Police & Fire

September 10, 2018

On September 6th, 2018, Officer Andrew Pereira arrested Whayne Locke, age 50, from Albany, N.Y., and charged him with Harassment. The arrest stems from an incident that began at approximately 9:09 a.m. this same date. Officers Brian Colatrella, Andrew Pereira and Kyle Beasley responded to 26 ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ — A  patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint Monday night at 9:30 p.m. while using a drive-up ATM, Millburn Police announced. Two men in masks are seen from security cameras approaching the bank's customer from the driver's side of the vehicle, one carrying a ...

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MADISON, NJ - In a join effort Madison and Chatham police officers save the live of a NJ transit overpass bridge jumper this week. Madison police officers were dispatched to the Union Hill Road train overpass for a person who was threatening to jump, according to Lt. John Miscia of the Madison ...

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MADISON, NJ - On the evening of July 18 between the hours of 6:30p.m. and 7:00a.m. a 2011 black Range Rover was stolen out of a driveway on Pomeroy Road in the borough. According to Lt John Miscia of the Madison police department the vehicle was left unlocked. "We believe a high end car theft ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In case there is a need for rapid emergency transport and care for trauma patients, Chatham showed it was ready on Monday night with a successful landing of a NorthSTAR medevac helicopter on the Chatham Middle School oval. Tim Brown, a paramedic flight nurse and a member of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A 14-year-old Chatham student was struck by a backhoe while walking on the sidewalk toward the Chatham Middle School on the morning of Tuesday, June 12, according to a report issued by the Chatham Borough Police Department. The student was taken to Morristown Medical Center for a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, local and state authorities announced Thursday morning. The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to ...

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MADISON, NJ – As the sirens approached and the sun shone brightly in the center of downtown Madison on Wednesday morning, a small crowd gathered there. As the bikes passed by—leading an army of cyclists behind them—onlookers took photos and waved as the officers passed, thanking each officer for ...

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A 29-year-old woman was arrested Saturday evening by Madison and Morristown police after she allegedly attempted to rob a victim at a Madison gas station, police said. Witnesses said that after the suspect—later identified as Jacqueline Humen of Morristown—tried to unsuccessfully snatch a female ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – A local resident who lives near Harter Road reported a burglary on Friday evening, according to police. Authorities are  The resident reported that the incident took place between 6:45 and 9 p.m., and that the doors to the home were left unlocked, police said. No other ...

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The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office hosted the first implementation of New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s 21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project on Tuesday with a presentation on police use of force and officer-involved shootings at the Morris County Public Safety Training ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Two Roxbury High School students were arrested Tuesday on multiple criminal charges after being taken into custody for a social media post in which they "implied acts of violence against the high school," police said. Authorities were first alerted to the threats at about 1:43 ...

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There is no time like the present—after a March nor'easter or two—to make home heating safety a priority. The National Fire Protection Agency reports that fires sparked by home heating equipment account for 43 percent of all home heating blazes, and, tragically, 85 percent of home heating fire ...

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All Madison public schools will be closed on Thursday due to impassable road conditions, including downed trees and power lines, district officials announced Wednesday night.  A two-hour delayed opening was originally declared for Thursday, but dangerous roads may still plague Madisonians during ...

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As another nor’easter buries the Rose City in a heavy blanket of snow, district administrators have announced a two-hour delayed opening for all public schools in Madison on Thursday morning.  Police and residents have reported downed wires and trees in roadways as of Wednesday at 6:39 ...

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Winter Storm Quinn hit the Madison area with extreme force on Wednesday—and there is still more to come. Downed wires and fallen trees on Road City roads have been reported by several residents and the Madison police, making driving a dangerous task for those to choose to brave the snow-covered ...

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Police arrested a Franklin Township High School senior who was reportedly in possession of a loaded 9 mm handgun while in class, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The 17-year-old was escorted from class with his backpack, where the gun was allegedly located, and ...

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An 18-year-old Madison man engaged in "numerous sexual acts" with a 13-year-old he met through a family member, said authorities on Thursday. The man, Juan Chavez Osorio, faces charges of sexual assault, criminal sexual conduct and endangering the welfare of a child, said Madison Police Chief ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – Chatham Borough, Chatham Township and Florham Park firefighters were among those who responded to a fire at 166 Main St. in Chatham at 10:44 a.m. Thursday and extinguished the second-floor apartment fire located above Chatham Floor & Decor. Main Street was closed off to traffic ...

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Madison police have arrested a local man in connection with a Feb. 12 burglary on Sayre Court inside the Madison Common condominium development. Ptl. Nelson Jimenez, the Madison police force’s newest addition, was dispatched to a home on Sayre Court, where a burglary in progress had been ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – Chatham Superintendent of Schools Michael LaSusa sent out an email Monday night explaining that a Chatham Middle School student made "inappropriate posts to social media" and "referenced a school shooting." Chatham Police investigated the situation and had determined there was "no ...

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Samuel Failla, 24, a 2012 graduate of Chatham High and captain of the football team, was found dead in Vail, Colo. Tuesday after he was reported missing. His friends have started a GoFundMe page to bring Failla's body home to Chatham. According to several published reports, Failla and a friend ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Newark woman apparently shot himself after a police pursuit ended in the vicinity of Overlook Medical Center in Summit. According to abc7ny.com, the woman—28-year-old Tiffany Wilson—was discovered deceased in a vehicle in Newark, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown Police Department is currently investigating the alleged burglary and sexual assault of a woman Thursday morning in her Morristown apartment. Responding quickly, the Morristown Police Department apprehended suspect Brian K. Session of East Orange on Friday.  The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Police arrested a 47-year-old East Orange man Friday on a string of charges related to a Tuesday kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Morristown. He is also believed to be connected to a slew of residential burglaries that occurred in November and Decembers. The man’s ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ –Motorists and area residents are reminded that there are several road closures in effect for Saturday, Jan. 20 due to the Women's March on New Jersey 2018. Organizers are expecting large crowds, which will impact traffic throughout the area. Motorists are urged to plan alternate ...

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Greenwood Avenue is closed in both directions from Lorraine Road to Fairview Avenue due to a water main break, according to a Nixle alert from the Madison Police Department.  Heavy traffic delays may occur, especially during rush hour times. Residents who live in this area of town may not have ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – One Green Village firefighter was transported to Morristown Medical Center for an unknown reason late Saturday night after responding to a Joseph Street structure fire, according to Chatham Fire Chief Steven Hennelly. The identity of the firefighter has not been revealed.  Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – No one was injured in a Saturday night house fire at 1 Joseph Street in Chatham Township, according to firefighters at the scene, who said everyone inside had safely escaped. Responding to the call that came in just before 11 p.m. Saturday night were firefighters from Chatham ...

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MADISON, NJ – Madison’s borough council kicked off 2018 with the swearing in of a new police officer on Monday evening at its first regular meeting of the year. Nelson Jimenez took the Oath of Office and became the Rose City’s 155th police officer since 1890. His smiling fiancee, Tiffany, pinned ...

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