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Police & Fire

May 2, 2022

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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CALDWELL, NJ -- An accident in downtown Caldwell forced the closure of Bloomfield Avenue for several hours Thursday afternoon. A vehicle collided with a utility pole in the 330 block of Bloomfield Avenue. "We are currently investigating a one-car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Roseland police arrested three suspects in connection with the theft of an SUV on Sunday. According to police, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the Roseland Police Department received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Monroe Avenue. The police responded and found an ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Flags in the borough are at half-mast this week in memory of Joe Silvia, a longtime Roseland resident and former coordinator of the Roseland First Aid Squad who passed away on Sunday at the age of 78. The memorial bunting has been raised onto the Borough Hall building at 140 ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A home on Winding Way sustained extensive damage during a fire early Friday afternoon. At 12:47 p.m., the Cedar Grove Fire Department responded to the residence for a structure fire. Upon arrival crews, encountered heavy fire coming from the front of the dwelling. Several ...

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VERONA, NJ -- A West Caldwell man was charged with heroin possession, DUI and other motor vehicle violations following a multiple-car collision in Verona on Saturday. According to the Verona Police Department, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Verona police officers responded to a motor ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona police say they have identified a male who approached a woman driver who didn't know him in Kings Supermarket over the weekend. According to a statement from the Verona Police Department, "We were made aware of a suspicious incident that occurred in Kings Supermarket parking ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell Police Department on Sunday arrested a man on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, and Possession of High-capacity Magazine. The Caldwell police received information on Sunday that ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Officers from the Caldwell Police Department’s Patrol Division were dispatched on Thursday to the area of Ravine Avenue and Central Avenue, where a motorist witnessed two male suspects checking vehicle door handles and entering an unlocked parked vehicle.  Patrol Officers ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Three commercial burglaries that appear to have occurred on Feb. 2 are under investigation by the Fairfield Police Department. The first of these burglaries occurred at Corrados Market, 480 Route 46 East. This burglary was discovered at approximately 10:04 p.m., when Fairfield ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Fairfield Township Police Chief Anthony Manna reminded residents about the new ordinance requiring snow removal on sidewalks on Hollywood Avenue, Sand Road, Beverly Road, Fairfield Road and Passaic Avenue. All basketball stanchions should be removed from the street, as ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- George Colon and Gia Gagliano were sworn in by Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini as special police officers at Monday’s council meeting, and Fairfield police officers were commended by Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna. Colon is a graduate of Penn Foster High School in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A woman and her two young children are missing from Towaco, and Montville Township and Morris County law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s help in finding them. The three were reported missing on Jan. 23 and there is concern for their well being. Cheng Hsiao, 39, ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Caldwell Town Council, during Tuesday’s meeting, unanimously approved the authorization for the appointment of Michael Brandon Duker to join the West Caldwell Police Department (WCPD) as a probationary police officer effective Jan. 19.  To show support for the new ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The overnight storm has resulted in damaged utility poles and low-hanging wires on Bloomfield Avenue. According to Fairfield police, Bloomfield Avenue was closed Monday morning at Oak Road, and officers were on Clinton Road at Oak Road diverting traffic headed toward Bloomfield ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The Fairfield Police Department is investigating two separate home burglaries that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 5 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Police said that unidentified suspects forced open the front door in both instances before entering the homes. It does not appear that ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Fairfield police arrested an Elmwood Park man after a garbage truck overturned on the Gately Overpass late Tuesday afternoon. Robert Thompson, 52, was charged with driving under the influence and assault by auto on Tuesday. At approximately 4:29 p.m., the Fairfield Police ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Freezing rain and sleet Wednesday morning caused the closure of Passaic Avenue. The road remained closed through the morning rush hour, causing on Westville Avenue, police said. "IF IT LOOKS WET ASSUME IT'S ICE!" West Caldwell police posted on Facebook. "Sidewalks are ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Borough Council met on Tuesday and unanimously approved the promotion of Caldwell Police Sgt. George Henderson to the rank of lieutenant.  Mayor John Kelley noted that it was a lengthy interview process and he had “respect for all three candidates.” Henderson has been a member of ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Roseland police are investigating an incident in which a house on Thackeray Drive was apparently hit by a bullet originating from the direction of I-280 at around 10:30 p.m. Monday. According to police, the bullet went through a window into the area of the kitchen. No one was ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Law enforcement officials from the Fairfield Township Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. The Fairfield P.D. announced that, through Jan. 1, 2022, ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell Police Department Detective Bureau has identified a suspect in the cases of recent package thefts in Caldwell and surrounding towns. Levi M. Ball, 21, of Villa Rica, Ga. is still at-large. He is now wanted by the Caldwell Police Department and has been charged with ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- A Caldwell teenager has been arrested after several incidents involving the reckless operation of a dirt bike. The Caldwell Police Department on Wednesday arrested and charged Steven Franco, 18, with Eluding a Police Officer with a Motor Vehicle, Disorderly Conduct, Maintaining a ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- The 11th annual Mount St. Dominic Academy 5K Reindeer Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4. Expect delays and temporary road closures on Smull Avenue, Mountain Avenue, Forest Avenue and surrounding streets Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Police officers and ...

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