Unattended Package Alert

Residents and business owners should be aware that throughout the County, thieves have been targeting packages that have been left at doorsteps. Ramsey has seen 5 such cases. Unattended packages are an easy target. Try to have your packages delivered later in the evening while you are home, or supply your carrier with an alternate address of a relative or neighbor to take them in for you, or require a signature for delivery.

The holidays are a busy time of year, as crimes of opportunity are also on the rise during this time. Protect your valuables.

As always, should you see any suspicious activity, call the police.



In regards to the possible attempted luring incident on November 13th, the Detective Bureau had determined that the outcome of the investigation was in fact 3 juveniles from Ramsey High School and their mother in the vehicle picking up another child from the Library and one of the JV’s yelled to his little brother as a joke.

There is no need for concern however all parents should remain vigilant and are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the Ramsey Police.


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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

DATE:​AUGUST 25, 2014


Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced today new and more serious charges have been filed against THOMAS M. MOYLAN, JR. (1382 York St, Mahwah, NJ, date of birth: 12/11/1986) in connection with a hit and run that occurred in Ramsey on August 15, 2014. These charges are the result of a cooperative and on-going investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO, and the Ramsey Police Department under the direction of Chief Bryan GURNEY.

​Early today, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit members and Ramsey Police were notified that the victim on the August 15th hit & run, Samuel Tarrant, 55 of Kew Gardens, NY, had succumbed to injuries suffered in the collision and died at Westchester Medical Center in New York.

​As a result, Thomas M. MOYLAN, Jr., was re-arrested byRamsey Police this morning without incident. He has been charged with 2nd degree Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision, contrary to NJSA 2C:11-5.1; and 3rd degree being Involved in a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision While Driving with a Suspended License. A new bail was set by the Honorable Russell B. Teschon, JMC, at $50,000, without option to post 10%.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the Ramsey Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

Thomas M. MOYLAN, Jr

“Traffic Update”

Allendale NJ: 24 Hour planned closure plan alternate route  Hillside Ave will be shut down from 6:00 PM Monday until 6:00 PM on Tuesday 8/26.   No vehicles will be permitted to traverse the resurfacing area.  The only exception is for an emergency in the “landlocked” area.  (See Map:,-74.1562345,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!6m1!1szIzMfhjFHYJQ.kEPikbSRQguM)

Ramsey Residents: South Central Avenue in Ramsey Becomes Hillside Avenue in Allendale

RPD has placed an electronic message board at East Oak & South Central


Motor Vehicle Crash involving a Pedestrian

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 9:33PM the Ramsey Police Department was dispatched to the intersection N. Franklin Turnpike and Hilltop regarding a pedestrian that was struck.  It was also reported that the vehicle left the scene. Upon arrival at the scene Ptlm. Michael Canonico found 55 year old Kew Gardens NY man lying severely injured in the southbound lane of North Franklin Turnpike. The victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in New York with severe head trauma. The victim was later airlifted to Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla NY, where he remains in critical condition.

A witness to the hit and run crash stated that she observed an older model four door sedan, either grey or light blue, described as an older “police type” vehicle, strike the victim while he was walking across Hilltop Road on North Franklin Turnpike.  The suspect vehicle was travelling west on Hilltop Road and was crossing North Franklin Turnpike when the crash occurred.  The witness also stated that the suspect vehicle continued across North Franklin Turnpike and onto Spring Street towards Rt. 17.

Members of the Ramsey Police Department, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  The investigation was also assisted by the Mahwah Police Department, the Ramsey Ambulance Corps, the Ramsey Fire Department, the Valley Hospital, Paramedics and the Ramsey Rescue Squad.   The Ramsey Police Department are asking if anyone has any information regarding this hit and run crash, please call the Ramsey Police Department at 201-327-2400.


“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

Law enforcement officers from Ramsey will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Beginning August 15 and running through September 1, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

See link for further information  –> Drive Sober 2014



Ramsey Residents please take note of this improvement projects & plans to use an alternate route:

Water main replacement project on Arch Street and Carol Street. The “on or about” start date is Jul 21st and the completion date is in October.
The roadway being worked on will be closed during the day to traffic and open nights and weekends to traffic. There will be access for Emergency vehicles, garbage trucks, and camp buses.

Phase 1- Arch Street from Main Street to Island Avenue
Phase 2- Arch Street from Island to Main Street
Phase 3- Carol Street from Island to Church Street




               What is a Permanent Prescription Drop Box? Where are they Located?

With the growing concern for misuse of prescription medication and water quality, the first 24/7 free standing permanent drug disposal site in Bergen County was recently established at the Paramus Police Department. Other departments – Palisades Park, Park Ridge, River Vale, Leonia, Township of Washington and Ridgefield – have recently established the drop-off sites, with numerous other municipalities expressing interest.

A local initiative of the Bergen County Department of Health Services, Office of Alcohol and Drug Dependency’s County Municipal Alliance Program in cooperation with Consumer Affairs Division of the Attorney General’s office, this community based public health initiative highlights the problem of prescription drug abuse and enables Bergen County residents to contribute to the solution. This Box is monitored and maintained by the police department, offering a place to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no questions asked. The metal, locked box is similar to a mailbox and once the unwanted pills are dropped in, they cannot be removed nor can anyone reach into/through the door.



Since the beginning of 2013 there have been several incidents in Bergen County involving the passing of counterfeit bills at retail establishments.

Businesses in Rochelle Pk., Closter, Upper Saddle River, Ramsey, N. Milford, Hackensack and Edgewater have reported such incidents.

In Bergen County, counterfeit $100 bills have been passed in the most recent months.

In Ramsey, local and highway businesses should remain vigilant for customers attempting to pass counterfeit bills.

If you believe that a customer is attempting or has passed a counterfeit $100 bill do not physically confront or challenge the party. Follow your store or business policy on the passing of counterfeit bills (i.e. check the bill with a Dri Mark bill detector pen). Try to obtain as much physical information as you can i.e. (clothing, vehicle).

Immediately notify the Ramsey Police at 201-327-2400.

To learn more information on US currency, check the following links:


Bear Sightings

The past week, there has been a bear in the northwest part of town (Myrtle, Manor, Pine Tree, Carriage Lane).  If you could add this if a resident sees a bear:

  • Do not feed or approach the bear
  • Remain calm and make the bear aware of your presence
  • Make sure the bear has an escape route
  • Make noise, bang pots or pans; raise your arms and look as large as  possible
  • Bears may utter huffs, popping sounds and snap their jaws as a warning if you are too close
  • Bears may bluff charge if cornered
  • Do not make direct eye contact with a bear
  • Do nut run away from a bear, slowly back away
  • If the bear is causes damage or becomes a nuisance, call the Ramsey Police Department and or the New Jersey Department of Environmental Division of Fish and Wildlife at 1(877) WARN DEP

For further information regarding black bears go to:


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Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock got pulled over in Ramsey and it was hilarious > >


Ramsey to Dedicate New Communications Center to Former Chief

Communications Center


Thursday, March 28, 2013


Ramsey Suburban News

Ramsey — The borough’s new $1.5 million communications center in police headquarters will be dedicated on April 6 to its onetime chief who is being lauded for bringing the local force into the modern age of technology.

According to Police Chief Bryan Gurney, one of his predecessors, Norman Stegen, “introduced the first computer” to the department.

“His foresight of computers in law enforcement was a testament to his vision,” Gurney said in an interview.

After about two years of planning, construction began in the summer and was completed by Jan. 31. It involved revamping the lobby, which now features two service windows; installation of touch-screen computers to dispatch police, fire, ambulance, rescue and Department of Public Works staff; and a conference room with televisions airing local news, maps of the borough and space for meetings during crisis situations with emergency services staff and town officials.

The department also replaced repeater and receiver radio equipment, which now uses a digital platform, Gurney said.

The center handles about 24,000 emergency calls a year in the town, whose population of 14,000 grows to about 30,000 on weekdays as a result of its commercial, corporate and school “footprint,” Police Lt. David Stitz said during a tour of the facility.

Gurney, who began his career with the department as a civilian dispatcher in 1979, has a special place in his heart for Stegen.

“He suggested that I apply for the civilian dispatcher position that had just started,” Gurney said. “He knew that I wanted to be a police officer. I was taking police science classes at the time. I applied and was hired in August of 1979 [and] I have been here ever since.”

Stegen retired from the department in 1978 after serving as its chief for 16 years. He was unavailable for an interview due to health concerns, but Gurney said he hopes to be present for the dedication ceremony.

“With all the updated software and utilities we have in here [the communications center] I feel absolutely more secure in the safety of our residents and I know my dispatchers are all secure,” Stitz said.



Ramsey Police 2012 Year in Review:

Ramsey Police Captain injured answering calls to assist residents during Hurricane Sandy:

Ramsey Police respond/investigate attempted murder of JV’s:

RPD investigates deadly crash:

Ramsey Officers give back:

Knife weidling resident arrested:

RPD drug arrests:

RPD investigate safer RR crossing on Main St.:

RPD responds thru Hurricane Sandy:

2 Officers appointed:

Bank robbery-Police Chase:

Internal Court Audit reveals theft:

Prostsitution Arrests in Ramsey:

Woman Collapses in Ramsey pool:

Lewdness Case:

Sexual Assault charges:

RPD Uses Social Media

Ramsey Schools Report on Violence/Vandalism/Drugs

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