Burglary at Route 46 Gas Station
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating a commercial burglary that took place at the Gulf gas station, located at 3 Route 46 East, sometime between May 13th at 7:30 PM and May 14th at 5:30 AM. The unknown actor(s) apparently gained entry to the building by smashing a rear window. It appears only a small amount of money was taken.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fairfield Police Department’s Investigative Division at 973-227-1400. The case is being investigated byDetective Christopher Niemiec.
Fire Destroys Barbara Drive Residence
Fairfield (NJ) On May 7, 2012, at approximately 4:00 P.M., the Fairfield Police Department was alerted to a house fire at 11 Barbara Drive. Initial reports were that the fire was in the attic and that the elderly residents were still in the home. First responding officers found the homeowners did in fact evacuate the house. They observed a heavy smoke condition and flames along an interior stairway.
The Fairfield Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze. Assisting Fairfield were fire departments from Caldwell, North Caldwell, Pine Brook and West Caldwell. In addition, Atlantic Healthcare Ambulance EMS-7 and the West Essex First Aid Squad also responded to assist.
The Fairfield Fire Prevention Bureau is investigating the cause of the blaze, which at present, is believed to be accidental. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
Burglary at 198 Sand Road
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating a residential burglary that occurred at 198 Sand Road on May 11, 2012, sometime between 9:00 PM and 10:30 PM. The homeowner, who was out of the area at the time of the incident, was apparently contacted by his alarm company notifying him of an alarm activation. The homeowner advised the alarm company not to dispatch the police. Instead, he contacted a friend to check on the home at his convenience. Upon doing so, the friend discovered that the front door to the home had been forced open. He then alerted police. During the course of the incident, the unknown actor(s) attempted to disengage the alarm system by cutting the phone lines and ripping the alarm panel from the wall. At present, it has not yet been determined what, if anything was taken.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division at 973-227-1400. The case is being investigated by Detective Robert Sanger.
Attempted Burglary Occurs on Fox Hill Road
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating an attempted burglary of a Fox Hill Road residence that occurred on May 2, 2012 at approximately 9:00 P.M. At that time, officers were dispatched to a burglar alarm at 34 Fox Hill Road. When they arrived, they allegedly observed signs of forced entry to a rear screen door. A canvass of the neighborhood revealed a witness who apparently observed two youths running from the residence immediately after the alarm had sounded. These individuals were described as possibly being 15-18 years of age, wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with any information about this is incident is encouraged to contact the Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division at (973) 227-1400. The case is being investigated byDetective Robert Sanger.