Police & Fire

August 16, 2018

CRANFORD - Mayor Hannen opened Tuesday's Township Committee Meeting with the announcement of the passing of Cranford Call Lieutenant Brian Koshney. A moment of silence was held before the official meeting got underway. Koshney was a 23-year veteran of the Cranford Fire Department and also served ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.   1. 08/12/2018 @ 11:54 a.m.  North Avenue West and Lincoln ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.   1. 08/04/2018 @ 1:40 a.m. South Avenue West and Lincoln ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is taking steps to make it easier to help residents who may be lost or have trouble communicating with officers.  The new “Special Needs Registry” is specifically designed for those who may be challenged with developmental disabilities such as Autism, ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.   1. 07/24/2018 @ 11:54 p.m. South Avenue East and High ...

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CRANFORD - Trading cards featuring photos and biographies of 52 Cranford Police Department officers, including Chief Ryan Greco, were unveiled today and are now in the hands of those officers. They will be distributed by officers as a way to open up communications with the public. "These trading ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.   1. 07/19/2018 @ 12:26 a.m. Jackson Drive and Commerce ...

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CLARK, NJ –One car is off the road and in the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway by Cranford exit 137 as a result of a three car accident just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa there were two men in the car that went into the water.  They were able ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.   1. 07/10/2018 @ 1148 hrs. North Avenue East and Garden State ...

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CRANFORD - On July 14, 2018 at 9:52 p.m., Patrolman Brian Trotter stopped a 2001 Mercedes Benz on Raritan Road near the intersection of Coleman Avenue when he observed a seatbelt and brake lamp violation. After an investigation on scene, Patrolman Trotter located a loaded handgun in the rear ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department will be holding the 7th session of the Citizens Police Academy in September 2018. The Citizens Academy is part of the ongoing effort for the Cranford Police Department and the community to work together and develop a lasting relationship. Applicants must be ...

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CRANFORD - A little over a week ago, Troy Kettler was appointed as a Probationary Patrol Officer within the Cranford Police Department. On that same day, Patrolman Brian Lopez, Sergeant Frank Williams, and Traffic Mechanic Charles Fette were awarded Police Department Service Awards for 25 years of ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.   1. 07/04/2018 @ 12:25 a.m. hrs. 300 Block of North Avenue ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is paying tribute to fallen officer, Patrolman Robert F. Hand, with its new vehicle design, which also incorporates a gold police seal that was previously used on Township police cars from the 1960's through 1991. According to Police Chief Ryan Greco, ...

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CRANFORD - At 2:09 p.m., police were called to the Citgo gas station at the corner of North Avenue and Orchard Street after a box truck got wedged underneath the overhead canopy.  The driver, a 33-year old female, pulled into the station to get gas and misjudged the height of the canopy, which ...

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CRANFORD - In May 2018, the Cranford Police Department and Children's Specialized Hospital Safe Kids Union County teamed up to launch the "B Hard Headed" campaign. The campaign was a safety initiative aimed at using positive reinforcement as a way to educate the importance of helmet safety and ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.   1. 06/29/2018 @ 6:42 p.m.  Orange Avenue and Frazer ...

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CRANFORD – On Monday, June 30th, Troy Kettler was appointed as a Probationary Patrol Officer within the Cranford Police Department at the Township Committee Meeting. Municipal Clerk, Patricia Donahue, administered the Oath of Office to Kettler, whose appointment will be effective July 1, ...

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CRANFORD – After five days of physical training and classroom instruction, the 12th session of the Cranford Police Youth Academy held its Graduation Ceremony on Friday. The academy is intended to give Cranford juveniles the opportunity to be introduced to law enforcement through a simulated ...

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CRANFORD – At Monday’s Township Committee Meeting, Detective Timothy W. O’Brien was advanced to the rank of Sergeant. O’Brien is a lifelong resident of Cranford, an 18-year veteran of the department, and a graduate of the Cranford High School Class of 1994. Upon high school graduation, he ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 1. 06/19/2018 @ 8:32 a.m. Centennial Avenue and Cranford ...

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CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the Cranford ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 1. 06/14/2018 @ 11:50 a.m. Centennial Avenue Arrested: Naheema ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 1. 06/09/2018 @ 4:08 p.m.   Raritan Road Arrested: Robert ...

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 1. 05/29/2018 @ 11:49 p.m.   North Avenue East Arrested: Anna ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Emergency Medical Services squad was honored with a proclamation declaring this week “EMS Week” at Tuesday night’s meeting. Kent Lucas, the president of the Cranford First Aid Squad, acknowledged several members of the squad, all in attendance, for outstanding ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Fire Department is currently accepting applications for call firefighters. Call firefighters serve as volunteer firefighters for a one-year term, with an option for re-appointment based on a recommendation by Chief Dan Czeh and the approval of the Cranford Township ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Cranford Police Sergeant Thomas Stiansen and Patrolman Gregory Federici were honored with the Two Hundred Club of Union County’s Valor Award during a ceremony on Friday. Stainsen and Federici were two of 17 who were honored by the club for going above and beyond the call of ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – As a severe thunderstorm raged outside, 14-year-old Raymond Schwartz fulfilled his dream of becoming a police officer during his swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday evening in Cranford's Council Chambers. Late last year, Schwartz, a student at Hillside Avenue School, was diagnosed ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Police, with assistance from the Westfield and Garwood Police Departments, arrested a Jersey City teenager for driving a stolen vehicle and fleeing the scene of the arrest on Sunday. Patrolman Robert Charma of the CPD attempted to stop the driver for a traffic violation ...

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