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Berkeley Heights Police Department Responds to Possible School Threat Incident

February 23, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department has provided the following statement with regard to today's response to the "false social media threat" as previously reported by TAPinto Berkeley Heights. 

"Today, February 23rd 2018, the Berkeley Heights Police Department was made aware of an anonymous school threat that has been circulating via social ...

Berkeley Heights School Placed on Lock Down Following False Social Media Threat

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston High School and Columbia Middle School went into shelter in place following a false report of a threat Friday morning.

Superintendent of schools Judy Rattner confirmed that the threat involved a school district in New Mexico and the Berkeley Heights school district is safe. "The student that initiated the threat is ...

Edison School in Westfield Safe After Lockdown Wednesday Morning, Superintendent Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Students and staff at Edison Intermediate School are going back to their routines after a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in an email to parents Wednesday afternoon.

“Edison students and staff are safe. Westfield Police are investigating a reported incident,” Dolan wrote. “A brief lockdown was initially ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

Mayor Swears-in New Berkeley Heights Police Officer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Residents met the latest addition to the township’s police department and softball team at the Feb. 6 Council meeting.

Mayor Robert Woodruff administered the Oath of Office to Probationary Patrolman Isaiah M. Rodriguez, who joined the department about two months ago.

Berkeley Heights Chief of Police John DiPasquale introduced Rodriguez and his mother and ...

Suspect in Newark Homicide Apparently Shoots Self After Vehicle Chase Ends in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Newark woman apparently shot himself after a police pursuit ended in the vicinity of Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

According to abc7ny,com, the woman -- 28-year-old Tiffany Wilson -- was discovered deceased in a vehicle in Newark, and a dark-colored Sport Utility Vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.

Summit Police Close Beauvoir Avenue at Beauvoir Place Because Of ‘Criminal Investigation’

SUMMIT, NJ - Police sent an alert to residents of Summit this morning that Beauvoir Avenue at Beauvoir Place will be Closed for an “extended period of time due to a criminal investigation.

No more information was available.

Handguns, Mercedes, Jewelry and Cash Stolen From Watchung Home, Police Seek Public’s Help

WATCHUNG, NJ -  Handguns, a Mercedes Benz, cash and jewelry were reported stolen last week, and the Watchung Police are asking the public to come forward with any information.

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Watchung Police Department detectives, with the assistance of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Burglary Task Force, are investigating a ...

Two Suspects in Green Brook Armed Robbery Captured after Route 22 Chase; Third Eludes Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two men have been charged with armed robbery and other related crimes in connection with a hold-up at a Verizon store on Route 22 in Green Brook, which was followed by a chase and apprehension in Piscataway and South Bound Brook, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John ...

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Will Meet on Tues, Feb. 20, at LaGrande Park Building

February 17, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence -- that somehow becomes a statistic -- is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti ...