Monday, June 10, 2013
Also this week is the Wings and Wheels Expo in Teterboro.
Coming up this week on Patch Over the past few months the governing body has been in the process of working towards granting promotions within the police department, which would be the first in nine years. Interviews have been conducted over the past month and now recommendations for 2 lieutenant and 4 sergeant positions are expected to be made this month, possibly as early as this week when the council meets on Tuesday. Also this week: Got a news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The borough's police department are taking part in "Operation Take Back" collecting unused medications from citizens in town, a safe way to dispose of these drugs to keep them falling into the wrong hands.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Safely discard unused prescription medications to keep them from falling into the hands of juveniles
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Wednesday, April 24
Hasbrouck Heights Police Department will once again offer the citizens of the borough the chance to dispose of their unwanted, unused and expired medications this weekend as part of "Operation Take Back New Jersey." The police will hold the collection Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community policing room at the municipal building. Division Operation Take Back NJ is to provide a safe and legal method for the citizens of New Jersey to dispose their unwanted, unused, and expired medicines. Each year, experts say, a growing number of teenagers quietly turn to a seemingly unlikely source to score drugs — their parents’ medicine cabinets. According to the most recent studies, Monitoring the Future, University of Michigan, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Brooklyn trio was charged with robbery, aggravated assault and theft, according to Hasbrouck Heights Police.
Two men and a woman were being held at Bergen County Jail after allegedly taking part in a mugging in front of Heights Pharmacy and then dragging the victim with their getaway vehicle Saturday morning, Hasbrouck Heights Police said Monday. Anthony Davis, Clinton Steele and Kinzy Gonzalez, all from Brooklyn, were charged with robbery, aggravated assault and theft. Steele was also charged with possession of stolen property for having stolen license plates on the vehicle, according to police. The victim, whose name was not given, was on the Boulevard just outside Heights Pharmacy when her purse was snatched by Gonzalez, according to Detective Michael Colaneri. The victim chased Gonzalez, who had made her way to a vehicle parked nearby. The …
Monday, April 8, 2013
A 31-year old Lodi man was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Williams Avenue. Police believe a 4-door Honda Accord was involved.
UPDATE 3 p.m. - The man who police say was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday has been identified as Vladimir Artavia, 31, of Lodi, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced Monday afternoon. Police believe that Artavia was walking home from Bel Posto Restaurant in Hackensack where he was employed when he was struck on Williams Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights on the Lodi border. The hit-and-run occured somewhere between 2:15 and 3 a.m. on April 6. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police had responded to a 911 call at 3 a.m. reporting a man lying on the east bound side of Williams Avenue near Louis Street, according to release issued Monday. The search for answers continues as police continue their …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Mickey’s Kids Foundation has done it again. Thanks to its hundreds of supporters who came to the foundation’s annual gala fundraiser Friday night at Ill Villagio in Carlstadt, the foundation will sponsor another Canine Assistants service dog for a child in need. Talks between the governing body and the PBA Local 102 did not result in any changes to a set of proposed procedures for promotions within the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department which were challenged by the union members at a meeting earlier this month. Hasbrouck Heights mayor continues to communicate with NJ Transit regarding the newly constructed fence at the Teterboro/Williams Avenue rail stop which blocks local commuter access. Money has been allocated towards security …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
No one came forward during the continued public hearing Tuesday night
Talks between the governing body and the PBA Local 102 did not result in any changes to a set of proposed procedures for promotions within the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department which were challenged by the union members at a meeting earlier this month. No one came forward during the continued public hearing Tuesday night which picked up from the March 12 hearing when the council agreed to push off a decision on the proposed promotion ordinance. According to Mayor Rose Heck the procedures would create a fair process for which to grant promotions. The new rules were approved by a vote of 4 to 1. Councilman Christian Semenecz was the sole no vote. He stated his reason for voting against it is because he believes a written exam should be …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Also the 2013 municipal budget will be introduced on Tuesday night.
More discussion regarding a proposed set of rules for how police promotions would be granted is expected for the Tuesday night mayor and council meeting. Earlier this month a group of PBA members came out in protest against the proposed rules calling them "unfair" asking for an open discussion. The PBA members had claimed they had not learned of the proposed promotion procedures until they saw a legal advertisement in the local newspaper. The governing body moved to continue the public hearing in order to allow time for PBA leaders and their attorney to meet with the police committee before moving ahead. Also the 2013 municipal budget will be presented Tuesday night. According to the borough's chief financial officer, Mike Kronyak, a …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Police charged two men in the assault and robbery of a Hasbrouck Heights man; the victim was sent to the hospital with multiple broken bones in his face.
A Hasbrouck Heights man suffered a broken nose and other facial injuries after a pair of local men robbed and assaulted him last week, police said Friday. According to Hasbrouck Heights police, the unidentified 20-year-old male victim was assaulted and robbed outside his Heights home on the evening of March 13. Police refused to identify the items stolen from the victim. The beating was so severe that the victim had to be transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment. His injuries included broken cheek and eye bones, said Detective Michael Colaneri. Police charged two 20-year-old Bergen County men in connection with the assault this week. A subsequent police investigation led to the arrest of Mario Querubin, 20, at …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Governing body moved to continue public hearing later this month so that discussion can take place with the PBA regarding the proposed promotion procedures.
A new set of procedures for granting promotions within the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department was put on hold Tuesday night when a group of PBA members came forward stating that the proposed rules were unfair and that an open discussion was needed. Armed with an attorney, members of Hasbrouck Heights PBA Local 102 confronted the mayor and council Tuesday night during the public hearing on the proposed ordinance. The group's attorney D. John McAusland said the members wanted to "establish an open and fair process" about the procedures which he said the members had only learned about from a legal advertisement printed in The Observer newspaper two weeks prior. Mayor Rose Heck said the procedures were designed to create a fair process for …