WEST ESSEX, NJ - With so much activity happening between the dusk and evening hours of Halloween and as groups of people navigate the terrain in unfamiliar costumes, Halloween can present some challenges and safety concerns for all involved. Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent A. Kulik reports that, due to an increase in property damage in past years which included egg throwing, paintballs and rock throwing, area police will not tolerate acts of criminal mischief and will take appropriate action against offenders.
On "Mischief Night," as well as on Halloween, the Essex Fells Police Department will have additional officers patrolling in marked and unmarked vehicles, and on motorcycle along with bicycle patrols. The agency has a “no tolerance policy” in place for dealing with any criminal mischief and asks that motorists be sure to take extra precautions around pedestrians and while driving through neighborhoods. Residents should be especially watchful for any signs of mischief or criminal activity on Thursday and Friday evenings and contact the police immediately to report anything remotely suspicious.
"While the holiday can be a fun time for many families,
The Essex Fells Police have put together a list of helpful reminders so that everyone, including motorists, can enjoy the holiday safely:
The Police Department wishes everyone
Witnesses of Thursday Night Car Crash at Passaic Avenue and Greenbrook Road Sought By Fairfield Police
FAIRFIELD, NJ - A Thursday night crash at the intersection of Passaic Avenue and Greenbrook Road, Fairfield resulted in four injuries, one of which was severe. Fairfield Police Deputy Chief Anthony Manna announced Sunday that the investigation has revealed conflicting accounts as to the cause of the crash. Police are asking that anyone who witnessed the accident which occurred approximately 9:25pm Thursday night, contact Officer Stacy Chiarolanza at 973-227-1400.
Fairfield Police Department
Deputy Chief and Officer in Charge: Anthony Manna
230 Fairfield Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Little Falls Detectives Sgt. James Briggs and Jason Macaluso Arrest Joseph Demauex, 28, of Riverdale, for July Main Street Burglaries
LITTLE FALLS, NJ - An arrest has been made in connection with the July break-ins at Grandview Deli and Little Falls Liquors, both on Main Street in Little Falls. The Little Falls Police Department Detective Bureau announced Tuesday that Joseph Demauex, 28, of Riverdale has been charged with the two commercial burglaries and is presently being held at the Passaic County Jail for charges for burglaries in other municipalities.
Demauex was tied to the Main Street burglaries due to the investigation of Little Falls Detective Sergeant James Briggs and Detective Jason Macaluso.
Police believe that on Friday, July 11, Demauex burglarized the Grandview Deli by smashing the front glass window and removing the cash register which was later recovered in North Bergen. The Deli is located at 730 Main Street, Little Falls, on the Fairfield and North Caldwell border.
Little Falls Liquors
Days later, on Wednesday, July 16, Demauex is suspected of smashing the front glass window of Little Falls Liquors and removing cash from the cash register. The liquor store is located at 315 Main Street, Little Falls.
Demauex has been charged with the following:
Demauex's bail for the Little Falls charges has been set at $100,000.00 with no ten percent option.
Little Falls Shop Rite Theft
In other news, a warrant has been issued for Walter A. Smith III, 50, of Wayne and Bethlehem, PA, who police believe forced open a front window of a vehicle parked at the Little Falls Shop Rite. Little Falls detectives were able to find a fingerprint on the window which they have traced to Smith who reportedly stole items from inside the vehicle. The grocery is located at 171 Browertown Road, Little Falls. Anyone who has information regarding Smith’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Sergeant James Briggs at 973-256-2411.