.

Police & Fire

The official Patch Group covering crime and public safety. If you're not following this group Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Bob July 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Hundreds of other people question the railroading of the driver that hit the intentionally hiddenRead More police car busily gathering revenue for Waldwick rather than actually protecting or serving. If a cop hit and killed a civilian who was changing his tire with no lights on the civilian would be charged with manslaughter because the police never do anything wrong. Just ask them!
disgusted July 24, 2014 at 01:08 pm
The money garnered for the municipality from a traffic summons is miniscule, night radar detailsRead More turn up drunk drivers and cds arrests, if a cop hit a civilian like you describe he would definitely be charged criminally as well as administratively, take your anti cop attitude and misinformed statement and use it as a suppository
Phil Brooks July 24, 2014 at 05:36 pm
Disgusted, Shame on you for making it personal and accusatory. If, as you say, the money fromRead More traffic summonses is minuscule, why do police officers on radar duty routinely do their best to make themselves visible only at the last second? Why do Officer Goodell and thousands of other officers like him put themselves seemingly in harm's way by sitting in a dark car on a dark road waiting for speeders?
Politics.man July 23, 2014 at 07:51 pm
can someone please answer me why Bergen County has their own police department and sheriff'sRead More department? Its like the only county that has both and has one of the smallest crime rates? this is why Christie has no patience for public employees. All the other hard working cops have to be punished because of this misconduct and profiteering of tax payers.
Richard Levine July 24, 2014 at 08:49 am
Congrats for hiring veterans!
MT July 24, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Indeed. Congratulations on hiring veterans.
PNC Bank Arts Center. Credit: Patch file
Alex C July 24, 2014 at 03:54 pm
In case anyone is wondering why this checkpoint was announced, it's because legally, it has to be,Read More otherwise it's a violation for the Fourth Amendment. If you would like to know more, you can do some research into Michigan State Police v Sitz (1990). Long and short of it is that random check points really can't be random. They must announced with a time, place, purpose, and duration ahead of time in local media (like Patch), and must be clearly marked by signage ahead of the actual check point. If you don't like it, I suggest you write your representative and suggest he/she propose a repeal or alteration of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
suz July 24, 2014 at 06:21 pm
Alex C...just one question. Would you fell that same way if one of your loved ones was injured orRead More died because of a drunk driver AND it could of been prevented by a checkpoint?
Gladys E Hoagland July 24, 2014 at 06:28 pm
GOOD IDEA, HOPE they catch All of the intoxicated people, so that they do not drive and possiblyRead More Kill someone...Maybe even someone in your family --- Hope they catch them all...
Kilroy was here July 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm
It is bad enough with Big Brother hiding in the shadows; but an MRAP!? We are not the city ofRead More Camden; (no offensive to the good people in Camden). We are Bergen County (are we not one of the wealthiest counties in the state and maybe the United States!?
JeffO July 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm
FACT: According the Bergen Dispatch (which appears to be the voice of the county Dems but is backingRead More Republican Saudino in his feud with Republican County Executive Donovan who's up for re-election), “…the Bergen County Police bought a bearcat (which is like an MRAP) for $750,000 along with a 50 caliber sniper rifle a few years back.” Setting aside the Dispatch's contention that this makes Donovan a hypocrite because she let that purchase go through...and setting aside whether a presumably built-to-order-for-Bergen bearcat is really “like a [built-for-Fallujah] MRAP" -- why does the county need another such armored vehicle if we already have one? Isn’t the whole argument for merging the Bergen County Police into the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office about avoiding such duplication?
JeffO July 24, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Sorry, I missed the point in the Sheriff's statement that the BCPD's "armored truck" hasRead More been retired because of age. Is that the same vehicle (the bearcat) that the Sheriff says in the same paragraph was purchased in 2011?? Why would THAT be retired after little more than three years at most??? Surely it hasn't been getting THAT much use.
Matthew Widner has been arrested and charged with acts of lewdness for acts he committed on two different dates in two different stores.
fastharry July 23, 2014 at 06:49 am
another liberal who thinks he can do as he pleases and is nothing more than a wanker..
Luvy July 23, 2014 at 08:15 am
So, fastharry, the only criminals in the US are liberals? Ridiculous statement.
DD July 23, 2014 at 08:48 am
Luvy, unfortunately your conclusion doesn't logically follow from fastharry's statement. A logicalRead More fallacy.
Barry Houldsworth July 23, 2014 at 09:46 pm
The problem with having these sort of "toys" is that people then find an excuse to useRead More them. Ridiculous! Thank goodness for Kathleen Donovan!
John Santaella July 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm
What good are toys if they're not used. Hang tough Kathy
Richard Levine July 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm
Did not the news previously report that the NYC PD had anti-aircraft missiles. I guess that they doRead More not trust the US military to protect them.
Rachel Canning. Photo Credit: Facebook
Bob Frapples July 24, 2014 at 09:36 am
Good lord what an attention Ho, her 15 mins of fame are up from her last stunt so now this. GoRead More away, AH!
jasco July 24, 2014 at 09:38 am
yolo
antonio movado July 24, 2014 at 08:59 pm
She will wind up doing porn..
Authorities say it appears the driver was "innattentive" when she caused the accident that killed a motorcyclist from Elmwood Park.
CF July 21, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Someone stopped short on Route 17 in the middle of the day.....that is unheard of. People drivingRead More with their heads up their butt in Bergen County......never. Being tailgated by someone on a cell phone .....never happens in North Jersey. People on motorcycles recklessly driving in between cars in slow (and fast) moving traffic….say it isn’t so. People please, I am surprised more motorcyclists are not killed the way people drive around here. Story says it all, person killed on the bike was tailgating as well, unfortunately they did not have a couple of tons of steel and an airbag to protect them. Watch for the lawsuit, vehicle drivers will be found to be 20% responsible for the death; poor family will get a couple of hundred grand from insurance and no apology. The guys in the Ferraris that killed the motorcyclist by Giant’s stadium got manslaughter charges by the same prosecutors office, so if they had the case, I am sure the drivers would have been charged.
Leaking Ink July 21, 2014 at 08:16 pm
The title of this article blames the Franklin Lakeswoman for killing Motorcyclist. The articleRead More itself states that Authorities have not disclosed which vehicle killed the Motorcyclist. Which is it?
Politics.man July 22, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Barry is right even tho she's wrong for texting. She's only responsible for the car she hit inRead More front of her. It's the drivers responsibility behind her to keep a safe distance
Ryon Cumberbatch, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been charged with 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide in the death of Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell.
Phil Brooks July 24, 2014 at 09:19 pm
Chris, Cue the old country song..."Lord, it's hard to be humble when you're perfect in everyRead More way." ....I think we're among perfection here, Chris. Actually, that Kevin fellow really can't be all that perfect because he's busy criticizing and otherwise telling others what they're doing wrong. After all, it was he who told me that I'm an "habitual lawbreaker." If he were that perfect, he'd accept the imperfections of others and just shut the hell up.
Rick Asdern July 24, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Phil you are doing the same, so is Chris, so have I, everyone here is acting like that. So take yourRead More own advice and just leave this alone. I know I will be happy to not see all the emails where everyone is just repeating themselves like broken records judging each other and being insulting. I know I am stopping that right now.
Chris July 24, 2014 at 09:29 pm
It's been a fun journey with y'all....but I have to agree with Rick at this point and hang it up. ARead More police officer lost his life doing his assigned duty right or wrong and that causes me sorrow. Out of respect for him and his family and colleagues I wish all of you a pleasant good night and peace in your lives.
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman (Patch file photo)
Mel Sharples July 19, 2014 at 07:22 am
Or those kids will pick the lettuce and grapes for minimal expense, so that you can buy cheapRead More produce. Because god knows Americans won't. They'll also likely bankroll the government programs that keep old people chugging along, in the form of sales taxes. Those are FAR more likely outcomes than them joining the same gangs they left their countries to get away from. But never let logic get in the way of a good rant, because 'Murka#1.
John July 19, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Mel that's an absolutely crock of shit. Barry told them come on and they came. You gotta stop takingRead More the Libbey High road every time you see some one crossing our boarder illegally. We are a sovereign nation of laws and rules and our boarders deserve to be respected and should be protected.
antonio movado July 24, 2014 at 07:15 pm
Seal the borders. This would never happen in Canada or anywhere else in the world. Go jump aRead More border anywhere else and see what happens. This country is gone..
Photo be Deman via Flickr.com
Marynary July 18, 2014 at 09:35 am
The number of scam calls we ignore daily is not only annoying but frustrating as well. The FCC andRead More no call list is a joke.
doris cofone July 18, 2014 at 07:00 pm
YOU BETTER BELIEVE THE NO CALL LIST IS A JOKE. I'VE REGISTERED ON LINE, CALLED THE REGISTRY NUMBERRead More AND NOW I GET MORE THAN I EVER DID!!!
Juliana Brady July 20, 2014 at 10:04 am
I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't realize this is a scam. Uncle Same will threaten you alright,Read More but they'll do it by jamming up your mailbox with notifications that you owe them that 9 cent's and with interest and penalties you can be sure it will be more like $10.00 in the end if you don't pay it.
uncle jay July 17, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Hey Brooks are you running for office...get off your soapbox...all I asked was where was Bergen blvdRead More on rte 17 s...I made no conclusions or asserions...grow up!
OpticianAndy July 17, 2014 at 05:38 pm
BOUNCY BOUNCY LOLOLOL
Phil Brooks July 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
Uncle Jay, If you read my post, you would have noticed it was addressed to both you as well asRead More Linda. I'd like to think that you would have known what part was directed to you and what was directed to Linda. You made no assertions. You were just too damned lazy to find out where Bergen Ave. and Rt. 17 were while adding your incredulous question marks. So, I'll grow up just as soon as you get off your fat ass and do a Google Maps search which would have taken you maybe ten seconds. Actually, the amazing part is that you didn't even have to get off your fat ass to do that. And you still couldn't do it.
Ali Muhammad Brown (Photo: NJSP)
grace July 16, 2014 at 08:24 am
now the bloods are gathering up troops and coming to new jersey to kill police..yep on ch 12 newsRead More today that was announced.. i am sorry but enough is enough with the look where he grew up defense!
Col Von Vapors July 16, 2014 at 09:27 am
If I had a son it would look like Ali Muhammad Brown...No Justice No Peace
Juliana Brady July 20, 2014 at 10:42 am
What does that mean? Convicted of trying to molest his 6 year old daughter? He's been convicted, soRead More it was more than trying. He's probably in Newark somewhere just fitting into the masses of people living there.
gregory l. mitchell July 14, 2014 at 05:26 pm
This guy really is a knucklehead!What kind of a hitman has to have the gun given to him for theRead More job?That's like hiring a truck driver who doesn't know how to back up!!Shouldn't this have told the Greek that this and only $20K for a murder,that he wasn't getting a "Quality Job"?Fortunately the guy wasn't able to pull it off and "Uncle Gus" is still able to "EAT HEAVY".He'll be out again in 8.5 yrs-NOT LONG ENUFF!!!! Respectfully, Gregory L.Mitchell,West Caldwell
JDBlackhawk July 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
if he wanted to kill him, he could have just fed him some of that nice rich diner food, I guess heRead More didn't want to torture him with a slow death though, just kill him. But seriously, 10 years for plotting (premeditated) attempted murder? If this happened in Greece, they'd probably hang him.
Pad July 15, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Greed, All for greed. This man had nothing and he planned to kill someone who gave it all to him.Read More This man deserves 25 years in jail. To betray your family like that is disgusting.
Facebook
Bob Vey July 16, 2014 at 08:45 am
The shooter was an ex-con. He HATED police. For some reason, he has had enough. Maybe he was drunkRead More or stoned & didn't want to go back to jail. So he grabs a security guards gun & waits for the police to arrive & opens up on them. After killing the first cop the next two cops to arrive on the scene open up on him & kill him. Police cars need bullet proof glass & steel plates put in the doors. The results from his blood test should be coming out any day now.
Patricia Wojnas July 16, 2014 at 09:14 am
Great article our police get no respect this society is down the tube. RIP
grace July 18, 2014 at 04:38 pm
@jerseyjam a damn good job for certain people
Rue Marsh July 13, 2014 at 11:09 am
weather can and does change on a dime oneminute it is clear and beautiful water smooth as glass nextRead More minute waves 20 feet hight fog comming at u that is just mother nature God bless you all
James Sweeney July 13, 2014 at 05:30 pm
Boston Whaler manufactures boats in Edgewater, Florida........about a half hour from me on theRead More Halifax River.....an Intracoastal Waterway.....they are well made...................
Dennis Cronin July 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm
Great this will be a good lead in for another show but I would prefer to see a combined cakeRead More thanking them instead of two different ones for NYPD & FDNY.
Tim July 14, 2014 at 08:28 am
If you look at the people who frequent Walmart, you get a clear, pathetic, pitiful, picture of theRead More core of the problem. Severely undereducated, easily brainwash-able, very apparent lack of self value. Perfect target voter for the republiscams. Without these types, the right wingers might eke out 10 pr 20% of the vote every election. Its no wonder why the red states are the poorest educated in the country.
B July 14, 2014 at 08:32 am
@MaryLynn if Walmart is such a great company, why can't THEY help their employees? I understand ifRead More there is a divorce or death etc.....but for Christmas?? Give your employees a bonus free turkey! While the Walmart CEO is being brought his dinner prepared by his staffed cook. He should maybe think of the little people who got him to where he is.
Ken Briggs July 14, 2014 at 03:00 pm
good luck , with all the court stuff maybe you can get some money in four / five years from now .Read More but walmart is a cheap place to work for .
ThudNJ July 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm
A subject in Jersey City stabbed a security guard and took the guard's handgun. When a two manRead More police car responded the subject shot and killed the officer on the passenger side and was then shot and killed by the police. The subject had claimed earlier that he would be famous. Of course the media has published his name and given him his 2 seconds of fame. So the copycats will keep on copying.
jersey girl July 21, 2014 at 01:15 pm
If the woman owns a gun legally she should know the laws period. Laws are the laws if we like themRead More or not. I hope they cut her a break for being honest but it is her responsibility to know the laws. Ignorance of Law is no defense in the United States.
William July 21, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Thank You jersey girl. When a person legally Buys a Gun a Responsibility and Accountability comesRead More along with it. Just as with a Drivers Lic. Even tho one is a Right and one is a Privilege. Ignorance is not Bliss. Plain and simple she broke New Jersey Law, No matter the excuse The court will decide not The Public Court of Opinions, Just because in Penn. one can walk in Buy a Gun and the law says you have a right to Carry, does not give you the same rights in any other states. And THUDNJ You really think The Federal GOV. would do a better job . IRS-VA- CIA -FBI Yea Right. And to repeat my Self To Obtain a New Jersey Firearm Purchasing Permit, Be it Pistol or Shotgun. It goes threw back Ground checks From Local Police , State Police and Federal ( FBI ) checks, So in essence She or any one from out of State should have more rights the a New Jersey Citizen. And THUDNJ it is The Federal Gov, Us Senators and Congress that are coming up with these screwy laws, So every time some one is found with a Loaded gun in their car from out of State or MEXICO where they bought it Legally Most with no Background Checks or Even a Drivers LIC. Where A Drivers LIC. will be given to the Illegals if obamanation has his way they just have to say I did not know it was Illegal I am Sorry, This whole story can go on and on with Opinions when IT IS THE LAW of New Jersey she Broke,
DD July 18, 2014 at 09:42 am
I'm pretty sure a settlement has already been reached.
Charlie Kime July 18, 2014 at 05:53 pm
Thanks DD, can you explain what that means ?
James Bombace July 18, 2014 at 07:12 pm
Charlie, I thought you moved out of Ridgewood. Have you decided to return to town?
MissElanyS July 10, 2014 at 08:38 am
I think we should be more worried about the scam the PA is pulling on us every day with their tollsRead More and let's not forget the kickbacks going to Christie and pals. Follow the money!
Mr Brown July 10, 2014 at 05:34 pm
HELLO WISHING TO BE A MEMBER OF THE 666 ILLUMINATI TEMPLE 1, ARE YOU A MUSICIAN 2.A BUSINESS MAN ORRead More WOMAN 3.A POLITICIAN 4. WANT TO BECOME SOME THING IN LIFE AND ACHIEVED A GREAT WEALTH AND FAME POSITION IN LIFE TO ACQUIRE WEALTH,FAME,POW ER,MAKING YOUR OCCUPATION MOVED AND LOT MORE CONTACT US ON {} (THEFAMEILLUMINATETEMPLE@GMAIL.COM} {OR CONTACT AGENT BY +447031903855 +2348161375904
ALLDAYEVERYDAY July 14, 2014 at 03:04 pm
The real scam is not the email,but that we are all paying taxes on roads that were "paid"Read More off years ago...
See more »