing 11-year-old boy. The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Fort Lee Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Aiden Kim, 11, of Fort Lee, N.J. Aiden was ...

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  GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police are aware of the bear siting in the area of Prospect Street at approximately 12:45 p.m. today. "Contact Glen Rock Police ONLY if the animal is posing an immediate threat," police said. "All residents are urged not to go near the animal." Glen Rock Police will ...

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NEW JERSEY- Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking. Sayreville Police Chief ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - What were the "explosion-like" noises Glen Rockers heard this evening? Still awaiting the police report. Stay tuned. "Gas line issue turned over to PSEG," is how Police Chief Dean Ackermann described it. In the early evening on Saturday, May 29, police and fire personnel ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ – For the first time since May of 2019, New Jersey is open for Memorial Day.  This weekend will kick off the summer season as thousands of motorists will hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. Because it has ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The mayor swore-in its newest police officer, Pamela Boskovski, on May 25. Boskovski, 24, is a graduate of Passaic Valley High School and Fairleigh Dickinson University where she earned a bachelor of arts in public administration. She continues to attend FDU in pursuit of a ...

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LODI, NJ - Five men were charged in the death of a Fair Lawn man in the wee hours of Saturday morning after an altercation left the victim lying in the southern lane of Route 17, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. The victim was subsequently struck and killed by a car. Bergen ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — "You were going so slow, you were creating a traffic hazard," Sergeant Brian Metzler told a young driver in the parking lot of the Senior Center. Of course he was joking, and it was all part of a Pull Over Properly event organized last week by Fair Lawn Police and attended by the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Four individuals were arrested on May 4, for allegedly receiving stolen property.  According to the Hawthorne Police Department, officers were conducting their patrols and identified a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that had been reported as stolen from Fair Lawn that same ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Law enforcement officers from the Fair Lawn Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.  Beginning May 24 and running through June 6, the annual ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A car that was crashed on Maple Avenue to "avoid a fox" made it back to Ridgewood, where the operator was found and given several tickets, including one for driving a vehicle in an unsafe condition and another for failing to report an accident. Last night, Wednesday, at ...

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NEW JERSEY - Officer Michael Teel, who took part in the search and recovery efforts in the moments after the 9/11 attacks, succumbed to cancer.  Sgt. Charles Wilson III and Patrolman Gary Walker passed away after contracting COVID-19.  Lt. Leroy Palmer died from complications after suffering ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - In its "continued quest to foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the community it serves," the police will be resuming civilian ride-alongs with sworn Fair Lawn Police Officers.   Interested civilian applicants must be a resident of Fair Lawn, at least 21 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A resident's stolen car was retrieved thanks to a tracking system, but the resident lost $2,000 worth of sports equipment and Uber rides, all made easy for the thief who entered an unlocked car. On Saturday morning, May 8, a Cumberland Road resident said one of their cars was ...

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