Thursday, October 25, 2012
Neither Fair Lawn nor Saddle Brook will impose curfews in light of recent luring incidents around the county, police chiefs from both towns confirmed.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Zak Koeske
Thursday, October 25, 2012
While both Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook police departments are devoting additional time and manpower to reduce the possibillity that a child abduction occurs in their respective communities, neither town plans to impose a Halloween curfew in wake of the county's recent spate of luring incidents. Fair Lawn Police Chief Erik Rose said he didn't believe a curfew was necessary because most young children trick-or-treat during the day and are accompanied by parents, either on foot or in a vehicle. The department will, as it always has, have officers and reserve officers on-duty to provide extra protection for the holiday. Saddle Brook, which already imposes a general curfew, will stick to it for the holiday but doesn't plan to go any further. "We…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Some Bergen County police chiefs are issuing Mischief Night and Halloween curfews following more than a dozen recent luring attempts in the county.
More than a dozen attempted child lurings in Bergen County over the past weeks have police on heightened alert less than a week before thousands of children will take to the streets on Halloween. In New Milford, Police Chief Frank Papapietro has issued an 8 p.m. curfew on Halloween and the evening before, and he is calling on other police chiefs to follow suit. The discovery of a missing South Jersey girl’s body early Tuesday morning shone an even brighter light on the seriousness of the luring attempts, which have occurred in at least 10 towns. "Although no connection has been made between Autumn Pasquale's death and the recent incidents of luring in Bergen County, there is a concern among law enforcement — does the activity amp up from …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A possible child luring incident occurred on Pine Avenue Tuesday morning.
In wake of recent child luring incidents in the nearby communities of Ridgewood, Hawthorne, Maywood and Hackensack, Fair Lawn police are remaining vigilant for suspicious vehicles and individuals in town. During roll call, officers have been prepped with descriptions of possible cars, people and other relevant details about luring incidents in other towns, as provided by those town's police departments, Sgt. Richard Schultz said. Police responded to a possible child luring incident on Pine Avenue Tuesday morning, but later determined that it was not likely an actual luring attempt. A Pine Avenue resident told police that around 8 a.m. he observed a dark Jeep stop near two children who were on their way to school. The children proceeded to …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Each week Patch highlights some of the top headlines from around Bergen County
In top county news this week: An Edgewater police car stolen after an attempted jewelry store burglary was found in Teaneck on Palisade Avenue later that morning. Reports say one of the men charged in the Edgewater case is part of a New York burglary ring. Two custodians at a Lodi elementary school were arrested this week on drug charges. A man believed to have used stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards at area CVS pharmacies was arrested Wednesday by Glen Rock Police. Tenafly police have arrested a New Milford man suspected in the recent string of luring incidents reported in Tenafly, Cresskill and Dumont. Police arrested 65-year-old Alan Lupinacci this week on charges that he was practicing medicine without a license out of his …