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Starbucks Peeping Tom Picked Up by Ridgewood Police

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Ridgewood NJ,  In response to complaints that unsolicited & intrusive photographs were being taken of young women exiting a restaurant’s restroom on two (2) successive days, Ridgewood Police detectives took one (1) adult male into custody on Friday afternoon, 09/13, at Starbucks, 363 Route 17, Ridgewood. The individual and evidence obtained via a search of his vehicle were immediately transported to Ridgewood Police headquarters. All individuals should be considered innocent of any & all crimes until found guilty in a court of law.

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One suspect sought for questioning in connection with a pedestrian strike during Saturday’s “Ride Out”

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  A “Ride Out” (a.k.a. Bicycle Rally) involving well over one (1) dozen juvenile bicycle riders disrupted traffic along South Maple Avenue in Glen Rock and Ridgewood on Saturday afternoon, 09/07. The fast moving group was allegedly on its way to disrupt motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic near a Starbucks restaurant in Ridgewood.

An adult female pedestrian was struck and injured in Glen Rock by at least one (1) of those participating in the unsanctioned event (which had come to the attention of Ridgewood Police earlier in the week). Her injuries were reported to be non life threatening in nature. Two (2) small groups of riders were stopped by Glen Rock Police and Ridgewood Police officers, but they were both released after questioning. One (1) suspect is still being sought for questioning in connection with the pedestrian strike.

The police did not release details on who was behind the so called “Ride Out”.

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Ridgewood Police Call “Ride Out” event an unsanctioned ill advised gathering

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Ridgewood NJ, in a letter Ridgewood Police Chief Jacquline Luthcke spelled out issues she had with Saturdays so called “Ride Out” .

The “Ride Out” scheduled for Saturday September 7th is being promoted as a youth lead disruption of traffic and businesses in the Central Business District of Ridgewood.

Luthcke asked parents to discourage this behavior and voiced concerns for the kids as well as residents safety.

The Ridgewood blog is far more curious which parents are behind this and who is encouraging the kids ?

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Heavily Chained Bicycle Stolen in Board Daylight From Ridgewood Train Station Bike Rack

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Ridgewood NJ, a resident was parked at the Ridgewood Train Station awaiting a family member to arrive from the city in the lot facing the Social Services office last night Thursday  September 5th 2019 .

A young man came off the train soon discovered his commuter Bicycle had been stolen despite a heavy chain and Lock .He continued to look in the bike racks and was completely frustrated to have his property lifted in broad daylight . Fairly Bold theft in the middle of the day during daylight hours.

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Reader Says , “personally I’d like to thank all these and other professionals for all they do for myself my elderly parents and all the people in between it takes a very special kinda person to do what you do”

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“I was in the ER as well the police EMS where amazing treated driver with respect and patience even when driver got angry when spoken to saying “it’s my house I hit what is the big deal ? What are you trying to get from me ?” The officer was far more patient then I think I would’ve been bc as he responded “I’m trying to help you jog your memory bc your asking me again where these black & black marks came from ” he was very professional the entire I was there , regardless of why “accident ” occurred I can’t understand how anyone would question anything EMS / police responses especially volunteer professionals , I have to assume that the person who stated “waste of tax payer funds ” must have a crystal ball or knows he or she will never need the services of these professionals … crazy to judge anything like this … personally I’d like to thank all these and other professionals for all they do for myself my elderly parents and all the people in between it takes a very special kinda person to do what you do I know I couldn’t !”

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Ridgewood Police ,Fire and EMS all Respond Driveway Crash

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, and Ridgewood EMS rushed to aid the adult female driver of a Mercedes sedan who crashed her vehicle while pulling into her own driveway on Thursday afternoon, 08/08. A flatbed tow truck was called to remove the passenger car from its resting place. Fire Department personnel reported no structural damage occurred to the house. A medical episode may have immediately preceded the crash.

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No Injuries Reported For Wednesday Morning Crash on 17 North in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, No injuries were reported following a Wednesday morning, 08/07, two (2) vehicle crash on Route 17 northbound in Ridgewood. A white colored SUV involved in the collision wound up impaled on top of the chain link fence of a nearby single family residence. Tow trucks were summoned to removed both wrecks from the scene. Ridgewood Police responded to handle the crash investigation and MVA/property damage reports.

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4 Bergen Police Departments Assist in Route 17 Suspect Arrest in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Three (3) individuals were taken into custody on Route 17 southbound in Ridgewood late Saturday afternoon, 08/03, in connection with an alleged theft of goods from the Home Depot store in Mahwah. Police personnel from Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, and Ridgewood assisted Mahwah Police with suspect apprehension, search, and transport.. A Honda sedan, allegedly used by the suspects to flee the crime scene, was removed from the highway by a flatbed tow truck. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Reader says ,”Valley used Ridgewood’s services without any payment”

Ridgewood firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a document shredding truck at Valley Hospital

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“I take exception to the above statement that Valley gave us big donations. In actuality, Valley used Ridgewood’s services without any payment. Several years ago, a Judge declared that hospitals could be charged money in lieu of taxes–but the Council did not want to charge them. The law was also passed that hospitals had to pay town taxes for all the property they owned that was used “for profit entities”. Valley owns a ton of property in Ridgewood–all being used for profit making endeavors! Do they pay taxes? I know they do not pay for all the Police and Fire calls–not even for the mandatory use of Vet’s field–which requires both police and fire to stand by–for their inbound patient helicopters. Residents are charged for fire calls that exceed a certain number. Valley probably exceeds this number the first week of every month. This use of the fire department includes police to stand by. Do they pay–not likely! And, even when they technically “leave the Village years from now”, they are legally responsible to continue to pay (if they had ever started!) for money in lieu of taxes and real estate taxes for all the profit making buildings. Just think how much tax could be paid on just the 200 building near the Duck Pond? I am quite sure that no physician or other use “donates their time” but are instead well paid for it. I can’t understand why the Village refuses to collect all that money that is legally owed to them as well as all the unpaid money due from Fire, Police, and other services we supply for free! At one time, the Village even picked up their garbage for free! Remember, YOUR tax money is paying for all of these FREE services!”