Police & Fire

August 15, 2018

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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WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on Monday to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield’s National Night Out was cut short by rain and lighting just before the headlining band ‘Total Soul’ was able to play, but residents who came by early were treated to free food, amusements, souvenirs, and made special memories. Started in 1984, National Night Out is ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The Bloomfield Fire Department crushed the Bloomfield Police Department at the annual Police vs. Fire softball game.  The softball game is a decades old township tradition and is a part of the annual National Night Out celebration on Foley Field.  The fire department won ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety and the Parks, Recreational and Cultural Affairs Department are sponsoring the annual National Night Out festivities this Tuesday, August 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.at Foley Field on John F Kennedy Drive North. This event is open to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County residents will have an opportunity to turn in unwanted guns in a gun buyback program sponsored by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Essex County Bar Assocation.  During the one-day program this ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Former Bloomfield Councilman Gary Iacobacci was behind the wheel of the car that went into the storefront of a Broad St. business today.  Earlier today, Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio reported it appeared that Iacobacci appeared to have been unconscious at the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- A two car accident on Broad Street left one vehicle partially through the front of Mastriano Prime Meats & Poultry and another with major damage in the middle of the road. Two additional parked vehicles were damaged in the accident.  A witness to the incident, who declined ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A New Jersey State Police Helicopter landed in the outfield at Foley Field today as a part of the Bloomfield Police Department's Junior Police Academy.  The Junior Police Academy is a department initiative to expose local youth to a condensed version of a police academy ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Video footage of today's basement fire in a single family home in the Halcyon Park section of Bloomfield shows the smoke from the fire filling the neighborhood.  There were no injuries reported.  Related Story: Bloomfield Fire Department Responds to Fire in Halycon Park

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Fire Department is on the scene of a working fire in the Halcyon neighborhood.  The fire, in the basement of a single family detached home, was extinguished quickly. The home is on Lexington Ave at Fontaine.  There are no injuries.   

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UNION CITY, NJ-- As units from North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue battled a fatal five alarm fire in Union city, companies from Essex county were called in to provide mutual aid coverage into the area. As crews were arriving, a second fire was reported and multiple units including Bloomfield ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Louis Venezia was sworn in as Bloomfield Fire Department Chief in a ceremony that also saw seven new police officers sworn in and promotions within the fire department.  Master of Ceremonies Captain Joseph Coletta welcomed those gathered for the ceremony in the ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - The Glen Ridge Police Department will be holding a bicycle registration on July 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. This event will take place in front of Linden Avenue School. Everyone in Glen Ridge is invted to come out and get their bicycle registered with the Glen Ridge Police ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Current Deputy Fire Chief Louis Venezia will be sworn in to fill the position of Fire Chief at a ceremony Tuesday, July 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Bloomfield Council Chambers at 1 Municipal Plaza. During the ceremony, several other Bloomfield Fire Department personnel ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomifeld police report a number of 'Theft from Auto' incidents in which the vehicle was left unlocked overnight.  On June 27, an officer responded to Byrd Avenue on a Theft from Auto report. The owner of the vehicle reported that someone went into his car that was left ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Three Bloomfield teens were arrested Monday June 18 following police response to a stabbing at Foley Field. The victim in this situation was attempting to sell a Playstation 4 to the three Bloomfield residents that he met on the Snapchat social media platform. The three arrested ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A Bloomfield senior citizen shared his gratitude to the Bloomfield Fire Department following their quick response to an incident in his home.  The resident recently experienced a small electrical fire after turning on the switch for a chandelier. As soon as the power was sent to ...

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CLIFTON, NJ-- Yesterday we posted an article about Thomas F. Podschelne, a missing Clifton resident who was last seen by family and friends at the Clifton Stop and Shop on June 1st.  His family was looking for any information regarding the whereabouts of their relative.  We have been notified that ...

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Clifton, NJ-  Clifton Police and the family of Thomas F. Podschelne are asking for your help in locating him.  He suffers from severe PTSD and has been missing since around 8 AM on June 1, 2018,  He is believed to still be in the North Jersey area. He is likely traveling on foot wearing all black ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With prom and summer approaching, more than 500 Bloomfield High School seniors witnessed a realistic simulation of a two-car auto accident in which alcohol played a part.  The roles of the injured/impaired driver and passengers were played by fellow seniors and members of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Two men suspected of breaking into cars on Friday morning were arrested by Bloomfield Police because of an an anonymous tip. The anonymous caller reported two individuals walking behind vehicles appearing to break into them and gave police a detailed description of the vehicle.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- The Bloomfield Police Department held their 4th annual awards ceremony this afternoon in the Bloomfield Township council chambers.  The ceremony honors the members of Bloomfield's finest who have performed above and beyond their everyday duties within the department.  Lt. George ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia thanked the Bloomfield Police Department and members of the media for sharing information that led to the safe return of three teenagers who were reported missing over the weekend. The three were found and were reunited with their Bloomfield ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Department of Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio confirmed that three missing teenagers have been found safe at a McDonad's restaurant in Pennsylvania. 16-year-old Ulises Yance and 15-year-old Alex Lopez were last seen Friday morning, and 16-year-old Alexa Arenas ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is missing suggesting the three may have fled the state.  16-year-old Ulises Yance and 15-year-old ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield Police are seeking information on 3 Bloomfield juveniles who are missing.  Ulises Lance, 16 and Alex Lopez, 15 were last seen at approximately 730 AM on Friday, 05/11 and Alexa Arenas was last seen on 05/10.  All three are believed to be together and that a possible ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- There have been a number of mailbox fishing thefts in our Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Nutley and other neighboring towns recently. Bloomfield Police have responded by conducting undercover surveillance of mailboxes late at night, and, shortly after midnight on Tuesday, arrested a man ...

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