Police & Fire

March 24, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Firefighters from Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit responded to the scene of a small house fire on Sutton Drive in the early morning hours Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:53 a.m. on March 24. Units arrived within eight minutes. The homeowner had ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Law enforcement officers from the Berkeley Heights Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey's UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law ...

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LINDEN, NJ -- A Linden man is in custody and charged with multiple serious crimes in connection with the hit-and-run killing of  a pedestrian on Jan. 20, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced at a press conference held Wednesday ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police PBA Local #144 is hosting its annual youth Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on April 13th at Horseshoe Pond on Horseshoe Road. (Rain or Shine) The derby is open to Berkeley Heights residents in third through sixth grade. No fishing ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTHS, NJ - Plainfield Avenue is closed south of Mountain Avenue because of a large water main break that occured Sunday morning. According to reports, water is geysering out of the ground.   The Township post on Facebook read: Water main break on Plainfield Ave near Emerson; ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey State Police are conducting a fatal investigation at the scene of a one car accident Sunday morning on I 78 east bound at mile marker 43.2.  The Berkeley Heights Fire Department was dispatched at 5:01 a.m., said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins. Members from Rescue 1 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The National Weather Service has upgraded the approaching snow storm to a Winter Storm Warning, taking effect at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 ending at 7 a.m. Monday morning. The forecast is for moderate snow, heavy at times, expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- The storm that is coming Sunday into Monday is going to be stronger than the one that just came through. According to Weather.com's prediction, there is a 100 percent chance of snow late Sunday into Monday.  There currently is winter storm watch which means the potential of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department issued a statement from the US National Weather Service of a high wind warning starting Sunday evening into Monday afternoon. The warning said, "Winds 25-35 mph may gust to 60 mph. Winds of this magnitude will down trees and power ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department is currently investigating four home burglaries that have occurred over the past year that we believe are linked to the celebration of Chinese New Year.  In all instances, there was forced entry into the residences. In one of the burglaries, ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – An enthusiastic crowd gathered to see William Fettes be sworn in as a sergeant in the Berkeley Height Police Department Tuesday night. Police Chief John DiPasquale introduced Fettes, who was promoted after coming in first after taking part in a competitive, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On February 19, 2019, Officers responded to St. Patrick’s School to investigate the discovery of a suspicious package. The children were sheltered in place and upon the arrival of the police, evacuated to an alternate location. The package, a factory sealed box containing firearm ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Valentine's Day is the perfect day to thank the special people in everyone's life. In Berkeley Heights and New Providence, students created their own valentines to thank the crossing guards for looking out for them as they walk to school. Elementary schools in both towns ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Investigations Divisiton conducted an investigation into yesterday's possible child-luring incident by Gov. Livingston.  The investigation identified the subject vehicle and the 19-year-old male operator.  It was determined that the involved party was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Today, February 13th 2019, at exactly 3:25 pm, a possible child-luring incident occurred near Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. A 15-year old female Governor Livingston student was approached near the intersection of Mercer Road and Watchung Boulevard ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday. Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police and Fire Department responded Friday at 2 p.m. to a motor vehicle going through the front window of the newly opened Cousin's Deli [formerly 7-Eleven] located at 417 Springfield Avenue. There were no reports of injuries. TAPinto Berkeley Heights ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy, a program that allows the youth of the community to interact with law enforcement officers from around the region, is accepting registrations for the 2019 summer program . The officers of the Berkeley Heights Police Department are ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Four Chatham High School students came to the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night to ask that armed officers not be placed in their school. The students, sophomores Siena Cooney, Amelie Srinivas, Emma Haberman, and freshman Madeline Boland all spoke during the public ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Springfield Avenue was closed this morning while firefighters put out a garage fire at a single family home. New Providence Fire Chief Mike Piana said a call came in about 9 a.m. about the fire at 1752 Springfield Ave. When firefighters arrived, they found a small fire that ...

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LONG HILL,  NJ - A school bus hit a telephone pole at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Long Hill Road on Monday morning bringing down utility lines.  Bus GM- 11 was involved in the traffic accident with eight students on board. No injuries of the student passengers was reported and the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - An email announcement was sent by Business Administrator Carlos Sánchez on Wednesday afternoon to city employees, informing them of the loss of Police Director Carl Riley's son, 21-year-old Pfc. Jamie R. Riley, due to injuries he incurred when two U.S. Army military training ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department has posted a special weather statement from the NJ State Police today. The statement warns that a line of heavy rain, possibly with thunderstorms is moving toward and through our area through 4 p.m. There are widespread wind gusts of 50 ...

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WARREN, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney swore in the 2019-2020 officers of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad on Saturday, January 12 at their annual installation and awards dinner dance held this year at Forrest Lodge in Warren. Incoming officers include: Ori Sternberg as Chief, Allie Deegan ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -  According to the Union County weather alert issued Sunday evening, temperatures will plummet through tonight well below freezing creating slippery conditions. As these temperatures fall, plenty of residual moisture and leftover standing water on area roads will freeze, or remain ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Springfield Avenue between Maple Street and Pitney Avenue in New Providence is closed in both directions due to large tree, utility pole and power lines down. It will remain closed until repairs can be made and the tree cleared. JCP&L is working to restore power ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department recently held their annual installation dinner at Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights. The ceremony included the swearing in of Chief Anthony Padovano, Fire Department President Adam Uanis and the oath of Administrative Officers ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department used the vacant Berkeley Cinema building on Springfield Avenue for specialized training on Sunday morning before the cinema's scheduled demolition set to begin on Monday, January 14. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ran the ...

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