Police & Fire Top Stories

May 24, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – Two male teens from Newark died after they succumbed to wounds during a shooting incident, authorities announced. Saeed Jan and Angel Vargas, both age 18 of Newark, were pronounced dead May 19 at University Hospital where they were transported following a shooting that occurred on ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Larchmont Elementary School students recently got the chance to meet the newest Mount Laurel Police Department (MLPD) K-9, a visit made even more special by the fact that the children helped name him.  Eleven-month old English Labrador "Jersey" recently joined the Department ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ – As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (HTS) have announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department made three DUI arrests in the month of May. On Wednesday, May 4, at approximately 9:34pm, Hasbrouck Heights Lieutenant Michael Colaneri was dispatched to Route 17 South at the Wood-Ridge line on a report of a motor vehicle accident.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police Capt. Sean O’Neill retired from the department with a special walk-out ceremony April 28, after 25 years of service. Before beginning his career with the department, O’Neill served this country as a member of the United States Marine ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Police from Hoboken will be among the many law enforcement agencies from across New Jersey that will be cracking down on unbuckled drivers and passengers as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” safety campaign. Timed to coincide with the Memorial Day holiday weekend — and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A 23-year-old man died and a 22-year-old woman was hospitalized after their jet ski crashed in the Hudson River Saturday, according to authorities. According to an NYPD spokesperson, officers were dispatched to the area of Battery Park at South Street around 7:21 p.m. after ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A residence in Cedar Grove sustained water damage Sunday evening following a lightning strike. According to the Cedar Grove Fire Department, a home at an undisclosed location was struck by lightning at around 7:47 p.m. The first arriving fire chief confirmed a working fire ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Crime Stoppers of Somerset County Inc., is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for a sexual assault May 16 that occurred near Blackwells Mills Road and Canal Road. A forensic artist assigned to the New ...

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CARTERET, NJ — A 29-year-old man surrendered to police in connection with a daytime street shooting last Wednesday, May18th, in this Central New Jersey community. The man, identified as Yhakeem Kornegay surrendered on Sunday, according to a statement from county Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police caught up with a 60-year-old "erratic driver" who they not only arrested for DWI, but also found to be in possession of approximately 150 prescription bottles of various opioid and prescription drugs in names of over 30 individuals. On May 19, at approximately 2 p.m., ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Part of Route 22 was closed for a while in the early Monday morning hours as firefighters worked on a fire at the Bridgewater Diner. According to Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Company Chief Kevin Driscoll, fire companies were dispatched to the restaurant at 12:07 a.m. Monday, and ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police Department along with the Morris County Prosecutor's and Sheriff's departments are seeking help from the public in locating a 52 year old missing person from Parsippany.  The man was last seen on Sunday afternoon and is considered a possible endangered ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police Department along with the Morris County Prosecutor's and Sheriff's departments are seeking help from the public in locating a 52 year old missing person from Parsippany.  The man was last seen on Sunday afternoon and is considered a possible endangered ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has reported local teenagers "located and safe" after having them declared missing on May 20, 2022. Jessica Wright-Schober, 15, of East Brunswick and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, have been located. In a release, the East ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – After police searched his residence last month as part of an undercover investigation, a Succasunna man confessed to downloading child pornography, according to authorities. The man, Igor Michael Terrero, 49, was arrested today, said U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger in a press ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Law enforcement officers from the Rahway Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.  Beginning May 23 and running through June 5, the annual “Click It ...

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David M. Baum, a 57-year-old Short Hills resident, was killed in last Thursday’s car crash on Route 24 in Summit that involved five vehicles, according to State Trooper Brandi Slota. Police believe that the accident began when a Volvo tractor-trailer hit the back of Baum’s Tesla, sending the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Denville residents are asked to help police find a 52-year-old man from Parsippany who went missing on Sunday. Christopher Kaliszuk, who resides at 8 Mountain Meadow Circle, was last seen at 12:30 p.m. on May 22 as he left for a walk, possibly to a nearby gazebo. Kaliszuk is a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - As they drive around town to the various shopping plazas and strip malls, Mahopac residents may have noticed something new over the past few months. A man stands in the parking lot playing a violin (and playing it very well). Beside him is a large cardboard sign that reads something ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The body of a 15-year-old Paterson youth was found in the Great Notch Reservoir Sunday morning.  On the morning of Saturday, May 21, Woodland Park police received a report of a juvenile who had gone missing in the Great Notch Reservoir.   A search commenced, with ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Over 200 volunteers gathered in front of The New Roberto Clemente School on Saturday morning for the first of two days of community engagement aimed at saving lives from fires.  The distribution and installation of state-of-the-art smoke detectors were throughout 5th Ward ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police Department along with the Morris County Prosecutor's and Sheriff's departments are seeking help from the public in locating a 52 year old missing person from Parsippany.  The man was last seen on Sunday afternoon and is considered a possible endangered ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Police Department is looking for dependable adults to fill part-time and per diem School Crossing Guard positions. Your duty would be to ensure the safety of children and other pedestrians as they cross the street before and after school. While wearing your ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- The Hackensack Police Department continues to make significant efforts by ensuring that the community is healthy and safe with their actions at the “Strong Like a Woman” fitness event, Saturday afternoon.  The department teamed up with the Hackensack Stigma-Free Committee and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Lawrence Street and Mercer Street at about 7:56 p.m. on Sunday on a report of shots fired, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced. According to a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is looking to the community for assistance in locating a missing/endangered person last seen Sunday evening in the city. According to police, Keyara Hollman was last seen at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening at Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Memorial Park, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne female was taken into custody at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and now faces charges of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and four counts of Contempt, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to a statement, officers responded to the ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – County authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 52-year-old man from Parsippany who went missing on Sunday. Christopher Kaliszuk, who resides at 8 Mountain Meadow Circle, was last seen at 12:30 p.m. on May 22 as he left for a walk, possibly to a nearby ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – With warmer weather, a group of teens were playing with their toy water pellet guns in Walter’s Park. Unknowingly, fake guns that look too much like the real thing were banned in New Jersey under a law that seeks to prevent police from mistakenly shooting people carrying toy ...

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