May 6, 2019– May 12, 2019
On May 6, 2019 at 2:45 p.m., police and fire personnel responded to a fire at a Birch Road apartment. The fire began in a vehicle parked in a garage below an apartment. Responding officers knocked down the flames with fire extinguishers and evacuated the apartment. The fire department then extinguished the fire. No one was injured and the damage was limited to the vehicle and the garage.
On May 7, 2019 at 10:52 p.m., Sgt. Jose Rodriguez stopped a vehicle for speeding on Pompton Avenue. Further investigation revealed that the driver, a 31 year old male from West Orange, was a wanted person. He was arrested and later turned over to West Orange Police.
On May 8, 2019 at 2:37 p.m., officers responded to Foodtown on a report of a shoplifting. The actor had fled the area prior to police arrival. Surveillance video was obtain and the incident remains under investigation.
On May 9, 2019 at 12:00 a.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume was investigating an unrelated 911 call when he came upon a suspicious vehicle. An investigation resulted in the arrest of a 22 year old male from Verona for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
On May 11, 2019 at 7:28 p.m., Ptl. Alan Rock stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check revealed that the operator had a suspended license. The 23 year old male driver from Verona was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.