Police & Fire

June 4, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of officers from the Minneapolis Police Department, Chief John Cook and the Springfield Police Department have released a statement addressing their shock and sadness over the incident, as well as pledge to uphold ethical and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County Prosecutors announced the arrest of a suspect this afternoon in connection with last month's robbery at a Bank of America on Morris Avenue in Springfield. Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Police Department announced the arrest of a suspected car thief on Facebook earlier this afternoon. The incident was a result of a police chase Sunday evening that started in Springfield, and went all the way to Westfield. According to the Springfield Police ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a post on their Facebook page, Springfield Police announced an investigation into a robbery that took place earlier today at the Bank of America at the corner of Morris and Linden Avenues. According to police, this morning in the 10:00 a.m. hour, an African American male ...

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SPRINGFFIELD, NJ — Thanks to the help of some quick-thinking residents, the Springfield Police Department was able to nab a car thief late last week. According to a post on the department's Facebook page, On Friday, March 20, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a resident of Springfield contacted the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The following is the Springfield Police Department blotter for the first half of March: March 1 – A 29-year-old Avenel woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 22. March 5 – An Officer effected a motor ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Earlier this afternoon, officers from the Springfield Police Department directed shoppers out of the Shop-Rite on Morris Turnpike, due to an abundance of caution from a person reported to have flu-like symptoms in the store. According to a person who was at the scene, officers ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As part of their annual training, members of the Springfield Fire Department practiced dropping themselves out of a two-story window on Wednesday and Thursday. The exercise is known as Petzl Bailout training, and teaches firefighters how to properly rappel out a window in the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The following is the Springfield Police Department Blotter for the second half of February: Feb 17 – A 49-year-old Springfield woman was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Morris Avenue. Feb 18 – A 21-year-old Union woman ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Last week, the Springfield Fire Department responded to a tour bus fire on Route 78, helping the Union Fire Department. The bus caught fire last Thursday morning, which according to ABC7 NY, sent passengers running off the bus to safety as the frame caught fire. The incident ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The following is the Springfield Police Department blotter for the first two weeks of February: Feb 1 – A 29-year-old Union man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 22. Feb 4 – A 22-year-old Springfield woman ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At Tuesday night's Springfield Township Committee Meeting, the Springfield Police Department ceremonially swore in Foster Zeigler as a detective on the force. With his family and friends watching, Zeigler took the oath of office, sworn in by the mayor. He was then pinned with ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The following is the police blotter for the second half of the month of January: Jan 17 – A 46-year-old East Orange woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a breath test as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 22. Jan 22 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As part of the process of new hires, the Springfield Township Committee approved the appointment of Kenneth Nemiroff as a Traffic Control Officer. Nemiroff was recommended for the position by Springfield Police Chief John Cook and Sargent Ryan Westover. In his role, Nemiroff ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At Tuesday night's meeting, the Springfield Township Committee welcomed officer Matthew Safir to the police force. With friends and family in attendance, he took his sworn oath before being pinned with his badge by his mother Cheryl. Also up with Safir on the podium were his ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a post on their Facebook page, the Springfield Police warned residents about a new scam that deals with fraudulent package tracking. According to the Washington Post, people have reported receiving texts that appear to come from FedEx or another delivery service, which asks ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At last Tuesday's Springfield Township Committee meeting, the committee approved the promotion of two officers, and the hiring of one. Jacqueline Alves and Anthony Kassis both successfully completed a year as a seventh class patrol officers in the department. On the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The following is the Springfield Police Department Blotter for the first half of the month of January: January 2 – Officers responded to a Morris Avenue business on a report of an unwanted guest. A 55-year-old Springfield man was charged with failure to turn over a controlled ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In front of a packed chamber yesterday evening, long-time Springfield Fireman Salvatore Cocuzza was ceremonially sworn in to his new role of fire captain. Cocuzza was officially selected for promotion at the final Springfield Township Committee meeting of 2019. He had ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The following is the Springfield Police Department blotter for the second half of the month of December; December 16 – Officers were dispatched to a verbal dispute between neighbors. A 56-year-old Springfield woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A long-tenured member of the Springfield Fire Department will finally reach the rank of captain when the new year rolls around. Salvatore Cocuzza applied for and tested for the position of fire captain. Resolution 2019-332, passed at last week's township committee meeting, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Three members of the Springfield Police Department recently reached the next stage of promotion during the township committee meeting last week. Patrol Officers Matthew Schmidt, Gregory Weinstock and Boris Yusupov were all promoted by resolutions 2019-316 through ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The following is the Springfield Police Department blotter for the first half of the month of December: Dec 2 — Officers were detailed to a Morris Avenue business on a report of an unruly customer. Upon arrival, Officers observed broken glass in the entrance door to the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The following is the Springfield Police Department blotter for the second half of the month of November: Nov 14 – A 30-year-old Middletown man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance as a result of an investigation at the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Two Springfield patrol officers will be moving up in rank after being approved for promotion at last week's township committee meeting. Ninth Class Patrol Officer Matthew Nolan and Second Class Patrol Officer Robert Quinlan have both met their marks and completed a year of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a post on their Facebook page, the Springfield Police Department announced the arrest of a suspected package thief, and the recovery of stolen property. According to police, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at approximately 12:00 p.m., a Springfield resident contacted the police ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - in a presentation before the Springfield Township Committee, fire chief Carlo Palumbo clarified more information surrounding the proposed purchase of a new engine for the fire department. As Palumbo noted when he spoke with TAPinto before the eeting, Engine 3, which is due for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The following is the Springfield Police Department blotter for the first half of November: Nov 6 – Officers were dispatched to a Morris Avenue business on a report of a shoplifter that had fled the scene on foot. A responding officer observed the suspect running in a nearby ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At Wednesday's meeting, the Springfield Township Committee approved the promotion of four firefighters in the department to new rankings. Firefighters Timothy Hydock, Michael Santoro and Nicholas Garciano from the rank of Third-Class Firefighters to the rank of Second-Class ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The following is the Springfield Police Department Blotter for the month of October: October 2 – A 28-year-old Newark man was arrested and charged with harassment as a result of an investigation of a reported attempted luring in the area of Baltusrol Way. October 9 – ...

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