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Hit & Run Investigation

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at approximately 06:20 am, a female pedestrian

was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the above intersection.

The vehicle involved subsequently fled the scene.  The victim was identified

as Maria Cano, age 60, of Teaneck, New Jersey. She sustained serious injuries

and was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center by

Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance emergency medical technicians

and hospital paramedics for treatment of her injuries. The Bergenfield Police

Department, along with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, is seeking

assistance in locating the vehicle involved in this crash.The vehicle involved

has now been identified as a silver or white, late model Mercedes Benz

SUV, possibly a model ML 350, 450 or 550. This vehicle may have sustained

damage from the impact in the area of the front passenger side headlamp,

bumper or fender. The vehicle was initially traveling eastbound on W. Clinton Ave

prior to the impact with the pedestrian which occurred in the intersection of

S. Washington Ave and E. Clinton Ave.  After the impact the vehicle

continued eastbound on E. Clinton Avenue towards Tenafly.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bergenfield Police

at 201-387-4000. The case investigator is Det. Richard Ramos. Case # 14-24296




Class # 2 Youth Police Academy

The Bergenfield Police Department's Youth Police Academy Class #2, completed its week of training on Friday August 1st. Thirty-two, 6th, 7th and 8th grade local boys and girls, received their certificates and awards at a ceremony held in the Bergenfield High School auditorium. The academy, which began on Monday July 28, consisted of physical fitness training, marching drills, instruction in following commands and learning new team building skills. The academy training put the cadets in a real-life scenario of what it is like to go through law enforcement officer training. By way of presentations, demonstrations and drills, the cadets learned how important it is to train and educate themselves to be prepared to meet the challenge of providing public safety, contributing to community involvement and to problem solve. As the cadets of this age group go through their middle school education years where they begin a time of maturity as adolescents, it is important for them to learn that they can step beyond what is required and bring out even more of themselves to accomplish something. The academy helped instill self-confidence, responsibility and leadership.

During the week, in addition to training locally, the cadets visited the US Coast Guard station in Staten Island New York, Maguire Air Force Base in Lakehurst and the Federal Air Marshals training facility in Essex County. Each field trip gave the cadets an exciting day to learn about how closely related law enforcement and the military roles are in society and how being prepared through training and thinking smart, will help them save a life, maybe even their own.

The academy was a success for not only the cadets, but also for the parents of the youths and our community they reside in. The support and participation of the Bergenfield Police Department, consisting of Police Officers, 911 Telecommunicators, civilian personnel and Auxiliary Police Officers, the Bergenfield Municipal Court and Judge Helene Herbert and her staff, as well as the governing body of the Borough of Bergenfield and the Bergenfield School District,  led by Superintendent Dr. Michael Kuchar, all helped make the Youth Police Academy possible. In addition, if it were not for the financial support of the following persons or organizations, the academy would not be possible:

Bergenfield Municipal Alliance Committee

Bergenfield-Dumont Rotary (Bettina Fowler)

Bergenfield PBA Local 309

Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (Anthony Bergamo)

As Chief of the Department, I am very proud of our cadets who graduated and look forward to the next academy. I am also grateful to the officers who gave of themselves to form a bond with the youth of our community and impacted hopefully a future generation of law enforcement officers, but mainly, responsible, engaged young citizens and leaders.

BPD Youth Police Academy #2, remember your class motto: 

Respect, Discipline and Commitment


Chief Michael T. Carr



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:



Traffic: Weekly area Road Projects

08/25/14 0830-1630 PSE&G Woodbine/Westside Wire Transfers Partial
08/25/14 0900-1700 United Water Church St/Franklin Road Clean up Partial
08/27/14 0800-1600 United Water 126 N Taylor St Home service Install Partial
08/27/14 0830-1630 PSE& G DP&C Central Av/Dick St Wire Transfers Partial

Fraud Scam Information

Distraction/Imposter burglary-theft Alert: Incident occurred in nearby Paramus. Be aware of these type of crimes. Click here for article from Northjersey.com

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.


NABI (National Association of Bunco Investigators)

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