Police & Fire

September 18, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Senior Services will present a free five week Senior Police Academy this fall. The academy will be held Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Department of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council at its Sept. 5 meeting swore in two new police officers, Justin Castro and Marc Bonilla, as well as its new Special III Police Officer, Brian Newman, who is assigned to the Woodland Park Public Schools. Bonilla, 24, is a lifelong resident of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department received its formal Accreditation as a Law Enforcement Agency at the Aug. 15 Borough Council meeting. Under the direction of Police Chief Eileeen Tiernan, the department underwent this two-year process, working with the Rodgers Group, based ...

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TOTOWA, N.J. – Rapper Juelz Santana, a resident of Totowa, admitted to knowingly possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon and trying to bring a loaded gun onto a plane, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. The rapper, whose real name is LaRon L. James, 36, plead guilty before ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -  Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Mark P. Centurione announce that, Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, 30, of Little Falls, was charged with two counts related to the endangering the welfare of her three-week-old infant. The incident occurred on ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better ...

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WOODLAND PARK - The Woodland Park Police Department graduated its first ever Junior Police Academy on July 20. The week-long academy was held at Memorial School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Thanks to the academy sponsors – which included the American Legion Post #238, Anthony ...

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Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the completion of “Operation Helping Hand” - a week-long operation - from June 11, 2018 through June 15, 2018 - that involved approximately 150 officers from various law enforcement agencies from Passaic, Bergen, Morris and Sussex ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the June 20 Borough Council meeting, Councilwoman Tracy Kallert and Councilman Vincent DeCesare presented checks from funds raised from fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament. A check for $7,500 was given to the NJ State PBA Survivors Fund and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  A Fairfield man died early this morning following a head-on crash on Rt. 80 in Woodland Park, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes reported that at approximately 4:38 a.m., on Sunday June 25, State Police responded to Route 80 east near in the area Exit 56A in ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park Police Department Officer Joe Domicolo was promoted on June 20 to sergeant. Sgt. Domicolo has been with the department for 10 years. "To say he an outstanding human being does not begin to scratch the surface," Chief Eileen Tiernan said about the ...

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The Passaic County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit competed in the United States Police Dog Regional Trials, which was held in Warwick, N.Y. last weekend.  The event was a regional police dog trial that tested All patrol exercises such as obedience, agility, evidence searching, and criminal ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Before a standing room only crowd full of family members, friends, colleagues and dignitaries, Mayor Kazmark and the Borough Council promoted Woodland Park Police Department Officer in Charge Eileen Tiernan to Acting Chief of Police at lthe May 30 Council meeting. "Tonight ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While rain may have postponed the fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament by a day, the event this year was a great success. The tournament, held on May 20, pits teams of North Jersey police officers against each other, honors officers that have given their ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic Valley Hose Co. 2 is planning two fundraisers, its annual "shake-a-boot" collection and a pig roast. Funds raised will help the company build a much needed addition to house rescue equipment. The "shake-a-boot" event will be held during the weekend of May 31 to June ...

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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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TOTOWA, NJ - One man is dead following a stabbing at the QuickChek, 79 Union Boulevard in Totowa, early on May 20. Damien Edwards, 33, of Totowa, was arrested in relation to the homicide, according to Camelia Valdes, Passaic County prosecutor, and Robert Coyle, Totowa Police chief. Edwards ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Police have identified the body that was found on May 15 inside a home at 340 Totowa Rd. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle said in a press release that the Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark identified the body as ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On May 9, Woodland Park Police Department Sgt. Mike Brady was promoted to lieutenant before the Borough Council, family and friends, and nearly all his fellow members on the force. "Over the last year it became evident there was a need to change the table or organization ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - The body of an unidentified woman was found inside a home at 340 Totowa Rd., according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle. On May 15 around 1:20 p.m. Totowa Police were called to 340 Totowa Rd. by a concerned resident who reported a ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department is planning a Junior Police Academy this summer. The academy will be held July 16 to 20 at Memorial School, 15 Memorial Dr., from 8:30 a.m. sharp to 3:30 p.m. each day. Lunch will be provided as well as a cadet shirt, shorts, hat and water ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - D/Lt. John Uzzalino of the Woodland Park Police Department reports the following. All parties are considered innocent unless proven guilty.  BURGLARY The Shell gas station at 1284 McBride Ave. was burglarized twice last week. The first time was between closing at 10 p.m.

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held this year on Saturday, May 19 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is May 20. Admission is $5. Organized by ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A veteran Woodland Park Police Department sergeant was arrested and charged with theft in violation. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said on April 30 in a news release that Thomas Bolen, 46, has been charged with one count of third degree theft in violation of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Police have recovered the body of a missing man in a pond located within Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik announced. The body of Samuel Nunez, 37, of Paterson, was located at ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Local police departments responded to burglaries and thefts involving United States Post Office blue collection mailboxes Little Falls at 229 Main St. and Woodland Park at 1017 McBride Ave. on March 16. Little Falls Police said that unknown actor(s) pried open the mailboxes and ...

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The Woodland Park PBA Local 173 is planning its first annual awards cocktail ball on Friday, March 23 at the Westmount Country Club at 7:30 p.m. The PBA relies on its supporters to help them fund programs and activities for the community such as Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out activities, ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Rapper Juelz Santana, a resident of Totowa, faces weapon charges after allegedly trying to get a loaded firearm through security at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The rapper, whose real name is LaRon L. James, 36, surrendered to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A business owner of a temp agency with Woodland Park and Passaic locations was charged with fraudulent overbilling and defrauding employees, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced on March 1.  Arrested and charged was Pedro L. Carbajal, 43, of Watchung, sole ...

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