Police & Fire

August 11, 2018

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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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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VERONA, NJ - A series of road paving projects will commence in Verona beginning Monday.   The following streets will be impacted: Newman Avenue, Wilton Terrace, Elmwood Road, Clover Lane, Maple Terrace, Howard Street, Cliff Street, Floyd Road, Afterglow Avenue, Pease Avenue and Montrose Avenue.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Three vehicles were reported stolen in Cedar Grove during the holiday week.   A car was stolen out of a driveway on The Fairway on Tuesday at approximately 1 p.m.  Ptl. Kristian Schneider took the report -- a key fob was left in the vehicle allowing the suspect to start the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A call to police from a Cedar Grove resident on Saturday ended in the arrest of man on burglary charges in the area of Stevens Avenue. Cedar Grove police received a call around 10:26 p.m. Saturday from a resident who reported seeing a suspicious man attempting to force entry ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police and fire departments responded to Rugby Road on Saturday to extinguish a fire caused by discarded fireworks.  The officers and firefighters arrived at around 9:20 p.m. to investigate a heavy smoke condition -- the source of the smoke was a small fire inside ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With an ordinance to back them up, Cedar Grove police announced the department is stepping up enforcement of no swimming in Devil's Hole. A deep ravine in the Peckman River, Devil's Hole is located behind Foodtown and the apartments on Little Falls Road near Community Park.  It ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona police alerted residents that sections of Personette Avenue will be closed to traffic on Friday. The road will be closed from Fairview Avenue to Grove Street beginning at 8 a.m. through 1 p.m.  Drivers should plan alternate routes.   TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A burglary was reported on Lafayette Drive in Cedar Grove on Friday night according to police reports. Cedar Grove police responded to the residence around 9 p.m.  The homeowner reported returning home to find that the front door had been forced open and numerous rooms were ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A medical office on Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove was burglarized in the overnight hours of May 29. According to police reports, Ptl. Raymond Cassella esponded to the office around 9:47 a.m.   An unknown actor had forced open the door to the office and removed cash and credit ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A leaf blower was stolen while a landscaper was working on Lopez Road according to police reports. Cedar Grove Pt. Christopher Heck responded to the area on May 24 around 2:30 p.m.  The landscaper was working at a residence on Lopez Road and the leaf blower was stolen when he ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police investigated a report of a suspicious man on Patten Terrace on May 23. According to police reports, officers responded to the residence at around 11:40 p.m.  The homeowner said she was in bed when her Ring doorbell camera sounded.  Upon viewing the video, she ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona commemorated Memorial Day with its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday.  Marchers included representatives from the Verona Town Council, Verona Police, Verona Fire Department, Verona Rescue Squad, boy scouts and girl scouts and members of various clubs and sports teams within ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove commemorated Memorial Day with its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday.  Marchers included representatives from the Cedar Grove Town Council, Cedar Grove Police, Cedar Grove Fire Department, Cedar Grove Rescue Squad, boy scouts and girl scouts and members of various ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona police report that Fells Road will be closed westbound on Friday. Drivers should expect traffic delays and use alternate routes. The road will be closed westbound all day from Oakridge Road to Oldcheser Road.  There will be no access from side roads.   TAPinto Verona/Cedar ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to police reports, a home on Stevens Avenue was burglarized on Wednesday. Police responded to the home at around 6 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a burglary.  The homeowner discovered that someone had forced open a window to gain access to the residence and then ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - An electrical pole fire across from the Pilgrim Diner on Route 23 caused traffic to be diverted on Saturday afternoon.  Cedar Grove firetrucks were on hand waiting for PSE&G to arrive.  Be aware of possible traffic delays in the area.  

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VERONA, NJ - The 200 Club of Essex County presented a Valor Award to Verona Det Sgt. Timmy Banta at the Valor Awards Luncheon on May 10.  On Jan. 3, 2017, an extremely distraught woman contacted Verona police via telephone and advised them…  … “Get the fire department ready.  I cut through ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A water main break near Lackawanna Plaza is causing some traffic delays in both directions since around 5a.m., according to the Breaking News Network. Published reports indicate that one lane is open eastbound and westbound. Plan travel routes accordingly. 

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Local law enforcement, family and friends are joining together to find Amanda Rose Peterson, last seen 24 hours ago at a gas station on Route 46 in Parsippany. A missing persons report was filed with the East Hanover Police Department. They are asking anyone who may have seen ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Police have recovered the body of a missing man in a pond located within Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik announced. The body of Samuel Nunez, 37, of Paterson, was located at ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Law enforcement officials are investigating a homicide that occurred in Montclair on Friday morning. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd M. Conforti announced that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to police reports, a home was burglarized on Crestmont Road on Friday night. Cedar Grove police responded to the home around 10 p.m. when a burglar alarm was activated.  Responding officers found that someone had forced entry into the home through a rear door. The ...

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The Cedar Grove Police Department will be participating in the bi-annual Operation Take Back Program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This program enables the public to get rid of unused, unwanted and expired medications properly. Prescription drug abuse is rapidly becoming one of our ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police arrested two suspects on Monday on burglary charges after a brief foot chase. Around 1 p.m. police were alerted by an insurance company that a stolen vehicle was being tracked in teh area of 100 Ridge Rd.  Officers responded to the area and began searching ...

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