On Monday, November 5th at 5:03 p.m., Roselle Park Police responded to 200 West Webster Avenue – Building D – for a report of tenants feeling ill. Police responded as did the Roselle Park Fire Department (RPFD) and the Roselle Park Emergency Medical Services (RPEMS).
At the scene, police located a running generator inside the basement level laundry room. The exhaust fumes from the generator were seeping into several apartments located above the laundry room. One of the residents of the apartment building set up the generator after the power went out due to Storm Sandy. The generator had been running for about two (2) hours at the time of the incident. The residents who were feeling ill refused medical attention at the scene. The building was later ventilated by the RPFD.
At 8 p.m., police discovered the theft of one of their own generators. The Honda EU2000I generator was locked to a utility pole on Faitoute Avenue at West Webster Avenue to supply power to the intersection’s traffic lights. Investigation revealed that the deadbolt had been cut from the unit.