Police & Fire

October 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE/LIVINGSTON, NJ - (Updated at 4:40 p.m.) A jackknifed tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon was causing massive delays on I-280 in West Orange. Two other local accidents in Livingston were adding to the congestion in the area. According to BNN (Breaking News Network) and 511nj.org, the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to promote fire safety and spread the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) message to "Look, Listen and Learn," the Livingston Fire Department held its annual open house on Sunday at fire headquarters to kick off Fire Prevention Week and also raise funds for the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 51-year-old man who was struck and killed on South Orange Avenue on Friday evening has been identified as John Peebles of Newark, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II. At approximately 11:16 p.m., ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A pedestrian was killed late Friday night in Livingston in the area of South Orange Avenue and Peach Hill Road, according to police. Livingston police added that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the investigation of this incident and will provide more information ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A power outage at the Livingston Circle (Eisenhower Pkwy and West Mt. Pleasant Avenue) is currently causing traffic delays as of approximately 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Police are on scene with the traffic lights while they set up detours. There is currently limited road access, and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to promoting a new chief and six officers during a swearing-in ceremony last week, the Livingston Township Council also acknowledged the police department by declaring September as National Preparedness Month in an effort to encourage residents to know the public safety ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Community members and local dignitaries packed the auditorium at Livingston High School on Tuesday night in support of newly promoted Chief of Police Gary Marshuetz and six other members of the Livingston Police Department, who were officially sworn into their new positions at a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing concern from community members as to why there were police officers patrolling the high school area prior to the start of the first day of school on Tuesday, the township released a statement explaining its decision to place officers in the vicinity at the request of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of Friday morning, a Livingston family has still not been able to locate their dog, Roxie, who was in one of the cars involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon. Roxie was in a car the was traveling eastbound on Route 10 when the crash occurred, and she ran off ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Roxie, a beloved family dog who is pictured above, was lost after a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon. Although it was initially believed that Roxie may have been found unharmed, the Livingston Police Department reported Thursday evening that Roxie is still missing and ...

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EDITOR'S UPDATE: Livingston Police Department is now reporting that the second dog, Roxie, has not yet been found.  LIVINGSTON, NJ — A dog was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Route 10 near Okner Parkway in Livingston on Thursday afternoon, according to police. The human occupants were reported ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Police Department has shut down a portion of South Orange Avenue Monday afternoon for emergency repair work on the advisement of PSE&G Co. According to Breaking News Network (BNN), South Orange Avenue between Passaic Avenue and Goodhart Drive will be closed ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two pedestrians were recently struck on Livingston roads, according to police, including one incident in which the victim sustained a broken leg. At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, a vehicle was travelling north in the left lane on Eisenhower Parkway and entered the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite a late-afternoon thunderstorm that caused the National Guard Helicopter to cancel its landing at the Memorial Oval for Livingston’s 10th annual National Night Out (NNO) last week, the event still achieved its goal of bringing together members of the community and the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Access to Goodhart Drive will be shut off from South Orange Avenue for an undetermined period on Monday afternoon. According to Breaking News Network (BNN), a gas line was struck that precipitated PSE&G to dig the road in order to shut off the gas main. There will be no ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In the final days of July, the Livingston Police Department responded to the following three incidents that led to the arrests of four men on charges of criminal mischief, drug possession, child neglect and more. Last week, police responded to a criminal mischief complaint in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time this year, Livingston’s National Night Out event will feature tethered hot air balloon rides at the end of the night’s festivities, with all proceeds being donated to Cycle for Survival in the name of Team Jake/Knock Cancer Out of the Park in honor of 13-year-old ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an unofficial announcement on Monday night, Livingston Township Manager Barry Lewis expressed his intention to appoint Gary Marshuetz, formerly a captain and the current acting chief of the Livingston Police Department (LPD), as the LPD Chief of Police upon Craig Handschuch’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A community blood drive sponsored by the Lions Club of Livingston will accompany the upcoming National Night Out event, designed to strengthen neighborhoods though police-community partnerships, to be held at the Memorial Oval on Aug. 7. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., a complimentary ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Between July 11 and July 18, Livingston police reported the following incidents, including three overnight thefts and two motor vehicle stops that led to arrests.  Sometime over night from July 10 into July 11, an unlocked 2017 BMW X6 Wagon was entered and items were missing ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two new officers, two police chaplains and four auxiliary officers were sworn into the Livingston Police Department (LPD) on Monday during a swearing-in ceremony led by Acting Chief Gary Marshuetz at the Livingston Township Council meeting. Many LPD members came to support their ...

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WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials. Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following recent complaints from Livingston residents that some individuals with permits for door-to-door sales have misrepresented themselves as township employees, the township has provided information regarding these individuals. According to the township, some businesses ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 10-week program designed to give participants an understanding of the inner workings of the Livingston Police Department and a working knowledge of what law enforcement entails is being offered to all community members at no cost this fall. According to the department’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Fire Department will be setting up an area where children can be showered with water from a fire truck at the Livingston Police Department’s 10th National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Memorial Oval. Other attractions at the annual event will include rides, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In two separate incidents over the holiday, Livingston police responded to reports of a pedestrian struck on Goodhard Drive and also arrested a Newark man for resisting arrest and assault on a police officer among other charges. A man was placing garbage out on the street in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Officers from the West Caldwell, Roseland and Livingston police departments were among the area law enforcement involved in a motor vehicle pursuit of two stolen cars early Sunday morning. West Caldwell observed two stolen BMWs on Westfield Avenue, police said. As West Caldwell ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston will join thousands of other communities across the country in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Memorial Oval. This will be Livingston's 10th summer participating in the annual community-building campaign, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police reported the following incidents in the last week, including an arrest made in relation to a counterfeit bill incident that occurred in May, a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle while walking home from The Landmark, a man who needed medical assistance after ...

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