Police & Fire

June 2, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and local police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected in last week’s stabbing death. Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Darren LaVigne of the South Amboy Police Department ...

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A Black Lives Matter protest is planned for Sunday in Mindowaskin Park WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 6:45 p.m.) Riot gear at the ready and cleaning solution to combat coronavirus were the order of the day at police headquarters in Westfield as protestors rallied nearby. Police Chief Christopher ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this message made by Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman. Serving in this profession for over 32 years, I am extremely proud to be a Kenilworth Police officer and lifelong resident of Kenilworth. It saddens me that a human life was taken due to poor tactics, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- In the overnight hours of Sunday into Monday morning, Hamilton Township Police were dispatched to a report of multiple individuals attempting to break into the Metro PCS store located at 2098 on Nottingham Way in Hamilton.     At approximately 12:46 am, on June 1, police officers ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A third night of a Broward County curfew will go into effect on Tuesday at 9 pm and end on Wednesday at 6 am in Coral Springs in response to the potential for rioting and looting related to the death of George Floyd. During the curfew, Coral Springs residents must remain home ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has released a statement regarding yesterday's online release of an internal communication within the EBPD.  The accusation of retaliatory acts against perceived supporters of law enforcement has been not credible.  Yesterday, TAPinto East ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As New Jersey gradually reopens from its shutdown, local emergency services won’t be taking their guards down anytime soon – especially with growing predictions of a COVID-19 resurgence this fall or winter. Since the first cases were reported in early March, Hughes said the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano released the following statement on June 2: “On behalf of the mayor and township committee, the Montville Township Police Department joins many other law enforcement agencies within the State of New Jersey and across the country in ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - There has been a water main break in the area of West Hanover Avenue and White Birch Road, announced the Morris Township Police Department.  They are advising motorists to avoid the area and find an alternate Route.   Get your local news delivered to your inbox for ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township will be under an overnight curfew for the second night in a row, Mayor Jeff Martin has announced. The extension of the curfew that began Monday into Tuesday will be in effect from 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening until 6:00 am Wednesday morning. The mayor's office ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Route 130 was closed in both directions for almost two hours Monday afternoon due to a motor vehicle accident according to Robbinsville Office of Emergency Management.  The accident involved two motor vehicles that collided in front of Timothy's Farm and Garden Center on ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Piscataway Police have issued a missing persons alert for an "at-risk" 32-year-old township man. According to police: “Christopher Gaskin was last seen on June 1, 2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m., walking away from his home within the township. His direction of travel and ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - Members of the Clifton Fire Department Engine 2 will be conducting hydrant inspections. Residents in some areas may experience low water pressure and discolored water during the inspection period. Inspections are scheduled to take place on Cathay Rd., Broad St., Bender Dr, and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Hamilton Township Police are investigating the burglary of the CVS Pharmacy on Hamilton Avenue during the Sunday overnight hours.   At approximately 12:38am on June 1, Hamilton Police were dispatched to the pharmacy on a report of a burglary in progress.   The front doors to the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A house fire in the early hours of this morning in took several hours to get under control and resulted in at least two injuries.  The Second Alarm fire on Essex Avenue started at about 3:20 a.m. It “was dispatched as a porch fire with occupant inside,” according to Rob Munson, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Chief of Police for Parsippany, Andrew Miller, has issued the following statement in regards to tonight's protest: A message from Chief of Police Andrew Miller:    The organizer for the Parsippany March for Black Lives, who is a Parsippany resident, requested our support ...

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HOBOKEN - A speeding driver found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, going the wrong way early this morning. At 12:58 a.m. on Tuesday, Lieutenant James Peck observed a red Cadillac traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Newark Avenue in Hoboken. Moments later, Lieutenant Peck ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The protest planned for 6pm tonight, June 2nd at Parsippany High School has to find a new starting point.   The Parsippany Board of Education has sent Mayor Michael Soriano a letter that says they can not congregate on school property and that there will be cones and blockades ...

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CLARK, NJ - As cries of police brutality in the death of George Flyod swept the nation via protests this weekend, local social media pages began churning up a storm of rumors about demonstrations, rallies and even threats coming to town soon. It started over the weekend with screen captures ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly five days following the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill to a merchant, Montclair Township Police Chief and officials have issued an announcement on the matter. Floyd, an African-American man, died in the Powderhorn ...

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TETERBORO, NJ - It took the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department about an hour to douse a dumpster fire on Monday morning. The call came in at 11:50 a.m., according to HHFD Chief Dave Gumbrecht. The department responded to 375 North Street in Teterboro, off Green Street, near Route 80. Engines ...

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In the Greater Olean area, protests over the death of George Floyd took place without the violence that has marred protests in major cities across the nation. Police officers in Cuba joined community members who walked through the village on Tuesday to show support for the community, the state ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan closed out Monday's Borough Council meeting by reading an open letter to the community, prompted by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was seen in a 9-minute video circulated on social media platforms being questioned and then detained by a Minneapolis ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos released a statement today about what he called the murder of George Floyd.   In his letter, Matos shares his and fellow law enforcement officers' reactions to the incident and what it brings to the forefront for him and his team in the work they do and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and Police Chief Brian Gibbons issued a joint statement on the death of George Floyd and pledged to hold a virtual town meeting on the subject in the near future. "In the coming days, we will announce a virtual town hall with members of the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police used CPR and an AED (automated external defibrillator) on Friday to resuscitate a resident who was unresponsive. Police responded to a 911 call at Forest Hills Way at around 7:51 a.m. and found a man who was not breathing and going into cardiac arrest.  ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Following a weekend of riots in major American cities after the death of George Floyd, a black man at the hands of Minneapolis Police, the Millburn Police Department released a pair of statements earlier this afternoon. The first dealt with unconfirmed threats made on social ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A car left abandoned in the middle of Highwood Avenue during the middle of the night was tracked to a "highly intoxicated" woman in Ridgewood, police said. On May 28, just before 3 a.m., police came upon an unoccupied Jeep which was in the "travel portion of the roadway with the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - An internal communication within the East Brunswick Police Department let to a release of unverified information yesterday.  On May 31, 2020, The East Brunswick Police Department received information of possible retaliatory actions against perceived police supporters.  The ...

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