Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Driver faces weapons possession and terroristic threats charges after Route 4 confrontation, Bergen County Police say.
Bergen County Police have charged a 19-year-old jitney bus driver with pulling a baseball bat and threatening a competitor on Route 4 west in Teaneck Tuesday. A driver from Genesis Bus Lines called 911 around 6 p.m. to report a driver from a rival company was swinging a baseball bat at him, according to Bergen County Police Lt. James Mullin. Both drivers left the area after the confrontation. County officers found the buses on Route 4 west, near Forest Avenue in Paramus, and learned that Ariel Paulino, a driver with Spanish Transportation, was making physical and verbals threats to the other driver, police said. "It was also determined Paulino did in fact brandish and swing a baseball bat to intimidate the other driver," Mullin said, …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Extensive detours planned in the area
Wednesday, March 27
Officials plan to close Route 4 in both directions during two weekends as part of a months-long bridge project, according to the state Department of Transportation. The work, slated to last from May to September, will repair the Flat Rock Brook Bridge just west of Jones Road in Englewood. A state inspection found the deck slab had significantly deteriorated and was given a "poor" rating, the transportation department said. "The existing bridge abutments are in good condition with only minor crack repairs required," according to the DOT. The exact closure dates and times were not immediately released, but officials planned extensive detours. Westbound lanes would be closed one weekend and eastbound lanes over the second weekend. Detours …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Woman fell about 20 feet from the highway, officials say.
Teaneck emergency responders rescued a 42-year-old woman who tumbled down an embankment while she walked along Route 4 early Saturday, officials said. The woman reportedly ran out of gas and called a friend for help, police said. The two walked to get gas at a station nearby in Hackensack, but when the friend got back he noticed the woman was no longer with him. He found her yelling for help near the Fairleigh Dickinson University baseball field, according to police. The friend tried helping her up, but ultimately called authorities around 7 a.m. An emergency medical technician from the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps went down the 30 foot embankment to care for the woman and township firefighters cut away fencing around the bottom of…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Two Paramus officers and a township teen were injured in the early Saturday incident, police say.
PARAMUS -- Two Teaneck teens were arrested after they were among an unruly crowd that converged on Paramus police officers during a Route 4 traffic stop early Saturday, sending one of the teenagers and two officers to the hospital, authorities said. Paramus Police said the two officers were conducting a motor vehicle stop on Route 4 East at about 2:20 a.m. when they were approached by a group of about 10 males who hurled obscenities at them. The group continued despite being told by the officers, Anthony Liggio and Daniel Cullen, to move along, police said. Police attempted to arrest one of the males, but the others began to surround the two officers in a "threatening manner,” according to police. The crowd began to flee as back-up …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Teaneck emergency responders called to three vehicle crash near Belle Avenue.
Authorities have cleared a three-vehicle crash on Route 4 West that sent one car off the highway near Belle Avenue in Teaneck late Monday morning. Police reported multiple people injured in the crash. None of the injuries were considered serious. Two ambulances from the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded, along with police and township firefighters. Traffic was delayed in both directions near Belle Avenue as of 11:30 a.m., the state transportation department reported. Two lanes were blocked, but have since been reopened.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Authorities investigating serious crash on Route 4 in Teaneck, police say.
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- Noah Cohen
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Teaneck firefighters extricated a man from a mangled car after a single-vehicle crash on Route 4 east Saturday morning. Officials said the car's lone occupant suffered serious injuries, but was alert and conscious when he was pulled from the wreck, west of the Garrison Avenue bridge. The Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps brought the unidentified driver to a local hospital. The car he was in went off the highway and crashed into the woods around 9 a.m. His condition was not immediately available. Bergen County Police said they were completing a report on the crash and would release more details later.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Four people treated for minor injuries and 22-year-old woman charged after Route 4 crash late Sunday, according to county police.
A drunk driver turned herself in to county police hours after she fled the scene of an accident on Route 4 that left four people injured late Sunday, authorities said. Police were called to the crash, near Queen Anne Road, around 11 p.m. and found a 2008 Honda Civic with heavy damage facing westbound in the eastbound lanes, according to Bergen County Police Lt. James Giblin. The second vehicle, a 2012 Chrysler minivan, was found nearby. Two people in the minivan suffered minor injuries and were taken to Englewood hospital, while two passengers in the Honda were also treated for minor injuries at Holy Name Medical Center. Witnesses told officers the Honda's driver fled on foot down Queen Anne Road, police said. A county police K-9 unit …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
With many gas stations out of fuel, those that remain open have lines stretching over a mile long and police standing by making sure panic does not set in.
The Shell, Delta and Sunoco gas stations that line River Road in New Milford are all out of gas and closed for business, making residents with cars and generators wondering where they can gas up. Stations that still had gas this morning were limiting distribution to generators only. The Hess Station adjacent to the DoubleTree Hotel in Fort Lee is the only gas station open on Route 4 East between Teaneck and the George Washington Bridge and, as of 3 pm, had a line of parked cars stretching well past the Grand Avenue exit in Englewood. Port Authority and Fort Lee Police, along with Fort Lee Fire Prevention, were on hand to maintain order at the pumps. However, when one car tried to ease its way into the middle of the wait further down the …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Police say 17-year-old hit by a vehicle near Hackensack Avenue.
A 17-year-old Oradell boy killed on Route 4 late Saturday was a senior at River Dell High School, River Dell Schools’ superintendent confirmed Sunday. The teen, whose name was not released, was fatally struck by a car near Hackensack Avenue around 11 p.m., authorities said. Officers rushed to a report of a person hit on the highway's westbound lanes and found the teen, police said. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle involved remained at the scene and witnesses gave statements to investigators, according to the Bergen County Police Department, who are investigating the crash. “It is a tragic loss that remains under investigation by Bergen County authorities,” River Dell Superintendent of Schools Patrick Fletcher …
Friday, July 20, 2012
All westbound lanes blocked at Queen Anne Road.
An accident on Route 4 westbound in Teaneck led to major rush hour delays Friday. The crash appeared to involve multiple vehicles near the Queen Anne Road exit. The Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps had two ambulances at the scene. Police blocked all westbound lanes of traffic as of around 6 p.m. Additional details were not immediately available.