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Charges Against Lieutenant Disputed Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit with Borough of Caldwell

February 21, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — A public hearing recently held in Caldwell was the newest development in an ongoing legal battle between the Borough of Caldwell and Lt. Michael Geary, in which Chief of Police James Bongiorno and Detective Sgt. Brad Palatucci testified that Lt. Geary was insubordinate to a direct order related to an incident that occurred in August.

Lt. Geary, who previously filed a ...

Fairfield Resident Assists in Apprehension of Escaped Shoplifting Suspect

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Fairfield resident who was alerted by the local police notification service Nixle about the ongoing search of a shoplifting suspect that fled the scene at the Target located on Route 46 East while still in his handcuffs assisted in his eventual arrest on Sunday night.

Keenan Jenkins, 28, of Teaneck was arrested on two counts of shoplifting, escape, hindering ...

Fairfield Township Council Announces Promotion of Fairfield Police

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Five Fairfield policemen will be promoted and will take their oaths of office at the next mayor and council meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini announced on Monday that Sgt. Charles Zampino and Sgt. Daniel Dias will both be promoted to Lieutenant. Fairfield Detectives Michael Nyhuis and John McGrory and Police Officer Frank Tracey ...

"Sophisticated Group" of Car Thieves Targets Fairfield, Roseland and Surrounding Towns

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Due to recent incidents in which two vehicles were stolen from a driveway on Talbot Drive in Fairfield on Friday and similar occurrences in several surrounding towns, Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini warned Fairfield residents during the mayor and council meeting on Monday to always lock their cars and never leave keys or key fobs inside their ...

West Caldwell Police Respond to Suspicious Utility Worker Scam

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Police Department is reminding residents that all township employees, as well as utility company employees, have identification cards after Chief of Police Gerard Paris said the department received a report of a suspicious incident on Thursday.  

According to police, a resident of Lougheed Avenue reported on Thursday that a man came to his ...

Two Vehicles Stolen From Fairfield Home

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield police advised on Friday that two vehicles were cars stolen from a driveway on Talbot Drive.

As this has been a common occurrence in surrounding towns like Livingston, Maplewood and other municipalities, police advise to “please lock cars, remove keys & fobs, and don’t keep cars running unattended.”

Township of West Caldwell Appoints New Probationary Officer to Police Department

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The staff at the West Caldwell Police Department now consists of 27 sworn officers, as David Marco was officially appointed as a probationary officer at the West Caldwell Township Council meeting on Tuesday.

A graduate of Clifton High School and William Patterson University, Marco was hired as a dispatcher for the West Caldwell Police Department in January ...

Essex Fells Police Department Swears in New Chief, Lieutenant, Sergeant and Officer

ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Essex Fells Mayor Edward Abbot administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Essex Fells Chief of Police William Theilacker, Lt. Darren Volker, Sgt. Joseph Matrisciano and police officer Jonathon Berger. All officers were joined by members of their family as they were sworn in during the borough council meeting on Tuesday.

According to Abbot, Essex Fells has a ...

Police Chase Leads to Drug Arrest of Fairfield and West Caldwell Residents

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - An attempted motor vehicle stop led to a brief police chase and drug arrest in Cedar Grove early Friday morning. Steven Collin of Fairfield and Matthew Baynes of West Caldwell were both arrested in this incident. 

Sgt. Jose Rodriguez was on patrol when he observed a vehicle speeding on Pompton Ave. Sgt. Rodriguez attempted to stop the vehicle, but the operator ...

12 Fire Departments Provide Mutual Aid for Major Fire in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A major fire erupted early Saturday morning at the Avalon apartment complex located at 200 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. Overnight, approximately 130 firefighters responded to the scene, with fire companies from Livingston, West Orange, Fairfield, South Orange, Millburn, Montclair, Bloomfield, Union, Jersey City, East Orange, Nutley and ...

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