Police & Fire

April 26, 2021

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Borough of Hasbrouck Heights is New Jersey’s 46st safest city in New Jersey, according to a new study by a Utah-based company that reviews home safety companies and products. SafeWise based its findings on crime data from 2019 FBI crime report statistics (which it ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Police Departments and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will again participate in National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ — Law enforcement officers from Wood-Ridge police departments will join with police across the country this month to crack down on distracted drivers as part of the national “U Drive. U. Text. U Pay.” campaign. The month-long “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign is aimed at saving ...

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TETERBORO, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department received over three dozen life-saving air packs from the Port Authority last Wednesday at Teterboro Airport The Port Authority’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Unit team donated 37 SCBA’s (self-contained breathing apparatus oxygen masks) to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Local authorities released updated information about the fatal hit-and-run collision in Hackensack that occurred on Thursday, March 4. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department continue to seek information from the public. At approximately 7:08 ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Robert Cribben received the honor of double send off on Friday afternoon, as he retired from both the Wood-Ridge Police Department and Wood-Ridge Fire Department. Cribben was celebrated by his fellow officers and firefighters and EMTs, Council members Ezio Altamura, Catherine ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Police stopped a speeding vehicle on Route 17 south and discovered a loaded handgun and drug paraphernalia resulting in two arrests of non-state resident men. Police arrested Justin Hawkins, 30, of Dallas, North Carolina, and Naqwain Johnson, 36, of Schenectady, New York, for ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - A report of fire and smoke aboard a New Jersey Transit train brought Wood-Ridge and other first responders to the train station at Wesmont Station on Wednesday night. Wood-Ridge Patrolman Devin Ochuizzo and Patrolman Michael Mueller responded to a report of a fire aboard a ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge police responded to a single-auto accident on Monday afternoon which was caused by a medical episode, according to Wood-Ridge police.   Wood-Ridge Police Officer Timothy Janz responded to the accident at Hackensack Street and Moonachie Avenue around midday on Monday.

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department swore in its new officers for 2021 in a ceremony at the Hasbrouck Heights VFW on Friday evening.  The officers were elected and announced in early January.  Mayor Jack DeLorenzo administered the oath. Each officer took the oath, with ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Police and fire personnel throughout New Jersey can begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the !A group as of Thursday. According to the CDC, classification for category 1A healthcare workers include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, any other ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department announced the 2021 officers for the Hasbrouck Heights Volunteer Fire Department and EMS on Saturday. The roster of officers is as follows:  Chief of the Department David Gumbrecht 1st Assistant Chief Tim Moots 2nd Assistant ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - In a different form, another Hasbrouck Heights holiday tradition continued in this December, as the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department escorted Santa Claus around town the Sunday before Christmas. The fire department visited every block in Hasbrouck Heights - even if the ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Residents spent a little time on Saturday over coffee and conversation with Wood-Ridge's finest at the final Coffee with a Cop for the year, where they also honored one resident for his ongoing contributions to the department and community. Wood-Ridge Police Chief John Korin ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Police Department will hold a Coffee with a Cop event on Saturday, December 12  from 11am to 1pm at Spencer Savings Bank on Valley Bouelvard. Residents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and talk with members of the Wood-Ridge Police Department. The Coffee ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - In light of the limitations on traditional, in-person fundraising events, the Wood-Ridge Police Department PBA 313 is holding a unique, COVID-19 inspired fundraiser. Wood-Ridge PBA 313 is selling Hand Sanitizer Key Chains emblazoned with the Wood-Ridge Police Department logo.

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department battled a three-alarm house fire Monday night in the borough, where a member of the fire department fell through the second floor. It was a little after 7 p.m. when a neighbor made the initial call to 9-1-1 to after seeing fire ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department hosted a breakfast ahead of the Annual Appeal Letter Campaign in late September.  The breakfast is a department tradition before all the members ‘walk the town’ dropping off the Annual Appeal Letter, the department’s biggest ...

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NEW JERSEY — Halloween weekend saw mostly compliance with coronavirus restrictions across the state although there were a few notables outliers, according to New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan on Monday. “I thank the overwhelming majority of you who celebrated safely ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - An arrest by the Wood-Ridge Police Department stemming from a 911 call turned up stolen mail, credit cards, and drugs. The Wood-Ridge Police received a 911 from a resident on Tuesday, October 20, at approximately 2:49pm reporting that an unknown male was stealing mail out of ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Police Departments and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will once again participate in National Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - It didn't look like previous years Torch Run events, but law enforcement officers from Wood-Ridge, Hasbrouck Heights and throughout New Jersey participated in the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics on Friday. Normally held in early June,  with school ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Police Department will hold a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, October 7 from 8 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 - Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department made drug arrests over the weekend, one stemming from an auto accident, and the other from a fraud complaint. An on-duty Hasbrouck Heights Police officer witnessed a motor vehicle accident on Route 17 South at Henry ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights Police responded to a single car accident where the driver fled the scene on the evening of September 9. . Officers responded to the area of Franklin and the Boulevard on a report of a single car motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, September 9, at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning. In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents who are interested in giving back to the community are invited to volunteer with the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department or EMS Squad. Members of both organizations volunteer one night per week at headquarters, and go on calls within the borough, Teterboro and ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Local authorities answered scores of emergency calls caused when Tropical Storm Isaias hit New Jersey on Tuesday. According to Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Chief Dave Gumbrecht, the HHFD responded to 18 calls about downed wires or activated fire alarms, as ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Abraham Lincoln once said, “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” The same can be said about another greater leader on the local level, Hackensack’s Richard Kubler. For the 53 years he was alive, the lifelong fireman, father and grandfather ...

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NEW JERSEY — With temperatures expected to be high this weekend — peaking at 110 degrees on Sunday — Col. Patrick Callahan, acting superintendent of the State Police, said he is mindful of what it might mean for potential violence.  “For the past several years, heat has had a direct correlation ...

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