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Police & Fire

July 1, 2022

VERONA, NJ -- A pickup truck backed into an unoccupied parked car at 110 Fairview Ave. Friday morning. Verona police are asking the public for help in locating the driver of the vehicle. The incident happened at approximately 11:55 a.m. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Officer ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Two men were charged with numerous burglary, theft and weapons offenses after an early-morning incident in Verona on Thursday. At approximately 5 a.m. Thursday morning, Officer Saldutto and Lt. Greco of the Verona Police Department responded to a report of individuals attempting to ...

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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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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Police Department welcomed its newest officer this week. James Muneyyirci, a recent graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy, was sworn in this week. Muneyyirci previously worked as a dispatcher for the North Haledon Police Department. Officer ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Fire Department was dispatched to the self storage units on Little Falls Road Sunday. The call came in at approximately 12:42 p.m., after which first-arriving chiefs confirmed a working fire at the facility. Firefighters forced entry into the garage units ...

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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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VERONA, NJ -- Retired Verona Police Lt. James Saxon has died, the Verona Police Department announced on Facebook on Monday. Saxon served from 1978 to 2003 in the Verona Police Department. After working various shifts in patrol, Saxon was promoted to sergeant in 1992 and then lieutenant in ...

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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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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A black bear has been observed in the wooded area between The Fairway and Ridge Road on Friday afternoon. Police remind residents:Do not try to approach the bear, and use caution if walking in that area." The state Division of Fish and Wildlife offers the following advice ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A residence in Cedar Grove sustained water damage Sunday evening following a lightning strike. According to the Cedar Grove Fire Department, a home at an undisclosed location was struck by lightning at around 7:47 p.m. The first arriving fire chief confirmed a working fire ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a downtown location early Friday evening. "Yesterday (5/20/22) at approximately 6:20 p.m., another vehicle was left with the keys inside, unlocked, and running. In less than five minutes, the vehicle was stolen. This is ...

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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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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Three members of the Cedar Grove Police Department received promotions and took their oaths at last week's Township Council meeting. Frank Pumphrey was promoted to captain, Joseph Russomanno was promoted to lieutenant and Jason Rivers was promoted to sergeant.  

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VERONA, NJ -- A car plowed completely through the side of a medical building in downtown Verona Wednesday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., officers responded to First Care Medical located at 50 Pompton Ave. on a report of a vehicle into the building. The driver was evaluated by the Verona ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Police Department swore in its newest member on Monday. Daniel Cirasa took the oath to become an officer in the township. Cirasa previously served as a police officer in Paterson. 

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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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VERONA, NJ -- A vehicle was stolen at approximately 12:40 p.m. from outside a Bloomfield Avenue business on Tuesday, according to Verona police. Police said that the owner left the car unattended with the key fob inside for about 30 seconds. "That’s all it takes. Statewide motor vehicle ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Police Department is mandating that residents do not park on the street overnight Saturday. There will be no overnight parking in order for any snow from Saturday afternoon's storm to be cleared away. Also, a reminder to turns all clocks forward one hour for Daylight ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad sent a letter to township residents this week warning them that the township may switch to a paid ambulance service if CGARS' performance is deemed not up to standard. At Monday night's Town Council meeting, Councilman Joe Zichelli ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The township this week unveiled a plaque dedicated to the memory of Margaret "Peg" Tower. Tower, a longtime member of the Cedar Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad, passed away at age 86 on March 4 of last year. Tower served as the head of Rescue Squad's Auxiliary for more than 45 ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad has resumed full operations and is again responding to calls for help in the community. After months of preparation and an extensive recruitment drive, the CGARS recently resumed full time 24/7 volunteer service to Cedar Grove ...

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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 -- The Verona Police Department is alerting residents that there have been an increasing number of phone scams recently. In the first incident, police say a resident received an email that she believed was sent from her antivirus security company from her computer. The resident ...

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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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VERONA, NJ -- A water main break Sunday afternoon on Brookside Terrace after 4 p.m. has caused that street to be closed between Oak Lane and Peckman Court. Residents should expect their water to either be shut off or to have discoloration until further notice while the Department of Public Works ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- One arrest has been made and an investigation is under way by Cedar Grove police involving an incident between an employee of "Right at School" and a student at North End Elementary School last week. According to a release from Superintendent Anthony Grosso, an "alleged ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- John J. Kennedy took the oath Thursday morning to become the new Chief of Police in the township. Chief Kennedy received a promotion from lieutenant. He succeeds Joseph Cirasa, who announced last June that he would be retiring. Cirasa was the township's police chief since ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Mayor Peter Tanella conducted the swearing-in ceremony for Michael Grasso Jr. Monday night to be the new fire chief in Cedar Grove. Grasso, his wife and two children were on hand at the Township Council meeting to take the oath. Prior to the ceremony, Mayor Tanella said, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ --  The Members of South End Engine Company #3 closed out 2021 by welcoming the following new line and administrative officers for 2022: Line Officers: 2nd Deputy Chief: Alex Beauchamp Captain: Victor Castro Lieutenant: Sean O'Connor Administrative ...

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