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Police & Fire

May 20, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9. The full SPD ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely. A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Public Schools released an email to the families notifying of early dismissal at 1 p.m. on Monday due to extreme weather forecast. All afternoon activities have been cancelled. Visit school website for ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - At approximately 9 a.m. the New Providence Police Department began an investigation in the area of Commonwealth Avenue involving a reported threat of a firearm.  The New Providence Police Department quickly made contact with the subject and it was determined that they were ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Fifth grade students at Salt Brook School recently held their L.E.A.D graduation.  LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) is a program sponsored by the New Providence Police Department and is committed to protecting our youth and community from the proliferation of drugs, drug ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence police responded Tuesday evening to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist at Mountain Avenue and Oakwood Drive at 5:53 p.m.  The bicyclist, a 52-year-old Summit resident, was struck by a vehicle driven by a 69-year-old New Providence ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resignation of Police Chief Theresa Gazaway at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. She is set to retire on August 1, 2022. Mayor Al Morgan said that it has been an honor and joy to work with Gazaway. He noted that the two had become friends during ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit today according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence  has been ranked 29th in the annual Safest Cities in New Jersey list by home security company Safewise.  Sparta took the top spot this year, and was also given the seventh place ranking for the Top 100 Safest Towns in America for 2022. Neighboring Berkeley ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The US National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, until tomorrow morning. At this time, rain from a coastal storm is beginning to overspread the region and will continue to push eastward this evening. Strong winds, heavy rain, and coastal ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The US National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, until tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. At this time, rain from a coastal storm is beginning to overspread the region and will continue to push eastward this evening. Strong winds, heavy rain, and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire units responded to reports of a garage fire on Forest Avenue Saturday evening at approximately 9:03 p.m. When Squad 2 arrived to the scene, the fire was "showing from a detached garage towards the rear of the reported address," said Chief Jim ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that they were "extremely thankful that a vigilant citizen acted in a way that may have prevented a motor vehicle theft in Summit or a neighboring community," the Summit Police Department last night arrested two individuals near Route 124, one of which has a criminal history ...

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LONG HILL, NJ — Stirling Fire Department, Millington Fire Department, Berkeley Heights Fire Department, and Long Hill First Aid Squad all responded to Valley Mall Tuesday morning after a car was seen racing through the parking lot and striking a tree behind Home Goods around 10:30 am, witnesses ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - At approximately 2:00 a.m., on April 7, 2022, a New Providence Police Officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Diamond Hill Rd.  As the Officer approached the vehicle on foot, it fled the motor vehicle stop, northbound on Union Ave. The involved vehicle was subsequently ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A New Providence patrol officer encountered an unoccupied crashed vehicle at approximately 2 a.m. on April 7, 2022 on Union Avenue in the vicinity of the railroad crossing. A check of the vehicle indicated the vehicle was stolen out of Pennsylvania. The New Providence Police ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  Berkeley Heights Police Officers will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through the end of the month, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ– The New Providence Police Department’s trading card program has returned for 2022. The program is designed to foster communication and trust between members of the Police Department and young New Providence residents. Each sworn member of the New Providence Police Department ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — High winds and rain are likely for Monday evening, forecasters said. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region that remains in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday. The Weather Service predicts winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph. “Gusty ...

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CLARK, NJ - An ALJ student was found to be in possession of a handgun on Friday morning according to Clark Police.  The school was placed on lockdown at approximately 10:00 a.m. after a member of the school administration notified police that a student had a gun in the building. Officers ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — You should strongly consider sitting out the Friday morning commute, state officials said Thursday. The National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet will accumulate between 10 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday in Union County and surrounding areas. One ...

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STATE COLLEGE, PA - In an update posted to their website on February 17, the State College Police Department announced that the Centre County Coroner has reported the manner of death in the case of Summit resident and Penn State University student Justine Gross as “accident," and that the cause of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s unseasonably warm Thursday with a high near 67 degrees, but people should prepare for strong winds into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A Weather Service wind advisory in effect at 11 p.m. Thursday predicts winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts of ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - At 12:17 PM, the New Providence Fire Department was alerted by Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center for a reported basement fire in private dwelling on Third Street. According to a press release from the department, "The first arriving fire officers were on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Police Sgt. Rick Jaremba made an analogy while reporting on the alarming rise in car thefts in town during the Borough of Chatham Council's virtual meeting on Monday night. "If it was raining out, you would roll up the windows in your car," Jaremba said. "It's ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Fire Department responded at 7:56 p.m. on Sunday to reports of smoke coming from the area of the bathrooms in the Stage House Tavern. The restaurant located at 1099 Route 22 in Mountainside had approximately 40 patrons that were safely evacuated.  A press ...

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  MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A second alarm has gone out for a fire at the Stage House Tavern, 1099 Route 22 according to a report from Breaking News Network (BNN) The first BNN alert arrived at 8:29 p.m. for a “working fire” in the basement at the Stage House Tavern with the additional message ...

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