Burglary Occurs at Floral Shop
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating a burglary that took place at Bernice’s Floral, located at 100 Plymouth Street. The crime occurred sometime between April 19-20, 2012. Unknown actor(s) pried open a window and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. It appears that the same actor(s) also attempted to force entry into the Caboose on the Corner deli, which is located in the same building, by cutting holes into a screen on a window. Entry was not made.
Anyone with information about this or any other crime are encouraged to contact the Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division at 973-227-1400.
Fairfield Officer Alex Cifelli Honored at PBA Essex County Conference Awards Ceremony
Fairfield (NJ) Fairfield Police Officer Alex Cifelli was honored by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Essex County Conference Awards Ceremony as the Police Officer of the Year. The event took place on April 15, 2012 at the Il Tulipano restaurant inCedar Grove,N.J.
Officer Cifelli was permanently injured in the line of duty on June 19, 2011 when his police vehicle was intentionally rammed by one of six vehicles that were being stolen from the Skyline Auto Auction. After being rammed and injured, Officer Cifelli still assisted other Fairfield officers with apprehending the individual who rammed his vehicle after that suspect had fled the scene on foot.
Chief Charles Voelker stated: “Officer Cifelli epitomizes the extraordinary qualities of the officers of the Fairfield Police Department. He is an absolute credit to the law enforcement profession and I and the other members of the department are extremely proud of him and this deserving accolade.”
Police Investigating Theft of Golf Cart from Recreation Complex
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating the burglary of a shed located at the Fairfield Recreation Complex that occurred between April 18-19, 2012. The unknown actor(s) allegedly entered the shed, which was locked, and apparently stole a golf cart that belongs to the Township’s recreation department. The golf cart was located at the intersection of Green Meadows Road and Holly Drive on the morning of April 19th. It appears that the cart’s battery went dead.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Fairfield Police Department’s Investigative Division at 973-227-1400.
Juvenile Charged with Weapon Offenses and Assault
Fairfield (NJ) A 14 year old juvenile, whose identity is being withheld due to his age, was taken into custody and charged with possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and aggravated assault from an incident that allegedly occurred on a school bus on the afternoon of April 17, 2012 near Hollywood Avenue and Dardanello Court.
Three juveniles, accompanied by parents, came to the Fairfield Police Department at approximately 3:00 P.M. on April 17th to report the alleged incident to authorities. It is alleged that the 14 year old suspect participated in a bullying incident against another juvenile on the bus. When a friend of the individual being bullied intervened, the 14 year old suspect allegedly brandished a knife, showing the blade. This juvenile then allegedly struck the 14 year old suspect across the face with an open hand which resulted in the 14 year old suspect choking the other individual around their throat. Other juveniles intervened in order to stop the assault. The victim did not require hospitalization.
Fairfield detectives contacted the 14 year old juvenile and his parents, who both eventually came to police headquarters where the charges were served upon the suspect. The suspect was transported to the Essex County Youth Detention Center in Newark, N.J.The case will be forwarded to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for review. ( Note: The charges against this juvenile are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until adjudicated guilty in a court of law)