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Police & Fire

July 4, 2022

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Expect delays on Route 287 and Route 78 due an accident at the ramp in Bedminster, reported  Breaking News Network at 12:36 p.m. on Monday. Northstar is to land on 78 for patient that was ejected from vehicle.  TAPinto will update when more information becomes available.   

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield police officer ticketed a Black driver he pulled over for speeding but did not issue a citation to a white man he stopped for driving more than twice the speed limit early that same morning, according to law enforcement videos obtained by TAPinto Westfield through public ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9. The full SPD ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely. A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit today according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Berkeley Heights has been ranked fifth in the annual Safest Cities in New Jersey list by home security company Safewise.  This was an increase of 25 positions from last year, when Berkeley Heights was ranked 30th. Sparta took the top spot this year, and was also given ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Police are seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run that left a 14-year-old bicyclist injured Monday afternoon. The youth was riding his bicycle westbound on North Avenue when he was hit by the driver of a gray Nissan SUV as the vehicle was leaving the McDonald’s parking lot at 216 North ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The US National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, until tomorrow morning. At this time, rain from a coastal storm is beginning to overspread the region and will continue to push eastward this evening. Strong winds, heavy rain, and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that they were "extremely thankful that a vigilant citizen acted in a way that may have prevented a motor vehicle theft in Summit or a neighboring community," the Summit Police Department last night arrested two individuals near Route 124, one of which has a criminal history ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman made off with a bag of $15,000 stolen from the front of a resident's home last week, police said. Video footage shows a woman taking the bag from the front stairs before returning to a waiting vehicle and then driving off, police said in a statement. The money had been ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — High winds and rain are likely for Monday evening, forecasters said. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region that remains in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday. The Weather Service predicts winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph. “Gusty ...

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CLARK, NJ - An ALJ student was found to be in possession of a handgun on Friday morning according to Clark Police.  The school was placed on lockdown at approximately 10:00 a.m. after a member of the school administration notified police that a student had a gun in the building. Officers ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Scotch Plains resident reported losing over $800,000 via an internet scam that offered a fake gold-buying investment opportunity, according to the Scotch Plains police blotter. The victim met someone online claiming to make a lot of money buying gold. The victim then ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — You should strongly consider sitting out the Friday morning commute, state officials said Thursday. The National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet will accumulate between 10 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday in Union County and surrounding areas. One ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s unseasonably warm Thursday with a high near 67 degrees, but people should prepare for strong winds into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A Weather Service wind advisory in effect at 11 p.m. Thursday predicts winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts of ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Fire Department responded at 7:56 p.m. on Sunday to reports of smoke coming from the area of the bathrooms in the Stage House Tavern. The restaurant located at 1099 Route 22 in Mountainside had approximately 40 patrons that were safely evacuated.  A press ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - New reports from Breaking New Network (BNN)  continue to come in on the fire at the Stage House Tavern, 1099 Route 22.  A third alarm has been struck for this fire, which has spread from the basement to the crawl space/attic, with “heavy smoke pushing from the eaves,” ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There were no reported injuries in a fire in an apartment this morning at the Lantern Hill Senior Living Community.  New Providence Deputy Fire Chief John Signorello gave the following account of the fire: At approximately 07:14 this morning, the New Providence ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A man who was the subject of a Friday afternoon Summit Police Department nixle alert after he fled prior to entering Summit Oaks Hospital was located unharmed, the City reported. The 47-year-old male from East Brunswick was transported to the hospital for mental health treatment ...

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  SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- A Bloomfield man was killed early Friday in an accident on Route 24 in Springfield. According to New Jersey State Police, Alexander Marrero, 30, died after his Mazda 3 veered off the road and into a guard rail as he was trying to access the entrance ramp to I-78 from ...

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NORTHERN/CENTRAL NEW JERSEY – The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all counties in Northern and Central New Jersey until 7PM Friday evening. Plummeting temperatures coupled with ongoing rain that will be changing to sleet and freezing rain will produce dangerous ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Officers arrested five people following a crash involving a police vehicle on Mountain Avenue Thursday afternoon, police said. Police arrested the three juveniles and two adults after they rammed an unmarked police vehicle, according to Chief Christopher Battiloro, who was on the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A dense fog advisory issued at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday remains in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the Weather Service. Rain on Thursday night will change into a wintry mix into Friday, with the potential to create slick roads throughout the day, the National Weather ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Police Department and the Borough of Mountainside Office of Emergency Management  have posted some safety tips for residents on how to prepare for the pending winter storm. Residents are reminded to: Park all vehicles off public roadways ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy has issued a state of emergency as of 5 p.m. Friday for all of New Jersey, and The National Weather Service has upgraded the watches to a Winter Storm Warning through Saturday evening for most of New Jersey.  The NWS has also issued a Blizzard Warning for the ...

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NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Saturday evening for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the impending major storm that will impact our area. The storm is expected to reach this area in the early evening on Friday.  There are many ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A large water main leak that happened in Scotch Plains has caused the water pressure in Mountainside to drop, according to a release from Mountainside. Crews have been working through the night and the latest update is that repairs are to be completed around 8 a.m. As ...

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