Police & Fire

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Kimball Avenue Tuesday morning around 10 a.m. A neighbor who was inside his house at the time said he heard a woman scream loudly. He ran outside, saw that she’d been hit and called ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Five Mountainside Police Officers and one employee filed a lawsuit against the borough in the Superior Court of New Jersey on May 11, 2018. The borough announced the lawsuit and provided background information regarding the issue on a statement posted on the borough’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are still investigating  a “non-suspicious” death that took place in a wooded area in Tamaques Park Saturday, Police Chief David Wayman said Sunday. The deceased is a 41-year-old man from Belvidere, NJ, whose name has not been released, according to Wayman. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are investigating a “non-suspicious” death in a wooded area in Tamaques Park, Police Chief David Wayman said at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The park remains open to the public. Police were in the process of notifying the deceased person’s next of kin, ...

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 FREEHOLD – They got their man and residents are safer for it. An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting Thursday night in Freehold Township and the possible connection to a shooting in Holmdel and Neptune is still underway. This is according to a release issued by Monmouth County ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A family home at 92 Battle Hill Ave. was destroyed by an electrical fire on Monday morning. The residents all made it out alive and would like assistance in finding their grey cat. The two other cats perished in the blaze. The three alarm blaze called in at approximately 9:15 ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Police Department will be participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1385 US Highway 22 in Mountainside. Please drop off all unused medications between these hours.  Unused or expired ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Operation Blue Angel Program is set to begin in Mountainside. Kim Moriak, Senior Citizen Coordinator, gave a presentation about the program at the Tuesday, April 17 council meeting. The program is offered by the Mountainside Police Department and the borough’s Senior Citizens ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday. According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides. “It ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday. According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides. “It ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Mountainside firefighters were among those who responded to a call on the 100 Block of Butler Ave. at approximately 8 p.m. Monday evening.  According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), firemen reported finding heavy smoke showing from the basement of a 2.5 story wood frame ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.   Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, ...

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CLARK, NJ –A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm. According to Clark’s Chief of Police, Pedro Matos the car’s driver managed to escape the water.  Divers went in to the river and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Union County in effect from midnight Wednesday until 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the Union County website.  Heavy snow is expected, with accumulations of 12 to 16 inches. Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Union County in effect from midnight Wednesday until 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the Union County website.  Heavy snow is expected, with accumulations of 12 to 16 inches. Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Fanizzi, 53, a resident ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - While the updated list of roads with trees, poles and wires down remains similar to previously posted by the borough, there are signs of hope with PSE&G crews in town working in the Deer Path and Forest Hill Way area, according to Mountainside Police ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A pedestrian was struck by a tree on Central Avenue in Mountainside Wednesday evening according to an unconfirmed report at 9:39 p.m. by Breaking News Network. EMS requested for Medivac which was denied.  There have been several reports of road closures with trees, poles and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department and Union County Sheriff's K-9 Unit reponded to a bomb threat at New Providence High School/Middle School at approximately 12 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018. After a search was made, no devices were discovered.  The New Providence Police ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Traffic being detoured to  W.R. Tracey Drive due to fallen tree with power lines down on New Providence Road between Deer Path and Central Avenue in Mountainside according to reports as of 2 p.m.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Fire gutted a two-story home on Crestwood Road near North Avenue Thursday evening. As of 8:45 p.m., the fire was still active, with firefighters from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Mountainside, Clark and Berkeley Heights working to bring the blaze under control. No ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Work continues in the right lane of US Route 22 east to repair a water main break in the vicinity of Walnut Avenue. Expect traffic delays all morning.

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CHATHAM, NJ - Attorney Mark S. Kuehn was on his way to work last Thursday when he heard the sirens from the fire trucks and pulled over. Kuehn started snapping photos with his phone and got some excellent shots of Chatham's finest in action, as firefighters put out the second-floor apartment ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced Friday that Edward Raskin, 55, of Chatham Township, Morris County was charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. Raskin is a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department has provided the following statement with regard to today's response to the "false social media threat" as previously reported by TAPinto Berkeley Heights.  "Today, February 23rd 2018, the Berkeley Heights Police Department was made ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston High School and Columbia Middle School went into shelter in place following a false report of a threat Friday morning. Superintendent of schools Judy Rattner confirmed that the threat involved a school district in New Mexico and the Berkeley Heights ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 15-year-old Westfield boy has been charged in the assault and robbery of another teen and, separately, car theft, according to Westfield police. The boy, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was first arrested Jan. 9, along with a 16-year-old boy from Newark, ...

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