Police & Fire

May 17, 2021

PATERSON, NJ -  A 23-year-old Paterson man was being treated for a gunshot wound Sunday after being struck by a bullet in the area Matlock Street and Temple Street Sunday afternoon, law enforcement officials say. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 7-year-old Paterson child is dead after being stabbed inside a home at 96 North 6th Street Saturday. A 17-year-old boy was also stabbed but has since been treated and released from St. Joseph’s Medical Center.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Investigations are underway into incidents that left two men with gunshot wounds in the early hours of Saturday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora have announced. According to the law enforcement duo, members of the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Members of the Paterson Police Department issued summonses to two men, arresting one, after responding to complaints of riders illegally operating off-road vehicles. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, officers first responded to Eastside Park at approximately 9:20 ...

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NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The unmistakable smell of charred wood still hung in the air outside of the building at the corner of Union Avenue and Berkshire Avenue Thursday morning. The marks left by the flames that destroyed much of the building just days earlier and broken windows were visible to all. For ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Two members of the Paterson Police Department evacuated 10 individuals from a home that home at risk from a fire at the home next door overnight, Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Spencer announced. The incident started at approximately 3:01 a.m. Following their evacuation ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Five Paterson men, between the ages of 22 and 27, arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Thursday seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. According to the law ...

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PATERSON, NJ - After battling a large pre-dawn fire in which two residents had to be roused from their sleep by firefighters to escape the flames, the Paterson Fire Department was back out in force at about 5:00 p.m. to knock back a blaze at 85 Temple Street, just over a block away from the ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ - A 21-year-old Newark man became Paterson’s second murder victim of the day when he was shot in the area of Totowa Avenue and Redwood Avenue on Saturday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 44-year-old Paterson man sustained a non-fatal gunshot graze wound while inside a home in the area of Redwood Avenue and Totowa Avenue Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials say. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A gunshot victim that was dropped off at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson by individuals in a private vehicle early Saturday is dead, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora have announced. According to a statement, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 23-year-old Paterson man was shot Tuesday evening, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora have announced. According to a statement, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Park Avenue and East 23rd ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 45-year-old Paterson man is dead after being shot on Sunday. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area Summer Street and Hamilton Avenue in response to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - One Paterson home was destroyed and at least three others were damaged by fire overnight. According to reports calls began coming in at approximately 12:30 a.m.to report the flames in the one and a half story home at 49 William Street. Soon after fire units arrived the structure ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Three men and a woman were struck by gunfire in three separate incidents just over six hours apart Saturday and early Sunday in Paterson, law enforcement officials have announced.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A narcotics investigation into drug sales in the area of 16th Ave between E. 18th St and Rosa Parks Blvd. led to three arrests Thursday, including that of a man in possession of a loaded gun. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, complaints of area residents led to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 21-year-old Paterson man was shot in the area of 10th Avenue and East 28th Street Friday afternoon, police say.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the Paterson Police Department were called to the area ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Wayne man was arrested and charged Friday in relation to a motor vehicle crash that took place on December 21, 2019 in Paterson According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora,  Ibrahim Sumrein, 23 has been charged with second ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 24-year-old Paterson man retreated into a home in the of North 3rd Street and Temple Street after sustaining two non-fatal gunshot graze wounds at approximately 7:46 p.m. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora members ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A report of shots fired at approximately 9:35 p.m. Sunday sent members of the Paterson Police Department to the area of Essex Street and Straight Street where they located a potential crime scene, but no victim. A short time later, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ - A 56-year-old Paterson man faces 10 years in New Jersey State Prison after pleading guilty to setting a fire last summer that displaced five Paterson residents. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, and as previously reported, Ertugrul ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Paterson Police Department’s Special Investigation Division took three guns off the streets with hours of each other on Tuesday. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Detectives Suquan Gary, John Traynor, Mustafa Dombayci, and Yamil Pimienta were in ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A two-phase investigation by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division into drug activity in the area of Godwin Avenue and Auburn Street led to 15 arrests on Monday. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the first phase commenced at approximately 10:00 a.m.

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PATERSON, NJ - A 22-year-old Paterson man is in critical condition after being shot Monday afternoon, law enforcement authorities have announced.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the Paterson Police Department were ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 38-year-old New York woman has been indicted on several charges related to an August 3, 2020 fire that occurred at 40 Cianci Street in Paterson.  According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, a Passaic County Grand Jury has returned Indictment No. 21-04-000133-I, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An effort by members of the Paterson Police Department’s Special Investigation Division to break up a large crowd led to one arrest and the recovery of a semi-automatic weapon Saturday, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced. According to Speziale, Detectives John ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Six months of training at the police academy boiled down to one more lesson for the five new officers that kicked off their careers with the Paterson Police Department on Sunday. “You are part of the community now, no matter where you are from,” Lt. Sharon Easton told them as ...

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