Police & Fire

December 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hate graffiti has been found again at a Westfield school, parents learned through an email sent by Superintendent Margaret Dolan Thursday afternoon. “Today we are saddened and angry that one individual in our community has chosen hate,” Dolan wrote. “That student chose to deface ...

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Police from Westfield, Mountainside and Kenilworth chased the BMW. WESTFIELD, NJ – A police chase involving officers from at least three Union County towns ended on the Garden State Parkway during rush hour Monday morning, authorities said. Surrounding law enforcement agencies confirmed the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial ...

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Updated at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone Line train [that originated from Gladstone heading to Hoboken] at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues [west of the Murray Hill Station] in New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home. All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are looking into a potential hit-and-run involving a 17-year-old struck in a crosswalk near Holy Trinity School on Monday. The youth was not injured in the morning incident during which the driver of a Jeep SUV gave the signal for the teenager to cross, but then struck the ...

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“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” Roger Miller   It might have been raining in Mountainside (again), but like Mayor Paul Mirabelli said in his opening statement at the Borough’s annual Cop Trot, “The sun is still shining on Mountainside.”  More than 100 runners completed ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – An Irvington man has been charged in connection with several motor vehicle burglaries that happened in the borough on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11.  According to a release from Mountainside Acting Police Chief Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi, Jonathan Joseph, 24, was arrested by Woodbridge ...

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UPDATE at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018: Service restored with no delays reported. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There is no service for the NJ Transit Gladstone line in both directions between Gladstone to Summit due to overhead wire power issues.  For latest updates, visit NJ Transit.com.

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Thursday's pedestrian-involved crash is the third such incident to happen at the intersection since 2012. WESTFIELD, NJ – A crossing guard hit by a car near Edison Intermediate School escaped serious injury Thursday morning in what has been a series of pedestrian-involved crashes at the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ --  Breaking News Network, (BNN) reports four victims of an assault at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare have been transported. The first report indicated there were "multiple assault victims," at the "Cornerstone West" unit in the rehab facility located at ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9. Police gave the following account of the incident: At about 1:09 a.m.

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A Newark man was charged by police after trying to gain entry to a parked, running, locked car. According to the police report, at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, police received a call that someone was trying to enter an unattended vehicle that was parked and running on Bristol ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle spoke about the Westfield Police Department during her update at Tuesday night’s town council meeting, saying that a car crash involving a police captain's daughter and the abrupt retirement of Chief David Wayman on Aug. 1 were unrelated, and that an ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A one-car crash on Route 22 West and Central Avenue sent a fire hydrant flying in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 10. Following a preliminary investigation, Mountainside Police report at about 3:43 a.m., the driver of a 2003 Nissan Altima lost control of the car while ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 9:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:13 a.m. Saturday morning. Thunderstorms are producing heavy rain. Sign up for our free enews and get breaking news stories as they happen ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Another bad accident sent one person to the hospital and tied up traffic on Route 22 today. Mountainside Police gave the following account of the crash. At 11:43 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, Mountainside Police were called to respond to the area of Route 22 West, between the  ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Three drivers were injured in a crash on Route 22, according to a release from Mountainside Police Department’s Officer in Charge Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi. He gave the following account of the accident, which happened at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the area of Route ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Union County has posted an alert on its website that eastbound Route 22 "could be closed up to as late as 7:00 p.m. this evening. Major motor vehicle accident with large diesel and hydraulic oil spill to be cleaned by Haz Mat." Earlier the county projected it could be closed ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closes Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday. According to a 12:28 p.m. report on Breaking News Network, there are multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat has been requested to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Interstate 78 is closed in both directions following a serious motor vehicle accident on I78 Westbound, near Exit 43, at Diamond Hill Road, according to multiple reports. Expect delays of up to an hour according to 511nj.org. Traffic is being detoured while accident ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon. According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured. In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A two car motor vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and New Providence Road at 1:43 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018. One driver was transported to Overlook Hospital for a minor injury by the Union County Emergency Medical Service. Traffic was delayed ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police filed charges against a man for possession of marijuana, after checking out why a car with its reverse lights on wasn’t moving, in the early morning hours on Tuesday, June 26. In a second incident later that day, a driver who made an illegal U-turn was charged with ...

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