Sunday, May 12, 2013
Incoming sixth and seventh graders are encouraged to join and learn about being a police officer.
Bloomingdale youth can get a taste of civic service, experience a behind the scenes view of what it means to protect and serve and get to know law enforcement officers face to face. From june 24 through 27, the Bloomingdale Police Department offers its second annual Junior Police Academy. In last year's program, a group of 21 cadets saw what it's like to be a cop while in the Junior Police Academy: They learned about the training and techniques used by law enforcement, participated in a role-playing mock trial scenario, processed crime scenes, conducted motor vehicle stops, used radar equipment and investigated a motor vehicle accident. The 2013 academy runs from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. each day at the Salvation Army at Star Lake Camp, located …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Two charged, in separate incidents, with public urination.
Two men were separately arrested on charges of public urination in Bloomingdale recently as both were caught allegedly urinating behind businesses. In the first incident, on April 6, Ptl. Marc Loveland was on patrol around 2:40 a.m. in the area of Riverside Square when he saw a man urinating on a sidewalk behind the business, Bloomingdale Police Ptl. Dan Fletcher said. The man, later identified as Marc Manfredonia, 22, of Bloomingdale, was arrested and charged with a borough summons of public urination and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in public. He was later released. Also on April 6, Fletcher said Ptl. Loveland was on patrol around 11:30 p.m. when he saw a man exit Kasper's Inn on Hamburg Turnpike and walk to the side of the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Local police department participating in statewide unwanted medicine collection event.
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Tuesday, April 9
The Bloomingdale Police Department will be collecting unused, unwanted medication as part of "Operation Take Back New Jersey" on April 27. The local police department's participation in the statewide initiative, run by the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. During those hours, residents will be able to deposit their unwanted medications in a drop-off box provided by the DEA. Bloomingdale police recommend removing labels from any medication you intend to deposit in the box during the one-day event.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Students in grades 5 through 8 recognized.
Several Walter T. Bergen School students achieved places on the Bloomingdale school's Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the second tri-mester. The following students were honored for their achievements: Grade 5- Jacob Tolentino, Julia Tuck, Evan van lenten Grade 6-Zoe Bross, Sama Dwaidari Grade 7-Isabel Amadio, Allison Mizzone, Nicholas Schalago, Matthew Ullrich Grade 8-Ashley Assin, Mackenn Bross, Malak Dwaidari, Valeria Lopez. All information provided by the Walter T. Bergen School.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Man charged with careless driving, driving with suspended license.
A North Bergen man was charged with careless driving after police said he fell asleep at the wheel and overturned his car on Glenwild Avenue on Wednesday. Bloomingdale Police Ptl. Dan Fletcher said Kenneth Perez, 26, was driving around 8:30 a.m. when he lost control of his car after "momentarily falling asleep." Perez drove off the roadway and while attempting to return to Glenwild Avenue, the car rolled over on its side, Fletcher said. Fletcher said the car needed to be towed from the scene. Perez suffered minor cuts on his hand, which Tri-Boro First Aid Squad treated after responding. In addition to careless driving, Fletcher said Perez was found to be driving with a suspended driver's license and issued a summons for such. For questions…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Fear of potential gun restrictions prompts surge in gun interest, police chief says.
Two developing trends are keeping the Bloomingdale Police Department busy, Police Chief Joseph Borell told the Bloomingdale Council in his annual report on Tuesday evening. The police department is handling more gun permits than ever before, he said, and the use of heroin is rising. Since the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., in December, the number of applications for handgun permits and weapons identification cards in the borough has “gone through the roof,” Borrell said. In 2012, the police department processed 72 applications for identification cards, an “all-time high,” the chief said, and 106 handgun permits. Since the beginning of the year, the department has already handled 60 permit applications, the chief said. “I can’t imagine…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Butler and Bloomingdale districts promise parents schools will continue to promote safe environment.
Local police officers were scheduled throughout Butler schools and Bloomingdale schools held safety assemblies Friday morning on the heels of an incident in which a threat was reported toward Butler High School on Thursday. According to a letter written by Butler Public Schools Superintendent Mario Cardinale and posted on the district's website, officials learned of the threat which was "of a more generalized and non-specific nature with no sense of immediate or imminent danger," and began alerting administrators, faculty members and parents. "The information we were alerted to was also shared with our Bloomingdale School colleagues," Cardinale said. Bloomingdale Public Schools Interim Superintendent Frank Buglione said he was unsure in …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Driver issued summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
A Bloomingdale woman suffered head injuries after she was struck by a car in a crosswalk on Glenwild Avenue Friday night. The woman, 54, was walking near Captolene Avenue just after 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a car being driven by 40-year-old Feryal Guler, also of Bloomingdale, according to Bloomingdale Police Ptl. Dan Fletcher. The pedestrian suffered injuries to her left hand in addition to her head and was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad. Chilton Hospital paramedics also responded. Fletcher said Glenwild Avenue was blocked off from Hamburg Turnpike to Delazier Place while police investigated and first responders assisted at the scene. Guler was issued a summons for failure to yield to a …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Mendham woman drove off roadway and through a fence, police said.
A Mendham woman was charged with DWI and failure to report an accident Wednesday after Bloomingdale police said she was found walking down the middle of Macopin Road not far from where she drove off the road, struck a guardrail, went through a fence and left her car in a small ravine near Star Lake Camp. Dorrie Kennedy, 48, was seen walking in clothing not appropriate for the cold weather, according to Ptl. Dan Fletcher, around 4:15 a.m. Kennedy told officers she was waiting for a ride from a friend, Fletcher said, but not far from where she was, officers saw skid marks leading off the road. Fletcher said Kennedy was driving when she left the roadway and ended up in the ravine. She also showed signs of intoxication, Fletcher said, and was …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Prescription medication, bottle of vodka found in bathroom where woman fell from, police said.
A 50-year-old Kinnelon woman fell more than 15 feet, initially from a bathroom window, in Bloomingdale Wednesday and was found naked and bleeding from the face, arms and legs around 9:45 a.m. The woman, Teresa Blair, was transported to Morristown Medical Center by Tri-Boro First Aid Squad after officers "responded to a report of a bloody, naked female," according to Ptl. Dan Fletcher. She was found by police on the ground outside an apartment near Quick Chek on Hamburg Turnpike, Fletcher said. In the bathroom from which Blair initially fell, Fletcher said officers found a bottle of prescription medication and a bottle of vodka. "Although Blair was conscious, she was incoherent and would only yell at the officers," Fletcher said. Blair was …