Caldwell, NJ

Friday, Sept. 17: West Essex Police Incidents in Caldwell, Fairfield, 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 Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Private medical and family incidents, as well as accidental alarms, are not included.

7:15am
Caldwell

  • Caldwell Police responded to Lane Avenue after callers reported a tractor-trailer truck was blocking the flow of traffic and children were having difficulty crossing near Bloomfield Avenue.
  • The truck was in the process of being removed as of 7:26am.

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8:50am
Caldwell

  • Caldwell Police and Caldwell Fire Department responded to Roseland Avenue near Westville Avenue after a resident reported a possible gas leak to PSEG.
  • PSEG was on the scene at 9:24am to investigate the odor.

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12:10pm
Fairfield

  • Fairfield Police responded to assist the West Caldwell Health Department in serving a health code violation notice to a construction company located at 81 Passaic Avenue near Wright Way.
  • The notice was delivered without incident.

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12:30pm
West Essex Area

  • By 12:30pm, there were no ambulance units available, and paid ambulance crews needed to be dispatched from neighboring counties.
  • The delay time was 30 minutes.
  • As Covid-19 cases have been escalating throughout the West Essex region, dispatchers have had a difficult time fulfilling the need for peak-time ambulances.
  • Commonly reported symptoms patients are experiencing are uncontrollable vomiting and severe abdominal pain.
  • West Essex Now does not report police or rescue crews responding for private medical incidents.

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12:45pm
West Caldwell

  • West Caldwell Police responded to the West Caldwell Care Center, located on Fairfield Avenue near Spring Lane, to assist with reports of a manager yelling at staff members in the lobby.

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4:40pm
Fairfield

  • Fairfield Police responded to Skyline Auto Auction on Route 46 East near Lehigh Drive after staff reported that a Mercedes G Class at the location was likely stolen.
  • Police determined the car was reported stolen and it was towed from the location at 5:20pm for further investigation.

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7:55pm
Caldwell

  • Caldwell Police and Caldwell Fire Department responded to Bloomfield Avenue near Mountain Avenue after a resident reported a strong odor outside of natural gas.
  • PSEG was notified at 8pm and was on the scene at 8:20pm to investigate the odor.

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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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Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department
Andrew Pollara, Fire Chief
30 Roseland Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-226-1890

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Fairfield Police Department
Anthony G. Manna, Police Chief
230 Fairfield Road, Fairfield NJ 07004
973-227-1400

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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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