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Original Pancake House of West Caldwell Evacuated in Possible Pepper Spray Incident

May 19, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Original Pancake House in West Caldwell was evacuated early Saturday afternoon due to a possible pepper spray incident that caused ambulances from the West Essex, Verona and Bloomfield First Aid Squads to assist at the scene.

Bianca Prieto, a West Orange mother of three, said she was seated inside the glass atrium on the south side of the building that faces ...

Roseland Police and Civilians Honored for Rescue of Mother and Infants

ROSELAND, NJ — Roseland Police Officer Tracy Nicholson, Police Chief Richard McDonough and residents Charles “CJ” Winkler and Danny Winkler were honored by the mayor and council on Tuesday for rescuing a woman and her two infant children from a vehicle that had run off road and into a pond during the winter storms on March 7.

On behalf of the chief, who was absent from ...

New Beginnings Students Present Fairfield Police Department with Award

FAIRFIELD, NJ — As a show of support for the Fairfield Police Department and as part of a campaign to do acts of kindness during National Autism Awareness Month in April, students and staff from the New Beginnings School in Fairfield presented the department with a wooden plaque and a jar of candy.

Police Chief Anthony Manna thanked the students and staff from all of the Gramon Family of ...

Car Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Person in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A vehicle that was stopped on Wednesday for traveling 72 miles per hour (MPH) in a 50 MPH zone that to the arrest of a wanted person and the recovery of marijuana, according to Fairfield police.

Leonard Adoff, 62, of River Vale, and Brittany Gibson, 29, of Middletown, were both arrested on drug-related offenses after Officer R.J. Casendino, a member of the ...

WATCH: Fire Engulfs Vehicle on East Greenbrook Road in North Caldwell

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — All occupants were reported safe in a fully involved car fire on East Greenbrook Road in North Caldwell on Friday, according to Police Chief Mark Deuer, who provided the video above.

Deuer said the driver saw a small flame in the dashboard of the vehicle before pulling over. Both the police and fire departments responded to the scene. 

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Fairfield Swears In Two New Police Officers

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Nicholas Cocchi and Michael Tilton were sworn in as Fairfield Township police officers at Monday’s mayor and council meeting.

According to Fairfield Township Police Chief Anthony Manna, the officers were hired in March and have done an outstanding job fitting right in with the department.

“I have nothing but praise for these two very good people,” ...

Grenade Found in Fairfield Home Determined as Training Device

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Following a report that painters at 42 Glenroy Road South on Friday had discovered a grenade in a closet and removed it, placing it in a wooded area behind the home, a police investigation revealed that the painters had actually moved the grenade to that location the previous day. According to the Fairfield Police Department, authorities were only notified when the homeowner ...

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