Police & Fire

June 1, 2020

The Berkeley Heights Police Department offers our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of George Floyd, as well as all those in mourning across the country. We share in the sadness and frustration surrounding the tragic death of Mr. Floyd. The video is truly disturbing and simply hard ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department and PBA 144 organized a Memorial Day "Drive By Salute" to the local Veterans in memory of our fallen service members. With the absence of the Memorial Day parade and public ceremony to honor our fallen soldiers, the Berkeley Heights ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Your debit or credit card may have been compromised if you used it to make a purchase recently at Stop & Shop at 404 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights.  An Illegal credit card skimming device was found at a single self checkout register on February 10, 2020.  In a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, Berkeley Heights first responders along with surrounding communities showed the frontline healthcare workers at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare their appreciation with a three-minute caravan of vehicles to applaud the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department issued the following warning to beware of the Grandparent Scam. If you have an invasion like this or question, contact the Berkeley Heights Police Department at 908.464.1111.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire at 12:14 p.m. on Tuesday at the 800 block of Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights.  Chief Anthony Padovano and the first arriving engine arrived in three minutes, said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins.

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Theresa Gazaway has been named Chief of Police and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator for the borough of New Providence.  She succeeds Anthony Buccelli, who will retire on May 1, 2020. Notably, she will be the first female Police Chief in Union County history. Chief Gazaway began her ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - According to the Berkeley Heights Township Facebook page, the long awaited installation of the new traffic light on Snyder Avenue and Hamilton/Locust avenues will begin Monday, April 27, 2020 from 8am-4pm. "With any construction project there are unanticipated delays, with ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - With a recent uptick in reports of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries in New Providence and adjacent towns, the New Providence Police Department reminds residents that criminal activity has not ceased in the wake of COVID-19 and sheltering in place. In a recent release, the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department had to say goodby to one of their own on Tuesday. Retired Fire Captain Paul Imbimbo passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Morristown Memorial Hospital after complications due to heart surgery. He ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Providence arrest of Raymond Ricciardi, 51 years of age, is included in the six cases the Attorney General's Office has taken over and is filing upgraded charges. These defendants allegedly threatened police officers by spitting or coughing at them, claiming to have ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The fire at The Prestige Diner and Restaurant yesterday may have been limited to the basement, but it caused enough damage that the diner will remain closed for a few weeks for repairs.    A release from Fire Chief Michael Piana described what took place at the iconic ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- It took firefighters about three hours to bring a fire at the Prestige Diner under control. According to Breaking News Network (BNN) reports, an alarm went out about 6:30 a.m. of a working fire, with reports of “a heavy smoke condition” in the basement of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - An overtunred machine fell off its trailer on Diamond Hill Road and Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights Saturday morning at approximately 10:40. Diamond Hill Road was closed in the south bound direction. The Berkeley Heights and New Providence Fire Departments contained a ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The victims in the January 12 early morning fatal motor vehicle crash have been identified as Miram Karanoub, age 16 of Plainfield, and LTD A. Frederick, age 18 of Plainfield. The Mountainside Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 22 East near the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - An early morning fatal accident on Sunday closed Route 22 in both directions in Mountainside. The highway reopened just before 11 a.m. with one lane closed while State DPW removes affected tree, according to reports.  Mountainside Police responded to several calls of a car ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department held its annual Officers’ Installation Dinner at Primavera Regency in Stirling on Jan. 4, which was well attended by department members and guests including Mayor Angie Devanney and members of the council and town administration, Police ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The developer of the 55+ community planned for 100 Locust Avenue, which committed to paying for and installing a traffic light at the intersection of Snyder and Locust avenues as part of its 2017 redevelopment agreement, has submitted the order for the traffic light.  The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  There were non life-threatening injuries in a four car accident this morning on South Street in New Providence according to police.   The accident took place just before 8 a.m. at the intersection of High and South streets. No other information was available at this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Police responded this afternoon to a motor vehicle accident with air bag deployment at the intersection of Snyder and Locust avenues according to a report filed by Breaking News Network (BNN).  Two tow trucks were dispatched to the scene according to BNN. No additional ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The owner of Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc., and an employee of the organization have been criminally charged with falsifying records of more than a dozen dogs to keep their medical histories from prospective adopters. The charges were announced today by New Jersey Attorney ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - All Berkeley Heights schools went into lockdown Thursday afternoon after the Berkeley Heights Police Department received an alert at 2:33 p.m. regarding a potential serious threat at Gov. Livingston School. "While officers were dispatched and on route the call was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ --Township Council approved a shared services agreement with Union County which allows the county to answer 911 calls from the township and dispatch the necessary emergency services, including police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS).   The vote was 5-0 in favor of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The intersection of Locust and Snyder avenues was the scene of a two car crash this morning.  It appears one of the cars ended up adjacent to the Knott Co building, at 350 Snyder Ave., while the second vehicle ended up over the sidewalk at the corner. More information ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department responded to a deck fire at a home on five hundred block of Plainfield Avenue at 5:26 a.m. Monday morning. They arrived in 8 minutes and extinguished the fire, said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins. There was no damage to the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public Schools are closed on Monday, December 2 due to the expected snow causing dangerous road conditions.  

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Berkeley Heights Fire Department, along with brothers from Chatham, New Providence, Stirling and Watchung departments, stood in formation to salute Retired Firefighter Glen Campbell as the funeral procession passed the Berkeley Heights Fire Department ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Breaking News Network (BNN) reported at 11 this morning that a car ran off Interstate 78, Westbound, into the woods, near mile marker 42.2. Units were on the scene. The report continued that someone was trapped in the car and CPR was in progress.  When more ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Police Lobby at 29 Park Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Please drop off all unused medications between these ...

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UPDATED: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. The New Providence Police confirmed that this possible luring incident investigation has concluded as a miscommunication between the motorist and the juvenile. "We are 100 percent certain that this was not a luring attempt," police said. "We have ...

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