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Olean Men Arrested for Drug Possession

March 25, 2019

OLEAN, NY -- State Police arrested two Olean men on drug possession charges Saturday.

Police charged Anthony R. Driskell, 30,and Oakley L. Phearsdorf, 35, with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police also charged Driskell with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and Phearsdorf with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police said they found both men in possession of ...

Clark FD Responds to Fire Finds Blocked Exits and Other Safety Concerns at ULTA Beauty in Commons

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department responded to a call at ULTA Beauty in the Clark Commons early on Monday afternoon.   Upon arrival, the FD found customers and employees rushing out of the store after a fire was discovered in an outlet in the floor according to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa. One employee of ULTA said the store had an odd rubber smell all morning leading up to the ...

Schedule For South Brunswick Police Department's Increased Traffic Enforcement

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department has announced increased traffic enforcement in certain areas of the township for the week of March 24.

Enhanced traffic enforcement areas include:

Speeding and overweight vehicles on Sand Hill Road from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Speeding and traffic signal violations on Deans Rhode Hall Road between Route 535 ...

Bloomfield Police Capture Repeat Package Thief

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An arrest was made following the investigation of two separate package thefts in the township.

In each case, the suspect is reported to have stolen packages from the victims’ porch. The first incidenet was in February, the second last week. The total amount of proceeds taken are valued at $825.

Home security footage from the victims’ residences, and their ...

Growing Up in a Law Enforcement Atmosphere Paved the Way for Jeff Rowley to Become Police Chief in Olean

OLEAN, NY –  Olean Police Department Chief Jeff Rowley recalls spending his childhood in a law enforcement atmosphere. He admired and looked up to his father, who was a state trooper.

“I wanted to become involved in law enforcement from an early age," Rowley said. "When I was in high school, you didn’t need a college degree to become a police officer, ...

Authorities Investigating Early Morning Shooting in Whitman Park that Killed One

CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was shot dead in the city's Whitman Park neighborhood early Monday morning, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced today.

According to the prosecutor's office, Camden County Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation near the 1200 block of Thurman Avenue when they found Andrew Stanley, 36, of Camden, on the ground suffering from multiple ...

Traffic Stop Yields 30 Bags of Heroin; Driver Enters Detox Program

GLEN ROCK, NJ - A 27-year-old Haskell man voluntarily surrendered himself to a detox program at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center after police found 30 bags of heroin in his impounded truck, police said.

On March 18, police stopped the man on Lincoln Avenue in the area of William Place before 6 p.m. Acting on probable cause, officers asked to search his pickup truck believing he was ...

Tougher Penalties for Failing to Report Child Sexual Abuse Signed into Law

TRENTON, NJ — A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Edward "Ned" Thomson (R-Monmouth/Ocean) that increases the penalties for failing to report child sexual abuse has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The measure (S641/A850) requires those who believe a child has been sexually abused to immediately report it to the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

Failure ...

Two Sunday Fires Keep Union Firefighters Busy

UNION, NJ – Just as Union firefighters were wrapping up work at a fire in the Vauxhall section of town Sunday afternoon, another active fire was reported in a housing complex off of Route 22 near Michigan Avenue.

At about 3:00 p.m., firefighters responded to Carnegie Place where they found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of a two-story multi-family dwelling.  Firefighters ...

North Plainfield Event Raises $45,838 for St. Baldrick’s, honors Eline, Hoyt, and Murray


NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In a strong statement of solidarity with kids with cancer,  local fire fighters, high school students, parents and members of the community shaved their heads at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising event held at the North Plainfield Fire station to raise money for childhood cancer research.  $ 45,838 was raised so far this year. More than $1.2 ...


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New Scholarship Offering from Watchung PBA Local 193

March 15, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ -  Watchung PBA Local 193 is excited to announce the launch of its new $2500 scholarship offering. The scholarship will be given to honor Officer Matthew J. Melchionda, a Watchung Police Officer that died in the line of duty on March 8, 2006. Watchung PBA President Sherif Zaiton stated, “We previously offered a joint scholarship with Watchung/Warren Rotary that was ...