Sunday, May 12, 2013
Minivan recovered Sunday morning on Cedar Lane, authorities said.
Teaneck police are investigating a possible "road rage carjacking" after a minivan was reported stolen at a traffic light Sunday morning following an argument between drivers, authorities said. According to initial reports, a Hackensack man who was driving the minivan suffered an injury to his hand in the incident, and no weapons were used, Sgt. Douglas Alcott said. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. at Cedar Lane and Queen Anne Road, Alcott said. Police found the stolen vehicle, a gold Chrysler minivan, farther up Cedar Lane near Palisade Avenue. Alcott said the incident is under investigation and detectives are trying to compile any video footage that might help them piece together exactly what happened. Additional information was not …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Representatives from several township agencies will be on hand
The Teaneck Police Department's Community Policing Squad will host a seminar on preparing for emergencies Thursday night. The public event is planned for May 9 at 7 p.m. at police headquarters. "This will be the second offering of the seminar which will include various topics such as emergency communications and utility emergencies," a police department announcement said. "In attendance will be representatives of the Teaneck Police Department, the Teaneck Fire Department and the Teaneck Office of Emergency Management." The Police Department's Community Policing unit has hosted several similar events in an effort to educate residents ahead of major incidents. Anyone with questions can call police at 201-837-2600 Follow Patch on Twitter…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A 50-year-old Teaneck resident is accused of taking money from an elderly woman for whom he'd obtained power of attorney, according to a Bergen County Prosecutor's Office statement.
A Teaneck man is accused of financially exploiting an elderly woman and close friend of his mother's who had been under her care, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced Wednesday. Prosecutors allege Patrick Reynolds, 50, took approximately $122,000 from the victim's bank accounts for personal use between July 2011 and July 2012, after gaining power of attorney for the victim while she recovered from an illness under his mother's care. The victim's nursing home bills, property taxes and other daily expenditures were not made during the year Reynolds held power of attorney, Molinelli said in a statement. Reynolds' power of attorney was rescinded on July 11, 2012, after a superior court judge declared the victim unable to care …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Representatives from several township agencies will be on hand
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Sunday, April 28
The Teaneck Police Department's Community Policing Squad will host a seminar on preparing for emergencies next week. The public event is planned for May 9 at 7 p.m. at police headquarters. "This will be the second offering of the seminar which will include various topics such as emergency communications and utility emergencies," a police department announcement said. "In attendance will be representatives of the Teaneck Police Department, the Teaneck Fire Department and the Teaneck Office of Emergency Management." The Police Department's Community Policing unit has hosted several similar events in an effort to education residents ahead of major incidents. Anyone with questions can call police at 201-837-2600 Follow Patch on Twitter, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Teaneck resident allegedly threaten to kill Englewood man and break his son's legs, according to police
A convicted felon from Teaneck was arrested this week after he threatened to kill an Englewood resident over an unpaid debt from gambling on the NCAA basketball tournament, according to city police. A 62-year-old resident of Englewood's 4th Ward called police Sunday to report that a men he knew only as "Dre" had confronted the man in his apartment over a $300 gambling debt, Detective Capt. Tim Torell said. "The victim told us he had bet against Dre on several NCAA basketball games and apparently came up on the short end,” Torell said. According to the victim, he told "Dre" he didn't have the money and needed more time to pay up, Torell said. "Dre," later identified as 41-year-old Andre Wiggins, allegedly threatened to kill the man and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Car ended up in marshy area off I-95, state police say.
A woman from Fort Lee and her 4-year-old son escaped injury after the car she was driving careened off an I-95 ramp in Teaneck, leaving it partially submerged in a marshy area, state police said. The 65-year-old woman's Subaru Forester crashed through a fence and landed in Overpeck Creek off the highway's northbound lanes around 5 p.m., according to State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. Two Leonia police officers, Frank Rocco and Michael Jennings, went into the water and brought the mother and child to safety, police reported. Teaneck police, state troopers and the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps also responded to the scene. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News tip? E-mail email@example.com
Monday, April 8, 2013
Authorities have collected more than 2 million pounds of prescription medications in past initiatives.
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Monday, April 8
The following announcement was issued by the Teaneck Police Department: The Teaneck Police Department will be participating in this year’s National Take Back Initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration New Jersey Division. We will be hosting a collection site on Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th (10AM to 2PM). In the four previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications. The goal of the program is to allow the citizens of New Jersey to rid their homes of unused, unwanted, or expired medications by turning these medications in to law enforcement officials who can in turn dispose of…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Township firefighters used high pressure fan to ventilate the smoke, fire chief says.
A small kitchen fire broke out in an apartment at a senior citizen housing complex in Teaneck Wednesday morning, officials said. Firefighters were called at 8:42 a.m. for a report of a fire in a third floor apartment at the Five Star Residences on Pomander Walk and arrived two minutes later, according to Fire Chief Anthony Verley. Staff had extinguished the flames, but fire crews found heavy smoke on the floor. Verley said a burner on the stove had been turned on under a plastic bowl, creating thick toxic smoke. Crews made sure the flames hadn't spread elsewhere in the apartment or the units above and helped residents to safety in the lobby. "Using a high pressure ventilating fan, FD units then ventilated the windowless hallway and fire…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Second time since Thursday man accused in violent fights over his dogs, police say. Teaneck detectives aided in first arrest after knife attack.
ENGLEWOOD -- A little more than 48 hours after making bail on charges he stabbed a neighbor over unleashed dogs, a convicted felon from Englewood is again accused of pulling a knife in a dispute sparked by the pooches, city police said Tuesday. Larry Dungey, 53, was free on bail after the first incident when a roommate called police Monday night to report the two had fought over dog feces in their Shepard Avenue home, authorities said. Dungey allegedly pulled a knife and menaced the man before taking off. “I really can’t remember someone getting arrested twice, within days of each other, over dogs, and both times involving an assault with a knife," Englewood Detective Captain Tim Torell said in an e-mail. "This is one for the books.” City…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Teaneck detectives help subdue assailant after knife attack, police say.
ENGLEWOOD - A 53-year-old Englewood man was arrested Thursday after stabbing a neighbor in a fight over unleashed dogs, city police said. Larry Dungey was walking his two unleashed dogs on Shepard Avenue, near the Teaneck border, when they jumped on the 22-year-old victim as he sat on the porch of a multi-family house they shared, according to Englewood Detective Capt. Tim Torell. An argument ensued and Dungey pulled a knife, lunged at the victim and stabbed him in the hand, Torell said in a statement Saturday. The wounded man was able to wrestle the knife away before his friend showed up and another fight broke out between the three. Two Teaneck detectives who were in the area subdued the men and seized the 6-inch knife until Englewood …