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Police & Fire

July 2, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two residents and several pets were displaced after a house fire on Tiffany Court late Monday night that raged on into the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to Capt. Francis Pumphrey of the Cedar Grove Police Department, at around 10:43 p.m. the Cedar Grove Fire ...

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Theft:  06/19/2022-A Montclair resident responded to Bloomfield Police Headquarters to report a theft of a catalytic converter. The theft occurred in the area of Hinrichs Place. The vehicle was parked at the location overnight and when he started it the next morning it sounded different. He then ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Animal Shelter officials are seeking the public's help in locating the individual who ejected a kitten from a car window on Friday, they announced. According to published reports, Montclair animal control officers say that an unidentified person who threw ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ -The sixth annual Families Behind the Badge on June 11 was a great success. Ten teams of North Jersey law enforcement officers battled it out for the title, which was won this year by the Paterson Police Department. The tournament honors officers that have given their lives in ...

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Theft:  06/06/2022-Wanda Ollie age 45 of Orange NJ, and Larry Clemons age 61 of Newark, NJ-Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop and Shop) on report of a shoplifting. According to Loss prevention, they observed two individuals conceal numerous laundry detergent products in their bags and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- A Bloomfield man has been reported missing. George Kovacs was last seen by his family on Wednesday, June 8th at approximately 6:30 p.m.  He was reported missing on June 13th.  George has a tattoo of triangles on his wrist and a music note on his hand. He is often wearing a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On Monday evening, the Bloomfield Fire Department held its annual awards ceremony in the Bloomfield Council Chambers. Members were honored with awards and citations for going above and beyond the call of duty on calls they encountered over the course of 2021. Among the awards ...

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Theft:  05/31/2022-Officers responded to 204 Bloomfield Avenue (The Grove) on a theft from auto report. The complainant observed a Black BMW or Mercedes SUV occupied by 4 male suspects entered the lot and were attempting to gain entry into vehicles by checking the door handles. One vehicle was ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Today marks a milestone in the storied history of The Bloomfield Fire Department.  Firefighter Stephanie Orgueira-Aponte began her career as the first professional female in the history of the 139-year-old department.  FF Aponte recently completed a rigorous training curriculum ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A pilot was transported to a nearby trauma hospital following a helicopter crash at Essex County Airport on Saturday. According to Fairfield police, at approximately 12:04 p.m., the Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a helicopter crash on the property of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The sixth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is June 12. Admission is $5. Organized by Woodland ...

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Theft:  05/19/2022-Officers responded to the area of North Spring Street on report of a theft from auto. The resident was bringing groceries inside and when he went back out, he observed an African American male wearing a gray hoodie and dark pants, in the passenger seat of his vehicle. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department promoted three firefighters to the rank of Fire Captain and swore in two new firefighters in a ceremony held Monday evening in the council chambers. Patrick Fazzini, Carl Mercado and Adam Miick are the newest Captains and Matthew Doherty and Joshua ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Timothy Smith, a retired Bloomfield, NJ police officer, is running in the 2022 NYC Marathon to help out a cause that he feels strongly about.  Timothy has committed to raising $6,000 on behalf of Answer the Call, an organization which raises funds for the widows of fallen NYC ...

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Theft:  05/09/2022-Stacy Piana age 27 from New Providence, NJ. Officers responded to 1409 Broad Street (Shop Rite) on report of a shoplifting. According to the Loss Prevention manager, on 05/05/2022 a female entered the store and stole a coffee maker and flowers valued at $337.00.  The suspect ...

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The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its Essex County Valor Awards on May 10. Bloomfield Fire Captain David Parsons, Bloomfield Firefighter Thomas Laiacona, and Bloomfield Firefighter Jacob Nicolaou (who was not in attendance) received Valor Awards for jumping into about 5 feet of rapidly ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A police chase has resulted in a fatal car crash in Glen Ridge on Tuesday, law enforcement officials confirmed. To quell the amount of car thefts in New Jersey, the Attorney General has stated that police officers can resume police pursuits, after years of halting to the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Fire Department, in partnership with the Bloomfield Engineering Department will begin routine, mandatory hydrant flushing next Monday, May 9. To minimize disruption to residents that may be impacted, notifications will be made ahead of time via the township cable ...

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Theft:  04/26/2022-Jaqueline Marsh age 29 of East Orange NJ. Officers responded to the 100 block of Ampere Parkway on several burglaries into auto reports. A Caucasian female wearing a green jacket with pink hair was observed entering several unlocked vehicles and took numerous items from ...

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VERONA, NJ -- A car plowed completely through the side of a medical building in downtown Verona Wednesday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., officers responded to First Care Medical located at 50 Pompton Ave. on a report of a vehicle into the building. The driver was evaluated by the Verona ...

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Theft:  04/18/2022-An officer responded to Bryant Avenue on report of a catalytic converter theft. The resident parked her vehicle on 04/17/2022 at approximately 7:00 a.m. When she returned to the vehicle the following morning at 9:00 a.m., she noticed that her exhaust was cut, and the muffler ...

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Newark – The Two Hundred Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty, and is the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 56th Annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--  The Bloomfield Police Department has brought back its Cop Card program, a very successful public relations initiative to increase positive interaction between Police Officers, kids, and local businesses and present Police Officers as role models. The Bloomfield Police ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced Friday that Johnny Rivera, 52, of the Bronx, New York has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Candy Torres, 50, of Belleville. On March 12, family and ...

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Theft:  04/11/2022-Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop and Shop) on report of a shoplifting. According to Loss Prevention, at approximately 3:34 p.m., a tall, bald, African American male, wearing a black t-shirt, walked out of the store with various cold medicine items valued at ...

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Theft:  04/04/2022–Ranjanben Rana, age 55, Clifton NJ The Detective Bureau was advised of a shoplifting incident that occurred at 1409 Broad Street (Shop Rite). Loss Prevention advised detectives that a female entered the store twice on 02/15/2022 and once on 03/30/2022. On both days the female ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- A triple shooting this past weekend on First Avenue in Bloomfield left one dead and two injured, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed on Monday afternoon. In a statement issued by the Prosecutor's Office, on Sunday, April 10, Christian Lisaldes Perez, 23, of Newark was ...

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