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Wednesday, Sept. 15: West Essex Police Incidents in Caldwell, North Caldwell, Verona and West Caldwell

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now

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The following incidents took place around the West Essex, NJ, area on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021:

8:40am
North Caldwell

  • North Caldwell Police responded to assist at Grandview School where multiple cars were ignoring directions and instead driving around the designated drop-off location.

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Depot Street, Verona, NJGoogle Maps

10:40am
Verona

  • Verona Police responded to Depot Street at Pine Street after a truck hit a utility pole and pulled down wires.
  • PSEG and Verizon were both notified.
  • Depot Street was blocked off at that location.

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1:20pm
West Caldwell

  • West Caldwell Police responded to a resident who reported they were experiencing someone attempting to steal from them online.

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Harrison Street near Chestnut Road, Verona, NJGoogle Maps

2:35pm
Verona

  • Verona Police responded to Harrison Street near Chestnut Road after receiving calls that gasoline was flowing down the road and causing a strong odor.
  • Police determined that someone must have spilled gasoline on the street.
  • Verona DPW was called to the scene to administer Speedy Dry, a product that absorbs oils.

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ShopRite, West Caldwell, NJGoogle Maps

2:40pm
West Caldwell

  • West Caldwell Police responded to ShopRite on Passaic Avenue to speak with a person who was receiving harassing calls and text messages.

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Lakeside Avenue, Verona, NJGoogle Maps

3:30pm
Verona

  • Verona Police responded to Lakeside Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue after receiving calls reporting that a person was in the right hand lane attempting to direct traffic.
  • Police responded and told the individual to stop doing that.

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Pompton Avenue, north, near Ray’s Pizza, Verona, NJGoogle Maps

5:15pm
Verona

  • Verona Police responded to Pompton Avenue, north, near Ray’s Pizza for a 2 car crash with injury.
  • Verona Rescue Squad responded.

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Caldwell, NJ and West Caldwell, NJGoogle Maps

8:10pm
Caldwell, West Caldwell

  • West Caldwell Police investigated a hit-and-run crash which originated in Caldwell.
  • The Driver whose car was hit called police reporting that they were currently driving south on Fairfield Avenue in West Caldwell and that the second vehicle was nearby.
  • West Caldwell Police located the Caller at 8:19pm near the fire department.
  • The Caller reported that the accident had taken place at Passaic Avenue near the Garden Center in West Caldwell a short time earlier.
  • West Caldwell Police located the second vehicle on Clinton Road at 8:22pm
  • Caldwell Police were dispatched at 8:26pm when it was determined the incident started to begin with on Elizabeth Street in Caldwell.
  • By 9pm, Caldwell Police investigated the area of Elizabeth Street and West Caldwell Police investigated the area of Passaic Avenue near Harrison Avenue.
  • No injuries were reported.

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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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North Caldwell Police Department
Mark A. Deuer, Police Chief
136 Gould Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-228-0800

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Verona Police Department
Christopher Kiernan, Police Chief
600 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044
973-239-5000

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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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Carolyne Volpe Curley, a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012, has appeared on nationally televised productions and interviewed by the international press. Volpe Curley publishes West Essex NOW, a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. Volpe Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion.

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