Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Local police bring day of fun and festivities to young people facing chronic health conditions
Although he's not even 18, Thomas Caruso Jr. had already excelled to become his father's boss at the Teaneck Police Department. Caruso, the son of Teaneck Police Officer Thomas Caruso, was sworn in Friday as the town's newest police "chief" as part of a countywide celebration to honor young people battling chronic health conditions. The young man's tenure as honorary chief began with a swearing in by Police Chief Robert Wilson. Caruso then toured his new department and greeted a crowd of officers before heading to the Bergen County Courthouse in a patrol car to meet fellow honorary chiefs. Scores of area law enforcement officers escorted the young chiefs from around the county to lunch and festivities at the Landmark in East Rutherford. “…
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Glass door smashed in early morning break-in, police say.
A burglar shattered the front door of a Cedar Lane store and made off with a haul of pricey smartphones last week, authorities said. After smashing through the glass door, the thief forced open several cabinets at the Wireless Depot store and stole around $10,000 worth of iPhones and Samsung phones early Wednesday, Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr said. Officers discovered the break-in after responding to an alarm at the store around 5:30 a.m., police said. Investigators were reviewing security camera footage from the store and a description of the burglar was not immediately available. Anyone with information can call Teaneck police at 201-837-2600. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News tip? E-mail …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Authorities say man known as “DJ Smokeout” charged in Pennsylvania drug ring.
Teaneck police captured a 42-year-old man wanted for his role in a large-scale Pennsylvania drug trafficking ring that spanned six states and had links to Mexico, authorities said Friday. Based on a request from Pennsylvania authorities, township detectives were watching a residence on East Maple Street Thursday and arrested Eric Feliz when he drove up about three hours into the surveillance operation, Teaneck Detective Lt. Andrew McGurr said. Records show Feliz is a Pennsylvania resident, but police said he has family in Teaneck and splits his time between states. Feliz, who also goes by "DJ Smokeout," "Smily" and "Eddie," was one of 25 people accused in a syndicate that sold cocaine, marijuana and heroin throughout Berks County, Pa., …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hackensack man beat up, hit with a piece of a cinder block early Sunday, police say.
Teaneck police are searching for four men who beat a motorist before one of the attackers stole his minivan in a road rage attack early Sunday, authorities said. The 44-year-old Hackensack minivan driver was at a traffic light around 5:15 a.m. at Queen Anne Road and Cedar Lane when an argument broke out with four men in a gray vehicle, according to police. Three of the assailants punched and kicked the man then hit him with a piece of a cinder block. A forth man took off in the minivan while others fled in their car, police said. The Chrysler minivan was found dumped nearby at 320 Cedar Lane. The victim told police the attackers might have been angry over the minivan following too closely behind their car on Cedar Lane, Detective Lt. …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Crew attacked teenager who tried to sell stolen cell phones, police say.
Teaneck police arrested six people Wednesday after they kidnapped and robbed a township teenager who tried to sell a cell phone stolen from one of the attackers over the weekend, Police Chief Robert Wilson said. Four attendees at a basketball tournament in Parsippany last weekend reported their phones were taken, according to police. Days later, one of the teen victims noticed the phones were up for sale on Craigslist. “The juvenile notified others to the advertisement and arrangements were made with five adults to meet with the seller of the phones in the parking lot of the Marriott Hotel in Teaneck,” police said in a statement. Posing as an interested buyer, one of the assailants, 19-year-old Mohamed Aly of Jersey City, pulled up to the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Decorated Teaneck PD motorcycle officer served the township for more than two decades.
Retired Teaneck Police Officer Charles "CJ" Mulligan walked out of headquarters to a string of handshakes, confetti and loud applause from crowds of fellow officers and other well-wishers after ending his last shift with the department Friday afternoon. Mulligan, a 25-year township police veteran, was then celebrated with a parade along Cedar Lane to the nearby Cottage Bar. The popular officer served in the traffic bureau and raked up scores of commendations during his service to Teaneck. Members of the Bergen County Police Pipes and Drums were also on hand for the procession, along with officers from several nearby departments including Englewood and Fort Lee Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News …
Program aims to keep unwanted medicines out of the wrong hands
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, April 26
The Teaneck Police Department this weekend will offer residents the chance to safely turn in unwanted medications. The Drug Enforcement Administration-sponsored program, called the “National Take Back Initiative,” will be held on April 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Police Headquarters. Authorities previously collected 12,464 pounds of unwanted medications in New Jersey alone, according to police. Nationwide, the program netted 376,593 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted medicines. “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 these controlled substances in a safe …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Authorities say 34-year-old township man assaulted female acquaintance in Teaneck.
A 34-year-old Teaneck man was charged last week with sexually assaulting a woman at his State Street apartment, authorities said Tuesday. Sidney Jackson Jr. assaulted the woman, described as an acquaintance, on Feb. 13, according to a statement from Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. The victim alerted authorities after the attack and a joint investigation by Teaneck detectives and the prosecutor's Special Victims Unit led to the arrest Friday in Teaneck, the prosecutor said. Jackson Jr. faces one count of sexual assault. He was being held on $150,000 bail with no ten percent option ahead of a Wednesday morning arraignment, according to jail records. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Teaneck emergency services to host latest in a series of public education seminars
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, January 31
The following information was submitted by the Teaneck Police Department: The Teaneck Police Department’s Community Policing Squad, in conjunction with the Teaneck Fire Department and Teaneck’s Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, will be hosting an emergency preparedness seminar on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at police headquarters in the department’s roll call room, 900 Teaneck Road. All Teaneck residents are encouraged to attend and learn about the essentials of emergency preparedness. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Please help us spread the word by telling your neighbors and friends about this important and informative event. For further information, contact Officer Michael Sunga at (201) 837-2600 ext. 2311. …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Presentation will include police, public works budget proposals.
Wednesday, January 16
The Township Manager will hold a public budget presentation Thursday at the Municipal Building. The presentation will include details on the proposed police, public works, engineering and capital budgets. The manager's full 2013 budget presentation and proposed budget is attached to the right in PDF format. Thursday's meeting will begin at 7 p.m.