Fairfield Police Promote Summer Bicycle Helmet Safety
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Fairfield Municipal Alliance Committee will once again be on the lookout this summer for children who are wearing their required helmets when riding their bicycles. When observed by an officer, these children will be given coupons that will entitle them to one of the following:
- A free slice of pizza and a soda from Hollywood Pizza
- A free slice of pizza and a soda from Puzo’s Pizza
- A free bagel and bottle of water from Manhattan Bagel
- A free ice cream from Carmellas
Officers will also be taking enforcement action against those individuals found not to be wearing required helmets as well. “Obviously the summer weather presents greater opportunity for children to be out on their bicycles and it is our hope that this program will again serve as an incentive for them to comply with the law and get a reward for doing so. It also is a great relationship builder between our community’s children and our officers” said Deputy Chief Anthony Manna. The program will run throughout the summer.
The Fairfield Police Department would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors and the Fairfield Municipal Alliance Committee, without whom, this program would not exist.
Pursuit Results in Criminal and Motor Vehicle Charges
Fairfield (NJ) Ibn Jones (37) from Newark, N.J. was charged with receiving stolen property and eluding police, as well as a litany of motor vehicle offenses to include reckless driving, driving while suspended, speeding and disregard of a traffic signal, on June 28, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 7:52 PM, Officer Raymond Puluse was on patrol and monitoring area police radio transmissions on his scanner when he heard that the North Caldwell Police Department was actively looking for a white Nissan 370z that was believed to be involved in an attempted motor vehicle theft in their jurisdiction. A short time later, he overheard a transmission indicating that the West Caldwell Police Department had spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it but that it failed to do so and was now travelling on Clinton Road into Fairfield.
Officers Raymond Puluse and Brian Sabatelli were on Clinton Road as the suspect vehicle passed their location. They attempted to stop the vehicle and pursued it into Montville at which time the vehicle entered onto Route 80 East and successfully eluded the officers. Shortly after that, Totowa police pursued the vehicle until it stopped and the two occupants fled on foot. Jones, the alleged driver was captured while the passenger remains at large. It is alleged that the Nissan they were in was reported stolen to the Linden police. Jones was being held in the Passaic County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
(It should be noted that the charges against Jones are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Fairfield Police Seek Shoplifting Suspect
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is actively seeking to arrest Derrick Muldrow (43) of Roselle, N.J. who is wanted in connection for allegedly stealing a camera lens, valued at approximately $2000.00 from Unique Photo located on Route 46 on June 27, 2015.
It is alleged that Muldrow was handling a new Nikon 300 PF camera lens, which has not yet even been delivered for public purchase, when he allegedly concealed it in his pocket and left the store. Muldrow was identified by store representatives from prior transactions at the store. The lens was eventually returned the same day by a third party intermediary. Muldrow was allegedly supposed to turn himself in to Fairfield authorities on June 28, 2015. When he failed to appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Anyone with information about Muldrow’s whereabouts can contact the Fairfield Police Department at (973) 227-1400.
(It should be noted that the charges against Muldrow are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Fairfield Man Arrested on Weapons Charges
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Michael Francisco (24) of Fairfield, N.J. for making a terroristic threat and for two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose on June 26, 2015.
On that date, at approximately 7:27 P.M., the Fairfield police received a noise complaint from a Carroll Street requesting the police come and tell the individuals at a neighboring residence to lower loud music. While in route to the call, it was then broadcast that there was now a fight in progress at the location, with one individual allegedly in possession of a baseball bat and a machete. Officers arrived to find a large crowd of people scattered in the street.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Francisco began playing loud music from an amplifier near his garage when, according to him, his neighbor came onto his property and told him to lower the music and began cussing at him. This resulted initially in a physical confrontation between the two which resulted in others from both residences becoming involved in the altercation.
It is alleged, that at some point, Francisco went into his garage and retrieved both a baseball bat and a machete. It is believed that the sounds of approaching law enforcement made Francisco put the items back in the garage. Police later recovered the items from the residence. Francisco was arrested by Officer Raymond Puluse without incident.
Multiple individuals at the scene claimed to be the victims of simple assaults and all were referred to the Fairfield Municipal Court to sign complaints. At the time of the incident, all of these individuals declined transportation to a medical facility for treatment, however, after processing and being released on his own recognizance, Francisco was transported to Mountainside Hospital for treatment. He is scheduled to have an initial court appearance in the Superior Court in Newark on July 2, 2015.
(It should be noted that the charges against Francisco are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)