Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Press Release-Attempt to identify vehicle / driver

On Thursday, 8-25-16 at approximately 1:06 pm, the Bergenfield Police Department received a 911 call regarding a Motor Vehicle Crash, with injuries, in the area of W. Clinton Avenue and Melrose Avenue. Upon the arrival of Officers, it was determined that one of the vehicles was seen fleeing the scene Eastbound on W. Clinton Avenue. The 78 year old female driver of the vehicle who was struck, sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
Witnesses described the fleeing vehicle as an older model, blue/green Subaru hatchback, possibly an Outback. Video surveillance provided an additional description of the fleeing vehicle and it is described as having front, driver’s side damage, as well as a flat, front driver’s side tire and a spare donut tire for the front passenger side tire.
The driver of the vehicle who was struck was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment for her injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this crash, please contact the Bergenfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 201-387-4000 x4011.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Press Release- Drug arrest

On Wednesday, 7/27/2016, at 11:24 am, while on patrol, Officers Peter Morano and Eric Lind observed an occupied vehicle parked in the Fire Zone in front of 425 S. Washington Ave.(Rite Aid) Officers Morano and Lind approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver. While speaking to the driver, officers Morano and Lind detected a raw odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

The driver was instructed to exit the vehicle. When questioned about the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle, the driver, now identified as Danielle Sproviero, age 22, of Fair Lawn, NJ  admitted to possessing marijuana in her pocketbook at which time, officers retrieved a medium sized zip lock baggie containing the marijuana.  She was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters for processing. The vehicle was left parked legally in the lot while Ms. Sproviero was transported.

Ms. Sproviero was charged with the following complaint summons. 2C:35.10a(4) for possession of CDS, summons for Parking in a fire zone and M.V summons, 39:4-49.1 for CDS in a Motor Vehicle.  Upon being served the Complaint Summons, Ms. Sproviero was released and given a court date of 8/03/16 at Bergenfield Municipal Court.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Prayers for Dallas Police Department

Please join the members of the Bergenfield Police Department in sending our deepest condolences to the officers who lost their lives protecting others in Dallas, to their families, the Dallas PD, and their community.

This was a horrible attack on law enforcement.  We ask our residents to assistance us in keeping our community safe by being vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity, vehicles, or persons in their areas.  

Our officers have been urged to be even more vigilant than normal due to this horrific event.  

The members of the Bergenfield Police Department are committed to protecting and serving the residents and all who travel through our Borough.   

We hope and pray the Dallas Police Department and their Community bands together in this time of darkness.  

Chief Madalone

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Press Release- Walgreen's theft

On 7/1/2016, at approximately 6:19 pm, officers were dispatched to 406 S. Washington Ave (Walgreen’s) on a report of a theft. Upon arrival, officers were met by the employees of Walgreen’s. Officers were advised that an employee who works in the cosmetics area of the store left her station and returned soon after to find that the cash register drawer was missing.  Officers reviewed surveillance video of the incident and observed an adult male, in his late 20’s, wearing a black t shirt, black pants and white Air Jordan sneakers with a sweatshirt on his shoulder enter the store and proceed to go behind the counter. The male is observed removing the cash register drawer and placing it in the sweatshirt and walking out of the store.

The amount of money in the cash register is believed to be a minimum of $100.00. If anyone has any information, please contact the Bergenfield Police Department at 201-387-4000.

Monday, June 20, 2016

"Meet Our Officers" introducing Sgt. Daniel Brizek

Dan is the youngest of 11 children, and was born and raised in Fair Lawn, NJ.  He attended Fair Lawn High School and is a graduate of the class of 1985.  He attended William Paterson University for 2 years, before enrolling at the Computer Processing Institute.  He completed a 6 month course of study and received certification as a Computer Programmer. Over the course of the next 14 years, he went on to be employed by several fortunate 500 companies, moving up the ladder, and eventually becoming a Senior Systems Analyst with Prudential Financial.  Shortly after 9/11, he felt compelled to make a difference, and so he decided to change careers and pursue law enforcement.

            Initially, he took a job with Homeland Security as a TSA Security Screener at Newark airport from 2002 to 2003.  During this time, he took the Law Enforcement Exam.

He was hired by the Human Services Police Department in June of 2003 and was assigned to the Greystone Psychiatric Facility in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ.  He attended the Morris County Police Academy, where he was President of his academy class.  Shortly thereafter, he received a call from, the Bergenfield Police Department and interviewed for a position.  In February of 2004, he left Human Services and was hired by Bergenfield where he was assigned to the Patrol Division.

In August of 2011, Dan was reassigned from the Patrol Division to the Traffic Bureau.  While in Traffic, he represented the department as a member of the Police Traffic Officer’s Association of Bergen County and sat on the board of the Barrier Free Committee.

Dan is currently a member of the Honor Legion, the Honor Guard, the Motorcycle Squad and is the department’s Radar Instructor.  Formerly, he participated in the 4th Grade program, he was the department’s PBA Delegate for 3 years and was a member of the Rapid Deployment Force of Bergen County for 7 years.  Dan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March of 2013.

When not at work, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife Pamela and his two daughters Alexandra and Isabella.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Press Release- Drug arrest

On 6/15/2016, at 3:50 pm, Officers Ramon Cruz and Peter Morano were traveling in a marked police vehicle in the area of S. Front St., and observed an individual known to them as Joseph Marsilio, riding his bicycle. Officers approached Joseph Marsilio and began speaking to him, Joseph Marsilio was extremely nervous during the encounter. While continuing their conversation, Joseph Marsilio kept placing his hands in his pants pockets. After several times of being advised to remove his hands from his pockets, Joseph Marsilio then confessed and reached into his front pants pocket and provided the officers with a napkin which contained 7 clear plastic baggies with suspected crack cocaine.

Joseph Marsilio, age 48, of Bergenfield, NJ was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters. He was charged with the following: Possession of crack cocaine, Possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 500 feet of a park (Bridge St. Park), Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 500 feet of Bergenfield library, and Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1000 feet of Roy Brown Middle School.

Bergenfield Municipal Court Judge Herbert was contacted and issued the warrants with bail set at $75,000 with no 10% option allowed. Joseph Marsilio was transported to Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Press Release- Threat to School

On 6/14/2016, at approximately 08:53 am, Officers responded to 115 Highview Ave (Lincoln Elementary School) on a report of a lockdown. Upon arrival, officers met with the school employee. It was reported that a Hispanic male in his 50’s with salt and pepper hair, wearing a black pants and a black shirt approached a teacher in the parking lot and stated that he wanted to “blow up the school”. The male then left the area on foot. As a precaution, all Bergenfield Schools were placed on lockdown.  Officer Daynel Ozorio located the male on New Bridge Rd / Greenbriar St. Upon further investigation, the male was arrested and identified as Edgar Perez, age 48, of Bergenfield, NJ.

Officers searched the area of the school and did not observe anything suspicious. Officers also responded to Mr. Perez’s residence and were given permission by Mr. Perez’s mother to conduct an interior search of the home. The search yielded negative results.

The Bergenfield Police Dept. in conjunction with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office handled the case. Edgar Perez was charged with the following:  2C:33-2a(1), disorderly conduct and 2C:12-3A, Terroristic threats. Bergenfield Municipal Court Judge Herbert was contacted and bail was set at $20,000 with no 10% option. In lieu of bail, Edgar Perez will be transported to Bergen County Jail.