Police & Fire

September 14, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald have appealed to the public in a statement for assistance in finding Qualil Moore, also known as "Kupz", a man charged with relation to a shooting incident near Park Avenue and East 22nd in Paterson on ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The lights and sirens of the Hawthorne police and fire department filled the westernmost end of Utter Avenue Thursday at approximately 7:00 p.m.  Emergency personnel were responding to an alarm at the Premio Sausage facility.  According to a source, an official at the site ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As the Borough of Hawthorne was holding its 9/11 Memorial Service to honor those lost in the terrorist attack as well as pay respects to emergency workers, lights and sirens sounded as those very same fire and police swung into action.  On Tuesday evening at approximately 7:00 p.m., ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A Nutley man is facing charges related to drug paraphernalia possession and was turned over to Fair Lawn police following a routine motor vehicle stop last week in Hawthorne. On the afternoon of August 29, Hawthorne Police Department officers pulled over a red Honda Odyssey for ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Early Wednesday afternoon, Hawthorne Police pulled over a black 2014 Ford Fusion.  What could have been a routine stop instead yielded a large cache of suspected heroin, marijuana, cash, and items associated with the distribution of narcotics, according to a statement from the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 51-year-old male's leg was trapped beneath a pallet of marble weighing more than 6,000 pounds last week at ICM Stoneworks warehouse on Wagaraw Road, according to police. On August 21, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Fair Lawn Police, Rescue, Fire, EMS and Valley Hospital ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - In the span of just over a week, from August 5 to August 15, Prospect Park police received complaints of car burglaries from ten residents as well as the theft of a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, according to a statement from the Prospect Park Police Department.  The efforts of Prospect ...

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PATERSON, NJ - “100 percent confident” is how Paterson Fire Department Captain Scott Parkin described his feelings as he prepared to be lowered nearly 80 feet towards the bottom of the Great Falls that were flowing faster than normal thanks to the deluge of rain that came less than 24 hours ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to a statement from the Hawthorne Police Department, an arrest was made with regards to a recent vehicle break-in and for package theft.  Police had a description of a suspect, Michael Brindamour, 40, from Fair Lawn, NJ, with connection to a Warburton Avenue break-in, and ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ –  An "alert" Harding Road resident helped foil a cell phone thief who police apprehended with eight stolen cell phones in his possession, according to police. On Aug. 7, the Harding Road resident received a FedEx package delivered to his home with someone else’s name on it just ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A black Mercedes exploded and caught fire at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning, across from R.D. Bender's Bar on Lafayette Avenue.  An adjacent business suffered some damage as a result of the fire, though the Hawthorne Fire Department was able to control the blaze.  The ...

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On August 1, 2018 at approximately 12:45 a.m., Officer Craig Bonagura was patrolling the area of Hopper Street when he observed a Silver Audi reversing in a careless manner, nearly striking a parked vehicle. Off. Bonagura initiated a motor vehicle stop and noticed the driver, Shanea Dunbar of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A silver four-door vehicle flipped over on Route 208 North just past the Goffle Road ramp Tuesday evening.  The car was completely overturned and angled across the highway.  Traffic was diverted from Goffle Road and the northbound direction while police and an ambulance arrived on ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Monday, Kenneth Silvestri, 86 years-old, was honored with a plaque and an award before a crowd of family and friends at Fire Company #3 in recognition of his sixty-five years of outstanding service.  The ceremony opened with a prayer and Fire Chief Joseph Speranza spoke to the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The United States Postal Service Public Collection Box located at the corner of Warburton and Hawthorne Avenue was closed, covered with police tape.  An area resident said he had been gone for the weekend and returned to find the box out of commission. According to the Hawthorne ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A woman was discovered stabbed in a home at 20-06 Halstead Terrace on July 8 after police responded to a 9-1-1 hang up, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. Fair Lawn Police responded to the residence at 3 p.m. Sunday after receiving the 9-1-1 hang up call.  Upon ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office and Hawthorne Police Chief Richard McAuliffe have announced that Hawthorne resident Kimberly Stoll, 57, was pronounced dead at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital.  Ms. Stoll was identified as the ...

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TOTOWA, NJ- With schoolchildren, senior citizens, and law enforcement all in one room any politician would have been thrilled to take part in Thursday’s cross generational event in Totowa that featured a reading of children’s book “Roscoe the K-9 Cop,” authored by Kristen Sondej, and several ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne announced this afternoon that there is a gas leak in the vicinity of Lafayette Avenue Extension, Braen Avenue, and the Lafayette Hills Development.  Residents who live in this area have been advised to keep their windows closed until the leak is ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A statement from Hawthorne Police Chief Richard McAuliffe and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office today announced that Kasey Checke, 49, of Ramsey was killed in motor vehicle accident Saturday night.  A collision between a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2017 Jeep Wrangler ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ – A crime spree which victimized residents of Prospect Park and Clifton came to an end when Prospect Park Detective Walter Richmond and Police Officer Arthur Canestrino cracked a case of burglaries and thefts Wednesday.  A resident of Prospect Park reported the theft of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Vincent Colonnelli was in his backyard Monday afternoon when the sound of a crash and the sight of smoke led him out front.  It was there he discovered a dump truck had smashed into the side of his house on Sunrise Drive after it slid down the road.  An unnamed driver said that the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – On Tuesday, Robert Doyle, the retired Chief, Law Enforcement Division, was succeeded by Jesse C. Traynor who will head that division of the Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Traynor was been a part of the PCSPCA since August, 2014, as part of its ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – No less than nine car burglaries and thefts were reported in the borough between Tuesday, May 22, and Monday, May 28, according to the Hawthorne Police Department.  Previously, on the night of Wednesday, May 9, into Thursday, May 10, residents reported a bicycle theft and two ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Jack Scaba, president of Warehouse 18, Inc., located at 85 Wagaraw Road, was the victim of tens of thousands of dollars of check-fraud, according to the Hawthorne Police Department.  Between April 9 and May 4, Scaba reported fraudulent activity on his Bank of America account.  ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Emerging from a long, hard winter, many Hawthorne residents are eager to take advantage of the arrival of Spring.  A Spring which, perhaps, seems at times like a hybrid of July heat and May allergies, nevertheless does not dampen the spirits of the tight-knit community eager to sit ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will give the Thin Red Line a set of eyes in the sky.  The ladies donated $1,800.00 to purchase a drone and the Hawthorne Fire Department received a Second-Tier grant from DARTdrones, Inc.  The grant will provide training and support ...

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The office of Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik announced that the Sheriff’s Office, Community Policing Unit, is establishing a mobile medicine drop box to collect unused prescription medication.  According to the sheriff’s office, last year 403 pounds of unused prescription medication was ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At approximately 10:00 p.m. Sunday night, the Hawthorne Police Department announced that they had picked up a missing dog.  The black and white dog was found in the vicinity of Hawthorne Avenue and Warburton Avenue. If anyone recognizes the dog, they should call the Hawthorne ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – This afternoon, a woman driving a white four-door car collided with a utility pole while traveling on the northbound side of Route 208.  The collision took place just south of the Goffle Road ramp.  Hawthorne Police and Emergency Management Services responded to the scene, ...

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