Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Council looks to ban exposed genitals and hold business owners to new standards of cleanliness.
Officials introduced legislation last week that tightens the town’s grip on massage parlors with a slew of new regulations that ban exposed genitals and require owners to submit a sterilization plan. The proposed changes are extensive. Officials discussed approving such changes last March, but decided to wait until the state changed its requirements pertaining to the establishments. The law would require that a patron’s “sexual or genital areas” be covered by towels, cloths, or undergarments when in the presence of an employee. “We have, over time, checked on several establishments because sometimes customers complain about maybe seeing something they think shouldn’t be happening,” Police Chief John Reardon said last March. An employee of …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Jewelry was reportedly taken from three homes since Wednesday.
Jewelry was reportedly taken from three Wayne homes during burglaries this past week, Wayne police reported. Police found a jewelry box opened in the closet of a Diane Court home Sunday, an incident report states. An iPad also was reported missing, and a desk in an office was ransacked, the report states. New Jersey Devils hockey jerseys were reportedly taken from a bedroom. Police found shoe prints in mud outside and inside the home made from circular patterns, similar to the ones found on Nike Shox sneakers, and found a pry mark on the bottom part of an open window on the first floor, an incident report states. The residents of the house were out of town when the burglary allegedly occurred, according to the report. Jewelry was reported …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Home was not equipped with a Carbon-Monoxide detector.
A Wayne family was taken to the hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after police found them in their Dorsa Avenue house sick and unconscious on Saturday, police said. The father of three children called police to request an ambulance to the home, said police Chief John Reardon. Police found the wife of the caller passed out in a bathroom and another female in the home who was barely breathing, Reardon said. Three young girls were found unconscious in an upstairs bedroom; Officers Brendan Rigler and Ray Caronia carried the children out of the house, Reardon said, who were immediatley given oxygen. Carbon-monoxide alarms that Officer Chris Carbone, Rigler, and Caronia were wearing sounded after they went back into the house, Reardon said…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Residents can donate online to help fund Bob Franco's recovery and his family. His family has set up a Facebook page for residents to express their thoughts and prayers.
Community members continue to raise money for Officer Robert Franco and his family. Franco, a Wayne police office and firefighter, suffered a severe spinal cord injury when a tree fell on the patrol car he was in during Hurricane Sandy last week. Franco is recovering at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. He has limited mobility and cannot walk. Donations can now be can be made online through PayPal. The Wayne Policemen Benevolent Association Local 136 set up the account. To donate electronically, click here. Franco’s cousin Tyler set up a Facebook page where relatives and friends can leave messages of encouragement, thoughts, and prayers for Franco and his family. To view the Facebook page, click here. On Nov. 15 between 4 and 10 p.m., …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Officer Bob Franco suffered a severe spinal cord injury while on duty during Sandy.
Police Officer Bob Franco remains immobilized at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson after suffering a severe spinal injury Monday, Chief John Reardon said. Franco and John Neukum, assistant chief of Co. No. 5, were injured when a tree on Lake Drive West fell on their vehicles while Hurricane Sandy blanketed North Jersey with high winds and rain. It took more than an hour to remove Franco from his vehicle. He suffered a severe spinal injury. Reardon said Franco remains in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s. “He is not up and not moving around at all. He is completely immobilized,” Reardon said. “He does have some feeling in his extremities.” Reardon previously said Franco's recovery would be slow from the injury. Doctors operated on …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Laptops, other electronics reported stolen.
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Friday, August 31, 2012
Police are investigating two alleged home burglaries on Park Lane this week where laptops and other electronic devices appear to have been stolen. On Thursday, police said two Toshiba laptops, an iPad 3, a Panasonic video camera and a Samsung computer bag, all valued at a total of more than $7,000 were reported stolen from a residence on the street. A female resident who had returned home around 10:30 p.m. said she heard a back door slam shut while she was placing items on the counter after entering from the front door of the home. Her husband told police the back door may have been unlocked, but no items initially appeared to be missing from the home. However, about an hour later, the residents contacted police again to report the items …
Police said car crash happened Friday morning at intersection of Galesi Drive and Route 46.
Wayne Township police are investigating a car crash at the intersection of Route 46 and Galesi Drive Friday morning. Police responded to the accident around 11 a.m. No further informationw as available. Patch will have updates on this story.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Increased patrols and tips from residents have resulted in a number of arrests this summer.
Police will continue to patrol the area in and around CVS where “numerous” drug related arrests have occurred in recent weeks. Police Chief John Reardon said there have been several instances of people trying to fill false prescriptions at the location recently. The location has been a popular choice for shoplifters to hit too. Two New York men were charged with credit card theft after police said they had 48 fraudulent cards in their possession. The men were found in the CVS parking lot. CVS is located less than a mile from the Wayne-Paterson border and across from William Paterson University. Police regularly patrol the area. Reardon said that “increased attention” in the area “will continue indefinitely.” He noted that prescription drug…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Police report seeing car travel down an embankment before crashing along Route 23 near Mountainview Boulevard.
A Lincoln Park man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after he drove his car down an embankment and drove into a ditch Saturday night, Wayne Police reported. Officer Vincent Ricciardelli reported seeing a vehicle traveling on Route 23 South come over the Mountainview Boulevard bridge. He reported seeing the vehicle leave the right side of the roadway, travel down an embankment through a heavily wooded area, and come to rest in a ditch along side of Route 23. Ricciardelli approached the vehicle to see if the driver, Dean Uglow, of Lincoln Park was injured, the report states. Ricciardelli reported finding a syringe lying on the driver’s seat and determined that Uglow was driving under the influence. Uglow was taken to St. …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Local and county officials outline steps to prevent burglaries at public form sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Wayne.
When Pamela Zalusky’s home was burglarized last year, she said it took something from her. “It used to be my home. I felt safe there,” Zalusky said. “Now it’s just a house.” Zalusky attended the inaugural meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Wayne Wednesday. The group was recently formed as a result of the rash of burglaries that occurred in the township earlier this year and late last year. Local and county law enforcement personnel and representatives from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, spoke at the meeting. “It’s a very personal thing when a person’s house is violated like that,” said Wayne Police Chief John Reardon. Speakers told residents steps they can take to reduce the risk of their homes being burglarized. “We need to …