Cats Saved from Fire, Student Killed on Route 4 and More in County News
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A fire at a Grove Street house in Ridgewood destroyed a kitchen, but all members of the family were unharmed, though shaken.
Two cats were rescued after a stove-top fire engulfed a Grove Street kitchen late Wednesday morning in Ridgewood.
John Ferrito was in transit when he received the call from his wife.
There had been a kitchen fire, his wife said. The Hackensack Univeristy Medical Center employee rushed home. His wife Michele and 17-year-old daughter Katie were shaken up but uninjured. The Ferritos' Cape Cod-style home had sustained major smoke damage and the kitchen was charred, in shambles. And the family cats, Nikita and and Louie, were missing.
A 17-year-old Oradell boy killed on Route 4 late last Saturday was a senior at River Dell High School, River Dell Schools’ superintendent confirmed Sunday.
The teen was fatally struck by a car near Hackensack Avenue around 11 p.m., authorities said.
Two Mahwah brothers were arrested in Bedford, NY, Saturday night for violating the terms of their parole and charged their sister with hindering their prosecution, Bedford police said.
According to police, Gregory Canova, 21, and his 18-year-old brother were arrested Friday night after Bedford police received information from authorities in New Jeresy that felony fugitives from Mahwah were currently in the town of Bedford.
Two Wyckoff families had thousands of dollars of jewelry stolen from inside their homes this month, according to township police.
One resident had four diamond and sapphire rings valued at $40,000 taken from a bedroom closet, and another had a $1,500 gold ring taken from their kitchen, Wyckoff Police said.
A Ridgewood medical doctor is facing ten traffic citations – including drunk driving in a school zone – for allegedly striking a telephone pole and fleeing the scene before striking another pole just moments later.
An underage drinking party that got out of hand Saturday evening has led to charges against one Wyckoff teen, according to township police.
Police said they caught wind of the raucous shindig around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 and responded to the home near Wyckoff and Lafayette avenues where they found one girl vomiting.