Police & Fire

May 16, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Your debit or credit card may have been compromised if you used it to make a purchase recently at Stop & Shop at 404 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights.  An Illegal credit card skimming device was found at a single self checkout register on February 10, 2020.  In a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire at 12:14 p.m. on Tuesday at the 800 block of Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights.  Chief Anthony Padovano and the first arriving engine arrived in three minutes, said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Theresa Gazaway will take the reins of the New Providence Police Department when she is sworn in as its Chief on Friday, May 1. She will be the seventh police chief in the history of the borough and its first female chief. There have been a lot of firsts in Gazaway's life ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Theresa Gazaway will take the reins of the New Providence Police Department starting May 1. The Borough Council unanimously appointed her to succeed retired Police Chief Anthony Buccelli at its Monday, 27 April Zoom meeting. Gazaway will be the first female police chief in ...

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Theresa Gazaway has been named Chief of Police and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator for the borough of New Providence.  She succeeds Anthony Buccelli, who will retire on May 1, 2020. Notably, she will be the first female Police Chief in Union County history. Chief Gazaway began her ...

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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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department had to say goodby to one of their own on Tuesday. Retired Fire Captain Paul Imbimbo passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Morristown Memorial Hospital after complications due to heart surgery. He ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Providence arrest of Raymond Ricciardi, 51 years of age, is included in the six cases the Attorney General's Office has taken over and is filing upgraded charges. These defendants allegedly threatened police officers by spitting or coughing at them, claiming to have ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The fire at The Prestige Diner and Restaurant yesterday may have been limited to the basement, but it caused enough damage that the diner will remain closed for a few weeks for repairs.    A release from Fire Chief Michael Piana described what took place at the iconic ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- It took firefighters about three hours to bring a fire at the Prestige Diner under control. According to Breaking News Network (BNN) reports, an alarm went out about 6:30 a.m. of a working fire, with reports of “a heavy smoke condition” in the basement of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It was a bittersweet moment at the Borough Council meeting on Monday, March 9, as the council reluctantly approved the resignation of long-time Police Chief Anthony Buccelli. “The next resolution is difficult to read,” said Councilman Robert Munoz as he introduced the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - An overtunred machine fell off its trailer on Diamond Hill Road and Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights Saturday morning at approximately 10:40. Diamond Hill Road was closed in the south bound direction. The Berkeley Heights and New Providence Fire Departments contained a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that took place today at approximately 3 p.m.  A female teenager was walking on Gales Drive in between South Street and Springfield Avenue.  The teen indicated that a white four door sedan pulled ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Police, Fire and Rescue Squad responded to the intersection of South Street and Central Avenue after a car crashed into a pole on the north bound side of South Street Wednesday morning at approximately 9:15.   According to BNN Reports, the Fire Department ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  There were non life-threatening injuries in a four car accident this morning on South Street in New Providence according to police.   The accident took place just before 8 a.m. at the intersection of High and South streets. No other information was available at this ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Harry Delgado of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police attended the Monday, Jan. 6 Borough Council Reorganization meeting to present the Certificate of Re-Accreditation to the Police Department. Delgado explained that there are 560 agencies that are eligible ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Those driving around town today may have heard a lot of fire sirens and horns, but there was nothing to worry about. Despite the rain, Santa Claus delivered presents on Saturday, Dec. 14, to children all around town, as promised, for the New Providence Volunteer Fire ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Michael “Mickey” Allocco of New Providence passed away at his home on Wedneday, December 4, 2019 at age of 94. The visitation will be held at Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave., Summit, NJ on Sunday, Dec. 8th, from 2-6 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to go ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Public Schools are closed on Monday, December 2 due to the expected snow causing dangerous road conditions.  

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- A squid/octopus, monsters of all sizes and shapes, more than one princess, a queen, a space ship, and even a baby shark appeared Saturday evening at Centennial Park - and those were just a few of the folks who came out to have a good time.  On Academy Street, several ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Borough has been named one of the safest towns in New Jersey according to SafeWise analysts. The analysis found that New Providence (with a population of 12,904) emerged on the list of safest towns in New Jersey, with an average safety score of 89.43 and a rate of 0 ...

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UPDATED: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. The New Providence Police confirmed that this possible luring incident investigation has concluded as a miscommunication between the motorist and the juvenile. "We are 100 percent certain that this was not a luring attempt," police said. "We have ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The township is considering a shared services agreement with Union County to provide dispatch services for first responders. In a presentation to the Township Council at their September 24 meeting, Berkeley Heights Police Chief John DiPasquale explained the agreement and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the accreditation process through the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, which is administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.   The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - William Richards of Bayville, NJ was arrested for filing a false report of a carjacking incident and causing a false public alarm on Wednesday, September 18.  Berkeley Heights Police Department responded to the area of 900 Mountain Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Susan DeLuise, a 35-year veteran of the New Providence Rescue Squad, was publicly commended for her service during a Borough Council meeting Monday night. “She just adores this town. She does everything she can to make our quality of life better,” said Mayor Al Morgan, who ...

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