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  1. VIDEO: Flames Ravage Vacant Garfield Home

    VIDEO: Flames Ravage Vacant Garfield Home

    GARFIELD, N.J. -- Flames ravaged the upper floor of a vacant Garfield home Tuesday afternoon.No one was injured in the Schley Street blaze, which broke out in the rear between the roof and second floor, responders said.

  2. VIDEO: Adults, Children Hospitalized After SUVs Crash In Ridgewood

    VIDEO: Adults, Children Hospitalized After SUVs Crash In Ridgewood

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Two adults and three children were hospitalized with what Ridgewood responders said weren't life-threatening injuries after a Land Rover was knocked on its side in a crash Tuesday afternoon.Both the Land Rover and Lexus SUV were removed by flatbed tow trucks after the crash at Kenilworth and Laurel roads.Ridgewood police, firefighters and EMS workers responded, along ...

  3. Pair In Stop Had Heroin, Pot Stashed In Car, Socks, Wanaque Police Charge

    Pair In Stop Had Heroin, Pot Stashed In Car, Socks, Wanaque Police Charge

    WANAQUE, N.J. -- Two men stopped by Wanaque police had pot and heroin hidden in their car -- and stuffed into the passenger's socks, authorities said Tuesday.Officer John Galinus stopped the vehicle for an equipment violation on Ringwood Avenue near Conklintown Road just after midnight June 14, Capt. Ken Fackina said.Galinus was talking with the driver when he smelled raw pot from ...

  4. Missing Rutherford Assisted Living Facility Resident Turns Up -- In Philly

    Missing Rutherford Assisted Living Facility Resident Turns Up -- In Philly

    A man who went missing from a Rutherford assisted living facility turned up more than 100 miles away -- in Philadelphia -- and was due to be returned after a medical checkup, police said Tuesday.Thomas Straus, 44, who was carrying cash when he went missing on Friday, "may have hopped on a bus in Hackensack and wound up in a facility where he was previously housed many years ...

  5. Lodi Owner's Gun Accidentally Discharges, Alarming Neighbors

    Lodi Owner's Gun Accidentally Discharges, Alarming Neighbors

    LODI, N.J. -- No serious injuries or charges resulted after a Lodi man's gun discharged, startling neighbors, while he was cleaning it Tuesday morning, police told Daily Voice.The man received medical attention but was OK following the 9 a.m. incident at a Kimming Avenue housing complex, Lt. Robert Salerno said.The gun, which the lieutenant said is legally registered, apparently slipped ...

  6. Washington Township Boy, 4, In Remission Shows Firefighters Who's Chief

    Washington Township Boy, 4, In Remission Shows Firefighters Who's Chief

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A 4-year-old Washington Township boy who captured first responders' hearts had firefighters in stitches when, as Chief of the Day, he ordered one of them to clean the firehouse bathrooms.Alex Hammer also got to supervise his 9-year-old sister, Alanna, who was named deputy chief."He was giving orders and taking names," their grandmother, Chris ...

  7. Wanaque PD: Motorcyclist Hospitalized In Crash Was Unlicensed, Uninsured

    Wanaque PD: Motorcyclist Hospitalized In Crash Was Unlicensed, Uninsured

    WANAQUE, N.J. (UPDATE) -- Wanaque police on Tuesday identified an unlicensed and uninsured motorcyclist who was injured in a crash last week as an Easton, PA man.Responders used a leg tourniquet on Philip Dimitrijevic, 23, to control the bleeding after the 9:14 p.m. crash at the intersection of Ringwood Avenue and Conklintown Road last Thursday, Capt. Kenneth Fackina said.He was ...

  8. Wanaque PD: Sleeping Man Busted For Heroin Claimed To Be Uber Driver

    Wanaque PD: Sleeping Man Busted For Heroin Claimed To Be Uber Driver

    WANAQUE, N.J. -- A Garfield man who claimed to be an Uber driver was found slumped over the wheel of his car after injecting heroin, Wanaque police said Tuesday.Gabriel Bernard, 24 -- who'd been arrested on drug charges in Maywood two months ago -- told officers who found him parked on Furnace Avenue just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday that he "was an Uber driver and was resting," ...

  9. Rochelle Park PD: Philly Pair Stopped On Route 17 Had Heroin, Stolen Phones

    Rochelle Park PD: Philly Pair Stopped On Route 17 Had Heroin, Stolen Phones

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. – A tailgating stop by a Rochelle Park police officer on Route 17 led to the discovery of five packages of heroin, as well as two cellphones stolen from the Teterboro Costco, and the arrests of two Philadelphia men, authorities said.Officer Jared Shatkin spotted the black Nissan with Pennsylvania license plates on the northbound highway just after 2:30 p.m. ...

  10. Bergen Sheriff: Laid-Off County Police Could've Kept Jobs With Pay Cuts

    Bergen Sheriff: Laid-Off County Police Could've Kept Jobs With Pay Cuts

    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Layoffs of what were once Bergen County Police officers could have been avoided if union leaders had allowed members to vote on a revised proposal aimed at keeping them employed, Sheriff Michael Saudino said.Twenty-six law enforcement officers with the reconstituted Bureau of Police Services were laid off Monday, and 11 more were demoted, according to PBA Local 49 ...

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