Police & Fire

May 6, 2021

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Det. Sgt. Carlo Renne retired from the Woodland Park Police Department on April 30. Renne is West Paterson born and bred, attending our locals schools, PVHS, and then going on to become a Paterson Police Officer for nine years before transferring home to the WPPD, where he ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton man faces up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced on May 28 after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of Terroristic Threats, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Monday. As previously reported, Stefan Keco, 29, used text messages on two separate ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal and was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021. Sah was last seen on the campus ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson firefighters pulled two sleeping occupants from a burning home early Sunday morning. According to a statement, the fire started at 81 Berkshire Ave,  a 2 1/2 wood frame house and extended to two attached units through the floors. Members of the Paterson Fire Department ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said. In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on ...

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VERONA, NJ - Earlier this month, the Verona Fire Department recognized and thanked Firefighter Rick Neale for his 40 years of volunteer service to the VFD and the Township of Verona. Neale has served on numerous committees throughout the years and has also served as lieutenant and captain. He ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office (PCPO) has assumed responsibility for the internal affairs functions of the Paterson Police Department (PPD), Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Tuesday. The action means that the PCPO ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Two Paterson Police Officers are facing civil rights and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly assaulting a victim in Paterson and then lying about it, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Tuesday. Paterson Police Officers Kevin Patino, 29, and Kendry ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — An NJ wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John M. DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show. Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first ...

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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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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Police are investigating the source of a swastika painted on the rear door of Temple Sholom of West Essex. According to Cedar Grove police, on April 8, Patrolman Nyron Watson responded to the Temple Sholom to take a report of bias intimidation. A staff member at the Temple ...

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Package Includes Proposals to Require Firearms Safety Training, Mandate Safe Storage of Firearms, Raise the Minimum Age to Purchase Long Guns to 21, and Establish Electronic Ammunition Sales Recordkeeping TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday unveiled a sweeping series of reforms aimed at ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Residents can drop off expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications 24/7 in the Woodland Park Police Department lobby. Installed through the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program under the leadership of the Borough's Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police are currently looking for individuals who want to join their century-old elite police force.  The agency has more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn a starting salary of almost $65,000 per year with pension, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The recent reinvestment into Rescue operations, including the purchase of all new rescue rope and hardware, was put to good use early Sunday as members of the Paterson Fire Department saved a man in distress on a rocky island in the base of the Great Falls.  "Our Technical Rescue ...

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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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PARAMUS, NJ - A county sheriff's officer has been arrested and charged with forgery, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor, and has been suspended without pay. Officer Peter Servidio, 41, a Paramus resident, was arrested on March 30 after presenting a forged document on March 29 to members ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark police are determined to reduce gun violence in the city after authorities reported today that 177 illegal weapons have been recovered so far this year.  The number of firearms recovered by Newark authorities represents a 31% increase over the same time period last year, for ...

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WAYNE, NJ — A township man was arrested last week in connection with the strangling of a Burger King employee on Route 23 South, police said. A fellow employee intervened during the assault and the suspect fled. He was later found and arrested by Wayne Police, according to police. Detective ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The sudden passing of six-year-old Corey Micciolo, a Collin School first-grader, has his family looking for answers. Corey’s parents, Breana Micciolo of Englishtown and Christopher Gregor of Barnegat, shared custody of the young child. According to Corey’s obituary, he died ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Law enforcement officers from the Woodland Park Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers this month as part of New Jersey’s "UDrive, UText, UPay" enforcement campaign. During April, this high visibility initiative will target motorists who engage in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ  has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A Roseland police officer has been arrested on 21 charges, including aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and witness tampering, according to Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, West Caldwell Police Chief Dennis Capriglione, Jr. and Roseland ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police are currently looking for individuals who want to join their century-old elite police force.  The agency has more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn a starting salary of almost $65,000 per year with pension, ...

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CARLSTADT, NJ - The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office issued a preliminary statement about a murder-suicide that occurred in Carlstadt on Saturday evening. The Carlstadt Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Shortly after news about the passing of Totowa Police Officer Gary Potenzone broke, residents asked what they can do. Totowa being Totowa, people began to make donations to care for the Potenzone family. Friend Paul Rubestello established a GoFundMe page on which residents can make ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – As distracted driving continues to claim more lives on New Jersey roadways than any other risky driving behavior, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (“HTS”) announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at providing ...

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