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9/11 Remembrances Were Held Across Bergen County

Photo credits to MPFD member Nick Benedetto.

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Ridgewood NJ, 9/11 remembrances were held across  Bergen county . The Village of Ridgewood lost 12 neighbors on that day and the Village of Ridgewood hosted a 9/11 remembrance to  remember and honor all those tragically lost on 9/11 at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square .

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UPDATE FOUND : Search is On for Missing Glen Rock Teen

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Glen Rock NJ, MISSING JUVENILE: The Glen Rock Police Department is trying to locate a missing 16 year old African American male who was last seen leaving the Glen Rock High School at 2:41pm this afternoon. He did not return home and has not been heard from since. He does not have his cell phone with him. He was not expected to go anywhere today. He was last seen wearing black Nike shoes, dark grey sweatpants and a dark green shirt. He wears glasses and was seen carrying two backpacks, one silver and one dark green or black. A possible but unconfirmed sighting might have him in Midland Park around 6:30pm however that sighting claimed he was wearing a bright blue shirt and grey shorts which matches his gym clothes.

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Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Response to Tropical Storm Ida

photo by Gerry Clark Glen Rock , Saddle River County Park

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Trenton NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency effective immediately in response to Tropical Storm Ida. Executive Order No. 259 declares a State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.

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Newly Installed Vinyl Fence Goes Missing in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Police report that on Friday August 20th at 1:04 PM ,a  Mortlock Place homeowner reported a newly installed vinyl fence missing from his property. The complainant related that he had been involved in a civil dispute with a contractor concerning the price of the installation and alleged that the contractor may have removed the fence.

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Borough of Haledon Computer Breach: Personal Information may have been Compromised

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Glen Rock NJ, according to Glen Rock Police on Monday August 16th at 2:20 PM,  a Glen Rock resident reported being contacted by a collection agency over a delinquent bill from a wireless carrier. Upon inquiry, the resident was informed that the cell phone in question had been shipped to an address in Newark.  A review of the account also detected other discrepancies showing that this was, in fact, a fraud.

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Food Fight Sends Police to Super Fresh in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, on Thursday August 5th at  8:03 AM , Glen Rock Patrols were dispatched to Super Fresh on Lincoln Avenue to investigate a 9-1-1 report of a dispute in progress which was becoming physical. Upon arrival, both parties had been separated.  Investigation found that a customer, a 55-year-old Paterson man, had entered the store and began handling bread from bread boxes with his bare hands.  A store employee approached the man asking him not to touch the bread with his hands, providing him with a set of tongs which are available to customers for this purpose. The customer became irate and began waving the tongs in the employee’s face leading to the dispute. Neither party wished to sign complaints. The customer was escorted out of the store, at the request of management, and was advised to shop somewhere else.

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Parking Lot Electronic Hucksters Strike Again in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, according to Glen Rock Police on Wednesday August 4th at 6:12pm , a Hawthorne man reported he purchased $1,500 worth of electronics equipment from two men selling the equipment from their vehicle in the parking lot of the Prospect Stores on July 4th. The man later found he had been the victim of fraud having been sold fake equipment. According to the victim the actors were two white or Hispanic males.

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“Swatting” Incident Sends Multiple officers from Glen Rock, Ridgewood and the Bergen County Regional SWAT to False Alarm in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, on Wednesday August 4th at 10:02 AM , Glen Rock Police reported a seemingly credible concerned citizen approached an officer on a traffic detail reporting that there was an injured male subject on the 400 block of Broad Street flagging down motorists stating he had a gunshot wound to his leg and needed assistance.

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Friday the 13th Crash Damages five (5) vehicles Parked at an Auto Body Shop Located in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, a freak Friday the 13th crash resulted in damage to five (5) vehicles that were parked at an auto body shop located in the 300 block of Ackerman Avenue, Glen Rock. A Toyota Camry headed northbound on Ackerman Avenue, crossed the double yellow line and continued northbound in the southbound lane before veering off the road completely and crashing. The Toyota’s driver, who sustained non life threatening injuries, was transported to The Valley Hospital by a Ridgewood EMS ambulance. A flatbed tow truck removed the heavily damaged Camry from the scene. The five (5) parked vehicles were attended to by auto body shop employees. Glen Rock Police and Glen Rock Fire Department also responded to the incident. No information was provided at the scene as to what caused the driver to lose control of his/her vehicle.

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Glen Rock Home Damaged by Lightening Strike

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Glen Rock NJ, an explosion reported to be electrical in nature rocked a single family home located in the 400 block of Prospect Street, Glen Rock on Thursday morning, 08/12. No injuries were reported in the blast, but property damage in the form of shattered windows and missing roof shingles was reported. Glen Rock Police, Ridgewood Police, Fair Lawn Fire Department, and Glen Rock Fire Department units & personnel responded to the incident. A representative of PSE&G’s Gas Division was also on the scene. UPDATE: Damage is now reported to be as a result of an overnight lightning strike, not an explosion.

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FedEx delivery Van Gets Wedged Underneath an Office Building on Harristown Road in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, a FedEx delivery van became wedged underneath an office building on Harristown Road in Glen Rock for almost 3 1/2 hours on Monday, 08/09, causing significant damage to the building’s water driven fire suppression system. Glen Rock Police and Glen Rock Fire Department became aware of the mishap after responding to a central station monitored, “water flow detected,” automatic fire alarm notification at the address. The vehicle’s driver reportedly told arriving police officers that “at least I got a free car wash.” A tow truck operator had to remove all four (4) wheels from the vehicle in order to free it. No word from police on the scene as to whether any summonses would be issued in connection with the crash. The vehicle did not appear to have sustained damage that would have prevented it from being driven from the scene on its own power.

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Glen Rock Police are Trying to Identify Two Males that were Trying to Sell Fake Electronics

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Glen Rock NJ, The Glen Rock Police  are trying to identify two white or Hispanic males that were trying to sell fake electronics out of their vehicle in the parking lot of the Prospect Stores on July 4th. Anyone who was approached by these two individuals is asked to contact the Glen Rock Police detective bureau at 201-670-3948 or 201-670-3947. We are tempting to identify what make and model vehicle they were driving and approximately what times they were in the parking lot.

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Need to Dispose of Medications?

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Glen Rock NJ, to divert prescription drugs from reaching the wrong hands and to avoid disposing of them in the waste stream, residents can now safely dispose of unused medications at two sites in the borough:

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Landscaper Stumbles on Highly Intoxicated Passed out Women in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, on Friday July 23rd at 5:01 PM a landscaping contractor reported to Glen Rock Police finding a woman passed out on the 400 block of Grove Street. Glen Rock and Ridgewood Police officers located the subject, a 58-year-old homeless woman, in a highly intoxicated state.  She was transported by ambulance to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus for detox.

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An 11-year-old Boy on a Bicycle Hit by A Car Attempting to Cross Rutland Road in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Police report on Friday July 23rd at 1:19 PM , an 11-year-old boy with a bicycle was attempting to cross Rutland Road at Doremus Avenue in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle. The boy was not seriously injured, and his parent refused medical aid. An officer who was nearby and witnessed the boy being struck issued a summons to the operator of the vehicle, a 76-year-old Hawthorne man, for failing to stop for a pedestrian.