Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Police: Icy conditions not a factor in Monday afternoon crash
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 29
One man was killed in a two-car crash on Route 208 North near Colonial Road in Franklin Lakes Monday, according to police. The accident, first reported to officials at 2:43 p.m., occurred when a 2004 Chevy van and a truck collided. Henry Shuart, of Hewitt, 67, was extricated from the van and transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck, Christopher Milles, 25, of Garfield, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, according to Franklin Lakes Police Lieutenant John Bakelaar. Police said the cause of accident has yet to be determined. While roads in the area were icy due to weather, police said that highway conditions did not appear to have been a factor. Have a …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Local 150 coat drive will be held from Dec. 1 to frank2
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The following information was submitted by the Franklin Lakes PBA: The Franklin Lakes Police Department PBA Local 150 will be conducting its Annual Coat Drive on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. Last year the coats were donated to St. John's Baptist Church in Paterson. The coats were then distributed locally to those in need. This year we will also be collecting winter hats and gloves. The PBA would like to thank all those who generously contributed last year and we are asking for everyone's support this upcoming winter season. All coats, winter hats and gloves may be dropped off on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at the Franklin Lakes Police Department, 490 DeKorte Drive, Franklin Lakes. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Joseph M. …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The BMW and Land Rover stolen overnight from a High Mountain Road driveway were left unlocked with the key fobs in the vehicles.
Two high end SUVs were stolen from the driveway of a High Mountain Road resident overnight after the key fobs were left in both cars, according to Franklin Lakes Police. The High Mountain Road resident reported that during the overnight hours a 2012 BMW X5 and a 2011 Land Rover were entered and stolen, police said. The cars were unlocked with their key fobs left in the vehicles. Both the BMW and Land Rover are generally valued at approximately $50,000 each. The garage door of the home was also entered, but the vehicle stored there had a disconnected battery and thieves let it be, according to police. There were no signs of forced entry into the garage and cops believe that a garage door opener from one of the vehicles was used to gain …
Police are still searching for fleeing vehicle and suspect
A utility worker was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night, according to borough police. Ailaca M. Narcizo was struck by a dark-colored SUV on Colonial Road near Summit Avenue at approximately 7:44 p.m. Tuesday, according to police officials. Narcizo was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after suffering from moderate to minor injuries, police said. The New York man was conducting traffic control for Allstate Power Vac, Inc., based out of Rahway, when the incident occurred. There was a work crew present at the scene at the time of the accident. The automobile that hit Narcizo then fled the scene. The Franklin Lakes Police are still looking for the SUV that hit Narcizo, but they’ve received …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Cops are investigating the disappearance of thousands of dollars of goods from the home's master bedroom
A Franklin Lakes resident is missing $16,800 worth of personal property in a curious incident that borough police are currently investigating. The Franklin Lake Road resident notified police that nearly $17,000 worth of jewelry and a wallet was missing from his home on Sept. 5. He told cops that the items were apparently snatched from his master bedroom, according to a police report. The man first noticed the jewelry and wallet had gone missing before leaving for vacation on Aug. 25, according to the report. Details are hazy as to why the Franklin Lake Road resident waited 11 days to report the vanished valuables to police. When asked about the incident, Franklin Lakes Police Lt. John Bakelaar was mum about details, citing an open …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Police say the initiative will take an aggressive enforcement approach.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The following press release was submitted by the Franklin Lakes Police Department: In a continuing effort to ensure traffic safety through education and enforcement, the Franklin Lakes Police Department will initiate “Operation School Zone Safety,” a back to school traffic safety campaign. This traffic safety campaign is designed to educate motorists, parents, and children regarding accident prevention and safe pedestrian movement. Operation School Zone Safety will begin on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012, and continue until Sept. 7, 2012. Additional enhanced traffic education and enforcement efforts will remain in place throughout the 2012-2013 school year. Operation School Zone safety will take an aggressive enforcement approach, and focus on …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A King Road resident had a pricey computer stolen from his unlocked 2012 Nissan
A $1,200 laptop was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in a Franklin Lakes resident's driveway sometime overnight Tuesday, according to borough police. The incident marks the third time in just seven days that thieves have taken advantage of residents' failure to properly protect their personal property. The King Road resident told police that sometime during the overnight hours on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning an unknown individual entered the resident's unlocked 2012 Nissan and helped himself to a laptop valued at $1,200, according to Franklin Lakes Police Lieutenant John Bakelaar. The crook was likely long gone by the time the resident discovered that he had been victimized. King Road is small street — just two-tenths of a …
Monday, August 13, 2012
A 2007 Toyota Highlander was taken overnight from a resident's Vance Avenue driveway last week. Police are also reporting the Colonial Road theft of approximately $325 worth of valuables from an unlocked car.
A Franklin Lakes resident had her 5-year-old vehicle stolen from the driveway of her Vance Avenue home, and another woman had hundreds of dollars worth of goods lifted from her unlocked car last week, borough police said Monday. The 2007 Toyota Highlander was stolen sometime overnight on Thursday or Friday of last week, according to Franklin Lakes Police Lieutenant John Bakelaar. The owner of the Toyota had not left the keys in the car and there was no additional property reported as stolen in the victim's report, Bakelaar said. In a separate incident, a Colonial Road resident reported to police Sunday that sometime during the previous night someone had entered her unlocked Subaru while it was parked in her driveway and made off with …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Twenty-six year old woman is charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of credit card fraud.
Cops arrested a 26-year-old Wanaque woman Thursday following an investigation into recent burglaries at two Franklin Lakes homes, police said. Franklin Lakes Police charged Brittny Perna with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of credit card fraud. The Wanaque woman is alleged to have participated in the June 5 burglary of a Laurie Lane residence and the June 9 burglary of a Kent Place residence, according to Franklin Lakes Police Lieutenant John Bakelaar. She was released on $25,000 bail. As reported on June 7, burglars ransacked an office and bedrooms at a Laurie Lane home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac about a mile west of The Market Basket on Franklin Lakes Road. The burglar was gone by the time the resident …
Friday, July 27, 2012
VFW members shocked after 20-year member allegedly stole every penny of the group's savings and left them at least $20,000 in debt
A Harrington Park man has been charged with using the Franklin Lakes Veterans of Foreign War coffers as his own personal piggy bank over the course of at least five years, according to borough police and a VFW official. John Beahm, 57, the treasurer of VFW Post 5702 was arrested Friday by Franklin Lakes Police and charged with theft, misapplication of entrusted property, theft by deception, and credit card fraud. Beahm is alleged to have illegally used the post's checking account and credit card since at least 2007. Beahm was a member of Post 5702 for at least 20 years according to Post Commander Steve Vreeland. "Generally speaking [we are] are shocked," Vreeland said. Vreeland first discovered the accounting discrepancies in March while …