Summertime and the end-of-year holidays are when most Americans gather to enjoy their free time with friends and family. They are also some of the most deadly times on American roads due to impaired driving. That’s why during the summer and the end of the year, a nationwide campaign comprised of thousands of traffic safety partners including the Westwood Police Department, join together to protect citizens from this deadly crime.
November 9, 2015
The Westwood Police Department has charged a 48 year old man with with sexually assaulting a woman outside of her apartment.
On Friday, November 9th the Westwood Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from the victim’s neighbor, who reported a struggle between her neighbor and a man. Before Officers arrived, the suspect fled on a bicycle. Officer’s searched the area and ultimately located a man matching the description provided by the victim. Alan Broadbent, a resident of Ridgewood was subsequently arrested and charged with one count each of sexual assault and criminal sexual contact. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail, where he was held in on $200,000 bail.
Photo courtesy of the BCPO
Child passenger safety week is September 13th through September 19th and the Westwood Police Department would like to take this opportunity to advise our community of the new changes in the child seat laws. We would ask our residents to become familiar with the new changes to ensure the safety of all involved.
The following recommendations will provide the safest way to transport your child according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally it will ensure compliance to the New Jersey Child Passenger Restraint Law. (Title 39:3-76.2a)
Any child under the age of 8 years old and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as follows in the rear seat of a motor vehicle:
a. A child under the age of 2 years and 30 pounds shall be secured in a rear-facing seat equipped with a 5-point harness.
b. A child under the age of 4 years and 40 pounds shall be secured as described in (a) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing seat, then in a forward-facing child restraint equipped with a 5-point harness.
c. A child under the age of 8 and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as described in (a) or (b) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing or forward facing seat, then in a belt positioning booster seat.
d. A child over 8 years of age or 57 inches in height must be properly secured by a seat belt.
If there are no rear seats, the child shall be secured as described above in the front seat except that no child shall be secured in a rear-facing seat in the front seat of any vehicle that is equipped with an active passenger-side airbag. The aforementioned is acceptable if the airbag is de-activated.