berkeley-heights

Police & Fire

May 20, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Last Friday, May 13, the Berkeley Heights Fire Department conducted an "acquired structure drill" at the former Kings/New York Marts Building (434 Springfield Ave.). "This drill was a good opportunity to review the hazards when operating at a vacant structure, or a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9. The full SPD ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely. A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence police responded Tuesday evening to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist at Mountain Avenue and Oakwood Drive at 5:53 p.m.  The bicyclist, a 52-year-old Summit resident, was struck by a vehicle driven by a 69-year-old New Providence ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resignation of Police Chief Theresa Gazaway at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. She is set to retire on August 1, 2022. Mayor Al Morgan said that it has been an honor and joy to work with Gazaway. He noted that the two had become friends during ...

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WARREN, NJ — A crash on Sunday morning has closed Mountain Avenue between Valley View and Alana Drive. At 10 am first responders are en route. Expect delays.  

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Horseshoe Pond was stocked once again with about a hundred fish for the annual Berkeley Heights PBA #144 Fishing Derby held last Saturday. A Berkeley Heights tradition that was started by the Berkeley Heights Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Each year, the pond is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police PBA Local #144 is hosting its annual youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Horseshoe Pond on Horseshoe Road. The derby is open to Berkeley Heights residents in third through sixth grade. No fishing experience ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit today according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Berkeley Heights has been ranked fifth in the annual Safest Cities in New Jersey list by home security company Safewise. This was an increase of 25 positions from last year, when Berkeley Heights was ranked No. 30. Sparta took the top spot this year, and was also given the ...

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On March 11th, 2022 you may have seen an article written by the Acting Attorney General Platkin and New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan (Together, law enforcement and the public can curb NJ auto theft |Opinion).  For the past few months, we have had in-depth discussions with law ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The US National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, until tomorrow morning. At this time, rain from a coastal storm is beginning to overspread the region and will continue to push eastward this evening. Strong winds, heavy rain, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire units responded to reports of a garage fire on Forest Avenue Saturday evening at approximately 9:03 p.m. When Squad 2 arrived to the scene, the fire was "showing from a detached garage towards the rear of the reported address," said Chief Jim ...

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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, April 30, 2022 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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SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that they were "extremely thankful that a vigilant citizen acted in a way that may have prevented a motor vehicle theft in Summit or a neighboring community," the Summit Police Department last night arrested two individuals near Route 124, one of which has a criminal history ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Everything has returned to normal today, after the Fire Department was dispatched at 10:13 a.m. to a secure a high-pressure natural gas line which was leaking at the intersection of Tudor Lane and Windsor Way. A milling machine had struck a valve box that was concealed under ...

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LONG HILL, NJ — Stirling Fire Department, Millington Fire Department, Berkeley Heights Fire Department, and Long Hill First Aid Squad all responded to Valley Mall Tuesday morning after a car was seen racing through the parking lot and striking a tree behind Home Goods around 10:30 am, witnesses ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A lockdown at Union County Vocational - Technical High School Tuesday morning has been lifted, the school said. In a message to parents, school officials said the students are safe. “All students are safe and have returned to class schedules. More information will be sent ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - At approximately 2:00 a.m., on April 7, 2022, a New Providence Police Officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Diamond Hill Rd.  As the Officer approached the vehicle on foot, it fled the motor vehicle stop, northbound on Union Ave. The involved vehicle was subsequently ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A New Providence patrol officer encountered an unoccupied crashed vehicle at approximately 2 a.m. on April 7, 2022 on Union Avenue in the vicinity of the railroad crossing. A check of the vehicle indicated the vehicle was stolen out of Pennsylvania. The New Providence Police ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Berkeley Heights Police Officers 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 the end of the month, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of a Full-Time Police Officer. Applicants must possess a current New Jersey Police Training Commission certification or be currently enrolled at an accredited police academy and possess ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police, Fire Department, and Rescue Squad responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of Plainfield Avenue and Berkeley Square at 6:40 a.m. causing traffic to detour while units removed cars and cleared debris. A crew ...

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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, will return this summer for three weeks:  July 11-15 (Grades 2 -4) July 18-22 (Grades 5-7) July 25-29 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — High winds and rain are likely for Monday evening, forecasters said. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region that remains in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday. The Weather Service predicts winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph. “Gusty ...

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CLARK, NJ - An ALJ student was found to be in possession of a handgun on Friday morning according to Clark Police.  The school was placed on lockdown at approximately 10:00 a.m. after a member of the school administration notified police that a student had a gun in the building. Officers ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state and this year was no different.  Over 6,000 participated in jumping in the frigid ocean waters on Saturday morning to bring awareness and ultimately raise money for the ...

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