Essex Fells, NJ

Tuesday, Sept. 14: Police Incidents Include Essex Fells Police Investigating Attempted Car Burglaries

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now

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Essex Fells Police DepartmentCarolyne Volpe Curley

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

The following incidents took place around the West Essex, NJ, area on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021:

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Hanford Place, Caldwell, NJGoogle Maps


10:10am
Caldwell

  • Caldwell Police are investigating a report of Criminal Mischief which took place on Hanford Place, near Bloomfield Avenue
  • A resident reported someone threw a rock into their window.

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Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJGoogle Maps

1:25pm
West Caldwell

  • West Caldwell Police responded to Clinton Road near Passaic Avenue after a resident reported the smell of natural gas in the area.
  • West Caldwell Fire Department was dispatched to the scene where they that determined the smell was coming from a vent pipe.
  • Venting takes place when the Transco Compressor Station, located in Roseland, performs what they call “planned maintenance.”

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Rensselaer Road, Essex Fells, NJGoogle Maps

2:20pm
Essex Fells

  • Essex Fells Police responded to Rensselaer Road near Hillside Lane after a resident reported witnessing suspicious activity. The resident described:
  • 3 black males touching car handles on the street, accompanied by a car driving slowly next to them.
  • The resident called police while following the car to Fells Road and then into Verona.
  • The car was described as a four-door BMW with New York plates.
  • The police investigated the area and an alert was sent out to West Essex area police.

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Smull Avenue, Caldwell, NJGoogle Maps

5:10pm
Caldwell

  • Caldwell Police responded to Smull Avenue near Ward Place where a resident reported an outside odor of natural gas.
  • PSEG responded to investigate the incident.

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Vincent Road, Cedar Grove, NJGoogle Maps

5:40pm
Cedar Grove

  • Cedar Grove Police responded to Route 23 near Vincent Road where a tractor trailer had become disabled in the middle of the county road and was blocking traffic.
  • After waiting for the vehicle to cool, police assisted with moving it to a safe spot on Commerce Road.

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Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJGoogle Maps

7:25pm
Roseland

  • Roseland Police responded to Eagle Rock Avenue near Passaic Avenue where traffic lights were out due to a power outage.
  • The area, including Jim Johnston’s Steakhouse, had an outage which lasted until 7:40pm when PSEG repaired the grid.
  • The same area had heavy flooding during Tropical Storm Ida which may have played a role in the outage.

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For further information:

Caldwell Police Department
James H. Bongiorno, Police Chief
1 Provost Sq Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-226-2600

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Cedar Grove Police Department
Joseph Cirasa, Police Chief
525 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, New Jersey 07009
973-239-4100

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Essex Fells Police Department
Darren Volker, Police Chief
255 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells, NJ 07021
973-226-3000

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Roseland Police Department
Richard Costello, Officer in Charge
15 Harrison Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
973-226-8700

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West Caldwell Police Department
Dennis A. Capriglione, Jr., Police Chief
21 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-226-4114

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West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department
Michael Luker, Fire Chief
6 Fairfield Ave West Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-226-2302

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Founded in 2014, West Essex NOW is a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. The site is published and edited by Carolyne Volpe Curley, a local resident. Volpe-Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion. She has been a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012.

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