Police & Fire

March 20, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force is conducting an investigation of the death of Steven A. Sherlock, 25, of Fair Lawn who died early Sunday morning, March 17 after he was involved in a fight at a bar and was transported to a hospital by Paterson police officers for ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office released a statement today regarding an update to the hit and run which took place on Lincoln Avenue on March 5, 2019. The statement said the victim, Biagio Lembo, a 65 year old man from Hawthorne, was struck ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Today, a statement was released from Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo's office, announcing that Marina M. Lee, a widowed office manager from Hawthorne, was charged with "Leaving the Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury", a crime in the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A statement from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Hawthorne Police Chief Richard McAuliffe released Tuesday revealed the names of the drivers from Hawthorne Mechanical Contractors who were hospitalized after a Bobcat snow plow fell on their truck on Route 208 ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Following the disastrous collapse of a pedestrian bridge over Route 208, where a Bobcat plow plunged through and fell onto a commercial van owned by Hawthorne Mechanical Contractors, traffic was stopped in both directions.  One lane of the southbound side was opened during the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Route 208 North between Utter and Goffle Road was closed in both directions late Monday morning when a small plow clearing a pedestrian bridge fell through.  The plow dropped through a hole and collided with a white commercial van, crushing the passenger side and leaving a crater in ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to the Hawthorne Police Department, on February 15, police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Goffle Road.  Inside the vehicle were Port Jervis residents Kurtis Rumsey, 25, and Dashell Powlus, 22.  It was found by the officers that the two were in possession of heroin.  ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Thursday, February 28, a Hawthorne police officer pulled over a black 2017 Audi on Lafayette Avenue near Wagaraw Road, and what might have been a simple stop turned into a chase, ultimately resulting in the arrest of three men, according to a statement from the Hawthorne Police ...

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Downed wires are dangerous. Here’s what to do if you encounter one. Downed power lines can carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or even death. If you come across a low or fallen line, adhere to the following safety tips, the Electrical Safety Foundation says. If ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A Hawthorne resident was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography, a third-degree crime, and one count of distribution of child pornography, a second-degree crime, according to a statement released by the office of Passaic County Sheriff Richard ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The second vehicle to be knocked over in as many days in Hawthorne, a Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance was struck by a Jeep while responding to a call Friday night and fell onto its right side at the intersection of Goffle Road and Lafayette Avenue in front of the Dell Garden ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A two-car motor vehicle accident just before 7:00 a.m. Friday snarled up traffic on Route 208's southbound side.  Hawthorne's first responders were at the scene of the wrecks where the front left side of one car had been smashed in while the other vehicle had been flipped over.  ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - A statement from the offices of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Prospect Park Police Chief Charlie Atie, and Hawthorne Police Chief Richard McAuliffe announced that an arrest was made in connection with a reported stabbing Sunday night.  Prospect Park resident Omroy ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to a source, an unnamed man, aged 26, was found by Hawthorne Police Sunday night inside a blue New York commercial van, allegedly suffering from several stab injuries.  The vehicle was found at approximately 9:00 p.m. at 320 Lafayette Avenue, near the intersection of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Police Department announced Friday that three suspects have been identified and been charged with respect to stolen checks and identity theft, a pervasive and on-going problem by fraudsters and scammers targeting New Jerseyans. "We had several identity theft arrests ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A statement from the Hawthorne Police Department said that a local woman, Angela Pagan, 44, was arrested Friday night. The Police Department said that a patroling officer observed a struck motor vehicle on West Prospect Street.  A resident in the area reported that she had seen a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Friday evening, the Hawthorne Fire Department held their 23rd Annual Installation and Awards banquet at Macaluso's to recognize those who had met milestone lengths of service and swear in the officers for 2019.  Mayor Richard Goldberg and Fire Chief Joseph Speranza presented the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The rainy New Years Eve was disrupted by what was alleged to have been a transformer fire, causing blackouts in some parts of Hawthorne in the vicinity of Lincoln Avenue Monday night.  Residents on social media reported flashes in the sky and power outages. Hawthorne resident ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Borough of Hawthorne got plenty of attention from the most famous North Pole resident this week, aside from Christmas itself, when the Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary held its SantaRun Sunday evening.  Between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., residents may have heard the wail of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - An announcement from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Hawthorne Police Chief Richard McAuliffe stated that on Wednesday, December 19, at 7:42 p.m., a call came in that a local man was struck by a car near the intersection of Goffle Road and Douglas Avenue. The ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Locals on Passaic Avenue in Hawthorne heard a crash when a gray SUV struck the steps and facade of a house at approximately 7:20 p.m. according to the Hawthorne Fire Department. Police and fire personnel responded to the scene and found that while the house incurred some damage, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday night, police responded to a call that a patron at R.D. Bender's Bar had been stabbed in the finger with a dart, according to the Hawthorne Police Department.  When the police arrived at 9:43 p.m., the suspect had fled but his friend, Patrick Brennan, a 52 year old man ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to a source, Hawthorne Emergency Services responded to a crash between a Hawthorne police officer driving a police SUV and a motorist in a silver four-door Toyota sedan Saturday.  The collision took place near the intersection of Goffle Road and Diamond Bridge Avenue and a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Sunday, the Hawthorne Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary held its annual Memorial Service at St. Anthony's Church, then gathered at the Fire Department Monument near the Borough Hall to recognize and remember past firefighters. Fire Chief Joseph Speranza spoke with TAPinto ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Thursday's snow storm snarled up traffic around the North East and caused many to point the finger at New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for a lack of preparedness.  However, the Hawthorne Fire Department was more prepared for contingencies ahead of the expected bad weather.  This ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A 67-year-old New Milford mom's shoddy driving ended up getting her 35-year-old Hawthorne son in trouble. On Nov. 12 at approximately 5:30 p.m., when police stopped a woman tailgating another car on Route 208 southbound, they also noticed her passenger. Daniel S. Abdulla, 35, her ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm. The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Chief Joseph Speranza was re-elected as the borough's Fire Chief, running against Assistant Chief John Arturi, Company 1.  In a statement, the Fire Department congratulated Speranza and thanked both candidates for their professional campaigns.  "As tradition continues, over 100 ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Prospect Park's Detective Sergeant Walter Richmond and Arthur Canestrino made an arrest in connection with two carjacking incidents in which delivery drivers of two Chinese restaurants were the victims, according to a statement from the Prospect ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Chief of the Hawthorne Police Department McAuliffe and Passaic County Prosecutor Valdes announced that, following an investigation by the Hawthorne Police, an arrest was made on the morning of October 19, 2018, in connection with an arson in the Blimpie restaurant last summer.  ...

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