Police & Fire

May 21, 2020

HALEDON, NJ - Haledon Quality of LIfe Enforcement Officer Jeffrey Welsh noticed a red Acura with Pennsylvania license plates running through a red light at Burhans Avenue and West Broadway, at 9:51 p.m. on May 20, according to Lieutenant George Guzman, Public Information Officer of the Haledon ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Monday, a Canette Landscaping truck with an attached equipment trailer collided with a silver Honda SUV, crushing its driver's side before careening down a steep embankment, smashing into the rear of a single family house on Emeline Drive.  Reporting to the disaster were elements ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Early Friday afternoon, the Hawthorne Fire Department and Police responded to a call regarding an outdoor fire at a Lafayette Avenue address.  When they arrived, the source of the fire was not immediately visible, according to sources, and Fire Chief Joseph Speranza issued ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Onlookers were drawn out when a plume of smoke rose up from Royal Avenue Wednesday evening as a result of a car fire.  When a call at 7:52 p.m. came in, the Fire Department battled the flames of a vehicle parked in a driveway.  The car was enveloped in flames while belching black ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey State Police Colonel Pat Callahan reported an incident in Prospect Park where police broke up a gathering in violation of the governor's stay-at-home orders with respect to COVID-19.  "Prospect Park had a group of folks who refused to disperse at a gathering," Callahan ...

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HALEDON, NJ - A twenty-year-old Haledon man, Christopher Ospina, was charged on April 14 by NJ State Police for "violating the emergency orders", eluding in the second degree, obstruction in the fourth degree, and disorderly conduct creating a hazardous condition during a state of emergency, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - With the retirement of Hawthorne Police Captain Jeffrey Vanderhook, Lieutenant Robert King was sworn in Tuesday to fill the position.  "It was with great confidence that I promoted Robert King to Captain," Mayor Richard Goldberg said.  "He has big shoes to fill because Captain ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The borough of Prospect Park has teamed up with the Police and Fire Departments to make some joyful noise for the birthdays of children staying at home.  "We all know how stressful COVID-19 has been for everyone as we are all going through this together and will overcome this ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Police Department announced Saturday that they would be recognizing Autism Awareness Month with their special police patches.  The patches show multicolored puzzle pieces, the symbol representative of autism awareness, superimposed with an embroidered "Hawthorne ...

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HALEDON, NJ - When the Haledon Police Department received a report of a male breaking into a vehicle on Cliff Street at 4:47 a.m. Saturday, Sergeant Michael Susen and Officers Semir Celoski and April Latona found the alleged suspect at the corner of West Broadway and Burhans Avenue, according to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - In the borough, residents are being advised to lock their car doors due to a rise in reported vehicular break-ins.  "As if everyone doesn't have enough to worry about," the Hawthorne Police Department said through social media, "we have received reports of car break ins. Please ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Former Fire Chief Hans Emkher has passed away, according to Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah.  Emkher and his family were living in South Carolina.  He will be cremated after a private service. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Emkher’s family and the entire ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Seventh and eighth graders looking forward to the 2020 Junior Police Academy will be disappointed, but public health concerns led to its suspension.  The borough of Hawthorne said that the Police Department was canceling the program "as a precaution" and that because of scheduling ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Police Department released a statement that applications are being accepted for those looking to join the force.  The starting salary for a police officer was quoted as $42,873.00 and applicants are required to have a valid New Jersey driver's license, a high school ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Late Sunday morning, emergency responders received a call reporting a burning car at Washington Avenue and Diamond Bridge Avenue within sight of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church.  The vehicle's engine had caught fire and the front end was completely destroyed.  No injuries were ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Junior Police Academy hosted by the Hawthorne Police Department is on again, according to the borough of Hawthorne.  The police have partnered with the Municipal Alliance and the Hawthorne Boys and Girls Club to continue the Junior Police Academy, a free program for seventh ...

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HALEDON, NJ - What seemed like a relatively simple traffic stop for littering turned into something much more serious, according to the Haledon Police Department.  On Thursday, February 27, Haledon Police Sergeant Timothy Lindberg noticed a green 1998 Ford Expedition fail to make proper use of a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Police Department said that a 26 year old Paterson man was stabbed in the back by a man while walking along Goffle Road on Wednesday, February 26, at approximately 10:41 p.m.   The victim was allegedly walking near 34 Goffle Road when an unknown man approached him on foot.

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne Police and Ambulance responded to a car crash in front of 136 Lafayette Avenue, between Washington and Elberon, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Monday.  A sedan smashed into a utility pole which showed a split about twelve feet up, but there was no reported loss of ...

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HALEDON, NJ - On Sunday, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a 3 alarm fire raged through an apartment complex on Belmont Avenue in Haledon.  The Haledon, Hawthorne, Wyckoff, and neighboring fire departments arrived on the scene to help battle the blaze.  The cause of the fire was not immediately ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Mayor Richard Goldberg swore in three Special Police Officers Class II into the Borough of Hawthorne Police Department at the previous council meeting. "Council President, as you are aware, two or three years ago we added Special IIs to our police force," Mayor Goldberg said.  ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A man was arrested for alleged shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia in Hawthorne on February 7, according to the Hawthorne Police Department. The Police said at 2:33 p.m. that Friday, a patrolling officer noticed a man entered the 7-Eleven on Goffle Road after parking ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When a 2005 Nissan crashed into the side of Bella Fig Restaurant on Lincoln Avenue, the Hawthorne Police department said that the driver and passenger, identified as Hommy Colon, 40, and Tywuan Lopez, 42, both from Paterson, allegedly ran from the scene of the devastating collision ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At approximately 12:45 p.m., a vehicle crashed into the side of the Bella Fig Restaurant on Lincoln Avenue.  The four-door Nissan sedan had apparently careened to the right and struck the building and came to a stop, between the crushed siding and a fire hydrant. Hawthorne Fire, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When entering the Hawthorne Car Wash at 1112 Goffle Road, drivers have to put their vehicles into neutral to go through the washing process.  On Saturday afternoon, at approximately 2:00 p.m., an apparent mistake of reverse for neutral sent a red pickup truck rolling backwards into ...

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PATERSON, NJ - According to a statement from Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Jr., a Hawthorne man, Dashawn Fields, 32, and Vashawn Daniels, 30, of Paterson, were arrested after fleeing from police following an alleged home invasion Thursday night. The police said that at ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Thursday afternoon, the Louis Bay 2nd Library reported an odor of gas.  The Hawthorne Police Department, Fire and Rescue responded to the call and the library was evacuated.  PSE&G was called in to check as well. With the library safely cleared, the fire department conducted ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Wharton man, Julio Mejia, 39, was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female minor while driving part-time with a ride-share company, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Prospect Park Police Chief Charlie Atie. The incident was believed to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Just after noon on Tuesday, January 28, a black Ford SUV headed north on Lafayette Avenue jumped the corner of Rea Avenue and onto the sidewalk.  The vehicle knocked down a No Parking sign just outside Debbie Diamond Hair Salon.  According to a source, the driver of the vehicle ...

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HALEDON, NJ - Haledon Police apprehended an armed East Orange man Sunday, January 26, after fleeing a traffic stop on foot, according to the Haledon Police Department. Haledon Police Officer Jeffrey Welsh noticed a white 2007 Nissan Altima on Haledon Avenue had failed to correctly signal it was ...

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