Police & Fire

June 2, 2020

CLIFTON, NJ - Members of the Clifton Fire Department Engine 2 will be conducting hydrant inspections. Residents in some areas may experience low water pressure and discolored water during the inspection period. Inspections are scheduled to take place on Cathay Rd., Broad St., Bender Dr, and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department warns residents that scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have been targeting the elderly population in particular. There are a variety of scams being attempted. Here are some examples: CONTACT TRACING - A new ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - As the Little Falls Fire Department is working to heal from the loss of LFFD President Michel Burke, their tight-knit family was again shaken with the word that former Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie Cordero passed away from COVID-19 coronavirus.  Cordero had worked with the LFFD ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Little Falls Fire Department President Michel Burke lost his battle with COVID-19 coronavirus. Messages of condolence to the Burke family, his friends, and the community at large have been expressed most of the day. Singac Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The two men apprehended by police in Woodland Park last night were suspected of an armed robbery in Denville in Morris County. Their names have not yet been disclosed by police. The two suspects came down Route 80, fleeing New Jersey State Police and abandoned the vehicle ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Police this evening in Woodland Park after a short pursuit apprehended two men suspected of armed robbery.  Police reported that they were last seen in the McKeown Avenue and Salomone Avenue area, which is in the Garden section of town - which is from Grimes Park to Rt.

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On Friday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. Chief of Police Eileen Tiernan signed off for the last time, retiring after a 27-year career with the Woodland Park Police Department. Chief Tiernan was recognized by Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council on Wednesday evening for her ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) have released images of two suspects that are being sought in a Feb. 27 bank robbery and are seeking the public's assistance. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Police Chief Eileen Tiernan and Capt. John Uzzalino presented the Woodland Park Police Department's annual report to Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council at the Feb. 19 meeting. The following statistics were presented: CALLS (TO 911 AND THE NON-EMERGENCY ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Valley National Bank branch at 115 Main St. was robbed at gunpoint, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Little Falls Police Chief Steven Post report. The incident occurred at 2:21 p.m. Valdes said that two men entered the bank with one brandishing a handgun.

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Valley National Bank branch at 115 Main St. was robbed at gunpoint, police report. The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. and local and state police as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigations were still on the scene two hours later. Two suspects in ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A 40-year-old man from Connecticut who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face at the Woodland Park Range, 1267 McBride Ave., on Sunday, Feb. 23 is expected to recover, police report.  Marv Brice, 40, from Stamford, Conn., is still in critical condition, said ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Local police departments are warning residents about scam phone calls that residents have received.  In Little Falls, a resident reported that they received a scam call that "spoofed" the victim's caller ID so that it appeared to come from the Police Department.

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Officers from the Woodland Park Police Department and the Passaic County Sheriff's Department responded to the Woodland Park Range, 1267 McBride Ave., at approximately 5 p.m. today after a patron suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A 40-year-old man from Stanford, Conn., ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark reports that there was an incident Saturday evening at the Woodland Park Range. According to Kazmark, the police department is on the scene and everything is under control  The situation is being investigated. The range is closed at this ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department has launched LEAD - Law Enforcement Against Drugs - a new program, similar to now defunct DARE program, in local schools. Officers Omaira Carino and Derrick Morrison recently underwent training to become LEAD program instructors. The ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the Jan. 8 reorganization meeting, Pastor Joel La Torre was sworn in as Police Chaplain for the WPPD. This new position was created by the Council in late 2019 via ordinance.  Founder and lead pastor of Living Water Church on Andrews Drive, Pastor La Torre lives in town ...

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Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! Recognizing the Local and State Police today and every day for keeping our communities safe!

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TOTOWA, NJ - Numerous area fire companies responded to a fast moving blaze in a two-family home early this morning which resulted in one death. Gregory Massaro, 62, was identified as the victim of the blaze, announced in a joint statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Totowa ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A Woodland Park man was arrested on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. Following a joint investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Chief ...

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TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park and Totowa firefighters recently helped load up a trailer full of over 600 toys that were collected at their Nov. 30 Holiday Lights Parade. Firefighter Bill Broadfield and his wife Karen, of Totowa, drove the trailer to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson Fire Department recently held its annual department meeting and elections.  The Department would like to congratulate Anthony Ficarra on being re-elected to a three year term as Assistant Chief with the Department. The Department also named its 2020 ...

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The Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy recently held graduation exercises for its Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 programs.  The Little Falls Fire Department had five firefighters graduate. Alex Boscaino, Ronald Campbell, and Anthony Nuzzo completed Firefighter 1, and Sarah ...

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WOODLAND PARK/TOTOWA, NJ - The West Paterson and Totowa Fire Departments on Nov. 30 hosted their first Holiday Parade much to the delight of hundreds of people who lined up along the streets in both towns to watch. Over 140 trucks, apparatuses, and floats drove down Union Boulevard and Totowa ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department has brought back law enforcement led education in the local school district. Officers Omaira Carino and Derrick Morrison recently underwent training to become LEAD program instructors. They were recently recognized at a LEAD dinner gala with ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Since the holiday season is rapidly approaching, the West Paterson and Totowa Fire Departments wanted to let its followers know how they will be handling the gifts collected during the Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 30.  All the gifts collected from registered participants ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Former longtime Police Captain Joe Lambert, 79, of Woodland Park, passed away on Nov. 12.  Born in Paterson on Sept. 16, 1940 to the late William and Maria (LaMarra) Lambert, Joe served in the U.S. Air Force and later served on the West Paterson Police Department for 29 ...

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TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In light of Wallington canceling its annual fire department parade, a 17-year tradition, the Boroughs of Totowa and Woodland Park have joined together to host their first holiday parade through both towns.  The Totowa Fire Department and West Paterson Fire have picked ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, including more than 174,000 throughout the U.S. this year alone. This November, members of the Woodland Park Police/PBA Local 173 will be putting down the razor and picking up the cause by participating in the Grow & ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department have concluded its investigation into a possible luring attempt on a child that occurred on Oct. 16 during dismissal at Beatrice Gilmore School on McBride Avenue, which serves third and fourth grades.  After a thorough investigation by the ...

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