Customer disputes, a vehicle break-in, an unattended cooking fire call, hotel guest acting strangely, illegal dumping, and a sewage problem were among the police and fire calls we heard over the emergency airwaves in town this past week.
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Customer Dispute – 4/20/09
8:36 PM – Police unit dispatched to Wal-Mart on report of a female customer having a dispute with store personnel.
Juvenile Mischief – 4/21/09
7:40 PM – Two police units dispatched to Mill Creek Point on report of kids throwing rocks in road and using a soccer ball to knock down branches.
Cell phone violation – 4/21/09
7:52 PM – Traffic stop of ’04 Mazda for cellphone violation finds that 30-year-old driver has a suspended license.
Credit Card Fraud – 4/21/09
8:52 PM – Two units dispatched to Wal-Mart rear entrance to meet store personnel holding a male for credit card fraud.
Back-up County – 4/21/09
9:17 PM – Officer dispatched to Route 3 Sunoco Station to back up Bergen County Officer on a traffic stop. “Possible warrants.”
Vehicle Broken Into – 4/21/09
9:48 PM – Officer dispatched to unknown location to investigate report of a Toyota Tundra broken into.
Fire Alarm – 4/21/09
10:05 PM – Fire units including Engine 1,4 and Ladder 1 sent to 595 County Avenue building 5 on report of 2nd floor fire alarm.
Tinted Windows – 4/22/09
8:56 PM – Motor vehicle stop at 7th and Clarendon for tinted windows. ’07 Mercury wagon is registered to 38-year-old Jersey City male.
Fire Call – 4/22/09
9:02 PM – Fire units including Engines 1, 3 and Tower 2 respond to 451 Dunelin Plaza on general firm alarm.
9:06 PM – Units respond to investigate and find unattended cooking to be the cause of the alarm. Alarm is reset.
9:15 PM – Fire units begin returning.
Check on Hotel Guest – 4/22/09
9:22 PM – Two police units dispatched to Hilton Garden Inn as clerk reports a guest “acting strangely.” Clerk did not get an answer from the guest’s room before police were called.
Store Verbal Dispute – 4/23/09
8:23 PM – Two police units respond to Verizon Store @ 200 Mill Creek Drive on report of “some kind of verbal dispute.” Follow-up radio transmissions indicate a complaint was to be signed.
Minor Accident – 4/23/09
8:42 PM – Officer dispatched to Design Tech @ 357 County Avenue on report of a minor 10-32 (motor vehicle accident) involving a truck that struck a parked car.
Vehicle Leaking Fluid – 4/26/09
10:56 AM – (We picked this up while in progress) Fire units including Engines 1,2,3,4, Car 1 and Ladder 1 handle vehicle leaking fluid at Grace Avenue and Hagen Place. Drying agent is applied to treat the apparent gasoline leak. Owner calls AAA for tow service.
Illegal dumping – 4/26/09
12:39 PM – Officer reports citation for illegal dumping on Mill Ridge Road down by Mill Creek Point Park.
Back-up Ambulance – 4/26/09
1:30 PM – Officer dispatched to 9th Street address with ambulance on report of an elderly female who fell. She is reported to be concious and breathing.
Water Coming into Home – 4/26/09
6:04 PM – Officer responds to Center Avenue address on report of water comming to a home. Officer requests DPW response to apparent sewage problem.
6:14 PM – Condition reportedly secured with pump. DPW said to be enroute.
Reckless Driving – 4/26/09
6:22 PM – Officer reports reckless driving stop on Route 3 West by Giants Stadium. Car is emitting smoke and officer says tow may be necessary. Car registered to 36-year-old male from Clifton.
Burglar Alarm Ringing – 4/26/09
6:53 PM – Two police units dispatched to 350 Secaucus Road (Jump Apparel) on commercial 10-5 (burglar alarm ringing).
7:38 PM – Same call is reported again.
8:19 PM – Call is reported again. Company representative said to be en route.
Domestic Call – 4/26/09
8:58 PM – Two units dispatched to Jane Court address on domestic call after neighbor expresses concern.
9:10 PM – Officer reports “just a verbal” incident.
(Times are unofficial and reports are drawn from radio communications that can be garbled or truncated. eSecaucus.com takes no responsibility for the accuracy of these descriptions. They are meant to provide a very rough sketch of emergency activity in town. The pegs are not necessarily in the exact location where an incident was reported.)