Police & Fire

September 16, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- This weekend, 10 firefighters, three fire engines, and a support vehicle from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Forest Fire Service arrived safely in California to help battle the worst wildfires in recent memory. “As Americans, we’re all in this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The 300 block of Springfield Avenue is closed Tuesday following a crash involving a stolen car out of Hillside, police said. The crash happened at around 1:44 a.m., Sgt. Michael Walsh said. Hillside police chased the vehicle from the Boulevard in Kenilworth and then onto ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Prosecutors' offices statewide have worked cooperatively in a sweeping operation to capture 21 accused sexual predators who have been targeting children as young as 6,7 or 8 on the internet.  At Governor Murphy's Coronavirus Press Briefing today, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield police officer has been released from the hospital, and four men face a slew of charges following a chase through four towns, police said Friday. Responding to a report of shoplifting at the Walgreens at 260 North Avenue East in Westfield at about 8:34 p.m. Thursday, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is hailing a new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.” The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office will require ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this message made by Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman. Serving in this profession for over 32 years, I am extremely proud to be a Kenilworth Police officer and lifelong resident of Kenilworth. It saddens me that a human life was taken due to poor tactics, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - To view the completed slideshow that honors Kenilworth town heroes, please see the following link https://bit.ly/2yWvGSF or go to the FLAG of Kenilworth Facebook page. FLAG team member Stacie Holzinger who produced the video stated, “I would like to thank all the residents who ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Although full Police Week ceremonies are among the numerous events canceled by coronavirus quarantine, the South Orange Police Department participated in a moment of silence today for New Jersey police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and were added to the Police ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Due to the global pandemic of coronavirus there has been a higher influx of EMS calls and a limited amount of manpower at the Kenilworth Firehouse. Five women who are EMT’s have been covering the town around the clock 24/7. Three of them are even living together at the firehouse to ...

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UNION, NJ – Union County first responders wanted to show their appreciation for the work being done at the county-run COVID-19 test site at Kean University, and a drive-by parade, with fire engine and emergency vehicle sirens blaring, fit the bill. As of April 16, the site has tested close to ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The 2020 Easter Bunny Hop that was put on by the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad was a great success. Members of the community came out with supportive signs to not only wave to the Easter Bunny but also to thank the men and women of the department for all their hard ...

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(EAST ORANGE) - In a heartbreaking interview with the father of Yasir Williams, 21, the missing honor student from Rutgers New Brunswick, last seen leaving his East Orange home on Edgar Street; Yasir's father pleads for everyone to continue looking for his son, and for the community to do whatever ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit Chief of Police Robert K. Weck has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Accordiing to the City, Weck began to experience flu-like symptoms approximately 10 days ago. He immediately sought medical attention and began to self-quarantine. A test for COVID-19 was ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Police Department.    Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Kenilworth Police Department / ( Union County, NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will conduct ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad. The Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad would like to remind you to “Just Stay Home.” Wash your hands for twenty seconds, avoid touching your face and wipe down surfaces that see frequent ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Earlier this afternoon, officers from the Springfield Police Department directed shoppers out of the Shop-Rite on Morris Turnpike, due to an abundance of caution from a person reported to have flu-like symptoms in the store. According to a person who was at the scene, officers ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Please remain calm, do not panic and practice safe hygiene. Many people are already recovering from this virus. If you are experiencing symptoms please call your doctor. If you have an emergency ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – On or about February 10, 2020, a sudden flare up on or about the licensed premises of the Gavelstone Bar and Grill located at 303 South Michigan Avenue, a disturbance and nuisance took place. This resulted in the closing of Michigan Avenue and intervention of police officers from ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Public Safety Director said he believes criminal incidents in Newark can be reduced if people living in the suburbs would be more diligent in locking their vehicles and taking the key fobs with them after parking. “Cars are being stolen from the suburbs and surrounding ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and ...

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On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Omar Deas (20) of East Orange was indicted before a grand jury at Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth.  The charge of Burglary in the 3rd Degree stemmed from burglaries to multiple motor vehicles parked in the area of Wilshire Drive and N. 6th St on July 1, ...

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Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in presenting a Distinguished Service Certificate to Officer Brendan Carlos in recognition of his continued service to our country after recently returning from an extended deployment overseas while serving as a ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Daisy Girl Scout Troop #40006, ages five to seven, recently had an educational outing at the Kenilworth Fire Station. They spoke with firefighter Shawn Kelly as well as paramedic Kiara learning all about fire safety. The troop was also given a tour of the fire house and trucks.

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MATAWAN, NJ — An off-duty Roselle Park police officer fatally shot himself in the head after being involved in a crash in Matawan Sunday afternoon, authorities said. It is with tremendous sadness that Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery announces the passing of Roselle Park Police Officer Edward ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are looking into the theft of another vehicle left unlocked with its key fob inside, police said. A thief stole the vehicle from 400 block of Alden Avenue Friday morning. Authorities notified the First Ward neighborhood via Nixle message Friday afternoon. “It was ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The KFD know how to make the children and parents of the community smile. The 2019 Santa’s Express brought incredible joy to the families of Kenilworth. This year the KFD and Santa personally hand delivered over 800 gifts to the children in town. This is a tradition that is not ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — You might want to change your travel plans. The National Weather Service warned to prepare for white out conditions Wednesday afternoon. The “Snow Squall Warning” warning advised of a dangerous storm moving southeast from New York State at 35 mph. “Whiteout conditions, zero ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Monday, December 9, 2019 at around 8:05 a.m. David Brearley High School was put on lockdown that lasted until 8:48 a.m. after a student from another district allegedly made violent threats via social media. The Kenilworth Police Department stated “the KPD as a precaution put the ...

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The Kenilworth Fire Department will conduct its annual Santa Express between December 16 and December 20. Drop off will be December 14 and December 15. Stay tuned for more details soon on TAPinto.

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