Police & Fire

June 16, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Twenty-three-year-old, Asante Cugliari of Wayne was indicted this week on two counts of second-degree Death by Auto, and one count of third-degree Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide, according to a statement released by Passaic County Prosecutor, Camelia M. Valdes. This accident ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - Law enforcement officials are seeking information in a hit-and-run crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday near 395 Route 3 East, in Clifton. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, Clifton police ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Wayne man was arrested for possession of drugs and burglary tools. He was found sleeping in his car by residents who called the police in to investigate. This account is according to a statement released by the Wayne PD. Jared Teschner ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Calling all firefighters to participate in the "Battle of the Bravest", a firefighter muster and skill competition. The Battle will be interactive for the public, in addition for the firefighters to enjoy. Hosted by NJ First Responders, FirstNet, and the Firefighters Wear Pink ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Wayne police arrested the same man on consecutive days this weekend. After committing his first crime and being released, the suspect went right back at it the next day, and was picked up and charged again. The following account is from a statement released by the Wayne PD. The First ...

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NEW JERSEY- Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking. Sayreville Police Chief ...

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WAYNE, NJ - This year, the Wayne Memorial Day Parade is in honor of not only those who have died during past wars in the line of duty, it will also honor front line healthcare workers, volunteer firefighters and first aid squad members, as well as those who work in the Wayne Police Department.

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WEST TRENTON, NJ – For the first time since May of 2019, New Jersey is open for Memorial Day.  This weekend will kick off the summer season as thousands of motorists will hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. Because it has ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This week, the Wayne PD’s Special Operations/Narcotics Unit along with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics closed a two-month-long investigation that led to the arrests of two suspected heroin and crack-cocaine dealers in Paterson.  Detective Captain Dan Daly of the ...

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LODI, NJ — Five men were charged in the death of a Fair Lawn man in the wee hours of Saturday morning after an altercation left the victim lying in the southern lane of Route 17, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. The victim was subsequently struck and killed by a car. Bergen ...

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FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police is investigating a mass shooting at a large house party in South Jersey on Saturday night that left two dead and 12 others wounded.  According to the State Police, at approximately 11:50 p.m. Saturday night, troopers from Troop “A” Bridgeton ...

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TRENTON — No seatbelt? “No excuses,” according to New Jersey state officials who are ramping up seat belt checks beginning May 24 through June 6.  That means any motor vehicle driver or passenger caught without a seatbelt starting Monday will be issued a citation by local, county and state law ...

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NEW JERSEY - Officer Michael Teel, who took part in the search and recovery efforts in the moments after the 9/11 attacks, succumbed to cancer.  Sgt. Charles Wilson III and Patrolman Gary Walker passed away after contracting COVID-19.  Lt. Leroy Palmer died from complications after suffering ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The Wayne Police Department will soon be sporting body cams on their uniforms as well as dashboard cameras in their cars if the funding for the equipment is approved at next month’s town council meeting. It’s not really an ‘if’ because of a law signed by Gov. Murphy late last year.

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NEW JERSEY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Police Chief Jack McNiff, along with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of a Wayne man for endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault and child abuse, according to a statement released to the press. On May 31, 2020, volunteers from the Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Four people were asked to answer an informal poll with one question. Where would you rank Wayne Township in a list of New Jersey’s safest cities? The answers ranged from 10 to 80. Where do you think Wayne would stack up in a list of 244 New Jersey towns and cities? Safewise, an ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement regarding a fire that broke out on Monday evening around 6:00 p.m. at 121 Jackson Avenue in Wayne.  They reported three adults “deceased at the scene.” The incident is under investigation and there are not many public ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson firefighters pulled two sleeping occupants from a burning home early Sunday morning. According to a statement, the fire started at 81 Berkshire Ave,  a 2 1/2 wood frame house and extended to two attached units through the floors. Members of the Paterson Fire Department ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Federal law enforcement officials have announced charges against 22 people based in and around Paterson who are believed to be involved in the distribution of drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base. In separate statements, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig described ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Two 23-year-old men had a near deadly altercation in the early hours of Saturday morning at a home in Wayne. One man was stabbed several times and “walked into” the emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where Wayne Police was called in to investigate. Both men were charged with ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Wayne man was arrested and charged Friday in relation to a motor vehicle crash that took place on December 21, 2019 in Paterson According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora,  Ibrahim Sumrein, 23 has been charged with second ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - According to the office of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, 13 individuals were arrested and offered drug abuse treatment as part of "Operation Helping Hand" which was carried out over the course of two days, ending on Monday, April 19.  Those arrested were ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 34-year-old Paterson man is under arrest after an investigation determined that he was responsible for various internal injuries on a three-month-old child that were discovered by doctors at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M.

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WAYNE, NJ — A man suspected of burglarizing several homes in Wayne led the Wayne Police on a chase into Haledon. A blown tire had the suspect driving on a rim before a foot pursuit and eventual arrest, according to the Wayne PD. On Wednesday, April 14, Wayne Patrol Officers Michael Sweeney and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A two-phase investigation by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division into drug activity in the area of Godwin Avenue and Auburn Street led to 15 arrests, including one Wayne resident. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the first phase commenced at ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Wayne, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted recently. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a “beta” ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A Wayne resident was arrested last week for strangling an employee of the Burger King on Route 23 South. A fellow employee intervened during the assault and the suspect fled. He was later found and arrested by Wayne Police. According to Detective Captain Dan Daly of the Wayne Police, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne police department has announced the arrest of a suspect in the defrauding of a Wayne resident of his social security benefits. “On March 15, the victim reported to the Wayne Police Department that his credit card, which is only used to obtain and spend his Social Security ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - A deceased male was found in a hotel room of the Ramada Inn on Rt. 46 in Totowa shortly before noon on Thurs. April 1. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Carmen Veneziano, officers of the Totowa Police Department responded to a call ...

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