Police & Fire

August 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A 37 year old Nutley man is facing Possession of Marijuana charges after being discovered sleeping in the back seat of a vehicle on San Antonio Ave. On Thursday August 9, a suspicious vehicle was reported to the Nutley Police Department. Upon arrival police officers discovered two ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A string of four similar burglaries took place at various locations in town last year. Now, using DNA evidence, and vehicle registration records, the Bloomfield Police Department has filed charges against 43-year-old Erich Porsch, of Bloomfield, in custody. Vehicles belonging ...

Read more »

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley police report that a tennis bag left on the passenger seat of a convertible was stolen while parked at the Nutley Tennis Club. According to the report, the person left their vehicle unattended for about ten minutes while they were in the tennis club on Maple Pl. on Wednesday ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on Monday to ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County residents will have an opportunity to turn in unwanted guns in a gun buyback program sponsored by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Essex County Bar Assocation.  During the one-day program this ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - A 27 year old Nutley man will appear in court to answer charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. On Wednesday Aug. 1, Nutley police officers responded to Franklin Ave. after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, they arrests Michael Suppa, 27, ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - A 29 year-old Nutley woman will appear in court to answer charges of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) possession charges, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and other motor vehicle summonses following an incident on Vincent Pl. On Tuesday July 24, a resident waved down a ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - The annual Lollipop Party was held on June 2, to raise funds for the Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad by trading Dum Dums for drinks. Over 100 people attended the fundraiser bringing in $1,395 for NVERS according to squad member Marianne Zurawski. Residents and squad ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Fire Department responded to a call at about 5 p.m. Friday about a tree limb on power lines on Milton Ave.  The series of thunderstorms that passed through the township this afternoon had periods of strong wind gusts. One of those gusts snapped a large branch on a ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ- Over the years, The Nutley Fire Department’s duties have evolved.  Not only do they respond to fire-related incidents, they respond to medical incidents, motor vehicle crashes involving entrapment, natural gas and carbon monoxide episodes.   The department consists of full-time ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - A 61 year old Nutley resident was placed under arrest and transported to Essex County Correctional Facility on Tuesday following a call about a suspicious incident.   Nutley Police responded to the area of the Clock Tower on Tuesday. Upon arrival, they found David O'Connor, who was ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents and visitors to Nutley must plan alternate travel routes while Harrison St. is being repaved from Bloomfield Ave to East Passaic Ave.  The project will be done in phases over the next several weeks. The first section being repaved is the section closest to Bloomfield ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ- Following directions, discipline and respect are the key traits needed by a first-responder or law enforcement official.  Those characteristics are being emphasized this week during the Nutley Junior Police Academy at Spring Garden School.   The free, week-long academy is open to ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave. The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone ...

Read more »

UNION CITY, NJ--As units from North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue battled a fatal five alarm fire in Union city, companies from Essex county were called in to provide mutual aid coverage into the area. As crews were arriving, a second fire was reported and multiple units including Nutley Engine ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - A BMW crashed into a parked car on Franklin Ave around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The force of the impact caused the front end of the parked car into a utility pole near the parking lot of a Franklin Ave. business.  The Nutley Police Department confirmed that the driver of the BMW was taken ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department responded to a call about an abandoned cat in an apartment on Howard Place.  A resident of the building contacted Nutley police about the cat. Nutley police report that that tenant was evicted from the unit and left the cat behind. Police contacted ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Early Monday morning, a motor vehicle that was stolen from the driveway of a residence on High St. was found in Newark by Newark Police.  According to the Nutley Police Department, officers responded to a call about a motor vehicle that was stolen sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents are reminded that all dogs residing in the township must be licensed. Two recent incidents involving unlicensed dogs resulted in owners of dogs being tickets and being advised of court dates. On June 19, the Nutley Police Department received a call about an animal ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans to name the Sheriff’s Patrol Building in Newark as the “Essex County Kevin J. Ryan Sheriff’s Headquarters” in honor of the late Sheriff’s Chief Kevin J. Ryan. Chief Ryan, who also served as a NJ State Assemblyman and ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Bear Pack 141 recently visited the Nutley Police Department! and helped the department solve a sweet case. The scouts took a tour of the Police Department, learned about 911 and how to be a good witness. Everyone helped to solve the “who stole the Candy Bar” activity. The ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Kevin Ryan, a former Assemblyman from Nutley who served as an Essex County Undersheriff, has died. Ryan, 49, served for nearly two decades in the Essex County Sheriff's Office, rising to the rank of undersheriff. He also served a year beginning in January 2011 as State ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - A posthumous proclamation recognizes four Nutley career firefighters who lost their lives in service to the township, was announced and read during the ceremony held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The township has dedicated a monument to them on the corner of Chestnut and Warren ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Despite the numerous warnings from Nutley Public Safety Director Alphonse Petracco and Nutley Chief of Police Thomas Strumolo, residents continue to leave their vehicles unlocked making them easy targets for thieves. This past week the Nutley Police Department responded to several ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo are advising that several vehicles were entered early morning June 10, 2018. Detectives responded to Union Ave and St. Mary's Place to process several unlocked vehicles that were entered and various items stolen The ...

Read more »

CLIFTON, NJ-- Yesterday we posted an article about Thomas F. Podschelne, a missing Clifton resident who was last seen by family and friends at the Clifton Stop and Shop on June 1st.  His family was looking for any information regarding the whereabouts of their relative.  We have been notified that ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley resident Maria Bozza brought forward her feelings about the annual motorcycle run at Grace Episcopal Church, 200 Highfield Lane and the treatment she claims she received from a Nutley police officer during the public comment portion of the May 1 Board of Commissioners public ...

Read more »

Clifton, NJ-  Clifton Police and the family of Thomas F. Podschelne are asking for your help in locating him.  He suffers from severe PTSD and has been missing since around 8 AM on June 1, 2018,  He is believed to still be in the North Jersey area. He is likely traveling on foot wearing all black ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a woman who was seen in a local business at the time that an iPhone 7 was reported missing.  Last Saturday. Nutley police officers responded to a local business that has been the scene of thefts in the past. On ...

Read more »