Police & Fire

December 7, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A small car fire briefly closed traffic to Passaic Avenue west from the Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon. Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department, EMS and the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department responded to the call at 2:50 p.m. at Passaic Avenue and Wood Street. The fire ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of two Mexican nationals on charges of Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely crystal methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl. The arrests are the result of an investigation ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Three people were injured, including a Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer, by a pitbull in an incident at an apartment building on Friday, November 9. Hasbrouck Heights Police Department responded to a call of a pitbull bite on a teenager at 125 Terrace Avenue. The ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, Fire Department and other local departments responded to a car submerged in Riser Ditch early Saturday morning. Hasbrouck Heights Police Officers James Ciccarelli, Cosimo Marino,and Anthony Rossillo responded to the scene at ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  It was a chilly fall day for the annual Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Open House on Sunday. The public was welcome to the annual event. They could talk with members of the Fire Department. Children explored the fire trucks and ambulance. Children and parents toured ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Guests at the Hilton Hotel had an eventful Friday morning due to smoke and fire at the Hasbrouck Heights hotel.  The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to an early morning fire alarm at the Hilton Hotel on Terrace Avenue at 4:00 am on Friday. A slight smoke ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  -- Hasbrouck Heights Police Department,  Fire Department, and EMS responded to two separate carbon monoxide alarms in the borough on Tuesday night. At approximately at 7 p.m the Fire Department responded to a apartment on Church Street for a carbon monoxide alarm. Upon ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Members of Hasbrouck Heights Police Department arrested a youth from Jersey City wanted in connection with a reported stolen car out of Weehawken. The police located the car on Hoehn Street in the borough. Police chased the fleeing youth across the Boulevard and down ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Fire Department responded to TGIFriday's on Route 17 South for an activated smoke detector in a kitchen exhaust duct on Thursday evening.  The building was evacuated as a precaution. The Fire Department found no fire in the duct work and reset the alarm ...

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PATERSON, NJ - For the second time in a weekend members of the Paterson Fire Department performed a successful rescue at the Great Falls. Click here for video. According to a Facebook post by Mayor Andre Sayegh, Paterson Firefighter Justin Angelica and members of Paterson Rescue 2 pulled a ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department's annual active shooter training exercises took place Friday at the Hasbrouck Heights Middle/High School.   The eight-hour training session was directed by Hasbrouck Heights Lieutenant Michael Colaneri, Jr., Captain Joseph Rinke and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County officials recently unveiled its new mobile emergency responder driving simulators to help train firefighters, school bus drivers, EMS personnel and law enforcement.  The county simulators are the only mobile simulators in the state of New Jersey.  The vehicle, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -   The Hasbrouck Heights Volunteer Fire Department and EMS took a little time to enjoy the summer, as they relaxed with family at the annual Fire Department Bar-B-Que Saturday afternoon at Woodland Park.  An inflatable water slide for the kids, cornhole for everyone, and ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – On Sunday, the Church of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady in Wood-Ridge held its second annual Blue Mass for all the men and women in law enforcement. The Mass was celebrated by Father Paul Keenan, chaplain to the Wood-Ridge Police Department and also honored the men and women of ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  New American flags and flowers have be added to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Memorial to recognize National Police Week. Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - After a report of a parked car on fire, police, and firemen arrive and rescue a man who was slumped over the steering wheel and refused to exit the vehicle. According to police, the fire took place on May 5, at 7:41 a.m. when they received several calls concerning a vehicle ...

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UPDATE- Several sources familiar with Sunday’s tragic accident have identified the fallen officer as Tamby Yagan, a 13-year veteran of the Paterson Police Department. PATERSON, NJ- On what Paterson Superior Officers Association President Mason Maher called “a sad day for Paterson” a city police ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire on Tuesday on the 100 block of Roosevelt Avenue, according to a post on its Facebook page. The fire began on the first floor and extended to the second floor, according to the announcement.

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PATERSON, NJ -- When a 1991 fire destroyed the old Meyers Brothers Department Store on Main Street and claimed the life of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia, the city joined together in mourning. The loss of Nicosia, Deputy Chief Kevin Hancock recalled to TAPinto Paterson recently, was a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack resident, Angel Sariol 45,  was arrested Friday and charged with making Terroristic Threats to at least 19 municipal Police Departments, including Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge,  the acting Bergen County Prosecutor, Dennis Calo announced.      From Monday, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announced earlier this week that applications are now being accepted for the Bergen County Youth Police Academy, a two-week full-day program offered free of charge to Bergen County high school students who ...

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EDISON, NJ- Edison’s Pines Manor was transformed into a firehouse kitchen on Monday as teams from 24 professional fire departments across New Jersey showed off their cooking skills at the NJ FMBA’s eighth annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival. The event, which raised over $50,000 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters isn’t told in this publication. Indeed, for them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us. That became apparent again on Monday when members of the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Several highlights from Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri's official year-end report were read into the record at Wednesday night's Borough Council meeting. Below is the complete report as filed with the Mayor and Council. Community Policing The ...

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