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Police & Fire

August 11, 2022

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The annual National Night Out was held in the Township on Aug. 2, where local residents mixed and mingled with those in their local public service departments.  Held every August, the free event is based on a community-driven campaign with the goal of promoting police and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse's annual National Night Out, held on Aug. 2, was a true community celebration. The event, which included all facets of the community, allowed the Borough's volunteer first responders to be in the spotlight and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A town man was swindled out of $18,000 in cash when a fraudster told him that his grandson needed a bail bond, Westfield police said on Tuesday. The resident of Onedia Drive placed the cash in multiple envelopes and gave it to the suspect on July 25, police said. The suspect is ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department put out a house fire after a Hasbrouck Heights Police Officer rescued one resident from her burning home Monday afternoon. Hasbrouck Heights Officer Christopher Connors was the first officer on the scene. He arrived at the two-story ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove and Verona police departments are teaming up this year to present National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2. That evening, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Community Park in Cedar Grove, the departments from the two communities will join forces for the first time to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The City of Paterson is sponsoring a series of community events to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday. The events will take place throughout all six wards from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Initiated in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States, the ...

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UNION, NJ - A dryer fire in an apartment in Union was quickly extinguished by firefighters at just after 5 p.m. Sunday. Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said the dryer fire, on Arsdale Terrace, was contained to that apartment and no surrounding apartments sustained damage.  He said the ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ — All New Jersey law enforcement officers will now be required to hold valid, active licenses in order to be an active duty officer under a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday.  New Jersey will become the 47th state to establish a police licensing program. "This ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A Hasbrouck Heights food rescue organization was the target of a theft which left them one vehicle less for delivering food to those in need.  A Table to Table refrigerator delivery truck was stolen from the lot in Lodi early Monday morning at 2:14 am. The discovery was ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Junior Police Academy, a week-long intensive experience for Passaic County children between the ages of 11 and 14, is took place this week at the Passaic County Police Academy. The program, which has been operating for 12 years, introduces youth to the field of law ...

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Princeton, NJ -- Last week’s bumbling bank robbery attempt at the TD Bank branch on State Road continues to brighten the days of those who have to report on such events. This week Princeton Police sent out the following statement: “We know you were all asking for the video footage of the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Last week, the Montclair Police Department honored retired officer Richard Fleming after nearly 50 years of service with the Township of Montclair, officials say. According to police officials, Fleming left the Montclair Police Headquarters on July 7, after working for the MPD ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — She described the call from her daughter Saturday as “every parent’s nightmare.” Kathy Mooney told TAPinto Westfield that her 22-year-old daughter and friend were shot at with a BB gun from a passing car in downtown Westfield Saturday, an account verified by police. “My ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Numerous role changes were made in Newark this week including the Public Safety Department directorial position and new department heads at City Hall. In the Public Safety Department, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka appointed Brian O’Hara to a new role as deputy mayor of Strategic ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Rifle Camp Fire Company #3, nicknamed the "Ridge Runners," came into being in 1922 as a result of the foresight and hard work of a group of West Paterson residents who realized a need for a third fire company. Recently, the company's volunteer firefighters gathered to ...

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ATLANTIC CITY - Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane was sworn in as the 107th President of the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police on Wednesday, June 29 in Atlantic City. Dellane has served in the police force for 35 years in Stafford Township. This is an outstanding honor for ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ–  A fawn was rescued by Ridgewood PD on Thursday afternoon. The fawn was separated from its mother when it got stuck inside a fenced-off playground at Somerville Elementary School. Luckily, a concerned citizen noticed the fawn and notified Ridgewood PD. The officers were able to ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Target store was the scene of a shoplifting haul worth more than $50K this week according to police. In a release to the public on Friday, the Clark PD said two suspects, a male and female, stayed in the store’s restrooms until after closing on Tuesday night before emerging ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - It was a packed week of activities for kids who were given the opportunity of a lifetime. Participants received a week-long snapshot of what it's like to be a police officer, including a look at other careers in law enforcement at the Little Falls Junior Police Academy. The ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two residents and several pets were displaced after a house fire on Tiffany Court late Monday night that raged on into the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to Capt. Francis Pumphrey of the Cedar Grove Police Department, at around 10:43 p.m. the Cedar Grove Fire ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Old Havana Cuban Cuisine in downtown Westfield is asking customers to be patient with its limited staff in the coming days after its chefs were injured in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver Saturday night. Restaurant owner Patricia Sommer told TAPinto Westfield that the ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — A Cinnaminson Township police officer must forfeit his position and is permanently barred from holding public employment in New Jersey after an investigation revealed he was inappropriately utilizing law enforcement resources to gain personal information about a woman he met ...

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TRENTON - The New Jersey State Police is looking for officers. The NJSP Online Application opens July 5 through August 2.  It is not necessary to have a bachelor's degree to apply to become a NJ State Trooper. While you do need some college credits, there are several ways that you can meet ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the recent uptick in vehicle thefts throughout the state, including a total of 19 vehicles stolen from Livingston to date in 2022, Livingston Chief of Police Gary Marshuetz attended Monday’s township council meeting to publicly addressed crucial data related to these ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ -The sixth annual Families Behind the Badge on June 11 was a great success. Ten teams of North Jersey law enforcement officers battled it out for the title, which was won this year by the Paterson Police Department. The tournament honors officers that have given their lives in ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was 10:26 p.m. on Saturday night when the call came in to the Wayne Fire Company dispatch for a structure fire. A house on Schuyler Road was ablaze, and it was time for Wayne’s Bravest to take action. Police Officers arrived first, at first seeing nothing. The house is set back ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls Police Department has a new LGBTQ+ police officer liaison. Sgt. Dawn Gilchrist was appointed to serve in the newly created position by Deputy Chief Bryan Prall.  According to Prall, the creation of an LGBTQ+ police officer liaison within the Little Falls ...

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UNION, NJ - A Union parent was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats after she became upset with a school principal and threatened to “come to school and shoot the whole place up”, according to Union police.   Police say they received a call from Jefferson School early Tuesday ...

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