Police & Fire

December 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Sirens marked Santa Claus' arrival at the Firehouse on Floral Avenue. He waved to excited children and adults from the basket of the aerial ladder truck before climbing down and walking to the firehouse.       Mayor Al Morgan, wearing a top hap, and fire ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed Stephen Drown as Lieutenant in the New Providence Police Department at its Monday, Nov. 26 meeting. His annual salary rate will be $133,899.02. With regard to other news the council had a second reading and public hearing on an ordinance ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial ...

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Updated at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone Line train [that originated from Gladstone heading to Hoboken] at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues [west of the Murray Hill Station] in New ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Another 11 Hometown Hero Banners are flying in the borough as Veterans Day approaches. Residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the 224 local service men and women who are honored on 112 banners hung from streetlights in New ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Motor vehicle stops in the borough resulted in charges being brought against four people in separate incidents at the end of October and beginning of November, according to a release from the department. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Patrolman Nicholas Guerriero charged Gene ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PBA held its annual Trunk or Treat event for the children of New Providence on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Sharing Network parking lot -- turning the backs of mini vans and sport utility vehicles into the new front porch with dangling spiders and cobwebs. After ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved two Police Department appointments at its Monday, Oct. 22 meeting. The recent retirement of Lieutenant Justine Kennedy provided an opportunity for advancement in the department rankings. The council appointed Stephen Scaturro as a Probationary ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A Berkeley Heights man is facing charges after a suspicious package was thrown on a New Providence resident's property . Although the suspicious package was only a prank pulled by Berkeley Heights resident Timothy Vanderveer, 34, it involved New Providence Police Department, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home. All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Third Annual Car Show, organized by the New Providence PBA Local #132, was a big success this Sunday attracting sixty cars and many town residents.  As dozens of classic cars glided into the parking lot behind Berkeley Aquatic, the new home of the Annual PBA Car Show, ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – An Irvington man has been charged in connection with several motor vehicle burglaries that happened in the borough on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11.  According to a release from Mountainside Acting Police Chief Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi, Jonathan Joseph, 24, was arrested by Woodbridge ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ --- Police are investigating the burglary of a Bolton Boulevard home that took place on Friday night, and are asking for residents who live near the home to check surveillance cameras that may have captured suspicious activity. The burglary took place on Friday, Sept. 28, ...

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UPDATE at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018: Service restored with no delays reported. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There is no service for the NJ Transit Gladstone line in both directions between Gladstone to Summit due to overhead wire power issues.  For latest updates, visit NJ Transit.com.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police reported the following activity between August 20 and September 19, including seven incidents involving possession of marijuana. August 20, Patrolman Andrew Lynch charged Jerome Reid, 21, of Piscataway for Possession of Marijuana 50g or less.  The charges stemmed from ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ --  Breaking News Network, (BNN) reports four victims of an assault at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare have been transported. The first report indicated there were "multiple assault victims," at the "Cornerstone West" unit in the rehab facility located at ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed two Class III and three Class II police officers at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. The council also approved an ordinance specifying the duties of the special police officers. Michael D’elia and Daniel Lorimor were appointed Class III officers.

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9. Police gave the following account of the incident: At about 1:09 a.m.

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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WARREN, NJ– Warren police arrested a Marlton man in connection with the robbery on Aug. 11 of  the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard, police said. Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, and Chief of County Detectives John ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Four motor vehicle stops by police resulted in charges for four different drivers during the period from Aug. 6 through 13. On Aug. 6, Corporal Andrew Diamond charged Varun Sharma, 37, of Weehawken, for Possession Marijuana 50g or less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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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 — The area is under a flash flood warning until 9:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:13 a.m. Saturday morning. Thunderstorms are producing heavy rain. Sign up for our free enews and get breaking news stories as they happen ...

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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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