Week in Review: Cars Burglarized at Pool, WCFD Turns 100, Police Buying Motorcycle
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The West Caldwell Police have no leads so far in their investigation of last week's multiple car burglaries at a town pool parking lot. Four women had their pocketbooks stolen from four separate cars between 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., according to police. The passenger car windows were broken in all cases in order to snatch the pocketbooks, each containing cash, credit cards and other valuables.
On Sunday, past and present members gathered to mark the 100th anniversary of the volunteer fire department with an ice cream social. The Founder's Day celebration began with the first official meeting held in the Fairfield Avenue firehouse after it recently underwent a $2.5 million renovation and expansion.
The Caldwell Police Department is adding a motorcycle to its fleet. The town should see a “huge” savings in fuel costs with a motorcycle on patrol, according to Chief James Bongiorno said. Bongiorno said patrol cars will also experience less wear and tear.
Caldwell Democratic council candidate Edward Durkin will have a running mate in November. Durkin said his new running mate, who he only revealed is a woman, will be announced later this month.
Caldwell got a little more beautiful this summer thanks to the work of one 16-year-old Eagle Scout candidate. Troop 6 member Colin Corliss spent the last several months clearing debris, conditioning the soil and landscaping an 800-square-foot area between the Caldwell Public Library and the Caldwell Community Center for his Eagle Scout project.
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