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Police & Fire Top Stories

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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