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Ramsey Police Help Promote Annual:

“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

(Ramsey, NJ) —   Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2014, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.

Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Our goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways.

​To support this effort, the Ramsey Police Department will crack down on violations deemed to be unsafe to drivers and pedestrians within the Borough of Ramsey.

Last year in New Jersey, 542 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, down from 589 in 2012.  The decline continues a downward trend in motor vehicle fatalities, and in 2013 we recorded the lowest number of motor vehicle related deaths in the State since the 1940s.

“Clearly, this effort will go a long way in our continuing efforts to stem the tide of tragedies that occur every day on New Jersey’s roadways,” Chief Bryan Gurney said.  “Shining the spotlight on this one day can help create a groundswell of support for good driving behaviors that can carry over throughout the year.”

“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day not only raises awareness about the individual responsibility we have for our driving behaviors, but also engages drivers in making positive changes behind-the-wheel every day of the year,” Chief Gurney added.

Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to


DEA Operation Take Back Tess release:

The Police Department will be participating in Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Operation Take Back on September 27, 2014. Individuals will be able to place their unused medicines in a drug disposal box. The drugs will then be disposed if in a safe manner. The drop box will be located in the lobby of Ramsey Police headquarters all day on September 27, 2014.

Anyone wishing to dispose of unused medications should respond to Ramsey Police Headquarters located at 25 North Central Avenue in Ramsey, New Jersey. No questions or request for identification will be made. Residents can be assured that medication deposits can be made freely and independently.

The participants may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, the individual should be encouraged to remove the prescription label if it contains any personal identifying information.

The Ramsey Police Department is also asking that no needles or other sharp instruments be placed in the drug disposal box. Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The individual depositing the liquid should ensure cap it tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

For any additional information, please feel free to contact Ptlw. Bornkamp at (201) 327-2400.


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.



Earlier in the year, the Borough of Ramsey was informed that the bridge near what is commonly referred to as Napolitano’s Pond on Lake Street (between Duck Pond Lane & Lakeview Terrace), will be replaced by the County of Bergen.  The County has contracted with D.R. Mullen Construction Co. Inc to perform the work. 

The project will begin on Monday November 4th and Lake Street will be closed between Franklin Turnpike and East Crescent for the duration of the project to both east and westbound traffic.   Local traffic will be allowed on Lake Street.  The County of Bergen has provided for up to one year to complete this project.

As noted, the closures will be at Franklin Turnpike and East Crescent Avenue, however local traffic will be allowed onto Lake Street.  While there will be local access, due to the work zone at the bridge, there will be no through traffic at that section so local traffic vehicles will need to enter Lake Street from the appropriate side of the bridge either Franklin Turnpike or East Crescent Avenue. 

The specific detour routes will be signed on the streets and are detailed at the bottom of this release and are posted for review on the Ramsey Police Department website as well as the Borough’s website.  There will also be additional electronic signs advising of the road closure and detours.

Due to this road closure, the Ramsey Police Department is advising that residents allow for additional travel time within the Borough, particularly during opening and dismissal of schools.

If you should need any additional information regarding the Lake Street road closing, please check our website at: or follow on Twitter at @ramseypd and also on Facebook as well as the Borough website at

The Lake Street Detours are as follows:

  • Vehicles northbound on Rt 17 looking to exit on Lake Street for travel to East Main Street

◦  Should continue on Rt 17 north to the North Franklin Turnpike exit.  Make a left at the exit back over Rt 17 onto N. Franklin Turnpike heading southbound then right onto East Main St.

  • Vehicles travelling westbound on Lake St from the east side of Rt 17

◦  Should exit Lake Street (at traffic signal) before Rt 17 overpass) following signs for Rt 17 northbound to North Franklin Turnpike exit and follow directions above 

  • Vehicles travelling eastbound from Main Street on Lake St to get to Rt 17

◦  Will be diverted north on North Franklin Turnpike for both Route 17 north and southbound traffic.   

  • Vehicles travelling east from Main Street wanting to continue on Lake St past Rt 17 overpass

◦ Will be diverted north on North Franklin Turnpike for Route 17 southbound.  Should then exit Rt 17 south at the Lake Street exit (immediately after overpass) and travel over Rt 17 and continue on Lake St eastbound.   

  •  Vehicles travelling north will continue onto Rt. 17NB to Spring Street where they will get on Rt. 17SB and exit onto North Franklin Tpk. SB for westbound traffic on East Main Street.
  •  Vehicles that exit Rt. 17 SB at East Crescent and Lake Street will continue straight on East Crescent Avenue and then right onto Hillside Avenue in Allendale.  Hillside Avenue turns into South Central Avenue in Ramsey.  South Central Avenue intersects with Main Street.



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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