Police & Fire

October 9, 2018

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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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 — Union County has posted an alert on its website that eastbound Route 22 "could be closed up to as late as 7:00 p.m. this evening. Major motor vehicle accident with large diesel and hydraulic oil spill to be cleaned by Haz Mat." Earlier the county projected it could be closed ...

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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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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township police are seeking help in identifying three unknown individuals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the back of Lafayette School on July 12. Security cameras captured photos of the vandals during the 3 a.m. mischief behind Lafayette School, where a ...

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