Police & Fire

June 25, 2020

The Chatham Borough Police Department announced that it has started its summer "Bike Patrol" on Wednesday with Brian Maher, traffic safety officer, taking to borough streets on his bicycle. "We expect to have him out and about in the downtown district randomly throughout the summer," Brian ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council and Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz openly discussed the death of George Floyd and the mayor declared a "Zero Tolerance" policy for the police and borough employees at the regular meeting of the council on Monday evening. "I will not tolerate any act of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and Police Chief Brian Gibbons issued a joint statement on the death of George Floyd and pledged to hold a virtual town meeting on the subject in the near future. "In the coming days, we will announce a virtual town hall with members of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A 2016 Range Rover Sport vehicle was stolen from a residence on Edgewood Road Tuesday night, according to Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller. The vehicle was unlocked with the key fob inside it.  

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GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic didn't stop the Green Village Fire Department from holding its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the triangle on Monday morning. Green Village Fire Chief Michael Zalis placed the wreath in honor of Chatham's own who gave the ultimate sacrifice in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic has halted the Chatham Borough Fire Department's streak of consecutive Fourth of July Parades at 65 in a row. The CBFD made the announcement on its Facebook page Tuesday that the 66th annual parade will not take place in 2020. See the message ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township is reporting that a power outage has been caused by extreme weather conditions. Huron Drive is closed due to a downed tree and wires. PSE&G has been notified of the power outage.            

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CHATHAM, NJ - Two men working on the renovation of the Chatham Middle School Auditorium were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia on Monday morning. Both men were released on their own recognizance, but prohibited from returning to the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The annual visit to the Chatham Borough Gazebo by Santa Claus brought a line that stretched out to Fairmount Avenue on an unusually mild Tuesday afternoon. Children played on the latest addition to Reasoner Park, the restored wooden Stanley train, which helped the time pass by ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the first Armistice Day, the ending of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, which was commemorated in a proclamation made by President Woodrow Wilson in 2019. Nov. 11 became Veterans Day in 1954 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower when made it a day ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Megan Alperowitz, a junior at Chatham High, came to the Chatham Board of Education meeting to seek approval for a flashing light and school zone designation for a portion of Shunpike Road where student-athletes cross over to Cougar Field. As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham youngsters showed up at the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market on Saturday to celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, followed by a stroll to shops on Main Street for "Street-N-Treat." "I was so happy to hear someone say 'There is always something to do here',' Vicki Fife, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The reality that the Chatham Skate Park won't be relocated anytime soon came into focus on Monday night when the Chatham Township Planning Board approved the site plans for the 24-unit affordable housing building on Southern Boulevard. The redevelopment plan for the "Arbor Green at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A spate of bicycle thefts at the Chatham Train Station has been reported to the Chatham Borough Police. Steve Williams, Chatham Borough administrator, reported at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Tuesday night that there have been 10 reported thefts. He noted that one ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department received vital equipment that will help them prevent sudden cardiac death on Wednesday night. The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation, which is dedicated to preventing such deaths, granted seven defibrillators (AEDs) for the Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Agapito Guzman became the first armed Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer to be hired by the Borough of Chatham when his appointment was approved on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Borough Council. Guzman is a 25-year veteran of the Paterson Police Department, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -  A car being towed in the westbound lane of Main Street slipped off the T-bar, rolled across the street and knocked over the business signs in front of 295 Main Street before coming to rest in the driveway. No one was injured during the incident, which occurred around noon on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Kevin Sullivan said it took him weeks to write the speech he gave on Wednesday night at the 18th 9-11 "Remembrance Ceremony" held at Memorial Park and it was obvious to those in attendance how heartfelt he was about the words he spoke. "It was hard," Sullivan said. "I struggled ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons recently earned ACE (Accredited Chief Executive) Advanced status from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris announced the certification, which lasts for three years, at Monday's Borough of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough police officers will be carrying tasers on patrol in the near future, according to Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons. Gibbons gave a presentation at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night, explaining how the "conductive ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham is one of the first towns in Morris County to connect with the county law enforcement's APP - RSVP-3, which will allow residents to report any potential violent threat, it was announced Monday at the regular meeting of the Board of Education. Chatham Superintendent Michael ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Board of Education board members discussed possible confusion among parents about the first official day of school for students and confirmed that it is indeed Tuesday, Sept. 3, at its regular meeting held Monday night. Teachers officially returned Tuesday, Aug.

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CHATHAM, NJ - In his eighth year as a member of the Chatham Township Police Department, Anthony LoPorto was promoted to the rank of sergeant on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee. A resident of Chatham Township, LoPorto was joined during the ceremony by his ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham teenager Brendan Darby was "shaken but stable" after a witness said he was knocked unconscious by a lightning strike Thursday night on Haas Field in Chatham Borough. According to Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons, a call of a "suspected lightning strike" was ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents were provided with a triple-play of National Night Out choices with Chatham Borough, Chatham Township and Green Village all holding events on Tuesday night. Chatham Borough held its first-ever National Night Out event at Memorial Park behind the library. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill believes it would be "a layup" if the U.S. Senate voted on her proposed legislation that would require universal background checks for the purchase of guns. Sherrill, who represents New Jersey's 11th District, which includes Chatham, responded to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Sergeant Patrick Meade was honored with a resolution for his 30-plus years of service, and Anthony Campanelli was sworn in as a new police officer at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night. Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough and Chatham Township were both hit by flash flooding during the Storm on Wednesday night. Shunpike Road in the township had to be closed between Sterling Drive and Green Village Road because of a water main break. Downtown Chatham Borough was flooded at the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Police Department has announced that it will be holding its first National Night Out event from 5 to 9 p.m. at Memorial Park. The police-community event will include live music, food trucks, and community safety, as well as swimming, basketball and tug-of-war ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Brian Kelly and Colm Dougherty were each officially sworn in as the newest members of the Chatham Township Police Department at the last meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on June 28. Kelly enlisted in the Air Force in 2009 and specialized as in military intelligence. He ...

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