Police & Fire

May 14, 2021

Township to purchase radios, computer and improve technology for first responders  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—The Township of Berkeley Heights announced today that the Township received the second-highest grant award, $243,000, from the state of New Jersey as part of a program to encourage shared ...

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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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NEWARK, N.J. – Four Union County, New Jersey, men were charged for their roles in conspiracies to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig and Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced today. Tyshawn Jones, 45; Walter ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — A Union County, New Jersey, man was indicted today for illegal possession of ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Kevin Cordeiro, 34, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing ammunition after having been previously ...

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(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15 is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday morning following repairs to the bridge in Jefferson, Morris County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 5, NJDOT’s contractor, ...

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The Borough of North Caldwell is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or phone call (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. This service is currently provided through a combination of Nixle and CodeRed (Reverse911).  On May 1st, all of these services will be ...

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Strengthened Byrne JAG, COPS grants crucial elements of FY2022 appropriations WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Rutherford (R-FL-04), the co-chairmen of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, led a bipartisan group of 159 Democrats and Republicans requesting increased ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Venus Jewelers sent out the following Facebook post to its followers.  The full post reads as follows: We were a victim of a burglary while the store was closed in the early hours of Monday morning, April 25. First and foremost, we are grateful our Venus family is safe. We have ...

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Memorandum of agreement with Essex County ensures continued care of Union County prisoners; County jail will remain open as hub to temporarily detain and transport prisoners to Essex. In a measure that will save Union County more than $103 million over five years while ensuring the continued ...

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As of this date, no official opinion has been expressed by the Berkeley Heights Police Department regarding the current redistricting proposal. If requested to do so by the Board of Education or Superintendent of Schools, we will analyze any data generated by a study to determine how redistricting ...

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Letter to House Leadership urges inclusion of Next Generation 9-1-1 Act in upcoming infrastructure package WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the House Law Enforcement Caucus and the co-chair of the House Fire Services Caucus, led a letter to House ...

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DATE: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Statement on Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Today, the jury delivered justice not only for the family and loved ones of George Floyd, but for the millions of Americans of color who for decades have ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ- New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan today released the following statement on the Derek Chauvin decision in Minneapolis: “Today’s decision ends a very difficult time in our nation’s history. I said at the time last year that the actions ...

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Be advised that the North Caldwell Police Department will conduct a DWI Checkpoint within the Borough on or about May 13, 2021.  This program has been fully funded by the State of New Jersey.  Please contact the NCPD at (973) 226-0800 with any questions.

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Local police are cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive.  UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.  Beginning April 1 and running through the end of the month, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in ...

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On April 24th, the New Providence Police Department will be participating in the National Take Back Initiative.  Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., residents may dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication at the main entrance to the Municipal Building.  Vape pens and e-cigarette ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- Mental health issues in recent years have been on the rise and the pandemic has further exacerbated the situation. All age groups have been affected. To help better protect the well-being of individuals in crisis, professors from the psychology, sociology, and criminal justice ...

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The Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is excited to invite you to “We are Listening” our next Listening Session with the Berkeley Heights Police Department on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm on Zoom.  Many community members have asked for an increased dialogue with our Berkeley Heights Police ...

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Found Friday during a hike in the Watchung Reservation. Male Rottweiler puppy, approximately 6 months old. No collar, no chip. He ws very hungry and dirty.  If you know him, call Union County Police at 908-654-9800.

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Continuing Livingston UNICO's tradition of supporting our First Responders, Livingston UNICO's donation committee members Vince Palumbo and Gene Manto recently presented donations to Livingston Fire Department's Past Chief / Fund Drive Chairperson Craig Dufford and President of Livingston First Aid ...

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To the Residents and Parents of the Borough of Hawthorne, On Monday February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed three laws decriminalizing marijuana and set out orders to have previous convictions and/or pending cases dismissed. This was expected as a majority of New Jersey residents voted to have ...

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If you have a fire or an emergency and call 911, you often don’t give much thought as to who is coming to help, only that you want it fast and you are glad it is coming.   If you live in the West Essex area, that fire engine or ambulance that responds to your home or business is staffed by ...

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