Police & Fire

May 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY - The East Brunswick Police Department has confirmed a report from the New Jersey State Police that Chinna Payne has been located and found safe.  Damion Payne, who was sought in the abduction of the two-week-old, has also been found. Earlier today, the State Police issued an Amber ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Chinna Payne is a Black female infant who is missing. She is suspected to have been abducted by Damion Payne, a 27-year-old Black male. Payne was driving a 2016 Nissan white Altima with Virginia plates - VPF6043. He was seen in East Orange, NJ. The suspect is armed with a ...

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Shoplifting:  4/28/2021-Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifting incident. Loss prevention advised officers that a white male exited the rear doors of Home Depot with 2 Echo gas power weed trimmers valued at $262.00 without paying. The suspect then entered a ...

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Theft:  04/19/2021-Officers responded to the area of Garrabrant Avenue and Ernst Avenue on report of several vehicles that were entered and ransacked sometime during the overnight hours. The owners of both vehicles reported that there were no items taken from their vehicles. These incidents are ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Police Department is looking for a suspect involved in multiple package thefts in the Ampere area of town.  The suspect, seen on surveillance cameras or doorbells is caucasian or light skin Hispanic male, wearing a red hat with the letter "P" centered, a black ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department, in partnership with the Bloomfield Engineering Department will begin routine, mandatory hydrant flushing this Friday. Residents that may be impacted by the hydrant flushing will be notified ahead of time on the township cable channel and the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield Fire crews arrived to find a well involved detached garage fire located at 23 Clarendon Place just before 8 p.m. on Monday evening.  Fire apparatus was seen along Belleville Avenue and Clarendon Place, where the fire personnel set up to douse the fire. Hose lines were ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Kreme & Krumbs, a Glenwood Avenue  ice cream shop, was broken into at 330 a.m. on April 11th.  Bloomfield Police Officers responded to 162 Glenwood Avenue on a report of a burglary and found that the front door was pried open and an ice cream pedal cart (valued at $3000.00) ...

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Shoplifting:  3/31/2021-Anthony Petrillo age 41 of Belleville, NJ-Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifter in custody.  Upon police arrival, Loss Prevention had Mr. Petrillo secured for concealing merchandise inside his jacket and leaving the store without ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield resident Joe Mesuk has received the 2020 John Orme Award. This is awarded to a volunteer member of Fire Rescue 1 who goes above and beyond serving for the Bloomfield Fire Department. Bloomfield's Rescue 1 is staffed by all volunteer members that augment the career ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On January 23, 2021, Bloomfield Police took a report of a stolen motor vehicle from the area of 458 Beardsley Ave. In that same week, Bloomfield patrol officers investigated three other automobile burglaries that occurred sometime in the overnight hours.  Those burglaries took ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Another porch pirate was caught on camera stealing a package from a Bloomfield home.  On March 27th, Officers responded to Spruce Street on report of a package theft.  The package contained medication from Walgreens valued at $85 and was left on the front porch. A Ring doorbell ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--  Bloomfield Police responded to 135 Bloomfield Avenue on 3/15/21 on a reported stolen vehicle   The owner of the vehicle parked his car in the fire lane and entered a business to pick up his food order. The owner left his car running. Surveillance video shows an African ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Have you seen Venika Williams? It has been 39 months since this mother was last seen or successfully contacted. The Police are asking for the public to assist in locating Venika, 28, who went missing on December 22, 2017. The police believe she was last seen headed to Jersey City ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With an increase in online shopping, the number of package thefts are naturally higher than ever.  One local thief didn't get far after helping himself to a Second Street delivery. Jose Perez age 40 of Newark was observed entering the porch area of a Second Street home, taking a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Two Belleville residents were arrested on March 10th by Bloomfield Police Officers and were charged with armed robbery, possession of weapon offenses. The suspects, Ethan Lozada, 20 and Anthony Dagata, 21 entered the Krauszers Food Mart located at 73 Belleville Avenue.  ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--With daylight savings time upon us (clocks go ahead one hour tonight), Bloomfield Fire Captain Frank Durantino is reminding residents that turning our clocks is a good time to also heed some very important fire safety tips:  Check all smoke and CO detectors to ensure they are ...

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Shoplifting:  03/02/2021-Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on  report of a shoplifting. Loss prevention manager observed a tall African  American male with a white jacket, take a cart full of groceries valued at  $146.51 and attempted to leave the store. The Loss ...

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Bloomfield, N.J.-On Sunday February 7, 2021 at approximately 3:30 a.m., Bloomfield Police units responded to 547 Bloomfield Avenue (PLUGG Studio) on report of a shooting that occurred. Upon police arrival, it was determined that a male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right hand. The victim ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- During the viewing yesterday, hundreds of police officers were seen along Broad Street paying their respects to retired Bloomfield Police Officer, Benedetto “Benny” Christiano, who lost his battle to Covid on March 2, 2021 at the age of 53. This morning, members of the ...

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Shoplifting:  2/24/2021-Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifting. Upon police arrival, the suspect dropped the proceeds when he was confronted by the Loss Prevention Officer. The suspect fled the parking lot on a bicycle towards Watsessing Avenue. The ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Patrolling the town by motorcycle, with his signature riding boots, Officer Christiano was a fixture in Bloomfield for many years.  Unfortunately, he lost his battle with COVID 19 on Tuesday. Benedetto "Benny" Christiano served the Township of Bloomfield since 1993. He had just ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ --The Bloomfield Fire Department is one of six fire departments to begin training members on the 40-hour Fire Officer 1 course at Bloomfield High School. The course is being taught by instructors from the Morris County Public Safety Academy. When members have completed the course ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--On February 17th, Bloomfield Police Officers responded to the area of Chester Avenue and N 17th Street for a reported robbery. Two suspects approached the female victim from behind where they knocked her to the ground and took her purse, cell phone and a small amount of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- On Monday February 22, 2021 at approximately 7:58pm, Bloomfield Police Patrol units responded to 137 La France Avenue (DJH News Stand) on a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Upon police arrival, the victim stated that an older African American male (late 40's early 50's), ...

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Shoplifting:  02/02/2021-Omar Serrano age 50 of Elizabeth NJ-Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifter in custody.  The Loss Prevention Officer observed Mr. Serrano walk past all points of sale and attempted to leave the store with Ryobi tools valued at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – On early Sunday morning, February 7, at approximately 3:32 a.m., Bloomfield Police Officers responded to 547 Bloomfield Avenue on report of shots fired. The structure houses S&D Beauty Supply, Tropics Jamaican Restaurant, and apartments on the second floor. Public Safety ...

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Bloomfield, NJ-On Sunday February 7, 2021, at approximately 3:32 a.m., Bloomfield Police Officers responded to 547 Bloomfield Avenue on report of shots fired. Upon police arrival, officers located one male victim with a gunshot wound to his right hand. The victim, a 47 year old male, was ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Police Department is currently investigating a report of shots fired at approximately 4 a.m.   The address being investigated is 547 Bloomfield Avenue.  This is the location where the shots were being reported outside the building. 547 Bloomfield Avenue houses ...

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Shoplifting:  1/27/2021-Cornell McCray age 51 of Newark NJ-Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifter in custody. The store Loss Prevention Officer observed Mr. McCray attempt to walk past the last point of sale with a Dewalt miter-saw valued at $788.00. Mr.  ...

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