Police & Fire

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 ...

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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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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham turned out under hot conditions for the 64th annual Fourth of July Parade and the Chatham Borough Fire Department helped cool things off by opening up a fire hydrant and hosting its annual post-parade picnic at the Chatham Middle School. The CuChullain Pipe Band of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris made sure that the members of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department knew that their service is appreciated when he addressed them at the firehouse on Wednesday morning. Harris made his remarks (see video below) during the traditional ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Preparations for the Fourth of July block party on Penn Terrace in Chatham Borough were interrupted when a large branch cracked and fell across the back yard as children and adults ran to safety on Tuesday around 8:15 p.m. According to neighbor Don Cavanaugh, his wife, Ann, was the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Fish & Game Club needed help replacing the cap on its 30-foot flag pole and Corey Duren and the Chatham Borough Fire Department came through on Tuesday afternoon. Using the situation as a training exercise, the Chatham Borough Fire Department set it us so that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On June 26, 2018 at 6:07 p.m. Officer Ronald Anderson and Sergeant Brad Hayworth responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 200 block of Shunpike Road. An investigation revealed that the driver, 28-year-old Ryan Diehl of New Vernon, lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On June 28, 2018 at approximately 11:35 a.m. Chatham Township Police Officers, Chatham Township Fire Department and the Chatham Emergency Squad responded to the intersection of River Road and Fairmount Avenue for a two car motor vehicle accident with injuries. Prior to the arrival ...

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On June 1, 2018, Officer Joseph Crecca arrested Andres Valdez-Uribe, age 21, from Madison, New Jersey on three active arrest warrants. One was issued by the municipality of Madison Borough and the other two were issued by the municipality of Summit. Officer Crecca observed Mr. Valdez-Uribe using ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Parade Chairman, Deputy Chief Jeffrey Fricke has formally announced the details of this year’s Fourth of July festivities. The Chatham Fire Department Association will once again host the annual parade and the fireworks display. The day will begin with the flag raising and fire ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Administrator Steve Williams announced that Chatham Borough has received a Safety Incentive Award from the Morris County Joint Insurance Fund and that the police department gained a license plate reader from a county homeland security grant. Williams revealed (see video below) at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On June 25th, 2018 at approximately 4:15 p.m., Officer Joseph Crecca responded to the intersection of Hillside and Watchung avenues to investigate a motor vehicle accident in which a bicyclist collided with a motor vehicle. Members of the Chatham Emergency Squad responded and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In case there is a need for rapid emergency transport and care for trauma patients, Chatham showed it was ready on Monday night with a successful landing of a NorthSTAR medevac helicopter on the Chatham Middle School oval. Tim Brown, a paramedic flight nurse and a member of the ...

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Chatham Borough Volunteer Firefighters Shelliam Lee and Colin Kidd have completed the Fire Fighter 1 Class at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy. It takes approximately four months of training to complete the class.  

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CHATHAM, NJ - Despite no additional feedback from residents, the Chatham Township Committee voted 4-0 Thursday night to adopt an ordinance that will add stop signs at the end of Highland Avenue at Hall Road, and at the end of Hall Road at Wynwood Road. The township committee, also voted to pass ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Police Chief Steven E. Hennelly abruptly announced the end of his 31-year association with Chatham Township law enforcement when he confirmed his retirement on Thursday at the Chatham Township Committee meeting. Hennelly, 53, will immediately start a new job in the private sector ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On June 19th, 2018, Officer Agnes Cisek, Det. Joseph Crecca and Officer Brian Maher responded to an apartment at the 500 block of Main Street on a drug overdose. Officer Cisek was the first to arrive on the scene and found the victim unresponsive, lying on the living room floor - not ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On the morning of Monday, June 18th, 2018 residents from Dellwood Avenue and Fairview Avenue reported that their vehicles had been unlawfully entered overnight. Once inside, the individual(s) stole a variety of items, such as loose change, sunglasses, wallet, debit card and personal ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On June 16th, 2018 at 9:18 a.m., Sergeant Kelly and Officer Crecca responded to the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Red Road to investigate a motor vehicle accident in which a bicyclist was struck by a motor vehicle. Members of the Chatham Emergency Squad, along with a paramedic ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The more information provided, the quicker and more tailored the response to emergencies will be. That was the message Chatham Borough Police Captain Brian Gibbons gave during his presentation of the new Smart911 system coming to borough residents at the regular meeting of the ...

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