Saturday, April 27, 2013
Name of 24-year-old withheld pending notification of family.
A 24-year-old man died from a gunshot wound on the 500 block of Beardsley Avenue early Saturday morning, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Bloomfield Police Chief Christopher Goul. According to the release, Bloomfield police were dispatched to the area around 3:30 a.m. Saturday on reports of a shooting, police said. Police said they arrived to find a 24-year-old man outside with an apparent gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after police and emergency medical personnel arrived, the release said. The Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide and Major Crimes Task Force and the Bloomfield Police Department are continuing to investigate the shooting. The name of the victim has not been …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
People can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Bloomfield Police Department headquarters on April 27.
Bloomfield will host a prescription drug buyback this weekend. The Bloomfield Police Department will take part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bloomfield Police Department headquarters, located at 1 Municipal Plaza. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. The prescription drug buyback is for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. To facilitate ease and anonymity, Bloomfield police have placed a drop box that will be at the Front Desk. In the five previous drug buyback events, the DEA has worked in conjunction with state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners to remove more than 2 million …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Elizabeth Chesner ran away for nine days and was located Tuesday morning in Bloomfield, police report.
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Tuesday, April 2
A missing Franklin teenager whose absence sparked hundreds to express concern about her rescue on Facebook has been found at the Bloomfield home of her boyfriend. Bloomfield police confirmed a report that Franklin police found 16-year-old Elizabeth Chesner at her boyfriend's house in Bloomfield early in the morning of Tuesday, April 2. Members of the Franklin Borough Police Department found the 16-year-old Wallkill Valley Regional High School sophomore around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a report on njherald.com. The Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office joined the Franklin Police Department in trying to find the teen, who admitted to running away from home when she was found, the New Jersey Herald said. The news of Chesner's 9-day …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Car involved in short police pursuit following a shoplifting attempt.
UPDATED: Bloomfield police closed off the Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street intersection late Thursday morning after a suspect fled police following being seen attempting to shoplift from Home Depot. Sgt. Anthony Servedio of the Bloomfield Police Department said an officer working an extra duty job called out a shoplifter leaving the Home Depot. Driving out of the parking lot, the suspect's vehicle struck but did not injure the officer. Servedio said that a few moments later, a patrol officer spotted the vehicle. When the suspect saw the patrol car, he fled and crashed into another vehicle. The suspect and an occupant from the second vehicle involved in the accident were taken to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Just-purchased can of gas ignites inside man's Audi after he lights cigarette
A Paterson man was severely burned last Saturday after a cigarette he lit caused a gas can to ignite inside his car, police said. The man, who was not identified, was found by Bloomfield police officer Jon Singerline screaming near his burning 2002 Audi on Broad Street and Red Maple Avenue, according to Sgt. Anthony Servedio, of the Bloomfield Police Department. The man, who was on the sidewalk and being helped by passersby, told Singerline that he had bought a can of gas from a local station and was driving home when he lit a cigarette. The cigarette apparently caused the gas fumes to ignite the interior of the Audi. The Bloomfield Fire Department extinguished the burning car. The man suffered severe burns to his hands, head, face, neck …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lines of cars and people armed with gas cans form at Sunoco in south Bloomfield
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A crush of drivers anxiously waiting to fill their gas tanks plugged up traffic on Bloomfield Avenue Thursday, shortly after a gas tanker made a fresh delivery. Just before 2 p.m., droves of people with red gas cans and cars on empty amassed at the Sunoco station on Bloomfield Avenue. The gas station, located near the Newark border, did not impose a limitation on gas purchases. Several Bloomfield police officers kept order and directed traffic along Bloomfield Avenue because of the influx of gas-getters. Besides a mess of downed trees, snapped power lines and widespread power outages, Hurricane Sandy left in her wake a serious gas shortage that could reportedly last a week. Earlier Thursday, people waited hours, ran out of gas and pushed …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Neighbors say a man being attacked in a street brawl Thursday night crashed through a plate glass window of a Bloomfield Avenue store.
A man was thrown through the plate glass window of the Market Fresh store on Thursday night, according to neighbors, after a bar brawl that broke out at Heartbreakers next door spilled out on to the street. “The incident happened in the street. A guy got pushed through the glass,” stated Heartbreakers manager Bob James at the bar on Friday. “I wasn’t working myself. Nobody here knows what happened.” James, who said he is the day manager and was not working the previous night when the incident occurred, insisted no other information was available. “You can’t call because the house phone is off,” he said, adding that both the night manager and the owner were also unreachable via cell phone. The owner of Market Fresh, who stood watching …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Also, Kinnelon police deal with a real pisser.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs." Some of this week's reports: From the Mouths of Babes: It's bad enough when someone breaks into a school. But Belleville police say someone not only did that—the perp stole an American flag and a bunch of kids' juice boxes. One has to wonder how much Hi-C even goes for on the black market. Not anything watered down. The good stuff. You Say Potato: Things Not To Do: Touch yourself inappropriately in public. Make unsolicited sexual remarks to people. Urinate on yourself. Do much worse than urinating on yourself. The alternate title for this list: Instructions a…
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Bloomfield Police Benevolent Association Local #32 will hold its annual fundraising golf outing Aug. 2 to benefit local community organizations
Between his own gruesome car crash and the suicide of a fellow officer, Joe Corio felt compelled to follow his civic-minded instincts a decade ago. Ultimately, those events inspired the Annual Bloomfield Police Benevolent Association Local #32 Golf Outing, which marks its 10th year as a fundraising juggernaut Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Hamburg. “In 2001, I was involved in a very bad accident,” said Corio, the PBA president and a Bloomfield cop the past 13 years. “I broke 20 bones in a car crash. The guys really came together and they raised money for my family, they bought my kids Christmas gifts. So I was thinking I wanted to do something to thank them. “That year in August, officer Randy Church committed suicide. …