Police & Fire

April 26, 2020

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Rescue Squad has been serving the Borough of Mountainside and the Surrounding communities since 1938. Since March 1, 2020, the volunteers who make up the Mountainside Rescue Squad have responded to 75 calls for service, 25 of which were either COVID-19 positive ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - With a recent uptick in reports of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries in New Providence and adjacent towns, the New Providence Police Department reminds residents that criminal activity has not ceased in the wake of COVID-19 and sheltering in place. In a recent release, the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The victims in the January 12 early morning fatal motor vehicle crash have been identified as Miram Karanoub, age 16 of Plainfield, and LTD A. Frederick, age 18 of Plainfield. The Mountainside Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 22 East near the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - An early morning fatal accident on Sunday closed Route 22 in both directions in Mountainside. The highway reopened just before 11 a.m. with one lane closed while State DPW removes affected tree, according to reports.  Mountainside Police responded to several calls of a car ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Fire Department responded to a structure fire in a home on Corinne Terrace on Monday, December 23 at approximately 11 p.m. When police and fire units arrived, they found the breezeway between the garage and house to be heavily involved in fire and the two adult ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The owner of Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc., and an employee of the organization have been criminally charged with falsifying records of more than a dozen dogs to keep their medical histories from prospective adopters. The charges were announced today by New Jersey Attorney ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a vehicle on Woodacres Drive entangled in power lines on Tuesday evening at approximately 3:15 p.m. "It is believed that ice accumulated on a tree causing it to fall onto the overhead power lines," said Police ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - All Berkeley Heights schools went into lockdown Thursday afternoon after the Berkeley Heights Police Department received an alert at 2:33 p.m. regarding a potential serious threat at Gov. Livingston School. "While officers were dispatched and on route the call was ...

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    Dozens of student-athletes from four towns will head to Elizabeth’s Dunn Center tomorrow evening to participate in the second annual Union County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Slam Youth Basketball Tournament, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Thursday.  The ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -  The driver of a car that hit a house on Summit Road in Mountainside Friday evening was brought to Overlook Hospital with what appears to be minor injuries, according to officials. The Mountainside Police and Fire Department responded to the scene where a car left the roadway ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department along with the Governor Livingston High School TREND program and working together encourage parents not to host underage drinking parties.  Berkeley Heights Police Department’s School Resource Officer Ed Gaffney and Bob Segear, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- A small fire in a popcorn machine at the AMC Mountainside 10 on Monday night has led to the temporary closure of the theatre, according to Bryan Villarroel, the manager on duty at the theatre. He said since there was a fire involved, they “can’t open up the building to the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A 79 year old woman from Mountainside was killed crossing the roadway at the intersection of Summit Road and Wyoming Drive Thursday, June 6, at approximately 7:05 p.m. "The victim was struck by a 2015 Honda Civic operated by a 27 year old female from Lebanon N.J.," said Lt.

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