Police & Fire

July 15, 2021

According to Millburn police records, two women shopping at Victoria's Secret in Short Hills Mall had a heated “confrontational dispute” on July 11. A Caucasian woman, Abigail Elphick, 25, called the police and claimed she was having a “panic attack” because another woman, Ijeoma Ukenta, a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died today on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station.  The non-revenue train X667 was enroute to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chief Jim DeVaul sent out an update on last night's shooting on Hughes Street. DeVaul said that officers were sent to the area "after receiving multiple calls of an individual shot." When officers arrived shortly before 9 p.m., they located two young men, ages 21 and 23, who had ...

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Millburn Township has announced that the bridge on Short Hills Avenue at the Springfield Township line will close for construction beginning July 16. Union County is completely replacing the bridge with a new one.  In addition to being closed to vehicles, no pedestrian foot traffic will be ...

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The Millburn PBA (Police Benevolent Association) recently announced that National Night Out (NNO) is back after being canceled due to COVID-19 last year. It will be held on August 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Taylor Park and will be an evening of "fun, games, food and community." Millburn's NNO ...

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UNION, NJ – A crash that closed Route 22 east Wednesday afternoon began with the armed robbery of an AT&T store in Millburn, Union officials report. At 3:30 p.m., Union police were notified of an active investigation by the Millburn Police Department of an armed robbery at an AT&T store ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On a steady stream of Instagram photos, local teens have been tagging Charles Obiagwu and sending the message to “get well soon.”  A police official confirmed that is the name of the Columbia High School student shot in the leg in last night's incident at Underhill ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The victim who died in last night's shooting at Underhill Field has been identified as Columbia High School student Moussa Fofana, age 18, of Maplewood. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jim Duval issued a press release just before 1 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The victim who died in last night's shooting at Underhill Field has been identified as Columbia High School student Moussa Fofana, age 18, of Maplewood. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jim Duval issued a press release just before 1 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor. Names of the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor. Names of the ...

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Determined to provide Easter fun for children, the Millburn Recreation Department held a Meet & Treat with the Easter Bunny in lieu of the annual Egg Hunt--which was canceled due to the pandemic. During the event, sponsored by the Millburn PBA, children in second grade or younger showed ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), a regional public safety answering point serving the communities of Summit, New Providence, and Millburn has rolled-out Uber’s In-App Emergency feature with the RapidSOS Portal Jurisdiction View feature, which ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — In a post on the Millburn Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 32 Facebook page, township firefighters were commended for knocking down a house fire in Millburn late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. According to the post, the department was called for a structure fire on ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The following is the Millburn Police Blotter from Jan. 13 through Jan. 28: On January 13, 2021 Millburn Police Officer Dundon responded to Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Short Hills for a report of a theft.  Neiman Marcus associates reported that at about 240pm, a black male and a ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The following is the Millburn Police Department From Dec. 23, 2020, through Jan. 10, 2021: On December 23, 2020 Millburn Police Officer Dalakian stopped a 2019 Mercedes for motor vehicle violations at The Mall at Short Hills. The investigation led to the arrest of Jason Santos, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — In an email alert and corresponding town notice that went out Monday, the Millburn Police Department informed residents about a pair of burglaries under investigation, and listed tips that residents can put into practice to keep their homes safe. "Both incidents occurred when the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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MILLBURN, NJ — Sunday morning, Millburn first responders were on scene after a vehicle jumped the curb and came into contact with a building on Millburn Avenue. According to a post on the Millburn Fire Department Facebook page, At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 3, Platoon Three responded to ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — An 11-foot tall truck was stuck under the NJ Transit overpass on Ridgewood Road early this afternoon. The signage stated the clearance as nine feet, 11 inches. The driver, working for Modern Propane in Lodi, told TAPinto that he had never driven on the road before and was ...

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NEW JERSEY — An investigation is currently ongoing after a bomber, later identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, reportedly set off an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning. New Jersey officials said the bombing - which injured at least eight people, killed Warner and ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The following is the Millburn Police Department Blotter from Nov. 27, 2020 through Dec. 21, 2020: On November 27, 2020 Millburn Police Officer Herrera stopped a 2020 Chevy Malibu for suspicious activity and motor vehicle violations at The Mall at Short Hills.   The investigation ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Bound Brook man has been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury in connection with the Jan. 12 fire that destroyed two apartment buildings under construction on Main Street, Bound Brook and several adjacent buildings. Juan Hector Padilla, age 29, of East Second Street ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Two Millburn Police Officers were promoted to the rank of Sergeant earlier this week by resolution at the Millburn Township Committee meeting. Officers Collin McMillan and Roberto Delgado saw their selections approved by resolution 20-219, and both were noted to have met the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Saturday afternoon, the Miller family, who lives in the Glenwood section, took their daughter Sierra around the neighborhood, trick-or-treating in a costume that got plenty of attention. Sierra, along with her mother Laura and father Michael were all dressed up as firefighters, as ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — In a message to Millburn Township residents, police are urging careful driving in town, and noted that greater enforcement measures have started to catch residents breaking said laws. "Driving at high speeds is a dangerous behavior that unnecessarily endangers everyone on the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Earlier this month, the Millburn Fire Department announced the hiring of one probationary firefighter, which was approved at the township committee meeting held on Oct. 6. Firefighter Nicholas William DeCollibus was hired by the department. DeCollibus was born in Freehold, New ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Earlier this month, following the township committee meeting on Sept. 15, the Millburn Fire Department swore in two new fire captains. Firefighters Augustin Muresan and Theodore Beady were selected by the department for the honor. Muresan was raised in the Township of Sparta, NJ ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — As they filtered outside the doors of the police station yesterday afternoon, officers from the Millburn Police Department were treated to the sight of a display of shiny silver balloon letters spelling out 'thank you.' That display was part of an effort by a group of Millburn ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — At a private ceremony yesterday afternoon, three new probationary firefighters were sworn in to begin their work with the Millburn Fire Department. Brandon Densmore, Victor Carvajal and Amber Lueddeke will all serve in the department when their training is through. Densmore was ...

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