July 15, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 23 Mahwah and Ramsey Police Department Reports Township of Mahwah On June 27, a 34-year-old Mahwah man was arrested on Franklin Turnpike for assault after officers were called to investigate a domestic dispute. The officers spoke to the female victim and observed injuries she sustained during the dispute. The man was arrested and later released with the pending court appearance date. Also on June 27, a 22-year-old Hewitt man and a 22year-old Suffern, New York man were arrested on Ramapo Valley Road for criminal mischief and resisting arrest after the officer saw the men running away from a local business in the early morning. The officer believed they were attempting to burglarize the building, but later found that they were attempting to damage public property. Officers located the men and arrested them. They were released with pending court appearances required in Mahwah. The same day, a 33-year-old Congers, New York man was arrested on Route 287 South for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after the officer stopped the man for speeding. The officer interviewed the man and located the drugs in plain view as he was exiting the vehicle. The officer charged the man and released him with a future court appearance date in Mahwah Municipal Court. Borough of Ramsey On June 13 at 4:11 a.m., Patrolman Craig Weber observed a vehicle speeding on Route 17 South. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. At the conclusion of field sobriety tests, the 26year-old Paramus driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. On June 14 at 7:26 p.m., Patrolman Jeff Guilfoyle was dispatched to a motorcycle crash on North Franklin Turnpike. While investigating the crash, the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage from the driver. At the conclusion of field sobriety tests, the 42-year-old Tuxedo, New York man was arrested for DWI. At 4:22 p.m. on June 18, Patrolman Kevin Kelly was dispatched to The Fountain Spa for a shoplifting incident. At the conclusion of the investigation, a 50-year-old Paramus woman was arrested. On June 24 at 12:36 a.m., Patrolman Mike Parise observed a vehicle cross the double yellow lines on Darlington Avenue. A motor vehicle stop was conducted. During the stop an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected although the operator denied drinking alcohol. At the conclusion of field sobriety tests, the 20-year-old Mahwah driver was arrested for DWI. At 12:24 a.m. on June 25, Patrolman Mike Parise observed a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign on Island Avenue. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected from the driver. At the conclusion of field sobriety testing, a 20-year-old Ramsey man was arrested for DWI. On June 27 at 4:12 a.m., Patrolman Craig Weber was investigating a disturbance call on Grove Street. During the investigation, a vehicle unrelated to the incident crashed into garbage pails near the officer. The driver fled on foot. After locating the driver, an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. At the conclusion of field sobriety testing, the 43-year-old Ramsey man was arrested. Pilot application (continued from page 7) adjacent property to the south if that property owner agrees. Moore pointed out that Pilot’s noise expert recommended a solid acoustical fence along Ridge Road, but Cimis explained that the noise expert also testified that if that type of fence were not used it would only increase the noise level at the schools on Ridge Road by three to four decibels, which would not be discernible. Cimis said a chain link fence would permit light to pass through it and allow plants to grow there. Professional Planner Daniel McSweeney also testified for Pilot at the meeting and explained that service stations are a permitted use in this B-40 highway zone, although a variance would be required because the plan does not meet the township’s ordinance that requires a service station not to be located within 500 feet of a school property. He claimed the benefits of the plan outweigh any detriment to the public good and there would be no impairment of the township’s zoning code. He described the benefits of the proposed plan and said, “Clearly, it will be an overall improvement to the entire site.” How many households will your advertising message reach? Compare before you buy: Total Circulation by US Mail The Villadom TIMES........................ 56,300 Suburban News .............................. 33,958* The Ridgewood News...................... 5,947* The Town Journal .............................7,080* *from US Postal Service Statement of Ownership & Circulation, October 1, 2007 Olney Road (continued from page 4) report as an acceptable standard, I think it is important that there be some consistency in the township’s actions so that they are not found to be arbitrary.” The issue of other substandard roads in the township was raised at a previous meeting of the council by residents of Stephens Lane which runs perpendicular to Olney Road. Those residents claimed that road was also supposed to be closed to through traffic, but DaPuzzo said he investigated that claim and found that Stephens Lane was, in fact, closed by the township’s planning board, but it was reopened by the Bergen County Planning Board, which takes precedence over the township’s planning board. The council expects to consider adoption of the ordinance at its July 23 public meeting. DaPuzzo said if the ordinance were adopted, the road would be closed immediately thereafter unless the ordinance has to be approved by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. If the council adopts the ordinance, it will likely be challenged again in Superior Court, but a different judge will have to determine if the township has enough empirical evidence to warrant the closing of Olney Road because Judge Harris has recently been promoted to the Appellate Division of Superior Court. Receive the most coverage for your advertising dollar. 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