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Police & Fire

November 26, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough neighbors got together to support the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department in 2011 with a run on Thanksgiving Day and 10 years later it was bigger than ever this Thanksgiving. The "Manor" section of Chatham Borough turned out 750 runners for the 1-Mile Fun Run ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Patrick Dowd was sworn in as the newest member of the Chatham Township Police Department, bringing the department total to 21 full-time officers at the Chatham Township Committee meeting held Thursday night, There are also two Special Law Enforcement Officers who work for the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- "Freedom isn't free". That was the final message from Janet Doherty at the conclusion of the Green Village Fire Department's annual Veterans Day ceremony held Thursday on the triangle outside the firehouse. Doherty, a member of the Green Village Fire Department auxiliary, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham residents were probably a little alarmed by all the fire truck sirens heard Saturday around 8:30 p.m., wondering if there was another three-alarm fire somewhere in town. Not to worry, Chatham, it was just another Cougar girls sports team lighting up the Morris County ...

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CHATHAM, NJ  – Clean out your medicine cabinets in honor of National Take Back Day! Dispose of your unused, expired or unwanted medications in a safe way and keep them out of the wrong hands.  Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Police Departments will have mobile drop box locations set up ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Field Hockey team received the royal treatment with an escort from Main Street to Chatham High after winning the 2021 Morris County Tournament championship, 2-1 vs. Randolph on Tuesday night at Boonton High. Randolph had taken a 1-0 lead in the third quarter but the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Police Department continued to be recognized as one of the best department's in the state, receiving its second NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police accreditation at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night. Harry J. Delgado, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- There was a police presence at 26 Red Road on Tuesday afternoon for the final day of filming of "Jules" in Chatham Borough as both the local police and the actors wearing police uniforms shared the same road. The indoor scenes at 26 Red Road are completed and the film crew ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Bob Penn has vivid memories from his participation at Ground Zero on the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Saturday night he wore the same fireman's shirt that he had on 20 years ago at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held in Memorial Park. The Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham High Athletic Department is asking that spectators arrive early for the 9/11 Ceremony scheduled before the Cougar football game vs. Jefferson at Cougar Field on Saturday. Those wishing to view the ceremony that will recognize Chatham First Responders and remember the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Township Mayor Stacey Ewald reported on Thursday night that 98% percent of adults in the township has had at least one dose of a vaccine and that 91% of adults 18-and-over have been fully vaccinated. "Vaccinations have gone up, which is great," Ewald said. "Adults ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Police Department is now wearing "Body Worn Cameras", according to Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller.  According to state guidelines (see facts below), the cameras must be activated during traffic stops, witness interviews, custodial interrogations, ...

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MADISON, NJ -  The three alarm fire which occurred on Kings Road in Madison on Tuesday, August 17 remains under investigation, stated authorities.  The Morris County Prosecutors Office Arson Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Madison Police Bureau of Investigation will jointly ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris Count law enforcement personnel are asking the public to help them find a Morristown man who they believe beat to death his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son last week. The man, Edwin Urbina, 27, faces charges of first-degree murder, second-degree endangering the welfare of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The growth of the tree near the eastbound tracks at the Chatham Train Station helps mark the time. In September it will be 20 years since the 9-11 terrorist attacks toppled the World Trade Center and took the lives of thousands of Americans. The tree was planted in memory of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Free ice cream and a chance to dunk a policeman in a tank of water. It marked only the second time that Chatham Borough held a National Night Out event, but the borough police certainly found a sure-fire way to promote a police and community partnership on Tuesday evening at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Committee member Celeste Fondaco made a Public Service Announcement on bicycle safety, urging riders in town to wear helmets at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night. Fondaco announced that the Chatham Township Police Department is offering "free" ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Township Police Sergeant Brad Hayworth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and sworn in to the position at the Chatham Township Committee meeting on Thursday night. Hayworth started with the department as a dispatcher in 2000 and was then assigned to the detective ...

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CHATHAM, NJ —Volunteers from the Madison Chatham Coalition (MCC), Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams (MACC), Chatham Borough Police Department, Chatham Township Police Department and all four liquor retailers in Chatham participated in the Sticker Shock campaign for the third year in a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Was that a Tornado that blew through Chatham on Wednesday? Whatever it was, it was a severe weather event in the late afternoon that caught many by surprise and snapped two utility poles on Watchung Avenue near River Road. Chatham Borough Police also reported a wire fire on North ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Firefighters rescued a dog and took two cats to the vet today, while fighting a fire at an apartment on Southgate Road. It was the second fire call they answered in the last three days. The earlier fire is, which has been declared suspicious, is being investigated by the New ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- There are people who step back when the going gets tough and then there are Chatham's first responders, who always step forward in a time of need. That was the message on July 5 when Chatham Borough honored its first responders with an "Alternative Parade" that also recognized ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department and Green Village Volunteer Fire Department have announced that they will bring out the fire trucks for a "Wave Parade" through the township on Sunday, July 4th at 10 a.m. Chatham Borough's "Alternative" 4th of July Parade is set for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- It takes a special occasion to make it happen, but Chatham pulled out all the stops to welcome home its NJSIAA Group 3 state champion boys lacrosse team on Thursday. When the Cougars arrived home after their 5-4 win vs. Ocean City at Shore Regional in West Long Branch, police ...

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GREEN VILLAGE, NJ -- The Green Village Fire Department and Auxiliary honored fallen heroes on Memorial Day with its "Remembrance Ceremony", which included the traditional hanging of the wreath in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Rudy Savoie played Taps at the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- For the second straight year, the Chatham Borough Fire Department Association has announced that it has canceled the traditional Fourth of July Parade and fireworks display, due to the pandemic. Instead, as it did in 2020, Chatham Borough will hold an "Alternate Parade" in honor ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Robert Vessechia, who spoke at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 26, was removed from school grounds by Chatham Township Police on Friday, April 30, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. At the April 26 meeting, Vessechia waited ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz announced that the borough will be building two regulation-size basketball courts at Garden Park during the regular Zoom meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night. The mayor said the courts will be ready for use sometime in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday. Shervon James, 33, of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The sign flashes the speed of oncoming vehicles, asks them to slow down and then says "Thank you" when the speed limit is achieved. Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons announced Friday that four new Evolis Radar Speed Signs have been erected on Lafayette and Hedges ...

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