Wednesday, July 23, 2014

United Water Construction Project

On Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8am, United Water will begin a construction project replacing water mains in the areas of Prospect Ave, West Church St, Franklin Ave and West Main St.  Construction will begin each morning at 8am and end approximately 5pm, weather permitting.  The project is expected to last approximately two weeks.  During the construction project, roadways will be closed and detours will be posted.  Officers will be on site daily to assist with traffic flow and ensure the work area is safe. 

Please follow us on twitter@bergenfieldnjpd for updates.  In addition, this department also utilizes other social media platforms which will provide updates.  These platforms are, and our department website at

See the letter below from United Water sent to customers in the affected area.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Press Release July 17, 2014

Warrant Arrest

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm, Officer John Brown was assigned to conduct an investigation at police headquarters regarding a matter that was reported by a complainant who had walked into headquarters. Upon arrival, Officer Brown spoke with the complainant, Ramon Diaz, age 35 of Teaneck, NJ.  During the investigation of Diaz’ complaint, a warrant against him was confirmed as active for Violation Litigants Rights: non-payment child support, authority Bergen County Superior Court-Chancery Division-Family Part.  The warrant was issued on May 27, 2014 by Superior Court Judge Bonnie J. Mizdol with no bail. Diaz was placed under arrest and processed by Officer Brown.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s department arrived at police headquarters at 4:45 pm and took custody of Diaz. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Press Release 7/4/2014

On Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:36 am Bergenfield Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of South Prospect Avenue and Reid Avenue on the report of a single motor vehicle crash into a utility pole.

Upon arrival, Officer Ahmed Alagha observed a utility pole with severe damage and a black Dodge pickup crashed into a nearby tree.  Officer Alagha spoke with a male who identified himself as the driver of the pick-up truck. The driver did not report any injuries at that time. Further investigation  by the officer found an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver along with other signs of him possibly being under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drug.  The driver was identified as Allan J. Martin Jr., age 23, of Bergenfield.

Officer Alagha had Martin perform field sobriety tests at the scene and after testing, he was arrested for suspected DWI. Martin was transported to police headquarters for processing and breath testing.  While at headquarters, a minor injury was observed and emergency medical services responded. After being evaluated by medical technicians from the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps, he refused medical aid or transport to a hospital. Processing continued and Martin provided breath samples.  After completing all testing and processing, Martin was issued motor vehicle summonses for DWI and Reckless Driving. He was released to a family member at 05:06 AM and advised to appear in Bergenfield Municipal Court on July 16, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

 PSE&G was notified of the damage to the utility pole and responded to the scene for repairs.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Press Release 6/19/2014

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Carlos Calvo age 57 of Bergenfield, NJ was arrested in Bergenfield Municipal Court for an active warrant.  The warrant was for a violation of litigants rights, authority Bergen County Sheriff Department.  Mr. Calvo was transported to the police department and processed without incident.  The warrant in question did not permit bail to be posted.  Bergen County Sheriff officers responded to police headquarters and took custody of Mr. Calvo. 

PSE&G Final Phase of Construction on New Bridge Rd

On Monday, June 23, 2014, PSE&G is scheduled to begin the final phase of their project on New Bridge Rd.  This phase is estimated to last approximately two weeks.  During the construction officers will be detailed to the project to ensure traffic flows as smooth as possible.  There will be lane changes during the construction, however, traffic will flow in both the east and west directions.  Businesses in the area will be open during the construction and no driveways will be blocked. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Press Release week of June 2, 2014

DWI Arrest  Monday, June 2, 2014

On Monday, June 2, 2014 PO Ahmed Alagha was on patrol and observed a vehicle driving erratically.  PO Alagha conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of S. Washington Ave and O'Neil Street.

PO Alagha approached the vehicle and began to speak with the driver identified as Oanh Duong age 41 of Jersey City, NJ.  PO Alagha detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver's mouth and observed the driver's eyes to be bloodshot and watery.

PO Alagha requested that Mr. Duong exit his vehicle for field sobriety testing and Mr. Duong complied.  Based on the results of the field sobriety tests and PO Alagha's observations Mr. Duong was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.

Mr. Duong was transported to police headquarters and processed.  Mr. Duong was issued summonses for 39:4-50, driving while intoxicated, 39:4-88b, failure to maintain lane and 39:3-4, expired registration. 

Mr. Duong was released to a friend and given a July 9, 2014 court date for Bergenfield Municipal Court.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Special Olympics NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run 2014

Runners and support pose for a picture before beginning the five-mile run.
On Friday, May 30, 2014, police officers from the Bergenfield, Dumont and New Milford Police Departments participated in a leg of the annual Special Olympics NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises awareness and funds for the Special Olympic games. The runners mustered at 0900 hours near the intersection of New Bridge Road and South Washington Avenue before beginning began their five-mile dash at 0930 hours. They were escorted by a marked Bergenfield PD unit, Bergenfield motorcycle units, Dumont Police unit, as well as the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance.

The group of 14 runners headed north on Washington Avenue and made a quick stop in front of the Yeshivat He'Atid school at 139 South Washington Avenue where they were exuberantly greeted by the students and morahs. Holding a banner, flags and specially made signs with the Bergenfield Police Department patch, the students cheered and "high-fived" the law enforcement runners and then posed for a photo.
Runners receive support from the children of Yeshivat He'Atid.
The run continued on Washington Avenue through the central business district area up to another quick stop in front of TD Bank, 126 North Washington Avenue. At TD, the runners were refreshed with water and greetings from the bank employees led by bank manager, Bettina Fowler. After the TD stop, the run continued on North Washington past Borough Hall and into the Borough of Dumont where Dumont Police Lieutenant, and runner, Frank Gagliardi took the lead with the torch 
TD Bank employees provide water to the runners.
Thanks to the assistance of the Dumont Police, the runners were safely escorted onto Madison Avenue where the pace picked up as the run headed west towards New Milford.
Dumont  Lt. Frank Gagliardi carries the torch.
With the assistance of the New Milford Police safely blocking the intersections, the runners approached Madison Avenue and River Road, slowed the pace and readied for a greeting and quick stop that was hosted by The Celtic Kitchen, 366 River Road, New Milford. After a photo was taken with the staff, the run continued south on River Road heading towards the destination of the New Milford Borough Hall

Before the final destination was reached, the group was treated by the employees of  New Milford ShopRite to more refreshments consisting of water, Gatorade and fresh fruit to give them that last bit of energy to finish strong.
Celtic Kitchen staff in New Milford welcomes runners for a break.

As the run started up for its final half-mile, New Milford Chief Frank Papapietro took the torch lead and swiftly ran past the Borough Hall and into the rear parking area where the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run, Leg # 6A, came to its final triumphant end. With a successful completion, the runners received congratulatory and heartfelt applause from Jim McKeever, retired Port Authority Police Officer and untiring supporter of the Special Olympics.

The monies raised from donations goes towards the Special Olympic games that are held in June each year at their sports complex in Lawrenceville.

Employees of New Milford ShopRite offer fruit, water and Gatorade to runners.

Special Olympics New Jersey

Who We Are
Special Olympics New Jersey is an organization dedicated to bringing pride into the lives of all involved. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization operates on an annual budget primarily funded through individual, corporate, civic and foundation dollars that make up more than 98% of the annual operating budget.

All programs are free to registered athletes including insurance, facilities, equipment, uniforms, housing and meals for events, awards, sports, education and more. In addition to programs offered on the local, county, sectional and state levels, Special Olympics New Jersey offers athletes free participation in all activities at the Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex in Lawrenceville.