Police & Fire

May 14, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said. In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), as it does annually, presented several awards to its team members during 'National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week', which occurs during the second week of April each year and honors and celebrates the work of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire at 300 Connell Drive on Friday, April 23 at 5:54 p.m. The fire was on the south side of Connell Dr. "On arrival, the fire was initially burning leaves and grass. Due to the dry conditions and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show. Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday. Shervon James, 33, of the ...

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UNION, NJ – The deaths of two women in Hillside are believed to be connected to a death in Union, said acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo on Wednesday. As reported by TAPinto Union early Wednesday morning, the case began at about 2:30 Monday morning when Union police officers ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The message was clear at the #StopAsianHate Rally and Vigil Saturday at Memorial Field where close to 300 community members came in solidarity to support the Asian community.  "We are here today because hate crimes and harassment against Asian American Pacific Islanders ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – In response to New Providence residents voicing their concerns over speeding vehicles and traffic safety issues, the Borough Council introduced an ordinance amending some of the speed limits on local roads. The ordinance was introduced at the Tuesday, March 23 meeting and the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Thursday, March 18, 2021 Berkeley Heights Police Detectives arrested Jason Hunter, 35, of Berkeley Heights after a thorough investigation. Hunter was charged with Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering the welfare of a child.  After being taken into custody, Hunter was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department saluted the hearse carrying Retired Fire Chief Dominick "Chuck" Imbimbo, who passed away at the age of 88. On Monday, the Berkeley Heights Fire Department fleet along with rigs from surrounding towns lined up along ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It seems like a new beginning for the Berkeley Heights Police Department with a new headquarters, new chief, newly ranked officers, and new hires. TAPinto recently sat with newly sworn in Chief Jason Massimino to talk about his department goals and receive a tour of their ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), a regional public safety answering point serving the communities of Summit, New Providence, and Millburn has rolled-out Uber’s In-App Emergency feature with the RapidSOS Portal Jurisdiction View feature, which ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A wind advisory is in effect for the area from noon until midnight Sunday, the National Weather Service announced. Winds could gust at 40 to 50 mph, the service predicted. “The gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could come down and a few power outages ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Police are reviewing security footage after a shooting at The Mills at Jersey Gardens sent people running Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened outside the Saks Fifth Avenue store and the suspect fled in a vehicle, city spokeswoman Kelly Martins said. Nobody was hurt, she ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A wind advisory is in effect for the area from 8 p.m. Friday night until 6 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service announced. Winds could gust at 45 mph, the service predicted. “Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Union Township man is currently being sought by police after being charged with fatally shooting a Newark woman, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo announced on Monday.  Jamar I. Webber, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On March 3, 2021 at 12:59 a.m., officers responded to a Dorr Road residence on a report of a witnessed motor vehicle theft of a 2017 Audi. A resident reported that he heard his vehicle start and looked out the window to see the vehicle pulling out of the driveway. On ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On February 25 at approximately 3:50 a.m., a Radcliff Drive resident reported that several individuals were seen an hour prior in the driveway attempting to enter their vehicles.  At 7:19 a.m., a resident of Mee Lane reported that a Honda Accord was taken from the driveway.  A ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had. Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Jersey, starting from 4am on Thursday morning until 10am on Friday.  The anticipated coastal low is in the process of forming and will likely position itself slightly farther out to sea than models indicated ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – What a difference a day makes. Or two.  After the mix of sleet, ice, and a lot of rain from the Monday night storm, we got to enjoy a beautiful day on Tuesday to allow a lot of the existing snow to melt away.  This was a wonderful hint of warmer early spring days ahead.  Not so ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some positive news on the weather for a change.  The coastal storm forecast for tonight into tomorrow has moved much closer to the coast, and further inland.  This has allowed both warmer temperatures to influence, and dry sections to begin to infiltrate the storm.  This has ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another winter weather advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service that will commence Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning. A second coastal storm will make its way into New Jersey Monday afternoon, following that same path as Saturday night’s weather ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The latest in the series of storms on what has previously been dubbed a conveyor belt will be making its appearance on Saturday evening.  The latest models have all come into agreement that the coastal low will form in the Mid-Atlantic region and track up the New Jersey coast ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for tonight until Noon on Thursday.  Temperatures will stay below or near freezing, and the cold air will meet up with a system moving from west to east. Light snow will start in mid-evening and is expected to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – It has been quite a while since the snow patterns have been this consistent for a period as long as what has been occurring in February.  After the quick but steady thumping experienced on Sunday, there is another small storm that will make its way through our area on Tuesday.  ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Confidence remains high that a significant coastal storm will leave all of New Jersey with measurable, and in most areas plowable snow by the end of Sunday.  The Saturday models have brought some previously mentioned variables into play, and with that, some adjustments to the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gas up your snowblowers again!  For all those that simply hate the winter, apologies from mother nature are in order. For those who love the snow, this is a week you have dreamed about for a decade.  For the second time in a week, a significant to major snowstorm seems poised ...

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