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Four Suspects in Police Custody following Attempt to Enter Nutley Residence

September 19, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is holding four individuals in custody following what appears to be an attempt to enter a township residence. Nutley Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo put a secure in place order for some Nutley schools after four parties were seen attempting to enter a Nutley residence,

Nutley police were in the ...

Future of Essex County College's Police Academy Uncertain, Director Says

NEWARK, NJ - The director of Essex County College's (ECC) police academy announced today that he was placed on administrative leave, possibly signaling a sale of the training grounds.

“After serving as the Academy Director for the past 14 years, I have been placed on ‘administrative leave’ until the end of 2018,”  ECC Public Safety Academy Director ...

Early Morning Fire in Maplewood on Tuesday Leaves Building Uninhabitable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a house fire at 10 Nelson Pl. in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, with Maplewood firefighters responding to a report of smoke at the home at about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt.

The first arriving engine reported heavy fire coming from the rear of the second floor, with Maplewood police officers ...

First Annual Nutley Rotary Classic Car Show Takes Over Franklin Avenue

NUTLEY, NJ– Despite uncooperative weather, antique vehicles from across the East Coast roared into town as The Rotary Club of Nutley hosted their first annual Classic Car Show on Wednesday evening along Franklin Avenue.

The outdoor show, taking place in a light rain, included an array of classic cars, muscle cars, custom cars, street rods, motorcycles and other vehicles from the ...

Nutley Man Faces Charges After Rollover Accident Labor Day Weekend

NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley man will appear in court this fall to answer charges including driving while intoxicated following a rollover accident on Oakeridge Ave on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. 

Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to the area following a call about a motor vehicle crash that included a roller over of a vehicle. 

The ...

Disappearing Nutley Public School Issued Laptop Shows Up After Weekend

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department stated that a Nutley Public Schools issued laptop was reported missing on Friday, the first full day of school in the district. 

According to police, the Harrison St. resident stated that the computer was last seen in the child's bedroom Police on the scene reported that there were no signs of forced entry to the home. The ...

Nutley September 11 Remembrance Ceremony Today at Town Hall

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Alphonse Petracco asks residents to make time tomorrow morning (September 11, 2018) to join the township in remembering those lost in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. The township will also remember three residents who were lost on that day.

The annual ceremony will take place at 9/11 monument in front of ...

Montclair State University Police Come Under Fire After Drawing Gun Following Student Fight

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University officials have come under fire over a recent video that has surfaced of the campus police responding to a call of a fight between students on Wednesday, with guns drawn. 

Students and alumni took to twitter after a video surfaced.

Students and alumni are concerned that this incident could have escalated and state that this is not the first ...

East Passaic Ave Road Work Causes Traffic Delays on Milton and Bloomfield Ave Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Planned road resurfacing work on East Passaic Ave is causing traffic delays in the township.

Traffic traveling north on East Passaic is being diverted to Milton Ave. resulting in traffic backups from the Garden State Parkway Bridge to Bloomfield Ave. Most of the diverted traffic is turning left onto Bloomfield Ave, resulting in backups from Milton Ave. / Hope St. to Centre St. in ...

Nutley Police Department Reminds Residents to Lock Their Cars

NUTLEY, NJ - Each week, the Nutley Police Department receives reports of 'Theft from Vehicle.'

Nutley Police Chief Strumolo is advising residents to lock their car doors to prevent theft.

In a most of those situations, the car doors were left unlocked. In other cases, the doors were left unlocked and valuables were left in a visible place.  

Residents are also ...


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