Police & Fire

October 18, 2018

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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  WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening in the area. A moisture laden air mass will allow for any showers and thunderstorms that develop to produce torrential rainfall. Flooding causes more deaths in the United States than any other thunderstorm-related ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A one-car crash on Route 22 West and Central Avenue sent a fire hydrant flying in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 10. Following a preliminary investigation, Mountainside Police report at about 3:43 a.m., the driver of a 2003 Nissan Altima lost control of the car while ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 9:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:13 a.m. Saturday morning. Thunderstorms are producing heavy rain. Sign up for our free enews and get breaking news stories as they happen ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Avenue will be closed between Diamond Hill Road and Ryder Way for utility pole repair until at least 7 a.m. Saturday, August 11.   The closure is due to a single vehicle crash that resulted in severe damage to a utility pole at 875 Mountain Avenue in New Providence.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The looming storms stayed away from Berkeley Heights Tuesday evening and their first ever National Night Out went off as planned. Community pride was standing tall for the men and women in uniform, as the community came out a thousand strong in support of National ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - New meaning was given to door-to-door delivery on Sunday afternoon when a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck rolled down the front lawn and made contact with a home on Fairmount Avenue. Chatham Township Police and the Chatham Township Fire Department responded to the call. No ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Heavy rains Saturday morning are causing flooding on local roads. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 10:30 a.m. The New Providence Police Department sent out an alert at approximately 9:20 a.m. that Springfield Avenue in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Come out and support your community for the 35thanniversary of National Night Out, and Berkeley Heights first annual, held on Tuesday, August 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Memorial Field on the corner of Park and Plainfield avenues. A few of the night’s highlights will ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Three drivers were injured in a crash on Route 22, according to a release from Mountainside Police Department’s Officer in Charge Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi. He gave the following account of the accident, which happened at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the area of Route ...

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