Police & Fire Top Stories

May 17, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — Mother Joseph Residence Hall on the campus of Caldwell University was evacuated late Monday afternoon after heavy smoke was detected on the second floor of the building. According to information from the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, West Caldwell Dispatch received a call of ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Mother Joseph Residence Hall on the campus of Caldwell University was evacuated late Monday afternoon after heavy smoke was detected on the second floor of the building. According to information from the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, West Caldwell Dispatch received a call of ...

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CONVENT STATION, NJ - There were no fatalities after a car collided with a train near the Convent Train Station on Saturday evening, according to Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, Senior Public Information Officer for NJ Transit. The car that collided with a train near the Convent Train Station was driven by ...

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TRENTON, NJ-- Timothy Kealy, 27, of Bloomfield, N.J., was indicted today by a state grand jury on a charge of second-degree official misconduct. The indictment was obtained by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) as the result of an investigation by the ...

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CLARK, NJ - According to township officials a time-capsule recovered from the debris of the original Clark Police Department is going to be opened LIVE at the Town Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17. The unveiling will be live on Clark's Channel TV36  according to their post.  ...

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TRENTON, NJ-- Timothy Kealy, 27, of Bloomfield, N.J., was indicted today by a state grand jury on a charge of second-degree official misconduct. The indictment was obtained by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) as the result of an investigation by the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On the night of March 27, 2021 a residential burglary occurred on North Road near Emerson Lane. While BHPD Detectives were processing the scene, an iPhone was recovered that did not belong to the homeowner. Detectives applied for a search warrant to examine the device.  After ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- AVOID the area of Hillcrest Rd / Valley Rd due to motor vehicle crash on Monday, police said.. Expect delays through at least 4 p.m.

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 42-year-old Coral Springs man is in jail charged with sexually assaulting and molesting at least one girl, police reports said. Ryneil Atkins faces 16 charges for allegedly sexually abusing a girl or girls going back to 2018, the reports said. In heavily redacted police ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The death of a 16-year-old Newark boy who was fatally shot on Sunday has prompted an investigation by Essex County and Newark authorities.  Jarrod Lawson, of Newark, was shot on the 500 block of 15th Avenue, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens said. He was then taken to ...

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Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The New Jersey Forest Fire Service reported this afternoon that it continues work to contain a 617-acre wildfire in areas of Bass River State Forest in Burlington County and Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County. Firefighters have worked through the night to establish a ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - A 19-year veteran police officer of the Long Branch Police Department has been suspended without pay after he was arrested and charged over the weekend with various offenses related to manufacturing and maintaining a methamphetamine laboratory at his home, according to Monmouth ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Construction began this week on Ella Road and will continue through May 28 between Park Avenue and Wakefield Place. Except for emergencies, all work on Ella Road will be performed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting.   Depending upon conditions, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Police Department announced that Leadership Camp is going to be held this summer, open to students headed into the sixth grade at Lincoln Middle School.  Information and an application can be had by visiting the borough website here.  Leadership Camp will be held ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Detectives from the Nutley Police Department took over the investigation of a series of thefts from autos in the vicinity of Hillside Ave. A party of interest was captured on camera. The investigation covers incidents on several streets, a common denominator in the investigation is ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  A 23-year-old Paterson man was being treated for a gunshot wound Sunday after being struck by a bullet in the area Matlock Street and Temple Street Sunday afternoon, law enforcement officials say. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 37-year-old Jersey City man was taken into custody by members of the Bayonne Police Department for being in possession of a motor vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Jersey City on April 29. According to Captain Eric Amato, Tijera T. Sims was arrested at approximately ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 36-year-old Jersey City man was taken into custody by members of the Bayonne Police Department after he is said to have shoplifted $911.10 worth of merchandise from Rite Aid at 1097 Broadway. According to Captain Eric Amato, Marquise Wilson was arrested at approximately 1:59 p.m.

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ORANGE, NJ — If you see fire hydrants around the town being adjusted, do not worry. Suez announced they will begin the annual testing of fire hydrants in Orange. Testing fire hydrants ensures if an emergency fire breaks out, there will be water close by to be tapped. Before this annual testing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Law enforcement officers from the New Brunswick 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 24 and running through June 6, the ...

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Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The Ocean County Sheriff's Office and the Little Egg Harbor Township Police alerted residents and travelers to avoid Stage Road to Rt 9, Otis Bog Road and Poor Man's Parkway. These roadways are closed due to a brush fire.  At 637pm The Little Egg Harbor Police Department ...

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HAMILTON, NJ - An accident on Nottingham Way Sunday afternoon sent two people to the hospital and closed the busy roadway in both directions. According to first responders, a vehicle hit a utility pole causing it and an attached transformer to crash on top of it.   A witness said that the power ...

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Updated at 10:24 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — After skipping the event in 2020 due to the pandemic, Westfield’s “Pizza With The Police” is set to return. The Westfield Police Department has partnered with Outta Hand Pizza for the festive event to be held in front of the pizzeria at 311 South Avenue ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Coral Springs Police Department reported more than $15,000 was stolen during 20 incidents of fraud, shoplifting, burglaries, and other thefts during the week of May 5-11. In addition, six people were arrested for theft-related crimes during that time. Here is the crime ...

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OLEAN, NY — Identifying Cole Geise was “pretty simple,” according to a man who helped lead police to Geise Saturday night, ending a 13-day search for the missing Olean man. Jeremy Koch said he was at Wendy's on North Union Street when employee Lyaness Batista-Bennett mentioned she saw ...

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Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced today that several county residents have been charged with possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of children. On May 13, officers of the East Brunswick, Edison, Highland Park, Monroe, New Brunswick, North ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police are reporting that on Saturday, May 15, at 4:55 pm, police units responded to the area of the 500 block of West Third Street on a ShotSpotter alert. Upon the officers' arrival, they located two victims with gunshot wounds. One was a 25-year-old male with a ...

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NEW JERSEY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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NEW JERSEY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The Wayne Police Department will soon be sporting body cams on their uniforms as well as dashboard cameras in their cars if the funding for the equipment is approved at next month’s town council meeting. It’s not really an ‘if’ because of a law signed by Gov. Murphy late last year.

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