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Police & Fire

September 9, 2021

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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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist who was struck by a motor vehicle on Two Bridges Road near the entrance to Route 46 East Saturday at around 12:45 p.m. According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, investigation ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After responding to a call transferred from the Fairfield Police Department about a woman trapped inside her vehicle on East Hobart Gap Road at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, three Livingston police offices and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Francione were among those who needed ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — At the height of Wednesday night's storm at approximately 9 p.m. Woodland Park Police received a call of a woman trapped in a vehicle from flash floodwaters in the area of 227 Lackawanna Ave. While EMS, fire and police officials were working to get to the location, dispatch ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The flooding from more than 6 inches of rain in just a few hours Wednesday night flooded basements, floated cars and destroyed a portion of the Caldwell Public Library. According to borough officials, Caldwell Library’s children’s room has been destroyed by flooding. "We expect ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - More than 7 inches of rain flooded large portions of Roseland, Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell and Essex Fells Wednesday night. According to Roseland Mayor James Spango, 469 Roseland residents were without power Thursday morning, Borough Hall also was in the dark.

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Passaic River in Fairfield is forecast to crest at 23.3 feet Friday at 8 p.m., according to Fairfield police as of 9 a.m. Thursday. Water is rising and roads are beginning to be impacted, including Clinton Road, which is closed. All citizens and business owners in ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A massive deluge Wednesday evening left areas of western Essex County with flash flooding, waist-deep water and rushing water cascading through streets and putting motorists in peril. "We are experiencing severe flash flooding at this time," the Fairfield Police Department said ...

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CALDWELL/WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Heavy thunderstorms that moved through Essex County between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Friday caused damage that resulted in some road closures. According to the West Caldwell Police Department, Passaic Avenue was closed between Clinton Road and Beverly Road Friday night due to ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The pursuit of a stolen Maserati that began in North Caldwell early Thursday morning ended with the then-driverless vehicle crashing to a stop in Montclair after a long chase. North Caldwell Officer Ryan Condit observed a silver Maserati driving erratically in the area of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Several roads which had been closed since the beginning of the week in Fairfield because of flooding have been reopened, but Horseneck Road detours remained in place early Wednesday. According to Fairfield police, detours were in place for local traffic only. Motorists should use ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Horseneck Road was closed as of Tuesday morning because of flooding from Tropical Storm Henri over the weekend. According to the updated list of road closures from the Fairfield Police Department, Horseneck Road was blocked off and detours are in place for local traffic only. The ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Tropical Storm Henri didn’t bring much in the way of wind, but more than a day-and-a-half of steady rain has seriously impacted roads throughout Fairfield. As of 8:30 p.m. Monday night, Fairfield police reported that the following roads were still not passable due to ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — On Monday, Aug. 16, North Caldwell Police responded to a report of a 5-year-old who almost drowned in a swimming pool. Upon arrival, Sgt. Sue Depoe, Det/ Sgt John Lynch and Officer Matt Carelo began immediate life-saving measures on the child, who was pulled out of the pool ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Police arrested two suspects after they were seen on a Ring doorbell attempting to burglarize a motor vehicle in the area of Park Avenue early Wednesday. North Caldwell police reported that at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 18, patrol units observed two suspicious ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Former West Caldwell Police Chief Michael Bramhall has been hired to direct the department of a Union County municipality. The Fanwood Borough Council passed a resolution during its regular monthly meeting Aug. 16 to hire Bramhall as its police director. Bramhall, who lives in ...

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