Sleep Center Scare, Annual Crime Rates Released Top FL-SB News
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An Elmwood Park man is behind bars Thursday after he allegedly threatened to "kill everybody" at a Fair Lawn sleep center Wednesday afternoon and resisted arrest.
Fair Lawn's increase in index crimes over the past four years is due almost entirely to a jump in burglaries.
All index crimes except for motor vehicle thefts dropped last year, according to the 2011 Uniform Crime Report.
Fair Lawn will swear in its three newest police officers at a council meeting in January and expects them to be on the road in town by October 2013.
Police officers made an effort to be seen at district public schools this week to allay parental fears following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Fair Lawn experienced only four burglaries in October and November combined, the lowest number recorded over consecutive months in the past two years.
Brookdale Park Playground, which burned to the ground in April, reopened to the public Thursday.