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Fairfield Police Department's New Route 80 Initiative Procures Heroin Arrest

December 2, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After being pulled over for making an unsafe lane change in Fairfield, Parsippany resident Brian Halpin, 34, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia on Monday.

In addition to the criminal charges, the Fairfield Police Department announced that Halpin was also summonsed for having a suspended license, being an unlicensed driver, ...

West Caldwell's Cpl. Michael Orr Promoted to Sergeant

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Cpl. Michael B. Orr was officially appointed to Sergeant in the West Caldwell Police Department at a township council meeting last week.

Having served his country twice in Iraq as part of the Marine Reserves, the township council stated that this appointment was well deserved.

“[Orr] is another officer in a long line of great police officers for WC,” ...

Fundraising Event to Benefit Families Affected by Orchard Square Fire

CALDWELL, NJ  — A fundraising event hosted by the Borough of Caldwell and American Legion Post 185 on Dec. 17 will benefit the families affected by the Orchard Square fire earlier this month.

The event, held at the American Legion at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Personette Street from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature hot and cold food items, coffee and dessert and a display of ...

Local Business Owner Arrested after Officers Discover Teen Party & More from Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Montclair resident was arrested for maintaining a nuisance earlier this month after Fairfield police discovered a large group of juveniles suspected of consuming alcoholic beverages and two separate occasions at 1275 Bloomfield Avenue.

According to police, responding officers did not find anything during their first response to the complex, but observed a number of ...

Roseland Fire Department Helps Knock Down House Fire in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Roseland Fire Department provided mutual aid and Caldwell Fire Department provided station coverage to protect Livingston Township as the Livingston Fire Department was dispatched to its second fire of the week on Tuesday afternoon at a residence on Badger Drive.

One firefighter sustained a second-degree burn to his ears during the suppression effort ...

Fairfield Police Arrest Four on Drug-Related Charges

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Four individuals were arrested and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia among other charges, according to Fairfield police.

Mark Stanko, 21, and Joseph Stanley, 28, both of Wayne, were arrested on Nov. 5 after Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped a 2010 red Dodge pick-up truck on Route 46, operated by Stanko, with no ...

Police Investigate Fairfield Crash that Hospitalized West Caldwell Mother and Child

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A West Caldwell mother was taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson with serious, life-threatening injuries on Thursday after striking a utility pole in Fairfield with her 16-month-old child in the vehicle. According to police, the child was properly strapped in a child safety seat and appeared uninjured but was also taken to the hospital for ...

Caldwell Mayor and Council Encourage Residents to Donate for Victims of Friday's Fire

CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell Mayor and Council are asking anyone who wishes to donate to the three Caldwell families who fell victim a heavy fire on Friday to consider donating gift cards to local food and clothing stores.

On Friday, fire spread from one house to four on Orchard Square in the Borough of Caldwell, taking two entire houses as well as the belongings, clothing, ...

Paterson Driver Arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Gerald Harmon, 23, of Paterson was recently arrested in Fairfield for driving under the influence in a school zone as well as careless driving and failure to maintain a lane, according to police.

Fairfield Officer Steven Ptaszynski was on patrol at approximately 2:42 a.m. on Nov. 1 when he came upon two vehicles that were stopped, with their hazard lights on, on the ...

Heavy Fire Tears Through Four Caldwell Homes; Two Structures Collapse

CALDWELL, NJ — Two of the four houses that were engulfed in a heavy fire late Friday afternoon on Orchard Square in Caldwell have collapsed and fire departments were still on scene at 5:30 p.m. despite knocking down the main fire.

One firefighter was transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center with burns and smoke inhalation, but no other injuries have been reported at this time.

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