Police & Fire

May 14, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said. In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on ...

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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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FANWOOD, NJ — Firefighters from at least three departments responded to a blaze at 244 North Martine Ave. just before midnight Tuesday, a spokesman for the borough said. With the assistance of the Scotch Plains and Westfield Fire Departments, Fanwood firefighters knocked down the main body of ...

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UNION, NJ – The deaths of two women in Hillside are believed to be connected to a death in Union, said acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo on Wednesday. As reported by TAPinto Union early Wednesday morning, the case began at about 2:30 Monday morning when Union police officers ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The message was clear at the #StopAsianHate Rally and Vigil Saturday at Memorial Field where close to 300 community members came in solidarity to support the Asian community.  "We are here today because hate crimes and harassment against Asian American Pacific Islanders ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A wind advisory is in effect for the area from noon until midnight Sunday, the National Weather Service announced. Winds could gust at 40 to 50 mph, the service predicted. “The gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could come down and a few power outages ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Police are reviewing security footage after a shooting at The Mills at Jersey Gardens sent people running Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened outside the Saks Fifth Avenue store and the suspect fled in a vehicle, city spokeswoman Kelly Martins said. Nobody was hurt, she ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A wind advisory is in effect for the area from 8 p.m. Friday night until 6 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service announced. Winds could gust at 45 mph, the service predicted. “Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Union Township man is currently being sought by police after being charged with fatally shooting a Newark woman, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced on Monday.  Jamar I. Webber, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Fast winds could blow around unsecured objects, knock down tree limbs and cause power outages Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said. Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph are anticipated to gust at up to 50 mph, the Weather Service said in a wind ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had. Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Jersey, starting from 4am on Thursday morning until 10am on Friday.  The anticipated coastal low is in the process of forming and will likely position itself slightly farther out to sea than models indicated ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – What a difference a day makes. Or two.  After the mix of sleet, ice, and a lot of rain from the Monday night storm, we got to enjoy a beautiful day on Tuesday to allow a lot of the existing snow to melt away.  This was a wonderful hint of warmer early spring days ahead.  Not so ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some positive news on the weather for a change.  The coastal storm forecast for tonight into tomorrow has moved much closer to the coast, and further inland.  This has allowed both warmer temperatures to influence, and dry sections to begin to infiltrate the storm.  This has ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another winter weather advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service that will commence Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning. A second coastal storm will make its way into New Jersey Monday afternoon, following that same path as Saturday night’s weather ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The latest in the series of storms on what has previously been dubbed a conveyor belt will be making its appearance on Saturday evening.  The latest models have all come into agreement that the coastal low will form in the Mid-Atlantic region and track up the New Jersey coast ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for tonight until Noon on Thursday.  Temperatures will stay below or near freezing, and the cold air will meet up with a system moving from west to east. Light snow will start in mid-evening and is expected to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – It has been quite a while since the snow patterns have been this consistent for a period as long as what has been occurring in February.  After the quick but steady thumping experienced on Sunday, there is another small storm that will make its way through our area on Tuesday.  ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Confidence remains high that a significant coastal storm will leave all of New Jersey with measurable, and in most areas plowable snow by the end of Sunday.  The Saturday models have brought some previously mentioned variables into play, and with that, some adjustments to the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gas up your snowblowers again!  For all those that simply hate the winter, apologies from mother nature are in order. For those who love the snow, this is a week you have dreamed about for a decade.  For the second time in a week, a significant to major snowstorm seems poised ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday at the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy. The new facility, located at the former site of the Union County Juvenile Detention Center, provides classroom space for both professional and volunteer firefighters in training, as ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency to take effect in the Garden State at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. All state offices for non-essential weather related personnel are closed on Monday, February 1. All six COVID-19 mega vaccine sites will also be closed on Monday. New ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first flakes of the monster storm have arrived in south and central New Jersey.  It will be very light to flurries for most of the day and early evening before exploding into blizzard conditions for the majority of New Jersey through Tuesday morning. As noted previously, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After two years of little to no snow, mother nature has said enough is enough.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all but the farthest northern counties of New Jersey, and it is likely to encompass the entire state by the time the first flakes ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The National Weather Service is predicting 6 to 9 inches of snow and winds that could gust at up to 45 mph Sunday night through Monday. Snow is anticipated to start mainly after 2 a.m. with wind chill values dropping to between 10 and 20 degrees, according to the Weather ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – As expected, the Friday storm passed far to our south, and as that occurred, the big chill arrived to spend part of the weekend with us.  We will continue to see the coldest temps in two years for the next day or two.  This extreme cold is actually helping to feed into the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Firefighters from Mountainside, Springfield, Westfield and Union Fire departments worked together to extinguish a fire at a home on Cedar Avenue Friday afternoon.  According to a press release from Police Chief Joseph Giannuzzi, a juvenile at the home called 911 to report the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County is under a wind advisory until 4 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced. Winds could gust at up to 50 mph. “Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects,” the service warned. “Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may ...

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