State Police Conduct Random Truck Safety Checks in Chatham, Two Towed Away with Unsafe Mechanical Violations

December 11, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Two trucks were issued summonses for mechanical issues and towed away because they were deemed unsafe on Thursday when the New Jersey State Police conducted random inspections on North Passaic Avenue in Chatham.

According to the Chatham Borough Police, "Twenty commercial vehicles were inspected. Twelve of which were issued summonses for being overweight and two vehicles were ...

Chatham Township Couple Gives First-Person Account of Break-in at Henry Drive Home; Offer Security Advice

CHATHAM, NJ - There was no way Thad and Janet Russell were going to let a would-be burglar ruin their holiday traditions.

That's why they were outside putting up Christmas decorations Thursday morning on the same front door that had been smashed in two days earlier.

"No rogue thug is going to change that," Janet Russell said. "I still feel secure. It was random, it ...

Chatham Police: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle While Crossing Main Street; Listed in Critical Condition at Hospital

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police are investigating an accident that occurred Wednesday night involving two Chatham residents, one of which was sent the hospital after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Main Street.

The injured pedestrian was identified as Maureen Matthews of Chatham, who was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Chatham Emergency Squad. The driver of the ...

Chatham Township Police Make Arrest for Driving While Intoxicated at Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident

CHATHAM, NJ - On Nov, 22, 2017 at 10:57 p.m. Chatham Township officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Woodland Road. When they arrived two vehicles were found badly damaged and an injured driver standing on the side of the roadway.

An investigation determined that Patrick Reynolds, 50 of Chatham had lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. He then went across the front ...

Chatham Township Police Respond to 'Burglary in Progress' on Henry Drive; Resident Struggles with Suspect

CHATHAM, NJ - Earlier today (Tuesday) Chatham Township Police responded to a Henry Drive residence for a burglary in progress.

Upon arrival, officers learned that one suspect, a heavy set Hispanic male with a shaved head between 35 and 40 years old, forcefully opened the front door. While inside the homeowner encountered the suspect and a struggle ensued. The man threatened to have ...

Morris County Sheriff's K-9 Unit Comes to St. Patrick School in Chatham for "Genius Hour"

CHATHAM, NJ - Jim VanValen got a rise out of the St. Patrick School students when he described how his K-9 partner could track down a burglar who came into the school and stole all the homework assignments.

The Morris County Sheriff's K-9 Unit came to St. Patrick School in Chatham on Wednesday morning to give a talk on how the dogs are used to smell for explosives, accelerants, and ...

Chatham Borough Police: Arrest Made for Three Contempt Warrants

CHATHAM, NJ - On November 20th , 2017, Officer Matthew Belcastro arrested Tracy Schindler, age 28, from Chatham, on (2) active traffic contempt of court warrants and (1) active criminal contempt of court warrant all of which were issued by the Municipality of Union Township.

Officer Belcastro approached Schindler at a local business and verified her identity. When asked, she told the ...

Veterans Honored in Green Village Ceremony: "Freedom isn't Free"

GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - Janet Doherty, who led the Green Village Fire Department's Veterans Day Ceremony, closed with an admonition.

"Never, ever take our freedom for granted because our freedom isn't free," Doherty said.

Chatham Township and Green Village residents gathered at the "Triangle" in honor of Veterans Day. The Cub Scout Pack 24, Den 1 opened the ...

Chatham BOE Gives Tentative Approval for Bonfire Pep Rally

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High Senior Class President Gavin Mayes received a thumbs up from the Chatham Board of Education members when he came before them at the regular BOE meeting Monday night to seek approval for his idea to hold a bonfire pep rally in the Cougar Field parking lot.

Board president Jill Critchley Weber told Mayes it was contingent on approval from Chatham High ...

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