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Police & Fire

September 6, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Fire Department, in collaboration with the township and Board of Education, has officially announced the return of the 9/11 Memorial Flag Installation. Now in its eighth year, Cedar Grove High School is memorializing the victims of 9/11 with the installation of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A residence on Loretta Drive sustained extensive damage in a fire Friday night. Although the blaze was extinguished "quickly," according to the Cedar Grove Police Department, and there were no injuries, the occupants of the house were displaced and the structure is ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council approve an ordinance Monday night to appropriate $340,000 to upgrade police radio and computer equipment. The ordinance includes a $17,000 down payment and negotiable bonds authorized to be issued in the principal amount of $323,000 pursuant to the Local ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- An automobile accident in Little Falls Friday night claimed the lives of two teenagers. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Deputy Chief Brian Prall of the Little Falls Police Department, officers of the Little Falls Police Department responded to a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Patrolman Joseph Ligas of the Cedar Grove Police Department has been sworn in to become acting sergeant on the force. Acting Sgt. Ligas took the oath at Cedar Grove Town Hall on Friday, Aug. 12.

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VERONA, NJ -- The Township Council this week introduced a bond ordinance appropriating $340,000 to purchase necessary equipment for the Police Department for necessary upgrades. In order to finance the cost of upgrades not covered by the application of a $17,000 down payment, negotiable bonds ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A garbage truck fire with an explosion shut down portions of Passaic Avenue early Tuesday afternoon. According to Fairfield police, at 12:09 p.m., the Fairfield Fire Department responded to 234 Passaic Ave. across from the airport for a garbage truck fire. Upon arrival, the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove and Verona police departments are teaming up this year to present National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2. That evening, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Community Park in Cedar Grove, the departments from the two communities will join forces for the first time to ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Two utility poles were knocked down in front of Verona High School Friday morning. Unofficial reports are that the driver of a truck attempting to use the driveway collided with the power lines and pulled them down. "All VHS activities are cancelled today due to power lines down ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Michael Flohn, former chief of the Cedar Grove Fire Department, has retired after 37 years in the department. Flohn has served as Driver #1 on Engine 73 for many years. He served as captain, lieutenant and president of South End Engine Company #3. "Mike epitomizes what a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Four members of the Cedar Grove Police Department on Monday received promotions. Jason Wolfstirn was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant. Robert McDermott was promoted to detective lieutenant. Raymond Cassella and Kristian Schneider both were promoted to sergeant. Lt.

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VERONA, NJ -- Justin Nielsen, after seven years as a Verona police officer, was sworn in by the Somerset County Sheriff’s office along with his K-9, Benning, to become a Police K-9 handler. Prior to his service with the Verona Police Department, Nielsen served within the United States Army, 10th ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A dwelling on Big Piece Road was heavily damaged by a second-floor fire late Wednesday afternoon. According to Fairfield police, at approximately 4:18 p.m. July 13, the Fairfield Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house fire. Police, fire, and EMS were ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Fire Department was dispatched to a residence on Scheiber Terrace for a reported structure fire at approximately 1 a.m. Monday morning. First-arriving fire units were met with CGPD units that were able to extinguish the bulk of the fire on the side of the ...

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VERONA, NJ -- A pickup truck backed into an unoccupied parked car at 110 Fairview Ave. Friday morning. Verona police are asking the public for help in locating the driver of the vehicle. The incident happened at approximately 11:55 a.m. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Officer ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Two men were charged with numerous burglary, theft and weapons offenses after an early-morning incident in Verona on Thursday. At approximately 5 a.m. Thursday morning, Officer Saldutto and Lt. Greco of the Verona Police Department responded to a report of individuals attempting to ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two residents and several pets were displaced after a house fire on Tiffany Court late Monday night that raged on into the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to Capt. Francis Pumphrey of the Cedar Grove Police Department, at around 10:43 p.m. the Cedar Grove Fire ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Police Department welcomed its newest officer this week. James Muneyyirci, a recent graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy, was sworn in this week. Muneyyirci previously worked as a dispatcher for the North Haledon Police Department. Officer ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Fire Department was dispatched to the self storage units on Little Falls Road Sunday. The call came in at approximately 12:42 p.m., after which first-arriving chiefs confirmed a working fire at the facility. Firefighters forced entry into the garage units ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A collision of two motor vehicles late Tuesday afternoon on Passaic Avenue resulted in the death of a Morris County woman. Marina Prudencio, 51, of Dover sustained fatal injuries in a two-car crash near Essex County Airport on June 14. The preliminary investigation indicates ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Retired Verona Police Lt. James Saxon has died, the Verona Police Department announced on Facebook on Monday. Saxon served from 1978 to 2003 in the Verona Police Department. After working various shifts in patrol, Saxon was promoted to sergeant in 1992 and then lieutenant in ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A pilot was transported to a nearby trauma hospital following a helicopter crash at Essex County Airport on Saturday. According to Fairfield police, at approximately 12:04 p.m., the Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a helicopter crash on the property of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A black bear has been observed in the wooded area between The Fairway and Ridge Road on Friday afternoon. Police remind residents:Do not try to approach the bear, and use caution if walking in that area." The state Division of Fish and Wildlife offers the following advice ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A residence in Cedar Grove sustained water damage Sunday evening following a lightning strike. According to the Cedar Grove Fire Department, a home at an undisclosed location was struck by lightning at around 7:47 p.m. The first arriving fire chief confirmed a working fire ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a downtown location early Friday evening. "Yesterday (5/20/22) at approximately 6:20 p.m., another vehicle was left with the keys inside, unlocked, and running. In less than five minutes, the vehicle was stolen. This is ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona police officers responded to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Linn Drive in the early hours of Sunday, May 15 after a resident reported observing someone peering into a parked vehicle.   Upon arriving on the scene, Lt. Greco, Sgt. Scheper and Officer Saldutto observed a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Three members of the Cedar Grove Police Department received promotions and took their oaths at last week's Township Council meeting. Frank Pumphrey was promoted to captain, Joseph Russomanno was promoted to lieutenant and Jason Rivers was promoted to sergeant.  

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VERONA, NJ -- A car plowed completely through the side of a medical building in downtown Verona Wednesday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., officers responded to First Care Medical located at 50 Pompton Ave. on a report of a vehicle into the building. The driver was evaluated by the Verona ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Police Department swore in its newest member on Monday. Daniel Cirasa took the oath to become an officer in the township. Cirasa previously served as a police officer in Paterson. 

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- At approximately 2:41 p.m. on Easter Sunday, the Fairfield Police Department was alerted to a single plane crash at the Essex County Airport. Emergency personnel, including police, fire and EMS, were immediately dispatched to the scene, according to a report from Fairfield ...

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