Police & Fire

September 9, 2020

PARAMUS, NJ - A minor arm injury was the only injury reported following a two vehicle motor vehicle crash on East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus on Wednesday afternoon.  The rollover crash resulted in the Paramus Police Department, Fire Department and EMS responding to the incident. A black Jaguar ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Non-life threatening injuries were reported following a roll over motor vehicle accident on Route 17 northbound near the Home Depot in Paramus on Wednesday afternoon. The Paramus Fire Department, Paramus Police Department, and Paramus EMS responded to the incident. The vehicle ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Officers from the Paramus Police Department, Paramus EMS, Paramus Fire Department, and Paramus Rescue Squad responded to a two vehicle head-on crash involving a Geo Prism and an SUV on Forest Avenue in Paramus on Monday.  A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted. The ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Two people who were spotted in a stolen vehicle in Hackensack Wednesday afternoon were arrested following a police pursuit that continued into Paramus and ended with a chain-reaction crash in Fair Lawn that left one driver with life-threatening injuries. Just after 3 p.m. on July ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A 65-year-old Bergenfield man has been charged with distribution of child pornography after a months-long investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office determined he used the internet to share nude files of children. A search warrant was executed Tuesday at the home of ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Motorists traversing Route 17 southbound should prepare for delays as the highway is currently down to one lane south of Ridgewood Avenue, according to police. The temporary lane closures, which police closed before 7 p.m. this evening, come on the heels of the aftermath of the ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A commercial truck with New York plates rolled over on its side this morning at around 8 a.m. and blocked the exit ramp from the Garden State Parkway southbound to Route 17 in Paramus during rush hour traffic. The truck’s operator self-extricated before emergency responders ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — The Paramus Police Department with the School District and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a bevy of “racially, sexually-charged” messages that were circulated by Paramus students in the last week on social media. The messages — the content of which was ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — It was an ordinary Friday afternoon for two senior parole officers while cruising down Route 4 eastbound — until they took sight of a horrific scene. While traveling on Spring Valley Road in Paramus this afternoon, officers Jalen Harper and Steven Purciello of the New Jersey ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A booze-fueled altercation on the front lawn of a Paramus home between two men turned deadly this morning when one of the men pulled a knife out on the other and stabbed him. Shortly after midnight today, three Paramus police officers rushed to an East Ridgewood Avenue home upon ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A 29-year-old woman hailing from New York and Florida is facing theft and drug possession charges after fraudulently withdrawing several thousand dollars from a fellow New Yorker’s bank account at a Paramus bank. On May 18 after 1 p.m. the Paramus Police Department received a ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Paramus Police arrested a 19-year-old Newark man after a high-speed police pursuit on Route 208 ended when the perpetrator ran out of gas on the highway. According to a news release from Paramus Police Chief Kenneth R. Ehrenburg, early Thursday morning after 3 a.m., the Paramus ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Three people hailing from New York face charges of theft following a “rash of brazen daytime thefts” in the liquor department of Stew Leonard’s in Paramus. On April 20, 54-year-old Richard Craig Caldwell, of Brooklyn; 60-year-old Yolanda Emergy of Yonkers; and Tonya Hanner, 53, ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A 22-year-old Ridgewood man who was in possession of a fraudulent driver’s license while driving under the influence of heroin is facing charges after his reckless driving caused a fiery chain-reaction crash on Route 4 West late Tuesday morning.  On April 7 shortly before 11 ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A fiery crash on Route 17 south in Paramus, which resulted from a tractor-trailer smashing into a utility pole this afternoon, disrupted traffic and caused delays. The crash -- which erupted in a massive blaze, causing billowing thick black clouds of smoke and downed electrical ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Two Newark men who drove off in stolen luxury vehicles from Upper Saddle River this morning are facing charges after a high-speed police pursuit ended in their arrests in Bloomfield.    At around 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, the Upper Saddle River Police Department broadcasted that a black ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A 34-year-old North Arlington man was arrested in Paramus today and faces charges for possession and distribution of child pornography. Members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit earlier today executed a search warrant at the home of Johnathan R.

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A married borough man employed as a truck mechanic has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual assault. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency last Friday contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit informing them that Winston Santos, 37, ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A 31-year-old Lyndhurst man was arrested in Paramus on Tuesday after an investigation found that he was in possession of child pornography. On Feb. 11, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the apartment of Cawley Hawkins, who is ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A Volkswagen sedan traveling westbound on Route 4 in Paramus flipped over and landed upside down in front of the Houlihan's Restaurant after 2 p.m. today, causing gridlock. Occupants reportedly extricated themselves before emergency responders -- which included the Paramus EMS ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — The Garden Center at Denny Wiggers in Paramus was engulfed in flames early Wednesday night after a fire ignited in the nursery, causing extensive damage to the greenhouse and some of its contents.  The single-alarm blaze was contained inside the 75-by-25-foot greenhouse, located ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- The Paramus Police Reserve Unit is currently seeking persons interested in joining the organization. The primary function of the Reserve Officer is to assist the regular Police Department wherever and whenever needed. To qualify, candidates must be 18 or older, have a valid state ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- A Township of Washington woman who served as a primary therapist at a private high school in Paramus faces charges after she allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor at her residence. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, 39-year-old Tara Cardinale was ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Authorities have arrested the Hackensack man who was a suspect in a murder that occurred early Sunday morning in the city, and a second party.  Hackensack Police on December 23 arrested Jairo Echeverry, 20, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and charged him with murder, one count of ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A 25-year-old car dealership manager from Woodland Park faces charges for aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping on the heels of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the police departments of Paramus and Ramapo, N.Y.  The Paramus Police Department on ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Borough police have arrested seven Essex County teens, two of whom were juveniles, early this morning following a car chase that resulted in charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, burglar tools and eluding police.  This morning after midnight, the Paramus Police Department ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A 61-year-old Westwood woman who was on foot in Paramus was struck and killed by a motorist late Sunday morning. On December 1 at 11:30 a.m., borough police officers were dispatched to the scene of the motor vehicle accident, which occurred in front of the Assyrian Apostolic ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — A 21-year-old borough man faces charges of reckless manslaughter after an 18-year-old woman was found dead in the basement of a Paramus home this past weekend.  On Saturday, November 30, the Paramus Police Department informed the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office that a woman ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- A 53-year-old Oakland man was arrested in Paramus on November 21 following an investigation that revealed he was in possession of child pornography. John D. Vieldhouse, a single car salesman, was arrested on the heels of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Saddle Brook man whom they identified as the caller of a bomb threat at Bergen Community College Monday afternoon, which resulted in an evacuation of all three of its campuses. Nicholas Donnarumma has been charged with terroristic ...

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