Police & Fire

September 13, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — Sgt. Terry West and Sgt. Charles Ribaudo of the Roseland Police Department were officially promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Tuesday during a special swearing-in ceremony at the Roseland Borough Council meeting. Members of the police department came out in force to support ...

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ROSELAND, NJ - A kitchen fire caused extensive damage to a Passaic Avenue home Wednesday evening. According to Capt. Richard Costello of the Roseland Police Department, the fire, which was reported at 7:05 p.m., was brought under control within an hour. One Roseland police lieutenant on the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Roseland’s police and fire departments shut down Passaic Avenue in both directions from Eagle Rock Avenue to Harrison Avenue on Wednesday night in order to investigate a fire that occurred in the area, according to police. The fire was reported to have occurred at 75 Passaic ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department has taken 15 reports of motor vehicle burglaries in the area of Henning Drive since the early-morning hours of Aug. 31, according to Fairfield police. On Friday at approximately 2 a.m., Fairfield officers were called to 85 Henning Drive to ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Family and friends filled the room at Fairfield's municipal building on Monday as Mayor James Gasparini and Police Chief Anthony Manna promoted officers Thomas Myers, Ian Rasmussen, Christopher Hlubik and Jeffrey Didyk to the rank of sergeant, and swore in John Seragusa, Felipe ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — As part of a delegation from the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police, Fairfield Chief of Police Anthony G. Manna and Sergeants Michael Nyhuis and John McGrory traveled to Ireland over the summer to receive leadership and policing lessons from the Garda, Ireland’s national ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A former employee of the Fairfield McDonald’s who was arrested in July for credit card theft and fraudulent use of a credit card is now facing additional criminal charges after two more victims came forward, according to Fairfield Chief of Police Anthony G. Manna. According to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of Friday morning, a Livingston family has still not been able to locate their dog, Roxie, who was in one of the cars involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon. Roxie was in a car the was traveling eastbound on Route 10 when the crash occurred, and she ran off ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Nearly five inches of torrential rain that the National Weather Service reported to have fallen in the Caldwell-West Caldwell area on Saturday caused havoc on some Fairfield roads and homes as well. Flash flood warnings were sent out as homeowners watched the water flow down ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The Rotary Club of the Caldwells (RCC) recently donated $5,000 to the Caldwell Police Department toward the purchase of a drone for the department to provide additional security for events like the annual Rotary/Kiwanis Street Fair. On behalf of the RCC, president Samantha Cordaro ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - All roads in the township were reopened on Sunday, according to West Caldwell police, after the massive rains Saturday morning and afternoon caused flooding and several road closures. The Orton Road bridge was shut down Saturday, and Passaic Avenue was closed because of flash ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Despite the evening thunderstorm that hit Fairfield on Tuesday, many people came out to enjoy the activities and the free food at the township’s fourth annual National Night Out (NNO) was not a wash out even though nature provided a torrential rainstorm including lightning and ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield’s National Night Out event, sponsored by the Fairfield Police Department, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hollywood Avenue park between Kennedy Drive and Annette Road. National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 21-year-old East Orange man was recently arrested in Fairfield for credit card theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. Police believe that on July 19, a North Caldwell man purchased food using a credit card at the Fairfield McDonald’s, where a man named Lory Neolien was ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Deerfield Road residents in West Caldwell notified police at about 3:27 a.m. on Thursday morning that a suspicious male had approached their home and attempted to steal their car. The suspect has been described but not yet located, according to police. An investigation ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Louis Venezia, a resident of West Caldwell since 2011, was sworn in as Bloomfield’s Fire Chief earlier this week, filling a vacancy left when Chief Joseph McCarthy retired earlier this year. Venezia has been with the department for 19 years, the last five of which he served ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -  Fairfield police are investigating a reported attack on a woman in the driveway of her Horseneck Road home on Thursday evening. According to police, at approximately 9:51 p.m. the Fairfield Police Department received a 911 call regarding an unknown suspect who assaulted the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Officers from the West Caldwell, Roseland and Livingston police departments were among the area law enforcement involved in a motor vehicle pursuit of two stolen cars early Sunday morning. West Caldwell observed two stolen BMWs on Westfield Avenue, police said. As West Caldwell ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - The violent thunderstorms that barreled through Essex County Tuesday afternoon left some damage in their wake in Caldwell and West Caldwell. In Caldwell, lightning struck a house on Oak Ridge Road, igniting a minor fire shortly after 4:30 p.m. The Caldwell Fire Department ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — An 18-year-old Fairfield man was arrested over the weekend for eluding police, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest among several motor vehicle summonses following the pursuit of his motorcycle, which he was riding without lights and without a helmet, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Firefighters from North Caldwell, West Caldwell and Verona assisted the Fairfield Fire Department in extinguishing a residential structure fire on Sunday night, according to Fairfield police. At approximately 8:09 p.m., the Fairfield Police Department received a report of a fire ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — A Fairfield man died on early Sunday morning following a head-on crash on Route 80 in Woodland Park, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes. The victim was identified as Rocco Donatiello, 29, who died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash, she ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 41-year-old woman was recently arrested in the parking lot of the Fairfield Target store for unlawful possession of a handgun, according to the Fairfield Police Department. Officer Jeffrey Dean was on patrol when he observed two individuals sitting on a bench in front of the ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Surrounded by proud family members, friends and colleagues, the West Caldwell Police Department welcomed newly appointed probationary police officers, Michael John High and Anthony James Berardino, during Tuesday’s township council meeting. Officer High is a long-time ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Retired Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent Kulik, also a 43-year member of Livingston's volunteer fire department, was among those recognized for their service to the community at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) 2018 Awards Dinner at the Westminster Hotel. According ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Six of Fairfield's finest received citations in a commendation ceremony held at Tuesday night's mayor and council meeting for two separate incidents that occurred in May, including the capture of a homicide suspect and quick actions that ultimately saved a man’s life. Police ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - Fairfield Sgt. Frank Tracey and Detective Ian Rasmussen once again traveled more than 300 miles by bicycle as part of the 2018 Police Unity Tour. This year's tour was a four-day bicycle ride that began in East Hanover and ended at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ - The police departments of Fairfield, Essex Fells, Roseland and the three Caldwells are currently participating in the national "CLICK IT OR TICKET" campaign along with other law enforcement agencies across New Jersey. This campaign, which continues through the Memorial Day ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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