Police & Fire

August 17, 2018

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 -  Police released additional information on Thursday regarding the robbery of TD Bank in Warren Township  on Saturday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced. Additional ...

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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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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closes Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday. According to a 12:28 p.m. report on Breaking News Network, there are multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat has been requested to ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The first class of the summer at the Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy graduated on Friday, July 20, following a week of exciting and educational activities. The program began with a presentation of a $1,000 check from Dr. Patrick Smith, the race director of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Interstate 78 is closed in both directions following a serious motor vehicle accident on I78 Westbound, near Exit 43, at Diamond Hill Road, according to multiple reports. Expect delays of up to an hour according to 511nj.org. Traffic is being detoured while accident ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This summer, children will have the chance to earn a free Slurpee while having positive interactions with law enforcement officers from Berkeley Heights Police Department. Starting July 5, 2018, Berkeley Heights Police Department Officers will "ticket" juveniles by rewarding ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Police officers and members of the Fire Department are checking out the occupants of a car which hit the Wells Fargo Bank, at 350 Springfield Ave. According to a report from Breaking News Network, filed at 12:01 p.m., "an elderly couple" was in the car at the time of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The young students of Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center have learned about giving back to children in need, all while learning bike safety at their annual Wheel-a-thon. The Wheel-a-thon, in its 9th year, has raised over $22,000 [since inception], to support St.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Residents reported to police dozens of vehicles were entered overnight Wednesday, Thursday, June 13 and 14, on various streets in the borough. The streets that were hit the hardest were Woodbine Circle, Newcomb Drive, Pittsford Way, Ashwood Road, and Sherwood ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Avenue was closed all night Tuesday into Wednesday as repairs were made to a utility pole following a two-car accident at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. Three people, all from the same car, were transported by ambulance to the hospital following the accident on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Police have closed Park Avenue to traffic between Princeton and Rutgers avenues due to a water main break Monday morning. The water company has been called. 

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The 200 Club of Union County honored five Berkeley Heights firefighters at the 2018 49th Annual Valor Awards luncheon earlier this month at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.  Battalion Chief Chris Esposito, Captain Matt Freudenberger, Firefighter Robert Marrese, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Sometimes all it takes is a “Thank You” and members of the Berkeley Heights Fire Department received that recognition Tuesday night from the Mayor and Council. The firefighters, all volunteers, responded to a report of a fire on a gasoline tanker just before 2 a.m., ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC. The ...

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 FREEHOLD – They got their man and residents are safer for it. An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting Thursday night in Freehold Township and the possible connection to a shooting in Holmdel and Neptune is still underway. This is according to a release issued by Monmouth County ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS., NJ – SafeWise, an independent review service, recently released its list of the 100 Safest Cities in America and the township is now the fifty-eighth safest city in the country, up three spots from last year’s ranking of sixty-first. According to FBI statistics, Berleley ...

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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 28, 2018 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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – No one was injured and damage was minimal following a basement fire on Crest Road on Monday morning, April 16. Fire Chief Mike Piana said “water came down the outside line and made it into the electrical box, which caused the fire.”  The water caused a short, which started ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Diamond Hill Road was closed due to a tanker fire at  approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. The tanker, carrying 7,000 gallons of fuel, was traveling north on Diamond Hill Road heading to New Providence for a delivery.   The Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Chatham ...

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