Police & Fire

May 14, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Two attempted car thefts were reported in Madison, according to Acting Chief of Police John Miscia. According to police, one incident was on West Lane where a homeowner noticed an unknown male sitting in the homeowners 2020 Mercedes Benz. The homeowner yelled and the person exited ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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Updated at 3:51 p.m. NEW JERSEY — Following an Amber alert issued Monday, authorities have found a 2-week-old baby reported missing, state police said. "Chinna Payne, a 2-week-old baby girl, of East Orange, N.J. has been safely located," state police said in a Facebook post. Police had ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison officials have announced that milling and paving will take place in the borough on Wednesday May 5. The streets being paved are; North Street (East to Burnet) Bardon Street Serpico Way Independence Court Residents are asked to relocate vehicles as access ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal who was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021. Sah was last seen on the campus ...

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Madison, NJ– At their regularly scheduled council meeting, the Mayor and Council confirmed the appointment of Lieutenant John R. Miscia as acting Chief of Police and Lieutenant Joseph M. Longo as Acting Captain for the Madison Police Department. Acting Chief Miscia brings 20 years of service to his ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show. Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police are currently looking for individuals who want to join their century-old elite police force.  The agency has more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn a starting salary of almost $65,000 per year with pension, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Flanked by the state's top law enforcement officials, Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday announced a sweeping series of reforms aimed at reducing the epidemic of gun violence. The Governor said these wide-ranging proposals would build upon previous steps taken in recent years to reduce ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Madison Mayor Bob Conley announced that April's Employee of the Month is retiring Police Chief Darren Dachisen. Conley made the announcement during Monday's council meeting. "He is focused on keeping Madison one of the safest communities in New Jersey", said Conley. "We thank ...

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MADISON, NJ - In recognition of Madison’s Safety Dispatch Center, Mayor Bob Conley issued a proclamation declaring the week of April 11- April 17, National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week. The proclamation was issued during Madison’s Borough Council Meeting, held on April 12 th . "We join ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday. Shervon James, 33, of the ...

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YOUR TOWN, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Madison, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a ...

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MADISON, NJ -  A person has been struck and killed by a train in Madison, according to BNN. Police have responded to the Madison Train Station.  No other information has been released at this time. Story developing......  

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police are currently looking for individuals who want to join their century-old elite police force.  The agency has more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn a starting salary of almost $65,000 per year with pension, ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Police are reminding motorists to not be a "distracted driver".  Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways, say police. Statistics from the Office of the Attorney General show that from 2012 to 2016, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The NJ State police made a stop of a vehicle on the I-287 and I-80 ramp this afternoon in Parsippany.  Upon the stop by police, the occupant of the vehicle ran away.  He was a black male with dreadlocks wearing green shorts.  The license plate of the car was NJ T66-NCV.  The ...

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MADISON, NJ - As the pandemic took hold of Madison, shutting down businesses and keeping people and families at home, the Borough of Madison, like neighboring towns participated in "Birthday Parades". The parades were a way to connect, making residents feel special, loved and appreciated during a ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen Sr. has announced that he will retire from the Madison Police Department as of April 26, 2021. In his letter to the community, Chief Dachisen expresses mixed emotions with his decision to retire after serving the community for three ...

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MADISON, NJ - No need to worry if you hear gun shots in Madison today, March 16 - March 19, said Madison officials.  The Madison Police Department will be at the John Avenue firearms range for the 4th Quarter Fall Firearms Qualifications, which is a requirement from the New Jersey Attorney ...

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MADISON, NJ - Residents and motorists traveling in Madison today, should be aware that Main Street, between Green Village Road and Prospect Street may see detours and temporary delays. The delays and detours are due to tree trimming taking place in the area. "We appreciate your patience and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Madison Police Department will be the 19th agency in Morris County to participate in the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), announced the Morris County Sheriff's Office. The PAARI program was created to give individuals with substance abuse disorders ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison Council voted to allow police to notify parents of children found of marijuana possession, following a parental group request to add it onto the agenda.  In a meeting on March 8, council unanimously voted to support corrective legislation on Senate Bill 3454, signed into ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Members of the New Jersey State Police Motor Vehicle Crimes North Unit have charged six individuals after a multi-county auto theft investigation. The detectives recovered 30 work vans and pickup trucks as a result of "Operation Cat Burglar". The crime unit began ...

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MADISON, NJ - No need to worry if you hear gun shots in Madison today and tomorrow, said Madison officials.  The Madison Police Department will be at the John Avenue firearms range for the 1st Quarter Fall Firearms Qualifications, which is a requirement from the New Jersey Attorney ...

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The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance with locating Charlee Hertzog, 14, of Tabernacle Township, N.J. Charlee left her family's residence earlier today and was last seen driving a 2018 Toyota Tacoma, with New Jersey license plates E19NJT, in an unknown direction. She may ...

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NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Police have identified the two bodies found in Boonton Pond. According to Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Town of Boonton Captain Stephen Jones the ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Lathrup Avenue in Madison is closed in both directions due to emergency snow removal and a potential gas leak, said borough officials. The road is closed in both directions between Sunset Place and Orchard Street. PSE&G has been notified. Motorists should avoid the area.

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