RECENT NEWS/EVENTS

PRESS RELEASE: MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVOLVING PEDESTRIAN

January 24, 2017

At 6:42 p.m., January 23rd, 2017 the Westwood Police Department responded to the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The pedestrian, a 77 year old male from River Vale, was crossing 3rd Avenue, walking westbound in the cross walk when he was stuck by a vehicle travelling south on 3rd Avenue. The pedestrian sustained substantial injuries and was stabilized on scene by members of the Westwood Police Department, Hackensack University Medical Center Advanced Life Support, and the Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp before being transported to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack for treatment.

The driver, a 32 year old male from Hillsdale, was evaluated and transported by members of the Westwood Volunteer Ambulance Corp to Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley in Westwood for treatment.

The investigation, which is still on-going, was conducted by the Westwood Police Department Traffic Bureau, in conjunction with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Robert Anzilotti, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino.

The driver has not been cited, pending the outcome of the aforementioned investigation. Any questions can be directed to the Westwood Police Department Public Information Office at (201) 664-7000.

 

For the Press Release PDF click here.


12/03/16 TRAFFIC ADVISORY

ON SATURDAY 12/03/16 THE BOROUGH OF WESTWOOD WILL BE HOSTING THE ANNUAL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS PARADE FROM 5PM TO 9PM. THIS PARADE WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAFFIC DELAYS THROUGHOUT THE BOROUGH THROUGH 11PM. TRAVELERS ARE ADVISED TO PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTES. THOSE ATTENDING MAY FIND PARKING IN THE MUNICIPAL LOTS OR ON THE STREET. TO READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE, CLICK HERE.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

November 20, 2016

(Westwood Borough / Bergen County, NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on in December 5th, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Westwood Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Frank Regino announced today.

“Verification by the assessors that the Westwood Police Department has met the Commission’s “best practice” standards is a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a measurement of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Regino said.

As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the public would like to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 201-664-2574 on Monday, December 5th, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-11:00a.m. Email comments can be sent to fregino@westwoodnj.gov.

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the accreditation standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Westwood Police Department, 101 Washington Avenue, Westwood, NJ. Please contact the Accreditation office at 201-664-7000. Ext. 158. Read the rest of this entry »

NJ TRANSIT Service Plan for Morning Commute – 09/30/2016

 
 

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NJ TRANSIT service plans for Friday morning, September 30 following a commuter train accident at Hoboken Terminal.  All rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remains suspended.  All Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service will resume full service into and out of Hoboken Station.

 

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The following service will be in effect:

  • All New York City bound trains (Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, MidTOWN DIRECT), Raritan Valley and Atlantic City lines will operate on a normal weekday schedules.
  • Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will continue to operate on a modified weekend schedule originating/terminating in Secaucus.
  • There will be limited rail shuttle service on the Montclair-Boonton Line west of Montclair State University.
  • There will be rail shuttle service on the M&E between Hackettstown and Dover.
  • The Gladstone branch will have its two regularly scheduled MidTOWN DIRECT trains in addition to rail shuttles between Gladstone and Summit.

Customers may experience overcrowding and possible delays caused by congestion.

Metro North Service for Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Customers

  • For schedule information, click HERE.

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Westwood Police Seize Handguns, Marijuana From Traffic Stop

May 24, 2016

DSCN1938On May 23rd, 2016 a Westwood Police Officer was on motor patrol near the area of Washington Avenue and Broadway. The Officer observed a grey Mazda make an illegal right turn on red at the traffic signal. They initiated a motor vehicle stop and approached the vehicle which contained five occupants. The Officer made contact with the male operator, Morlin Enrique Vindel-Medina (20) from Wilkes Barre, PA and detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The Officer removed the driver and the four remaining male passengers from the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a quantity of marijuana inside a clear bag as well as two handguns, one of which was loaded with hollow point ammunition, as well as a gas operated pistol. Read the rest of this entry »

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