Police & Fire

July 28, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ - Get excited for a teddy picnic! Organized by EMT Dani Mauro organizer and Lieutenant Lizz Toro.  "We know that when we enter someone’s home for a medical emergency, it can be very scary for the family, but especially the children in the home. We come clomping in with boots and ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Police Department would like to invite the community to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3.  National Night Out is a nationwide event intended to bring together members of the community and law enforcement to build upon their current relationships ...

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ALLENTOWN, NJ – Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.), a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting children from the risks of drugs and bullying, recently awarded retired Police Sergeant Anthony Manderichio from Kenilworth, New Jersey, its ‘L.E.A.D. Lifetime Achievement ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Kenilworth resident Alishaki Pearson 31, was fatally shot in East Orange last Saturday authorities confirmed. The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force have taken over this murder case. The shooting occurred at ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The largest group of recruits to date recently graduated from the Kenilworth Police Department's Youth Academy. This year there were 45 students enrolled in grades eighth through twelfth who participated in the increasingly popular program that provides area youth to get an up ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - At the Kenilworth PBA Silver Card Dinner held on July 1, Chief of Police Fred Soos received the highly distinguished Gold Card. Chief Soos is the second Kenilworth law enforcement officer following retired Chief Dowd to ever receive this recognition and honor while still in ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — The Kenilworth Police Department hosted their first “Waffle Cone with a Cop” on Tuesday afternoon and the event turned out to be a fantastic success. Between 200 -300 participants came out to say hello to the Kenilworth officers and enjoy some delicious ice cream from Ice Cream ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth PBA Local #135 will be hosting their annual Angelo Cicariello Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, June 28, at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ.  This tournament is the most anticipated event of the year for the PBA. Named after a long-time supporter and one ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Calling all firefighters to participate in the "Battle of the Bravest", a firefighter muster and skill competition. The Battle will be interactive for the public, in addition for the firefighters to enjoy. Hosted by NJ First Responders, FirstNet, and the Firefighters Wear Pink ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - On Saturday, June 5, the Policeman's Benevolent Association, Local 135 hosted their annual Fishing Derby for Kenilworth’s youth at Black Brook Park Pond. This was the 30th year the PBA held this event and many residents came out to participate in this annual fun-filled ...

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FT. LEE, NJ - The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Fort Lee Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Aiden Kim, 11, of Fort Lee, N.J. Aiden was last seen leaving his residence in the area of First Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6. He is ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - On Tuesday, June 29, residents are invited by the members of the Kenilworth Police Department Community Oriented Policing unit for a casual meet-and-greet with free ice cream from Ice Cream Creations. "It's a great opportunity for our residents and especially our youths to meet ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The 2021 Carnival is on! Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! The Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is back for the summer of 2021!!! While we missed you last year, we will be back ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth PBA Local #135 will be hosting their annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Black Brook Park Pond.  The Fishing Derby is a mainstay tradition for the youth of Kenilworth to have the opportunity to fish. There are no sign-ups for the ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ – For the first time since May of 2019, New Jersey is open for Memorial Day.  This weekend will kick off the summer season as thousands of motorists will hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. Because it has ...

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TRENTON — No seatbelt? “No excuses,” according to New Jersey state officials who are ramping up seat belt checks beginning May 24 through June 6.  That means any motor vehicle passenger caught without a seatbelt starting Monday will be issued a citation by local, county and state law agencies.

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NEW JERSEY - Officer Michael Teel, who took part in the search and recovery efforts in the moments after the 9/11 attacks, succumbed to cancer.  Sgt. Charles Wilson III and Patrolman Gary Walker passed away after contracting COVID-19.  Lt. Leroy Palmer died from complications after suffering ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – In celebration of National Police Week held May 9 – May 15, the Louis DeMondo Civic Association encouraged Kenilworth residents to show their support for fallen police officers by donating to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “The mission of the National Law ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - On Tuesday afternoon, the Kenilworth Police Department was quick on the scene to catch a suspect who had stolen a vehicle and then eluded the police following a car chase. The incident happened at 4:31 p.m. Ptl. Brett Byron was conducting a stationary radar detail near the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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NEW JERSEY - The East Brunswick Police Department has confirmed a report from the New Jersey State Police that Chinna Payne has been located and found safe.  Damion Payne, who was sought in the abduction of the two-week-old, has also been found. Earlier today, the State Police issued an Amber ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — An Amber Alert for a missing infant went out this afternoon. The baby's name is Chinna Payne. Her abductee is Damion Payne, a 27-year-old Black Male. He was last seen on Oraton Parkway in East Orange, NJ driving a 2016 Nissan white Altima with Virginia plates: VPF6043. The ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - In recognition and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy, Mayor Linda Karlovitch issued a proclamation at Wednesday's council meeting declaring the week of May 9 - May 15 as Police ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Detective Ryan Kernan. Born and raised in Kenilworth, Kernan wanted to be a police officer since he was around seven years old. “For me being a police officer was what I was born into. I really believe God gave the gift or natural ability to serve.” Kernan’s ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department is looking forward to welcoming back the KPD Youth Police Academy this summer that will be held at David Brearley Middle High School. The academy will take place June 28 through July 2, from 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m. If your child would like to ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden Firefighter is sharing his personal heart transplant story to help raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation. Aware of his family's history with heart disease, Mathew Pribish decided to take the first step and check out the condition of his heart ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Muslim officers in the Newark Police Department will be able to wear a hijab as part of their uniform in what Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara is calling a “slight change, but very impactful.”  “This change, which allows our Muslim female officers to wear the hijab in ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police are currently looking for individuals who want to join their century-old elite police force.  The agency has more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn a starting salary of almost $65,000 per year with pension, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - At the April 14 council meeting, Mayor Linda Karlovitch presented a Mayoral Proclamation to recognize the dedicated work of the Kenilworth EMTs, many of whom are unpaid volunteers, who tirelessly continue to serve on the front lines of our nation's war on the COVID-19 ...

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YOUR TOWN, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from the Kenilworth Police Department, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through ...

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