Police & Fire

December 12, 2018

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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - This week, the Hawthorne Police Department welcomed two more permanent additions to the force.  According to Captain Jeffrey Vanderhook, Officers George Suarez and Matthew Cueman have been in the employ of the borough of Hawthorne for nearly two years, and have now been made ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A Hawthorne resident was charged with stalking today, according to Glen Rock police. An individual with the same address and name, and seemingly the same photo, was charge with the same offense in December 2017, according to reports from police to TapInto. Christopher J. Greig, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A local youth basketball coach was arrested for distributing child pornography, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik. Hawthorne resident Joseph P. Frascella, 23, was arrested on suspicion of distributing 50 image files of child pornography using a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - It appears two men were shot on Sunday in Paterson after police discovered the second victim hours after the first victim was transported to Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center on Oct. 7, according to police. The two men were wounded at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the area of ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – Edward Rao, 54, of Hawthorne, was killed Monday, the victim of an apparent hit-and-run, at approximately 7:20 p.m. when a “dark colored SUV" struck him and sped away in Ridgewood. According to Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Cali, the SUV which struck him carried on toward ...

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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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