Sunday, January 13, 2013
How Prepared Are You For An Emergency Situation? Join local police departments and learn how to better prepare yourself and your family for emergencies.
Natural disasters such as Super Storm Sandy show us how prepared we really are for emergencies. A natural disaster is just one example of an emergency situation, which is why the Verona, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells and North Caldwell police departments are hosting the Community College Citizen Preparedness Program (3CP2). This program, made possible with the help of the Essex County College Police Academy, will provide training to all residents, families, businesses, community organizations, civic groups and anyone else interested in becoming better prepared during a disaster. "Given the recent weather events, how many of us prepared a 'jump bag' or 'go kit' that was at the ready if we needed to evacuate our home?" police said. "Did we know …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Police say two SUVS were taken from one North Caldwell driveway, a Mercedes-Benz that was left running was stolen in West Caldwell.
Two SUVS and a sedan—all with keys left inside—were reported stolen Friday morning in the Caldwells, according to police. A homeowner in North Caldwell said a black Mercedes-Benz and a black Lexus, both SUVS, were reported missing from a driveway at 7:20 a.m. The trucks were left open with the keys inside, according to Chief Mark Deuer. Deuer said the cars are believed to have been stolen sometime between 11:15 p.m. Thursday and early Friday morning. On the south end of West Caldwell near the Roseland border, a Whitaker Place resident reported her four-door Mercedes-Benz was stolen from her driveway at about 6:53 a.m. Friday. The woman told police she had started the car to warm it up and went back in the house. When she returned …
Friday, September 28, 2012
North Caldwell swears in new probationary officer.
John Herbert realized a lifelong dream Monday when he was sworn-in as a probationary officer with the North Caldwell Police Department. The 24-year-old’s oath was given by borough Mayor Joseph Alessi before a council meeting. Friends and family who came to witness the occasion spilled out of the council chambers and into the lobby. Herbert said he aspired for most of his life to follow the footsteps of his grandfather, who was a policeman in Newark. Herbert grew up in Bloomfield with his five sisters, four of whom were present at the swearing-in ceremony, along with his mother and 92-year-old grandmother. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 2006. Now a resident of Cedar Grove, Herbert has served as a dispatcher since 2009 and as an…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
North Caldwell, Belleville designated permanent Project Medicine Drop locations for Essex County.
Area residents looking for a way to safely dispose of old medications no longer have to wait for semi-annual drop-off days at local police stations. Project Medicine Drop, an initiative of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, expanded to West Essex this month with a new drop-off site established in North Caldwell. Just inside the entrance to the North Caldwell Police Department at 136 Gould Ave., a white metal box similiar to a mailbox has been placed for the public to dispose of unwanted and expired prescription drugs. Drop-offs can be made question-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The box is under 24-hour camera surveillance and is locked and bolted to the ground, according to Chief Mark Deuer. "They wanted in Essex to get…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The North Caldwell Police Department has issued the following advisory on safe driving for the start of the school year.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, September 6, 2012
North Caldwell and West Essex Regional Schools are back in session Thursday. The North Caldwell Police Department has issued the following advisory on safe driving for the start of the school year. The North Caldwell Police Department is urging motorists to use extra caution at the start of this school year. Parents are reminded to review safety tips with their children. Anyone behind the wheel should drive attentively and watch for children on sidewalks, along roadways, and at all crosswalks and intersections. Remember that texting or using a cellular phone while driving is against the law in New Jersey. The North Caldwell Police Department offers these tips for motorists, parents, and children: Motorists: • Reduce speeds in and …