Police & Fire

December 11, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department welcomed a new rig to their fleet last Thursday.  The new Engine-3 replace a 36-year old open cab brush truck.  This new Engine is designed to reach homes in town that have steep, long driveways that a typical Engine could not ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sirens could be heard across Berkeley Heights on Sunday -- thankfully, it was accompanied by holiday songs and cheer as Police Santa made his way around town escorted by the Berkeley Heights Police Department to deliver gifts to over 160 families. In its fourth year, the ...

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lBERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police said that as of Wednesday, Nov. 28, authorities had not made any arrests arrested in connection with a Nov. 23 incident in which two men apparently rang a local doorbell, and then set off fireworks to leave on the porch as their calling card. Police ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - One of the best-loved traditions at Christmas time is the PBA's Police Santa program. One Dec. 9, Santa will be patrolling with the Berkeley Heights Police Department and will bring a present to your child -- if you register. Click here for more information and to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Law enforcement officials from Berkeley Heights will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.  Beginning December 7, 2018 and continuing through January 1, 2019, local and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial ...

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Updated at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone Line train [that originated from Gladstone heading to Hoboken] at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues [west of the Murray Hill Station] in New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Neighbors on Ridge Drive in Berkeley Heights called the police on Saturday morning after a suspicious man knocked on doors looking for assistance after his car broke down from the night before. Neighbors called the police to help the man with the disabled car. He was later ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A Berkeley Heights man is facing charges after a suspicious package was thrown on a New Providence resident's property . Although the suspicious package was only a prank pulled by Berkeley Heights resident Timothy Vanderveer, 34, it involved New Providence Police Department, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home. All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – An Irvington man has been charged in connection with several motor vehicle burglaries that happened in the borough on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11.  According to a release from Mountainside Acting Police Chief Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi, Jonathan Joseph, 24, was arrested by Woodbridge ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ --- Police are investigating the burglary of a Bolton Boulevard home that took place on Friday night, and are asking for residents who live near the home to check surveillance cameras that may have captured suspicious activity. The burglary took place on Friday, Sept. 28, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Three residential burglaries or attempted burglaries with forced entry were reported in Warren Township within the last week, Warren Township Police said. Geiger Lane, Rockage Road, and Crown Drive residents  all reported home burglaries within the last week, Warren Township police ...

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UPDATE at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018: Service restored with no delays reported. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There is no service for the NJ Transit Gladstone line in both directions between Gladstone to Summit due to overhead wire power issues.  For latest updates, visit NJ Transit.com.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police reported the following activity between August 20 and September 19, including seven incidents involving possession of marijuana. August 20, Patrolman Andrew Lynch charged Jerome Reid, 21, of Piscataway for Possession of Marijuana 50g or less.  The charges stemmed from ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A Saturday afternoon single car accident snarls the intersection of Plainfield and Mountain avenues. The car hit the traffic light in right turn median on Plainfield Avenue. Berkeley Heights Police and EMS responded.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ --  Breaking News Network, (BNN) reports four victims of an assault at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare have been transported. The first report indicated there were "multiple assault victims," at the "Cornerstone West" unit in the rehab facility located at ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9. Police gave the following account of the incident: At about 1:09 a.m.

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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The Berkeley Heights Fire Department (BHFD) held their 7th Annual, All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner, on Saturday, September 8 at their headquarters on Hamilton Avenue.  The event hosted approximately 250 supporters, according to BHFD associates, that included members of the Berkeley Heights and ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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WARREN, NJ– Warren police arrested a Marlton man in connection with the robbery on Aug. 11 of  the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard, police said. Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, and Chief of County Detectives John ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Four motor vehicle stops by police resulted in charges for four different drivers during the period from Aug. 6 through 13. On Aug. 6, Corporal Andrew Diamond charged Varun Sharma, 37, of Weehawken, for Possession Marijuana 50g or less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights and New Providence Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a dump truck fire on Twin Falls Road off of Diamond Hill Road Thursday afternoon around 12 noon. The cause of fire was mechanical failure. The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad assisted on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning. The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east ...

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