Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Active Shooter Training


There will be another active shooter training drill at 49 S. Summit St. (Washington School) starting tonight at 7 pm and conducted throughout the night. The Police department will be utilizing all resources as if this was an actual incident. Police, Fire, EMS and many others may be called onto the scene. Police radios will be used to reach out to other first responders while stating, “This is a drill” prior to calling out for them. Once again, this is only a drill.

 

BPD would like to thank our fellow first responders, Bergenfield FD and Bergenfield Ambulance for assisting us in this training and the Board of Education for giving us the opportunity to utilize the school in training for an active shooter. This drill will allow us to better prepare and streamline resources should an incident ever occur. We can hope for the best, but must prepare for the worst. We ask for non-essential personnel to please refrain from responding to the area and to refrain from contacting the police desk in regards to this drill.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Active Shooter Drill @ Washington School


There will be an active shooter training drill at 49 S. Summit St. (Washington School) starting tonight at 7 pm and conducted throughout the night. The Police department will be utilizing all resources as if this was an actual incident. Police, Fire, EMS and many others may be called onto the scene. Police radios will be used to reach out to other first responders while stating, “This is a drill” prior to calling out for them. Once again, this is only a drill.

BPD would like to thank our fellow first responders, Bergenfield FD and Bergenfield Ambulance for assisting us in this training and the Board of Education for giving us the opportunity to utilize the school in training for an active shooter. This drill will allow us to better prepare and streamline resources should an incident ever occur. We can hope for the best, but must prepare for the worst. We ask for non-essential personnel to please refrain from responding to the area and to refrain from contacting the police desk in regards to this drill.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Press Release - Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer


On 1-18-18, At approximately 4:08 am, Bergenfield Police Officer James Acito was on patrol and entered 7-11, located at 53 N. Washington Avenue. Upon entering the establishment, he was advised by the employees that a male who was walking in and out of the business was causing a disturbance. Upon P.O. Acito making contact with the male, who was identified as Darian Perry, a 23 year old male from Bergenfield, Mr. Perry threatened P.O. Acito and threatened other individuals inside of the establishment. While P.O. Acito was attempting to place Mr. Perry under arrest, a struggle ensued and Mr. Perry resisted and struck P.O. Acito in the face, causing a laceration to the officer’s lip and a hand injury.

Mr. Perry was charged on a complaint warrant for Terroristic Threats, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of CDS, and Resisting Arrest and was lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing.

 

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Snow anticipation for 12/9/17

 
A possible snow event is anticipated for Saturday, December 9 which may result in 3-5” of accumulation. Please be aware for your personal safety and to avoid receiving summonses, we ask that you make sure your vehicle(s) are not parked on the street. If you have family or friends visiting for the weekend, please ask them not to park on the street as well.

Therefore, if you will be away or unable to move your vehicle, make arrangements for someone to move your vehicle(s) off the street until all snowfall has ended, the roadways are clear, and parking permission on the street is resumed.   

Monday, December 4, 2017

Recovery of stolen vehicle involved in a pursuit


On 12-4-17, the Bergenfield Police Department assisted the Dumont Police Department attempting to locate a vehicle, described as a 2016 Honda SUV, which was stolen from the corner of Sunnyside Avenue and Washington Avenue in Dumont. The stolen vehicle was involved in a pursuit with several jurisdictions and was last seen traveling back towards Bergenfield. Officer Gregory Slater was in the area of Liberty Road and Howard Drive, when he heard screeching tires and smelled burning rubber. A search of the area was conducted and Officer Slater located the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of 66 Howard Drive. The vehicle was located unoccupied at that time.
 

A search ensued for the driver of the stolen vehicle, Teaneck Police and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist. Officer Jose Portorreal responded to Walgreens, located at 406 S. Washington Avenue, and inquired, if any suspicious individuals recently entered the store. Officer Portorreal was advised that an unknown, suspicious male entered the store and asked to use the restroom. Officer Portorreal also was advised that the male was in fact still in the restroom.
 

Officer Portorreal and other officers approached the restroom and prior to making contact with the male, the officers heard what appeared to be excessive flushing of the toilet and what sounded like the cover to the toilet bowl tank being moved. The male, identified as Edward Arnold, a 29 year old male from Bergenfield, exited the restroom and was met by the officers. After further investigation, two gold rings, valued at approximately $1200.00, which were confirmed to have belonged to the victim and had been located in the stolen vehicle, were located hidden in the toilet bowl in the Walgreens restroom. Mr. Arnold was placed under arrest and charged with Theft on a complaint warrant. There was also an outstanding $433.00 warrant for Mr. Arnold from the Fair Lawn Police Department.
 

Mr. Arnold was lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

BPD Salutes those who served: Veteran's Day, November 11, 2017

              The men and women of the Bergenfield Police Department extend their heartfelt gratitude to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces on this Veteran's Day for November 11, 2017. We salute and honor all those who have served this great country and thank them for their sacrifice, dedication and loyalty. Those veterans who make their home in the Borough of Bergenfield are especially remembered and honored by the officers, telecommunicators and civilian personnel of our police department.
And, to our own officers and personnel who have served, or their sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters or brothers that serve or have served, thank you.
The following officers and 911 telecommunicators of the Bergenfield Police Department have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces:

 
PO John Brown  
Det. Jon Sommer  
PO John Galarza
PO Marc Rispoli 
Det. Michael Dymek
PO Michael Legregni 
     Det.David Tortora       
PO Robert Mader
Det. Kyle Witty
PO Firman Masri 
PO John Hwang
PO Timothy Knapp
PO Eugenio Estevez
PO Christopher Brugger
PO Rick Tauber
PO Andres Enriquez
PO James Warnet
PO Matthew Siemaszkiewicz
PO Jessica Hunter
Telecommunicator Cathy Racas
Telecommunicator Robert Groezinger II
 



























Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Press Release- Burglary arrest


On 7-22-17, Officers from the Bergenfield Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Malden Court on a report of a Burglary to Auto that took place sometime between 7-21-17 and 7-22-17. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that approximately 11 vehicles that were parked at 9 different locations, were entered during the night in the area of Malden Court, Greenwich Street, and Judith Place. It appeared at the time that the actor walked down the street and targeted any vehicle that was left unlocked.

The actor managed to retrieve a combination of approximately $1600.00 worth of merchandise and cash from the vehicles.

The Bergenfield Police detectives began to investigate the Burglaries and Thefts, and after nearly two months of investigating, ultimately led to the arrest of Sebastian Nino-Lopez on 9/12/2017. Mr. Nino-Lopez is a 21 year old male from Bergenfield. Mr. Nino-Lopez was charged with (11) eleven counts of Burglary and (5) five counts of Theft and released on a summons pending an appearance in the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court.

The Bergenfield Police Department would like to remind all residents to be vigilant in watching for suspicious persons and to remember to lock the doors to all vehicles and residences to avoid being an easy target.