West Caldwell Police Investigate 21 Overnight Burglary Attempts

July 20, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Deerfield Road residents in West Caldwell notified police at about 3:27 a.m. on Thursday morning that a suspicious male had approached their home and attempted to steal their car. The suspect has been described but not yet located, according to police.

An investigation between the West Caldwell police and neighboring departments revealed that there were 21 ...

West Caldwell Resident Sworn In as Bloomfield Fire Chief

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Louis Venezia, a resident of West Caldwell since 2011, was sworn in as Bloomfield’s Fire Chief earlier this week, filling a vacancy left when Chief Joseph McCarthy retired earlier this year.

Venezia has been with the department for 19 years, the last five of which he served as its deputy fire chief. Filling that role now is Robert Barra, a Fairfield resident who ...

Fairfield Police Investigate Driveway Assault on Horseneck Road

FAIRFIELD, NJ -  Fairfield police are investigating a reported attack on a woman in the driveway of her Horseneck Road home on Thursday evening.

According to police, at approximately 9:51 p.m. the Fairfield Police Department received a 911 call regarding an unknown suspect who assaulted the homeowner while she was exiting her vehicle in the driveway.

"The victim screamed for help ...

West Essex Area Police Assist in Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Officers from the West Caldwell, Roseland and Livingston police departments were among the area law enforcement involved in a motor vehicle pursuit of two stolen cars early Sunday morning.

West Caldwell observed two stolen BMWs on Westfield Avenue, police said. As West Caldwell officers approached, both vehicles took off toward ...

Tuesday Thunderstorms Cause Damage in Caldwells

CALDWELL, NJ - The violent thunderstorms that barreled through Essex County Tuesday afternoon left some damage in their wake in Caldwell and West Caldwell.

In Caldwell, lightning struck a house on Oak Ridge Road, igniting a minor fire shortly after 4:30 p.m. The Caldwell Fire Department responded and quickly brought the blaze under control, according to Caldwell police.

In West Caldwell, ...

Fairfield Man Arrested Following Motorcycle Pursuit

FAIRFIELD, NJ — An 18-year-old Fairfield man was arrested over the weekend for eluding police, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest among several motor vehicle summonses following the pursuit of his motorcycle, which he was riding without lights and without a helmet, according to police.

At approximately 10:36 p.m. on Saturday, Fairfield Officer Sean McCormack ...

Mayhew Drive Fire Damages Home in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Firefighters from North Caldwell, West Caldwell and Verona assisted the Fairfield Fire Department in extinguishing a residential structure fire on Sunday night, according to Fairfield police.

At approximately 8:09 p.m., the Fairfield Police Department received a report of a fire on Mayhew Drive. All police units, along with the Fairfield Fire ...

Wrong-Way Driver Kills Fairfield Man in Route 80 Crash

WOODLAND PARK, NJ — A Fairfield man died on early Sunday morning following a head-on crash on Route 80 in Woodland Park, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes. The victim was identified as Rocco Donatiello, 29, who died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash, she said.

Donatiello and his family own Manhattan Bagel ...

Woman Arrested in Fairfield for Possession of a Loaded Handgun

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 41-year-old woman was recently arrested in the parking lot of the Fairfield Target store for unlawful possession of a handgun, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Officer Jeffrey Dean was on patrol when he observed two individuals sitting on a bench in front of the Target. According to police, the officer found it suspicious that both individuals were smoking ...

West Caldwell Police and Fire Departments Welcome New Members

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Surrounded by proud family members, friends and colleagues, the West Caldwell Police Department welcomed newly appointed probationary police officers, Michael John High and Anthony James Berardino, during Tuesday’s township council meeting.

Officer High is a long-time resident of West Caldwell and a 2015 graduate of Ramapo College and the Passaic Police ...

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