Police & Fire

November 9, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – In front of a large crowd of family and fellow officers at Wednesday’s Town Council Meeting, Mayor Vergano had the honor of swearing-in three new Wayne Police Officers who had recently been promoted to Sergeant First-Class, Lieutenant and Captain, respectively. “First, I would like ...

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WAYNE, NJ - At Wednesday's Wayne Town Council meeting, Mayor Vergano and the Wayne Town Council recognized three "Angels" who saved a life at the YMCA on September 12. Pat McGovern, a dispatcher with the Wayne Police Department works out at the Wayne YMCA on a regular basis. It’s his routine, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - On Thursday, 10/31/19, at 1:25AM, Wayne Police Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Officers Bayram, Monaghan, Blumetti and Schoonmaker determined that the occupants were in possession of a prescription bottle bearing the name of a Wayne resident which proved to be ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Just after 3:00pm yesterday, while returning from another alarm in Pines Lake, Wayne Fire Companies 3, 4 and 5 were alerted that a residence on Westview Road had smoke billowing from the garage. “On a day like today,” said Fire Commissioner Bob Minarick, referring to the heavy rain ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Just before midnight on October 15, Wayne Fire Company #4 and Rescue 5 were dispatched to the William Paterson University Skyline Residence dorm to rescue a student trapped in an elevator between the fourth and fifth floors. “Assistant Chiefs Sam Shakkour of Company #4 and Mike ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Its Fire Prevention month, and you may have seen a beautiful, cherry-red antique fire truck around town since it's the showpiece for Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 (PLFC5). Or maybe you saw it leading the children’s Halloween parade each year or carrying Santa around the community of ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Fire Report from Wayne Fire Commissioner Bob Minarick At 7:32 this morning Wayne Fire Companies One and Two were dispatched to 70 Old Turnpike Road for a reported brush fire with a golf cart involved.  When the first fire units arrived, they found the actual fire was now a golf ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On Friday, October 11, members of Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 and the Wayne Special Response Team (SRT) responded to a call near Hemlock Terrace and Lake Drive East.  The call was made by a worried resident whose dogs had entered a stormwater drainpipe at the lakes edge and could not ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At each Wayne Town Council meeting, Fire Commissioner Bob Minarick stands at the podium and delivers his “Fire Report” to the Council and Administration. Last month, he did something special because he had received something special from Grade Eight students in Kaitlyn McSweeney’s class ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Sunday, October 6 was National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Day, marking the first day of National Fire Prevention Week.  It was the perfect day for Wayne to choose to re-dedicate the Glenn E. McCoog Fallen Fighter Memorial which had recently been moved onto the Wayne Public ...

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Wayne House Fire – Packanack Lake section of town.  The Wayne Fire Department notified by a Central Station alarm company of a Fire Alarm coming from a basement smoke detector on October 2 at 2:51PM.  Fire Companies 5, 3 & 1 and Wayne Police and EMS were dispatched.  Follow up calls ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At 9:55am on September 30, the TD Bank branch on the corner of Valley Road and MacDonald Drive (across from the Carvel) triggered their panic alarm. The Wayne Police responded, arriving in minutes. However, the thief had fled before they arrived. A joint investigation was conducted ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Sometime around 9:00pm on Thursday, September 19 on Route 80 West near the intersection of Route 23, Motorcyclist, Joseph Yurga of Pequannock Township struck a deer on the highway, crashing his 1996 Harley Davidson. "Yurga was transported to St. Joseph's University Medical Center where ...

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Trenton, NJ – Lifelong Wayne resident James Bianchini is now Sergeant Bianchini of the New Jersey State Parole Board.  The newly minted Sergeant has been with the parole board for nineteen years, first in general supervision, then assigned to the gang unit, and the last fourteen years, Bianchini ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At approximately 1:32pm on September 11, 2019, James DeSalvo of Wayne was riding his bicycle near 309 Black Oak Ridge Road when a blown tire from a passing Mack dump truck came loose and struck him. According to Wayne Police Chief James Clarke, DeSalvo suffered serious injuries and was ...

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WAYNE – The Wayne Police Department posted three security camera pictures of an alleged thief and are looking for the public’s help to identify the man. Your help will work toward making Wayne a safer place to live.  If you know the man in the pictures above, contact Detective Thomas Kartanowicz ...

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WAYNE- On Wednesday, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik held a seminar on K-9 first aid sponsored by the Onyx and Breezy Foundation, a non-profit that has been a strong supporter of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 unit for the past several years. “The issue of K-9 safety is a ...

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