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Police & Fire

November 30, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell Police Department Detective Bureau is seeking help identifying a male on a dirt bike involved in motor vehicle incidents in Caldwell. The incidents, of which further details were not provided by police, occurred Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. The male is described as ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- George Batta, formerly the Fire Chief in Roseland, passed away on Nov. 24 at the age of 84, the Roseland Fire Department announced. In Chief Batta’s honor, flags has been lowered to half-staff in the borough. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Batta’s family and friends ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A Garfield man was arrested by Fairfield police Wednesday after a three-car crash on Route 46 Tuesday evening. The Fairfield Police Department arrested Juan Sanchez, 48, and charged him with assault by auto, driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a breath test and a ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Two suspects from New York City were arrested by Fairfield police last week on a variety of fraud related charges. The Fairfield Police department announced the arrest of Abdurrashiyd Rivera, 54, and Quinones Santiago, 55, on Nov. 18. At approximately 2 p.m. last ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A Pompton Lakes man has been arrested in connection with recent burglaries at Fairfield dining establishments. Fairfield police say that Anthony John D’Amico, 32, on Saturday, Nov. 13 was arrested by Clifton police on three counts of burglary, three counts of theft and two ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The following roadways will be closed due to paving. West Caldwell police advise motorists to plan ahead because the surface will not be drivable for periods of time. Tuesday, Nov. 16: Sylvan Way Friday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 22: Anticipated paving work ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- For the first time since the pandemic began, West Caldwell’s police department, families and community members were able to join together to officially acknowledge the swearing in of four officers who were promoted this past year.  Mayor Joseph Tempesta and members of the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- As part of the borough’s routine maintenance of its water distribution system, the North Caldwell Water Department will inspect fire hydrants and flush water mains near the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mountain Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 11. Flushing water mains ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Three recent burglaries at eateries in the township are under investigation by Fairfield police. Two of the incidents happened Monday, Nov. 8 at the West Essex Diner, located at 516 Route 46 East and Four J’s bagel shop, located at 400 Fairfield Road. Police say that around ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- For the month of November, the Fairfield Police Department will wear Olive Drab Uniforms (ODU) to honor members of the United States Armed Forces. On the collars of each uniform, the emblem of the 502nd infantry division will be displayed in memory of Fairfield’s Corporal Neil ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Essex County has hired a contractor to clean up storm debris from under the Orton Road bridge, according to the West Caldwell Police Department. The work is scheduled to take place beginning Monday, Nov. 1 and continue through the week, except for Election Day. To ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- “Since 2018, the Fairfield Police Foundation (FPF) has raised approximately $300,000 to support the Fairfield Police Department (FPD,)” said Mike Sapienza, president of the executive board of directors of the FPF, at their annual fund raising gala on Thursday night at Il Tulipano ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The Passaic River at Pine Brook was at 15.86 feet as of noon Tuesday, but it could rise 4 more feet by Thursday morning. According to Fairfield police, the river at that spot is expected to rise to minor flooding on Wednesday (19.0 feet), and to 19.7 feet by Thursday ...

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New Jersey is under a State of Emergency effective at 8 p.m. Monday in preparation for a Nor’easter storm forecasted to impact the state with severe weather conditions starting Monday night. The State of Emergency encompasses all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A Bayonne man has been arrested by Fairfield Police in connection with multiple incidents in which Fairfield police cars were being rammed by another driver. Robert R. Piel Jr., 23, was arrested Wednesday on multiple criminal charges, including two counts of aggravated assault ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — One Newark man and two juveniles were arrested last weekend in connection with the attempted break-ins of several vehicles in West Caldwell. Just before 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, Oct. 9, Sgt. Redmerski observed two individuals attempting to break into parked motor vehicles ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department will begin to utilize Body-Worn Cameras (BWC) on Monday, Oct. 18. The cameras are being adopted in accordance with the guidelines and policies established by the New Jersey Attorney General and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The department ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — One adult and two juveniles were arrested after fleeing from the scene of a car break-in early Saturday. Just before 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, West Caldwell police say that Sgt. Redmerski observed two individuals attempting to break into parked motor vehicles on Ellis Road ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Sgt. Ian Rasmussen of the Fairfield Police Department is in the midst of a four-day bicycle ridge from Fairfield to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. Rasmussen left on Sunday for the ride with other officers to honor the lives of those heroes who died in ...

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VERONA, NJ — A car fire Sunday night forced Verona police to shut down Bloomfield Avenue in both directions. Officer Steven Saldutto observed a vehicle traveling on Bloomfield Avenue with sparks and flames coming from underneath the vehicle. At that time, Saldutto quickly stopped the motor ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The theft of a Dodge Ram in Belleville led to a vehicle chase through several towns, including Cedar Grove and Verona, before a Kearny woman was arrested on several charges, including drug possession, late Tuesday afternoon. According to Cedar Grove police, at approximately 5 ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - Milling and paving on several Caldwell streets will limit access to road during daytime hours in the upcoming week. Forest Avenue, Hatfield Street, Prospect Street, Highview Road, Espy Road and Bowers Road will undergo milling beginning on Friday, Oct. 1 and continuing well into ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department last week arrested a Newark man on charges of for receiving stolen property and hindering apprehension. Najee Moore, 25, was apprehended on Sept. 23. Last Thursday, at approximately 9:54 p.m., Officer Patrick Reynolds was monitoring traffic on Two ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — An workplace accident at 140 Harrison Ave. that resulted in the death of an employee on Monday is under investigation, according to a statement issued Monday evening by Mayor James Spango. The mayor's statement provided no details about the nature of the incident that resulted in ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Police Department's body-worn camera program went into effect this past weekend. Beginning on Friday, West Caldwell police officers started wearing the cameras on their beats.  The West Caldwell Police Department has had a "dash cam" system inside ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — On Sept. 11, Fairfield officers attended a ceremony at Liberty State Park. Earlier in the day they also attended an event in West Orange at the Eagle Rock Reservation 9/11 Memorial. Pictured (l-r) Lieutenant John McNish, Captain Charles Zampino, Chief Anthony Manna, Captain ...

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WAYNE, NJ — A 50-year-old man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed while driving down Rout 23 South in Wayne on Friday evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a statement released by the Wayne Police and Passaic County Prosecutor’s office, police responded to a call of ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — A Caldwell resident was held against her will by a woman who was a family member in a hostage situation that developed on Bloomfield Avenue Wednesday night. According to Capt. Matthew DeAngelo of the Caldwell Police Department, at approximately 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Caldwell police ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - Bloomfield Avenue was closed between Lane Avenue and Westover Avenue in Caldwell Wednesday evening. Breaking News Network (BNN) was reporting police activity in that segment of Bloomfield Avenue, sending out an alert that there was a barricaded suspect with a reported hostage in ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The following streets in North Caldwell will be closed through Wednesday, Sept. 7, and possibly Thursday, Sept. 8, for milling and paving: -  Chestnut Hill Road (Brentwood Drive to dead end) -  Hamilton Drive North (Hamilton Drive East to Maple Drive) -  Old Farm Road ...

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