Police & Fire

November 30, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Matt Pridham, the fire inspector for Chatham Borough, was so impressed by the enthusiasm for fire safety shown by ECLC student Max Smokler that he set up a surprise for him at the Chatham Firehouse. Smokler was presented with his own firefighter coat and pants on Friday ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Robert W. Kelly was sworn in as a new probationary firefighter for the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. The 18-year-old Kelly joins the Chatham Borough Fire Department's Hook & Ladder Company.

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GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - The Green Village Fire Department held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the triangle Sunday. Janet Doherty of the Green Village auxiliary made the introductions and Pastor Annie Williams of the Green Village Methodist Church offered prayers for the Veterans. Vocalist ...

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On November 7, 2018, at 11:17 AM Chatham Borough Police responded to Coleman Avenue on a reported suspicious package left in a resident’s driveway. The package appeared to be a small shaving cream canister wrapped with electrical tape and wire simulating an explosive device. The area was ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Dan Hilsenrath reported vandalism to political signs on his lawn to the Chatham Borough Police on Monday, providing a video of the incident to investigators. Hilsenrath said that a male adult can be seen on video pulling political signs in support of Republican ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home. All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Christopher Slayton was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant by the Chatham Township Police Department and sworn into his new position on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee. Slayton's promotion filled the void left when Thomas Miller, who recently ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High junior Jacob Mahon was sworn in as a member of the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary Company of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department at Tuesday's borough council meeting.  

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On September 29th, 2018, Officer Andrew Pereira arrested Thomas J. McDonald, age 57 from Florham Park, New Jersey and charged him with driving while intoxicated. Officer Pereira responded to investigate a three-car motor vehicle accident located at the intersection of Main Street and Fairmount ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - After nine months of discussion, prompted by the Parkland, Fla., shootings of Feb. 14, the Chatham Board of Education voted, 7-1, to authorize Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa to hire two gun-carrying Class III Officers for the district at its regular meeting Monday ...

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Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller will join the Chatham Board of Education meeting to discuss school security in the district and the position of Class III Police Officer in the schools on Monday night at the high school. The meeting will ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The statistics are eye-opening. According to Harry J. Delgado, Ed.S., accreditation program director for the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police, there are 561 law enforcement agencies in the state eligible for accreditation. Of the 39 percent that have earned ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education is planning to discuss whether it should place armed Class III Officers into district schools at its Oct. 1 meeting when the borough and township police chiefs will be in attendance. But before Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Thomas Miller was sworn in as the 12th Chief in the history of the Chatham Township Police Department on Thursday night. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and his predecessor, former Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly were ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents paid their respects to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assault on the World Trade Center, gathering for the Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of the attack that took the lives of 13 Chatham neighbors. Dan Smith Jr., the chairman ...

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On September 6th, 2018, Officer Andrew Pereira arrested Whayne Locke, age 50, from Albany, N.Y., and charged him with Harassment. The arrest stems from an incident that began at approximately 9:09 a.m. this same date. Officers Brian Colatrella, Andrew Pereira and Kyle Beasley responded to 26 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On August 30, 2018, at 12:07 a.m. Chatham Township Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on River Road. An investigation revealed that the driver, 28-year-old Vikas Sinha of Monmouth Junction lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail on River Road. After a subsequent ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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On July 16, 2018, at around 8:30 p.m., Officer Michael Permison arrested Ramy El-Daly, age 23, from Springfield, New Jersey on an active contempt of court warrant issued by the municipality of Newark. Officer Permison was sent to Hillside Avenue to investigate a report of a disorderly male. When ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The opening act for the Independent Hose Company, which has been performing during Chatham's Fourth of July Parade since 1955, resulted in minor facial burns that sent an adult "clown" to St. Barnabas Medical Center on Wednesday. The Chatham Borough Police reported that the injury ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -  Chatham residents found ways to beat the oppressive heat on Wednesday when the 64th annual Fourth of July Parade was held on Main Street. Squirt guns, fans, umbrellas and fire hoses all came in handy as Chatham turned out for the Independence Day celebration, which began at 9:15 ...

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