Police & Fire Top Stories

March 24, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Firefighters from Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit responded to the scene of a small house fire on Sutton Drive in the early morning hours Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:53 a.m. on March 24. Units arrived within eight minutes. The homeowner had ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department responded to two separate vehicle rollovers in Clark Sunday morning.  According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa his team was dispatched to the first rollover just after 6:00 a.m. on Madison Hill Road.   Upon arriving on the scene emergency responders found the ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Officers responded to the Capital One Bank for an intoxicated male attempting to withdraw $5,800.00 from an account that was not his. Prior to the arrival of responding officers, the male fled the scene. After a brief investigation by Patrol Officers D. Ross and L. Nicos, they ...

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Armed Robbery at 7-11 in Haverford Township   Haverford Township, PA — A man armed with a  semi-automatic pistol robbed the 7-11 Store on  Eagle Road Friday morning in the Oakmont section of Haverford Township. The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Friday at the 7-Eleven store located at ...

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Merion, Lower Merion Township, PA  — Police report that a late night armed robbery occurred at Wendy’s Restaurant located at 259 City Avenue in Merion. Police report that at 11:11 on March 3rd, entered the store after it was closed.  The doors were still unlocked to allow patrons to ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the wake of the New Zealand shooting on March 15 where two terrorist attacks took place at mosques, the South Brunswick Police Department stepped up security methods. Chief Raymond Hayducka released a statements last week updating residents on the increased safety and ...

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Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — A Lower Merion Township Police officer and his K9 partner are featured in a national footwear advertisement according to the police. The video has gone viral locally and portrays the officer, his partner and the department in an excellent light.  At last ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a short statement on their facebook page, the Springfield Police Department has announced that Short Hills Avenue will be closed between the Morris Avenue and Millburn Avenue intersections over parts of the next three days. On March 25, 26 and 27, the road will be ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a short statement on their facebook page, the Springfield Police Department has announced that Short Hills Avenue will be closed between the Morris Avenue and Millburn Avenue intersections over parts of the next three days. On March 25, 26 and 27, the road will be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Firefighters from Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit responded to the scene of a small house fire on Sutton Drive in the early morning hours Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:53 a.m. on March 24. Units arrived within eight minutes. The homeowner had ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick man was found guilty in a jury trial for second degree eluding from police officers at a traffic stop on March 7. The conviction of Alan Fratello was announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka last ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Officers responded to the Capital One Bank for an intoxicated male attempting to withdraw $5,800.00 from an account that was not his. Prior to the arrival of responding officers, the male fled the scene. After a brief investigation by Patrol Officers D. Ross and L. Nicos, they ...

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UNION, NJ - In an ongoing investigation of a robbery that occurred at the Route 22 Wal-Mart location on March 12, Union Police Detective Robert Kiselow's ongoing investigation has eliminated one of the suspects as having committed the crime in Union. Additionally, Kiselow has identified ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - On March 12, 2019, Millburn Police Officer Seebohm responded to a Western Drive residence on a motor vehicle theft report. The resident reports at approximately 6:30 pm unknown actor/s took his 2016 MB GL6 from the driveway. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Pine Brook man is charged with drunk driving after other drivers called police.  On March 17, police got reports of a white Cadillac not staying in its lane on Glen Road around 10:10 p.m. police said. Officer Thomas Herd pulled over Richard Cilento, 69 as he was heading towards ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains police officer Gerard Rites is being praised for his quick thinking and reaction to help save to life of a man who began to choke on a piece of meat at the EEF fundraising dinner recently. Rites noticed that the man could not breathe, performed the Heimlich ...

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State Police arrested Jessica L. Sprague of Bolivar and George R. Brown of Cuba Friday and charged them with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the drug overdose deaths of two individuals. Police said Sprague, 31, was arrested for supplying the heroin that caused the death of a ...

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UNION, NJ - In an ongoing investigation of a robbery that occurred at the Route 22 Wal-Mart location on March 12, Union Police Detective Robert Kiselow's ongoing investigation has eliminated one of the suspects as having not committed a crime in Union. Additionally, Kiselow has identified ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Township of Maplewood has announced an opening for an additional Firefighter/EMT and has put out the following call for applicants to take the first step toward qualifying for the position by applying for and takining the written exam.  The written exam is scheduled to be ...

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Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Charles N. Ikejiaku, 54, of South Orange, and Brian D. Ellis, 34, of West Orange, in connection with an incident of Illegal Dumping today.   At approximately 1:15 p.m., members of the Illegal Dumping Task Force, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick man was found guilty in a jury trial for second degree eluding from police officers at a traffic stop on March 7. The conviction of Alan Fratello was announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka last ...

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Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Township, PA — Authorities raided a local spa in Bryn Mawr Thursday that resulted in the arrest of two women, that reportedly are in the country illegally.   The Kobe Wellness Spa located at 731 Old Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr was raided by Lower Merion Township police and ...

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Edison, NJ –   An early morning shooting during a Reggae event held at Akbar Restaurant, located on Cortland Street in Edison, has left one man dead and another seriously injured. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said a Newark man ...

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For an update on this story, click here.  Edison, NJ – There are reports of an early morning shooting that took place outside of Akbar Restaurant in Edison, leaving at least one dead.    According to preliminary reports, the shooting occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m.  The identity of the ...

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SPARTA, NJ- A speeding driver from Perth Amboy caught the attention of Cpl. Craig Grauerholz on Route 15 on March 19 around 3:15 p.m.  Ronald Valera, 20 was going 84 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police said. Grauerholz pulled Valera over and found the driver had a suspended license and an outstanding ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Police Department wants your help in reducing crime by voluntary taking part in our camera registry program. This effort enables residents and business owners to register their video surveillance systems and other video devices with the Scotch Plains ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is an Overturned Auto at the intersection of Upper Pond Rd & Cherry Hill Rd. There is police and fire on scene as it is a two car motor vehicle accident of which one car is on its side. Tow truck is on the way. This according to Breaking News Alerts.

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Shortly after 4pm this afternoon, a pedestrian was struck on Prospect Street close to the intersection with Oakview Avenue. The vehicle, a white Kia SUV was travelling South on Prospect Street. Police who responded to the scene of the accident immediately requested the Fire ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Patrol Sergeant D. Conte, along with Patrol Officers W. Stone and A. Sadowski responded to Shoprite for a reported shoplifting. Upon their arrival, they spoke to Loss Prevention personnel who advised them that they stopped Jaime Montalvo-Pena, a 24 year old male from West Orange, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A man was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for vandalizing three police vehicles outside of Police Headquarters on Thursday evening. Bloomfield police officers noticed damages to the license plates and/or window wiper blades of three official police vehicles shortly ...

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