Police & Fire

January 21, 2019

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Police Department welcomed a new police officer into its ranks on Sunday and he's just four years old. According to the Verona PBA's Facebook page, the Verona police first met four-year-old Micco when they responded to his home after he fell and sustained a serious skull ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Police are investigating an incident of fraud that occured on Sunday in Cedar Grove.  According to pollice repots, a resident received an email from a person pretending to be a clergy member from St. Catherine of Siena Church.   The email asked the resident to purchase $900 in ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Pompton Lakes man was arrested after trying to pick up anabolic steroids that were shipped to the UPS store on Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. Robert Dakake, 46, was arrested by Cedar Grove police on Wednesday when he tried to pick up the steroids from the store.  He was ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police performed CPR and successfully resuscitated him Jan. 2 at a home on Bowden Avenue.  Police responded to the residence at around 8 a.m. on a report that a man was unresponsive.  Upon arrival, police found the man slumped over not breathing and in cardiac ...

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VERONA, NJ -School Traffic Guards (Crossing Guards) play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bike to school. Responsibilities include aiding children in safely crossing the street, and through their example, crossing guards help children develop the skills necessary to cross ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 70-year-old West Orange man, identified by Cedar Grove police as Leonard Slater, faces charges of driving while suspended, driving without a license (due to its suspension), driving an unregistered/uninsured motor vehicle and failure to exhibit proof of insurance after striking ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Police Department announced the promotion Robert Juliano to Sergeant and Daniel Greco to Lieutenant on Monday.   Lt. Greco earned his bachelors degree from Montclair State University and is an 18-year veteran of the Verona police force.  During his tenure, he has worked ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A pedestrian was struck on Rt. 23 by the Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday according to police reports.  The driver had a suspended license. Officers responded to the area at around 6:13 p.m.  Upon arrival the officers found the 49-year old woman had ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ  — Cedar Grove Police held a driving while intoxicated (DWI) sobriety checkpoint on Dec. 21 funded by grants from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety.   The checkpoint was in front of 525 Rt. 23 between 9:15 p.m. and 3 a.m.  During the approximately six hour detail Cedar ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona police arrested a Livingston man on Monday after a brief pursuit and charged him with suspicion of driving while intoxicted.   Guipps Laguerre, 38, was taken into custody after a pursuit on Bloomfield Avenue which ended in Montclair when his vehicle struck a curb and became ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Bloomfield man was arrested early Wednesday morning for stealing a Christmas ornament off of a tree in Cedar Grove. Ptl. Christopher Lynch responded to Club way at around 1:50 a.m. on a report of a suspicious vehicle. According to police reports, the vehicle was located and ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove police will set up checkpoints to screen drivers for intoxication on Dec. 21.  The checkpoints will be on Rt. 23 and Ridge Road between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.   According to CGPD's press release, last year, 20% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona police responded to the Huntington Learning Center Thursday on a report of a bomb threat. According to police reports, officers responded to the building located at 10 Pompton Ave. at approximately 12:51 p.m.  The building was cleared by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police are investigating the theft of numerous pieces of landscaping equipment from Delta Gas Station located at 600 Pompton Ave. According to police reports, patrol officers and detectives responded to the gas station at around 6 a.m. on Friday.  In the overnight ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police will once again take part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to combat people driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.   Beginning Dec. 7 and continuing through Jan. 1, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols ...

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VERONA, NJ -Verona Police are investigating a package theft from Cumberland Avenue at approximately 4:30 pm on Monday.   Police say that a witness was able to capture a picture of the suspects’ vehicle prior to them fleeing south on Cumberland Avenue towards Claremont Avenue. The vehicle is ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A car burglar was thwarted by residents of Cedar Grove as he attempted to break in to several vehicles early Monday morning. According to police, by locking car doors and removing key fob's, the residents avoided the burglary.  Home owner security footage from that ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Montlciar woman was arrested on Nov. 12 when Cedar Grove police observed her ingesting Dust Off, a compressed electronics cleaning gas, through a straw into her nose.  According to police reports, Ptl. Alan Rock investigated a report of a female ingesting CDS in the area ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources. Details have not yet been released by the Montclair Fire Department.  Story developing....

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VERONA, NJ - A Verona man was arrested Tuesday after being observed allegedly masturbating in his car on Oct. 1.   According to police reports, two juveniles were walking home from school in the area of 510 Bloomfield Ave. when they saw Conor McGee, 35, masturbating in his parked car.  The two ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident in Montclair involving a NJ Transit train headed for New York Penn Station, Tuesday morning. According to NJ Transit spokesperson, Lisa Torbic, Joan Juengling was identified as the victim. She was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm. The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 ...

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Story developing.... MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released. However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body ...

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VERONA, NJ - Four people were arrested on Oct. 26 after Verona police broke up a large party on Cypress Avenue. According to reports, police responded at around 9 p.m. to a call of a large fight in progress.  When they arrived, the officers observed approximately 150 teenagers fleeing the area.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Little Falls man was arrested twice in the same night for burglarizing vehicles in Cedar Grove on Friday. The first incident occurred on Highview Terrace when a resident interrupted a car burglary, confronting and detaining the suspect until Cedar Grove police ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Police Department’s uniformed Police Officers will begin utilizing Body Worn Cameras on or about November 1 2018. A Body Worn Camera (BWC) is a useful tool to capture audio and video when an Officer effects a Police action. BWCs have strengthened the trust between law ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office has responded to Saturday morning's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue by implementing stronger security measures and urging more vigilance at local temples and other places of worship. "Sheriff Armando ordered that the officers of his ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona police are asking the community for assistance in locating a lost bicycle.   Verona Police posted photos on Facebook, noting the bicycle may have been mistakenly taken by a student from the rack at HB Whitehorne Middle School last week. It is described as a Yellow ...

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