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Morris County Sheriff's Office and Madison Police Seek Community Help in Vandalism Case: Reward Offered

March 21, 2019

MADISON, NJ - The Morris County Sheriff's office announced through the county Crime Stopper program the Madison Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance regarding a criminal mischief incident that began on March 14, 2019. 

"Unknown actor(s) have spray-painted graffiti in approximately 18 locations using various colors throughout the town over the ...

Chatham Township Committee Approves the Hiring of Armed Class III Officer, Former Montville Chief of Police Selected

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee approved the hiring of the former Montville Township Chief of Police, Rudy Appelmann, as an armed Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer during its executive session on Thursday night.

Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller led the search for the special officer who will split his time between schools located in Chatham Township  - ...

Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department Receives $25,000 from Chatham Woman's Club; Largest Donation Received in Its History

CHATHAM,  NJ - The Woman's Club of Chatham, which will be closing down in 2019 after more than 100 years of existence, continued its good-will tour by donating $25,000 to the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday night at the firehouse on River Road.

"We made the money by selling the house the woman's club owned on Main Street," Terry Kandalaft, ...

Chatham Lawyer Who Hit Mt. Arlington Cop With Car: 'I Feel Awful'

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ – The motorist who struck and injured Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio in December feels terrible about the incident but insists he did nothing wrong.

Five times during an interview on Friday, the driver - Chatham lawyer William Anastasio - used the words “I feel awful” when recounting what happened at 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2018 ...

Chatham Borough Council Moves Closer to Hiring Class III Armed Officers for Schools with 5-1 Vote; Mathiasen Dissents

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council heard from citizens and let every member of the council weigh in before adopting an ordinance that authorizes the appointment of armed Class III law enforcement officers with a 5-1 vote on Monday at its regular meeting.

Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen was the only no vote, as she was when the ordinance was introduced, maintaining her stance (see ...

Chatham Borough Police: St. Patrick School Evacuated Due to Suspicious Package; Firearm Ammunition Mistakenly Delivered

CHATHAM, NJ - On February 19, 2019, Officers responded to St. Patrick’s School to investigate the discovery of a suspicious package. The children were sheltered in place and upon the arrival of the police, evacuated to an alternate location.

The package, a factory sealed box containing firearm ammunition, was among a pallet of school traffic safety equipment delivered on ...

Chatham Borough Council Introduces Ordinance to OK the Hiring of Armed Security for Chatham Schools; Mathiasen Votes No

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, to introduce an ordinance that will allow for the hiring of Class III Special Law Enforcement Officers who would be licensed to carry guns in Chatham Schools on Monday night.

Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen cast the dissenting vote.

The ordinance, which will be up for adoption at the Feb. 25 meeting, coincides with the Chatham Board ...

Chatham Borough Swears in Two New Police Officers: Kyle Czerniak and Howard "Reid" Craig

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons introduced two new probationary police officers - Kyle W. Czerniak and Howard "Reid" Craig - who were sworn in at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night.

The hiring of the two new officers increases the number in the force to 21, which will be reduced to 20 when Sgt. Michael Mahoney retires in ...


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