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Police & Fire

August 1, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A New Jersey State Police veteran will be the next director of the Newark Department of Public Safety, Mayor Ras Baraka announced Monday. Fritz Fragé, who served 24 years with the New Jersey State Police and completed his tenure as commander of the Investigations Branch, will ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Kearny man was charged this week in connection to the drug-induced death of a Newark fire captain, authorities announced. Eliasel Baez, 42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug-induced death of Newark Fire Captain Carlos Rivera, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Two Newark officers were indicted in connection with attempting to desecrate the body of a nurse who was struck and killed in November 2021 on the Garden State Parkway, authorities announced. Newark Police Lieutenant Luis Santiago, and his son, Louis Santiago, an officer, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Four teenagers were injured in a shooting incident that occurred Sunday evening in Newark on Broadway, authorities announced. At approximately 7:11 p.m., police responded to the 700 block of Broadway on a call of four people shot, according to Interim Newark Public Safety Director ...

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DENVILLE, NJ — A police chase of a stolen vehicle early Tuesday resulted in a fiery crash into a utility pole, the arrest of three Essex County juveniles who ran from the scene and the escape of two other people who were in the car, police said. The incident began at about 4 a.m. when Denville ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents this summer will get an opportunity to see police officers participate in roll call sessions right in their neighborhood as part of a city Public Safety Department initiative designed to increase transparency between police and the community as well as expand law ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 17-year-old male Newark police said is believed to be in connection to a shooting incident that injured nine people in the area of Clinton Place last week was arrested, authorities announced. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced the teen who was arrested is from Newark and was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Animal Shelter officials are seeking the public's help in locating the individual who ejected a kitten from a car window on Friday, they announced. According to published reports, Montclair animal control officers say that an unidentified person who threw ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police chiefs from eight communities have nominated 14 sworn officers and two civilians as potential recipients for this year’s prestigious Valor Award from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. “Each of this year’s nominees demonstrated exceptional service to their ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s trauma-informed approach to reducing violence in the city rather than relying on crime rate data as an indicator of public safety has in many ways shifted the narrative around policing. The approach is one that local leaders say begins with treating violence as a public health ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Two male teens from Newark died after they succumbed to wounds during a shooting incident, authorities announced. Saeed Jan and Angel Vargas, both age 18 of Newark, were pronounced dead May 19 at University Hospital where they were transported following a shooting that occurred on ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of Angelica M. Garcia, 35, of Newark last week in Livingston remains under investigation as of Tuesday, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. A police officer ...

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NEWARK, NJ – An awards ceremony hosted next month by the Two Hundred Club of Essex County to recognize area officials for their bravery, dedication to duty, courageous vigilance, and selflessness will include Newark firefighters and police officers. The Two Hundred Club of Essex County was ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A string of recent arrests by Newark police officers has resulted in the recovery of multiple illegal firearms and drugs, including heroin, authorities announced. Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara reported Thursday that police recovered six illegal firearms and several ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two Newark men were arrested Monday in connection to the murder of a 63-year-old grandmother who in March 2021 was fatally shot on her front porch as she celebrated her birthday, authorities announced.   Jonathan Ritchie, 21, of Newark, and his brother, Josiah Ritchie, 19, also of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man wanted for killing two people in a car collision was arrested, authorities announced. Sharrod Rogers, 20, of Newark, was wanted for a double vehicular homicide that occurred on March 31. He was arrested April 22 after he attempted to flee police on foot, according to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A fire at a home located on Lincoln Avenue was extinguished Thursday, Newark Public Safety officials announced. Members of the Newark Fire Division extinguished a three-alarm fire at 390 Lincoln Ave., according to Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara. Firefighters responded to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety officials this week announced a string of recent gun-related arrests in an ongoing effort to remove firearms and apprehend gun possession suspects. The recent arrests included a shooting suspect from Newark on Monday and seven additional arrests made over the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A string of shooting incidents over the past weekend in Newark’s South and East wards resulted in the arrest of six individuals, authorities announced. Four weapons possessions arrests were made in the South Ward, and two weapons possessions arrests were made in the East Ward, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An East Orange man and a male juvenile from Newark were arrested Monday in connection to two separate auto theft incidents in the Newark area, authorities announced. Elijah Harden, 31, East Orange, was charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest, according to Newark ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 15-year-old boy was shot by a Newark police officer after he used a vehicle as a weapon against the officer, authorities announced.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens reported that on Tuesday at approximately 7:30 a.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A male suspect who reportedly used his vehicle as a weapon against a Newark police officer Tuesday sustained multiple gunshot wounds, authorities announced.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens reported that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark public safety officials were dispatched this weekend to warn the city's homeless residents about recent serial attacks against homeless individuals in New York City and Washington D.C. Newark police officers and workers from the city’s homeless outreach department's efforts ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth man was killed after being struck by two vehicles early Thursday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced.  According to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office; the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has launched “Chief Talk,” a lively podcast series that offers listeners throughout the Garden State greater insight into the latest issues facing police officers and the people they serve. These new “Chief Talk” ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James was involved in a vehicle collision Saturday night that resulted in one pedestrian being struck, Newark Department of Public Safety officials told TAPinto Newark. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, James was involved in a motor vehicle collision ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark police officer Waldemar Arocho, who served in the department for 21 years, died at age 42, city officials announced. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara announced that Arocho died on Monday, Jan. 31, expressing their sympathy to his family, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents are urged to take caution ahead of a snowstorm that is expected to drop 3 to 7 inches on the city this weekend. Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara reported that snow is predicted to fall after 4 p.m. on Friday, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Newark fire captain is dead while a retired city firefighter was hospitalized after their bodies were found unresponsive this weekend inside a Park Avenue firehouse.  Both individuals were found inside the firehouse, located at 269-271 Park Ave., Saturday morning, according ...

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