Police & Fire

June 24, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — A settlement has been reached between the borough and former Caldwell Police Lt. Michael Geary.  Geary had brought suit against Caldwell and Chief of Police James Bongiorno making claims of a hostile work environment and acts of discrimination and retaliation.  The suit was ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Roseland police are warning of the presence of a black bear in the borough late Wednesday afternoon. Police posted on the department's Facebook page at 5:15 p.m. a "sighting on Eagle Rock Avenue near Kent Drive. If you see the bear please call police headquarters and stay ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - It was a pivotal moment for the Caldwell Police Department as new senior staff members were promoted from within the ranks of the department during the borough council meeting held Tuesday night. All promotions are effective July 1.  Caldwell Chief of Police James Bongiorno ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Hollywood Avenue bridge is expected to close for complete replacement starting next Tuesday, June 29.   This is expected to be a long-term project lasting approximately 14 months, according to Fairfield Township. Detours will be in place for the duration.  Westbound ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department arrested a South Carolina man after shots were fired early Saturday morning at the McDonald's at 450 Route 46 East. Police Chief Anthony Manna announces the arrest of Deshawn Williams, 23, of Florence, S.C. on a variety of weapon charges. At ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department promoted 10 of its officers and swore in three probationary police officers at a special meeting of the mayor and council Monday night. The promotions were made as part of a reorganization of the department that is designed to provide for greater ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - A truck fire on Interstate-80 has forced all lanes of the highway to be shut down in Fairfield late Tuesday morning. According to 511nj.org, a tractor trailer was fully involved in flames as of 11:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80 west of Exit 52 (CR 613). All lanes in that ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On a steady stream of Instagram photos, local teens have been tagging Charles Obiagwu and sending the message to “get well soon.”  A police official confirmed that is the name of the Columbia High School student shot in the leg in last night's incident at Underhill ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The victim who died in last night's shooting at Underhill Field has been identified as Columbia High School student Moussa Fofana, age 18, of Maplewood. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jim Duval issued a press release just before 1 ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — During the June 1 borough council meeting, Mayor John Kelley responded to comments made recently by Mayor Joseph Tempesta of West Caldwell regarding past discussions between Caldwell and West Caldwell of a potential shared service agreement which would have merged both police ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Volunteer Fire Department Cadet Program received a grant from the The Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life Association. This grant provided uniforms, personal protective equipment, and flashlights to each of the Roseland Fire Department’s four cadets. The Kevin Woyjeck ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Police Department welcomed a new probationary officer during the virtual council meeting May 18.  Mayor Joseph Tempesta read the oath of office to Joseph McNicholas who was accompanied by his parents James and Lauren McNicholas, and his brother; Brian ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Mother Joseph Residence Hall on the campus of Caldwell University was evacuated late Monday afternoon after heavy smoke was detected on the second floor of the building. According to information from the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, West Caldwell Dispatch received a call of ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Construction began this week on Ella Road and will continue through May 28 between Park Avenue and Wakefield Place. Except for emergencies, all work on Ella Road will be performed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting.   Depending upon conditions, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Daniel Keenan, a Roseland resident and West Orange Firefighter, recently was named winner of the 200 Club Valor Award. On July 30, 2019, West Orange’s Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a vehicle crash with injuries on I-280. Police arrived to find the driver of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The reopening of Stevenson School presented some traffic complications that have caused the Fairfield Police Department to institute some changes to the traffic flow outside the school. "When planning anything, sometimes things look good on paper but in practicality, they do not ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — A Roseland police officer who resides in West Caldwell is facing numerous charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, West Caldwell Police Chief Dennis Capriglione Jr. and Roseland Police Captain ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The Borough Council presented a proclamation to Fire Chief Andrew Pollara to honor the 32-member Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department virtually during its recent meeting that recognized the department's 120th anniversary. The Fire Department first opened its doors on March 8, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Police Department will be holding its next Coffee with a Cop event Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Roseland First Aid Squad Building in the community room. Masks are mandatory and social distancing guidelines will be observed. To ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department this week arrested a Bogota woman and charged her with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Cherry K. Koster, 32, was apprehended Thursday. At approximately 4:33 p.m. that day, Fairfield ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg and members of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education recognized two James Caldwell High School students, Emma Carriker and Michael Medina, for their volunteerism and work with the West Essex First Aid Squad (WEFAS) during Monday’s ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Mayor Joseph Tempesta administered the oath of office that authorized the promotion of Lt. Shaun O’Dowd to the rank of captain in the West Caldwell Police Department upon the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee and the West Caldwell Township Council’s unanimous ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two Paterson residents were arrested Wednesday and charged with shoplifting at the Walgreens at 397 Route 46 West.   According to the Fairfield Police Department, Franklin Francisco, 26, and Michael Cabrera-Rosario, 24, were charged with shoplifting and conspiracy. At ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Police Department held an outreach event on Saturday, Feb. 6. Residents were invited to work alongside police officers and create Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered to seniors living at Arbor Terrace. “Events that foster relationships between our youth and police ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — There is a water main break in the area of 242 Smull Avenue Thursday morning. According to a Nixle alert, the Water Department is on scene and is working to repair the system. If you live in the area you may experience low or no water pressure.  Please understand they are ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Fairfield Police Foundation has announced a new partnership with The Fighting Childhood Cancer Foundation. The Fighting Childhood Cancer Foundation is a 501c(3) charity that is based in Fairfield. "The Fairfield Police Foundation is continuing to grow its relationships ...

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ESSEX FELLS, NJ — A fire that started inside the chimney of a dwelling on Roseland Avenue Monday caused the family living there to be temporarily displaced. According to Essex Fells police, the Essex Fells Fire Department, with assistance from the Roseland and Caldwell fire departments, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Three suspects who allegedly attempt to burglarize vehicles in the driveway of a residence in the middle of the night fled in a stolen car, according to Fairfield Police. At around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, a Fairfield police officer observed three males allegedly attempting ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — There will be no garbage pickup on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the wake of the snowstorm, the borough announced Monday evening. The next garbage pickup will be Friday, Feb. 5. Residents are asked not to leave garbage outside near the street. Also, borough officials are reminding ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Mayor James Spango issued a state of emergency for the borough Sunday afternoon and has urged all residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary to be on them. In his Sunday statement, Spango said: First and foremost, I hope you and your family are and remain ...

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