Police & Fire

June 2, 2020

TETERBORO, NJ - It took the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department about an hour to douse a dumpster fire on Monday morning. The call came in at 11:50 a.m., according to HHFD Chief Dave Gumbrecht. The department responded to 375 North Street in Teterboro, off Green Street, near Route 80. Engines ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri reported on donations of personal protective equipment during the Police Department's monthly departmental reports presented to the Mayor and Council at the April 21 Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council meeting. (They were not ...

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HACKENSACK N.J. – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton announced that healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Hospital can get their personal vehicles sanitized complements of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, April 25, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Alfred N. Sanzari Building Parking ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - When this Bergen County police officer gets off of his overnight shift, he goes to work again, helping other law enforcement agencies and healthcare workers. Police Officer Mark Torsiello runs Blue Line Beasts, a law enforcement focused fitness and apparel company he founded ...

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RIVER VALE, NJ - A Wood-Ridge resident was arrested in conjunction with an investigation of the alleged sale of dangerous “spray sanitizer” at a convenience store in River Vale, according to a joint announcement on Tuesday from New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Bergen County ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Tickets are now available for the annual Wood-Ridge PBA Local 313 Beefsteak Dinner on Saturday, March 28 at 6:30pm. It will be held in the Assumption Church Basement at Main Avenue and Second Street.  The dinner includes beer, wine and soda. There will also be a tricky tray ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Fifth-graders at Corpus Christi School have been participating in D.A.R.E., a once-a-week anti-drug program led by Det. Sgt. Alan Baker over the past school year. The annual program finished with the culmination, or graduation on Wednesday, March 4. This was the 30th annual ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Saturday afternoon's bitter cold temperatures, gusting wind and light flurries did not stop over 100 people from attending the final Walk Out for Lieutenant Scott Drotos on his last day with the Wood-Ridge Police Department. Drotos took his final walk out of police headquarters ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge Police Department’s Lieutenant Jerry Onnembo was celebrated by his fellow officers, Mayor and Council members, and residents at his official Walk Out on his final day of service on Wednesday, February 26. Onnembo’s 28-year law enforcement career began March 1992 as a ...

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NEW YORK, NY/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Three individuals have been arrested for the theft of checks from mailboxes in Wood-Ridge and bank fraud, according to Wood-Ridge Chief John Korin.  Three individuals were arrested for the theft of approximately $50,000 in checks from the mailboxes in Wood-Ridge.  ...

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TEANECK, NJ -  The Teaneck Fire Department celebrated receiving a $45,000 federal grant for equipment to decontaminate firefighters' gear and help prevent cancer on Monday.  U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) helped win the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Two Hasbrouck Heights students were the first to collect the entire set of police trading cards late last week. Christoper Blum and Tommy Stevens were the first two borough kids to finish collecting the entire set of Hasbrouck Heights Police Department trading cards, ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Police authorities throughout the area will be on patrol during and after Sunday's game. The Wood-Ridge Police Department will be fully staffed, according WRPD Chief John Korin. They will be on patrol and watching out for DWI, he said. Korin recommends people use ride sharing ...

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TETERBORO, NJ - Two Moonachie Police Officers turned up a gun during the arrest of a driver in a road rage incident on Tuesday night. Officer John Bussanich and Officer Frank Tamargo were on patrol in the Teterboro area on Tuesday, January 21 when the New Jersey State Police put a BOLO (Be on ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge Police Department and EMS responded to a call involving a car and pedestrian on Friday, January 3. The Wood-Ridge Police Department received a call at approximately 9:08 pm of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Hackensack Street and ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department began handing out police trading cards on Friday at the anti-drug rallies at the borough's elementary schools. After school, several children came to police headquarters to collect cards and received a bonus for wearing their ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - In collaberation with the Hasbrouck Heights Mayor and Council, TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro is publishing the department's year-end reports for 2019. This year-end report was filed by Chief Michael J. Colaneri, Hasbrouck Heights Police ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A Rutherford man was arrested outside a Hasbrouck Heights health club early Monday morning for possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS.) According to Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Werner of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, authorities were called to 24 ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri Sr. and Councilman Ron Kistner unveiled the third set of Hasbrouck Heights Police "baseball cards" at a ceremony Tuesday evening in the training/meeting room of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department.    The cards are ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - With Mischief Night and Halloween quickly approaching, Hasbrouck Heights Police Department offers safety tips to parents and children for trick-or-treating. In addition, they remind the community that curfew will be stritctly enforced over those two nights. Hasbrouck ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Area police departments and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will once again participate in National Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Fire Department is hosting it annual Sausage and Egg Breakfast scheduled for Sunday, October 27 from 8 am to 12noon at the Wood-Ridge Fire Department headquarters at 85 Humboldt Street. The menu includes eggs any style, sausage, hash browns, coffee, tea, and ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to a call on the 200 block of Henry Street early Thursday evening. The call came in at 6:32 pm. Halloween decorations at a home between Boulevard and Burton Avenue had caught fire, according to Hasbrouck Heights Fire ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ --  It was sunny fall day for the ninth annual Wood-Ridge Fire Department Fire Truck rides on Sunday, October 13. Children were treated to donuts and apple cider, watched a short film on fire prevention and took a ride around town in one of the fire trucks. They also received WRFD ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department reminds drivers to be cautious on the road as part of Put the Brakes on Fatalities, a national program whose goal is to deliver to the public the major causes of transportation fatalities and their avoidance. Each year on October ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Residents spent a little time on Sunday morning over coffee and conversation with Wood-Ridge's finest at the first-ever Coffee with a Cop under Chief John Korin at the Dunkin Donuts in the Wesmont section.  Residents enjoyed coffee and donuts, which were donated by manager Rifat ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the public joined the Hasbrouck Heights Police in coffee and conversation a Coffee with a Cop of Friday at TD Bank. Residents enjoyed coffee and donut holes, and children received activities and safety handouts for the upcoming Halloween season.  Hasbrouck ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Police Department will hold a Coffee with a Cop event on Sunday, October 6 from 9 am to 10am at the Dunkin Donuts at 699 Avalon Drive in the Wesmont section of the borough. Residents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and talk with members of the Wood-Ridge ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Police will host Coffee with a Cop as part of the national campaign to bridge the gap between the community and police officers.  The public is invited to join some of the officers of the HHPD for some informal conversation over free coffee on Friday, ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Police Department held its annual active shooter training drills after hours at Wood-Ridge High School. Police departments are required to do 16 hours of active shooter training per year as mandated by the New Jersey Attorney General's office, according to ...

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