Police & Fire

March 20, 2019

LINDEN, NJ -- A Linden man is in custody and charged with multiple serious crimes in connection with the hit-and-run killing of  a pedestrian on Jan. 20, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced at a press conference held Wednesday ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the evening of Saturday, April 20, have a cop hop on over and “egg” your house. You and your children will wake up on Easter to a yard covered with two dozen candy-filled plastic eggs. Cost to have two dozen candy-filled eggs delivered is $20. All proceeds will benefit ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey State Police are conducting a fatal investigation at the scene of a one car accident Sunday morning on I 78 east bound at mile marker 43.2.  The Berkeley Heights Fire Department was dispatched at 5:01 a.m., said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins. Members from Rescue 1 ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- The storm that is coming Sunday into Monday is going to be stronger than the one that just came through. According to Weather.com's prediction, there is a 100 percent chance of snow late Sunday into Monday.  There currently is winter storm watch which means the potential of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department issued a statement from the US National Weather Service of a high wind warning starting Sunday evening into Monday afternoon. The warning said, "Winds 25-35 mph may gust to 60 mph. Winds of this magnitude will down trees and power ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department is currently investigating four home burglaries that have occurred over the past year that we believe are linked to the celebration of Chinese New Year.  In all instances, there was forced entry into the residences. In one of the burglaries, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - On February 19, 2019, Officers responded to St. Patrick’s School to investigate the discovery of a suspicious package. The children were sheltered in place and upon the arrival of the police, evacuated to an alternate location. The package, a factory sealed box containing firearm ...

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      NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Valentine's Day is the perfect day to thank the special people in everyone's life. In New Providence and Berkeley Heights, students created their own valentines to thank the crossing guards for looking out for them as they walk to school. Elementary schools ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Today, February 13th 2019, at exactly 3:25 pm, a possible child-luring incident occurred near Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. A 15-year old female Governor Livingston student was approached near the intersection of Mercer Road and Watchung Boulevard ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday. Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police and Fire Department responded Friday at 2 p.m. to a motor vehicle going through the front window of the newly opened Cousin's Deli [formerly 7-Eleven] located at 417 Springfield Avenue. There were no reports of injuries. TAPinto Berkeley Heights ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Four Chatham High School students came to the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night to ask that armed officers not be placed in their school. The students, sophomores Siena Cooney, Amelie Srinivas, Emma Haberman, and freshman Madeline Boland all spoke during the public ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Springfield Avenue was closed this morning while firefighters put out a garage fire at a single family home. New Providence Fire Chief Mike Piana said a call came in about 9 a.m. about the fire at 1752 Springfield Ave. When firefighters arrived, they found a small fire that ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - An email announcement was sent by Business Administrator Carlos Sánchez on Wednesday afternoon to city employees, informing them of the loss of Police Director Carl Riley's son, 21-year-old Pfc. Jamie R. Riley, due to injuries he incurred when two U.S. Army military training ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Jersey State Police have issued a special weather statement for today which warns that a line of heavy rain, possibly with thunderstorms is moving toward and through our area through 4 p.m. There are widespread wind gusts of 50 to 60 MPH possible, which could bring ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -  According to the Union County weather alert issued Sunday evening, temperatures will plummet through tonight well below freezing creating slippery conditions. As these temperatures fall, plenty of residual moisture and leftover standing water on area roads will freeze, or remain ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Springfield Avenue between Maple Street and Pitney Avenue in New Providence is closed in both directions due to large tree, utility pole and power lines down. It will remain closed until repairs can be made and the tree cleared. JCP&L is working to restore power ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Two separate accidents caused by car vs pole involved JCP&L replacing damaged poles in New Providence. One crash on Saturday, January 12 at 9:29 a.m. on Springfield Avenue was a single vehicle, single occupant crash in which the vehicle struck two utility poles. The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department used the vacant Berkeley Cinema building on Springfield Avenue for specialized training on Sunday morning before the cinema's scheduled demolition set to begin on Monday, January 14. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ran the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There is a power line down on Springfield Ave. due to an auto accident. Springfield Avenue is closed and power is out from Jane Street to Millpond Avenue, and side streets north and south of there. Crews are currently working to restore power but it is reported it may be up ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Law enforcement officials from the Elizabeth Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. The crackdown began December 7, and continues through January 1, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- According to the most recent police blotter, New Providence police officers charged six people with possession of marijuana, under 50 grams, three others with DWI, and several others for outstanding warrants after making motor vehicle stops between Dec. 4 and Dec. 19.   On ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Today, Dec. 18 is Helen Kim’s birthday and she is still missing from Watchung. Police are seeking help from the public locating her and reuniting her with her family. Kim has been missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation has been underway into the disappearance of ...

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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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