Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Young daughter was reportedly standing unsecured in back seat of the car; driver allegedly reached for baseball bat as police approached.
Police say that a Newark man reached for a baseball bat after being pulled over for violating motor vehicle laws while driving drunk with his young daughter in his car. According to a police report, Raul Campoverde, 25, sped past a Bloomfield police cruiser waiting at a red light. According to the officers in the car, Jennifer Horn and Caesar Mazzeo, Campoverde shot through the red light at about 80 MPH in a gray, four door, Honda Accord. The officers followed the Honda eastbound on Bloomfield Ave. and watched abruptly turned into a driveway and stop behind a building. Police say that as the officers approached the vehicle on foot, Mazzeo noticed a young child standing on the rear seat of the car, holding onto the front seat headrest. …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Man arrested in Bloomfield.
Police say a Montclair resident was arrested in Bloomfield following leaving the scene of an accident in Nutley. Nutley police reported that at 2:41 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, police responded to a report of an accident near the intersection of Bloomfield and Kingsland Aves. Police say the vehicle went through the intersection at Kingsland Street and struck the small median in front of the main gate, then struck the control arm at the gate, blowing out the tires on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle was described as a blue four door, with flat tires and was last seen traveling west on Kingsland St. Bloomfield police reported stopping a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the accident. Upon speaking to …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Nationwide campaign against drunk driving set to run August 15 through September 3.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The following is an announcement from the Bloomfield Police Department: If you drink and drive in Bloomfield beware! Bloomfield PD is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17 to September 3, 2012. Local and state law enforcement officers will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated, according to a statement released by Bloomfield Police Chief Christopher Goul. "Many people believe that after a few drinks they're still safe to drive," said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of Highway Traffic Safety. "Even one drink can impair your judgement and reaction time, putting not only yourself but everyone …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Bloomfield High School chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) participated in a presentation about the dangers of drunk driving.
Bloomfield High School seniors got to see the dangers of drunk-driving first-hand at a safe-teen driving event at Costa del Sol (Union, NJ) June 7. in a series of presentations, Bloomfield's SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions) encouraged other students to use caution and common sense behind the wheel. Driving safely is especially at this time of year, the students learned, with prom and graduation around the corner. The event was held in collaboration with the BMW of Bloomfield, Bloomfield Police Department, Bloomfield Fire Department, Bloomfield EMS, Clara Maass Hospital, and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Demonstrating what happens when accident victims are pulled out of a smashed car, The Bloomfield Fire Department…