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Police & Fire
A Fort Lee man died in the hospital Saturday night about four-and-a-half hours after getting hit by a car while he was trying to cross Anderson Avenue between Jane Street and Catherine Street, according to authorities.
Employees at Linwood Wine and Liquor in Fort Lee struggled Thursday to stop the would be robber, who police say tried to make off with several bottles of alcohol valued at about $300.
Fort Lee police charged one man with pot possession after observing an alleged sale in a McDonald’s parking lot. In the process, police arrested an alleged fugitive from justice, authorities said.
The 29-year-old Metuchen man is alleged to have touched two different women on separate visits to SBK Medical Group on Center Avenue in December, according to authorities.
Fort Lee police are investigating the incident that started with a stolen car in Englewood Cliffs and ended with a chase all the way to Newark. Two police units were rammed and a loaded gun recovered, authorities said.
With Fort Lee Police Chief Thomas Ripoli set to retire Dec. 31, Capt. Keith Bendul and Capt. Timothy Ford will assume their duties as Chief and Deputy Chief, respectively, of the Fort Lee Police Department on Jan. 1.
Police allege the men had two stolen cars, a loaded handgun and $31,000 when they were arrested in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Fort Lee Wednesday night.
The 2011 Uniform Crime Report revealed an increase in non-violent crimes in Fort Lee, making the total number of reported crimes the same as the previous year.
The idea to put together an exhibit of artifacts and photos depicting the history of the police department was retiring Police Chief Thomas Ripoli’s.
A joint investigation by the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force and the Fort Lee Police Department led to the arrests of the two men on cocaine possession and distribution charges.
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