Police & Fire

August 16, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning. The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A one-car crash on Route 22 West and Central Avenue sent a fire hydrant flying in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 10. Following a preliminary investigation, Mountainside Police report at about 3:43 a.m., the driver of a 2003 Nissan Altima lost control of the car while ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Avenue will be closed between Diamond Hill Road and Ryder Way for utility pole repair until at least 7 a.m. Saturday, August 11.   The closure is due to a single vehicle crash that resulted in severe damage to a utility pole at 875 Mountain Avenue in New Providence.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence’s annual National Night Out went according to plan, without a single drop of rain, despite the dark clouds momentarily looming overhead.   Academy Street was littered with booths offering cotton candy, ice cream, dunking booths, a bouncy house, and a magician.

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On Tuesday, August 7th, the Police, Fire and EMS are hosting National Night Out with sponsors JCP&L, Lions Club, Municipal Alliance and the New Providence BPA. In conjunction with the last scheduled summer concert of the New Providence Summer Concert series, bring the whole family for a night ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - New meaning was given to door-to-door delivery on Sunday afternoon when a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck rolled down the front lawn and made contact with a home on Fairmount Avenue. Chatham Township Police and the Chatham Township Fire Department responded to the call. No ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police charged a driver with DWI after a making welfare check on the driver, who was in the car in a parking lot last week. Three motor vehicle stops resulted in charges for DWI, an active warrant, and possession of marijuana.  Police gave the following accounts of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Owen Rooney, accompanied by his mother Karen, was recently sworn in as an honorary New Providence Police Officer by Mayor Al Morgan and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli, Jr. Owen was given a tour of headquarters, shown the dispatch center, trained in techniques detectives use ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Heavy rains Saturday morning are causing flooding on local roads. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 10:30 a.m. The New Providence Police Department sent out an alert at approximately 9:20 a.m. that Springfield Avenue in the ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Three drivers were injured in a crash on Route 22, according to a release from Mountainside Police Department’s Officer in Charge Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi. He gave the following account of the accident, which happened at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the area of Route ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Two unrelated car crashes, one in Chatham, and another in a local apartment complex resulted in police issuing summonses to two drivers during July. On July 4, Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero charged Oscar Ramirez, 63, of Summit, with Driving While Intoxicated, following ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closes Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday. According to a 12:28 p.m. report on Breaking News Network, there are multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat has been requested to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Interstate 78 is closed in both directions following a serious motor vehicle accident on I78 Westbound, near Exit 43, at Diamond Hill Road, according to multiple reports. Expect delays of up to an hour according to 511nj.org. Traffic is being detoured while accident ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council accepted the resignation of Lieutenant Justine Kennedy and appointed Gabriella Dos Santos as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) among other personnel changes at its July 16 meeting. Kennedy will be ending her 25 year career at the New Providence Police ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- During the last two months the borough has experienced a large number of motor vehicle burglaries and the theft of one car.  All of the vehicles entered were unlocked and the vehicle that was stolen also had the key in it. On Thursday, June 14, numerous motor vehicle ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Residents reported to police dozens of vehicles were entered overnight Wednesday, Thursday, June 13 and 14, on various streets in the borough. The streets that were hit the hardest were Woodbine Circle, Newcomb Drive, Pittsford Way, Ashwood Road, and Sherwood ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Appointed Michael Delia, Daniel P. Lorimor and Stephen N. Scaturro as Class II Special Police Officers at its Monday, June 11 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan officiated the swearing in of the officers. He pointed out that the borough is hiring additional class ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), New Providence Special Olympians Stephanie and James Slater were driven down Springfield Avenue by Mayor Al Morgan and Police Chief Anthony Buccelli on Friday.   According to the LETR website, the Torch Run began in 1981 when ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Avenue was closed all night Tuesday into Wednesday as repairs were made to a utility pole following a two-car accident at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. Three people, all from the same car, were transported by ambulance to the hospital following the accident on ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse, with support by the New Providence Police Department and the New Providence School District, held a two-day program at New Providence High School to educate the Juniors and Seniors on the dangers of drunk ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored the members of the New Providence Rescue Squad at its Monday, May 21 meeting where Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation on the occasion. The proclamation declared May 20-27, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week in order to recognize all the ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. - New Providence police officers took part in the four-day Law Enforcement United bicycle tour to Washington D. C. that took place May 9-12, as part of Police Officers Memorial week. Patrolman Joseph DiParisi, Patrolman TJ Hoppe, Patrolman Nicolas Guerriero and Corporal Chad Wilson ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Approximately a year ago Mountain Avenue residents came to the council meeting to complain about traffic safety issues on their street. At the Monday, May 7 meeting, the council introduced an ordinance which will reduce the 40/mph current speed limit to 35/mph between South ...

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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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VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 3,200 feet of aging water main in its New Providence service area. The company is replacing main that has reached the end of its useful life with new main along Livingston Avenue, from Central Avenue to Springfield Avenue. The ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Over 200 residents and children got up early Saturday morning and headed to Oakwood Park for the 35th Annual Fishing Derby, provided in cooperation between the PBA Local 132 and the New Providence Recreation Center. As always, the atmosphere at the fishing derby is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - SafeWise, an independent review service, recently released its list of the 100 Safest Cities in America and the borough is now the sixty-second safest city in the country, up five spots from last year’s ranking of sixty-seven. According to FBI statistics, New Providence with ...

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