Police & Fire

November 29, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 32-year-old New York City woman was recently arrested in Livingston on charges of theft, possessing a counterfeit New Jersey driver’s license, possessing stolen property and trespassing. She was subsequently held at Essex County Jail after police discovered she had a fugitive ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston police and auxiliary police departments are looking to reach their goal of raising $10,000 by Nov. 30 through their “No-Shave November” fight against cancer. Money raised through this effort goes toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Fight ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the spirit of giving thanks during the week of Thanksgiving, the Livingston mayor and council honored members of the Livingston police and fire departments, the volunteer first aid squad, the public works department (DPW) and the Livingston Public Library for the work they did ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite responding to 31 motor vehicle accidents and 61 calls from stranded motorists in addition to delivering pizzas to the middle schools, where many students remained stranded until late Thursday night, members of the Livingston Police Department (LPD), Livingston Fire ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Livingston schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16. LIVINGSTON, NJ — Some students were still being held at Livingston schools after 7 p.m. on Thursday after snow quickly accumulated during rush hour, according to Livingston police, who are still working vigorously to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eighteen Livingston community members recently graduated from the Livingston Police Department’s first Citizens Police Academy—a free 10-week program designed to give participants an understanding of the inner workings of the police department and a working knowledge of what law ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ ­– Livingston police officers became involved in a car chase on Saturday afternoon during which the suspect vehicle struck an LPD vehicle prior to disappearing into Millburn. Police later learned that the driver of the vehicle had been wanted for kidnapping. According to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office has responded to Saturday morning's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue by implementing stronger security measures and urging more vigilance at local temples and other places of worship. "Sheriff Armando ordered that the officers of his ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Law enforcement officials are searching for a 55-year-old attorney suspected of fatally shooting his child's mother, 44-year-old Angela Bledsoe. Authorities are charging James R. Ray, III, with murder and weapons offenses.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N.

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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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