Welcome to the Carlstadt Police Department Website
Providing Safety and Public Services for the residents and businesses in Carlstadt, NJ.
Welcome to the Carlstadt Police Department web site
This site is designed to give a brief history and understanding of your police department.
Since the Borough of Carlstadt was founded in June of 1894, there has always been a need for police to keep the peace. Like any other organization in America, there is always someone in charge and the Carlstadt Police Department is no different. In 1907, Charles Schmidt was the first police chief appointed by the borough. Since this time there have been many changes in technology and laws that have helped to shape the police department into what it has become today, and we will continue to grow and expand our skills under our current Chief, Thomas Nielsen.
We are more than the traditional police department. In addition to our patrol unit, we also have officers a part of the following: New Jersey Rapid Deployment Force, the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team, the Bergen County Rapid Deployment Team and the Bergen County Computer Crimes Unit.
On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at approximately, 10:11 A.M., officers responded to the area of Broad Street & Garden Street in response to a reported road rage incident involving a person armed with a knife […]
On Saturday, August 27, 2016 at approximately 6:28 am, the Carlstadt Police Department received a report of an adult male Center Street resident unconscious and not breathing. Officers Jonathan Rood and William Pangaro responded to […]
On Saturday, August 26, 2016 at approximately 10:22 pm, the Carlstadt Police Department received a report of a strange odor inside the Coca-Cola building located at 118 Moonachie Avenue and an employee who had become […]
The Carlstadt Police Department is at all times committed
to the utmost professionalism in providing
police services to the community and each person falling
within its jurisdiction, enforcing the law objectively, with leadership and integrity, executing their
duties with a spirit of cooperation and courtesy , employing
always a solution‐focused approach to protect
and serve while continuously striving for excellence.
On September 10, 2016 officers responded to Walgreen's, located at 637 Hoboken Road, for a theft of approximately $300.00 in cash. Officers were advised the suspect exited the store with the cash draw in hand and travelled north. Officers then searched the area, but were unable to located the suspect. Below are surveillance photos taken of the suspect. If you are familiar with the suspect or may know who it is, please contact Detective Sgt. Cleary at (201) 438-4810.
On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at approximately, 10:11 A.M., officers responded to the area of Broad Street & Garden Street in response to a reported road rage incident involving a person armed with a knife and threatening the driver of another vehicle. Sergeant Scott Tronziger observed two vehicles parked and he made contact with the complainant who was seated within his vehicle along with his wife and daughter.
The complainant reported he was in the drive-thru lane of the Walgreens Stored located at 637 Hoboken Road picking up his prescriptions. A second vehicle was in line behind his vehicle, driven by Amanda Schneider, who suddenly pulled around the front of his and according to the complainant, yelled obscenities him because he was waiting at the service window for an extended amount of time. The complainant yelled obscenities back at Schneider, and after he received his order, pulled next to Schneider's vehicle and told her it the delay was due to the store employee having taken so long to locate his prescription and not his fault. The complainant then drove away but was confronted by Schneider who had suddenly drove up to his vehicle and exited the
her vehicle while holding an opened folding knife and yelling her father was the “Chief of Police” and she would cut the complainant.
Schneider was also present upon the officers’ arrival and gave a similar account of the events but stated she felt threatened by the complainant so she drove her vehicle around his so she could exit her vehicle and take his picture with her cell phone. Schneider admitted she falsely told the complainant her father is the Chief of Police and he had better leave her along, but denied having produced a knife during that encounter. She was asked if she had a knife in her possession and she indicated she may have one inside her one of my bags. Officers soon after confirmed she had in her possession a Smith and Wesson Black OPS folding knife that matched the knife the complainant described to Sergeant Tronziger. When asked about the knife, Schneider stated she forgot she had it but denied having displayed it to the complainant.
Schneider was placed under arrest for terrorist threats, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and transported to police headquarters for processing. Schneider was later released on summons.