Police & Fire

October 16, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - West Passaic Ave will be temporarily closed from Leo Terrace to Garrabrant Ave for emergency PSE&G repair. The closure should last approx 3 hours. Police Officers are on scene directing traffic. Expect delays and plan alternate route. (the announcement was made at about 12 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department has been presented a total of $8,387.50 from the Bulletproof Vest Awards to be used for the purchase of new bulletproof vests. The Bulletproof Vest Awards are selected by the Office of Justice Programs, a department of the U.S. Department of ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said. The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph Police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety invites the public to attend the annual open house on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The open house will include tours, interactive activities, photo opportunities, and free food!  Municipal Plaza (the street in front of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau is asking the public to provide any information regarding three women who are suspects in a robbery of Pearl Beauty Shop on Franklin St. on Friday Oct. 5 According to police, three woman created a disturbance in the store and ...

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NEWARK, NJ--  At last week's meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, they celebrated Italian Heritage Month by honoring local Italian Americans.  Among the honorees was was Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio.    DeMaio began his career in law enforcement in 1986, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department headquarters at 375 Franklin St. has been lit up every evening from dusk until dawn, as part of the national ‘Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters’ remembrance, which lasts from October 1 to 7. “The brave men and women of the Bloomfield Fire ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sometime after 2:00pm Wednesday, FEMA in collaboration with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS).  More information can be found here: FEMA.   School officials have suggested that review the Frequently ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- A water main break on Hoover Avenue has the heavily traveled roadway shut down at this time.  The break occurred at Hoover Avenue and Cook Road.  There is no timetable on how long the fix will take but make every effort to avoid the area at this time. The Township of Bloomfield ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Already known for their willingness to rush headlong into emergency situations that most are running from, career firefighters in five North Jersey towns have announced that they will be giving their blood, literally, to help save others. The effort, sponsored by the New Jersey ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Three Bloomfield juveniles, and a 19 year old Newark woman were charged with burglary, weapons possession, and conspiracy charges following a targeted home invasion in Nutley on Wednesday. A fifth person was charged with controlled substance possession. The Nutley Police Department ...

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MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark, who was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, September 16 at 2:54pm in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The director of Essex County College's (ECC) police academy announced today that he was placed on administrative leave, possibly signaling a sale of the training grounds. “After serving as the Academy Director for the past 14 years, I have been placed on ‘administrative leave’ until ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a house fire at 10 Nelson Pl. in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, with Maplewood firefighters responding to a report of smoke at the home at about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt. The first arriving ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ– In an ongoing effort to strengthen their bond with the community, the Bloomfield Police Department began foot patrol detail in the Third Ward section of the township on Wednesday evening.   During a rainy outdoor news conference and public gathering at the intersection of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department reports that rumors of a threat to schools spread through social media were not about the Bloomfield Public School District.  According to police, the Youth Aid Division investigated the threats that were circulating on the Snap Chat. Bloomfield ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The annual September 11 Remembrance Ceremony will be moved to the Township of Bloomfield Civic Center at 84 Broad St because of weather and wet ground conditions on the historic Bloomfield Green. The ceremony will commence at 6:30 p.m. as originally planned. The event will ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield will host a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at the Town Green September 11 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.. The event will feature musical performances by a brass quintet comprised of members of the Bloomfield Civic Band and a Memorial Wreath Dedication by ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University officials have come under fire over a recent video that has surfaced of the campus police responding to a call of a fight between students on Wednesday, with guns drawn.  Students and alumni took to twitter after a video surfaced. Students and alumni ...

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WEST ORANGE — West Orange police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing West Orange resident. Andre Dasilva was last seen on Sept. 1, at 4:24 p.m. on McWhorter and Ferry Streets in Newark. Dasilva, 57, was reported missing on Sept. 2. Dasilva is described as 5-foot, 11-inches tall ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are on the lookout for a driver after a 16-year-old Montclair teen reported that he exposed his genitals to her. On Saturday, the teen reported to police that she was walking along Hawthorne Place when she observed a male in a dark colored 4-door sedan beeping at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Fire Department is hiring! Residents interested in applying by August 31 can contact the Fire Department at 973-680-4153, or visitwww.state.nj.us/csc

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PATERSON, NJ- A call of shots fired and the report of victim arriving at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds set off an investigation of an shooting that occured in the early hours of Wednesday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair Residents were robbed at gunpoint in two separate incidents, as they walked through Montclair on Sunday, according to Montclair Police officials.  At approximately 6:30 p.m., a 64-year-old Montclair man was approached by a dark colored SUV as he walked along ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 31-year-old male cyclist traveling east on Bellevue Avenue was thrown from his bike after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday. A vehicle operated by a 26-year-old female from Wayne was driving southbound on Grove Street at approximately 10:44p.m., as she approached the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A box truck traveling on Belleville Ave made contact with the NJ Transit Bridge. The incident happened near Spruce St. in the section of Belleville Ave. between Broad Street and JFK.  The roof of the truck was completely sheered off.  Officers from the Bloomfield Police ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Tonight at 7:00 p.m., Essex County and contracted construction work crews will begin performing repairs to Broad St. that will span from Bellevue Ave. to Bloomfield Ave.  Work will continue every weeknight for the next few weeks. Work will begin at Bellevue Ave. and move South ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Relatives of Nutley resident Matthew Sibilia are asking for the public's help to locate him. They have not heard from him in some time and are concerned.  The family asks for any information regarding anyone who has seen or heard from him.  Sibilia lives in Nutley and works in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Thursday morning, members of the Bloomfield Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, Emergency Response Team and Fugitive Apprehension Team executed a court ordered search warrant at a Birch Street residence in Bloomfield. They found over half of pound of marijuana, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A string of four similar burglaries took place at various locations in town last year. Now, using DNA evidence, and vehicle registration records, the Bloomfield Police Department has filed charges against 43-year-old Erich Porsch, of Bloomfield, in custody. Vehicles belonging ...

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