Suspect in Livingston Cyber Threats Re-Arrested After New Threats Surface on Social Media

September 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In connection with a threat against a Livingston resident, John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack was re-arrested on Friday, Sept. 23 and charged with one count of terroristic threat, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch.

Bail on the new charge has been set at $100,000, with no ten-percent option, by the ...

Livingston High School Cancels After-School Activities and Keeps Students Indoors After Additional Threats Surface

LIVINGSTON, NJ — All Livingston High School students are required to remain indoors and all after-school activities have been canceled Friday afternoon after more threats against the school were posted on social media Friday.

All teachers and students at the school were reassured that the Livingston Police Department is aware of the situation and is working actively with the Essex ...

Livingston Police Identify West Orange Man as Masked Individual at Regent Street Complex

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Police have identified the man who caused buildings to go into lockdown near the Regent Street Complex in Livingston on Sept. 13 as Jude Sardong, 21, of West Orange. Bail was set at $50,0000.

Sardong was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and terroristic threats, among other charges. He was transported to the East Orange Crisis Center, where ...

Livingston Mayor, Police Chief and School District React to Cyber Threat Investigation and Arrest

UPDATE: Bail was paid and Coulouris has been released. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the arrest Tuesday of 18-year-old John Coulouris—who was accused of being involved in the recent cyber threats against Livingston High School and charged accordingly—Mayor Al Anthony, Police Chief Craig Handschuch and Livingston Public Schools individually thanked ...

Additional Threats to Livingston High School Result in Delayed Opening and Heightened Security

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although police have deemed recent threats of violence to Livingston High School not credible, Livingston police heightened security at the school today with a two-hour delayed opening and increased police presence throughout the district around the clock.

Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch, LHS Principal Mark Stern and Superintendent Christina Steffner held a ...

Livingston Police Respond to Calls of Suspicious Individual at Regent St. Complex; Area Schools Perform Precautionary Lockdown

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following an initial call from a business on the Regent St. Complex in Livingston about a suspicious person possibly with a weapon, Livingston police responded and were able to clear the area of any potential danger at approximately 10:30 a.m.

All schools in the area were locked down as a precaution as the subject allegedly barricaded himself in a nearby ...

Livingston Public Schools Respond to Threats of Violence at High School

UPDATE: This investigation has been turned over to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. More information will be shared as it become available.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to a young woman's Facebook post Sunday evening stating her intention to "shoot up" Livingston High School at 7:40 a.m. on Monday, the school released the following message: 

"We ...

Teenage Biker Hit in Livingston; Investigation Regarding Local Use of Counterfeit Bills Continues

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police confirmed this week that the injuries sustained by a teenage boy hit by a car at the intersection of Belmont Drive and South Ashby Avenue on Sept. 3 are non-life-threatening.

According to police, a vehicle was traveling westbound on Belmont Drive and approaching the intersection at South Ashby Avenue at the same time that the boy, who allegedly did ...

Intoxicated Man Causes Disturbance at Local Group Home and More Drug-Related Incidents in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police received call from Nicholas Vitelli, the manager of a group home at 7 Walnut St. in Livingston last Friday stating that an intoxicated Jason Hayes, 37, caused as disturbance in his attempt to get back into the home.

According to police, Hayes stated that he would kill Vitelli if he did not allow him to enter the home and proceeded to kick the door, ...

"Pot Brownies" Land 19-Year-Old Livingston Man in the Hands of West Orange Police Department

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A local police officer's knowledge of CDS Marijuana Edibles, or "Pot Brownies," landed 19-year-old Leonardo Rojas of Livingston in the hands of the West Orange Police Department on Aug. 22. 

While patrolling the area of Main Street and Washington in West Orange at approximately 7 p.m. on that date, West Orange Police Officer Giovanni ...

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Livingston Police Department to Host "Coffee with a Cop" on September 29

September 18, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department is inviting residents to join members of the department for a free cup of coffee and some conversation.

On Thursday, Sept. 29, the department will host a Coffee with a Cop event at Dunkin’ Donuts, 464 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The national initiative is an informal way for people to meet with police ...