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Football under the lights at the new Hudson Street Athletic Field in Ridgewood ?

by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, several Ridgewood police cars were observed rushing into the Hudson Street Parking Garage shortly before 10 PM on Wednesday night, and heading up the ramps to the top floor.  Bystanders looking on from the sidewalk in front of Mt. Carmel wondered if there was a serious crime in progress, or worse yet, a distraught person threatening a jump from somewhere on the top floor.

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Heavy Rains and Flooding Bring Out Ridgewood Emergency Services Volunteers

photo courtesy of Ridgewood Emergency Services

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Office of Emergency Management reported that the Village of Ridgewood experienced severe flooding and multiple roads were impassable. Some homes have experienced flooding as a result of the volume of water.
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Paladin Drones’ Launches “Knighthawk” First Responder Drone

Paladin Drones’ Knighthawk operating during the day. Image Credits: Paladin Drones

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Knighthawk is a drone designed for emergency response personnel. It has a 10x optical zoom camera, a thermal camera, and 55 minutes of flight time. 911 operators can place a pin on a map to direct the drone to sites within seconds of a call being made. No special hardware needs to be installed in the city for the drones to process their surroundings. The FAA has strict rules around visual line of sight for drone operators, so the company behind the Knighthawk has to collect extensive data to get operating waivers, which it has done so far for the two cities it works with.

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Ridgewood Fire Fighters Tackle Stubborn Early Morning Garbage Truck Fire

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters extinguished a stubborn garbage truck fire in the 0-100 block of Sherman Place, Ridgewood on Wednesday morning, 08/18. An investigation is underway by Ridgewood Police and Ridgewood Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau to determine if a nearby property owner knowingly left highly flammable materials at the curb for pick up by sanitation workers. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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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

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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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Glen Rock Home Damaged by Lightening Strike

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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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Landscaper Stumbles on Highly Intoxicated Passed out Women in Glen Rock

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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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Crash at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Northern Parkway in Ridgewood sends Victim Valley Hospital

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS personnel rushed to aid an individual who was injured in a two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Northern Parkway on Monday afternoon, 08/02. The victim, who sustained a non-life threatening ankle injury, was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital. A tow truck removed both wrecked sedans from the scene.

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NJ Transit Train Conductor Assaulted at Ridgewood Station

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, one (1) adult male was apprehended by Ridgewood Police and subsequently taken into custody by NJ Transit Police in connection with an alleged Monday afternoon, 08/02, assault of an on duty, NJ Transit train conductor. The alleged assault took place on a Hoboken bound train, either at or near the Ridgewood station. Both the conductor and alleged assailant were injured. The conductor was transported by a Ridgewood EMS ambulance to The Valley Hospital. The alleged actor was treated at the scene before being placed in handcuffs, secured in the back seat of a NJ Transit marked patrol vehicle, and driven away from the train station for processing at an undisclosed location.

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Ridgewood, Glen Rock ,Ho-Ho-Kus , Twp of Washington and Paramus Police Join Bergen County Senior Resource Initiative to Combat Crime Targeting Seniors

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, with crime targeting seniors on the raise, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella is pleased to announce a week-long senior citizen resource initiative titled, “We Care for Our Seniors” that was organized by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Community Engagement Division in partnership with the Bergen County Community Engagement Task Force. The initiative took place from Sunday, July 18 through Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The CETF is a network of Bergen County police officers who are focused on building firm and sustainable relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve through engagement. These officers host programs and initiatives intended to improve public safety, increase communication, share resources, and build trust.

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Skateboarders Observed Enjoying The Benjamin’s New Parking Garage/lot

by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, Reports from The Ridgewood Blog’s field staff indicate that skateboarders seemed to have grown tired of being chased from the Hudson Street Parking Garage by Ridgewood police officers, and have now set their sights on the newly opened parking garage/lot at The Benjamin, a high-density housing complex located at 1 Franklin Avenue.

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Large Tree Branch Hits Ridgewood Home Causing Heavy Damage

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The roof and front façade of a single family home located in the 300 block of Wastena Terrace, Ridgewood sustained heavy damage when a large tree limb fell late Thursday morning, 07/15. No injuries were reported by the occupants, nor were any bystanders injured. A team of Ridgewood firefighters worked to spread a plastic cover over the roof to prevent possible water damage. Employees of PSE&G’s Electric Division and the Village of Ridgewood’s Shade Tree and Building Departments were also on the scene. A Ridgewood Police Patrol Officer provided traffic control and initiated a property damage report.

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Driver Head-ons Tree in Early Morning Ridgewood Crash

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS personnel rushed to aid the adult male driver of a black 4-door sedan who was injured after crashing into a tree head on at the intersection of Bellair Road and Lincoln Avenue, Ridgewood early Saturday morning, 07/10. The victim was rushed by ambulance to The Valley Hospital for treatment. A flatbed tow truck removed the wreckage. It is believed that a medical episode may have triggered the crash.

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UPDATE: Vandals Steal 4-wheel drive utility vehicle , Ridgewood Police Have the Video

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, as previously reported on the Ridgewood blog that Vandals stole a small 4-wheel drive utility vehicle owned by the Village of Ridgewood. Several sources say there is  video of the kids and the suspects are being identified  . The Same sources suggest that several kids were slightly hurt during the act.

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Large Tree Topples Into a Parking lot of the Ridge Elementary School Damaging Multiple Vehicles

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Multiple vehicles were damaged on Thursday afternoon, 07/08, when a large tree toppled into a parking lot of the Ridge Elementary School on West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Typically, the parking lot would be empty at this time of year. However, the school building was being used to house a summer enrichment program, and the lot was relatively full of vehicles belonging to the parents of participants who were about to be dismissed from the program for the day. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as there was no one was in the lot when the tree toppled. A Ridgewood Police patrol officer was dispatched to process property damage reports, and to assist the owners of lightly damaged vehicles in removing them from the parking lot.

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