Police & Fire

November 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut Street and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources. Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5-story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 64-year-old Caldwell man was recently arrested in Fairfield for driving under the influence (DUI) and being in possession of an air/spring handgun and handcuffs. Just after midnight last Thursday, Fairfield Officer Steven Ptaszynski was monitoring traffic on Route 46 near the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - A home on Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell was heavily damaged Tuesday morning after a vehicle crashed into the residence. At around 8:30 a.m. this morning, the home went up in flames following the crash, in which a vehicle careened into the front of the split-level ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - More than 320 people attended the first annual Fairfield Police Foundation "Stand Up for Blue" Fundraising Gala Thursday, Oct. 25 at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove. It raised approximately $53,000 for the Fairfield Police Department. The night included a cocktail hour, dinner and ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini congratulated the Fairfield Township Police Department and the Fairfield Township Police Foundation on their many accomplishments this fall from a plane pull to a fundraising gala.   At the Monday night council meeting, Gasparini said that ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office has responded to Saturday morning's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue by implementing stronger security measures and urging more vigilance at local temples and other places of worship. "Sheriff Armando ordered that the officers of his ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Law enforcement officials are searching for a 55-year-old attorney suspected of fatally shooting his child's mother, 44-year-old Angela Bledsoe. Authorities are charging James R. Ray, III, with murder and weapons offenses.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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WEST ORANGE/LIVINGSTON, NJ - (Updated at 4:40 p.m.) A jackknifed tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon was causing massive delays on I-280 in West Orange. Two other local accidents in Livingston were adding to the congestion in the area. According to BNN (Breaking News Network) and 511nj.org, the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department made the following arrests over the last week involving charges of robbery, driving under the influence (DUI), narcotics possession and more. Brandol Vargas, 18, of New York, NY, was arrested on Oct. 11 for second-degree robbery after he stole ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Police Department provided more than 150 cups of coffee at Fairfield’s Manhattan Bagel for its third annual National Coffee with a Cop event, held on the first Wednesday in October each year.  “The event was very well attended, and the police officers were ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department Foundation (FPDF) is hosting its first annual gala later this month, featuring Goumba Johnny and John Pizzi as well as a silent auction, tricky trays, 50/50 and a wine pull. The FPDF Gala will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Il Tulipano, located ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 47-year-old Caldwell man has been arrested and charged with "possession of assault weapons and drug paraphernalia," according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. A narcotics-related search warrant of Paul Aguilar’s home on Hatfield Street in Caldwell was ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — More than 40 car seats were either inspected or installed in the Target parking lot as the Fairfield Police Department and Target partnered once again for the township’s annual child car seat installation event. “We are from New York City, and we are very impressed that Fairfield ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — It was a packed house at the North Caldwell mayor and council meeting last week as Cynthia Santomauro officially promoted North Caldwell police officer Michael Credico to the rank of sergeant.  Santomauro said that it was an emotional experience to select a sergeant out of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — An individual suspected of entering 21 vehicles in Fairfield on Aug. 31, stealing one of them and then leading police on a chase that resulted in a fiery crash by the Stepping Ridge complex on Little Falls Road, has been charged with 21 counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, one ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Class II Special Police Officers Daniel Kalinowski and Raymond Kassas were sworn into service during the Fairfield mayor and council meeting on Monday. Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna introduced both officers to the council and the public, explaining that both officers ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Fairfield police and fire departments responded to a house fire at 39 Pier Lane. The fire is currently under investigation, and no individuals were injured in the blaze. According to police, officers were dispatched to the area after ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - This weekend's festivities kicked off early on Thursday as more than 500 Fairfield-area residents came out to the second annual Touch-A-Truck event at the Fairfield Free Public Library and continued into the weekend with the second annual Fairfield Recreation Soccer ...

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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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