Police & Fire

May 29, 2020

Shoplifting:  5/18/2020-An officer took a telephone report of a shoplifting incident that occurred at 77 Bloomfield Avenue (Walgreens). The night shift supervisor observed a Caucasian male enter the store at approximately 8:00 p.m. and leave with an unknown amount of Ensure milk. Approximately ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department battled a second alarm fire today at an office building on Broadacres Drive. The call came in at approximately 1205 p.m. and the scene was clear by 130 p.m.  A fire department official stated that the fire started on the fourth floor of the office ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department responded to a basement fire this morning on Garner Avenue.    At approximately 945 a.m. a call came in for a basement fire at a residential home. The fire was declared a 2nd alarm before being placed under control in about 15 minutes. The fire ...

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Shoplifting:  5/14/2020-Derrick McKay age 51 of East Orange, NJ-Officers were dispatched to 296 Glenwood Avenue (Food Town) on report of a shoplifting incident that just occurred. The suspect described below, placed Febreze into a shopping cart and left the store without paying. An Officer ...

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Shoplifting:  5/5/2020-Dion Montgomery age 31 of Newark, NJ- Officers responded to 296 Glenwood Avenue (Food Town) on report of a shoplifter. The store manager observed Mr. Montgomery try to walk out of the store without paying for items he took off the shelves. The items he attempted to take ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- The Glen Ridge Police Department announced the passing of Officer Charles Roberts, a Glen Ridge resident and 20-year veteran of the department.  This marks the first line of duty death in the 135-year history of the GRPD. On Tuesday, April 21st, Officer Roberts  was revived by ...

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Shoplifting:  5/2/2020-An officer responded to 296 Glenwood Ave (Jack's Super Food Town) on report of a shoplifting. The manager reported that an African American male placed four Tide laundry detergents in a white pillow case and left the establishment without paying for them. The detergent is ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- At approximately 11 a.m. a tractor trailer became stuck under the parkway overpass on J.F.K. Drive by Franklin Street.  There were no injuries reported and Bloomfield Police Department is on scene.  Avoid the area until the scene can be cleared.

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Shoplifting:  4/25/2020- Dwayne Jackson age 36 of Jersey City, NJ- Officers responded to 122 Bloomfield Ave (7-Eleven) on report of a shoplifting in progress. Upon police arrival, employees stated that an African American male carrying a bag took several packs of food without paying. The suspect ...

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Belleville, NJ- As the novel coronavirus continues to engulf the world in sickness, loss, and uncertainty, a twelve-year Belleville, New Jersey career firefighter/EMT, Michael Sarno, emerges from the front-lines of this global pandemic to spread hope, proper precautionary measures and overall ...

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Theft from Auto:  4/14/2020-An officer took a telephone report of a theft from motor vehicle. The resident arrived home on Thursday April 9, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m. He parked his vehicle at the corner of Berkeley and Newark Avenue in Bloomfield. When he returned to his vehicle on April ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments are helping children celebrate their birthdays despite not being able to have friends and family over for a proper birthday party. Officers bring gifts for the kids and take pictures from a safe distance with them to try and cheer them up ...

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Theft from Auto  4/6/2020- On Monday 04/06/20 at approximately 03:23 hours, officers were dispatched to Oakwood Ave on report of cars being vandalized. Officers met with the resident who observed three males going through both of his vehicle's that were parked in his driveway. He was asleep when ...

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Shoplifting:  3/30/2020- An Officer took a telephone report of a shoplifting incident that occurred at 331 Broad Street (CVS). The manager observed a male take various cosmetic products and placed them in his backpack. The suspect then placed the backpack with the stolen items outside of the ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ – Bloomfield First Responders joined their comrades from Belleville and Nutley on Monday afternoon to show appreciation for the doctors, nurses and staff at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville with a Salute to Healthcare Heroes. The personnel at the hospital are bravely ...

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Shoplifting: 3/27/2020- An officer took a telephone report of a shoplifting that occurred at 357 Broad Street (Quick Check).The manager reports that a middle-aged female took (2) coffee Creamer bottles valued at $8.00. The female then left the store and entered a vehicle in the parking ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With testing becoming much more prevalent in the past week, the number of cases has continued to increase in not only New Jersey but in Bloomfield as well.  In the latest official report Bloomfield saw an overnight increase of 12 new cases, making a total of 44.  To date there are ...

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Shoplifting:  3/18/2020- The manager at Walgreens (17 Belleville Avenue) called to report a shoplifter. She observed an African American male take two boxes of Rogaine from an open lock box and then proceeded to the register. He attempted to return the items for cash and was denied. He then left ...

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Theft: 3/10/2020- Officers responded to 244 Bloomfield Avenue (Aldi Food Store) on report of a Theft. While shopping in Aldi’s, a female customer stepped away from her cart for a few minutes. When she returned, she observed that her black leather wallet was taken from her purse. The purse ...

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Shoplifting:  3/2/2020- Noel Hernandez Age 47 of, Newark NJ- An officer in the area of 77 Bloomfield Avenue (Walgreens) was approached by the manager who wanted to report a shoplifting. The suspect, later identified as Mr. Hernandez was located in the parking lot. He had multiple cosmetic ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Representatives from The Township of Bloomfield participated in the 42nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 7, in neighboring Nutley. Notable marchers with strong ties to Bloomfield included President of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Brendan Gill, ...

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Shoplifting:  2/26/2020- William Minitee Age 47 of Newark, NJ- Officers were dispatched to 244 Bloomfield Avenue (Aldi Food Store) on report of a shoplifter that just left the store. The male suspect, later identified as William Minitee was observed concealing chocolate bars on his person and ...

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Shoplifting:  2/17/2020- An officer responded to 77 Bloomfield Avenue (Walgreens) on report of a shoplifting. The store employee observed a male remove a display item from the shelf. He then left the store without paying. The item taken was a curling Iron valued at $32.00. Suspect description: ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- At just after 6 this morning,.alarms came in for a working fire at The Home Depot located at 60 Orange Street. According to BFD officials the first arriving units were met with heavy smoke in the rear of the store.  Crews worked on scene for approximately 90 minutes extinguishing ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Be advised, con artists are scamming grandparents out of thousands of dollars by posing as grandchildren in distress. In one instance in Bloomfield, grandparents were taken for over $18,000. They followed direction from someone they thought was their grandson after he called and ...

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Shoplifting:  2/12/2020- Anthony Maldonado Age 37 of Belleville, NJ- Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on report of a shoplifting. The LP officer observed Mr. Maldonado place 3 hair/cosmetic items in his coat and attempted to walk out of the store without paying. He was ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Officers responded to 25 Belleville Avenue (Spin Central Laundromat) on report of an Armed Robbery. A male suspect entered the laundromat, brandished a black colored revolver and demanded the clerk to open the cash register. He then demanded the money from the register which is ...

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Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Fayola Howard, 34, of Bloomfield has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide. It is alleged that on Dec. 31, 2019, while operating an NJ Transit ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department has received a new rescue pumper engine for use in Bloomfield emergencies, and in aiding neighboring municipalities. The department will be donating one of its older trucks to La Vega, a 20 square mile municipality in the Dominican Republic with ...

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Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Omar B. Whittaker, 44, of Bloomfield, for possession of a loaded handgun and CDS distribution today. In response to citizen complaints of narcotics sales, members of the 6th Precinct Crime Prevention Team patrolling the area ...

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