Police & Fire

September 15, 2019

KENILWORTH, NJ – Wednesday, September 11, residents gathered in front of Borough Hall to commemorate and honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon 18 years ago. The ceremony began with the presentation of the flag by Boy Scout Troop 83 and Scoutmaster ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The public is invited to attend the 2019 9/11 Memorial Service which will be held at Borough Hall at 6 p.m. 

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The 2019 9/11 Memorial Service will be held at Borough Hall at 6 p.m. Please note that in the newspaper Kenilworth Life the date of the service is listed as September 18. This is an error. The public is invited to attend the service on September 11.     

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The annual Kenilworth Fire Department Carnival held at St. Theresa’s School wrapped up last week. Each night the grounds were filled with residents and visitors from all over the county who enjoyed the numerous rides, food, games, and the beer garden. Saturday night many patrons ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Posting on behalf of the DeVito Family, AJ's brother and sister, and the Kenilworth NJ Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the family of Kenilworth firefighter, AJ DeVito, after his sudden passing. AJ was a proud volunteer for the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Anthony “AJ” DeVito, 30, of Union, died suddenly on August 16 at home.  AJ was a proud volunteer for the Kenilworth Fire Department for three years.  He worked for the County of Union for ten years in park maintenance and was a member of the Father Canty Council K of C 3197 ...

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UNION, NJ - A Newark man who allegedly caused a local Walmart to be evacuated Thursday morning due to reports of a person inside brandishing a gun is now in custody and has been criminally charged. Joshua K. Phillips, 20, is charged with third-degree creating a false public alarm, third-degree ...

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Updated at 9:37 p.m. UNION, NJ — A man alleged to have prompted the evacuation of a Walmart store on Route 22 Thursday morning turned himself in after seeing “significant media coverage” of the incident in which he is accused of brandishing an airsoft gun while in the store, authorities ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union WalMart was evacuated for a time Thursday morning because of two separate calls to Union police reporting the sighting of a masked gunman at the store.  The first call was received by police at 10:48 a.m. Union Police Director Dan Zieser said no suspect has been located, no ...

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UNION, NJ – This morning Union police evacuated the Union Township Walmart located at 900 Springfield Road. “There has been an evacuation for an active investigation and there will be a press release within the next couple of hours” Union police said. The Kenilworth Police Department commented, “We ...

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UNION, NJ – A man accused of taking "upskirt" photos surrendered to Union Police last week after this latest incident at a store on Route 22.  He is accused in at least three other similar incidents in New Jersey and Utah over the past year. Stephen Grogan, 42, surrendered to Union Police on ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Police are on the lookout for a Newark man alleged to have rammed a city police car prompting a nearly 30-mile-long police chase into Union County over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of the man, Justin Archer, 28, who officers ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center was placed on lockdown for more than 90 minutes after reports of a suspicious individual, possibly with a handgun. According to the Summit Police Department, the subsequent active police investigation restriction and search -- conducted ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The state's Alcoholic Beverage Commission director is reviewing the case between Gavelstone Bar and Grill and the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth.  Following a hearing on Tuesday at the office of the Attorney General, Director James Garziano is expected to make a ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Residents in the neighborhood next to the Gavelstone Bar and Grill are furious with the problems the bar has created. There have been numerous complaints of noise, litter on the street and lawns, parking issues, blocked driveways, public sexual acts, and public urination. All of ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Councilman Mark David who is the Public Works Commission for Kenilworth made the following statement regarding the Blackthorn as of July 19, 2019.     We are moving promptly regarding enforcement of the maintenance code relating to the Blackthorn.  Our zoning officer has ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department held its annual Police Youth Academy graduation on Friday, July 12. There was 37 students in the graduating class and the ceremony was held at the town hall. Chief John Zimmerman, Detective Brian Pickton, and the Kenilworth Police Department worked ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Mobile Unit will be in Roselle Park on Friday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Mobile Unit will be parked at the Borough Hall located at 110 East Westfield Avenue for anyone needing the following services.  Drivers ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are warning local businesses to be on the lookout for a man impersonating a fire protection inspector from a fake company he calls “Metro Fire Prevention.” The man offers to inspect and service fire extinguishers for a fee, Police Chief Chris Battiloro said in a statement ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - An astronomy and physics teacher from Columbia High School in Maplewood was arrested and charged with third-degree possession of child pornography, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport announced today. Michael A. Morrill, 55, of Union, was arrested and charged ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Scotch Plains police officer was treated for injuries at Overlook Hospital after his car was hit and seriously damaged by a driver who ran a stop sign.  Veteran officer Joe Citarella was on his way to provide support for Mountainside and Union police who were in pursuit of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, MAN CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY OF BUSINESS OWNER NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man was arrested and charged today for allegedly robbing a New Jersey business owner at gunpoint in February 2019, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Raymond Scura, 29, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Call it "Revenge of the Nerds." Rocket scientist Mark Rober has become an internet sensation by posting a YouTube video demonstrating how he built a "glitter and stink bomb" disguised as an Amazon package.The package cameras that loaded up videos onto the cloud, so that ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — Law enforcement officials from the Kenilworth Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. The crackdown began December 7, and continues through January ...

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Police from Westfield, Mountainside and Kenilworth chased the BMW. WESTFIELD, NJ – A police chase involving officers from at least three Union County towns ended on the Garden State Parkway during rush hour Monday morning, authorities said. Surrounding law enforcement agencies confirmed the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The case of stolen sprinkler system equipment has been solved. Kenilworth police arrested and charged Anastasios Makropoulos in conjunction with the missing $15,000 worth of equipment from a local business. According to a police press release, the unnamed local business ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – In an effort to raise money for a new ambulance, the Kenilworth Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a night of live music and dancing. Motown and R&B will be the theme of the event on Friday, November 16 at the Kenilworth VFW from 7 p.m. to midnight. The event includes ...

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