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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
7/19/14 830 PSE&G 210 S. Washington Pole work One lane closed
7/21/14 830 PSE&G Ralph St/Central  Wire Transfers to Poles Partial- closures 
7/21/14 830 PSE&G Woodbine/New Bridge Pole work Partial closure possible
7/22/14 830 PSE&G Ralph St/Central  Wire Transfers to Poles Partial- closures 
7/22/14 830 PSE&G Woodbine/New Bridge Pole work Partial- closures 
 

Class # 2 Youth Police Academy

The Bergenfield Police Department will be conducting its second annual Police Youth Academy this summer from Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1, 2014. No further applications are being accepted at this time. The academy is open for our young residents who will be entering grades 6, 7, or 8 of the 2014-2015 school year starting this September. Contact Captain Cathy Madalone with any questions you may have concerning the academy. She can be reached at 201-387-4000 x 4002 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

*There was a mandatory meeting with the parent or guardian of this year's youth academy cadets on Monday, June 30 at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall. If you missed the meeting contact Capt. Madalone  x-4002

 

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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