Police & Fire

December 13, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ – After 31 years in the Denville Police Department and 11 years as its chief of police, Chief Christopher Wagner will retire effective Jan. 31, 2019. He shared the news with the Denville Town Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Wagner tendered his written notice to ...

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Belmont Hills, Lower Merion Township, PA — An alert officer from the Lower Merion Police Department was searching the area where a car burglar had recently broken into three cars in Belmont Hills and was able to identify the suspect and make an arrest.    Malik Myers, age 21, of the 1700 Block ...

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 On December 4, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Beyer responded to a Taylor Rd residence on a burglary to motor vehicle report. The resident reports sometime overnight unknown actor/s entered her 2013 Mercedes Benz Gl and ransacked the glove compartment and center console. Nothing appears to be ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Township residents are invited to see the Piscataway Township Police Department (PTPD) and the North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company face off for charity in a hoagie making contest. The Hoagies for Heroes competition will be held at the grand opening of the new Piscataway Wawa at ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Fire truck sirens could be heard all around Newton this morning, around 7:16 a.m. when a fire erupted in an apartment in the high-rise building located on Mill Street. The fire sent eight to the hospital and left 13 residences uninhabitable. Newton Police Department responded to the ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Firefighter’s and Fire Officer’s unions (Local 2958/2983) planned and hosted photos with Santa Claus at North Plainfield Fire Headquarters on Saturday.  Approximately 150 people attended throughout the day and 80 photos with Santa were printed for the attendees.

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OLEAN, NY – City police arrested a 24 year old Pennsylvania woman on drug charges on Dec. 5. Alaya Crawford of Rixford was arrested by the Olean Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of ...

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CUBA, NY – Police arrested Kevin J. Green, 39, on Monday on charges related to the alleged sale of a dangerous combination of fentanyl mixed with heroin in the Town of Cuba. Green, a Cuba resident known as Bear, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After an extensive search, the town has a new police chief, the mayor said. Mayor Shelley Brindle announced the appointment of Christopher Battiloro to the position of chief on Wednesday. Battiloro has been serving as the department’s acting chief for the past four months, ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Richard Conklin swore in new Montville Township Police Patrolman Michael Thomas at the Nov. 27 Montville Township Committee meeting. Thomas was raised in Ridgefield Park, NJ, according to a bio read by Acting Police Chief Andrew Caggiano. He graduated from Ridgefield ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Locals on Passaic Avenue in Hawthorne heard a crash when a gray SUV struck the steps and facade of a house at approximately 7:20 p.m. according to the Hawthorne Fire Department. Police and fire personnel responded to the scene and found that while the house incurred some damage, ...

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RED BANK, NJ – A 3-alarm fire destroyed a house at 28 Rector Place that started at approximately 8:00am. Red Bank, Middletown and Shrewsbury Fire Departments were on the scene. The cause of the fire was unknown. It looked to be that the fire was mainly situated in the attic. Firefighters ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — One woman was transported to the hospital following a crash involving at least three vehicles at the intersection of St. Marks and South Euclid avenues Wednesday morning, police said. The woman reported neck pain, but the injury did not appear to be critical, acting Police Chief ...

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CRANFORD - Members of the Cranford Police Department, ranging from the rank of Captain to Communications Officer, participated in Cranford PBA Local 52’s No-Shave November in an effort to raise money for those in the fight against cancer. Beginning in 2009, “No-Shave November” is a national, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police join residents and neighbors in sending thoughts and prayers out to their brother in Mount Arlington who was a Police Officer struck by a car near Howard Boulevard. Here is the release from the Morris County Prosecutor: On December 11, 2018 at approximately ...

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Gladwyne, PA — After days of searching both the surrounding area as well as the Schuylkill River, authorities feel missing man Geoff Partridge, 37, of Villanova, PA, may not be found. “It has been four days since we found the car, and we aren’t holding hope in finding this young man alive,” said ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany PBA Local 131 and the employees of the UPS Innovation Center located on Upper Pond Road collected over 250 toys for this years annual toy-drive. This year’s recipient was Jersey Battered Women's Services, an organization aimed at helping domestic violence victims and ...

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MT. ARLINGTON, NJ - A borough police officer was injured Tuesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle, according to officials. The incident took place around 7 p.m. on Howard Boulevard near the Exxon Station. A source said the officer was struck while directing traffic and suffered major head ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police. Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.   1. 12/05/2018 @ 11:08 p.m. 200 Block of South Avenue ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Please feel free to join members of the Franklin Township Police for Coffee with Cop this Wednesday. Officers will be at Confectionately Yours at 3391 Route 27 from 6 pm to 8 pm on Dec. 12.   This is a great opportunity to meet some of our officers, ask questions, or just spend ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Samuel Skeete, age 21, of Maplewood was arrested and charged with burglary and eluding, along with numerous outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions, according to a press release from Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul. Maplewood police responded to a call at about 11:50 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was shot and killed in broad daylight on Monday afternoon, authorities announced today. According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, Camden County police responded to reports shots being fired in the area of the 1200 block of Chase Street around 1:39 p.m. when ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday afternoon in Linden.  According to authorities, at around 3:15 p.m. a man proceeded to rob the Krausers store located on the 1100 block of S. Wood Avenue. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A 24-year-old Camden man has been charged with shooting and killing Elijah Jackson on Nov. 27. Jacob Rodriguez, 24, of Camden, was charged with first degree murder today, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced. On the morning of Nov. 27, Camden County police responded to ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The police department conducted its annual Shop With A Cop event at Walmart Monday evening. Children were paired with police officers and shopped for holiday gifts for themselves and family members. After shopping, the children wrapped their gifts with officers and were treated to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating and an afternoon bank robbery that occurred on Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth.  According to a report for the Breaking News Network (BNN), police units were called in approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon for a bank robbery at the Crown Bank located on ...

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CRANFORD - According to a press release from the Cranford Fire Department, Sunday's house fire fatality has been identified as Philip Anter, age 60, of Cranford. Mr. Anter was the owner and sole occupant of the dwelling.  An investigation into the origin and cause of the fire was initiated after ...

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CLARK, NJ – Last month, members of the Clark Police Department participated in “No-Shave November” to raise cancer awareness. Proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to Roselle Park Lieutenant Manny Jimenez. “It’s a rare opportunity when you can help a fellow peacekeeper affected by the cause ...

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