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Man Arrested in Connection with Maplewood Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

October 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

According to Stephens and DeVaul, "after an extensive investigation, ...

Prosecutor: Local Man Used Marijuana before Accident that Killed RU student

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick.

David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the influence of marijuana on Sept. 28 when his car struck, Cory Aufiero of Colts Neck, on George ...

Roselle Firemen Serve Up a Great Time at 21st Annual Senior Brunch

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle fire department were once again showing off their cooking skills as they served brunch on Saturday morning at  St. Joeseph’s Cafeteria to the many Roselle Seniors in the community. 

This is the 21st. year the fire department has hosted the event and by the turnout and all of the smiles, the seniors were enjoying the day. Father Chris opened the event ...

Sparta Police: Car Accident Ends with Sparta Man Arrested

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing charges of driving while intoxicated after a car accident near Station Road.  On September 30, Police Officer Arlene Lippencott found Michael Familant, 29 had rear ended the driver of a Ford SUV with his Subaru, police report.

When speaking with Familant, Lippencott smelled alcohol on his breath and saw his eyes were watery and bloodshot and his ...

USPS Investigating Mail Found Dumped in Somers Woods

The United States Postal Service is releasing few details about boxes of mail found near woods behind The Burger Barn in Somers.

Jeffrey Powers, assistant special agent in charge of the U.S. Postal Service's Inspector General's Northeast Area's Field Office, said the undelivered mail was recovered by agents and the investigation is ongoing.

Powers did not answer ...

Neptune Woman Fatally Injured in Early Morning Crash on Route 35

FREEHOLD, NJ — A 59-year old woman walking along Route 35 in Neptune early this morning has died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sonia Naranjo of Neptune was pronounced dead from her injuries at 12:42 a.m. on October 21 — about 40 minutes after she was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in the southbound lane ...

Belmar Main Street Fire Ruled Accidental, Leaves Building Uninhabitable

BELMAR, NJ — A two-alarm fire at 1210 Main Street in Belmar yesterday has been ruled accidental, leaving the structure unsafe and its second-story apartments uninhabitable, according to borough officials.

Fire, building and health officials spent today surveying the fire, smoke and water damage left after a two-alarm blaze on October 17 ripped through the building, which housed Sportsnut ...

Man Reports Being Robbed While Entering Home in South Orange on Thursday Night; His Vehicle Also Stolen

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Warwick Avenue resident reported that at about 11 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 18, he was bringing groceries into his house when "two men struck him in the face and knocked him down," according to the South Orange Police Blotter.

According to the police blotter, the victim described the assailants as "two, young black males," and reported that they stole his ...

Green Brook Police Department Collecting Unwanted Prescription Medications as part of ​ “Operation Take Back New Jersey”

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department will once again be participating in the “Operation Take Back New Jersey” prescription medication disposal program. This program, orchestrated through the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides a convenient and safe means for residents to dispose of their unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription ...


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Roselle Council President Reginald Atkins releases progress report and Next Steps towards Implementation of Body Cameras

October 19, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Building on his commitment to prioritizing public safety and continuing to build strong police-community relations, Councilman Reginald Atkins, together with the Public Safety Committee consisting of Councilwomen Carla Walker and Councilwomen Kim Shaw and the Roselle Police Department, has released a progress report on Roselle’s body-worn cameras ...