Crime Summit Returns Wednesday Evening

Officials to discuss crime prevention at 7:30 p.m.

The  was apparently such a hit that the Wyckoff Police Department is holding another one Wednesday night.

"Due to the overwhelming resident support... and to provide an evening session to further inform residents who could not attend the morning session," a second crime prevention awareness session will be conducted by Police Chief Benjamin Fox and Committeeman Kevin Rooney on Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m, the township announced Friday.

The event, which will be held in the second floor court room of , will address a number of recent break-ins, car thefts and personal property crimes around Wyckoff, as well as a home invasion Thursday where — according to a report — a North Haledon man was bound by a trio of men brandishing a gun.

At Friday's meeting the Wyckoff Police Depoartment, along with Police Commissioner Rooney, warned residents to be vigilant, lock their car doors and notify police if they see anything out of the ordinary

"If you see anything suspicious call us," Fox told the gathered crowd of about 100 people earlier this month. "Let us decide whether it's important or not; my office would rather check 500 things that are absolutely nothing than the one time you don't call us and we find out it was something."

The police can be reached on their non-emergency line at 201-891-2121.

Cops also spoke to residents about a number of Wyckoff residents who recently have fallen victim to a number of scams.

Wyckoff Police and township officials sat face to face with residents at the Friday morning meeting to provide info on how they might be able to curb a recent spate of .

Following another  officials arranged the first crime prevention event, but amid some complaints that the 10:30 a.m. meeting wasn't being held at the best time for those who work typical 9 to 5s cops have scheduled this second meeting.


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