New Providence Police Arrest Four, Recover Two Stolen Cars

January 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police responding to a call from a homeowner before sunrise this morning arrested three men and a juvenile. They were charged with various crimes, including joy riding, hindering apprehension, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief, all stemming from the alleged theft of two cars.

The New Providence Police gave the following account of the ...

Glenside Road Continues to be Closed as PSE&G Works to Stop Gas Leak

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Work continues today to repair a gas leak at the intersection of Mountain Avenue, Glenside Road and South Street, said Berkeley Heights Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hopkins. Initial reports that there were evacuations were incorrect.

As of about noon, PSE&G was working on repairing a valve box on Mountainside at Glenside, and "the problem seems to be ...

Gas Leak at Glenside Road and Mountain Avenue Prompts Emergency Response


Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include information from a press release from the New Providence Police Department:

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Evacuations are underway in the area of Glenside and Mountain avenues because of major gas leak in that area, according to a report from BNN.

The notice reads, “FD on scene of the same location as yesterday for a ...

One Dead in Kenilworth House Fire Monday Evening

KENILWORTH, NJ – A 68-year-old women was killed in a fire at a Kenilworth home on Monday night, Detective Sergeant Jim Grady of the Kenilworth Police Department said.

The name of the victim is being held pending an autopsy, he said.

The fire was reported in a two-level home in the 200 block of North 9th Street. The downstairs resident reported the fire at approximately 6 p.m. after ...

Car Thieves Steal Three Cars in Berkeley Heights, All Left Unlocked, Police Report

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Police report that three cars have been reported stolen since Jan. 1 in the township.

Each of the cars had been unlocked, two with the key fob in the car, the third, while being warmed up, according to the police. Two of the vehicles have been recovered. The police issued the following press release:

On Jan. 1, at 8:50 p.m., a 2018 Mercedes Benz was stolen from a ...

New Providence Police Save a Life, Make Arrests For Marijuana, Warrants

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Motor vehicle stops for various reasons resulted in arrests for possession of marijuana in several instances during the last weeks of December.

The Police Blotter For Jan. 2 includes the following incidents:

12/12/17 - Corporal Andrew Diamond charged John Currie, 19, of New Providence, with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug ...

Downed Pole Causes a Detour on Eastbound Route 22 in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A detour on eastbound Route 22 is causing between a five and 10-minute delay for drivers this evening.

According to 511nj.com, as of 4:06 p.m. there's a downed pole on US 22 eastbound CR 577/Springfield Ave in Springfield Twp.

All lanes are closed and detoured.

Earlier this afternoon, the highway was reported to be shut down and was expected to be closed for a ...

Chatham Township Police: River Road Closed Due to Water Main Break

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Police Department sent out an alert Tuesday night, announcing that River Road is closed westbound at Fairmount Avenue because or a water main break.

The alert was issued as follows:

River Road westbound is closed at Fairmount Avenue until further notice due to a water main break. No through traffic is permitted. Please find alternate routes, including ...

Major Five-Alarm Early-Morning Summit Ave. Apartment Fire Displaces Multiple Families, Sends Two Individuals to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - A major residential structure fire at 125 Summit Avenue has caused significant damage to the apartment building, displaced approximately a dozen families, and sent two individuals to Overlook Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. There are no reported injuries to first responders.

The Summit Fire Department received the Alarm Call today at 5:13 a.m.

One Dead in Cranford House Fire Saturday Morning

CRANFORD, NJ – A senior woman and her dog are dead after a fire early Saturday morning tore through a home on the border of Cranford and Garwood, according to Assistant Chief John Scalzadonna of the Garwood Fire Department.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The home is located on the 400 block of Brookside Place. No one else was inside the home at that time.

The fire ...

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