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Elmwood Park DWI & Drug Arrests

19
Jan
2013

by in Drug Defense, DWI Defense

If you have been issued traffic violations are charged with a criminal offense in Elmwood Park, we can defend you. Several important roads go through Elmwood Park, including Route 80, the Garden State Parkway, and Route 4. The high volume of cars traveling through the town leads to a disproportionally high number of DWI and drug possession arrests. We have experience defending these types of charges and most other crimes and motor vehicle violations.

Elmwood Park Police & Court Information

As of 2010, the Elmwood Park Police Department was composed of 42 full-time law enforcement employees, 40 of which are police officers. The same year, The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Unit reported 403 main crimes. These offenses consisted of 13 robberies, 8 assaults, 87 burglaries, and 42 incidents of police force, and 265 cases of domestic violence. There were not any homicides prejudice crimes, rapes or sex crimes reported.

The Elmwood Park Municipal Court is located at 182 Market St
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407. The Honorable Judge Anthony Gallina holds Court sessions every Tuesday and every third Wednesday of the month starting at 3:00 p.m. The Court Administrator is Nadia Halhoul. The court’s phone number is (201) 796-1457. The Court’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.

General Elmwood Park Facts

Elmwood Park is situated in Bergen County, New Jersey. The borough is located approximately twenty miles from New York City. Elmwood Park was formally named in 1973. The borough changed names many times since 1916 when it was created from a portion of Saddle River Township. Elmwood Park is considered a highly occupied area with a population of almost 20,000 people in just under an area of 3 square miles.

As of the 2010 United States Census Report, the most common heritages of people residing in Elmwood Park are Italian, Polish, and Irish. There are a small percentage of German and Russian residents. About 30% of the residents in Elmwood Park were born in foreign countries.

The Elmwood Park Public School System has five schools within the district. The Gantner Avenue School, The Gilbert Avenue School, and The Sixteenth Avenue School are all for students from kindergarten through fifth grades. The Memorial Middle School is for students in grades sixth through eighth and the Elmwood Park Memorial High School is for high school age residents in ninth through twelfth grades.

Almost 17% of the borough’s residents age 25 and over have received a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Just under 40% had graduated from high school. Those with some college or associate degree made up almost 25% of the people of Elmwood Park.

The main highways that run through the borough are Route 4, Route 80, Route 46, and the Garden State Parkway. The 160 and 161 buses of New Jersey Transit service the borough and transport residents to and from New York City with a stop at the Port Authority. There are many buses that service the area locally as well.

Some notable people who either currently live in Elmwood Park or had at one time are: Dick Vitale, famous basketball coach and sports broadcaster, Michael Cade, a young actor who had roles in television shows such as Baywatch, 7th Heaven, and California Dreams.

There are many restaurants to choose from in the borough. One of the most popular ones is the Greek tavern, Taverna Mykonos. There are some very unique and quaint gift shops located in Elmwood Park, such as Lidia’s Italian Imports, and Basket Star, but due to blue laws, most retailers have to be closed on Sundays.

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