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Berkeley Heights Police Department Respond to Rash of 10 Motor Vehicle Burglaries

November 13, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On 11/13/2017 the Berkeley Heights Police Department responded to ten motor vehicle burglaries that occurred during the overnight hours. The streets where these crimes were reported are Robbins Ave, Baker Ave, Briarwood Dr, Hastings Rd, and Lawrence Dr.

In each one of the reported burglaries the vehicle was left unlocked and personal property was removed. The Berkeley ...

Fanwood Police Officer with Law Enforcement Team in Puerto Rico Finds Misery and Optimism

FANWOOD, NJ -- Like many other visitors to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, Fanwood Police Officer Elliott Bernard says the images seen on TV and online simply don’t capture the enormity of the damage, even two months after the storm. Roads with giant fissures, downed utility poles, epic food and water shortages and the lack of power make day to day life exhausting.

“Every day, you ...

Veteran Banners Hang Proudly Throughout New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PBA Local #132 continues to honor the local veterans of New Providence by hanging the Veteran banners throughout New Providence for Veterans Day.

PBA president Michael Hand said that when he approached the officers with the idea for the Veterans Banner Project last year, everyone wanted to help. When word got out that we were looking for ...

Police: Vehicle Crashes After Fleeing a Vehicle Stop

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at approximately 2:40 PM, police responded to a reported theft at a downtown business establishment. A description of the involved vehicle and the occupants was given. A patrol officer located the suspect vehicle.  While attempting to conduct a motor vehicle stop, the suspect vehicle fled and subsequently crashed into a tree at the ...

Take The Medicine Drop Challenge: Safe Medicine Disposal Locations Available Throughout the State

MILLBURN, NJ - On November 11, communities across the state will participate in the 9th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge – New Jersey (AMCC-NJ) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public health initiative supported by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug ...

New Providence PBA Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat a Big Hit With Trick-Or-Treaters

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The PBA’s Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat was a big success despite being delayed a week due to bad weather and then getting some sprinkles on the rain date as well. Dozens of trick-or-treaters showed up on Sunday to attend the Trunk-or-Treat in the Sharing Network parking lot. Over twenty cars pulled up and all were decked out and ready for the afternoon of ...

Police Presence After Incident at Bank of America in New Providence Saturday

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police activity was witnessed at the scene of an incident at Bank of America on South Street in New Providence just before noon Saturday.

A man was seen in handcuffs outside the bank.

New Providence police officers at the scene declined to comment.

TAPintoNew Providence will update upon release of further information.

Update from New Providence ...

Berkeley Heights and New Providence Firefighters Receive 2017 Valor Award for their Courage and Commitment

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Berkeley Heights and New Providence firefighters were among the recipients of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center 2017 Valor Awards on Thursday, October 26 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. 

The Berkeley Heights and New Providence firefighters recognized for their team effort were: Battalion Chief Christopher Esposito, Lieutenant James Hintze, Firefighter/EMT ...

Scotch Plains Family Escapes Huge Blaze

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A family of four safely escaped from a large blaze at their home on Winchester Drive early Friday morning. 

Scotch Plains Police Chief John Lestarchick said in an interview with TAPintoSPF that the fire, deemed accidental, began outside the garage and made its way up the back of the house to the attic.

"By the time we got to the scene, the fire had a 20-minute ...

Local Authorities Seek Public’s Help to Solve 1982 Madison Train Station Murder

MADISON, NJ – Nearly 35 years after James Wescoe was found murdered at the Madison train station on Lincoln Place, authorities are still in search of clues that may help solve the case.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen ask the public to provide any information they can about the decades-old crime.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, ...

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Bailey and Taz Brower Recognize Former Chatham Emergency Squad President Through Donation to Fund Specialized Computers

November 10, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Former Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Township Committee member, Bailey Brower, Jr. and his wife Taz, made a significant contribution to the Chatham Emergency Squad this month.

They made the donation in recognition of James Srygley, a former member and President of the Squad. This donation will be used towards the purchase of 3 new computers to comply with a New Jersey state law which ...