Police & Fire

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Four Chatham High School students came to the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night to ask that armed officers not be placed in their school. The students, sophomores Siena Cooney, Amelie Srinivas, Emma Haberman, and freshman Madeline Boland all spoke during the public ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - 0n February 4, 2019 at 07:04 a.m. Chatham Township officers responded to a Southern Boulevard residence for a report of an 18-month-old child struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, patrol found the victim, an 18-month-old female, lying in the driveway being cared for by her father.

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Police Department not only received reaccreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, but it rates among the top one percent nationally for following best practices. Harry J. Delgado, accreditation program director, came to the Borough ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Woman's Club of Chatham will be dissolving after 100-plus years in May. But before it goes away, the Woman's Club is spreading its reserve funds to the Chatham Community. On Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting, Woman's Club of Chatham President Terry ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Tyler Kidd became the latest member of his family to join the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department when he was sworn into the junior firemen's auxiliary at the regular meet of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night. The 16-year-old Kidd joins his father, Donald, and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - David Weinert, a 22-year member of the Chatham Township Police Department, was promoted to the rank of sergeant on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the township committee. The Chatham High graduate previously served in the detective bureau as a juvenile officer and is also ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Lafayette School students took an unscheduled brisk walk to the high school on Monday afternoon when a faulty heat detector caused the fire alarm to sound. "We had an activated heat detector in classroom No. 8," Chatham Township Deputy Fire Chief Matt Chase said. "It was a damaged ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Jeffrey Fricke was sworn into a four-year term as the Fire Chief for the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council Reorganization meeting. Fricke replaces retiring Chatham Borough Fire Chief Doug Allan. Also sworn in were: Deputy ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough sent out an Alert Chatham Borough message on Friday, reporting that Chatham Police are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred Thursday night at a North Hillside Avenue residence. The ACB alert: Last night officers responded to a North Hillside Avenue ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Santa made his annual early stop at Reasoner Park in Chatham Borough, arriving on the North Pole Express on Christmas Eve to hand out candy to the waiting kids at the Gazebo.  

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CHATHAM, NJ - A month-long investigation conducted by Detective David Gallo of the Chatham Township Police Department resulted in the arrest of Trey Johnson, 31 of Woodbridge, NJ. On November 14, 2018. An alert Chatham Township resident located several undelivered packages scattered in a wooded ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a shared service agreement with the School District of the Chathams to hire an armed Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer at its regular meeting on Thursday. If the agreement is approved by the ...

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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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