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United Water Construction

On Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8am, United Water will begin a construction project replacing water mains in the areas of Prospect Ave, West Church St, Franklin Ave and West Main St.  Construction will begin each morning at 8am and end approximately 5pm, weather permitting.  The project is expected to last approximately two weeks.  During the construction project, roadways will be closed and detours will be posted.  Officers will be on site daily to assist with traffic flow and ensure the work area is safe.

Click on the link below for more information from United Water:

http://bergenfieldnjpd.blogspot.com/2014/07/united-water-construction-project.html

 

Seeking info: Arson-Criminal Mischief

A CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information leading to the identity of the persons responsible for an arson incident at the Bergenfield Library. On July 6, at approximately 10:00 PM, the fire alarms activated at 50 W. Clinton Avenue. Responding fire units encountered a smoke condition in the building. The cause was determined to be from a fireworks-type explosive that was placed in the book return drop box. Damage was sustained to the box and several books inside. Video surveillance is being reviewed by detectives. Suspects are males, ages 13-16. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Tri-Community Crimestoppers at 201-384-4222 or the Bergenfield Police at 201-387-4000. CrimeStoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Callers can remain anonymous.

 

Traffic: Weekly area Road Projects

DATE TIME UTILITY/ CONSTRUCTION LOCATION DETAIL DESCRIPTION ROAD CLOSURE
07/26/14 thru 8/1/2014
8am-5pm United Water N. Prospect/ W. Church St Replacement of Water Main W. Church closed from Prospect to Demarest
 

Class # 2 Youth Police Academy

The Bergenfield Police Department's Youth Police Academy Class #2 is underway this week. The cadets, who range from grades 6 through 8, are progressing nicely through their training which consists of physical fitness, nutrition, marching, commands, teamwork, first-aid and CPR, criminal law, motor vehicle laws, social media and internet safety and leadership skills. In addition, the cadets have taken a field trip to the US Coast station on Staten Island and learned the important role that coast guardsmen play in law enforcement and sea/water rescue. Two more trips are planned for the Army base at Fort Dix and the Air Marshals. It's only half way through but there are no quitters yet. Every cadet is determined to complete their training and become a better student, son, daughter, brother, sister, friend and citizen. Good Luck Class #2. Finish strong!!

Class motto:  Respect, Discipline and Commitment

 

Fraud Scam Information

Residents are reminded to be wary of any type of emails, letters, or phone calls from persons not known to you that involves you sending money via Western Union to other locations or addresses, especially international addresses. Scams have occurred whereby the caller or emailer will send you a check for a certain amount of money, asking you to deposit it to your own account then to Western Union monies to them based on that check. Those checks sent to you are fraudulent. You will not realize it until your bank contacts you about that check not being valid.

Other scams, one of which is being investigated presently, involve a resident accepting delivery of packages after receiving a call from a person who requested the parcels be sent to this resident. In turn, the resident would re-package the items and send them to another overseas address. In return for the favor of sending the packages the resident was promised a monetary payment. These parcels were all purchased with stolen credit card numbers.

A scam that has recently been attempted in the Bergen County area involves the "Grandparent" scam. A caller has made multiple calls to elderly victims claiming to be a grandson who has been arrested for DWI in Los Angeles and/or New York City. The scammer attempts to get the victim to wire money to bail him out of jail.

There are numerous scams, frauds and cons perpetrated each day on unsuspecting citizens. These occur here in Bergenfield too. The Bergenfield Police request residents to be aware of the frauds and to watch out for their elderly friends and neighbors too. Senior citizens are often easy targets for the scammers. Speak to your neighbors and make them aware.

Some complaints have been received regarding phone telemarketers soliciting for donations to police organizations. Many of the organizations are legitimate but are not soliciting on behalf of the local police organizations, such as Bergenfield PBA Local 309. If in doubt contact the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs to verify whether the solicitor is registered. If you have a complaint against the solicitor, also lodge that complaint with the Division of Consumer Affairs. See link below for more information.

Websites with useful information on scams and frauds:

Click on any one of the below agencies to link to information

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs *When arriving at this site go to bottom of page to search, type the word "police". This will show the registered charitable police organizations within the State of NJ.

FBI

NABI (National Association of Bunco Investigators)

 
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