Police & Fire

April 26, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Police arrested a 17-year-old "for possession of a fully loaded handgun" at the Westfield Garden State Plaza on Saturday at 8 p.m. The mall closes at 9 p.m. According to the police report, the young man, from Lodi, was discovered at the mall with a group of juveniles that matched a ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - According to the office of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, 13 individuals were arrested and offered drug abuse treatment as part of "Operation Helping Hand" which was carried out over the course of two days, ending on Monday, April 19.  Those arrested were ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Three members of the Hawthorne Police Department were promoted in front of the Municipal Building at a small ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. "I have often said that the Hawthorne Police Department is one of the best police departments in the state of New Jersey," Mayor Richard ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 34-year-old Paterson man is under arrest after an investigation determined that he was responsible for various internal injuries on a three-month-old child that were discovered by doctors at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The mayor was asked to stay away from the Mary Ann Collura tribute on Saturday citing what PBA #67 said was "anti-police rhetoric" shared by the mayor's wife on social media. Fair Lawn PBA #67 wrote the following to its members: "It has come to the executive board's attention ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The borough's police officers, retired and active duty, along with friends and family honored Mary Ann Collura who was killed in the line of duty on April 17, 2003. At 8 p.m., people gathered at Van Riper Ellis Church on the corner of Morlot and River Road with glow sticks and an ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne residents who need a safe place to make exchanges, be they family transfers of children, or for those who made an online sale and need to meet someone in person safely, can do so under the watchful eye of the Hawthorne Police Department's security cameras any time they ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Captain Ammen Matari has been the officer-in-charge for the Prospect Park Police Department since the retirement of Chief Charlie Atie last July.  On Monday evening, at a special in-person meeting of the mayor and council of Prospect Park, Matari was established as the new Chief ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office along with Passaic Police Chief Luis Guzman released a statement announcing the arrests of Matthew Cancel, a 27-year-old man from Passaic, and Carinell Pellot, known also by Carinell Pellot-Nieves, a 23-year-old woman from Prospect Park.  Both ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Hawthorne, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - A deceased male was found in a hotel room of the Ramada Inn on Rt. 46 shortly before noon on Thurs. April 1. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Carmen Veneziano, officers of the Totowa Police Department responded to a call regarding a ...

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HALEDON, NJ - Distracted drivers pose a risk to themselves and others on the road.  The Haledon Police Department announced that the UDrive UText UPay campaign against distracted driving would be carried out locally as part of the state of New Jersey's law enforcement effort to crack down on those ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A traffic collision at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Utter Avenue wrecked three vehicles Monday at approximately 1:40 p.m.  At the time, the Hawthorne Fire Department was responding to a potential home gas leak on nearby Tenth Avenue.  A Kia and red Jeep collided at the ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - On Wednesday, March 24, the Prospect Park patrol officers and detectives responded to a noon burglary-in-progress at a residency, according to Detective Sergeant Walter Richmond.  The police said that officers saw a 27-year-old Paterson Man, Abdulla Taylor, fleeing from a ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ – Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah announced that the current Officer-in-Chief, Captain Ammen Matari, will be named the new Chief of Police in a ceremony on Monday, April 12, at 5 p.m. at the Prospect Park School Gymnasium, found at 94 Brown Avenue.  Additionally, Mayor Khairullah is ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Sunday, March 14, at about 3 p.m., officers and detectives made an arrest of an individual they said matched a description of a suspected burglar.  According to the Hawthorne Police Department, several business burglaries were being investigated, and they had obtained a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A fire broke out Monday afternoon at Circle A Auto Glass, found at 43 Goffle Road.  The Fire Department responded at approximately 1:30 p.m. and firefighters discovered an exterior fire burning at the back of the building, with auto parts and wooden pallets on fire. The fire ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday, the Hurley family saw to it that Joshua, 4, got to celebrate his birthday with a drive-by of family, friends, and members of the Hawthorne Fire Department and Police Department.  The outdoor event was well-attended and a number of the cars which drove past for Joshua ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — A two-alarm fire caused heavy damage to a Pamona Avenue residence late Tuesday morning, according to the Fair Lawn Fire Department. At about 11:15 a.m., trucks responded to the house fire where they found "a heavy fire condition" located in the rear and side of the ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ – When Prospect Park Police Chief Charlie Atie retired in July last year, Captain Ammen Matari was designated the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) to oversee the department. Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah has announced that Matari will be officially established as the Chief of the Prospect ...

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HALEDON, NJ - Three Haledon Police Officers, Lt. George Guzman, Detective-Sergeant Timothy Lindberg, and Detective Christian Clavo conducted an arrest which yielded drugs and a weapon on Friday, February, 26, according to the Haledon Police Department. At 3:53 p.m. last Friday, the three ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The Prospect Park Fire Department is the beneficiary of a $11,263 grant which will be used to acquire 15 Personal Life Safety Rope Systems, Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and the Borough Council announced.  Additionally, the funding will be used to train the firefighters in compliance ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An early morning crash at the intersection of 17th Avenue and McLean Boulevard left three people with serious injuries Wednesday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, at approximately 4:51 a.m. a 2019 Kia Forte being ...

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HALEDON, NJ - In the early morning Tuesday, February 23, Police Officers Edar Merza and Jake Rutkowski were responding to a 4:14 a.m. alarm at the Speedy Mart, found at 311 Haledon Avenue.  During that time, a report was received by the Police Department that a "male suspect was physically breaking ...

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HALEDON, NJ - A report was received by the Haledon Police Department of a "customer dispute involving a handgun" taking place at the Metro PCS Store, found at 428 Haledon Avenue, on 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 20.  Haledon Police Sergeant George Kelly with Police Officers April Latona and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A North Bergen man, Augusto Gomez-Perez, 70, along with Jorge A. Sanchez-Valdez, a 48-year-old man from Guttenburg, were arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing which took place near the Bergen Towne Center mall, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.  "The arrests ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 41-year-old Nasreen Yahsi, a resident in Hawthorne, has died from the injuries she sustained in a shooting in the area of Oak Street and Martin Street in Paterson in the early hours of Wednesday. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 41-year-old Hawthorne woman is in critical condition after being shot multiple times in the early morning hours of Wednesday while in the area of Martin Street and Oak Street in Paterson, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department arrested three individuals, two of them teenagers, following a break-in at the Best Buy store on Andrews Drive. At the height of the blizzard on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., police received a call for a commercial burglar alarm activation at Best Buy.

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WASHINGTON, DC - "He loved his girlfriend, his dogs, and the New Jersey Devils," said Senate Majority leader Charles E. Schumer today of Capitol Police Officer and New Jersey native Brian David Sicknick.  Members of the United States Congress gathered in the Capitol Rotunda this morning to honor ...

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