Police & Fire

October 19, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A car collided with a traffic light at Bradford Avenue and Pompton Avenue before 7:30 am Friday causing traffic delays. Police responded to the scene and were directing traffic which had backed up along both roads.  Bradford Avenue was closed at Grove Street.  No word on any ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - An Irvington man was arrested in connection with a purse stolen from St. Catherine of Siena Church parking lot earlier this month. On Oct. 1, police took a report of the theft of a purse -- the victim left her purse in a locked vehicle while walking her child to school.

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VERONA, NJ - A Verona man was arrested on Monday and charged with Criminal Mischief and Bias Intimidation in connection to the vandalism of statues at Our Lady of the Lake Church that occurred in March.   Police initially spoke with Elliot Bennett, 35, on March 27, but he stopped the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 47-year-old Caldwell man has been arrested and charged with "possession of assault weapons and drug paraphernalia," according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. A narcotics-related search warrant of Paul Aguilar’s home on Hatfield Street in Caldwell was ...

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VERONA, NJ - An Irvington man was charged with 25 counts of burglary by the Verona Police related to a rash of burglaries that occurred within the township in July. In addition to the 25 counts of burglary, Jonathan Joseph, 24, was charged with two  counts of criminal attempt, and one count of ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Fairfield police and fire departments responded to a house fire at 39 Pier Lane. The fire is currently under investigation, and no individuals were injured in the blaze. According to police, officers were dispatched to the area after ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police investigated a report of an unknown man seen videotaping a youth soccer practice at Community Park Monday night.   According to Police Chief Joe Cirasa, officers responded to the park at around 5:45 p.m. when a parent approached the man because he did not ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - This fire prevention week the members Center Fire Company #1 of the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department in conjunction with Safe Shredding LLC of New Jersey will be holding its annual community document destruction event.  The document destruction shred will be held Saturday ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The director of Essex County College's (ECC) police academy announced today that he was placed on administrative leave, possibly signaling a sale of the training grounds. “After serving as the Academy Director for the past 14 years, I have been placed on ‘administrative leave’ until ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University officials have come under fire over a recent video that has surfaced of the campus police responding to a call of a fight between students on Wednesday, with guns drawn.  Students and alumni took to twitter after a video surfaced. Students and alumni ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Security footage led to a burglary arrest in Cedar Grove on Tuesday. According to police reports, Cedar Grove police responded to DonRic Selt Storage at 405 Little Falls Rd. on Saturday to investigate a burglary that had occurred overnight.  Security camera footage showed a man ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are on the lookout for a driver after a 16-year-old Montclair teen reported that he exposed his genitals to her. On Saturday, the teen reported to police that she was walking along Hawthorne Place when she observed a male in a dark colored 4-door sedan beeping at ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - AN Irvington man was arrested on Monday afternoon in connection with a shooting that occurred in Montclair on Saturday. At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to Pine Street at Glenridge Avenue on a report of shots fired, law enforcement officials reported. They ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair Residents were robbed at gunpoint in two separate incidents, as they walked through Montclair on Sunday, according to Montclair Police officials.  At approximately 6:30 p.m., a 64-year-old Montclair man was approached by a dark colored SUV as he walked along ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police used a social media post to identify and arrest three individuals for burglary and criminal mischief. Patrolman Christopher Heck and Detective Carolyn Lynch investigated a burglary/criminal mischief involving a Komatsu excavator on the construction site at ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 31-year-old Montclair man walked to Mountainside Medical Center after getting shot in the nose on Saturday. At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to Pine Street at the Glenridge Avenue intersection on a report of shots fired, police say. Arriving officers noted that ...

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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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VERONA, NJ - Verona police arrested a local man on Wednesday, charging him with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft and one count of forgery.   The arrest came after Det. Sgt. Timothy Banta was investigating a car break-in Wednesday that had occurred overnight on Woodland Avenue.  A ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police Department and the Municipal Alliance hosted National Night OUt in Community Park on August 7.  

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police said the township is assessing the damage sustained during flash flooding which occurred Saturday afternoon. Heavy rain fell causing severe flooding and making many roads impassable.  While the roads have now reopened, police said Department of Public Works ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Torrential rain led to flash flooding in Verona and Cedar Grove on Saturday afternoon. Cedar Grove police issued a Nixle Alert asking all residents to remain at home. The alert stated:  "All residents stay in homes due to severe flooding. Many area roads impassable.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove and Verona police arrested a Hoboken man for bank robbery on Friday. According to police reports, Frank R. Meletti, 52, attempted to rob Investors Bank located at 310 Pompton Ave. at approximately 10 a.m.  Meletti was taken into custody by Cedar Grove and Verona ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County residents will have an opportunity to turn in unwanted guns in a gun buyback program sponsored by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Essex County Bar Assocation.  During the one-day program this ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said the federal government was using “extortion” when it withheld grants for local policing because the city won't comply with federal immigration enforcement policies. The mayor’s sentiments were echoed by Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and three ...

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VERONA, NJ - Fifteen cars were broken into and one was stolen in the Laning Avenue area of Verona Sunday night. Verona police posted an alert on social media reminding residents to take their car keys and fobs out of their cars and lock them when not in use.   Police ask residents to report ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Verona man pled guilty to possessing three guns as a previously convicted felon, including a replica Thompson submachine gun that he modified into a working automatic firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. David Lutter, 69, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Police Department has announced National Night Out 2017 will be held on August 7.  This event, sponsored by the Police Department and the Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance, will be held at Cedar Grove Community Park between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.    National ...

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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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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave. The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone ...

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