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Police & Fire

June 29, 2022

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Luke Roszkowski, Matthew Rubino and Andrew VanderWal were sworn into office by Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini as new special law enforcement officers (SLEO II) at Monday’s Township Council meeting. Captain Dan Dias introduced the officers to the public, saying that there were ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two residents and several pets were displaced after a house fire on Tiffany Court late Monday night that raged on into the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to Capt. Francis Pumphrey of the Cedar Grove Police Department, at around 10:43 p.m. the Cedar Grove Fire ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police. In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A collision of two motor vehicles late Tuesday afternoon on Passaic Avenue resulted in the death of a Morris County woman. Marina Prudencio, 51, of Dover sustained fatal injuries in a two-car crash near Essex County Airport on June 14. The preliminary investigation indicates ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex Superintendent of Schools Damion Macioci, North Caldwell Police Chief Mark Deuer and North Caldwell Mayor Joseph D’Alessi discussed the possibility of armed officers on the school campus beginning in September during Monday’s Board of Education meeting as an update ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A serious motor vehicle accident on Passaic Avenue late Tuesday afternoon was causing major delays. Fairfield police have posted warnings to motorists to avoid Passaic Avenue due to the crash near Essex County Airport. Road closures are possible and long term delays are ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Emergency repairs will require the partial closure of Grandview Avenue on Tuesday, June 14. The northbound lane will be closed from approximately 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. The southbound lane will remain open. School buses will be able to follow their normal routes.

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CALDWELL, NJ -- The two newest members of the Caldwell Police Department were sworn in last week. Officer Robert Nicoletti and Officer Daniel Rafferty both took their oaths on Wednesday, June 1. They have begun their Field Training programs. "We look forward to watching both officers excel as ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A pilot was transported to a nearby trauma hospital following a helicopter crash at Essex County Airport on Saturday. According to Fairfield police, at approximately 12:04 p.m., the Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a helicopter crash on the property of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- After last week's school shootings in Texas, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reassured township residents that Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna is on top of the situation. The mayor began Wednesday night’s council meeting with a moment of silence for lives lost in the school ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- A fire in the kitchen closed the Caldwell Diner on Bloomfield Avenue Friday morning. According to the Caldwell Fire Department, a call came in reporting the fire at 6:28 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival, crews were met with an active fire in the kitchen that had extended into the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Nine Fairfield police officers received commendations at a ceremony during Wednesday’s Fairfield’s Township Council meeting. Lt. Frank Tracey received a Life-Saving Citation for performing CPR to save an individual’s life at Madison Square Garden on March 24. While off duty, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Three new patrol officers were sworn into service during the most recent Borough Council meeting and will be joining the Roseland Police Department.   Officers Gerard Conzentino, Mark Miller and Francesca Lupo are the new officers to join the ranks of Roseland’s finest.  Mayor ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Caldwell Police Department has responded to multiple reports of a bear in the south end of town between Passaic Avenue, Deerfield Road Westville Avenue and Harrison Avenue Sundat afternoon The police have issued these guidelines for caution if you spot a bear in ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Eisenhower Parkway is completely closed off on both directions Saturday morning from Eagle Rock Avenue to the Route 10 circle in Livingston due to numerous power lines and poles being taken down overnight, according to Roseland police. The post on the Roseland P.D. Facebook page ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- On Saturday, May 21 there will be a 5K Race taking place on Westville Avenue, Brookside Avenue and through the Grover Cleveland Park beginning at 9 a.m. As a result of the race, Westville Avenue and Brookside Avenue will be closed and detours will be in place. Any resident ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Two individuals were reported to be injured after a stairway collapsed Wednesday morning at a construction site on Kingsbridge Road. At 8:39 a.m., the Fairfield Police Department received a report that a temporary wooden construction stairway had collapsed at the construction ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona police officers responded to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Linn Drive in the early hours of Sunday, May 15 after a resident reported observing someone peering into a parked vehicle.   Upon arriving on the scene, Lt. Greco, Sgt. Scheper and Officer Saldutto observed a ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its Essex County Valor Awards on May 10. Fairfield Township police officers Kevin Chen and James Ciampi, and Fairfield Police Lt. Frank Tracey (who was not in attendance) and Wayne Police Lt. Robert Franco received Valor Awards for ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Thomas Street and Florence Place in Caldwell will be closed each weekday this week (May 9-13) for road construction. There will be no parking permitted on Thomas Street, and there will be no drop-offs or pickups allowed on Thomas Street for Grover Cleveland Middle School on these ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The Fairfield Police Department arrested of Robert Fritz, 59, of Little Falls on charges of burglary and theft on Thursday.  According to the Fairfield police, Officer Frank Patierno was dispatched to a Little Falls Road residence Thursday, May 5 on a report of a burglary that ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- An 18-year-old female from Elmwood Park was arrested by Fairfield police Wednesday and charged with defiant trespass and criminal mischief. Kaya Augustyniak was arrested Wednesday afternoon after Officer Daniel Kalinowski, on patrol and checking the abandoned Vibra Screw ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- During the recent Caldwell Borough Council meeting, two members of the Caldwell police department were unanimously approved to be promoted to the rank of sergeant. William Roberts, previously a detective, and uniformed officer Michael Kraynanski were approved during the Zoom ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Three members of the Fairfield Police Department will be among those receiving Valor Awards from the Two Hundred Club of Essex County on May 10. Fairfield Police Lt. Frank Tracey and officers Kevin Chen and James Ciampi, as well as Wayne Police Lt. Robert Franco, chased a ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Starting on Tuesday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westville Avenue/Prospect Street will be partially closed for sidewalk construction. No Parking signs will be posted on Westville Avenue in the area of the construction. Prospect Street traffic will be allowed onto Westville ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- At approximately 2:41 p.m. on Easter Sunday, the Fairfield Police Department was alerted to a single plane crash at the Essex County Airport. Emergency personnel, including police, fire and EMS, were immediately dispatched to the scene, according to a report from Fairfield ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Police report that at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, West Caldwell Police Department patrols were alerted by their Automatic License Plate Reader software to a stolen red Ford Edge entering our jurisdiction. Officers began to check the area for the stolen vehicle. Sgt. Redmerski ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- The Roseland Police Department's new Body Worn Camera (BWC) program will be going into effect in the upcoming week. Through these Body Worn Cameras (BWC), the police are able to capture video footage with audio from actions that law enforcement officers perform ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Fairfield police are seeking a man who was ringing a doorbell in the township in the middle of the night. At approximately 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, police say a male was seen on Carl Drive ringing the doorbell of a home and was subsequently scared off by the homeowner. Patrol ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Naomi Moylen, a township employee  with the West Caldwell Police Department since 1989, recently retired. Moylen, whose last day was Feb. 28, began her tenure with the township as a dispatcher with the West Caldwell Police Department 33 years ago. Most recently, Moylen ...

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