Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sector Supervisor Meetings/ Dates

Bergenfield PD’s Sector Supervisors will hold its meetings for the following sectors and dates: 

SW Sector meeting will be held in the Borough Hall Court on May 13, 2016, from 7-9 pm. 
SE Sector meeting will be held in the Borough Hall Court on May 26, 2016, from 7-9 pm.
NE Sector meeting will be held in the Borough Hall Court on May 31, 2016, from 7-9 pm.

The meeting will be attended by the supervisors of their respective sectors. We urge all residents in their respective sectors to attend and participate. Any issues, concerns, or comments are welcomed. We look forward to engaging with the community in hopes of extending our already great relationship.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Press Release- Custodian Death


On 5/3/2016, at approximately 07:08 am, police were dispatched to Bergenfield High school on a report of an unresponsive and unconscious male. Upon arrival, officers observed a male, later identified as David Zatta, age 59 of Dumont, NJ, inside the second floor leisure room. Mr. Zatta was pronounced dead by Paramedics on scene at 07:30 am. Mr. Zatta is a custodian for the Bergenfield High School and was working the overnight shift. The Bergen County Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene and took custody of Mr. Zatta. At this time, the death is not deemed suspicious in nature.

Mr. Zatta’s family was notified by Bergenfield officers with the assistance of Dumont PD. Our deepest condolences go to Mr. Zatta’s family, friends, and the Bergenfield High School staff.


Monday, April 18, 2016

Operation Take Back New Jersey April 30, 2016


On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, from 10am-2pm, Bergenfield PD in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be participating in “Operation Take Back New Jersey”.  There will be drug disposal boxes present in HQ for the collection of expired, unwanted, new/used medications.

Individuals may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, the individual is encouraged to remove the prescription label if it contains any personal identifying information. Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. Syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted.


Law enforcement officers will by standing by the drug disposal box at all times. However, they will not handle the medications at any time. The depositor will be able to deposit medication freely and independently. 

"Meet Our Officers" introducing PO Joseph Arrigo

     Joseph was born in Passaic, NJ and raised in Garfield, NJ.  He attended Garfield High School and graduated in 1996.  Joseph attended Bergen Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in 1999.  Joseph also attended William Paterson and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2001.

     Joseph began his law enforcement career in 2005, for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office as a Sheriff’s Officer.  Joseph was in the Protective Services Division and the Community Services Division where he participated in Project Lifesaver.  Joseph was hired in 2012 by the Bergenfield Police Department as a transfer through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program.  Joseph is involved in many community orientated programs such as the Youth Police Academy and D.A.R.E.  
 When not at work, Joseph likes to read and play basketball.  Joseph also likes to spend time with his friends and family.  Joseph looks forward to continuing to provide guidance to the youth of Bergenfield.
  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Drug Arrest


On 4/13/2016, at 01:28 am, Sgt. Duran and PO Tauber conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of West Main St / Front St., which led to the arrest of the driver, Esteban Perez, age 22, of Bergenfield, NJ. Mr. Perez was originally stopped for driving while using his cellphone. While questioning him, the officers smelled raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Mr. Perez exited his vehicle and was searched. A glass pipe was located in his pocket. A search of the vehicle was also conducted and a large glass jar, containing suspected marijuana was located underneath the driver’s seat.
As Mr. Perez was being handcuffed, he began to resist the arrest at which time necessary force was used by the officers to effect the arrest. Mr. Perez was charged with the following complaint summonses:
  1. 2C: 35-10A(1) for possession of marijuana2C:36-2 for possession of drug paraphernalia, and 2C: 29-2A(1) for resisting arrest.

Mr. Perez was also issued the following motor vehicle summonses: Use of a cell phone while driving and Possession of CDS in a vehicle. He was released and given a court date of 4/20/2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sector Supervisors Meeting


Bergenfield PD’s Sector Supervisors will hold its first meeting for the NW Sector. The meeting will be held in the Borough Hall Court on April 14, 2016, from 7-9 pm. The meeting will be attended by Lt. Hegel and Lt. Maggi. We urge all residents in their respective sectors to attend and participate. Any issues, concerns, or comments are welcomed. We look forward to engaging with the community in hopes of extending our already great relationship.


Future sector meetings will be posted shortly. Thank you all in advance.