Maywood Police Chief David Pegg said the man was trying to record a flaming cake –fueled by lighter fluid and gasoline — with his iPad when his wife called emergency services.
Police said 53-year-old Christine Bezak was discovered at 8:30 a.m. on Passaic Street, just off Route 17.
It’s more than about police work — it’s a day to bring some smiles to some of the county’s bravest young citizens.
On Wednesday afternoon, a strange man allegedly offered a ride to four children on Tappan Road, near the Rockland County border. Fortunately, they did not go with him.
Luring attempts have been reported in more than half a dozen towns in Bergen and Passaic counties during the past few weeks, including New Milford, Westwood, Maywood, Oradell, Hackensack, Hawthorne and Fair Lawn.
Officials have released three sketches of alleged suspects in recent weeks and released another on Friday afternoon related to an attempt in New Milford,
Investigators said the man in the sketch, described as a middle-aged white man, approached a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school on Lafayette Avenue alongside Voorhis Park.
Police are still investigating a series of other luring incidents throughout northern New Jersey.
Someone has been trying to lure children into a car and the incidents have parents in Garden State communities worried.
In New Jersey, another narrow escape from the clutches of an apparent child abductor had Bergen County parents on edge this weekend.
The latest incident happened in Hackensack on Friday morning, when authorities said an 11-year-old boy was walking to school and was approached by a man driving a Jeep Wrangler.
The numbers speak for themselves. From November to January, there were 42 burglaries in Wayne. Since three suspects were arrested last month, there have been just two burglaries.
Random, But Regular Police Protection Coming For Synagogues In Wake Of Recent Attacks In Northern N.J.
The firebombing of Rabbi Nosson Schuman’s residence next to Congregation Beth El marked the fourth hate crime targeted at a Jewish center in the past month.
Rabbi Nosson Schuman, who lives in the home with his wife and five children, said he saw a flash of fire outside his bedroom window before his bedspread caught fire.
Several synagogues in North Jersey are reviewing their security measures following a recent series of bias incidents.