Police & Fire

January 16, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott has advised individuals to avoid the area of Madison Avenue and 21st Avenue as firefighters continue to fight back a fire that has engulfed multiple structures, including at least five homes. One firefighter has sustained minor injuries, ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  Six Paterson residents are about to embark on the toughest six months of their lives, according to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale. The four women and two men were joined by family and friends as they stood before police brass and Mayor Andre Sayegh to take their oath to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson police found a crime scene but no victim after responding to the area of North Main Street on a report of shots fired in the early hours of Sunday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald the call came in at ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An investigation is underway into a pre-dawn shooting inside a business on East Railway Avenue on Sunday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area on a report of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson police officer is being credited with starting 2019 the same way he ended 2018, by making Paterson safer. According to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale, Emergency Response Team Officer M. Bashir made arrests on consecutive days, Monday and Tuesday, leading to the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - From community watch meetings to business grand openings, presiding over swearing ins of new police officers to speaking from church pulpits, “a safer city is a stronger city” might have been one of Mayor Andre Sayegh’s most oft-uttered mantras of 2018. And indeed, if increased ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Police officers on overnight patrol in the area of Curtis Place and Van Houten Street made an arrest and took a gun off the streets in the early hours of Saturday. According to a report by Police Director Jerry Speziale, Officers Brian Culmone and Gerard Speziale were in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 36-year-old Woodland Park man was shot in the early morning hours of Saturday.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Summer Street and Broadway at ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 24-year-old Bloomfield man was shot in Paterson on Wednesday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department reported to the area of Fair Street at approximately 10:17 p.m. on a report of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Law enforcement officials have confirmed that a Paterson man was shot and killed on Wednesday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of 16th Avenue at ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Two men from Paterson were picked up on outstanding warrants and other charges on Friday after being stopped for speeding on Route 15 in Sparta.   According to reports Sgt. Frank Schomp stopped Kindale Edwards, 29.  A second officer arrived on the scene and, upon speaking with ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson firefighters responded to a pre-dawn fire on Saturday at a home neighbors have said is known to be abandoned but often frequented by vagrants.  “I can’t tell you how many calls I personally made about this abandoned house,” Attiyya Barrett said in a Facebook post after the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The first class of 12 new police officers brought on by Mayor Andre Sayegh began a new stage in their journey to make Paterson safer. The diverse group, brining the ranks up to 421 members, entered the Police Academy in July and told they were expected to serve with "hard work, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Passaic man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a former girlfriend early Wednesday in Paterson. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, the investigation into the incident that occurred at 79 Mercer ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Law enforcement officials are seeking information in an overnight shooting that sent one man to the hospital on Tuesday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department were called to Saint ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Since October dozens of members of the Paterson Police Department have added a new accessory to their dress blues and on-duty uniforms, facial hair. And while it would be easy to think that the decision to do so has something to do with the early onslaught of winter temperatures we’re ...

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PATERSON, NJ- City residents flooded the city council chambers last week in support of a program that seeks to form relationships between young people and law enforcement. While the community policing program has come under recent public scrutiny due to a spike in police overtime, those involved ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An investigation is underway into the shooting death of a Paterson man overnight. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of the intersection of East 28th Street ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An early morning fire at 466 East 22nd Street was safely extinguished by members of the Paterson Fire Department on Tuesday, but not before it displaced 21 residents from their homes. The cause of the fire is under investigation. According to officials and others on the scene ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 25-year-old Paterson man was shot and killed in the early hours of Tuesday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald police responded to a call of shots fired at 700 East 28th Street at approximately 1:08 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- OSHA investigators are investigating the death of a 56-year old Woodland Park man in a construction accident at 138 Michigan Avenue in Paterson on Tuesday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, police ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An afternoon shooting left a 19-year-old Paterson man injured on Monday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members Paterson Police Department responded to the area of East 15th Street at approximately 3:18 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- An investigation is continuing into the shooting of a 28-year old Paterson man on Saturday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police  Department responded to the corner of 10th ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A 14-year old was among three gunshot victims to arrive at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds on Friday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Fire Department responded to an alarm at Passaic Color and Chemical Company at 28-36 Paterson Street in the early hours of Friday. According to witnesses on the scene, flames and smoke were visible on all three floors of the building as crews arrived at approximately ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Fed up with prostitutes and johns using their backyards for activities that should be reserved for bedrooms, tired of their neighborhood doubling as an open air drug market, and frustrated by having to fear for their safety simply walking to the corner market, more than 50 residents, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Residents in a section of the the city’s 4th Ward are taking action to make their neighborhood safer with the launch of the Van Houten Block Watch Association. The group will hold its inaugural meeting at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Law enforcement officials have announced that a second victim was injured in an early morning shooting on Sunday. As originally reported, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of East 26th Street at approximately 3:30 a.m. on a report of shots fired. Upon ...

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  PATERSON, NJ - A 35-year old Paterson man was transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by Paterson Fire Department EMTs after being shot on Saturday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A vacant Paterson house went up in flames for the second time on Tuesday. Members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to the alarm at 755 E. 27th Street at approximately 3:00 a.m. and were immediately confronted with flames coming from the second floor and roof. A similar ...

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