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Motor Vehicle Stop in Fairfield Leads to Heroin Arrests

April 17, 2017

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two Pennsylvania men were arrested in Fairfield on April 13 for possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute after police conducted a traffic stop for a Jeep with an unclear rear license plate.

According to police, Officers Jeffrey Dean and Steven D’Argenio stopped the 2000 Jeep at approximately 2:27 p.m. on Route 80 West. Michael Toth, ...

Easter Altercation Leads to Aggravated Assault Arrest in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ – A 72-year-old contractor faces aggravated assault charges after he tried to choke a customer who refused to pay him for a partially completed home improvement project, police said.

Durim Adili, of Little Falls, wanted an unspecified dollar amount from the Little Falls Road resident Sunday, although the contractor’s work was not completed, according to Police Chief ...

Fairfield Chief of Police Announces Lieutenant's Retirement

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini recently announced the retirement of Lt. Richard Filipow from active duty on the Fairfield Township Police Department as of March 31, 2017. 

Lt. Filipow joined the department on Feb. 5, 1996. Prior to joining, he served with the Oradell Police Department from June 1992 until Nov. 1993 and then with the East Hanover ...

Fairfield Police Department $5000 Grant for Highway Traffic Safety

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Police Department recently received a $5,000 enforcement grant from the Department of Highway Traffic Safety, which is being used toward a Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education campaign. Extra officers are on patrol looking for drivers who are texting or talking on their cell phones.

Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini also announced at the ...

Hundreds Attend Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

FAIRFIELD, NJ — More than 300 residents, friends and family members of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department attended the Fairfield Exempt Firemen’s Association’s 39th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday.

The guests enjoyed unlimited pancakes, sausages, coffee, milk, tea and orange juice all served by the volunteer firefighters.

Fire Captain Joe Przybylinski said the ...

Livingston Police Seek Information on Pictured Individual

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police are attempting to identify the pictured male and encourage anyone who recognizes this person to contact the detective bureau at (973) 992-3000 ext. 3500.

In other news this week, Livingston police also arrested a Roseland resident who was described as “super-speeding” on Eisenhower Parkway while officers were conducting traffic ...

Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department to Host Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its 39th annual “all-you-can-eat” Exempt Fireman’s Association Pancake Breakfast on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Recreation Hall behind the Plymouth Street Firehouse, located at 5 Commerce Road.

The members of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department ask guests to bring their appetite for ...

Meet the Beloved Local Doctor Killed in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accident

ESSEX FELLS, NJ - Dr. Jan Huston, 66, who was struck and killed by a vehicle while on the sidewalk near her home in Essex Fells on Tuesday morning, was the medical director of the Breast Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Glen Ridge.

She was rushed to the same hospital following the accident, where she died a short time later.

Huston was the founder and director of ...

66-Year-Old Doctor Struck and Killed in Essex Fells

ESSEX FELLS, NJ — The pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle at approximately 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning in Essex Fells has been identified as Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor, 66, of Essex Fells.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Essex Fells Police Chief William Theilacker announced Tuesday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex Fells Police Department are ...

Fairfield Police Seek Community's Help in Honoring Fallen Officers

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Fairfield Police Sgt. Frank Tracey and Detective Ian Rasmussen will represent the Fairfield Police Department this year in the upcoming Police Unity Tour.

According to the police department, this event is a four-day, nearly 300-mile bicycle ride that departs from Florham Park, NJ on May 9, 2017 and concludes when the cyclists reach the National Law Enforcement ...

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