Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Detectives looking for clues to several burglaries which occurred between Monday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 10, police said.
Verona detectives are investigating a series of burglaries in the township over the course of three days last week, officials said Tuesday. In the first incident on Monday, April 8, Verona Police were called to a Bloomfield Avenue residence at 10:38 a.m. in response to a burglary. The owner reported during the past month someone had entered the home and removed several door handles valued at $1,000, police said. At 6:18 p.m. that same day, police were called to a Martin Road residence on a separate burglary incident. A resident reported that she discovered several items missing from the residence, police said. A neighbor reported he had seen a trailer parked by the house as well as workers going in and out of the home. The resident is …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Fairview Avenue resident returns letter to post office, gets visit from man looking for package, police said.
Verona police are cautioning residents after a Fairview Avenue resident received a pair of suspicious letters within a few days, addressed to a man who doesn’t live at the address. According to police reports, on March 29 the homeowner received a letter at her home, but it was addressed to a man she didn’t know. She brought the letter to the post office and informed postal officials the man didn’t live there. Later that day, police said, a man arrived at her home looking for a package that was supposed to be delivered to a different address in the area. The homeowner told the man the letter was returned to the post office and the man left. Several days later, the woman received a similar letter in the mail, returned it to the post office …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Verona police arrest Ronald McManus for possession of drug paraphernalia hours after he allegedly left the scene of an accident.
[Updated: Tuesday, March 26 11:00 a.m.] Verona police searched without success on Thursday, March 21 for Ronald McManus at a West Caldwell business where he works to ticket him for leaving the scene of an accident earlier in the day and driving with a suspended license. But, according to Verona police, that was just the beginning of the North Haledon resident’s troubles. In the accident, police said McManus was driving on Bloomfield Avenue around 4 p.m. when he allegedly hit a car at the intersection of Bloomfield and Fairview avenues and then left the scene. The alert driver of the struck vehicle was able to provide a description of the van McManus was allegedly driving. He told police “Valente Plumbing and Heating” was scrawled across …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Police seek information from public on home burglary.
Verona Police are investigating a Wednesday burglary and are looking to the public for leads. The front door of a Linden Avenue home, close to Cumberland Avenue, was kicked in sometime between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, police said. Verona Chief of Police Douglas Huber could not be reached for comment and it is unknown what was taken as of Thursday afternoon. Police are urging residents to call the Verona Police Department at 973-239-5000 with any information. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Victor Cirilo fined, loses driver's license for November incident in Verona.
West Orange Council President Victor Cirilo accepted a plea deal in Verona Municipal Court Wednesday night on charges stemming from a DWI incident last November. The case, postponed several times since an initial November court date, was not without continued drama Wednesday night as an angry Verona Municipal Court Judge John A. Paparazzo clashed once again with Cirilo’s attorney, Roy Breslow of Verona and Cirilo during questioning on the plea agreement. Cirilo was originally charged with driving while intoxicated following a Nov. 9 police stop after he made a turn from Bloomfield Avenue onto Mount Prospect Avenue (Route 23) just after midnight, Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber said at the time. At the time of his arrest, Cirilo was …
Verona Police are telling residents to plan alternative routes.
Verona police are urging residents to avoid several township roads while Verona Department of Public Works crews work to fix a water main break. Closed roads are: Police are asking residents to plan an alternative route. Since temperatures are above freezing, police said, there is no risk of ice causing dangerous conditions.
Monday, January 28, 2013
A car slammed into the back of another car waiting at a traffic light causing a four-car pileup.
A four-car accident was blamed for snarling Pompton Avenue traffic Friday after a chain-reaction accident, police officials said. Three cars were waiting at the light on Pompton Avenue and Vincent Place at around 12 p.m. on Jan. 25, said Verona Chief of Police Douglas Huber. One car, traveling north on Pompton Avenue, slammed into the third car in line, which hit the second car, causing it to hit into the first car in line, he said. There were no major injures reported. Two of the cars had to be towed away, said Huber. None of the drivers involved were Verona residents, he said.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Police will host an emergency training session for on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Verona Community Center for residents registered for the program.
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). The session will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave Verona, NJ. "Training citizens to be prepared in case of a disaster is beneficial to everyone," said Verona Police Captain Mitchell Stern. "When people are properly trained, they become less likely to have to contact emergency services for non-life threatening needs immediately after disaster strikes." "Any …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Local police support program, which will be held in Montclair in February.
Verona police officials have praised plans by neighboring Montclair to team up with Essex County and get guns off the street. Montclair and Essex County will be holding a gun buy-back in February where anyone can exchange their guns for cash. The gun buy-back was announced last month soon after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 children and seven adults dead in Newtown, Conn. “The key to the gun buy-back is that they accept weapons unasked,” said Verona Police Capt. Mitchell Stern. “It's anonymous, so no one knows why the gun was turned in.” “I think anything that would take any illegal weapons off the street is a good idea,” he said. In the last five years, 447 Verona residents have applied for a pistol permit or …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Judge annoyed as West Orange council president says he's hired a new lawyer and seeks expert testimony from his personal doctor and needs additional delay in trial.
The Verona DWI case involving West Orange Council President Victor Cirilo was postponed yet again Wednesday after he changed lawyers and requested more time to consult with his lawyer and seek expert testimony from his personal doctor. An exasperated Judge John A. Paparazzo appeared annoyed in Verona Municipal Court when Cirilo’s attorney, Roy Breslow of Verona, made the request for an additional postponement, but agreed to delay the trial until Feb. 6. Paparazzo questioned why Breslow wasn’t ready saying the Cirilo had ample time to prepare for the case and saying Breslow should have been ready by now. Cirilo is seeking expert testimony from his doctor about his field sobriety test, his lawyer said Wednesday. Paparazzo said there was no …