Chatham Township Committee Honors Police Chief Hennelly for 31 Years of Service

August 16, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee honored Steven Hennelly, the recently retired township police chief on Thursday night with a resolution recognizing his 31 years of service.

Hennelly reflected on his law enforcement career in the video below

Hennelly had announced his retirement at the June 21 meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The 53-year-old ...

Sean Smiley Follows His Father as Member of Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department

CHATHAM, NJ - Sean Smiley became a second generation Chatham Borough Volunteer Firefighter when he was sworn in as a probationary firefighter on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

The 19-year-old student at Coastal Carolina follows in the footsteps of his father, Steve, who has been a Chatham Borough firefighter since 1994.

"At an early age he showed interest ...

Brian Gibbons Sworn in as 9th Chatham Borough Police Chief; Overflow Crowd Shows Approval with Standing Ovation

CHATHAM, NJ - Brian K. Gibbons was enthusiastically applauded as the ninth Chatham Borough Police Chief in the 105-year history of the department on Monday night before an overflow crowd at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

Gibbons was sworn in as family, friends and brothers in blue packed the council chambers, with a number of people forced into the hallway and out of sight of the ...

Chatham Borough Police: Be Wary of IRS Phone Scams; Contempt Warrant Arrest

The Chatham Borough Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service would like to again remind citizens that the IRS does not conduct any business over the telephone and they will not call or leave messages. They also would like to remind you that IRS representatives do not and will not under any circumstance come to your home.

The IRS only communicates through registered mail delivered ...

Chatham Township Gathers at the Colony Pool Club for National Night Out

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Police and residents found the perfect spot to beat the oppressive heat and celebrate the annual community event - National Night Out - with food and refreshments offered at the Colony Pool Club on Tuesday night.

McGruff the Crime Dog made an appearance and the Chatham Township Fire Department offered up grilled hamburgers and hot dogs at the event open free ...

Chatham Township Resident Receives Surprise Sunday Mail Delivery; Mail Truck Hits Fairmount Avenue Home

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 injuries were reported.

Chatham Driver Charged with Driving with Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On July 31, 2018, at 12:26 a.m., Officer Matthew Belcastro, assisted by Officer Wayne Shivers, arrested Sean Reidy, age 53 from Chatham Borough, New Jersey for possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Shivers observed Mr. Reidy operating a red Jeep on Main Street. Officer Shivers was aware that Mr. Reidy’s driver’s license is suspended and alerted Officer Belcastro who initiated a ...

Chatham Borough Police Investigate Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 9:41 a.m., Officers Roy George, Brian Maher and Wayne Shivers responded to Girard Avenue to investigate a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck.

Members of the Chatham Emergency Squad also responded to provide medical care. The pedestrian, Rosana Martelo, age 37, from Elizabeth, New Jersey parked her delivery vehicle in a no-parking zone, facing ...

Chatham Township Police Seek Help Identifying Lafayette School Vandals Caught on Surveillance Tape; DWI Charge

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township police are seeking help in identifying three unknown individuals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the back of Lafayette School on July 12.

Security cameras captured photos of the vandals during the 3 a.m. mischief behind Lafayette School, where a small fire was started and windows were broken.

The report prepared by Chatham Township ...

Chatham Board of Education Still Reviewing Security Options in Wake of Parkland, Including Armed Class 3 Officers

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education reiterated its commitment to security measures it is considering in the wake of the Feb. 14 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which claimed 17 victims.

During the public portion of the regular meeting of the Chatham BOE on Monday night, resident Bill Heap spoke about his "personal survey" that ...

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