West Caldwell Sergeant Honored by County for Life-Saving Actions

May 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — West Caldwell resident Sgt. John Sherwood, Jr. was recently presented with a “Life Saving Award" from Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura during Police Week ceremonies at the Veterans Courthouse in Newark.

While off duty on June 17, 2016, Sgt. Sherwood was responded to a neighbor's backyard, where he observed an unconscious and unbreathing pregnant ...

Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department Honors Members at Annual Dinner

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several members of the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department were honored for their service during the department's annual dinner held at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston on May 13. 

Each member honored has serviced in various volunteer positions over the years, sacrificing nights and days to keep the community safe.

Assistant Fire Chief ...

Fairfield Police Advise Community About Recent Residential Burglaries

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department alerted residents on Monday about a residential burglary that occurred on Hollywood Avenue over the weekend.

According to police, the incident occurred sometime between noon and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday on Hollywood Avenue near Henrietta Drive.

Burglaries were reported in Fairfield last month as well on Farmstead Lane, where actors ...

Four Individuals Arrested for Drug Paraphernalia Possession in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After observing a 1997 Honda that had a front headlight that appeared inoperable and also failed to maintain its lane, according to police, Fairfield officer Frank Patierno conducted a motor vehicle stop on Sand Road that led to the arrest of four individuals.

On May 5, the Fairfield Police Department announced the arrest of Lina Bachkhaz, 21, of Wayne, Anthony Iudici, ...

Stolen Essex Fells Vehicle Involved in Four-Vehicle Crash

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A silver 2016 Mercedes Benz that was reported stolen from an Essex Fells resident was involved in a four-vehicle crash on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange last week.

According to West Orange Police, two unidentified drivers were racing in two stolen Mercedes Benzes when the crash occurred, but they eluded capture after a late-night chase.

One of the ...

Fairfield Officers Participate in 2017 Unity Tour Bicycle Trip to Washington, DC

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield police Sgt. Frank Tracey and Detective Ian Rasmussen joined more than 200 other law enforcement officers at the Wyndham Hotel in Florham Park on May 9 to begin the 2017 Police Unity Tour. The Unity Tour is a more than 300-mile, three-day bicycle ride that concludes when the officers arrive at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, ...

Fairfield Council Announces National Police Week and Other Police News

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini announced the celebration of National Police Week, which is from May 15 to 22, during Monday's council meeting. He explained that in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and the week in which it falls as “Police Week.”

The week is ...

Motorist Leaves Scene of Accident in Roseland

ROSELAND, NJ — Roseland police charged a motorist with leaving the scene of an accident on Tuesday after police said he sideswiped another car in a parking lot and drove off.

The motorist clipped a side mirror, knocking it off, according to police, and left the Eisenhower Parkway shopping center following the incident after 9:40 a.m.

No one was injured in the incident. Police quickly ...

Employee of Fairfield Business Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After about a yearlong investigation in which the files of a North Bergen man’s work computer was examined by law enforcement authorities, the Fairfield Police Department announced the arrest of Tejas Patel, 36, for third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

According to police, Patel surrendered himself voluntarily on May 2 after a warrant was issued for his ...

Fairfield Police Report Heroin/DUI Arrests and Attempted Burglary

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Three individuals were arrested in three separate incidents over the weekend that involved heroin use and possession, driving under the influence (DUI) or both, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

The first incident took place on April 29, 2017 at approximately 3:14 a.m. and involved a single car motor vehicle crash on Route 46 West near Madison Road, where ...

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