Police & Fire

June 1, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police used CPR and an AED (automated external defibrillator) on Friday to resuscitate a resident who was unresponsive. Police responded to a 911 call at Forest Hills Way at around 7:51 a.m. and found a man who was not breathing and going into cardiac arrest.  ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – A car was stolen from the driveway of a Cedar Grove Parkway residence on Thursday night, while another car was burglarized on Beech Street the same evening.   Cedar Grove Police responded at around 10:25 p.m. when a resident reported a 2019 Jeep was stolen from their driveway ...

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VERONA, NJ - A freshman at Verona High School came up with a great fundraising idea while completing a project for her graphic arts class.  Sarah Knoetig's Hillbilly design will be featured on t-shirts and the profits from the sale of those shirts will benenfit Verona's first responders.  Please ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona Township Manager Matthew Cavallo announced the passing of long-time Verona resident and volunteer Stephen Fenton on Monday. Dear Verona Community: It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of Mr. Stephen Fenton, a long-time Verona resident, volunteer, business ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – An alarm triggered at an unoccupied home in Cedar Grove revealed a burglary on Thursday. Police responded to a residence on Eileen Drive at around 9:30 p.m. after a report of an alarm activation.  According to police reports, Officer Connor Grawehr noted a white mini-van ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police Chief Joseph Cirasa issued the following message to residents regarding public safety during the coronavirus pandemic: As of the last update we have well over 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19 being reported by county officials. No deaths have been officially ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove police investigated the presence of two unknown men, wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts, at the front door of a residence on Eileen Drive on Thursday at around 9 p.m. on Thursday. The resident of the home was alerted by a Ring Camera to the presence of the men.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad will be "standing down" and no longer responding to emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a public safety update given by Chief of Police Joseph Cirasa on Tuesday.  As of Monday morning there are 26 confirmed cases of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Police Department is collecting N95 masks for local nursing facilities and hospitals that are running low. The N95 Mask Drop box is located on the South Side of the Municipal Building. 525 Pompton Ave. The donated unused masks will be routed to medical staff who ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona Emergency Services, including police, fire, and EMS, are facing critical shortages of many in-demand items necessary to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The post on social media stated: We have exhausted our normal supply chains, which have been stressed due to the high ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Police Department reached out via social media on Saturday to educate residents on the best source of accurate information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.   Posting on its Facebook page, the VPD noted that FEMA maintains a rumor control page which can help residents ...

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VERONA, NJ - The following press release was issued by the Township of Verona. The following is an update to the initial COVID-19 communication issued yesterday, Friday, March 13, 2020. All measures mentioned in the previous communications remain in effect.  LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY  The ...

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VERONA, NJ - A Verona man was arrested on Friday for possessing more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.   According to the Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Verona Police Chief Christopher Kiernan, Paul J. Bonelli, 76, was ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Caldwell man was arrested on Sunday after trying to collect firewood with a chainsaw in a wooded area in Cedar Grove. A little before 4 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas responded to the area of Ozone and Grove Avenues on a report of an intoxicated male with a chainsaw in the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A car theft, a car break-in and a car chase all occurred in the Park Ridge Estates neighborhood of Cedar Grove in the early hours of Saturday morning.   Cedar Grove police first responded to a residence on Jennie Court at around 1 a.m. on a report of a stolen car.  According to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On January 11, 2019, two nice things happened at the Prudential Center in Newark NJ!  Senior members of the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad were recognized courtside for their combined service to the Township of Cedar Grove of more than 135 years, and the Seton Hall Pirates ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ –  Cedar Grove Police arrested a township resident who ran form the scene of a suspicious person investigation on Sunday afternoon. The incident began when Officer Dominick Buscio talked to the suspect in the rear parking lot of a Pompton Ave business.  Officer Buscio had reason ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - An East Orange man was arrested and charged with passing counterfeit bills in Cedar Grove in the late afternoon of Christmas Eve.   Police were alerted by an employee at the CVS located on the corner of Pompton and East Bradford Avenues that a man had attempted to use two ...

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VERONA, NJ - The ice after yesterday's storm is wreaking havoc with trees in the area. This photo shows a tree that fell across the footbridge at the end of Franklin Street in Verona.  Have you seen other storm-related damage?   

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A section of Little Falls Road in Cedar Grove is closed on Wednesday due to a downed utility pole.  Closures are between Apple Tree Lane and Bortic Road, with local access only.  Public service is responding to replace the pole but there is no estimate on when the repair will ...

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VERONA, NJ - Superintendent Dr. Rui Dionisio and Police Chief Christopher Kieran released the following letter addressing the alleged threat made against Verona High School on Sunday. Dear Verona Parents, Students, Staff, and Community ...

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VERONA, NJ - The following was sent by Verona Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rui Dionisio after alleged threats were made against Verona High School on Sunday. Dear Verona Community Members, At approximately 8:30 p.m. this evening, the Verona Public Schools administration received information ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Police Department is collecting toys this holiday season to benefit St. Joseph’s Pediatrics Unit in Paterson, NJ. They are asking for unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls.  Toys should be dropped of at the Cedar Grove Police Station by Dec. 18.    

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - There is a wire down, hanging across Rugby Road in Cedar Grove in the midst of Monday's snow storm. Cedar Grove police have marked the area with cones and caution tape to alert motorists to the hazard while awaiting repairs.

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VERONA, NJ - A county wide snow emergency has been declared as of 2 p.m. Monday. Roads are bad as this accident on Claremont Avenue in Verona shows.   Verona police ask that all residents remove all vehicles from roadways -- unattended vehicles will be issued a summons and towed.  A few ...

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VERONA, NJ - Santa will visit Verona on Dec. 15, escorted by the Verona Fire Department.  For the third year, the fire department will be collecting non-perishable items for the food pantry at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  The Verona Fire Department's annual Santa Sunday will start around 10 ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police officers will take on Cedar Grove kids in the first Cops vs. Kids volleyball tournament on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Grove High School Gym. T-shirts will be available for sale and baked goods and other refreshments will be sold by the Key ...

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Cedar Grove, NJ - On Oct. 4, Cedar Grove Police Officer Connor Grawehr successfully completed Bergen County’s Maryland State Police Basic Police Motorcycle Operations Course. The course is taught by Maryland State Police instructors, certified by the Maryland State Police and accredited by the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Halloween weather was a little bit of a trick or treat for Cedar Grove.  After a relatively balmy day, a cold front came in dropping temps more than 30 degrees.  The winds that accompanied the front left some downed trees in its wake -- like these on Little Falls Road by the ...

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