Police & Fire

December 14, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - During the Nutley Police Department swearing-in / promotion ceremony, Nutley's own Justice League stopped for the paparazzi in the court house.  Richard Rempusheski to was promoted to patrolman, and shared the spotlight with family member and Nutley Municipal Court Judge Joanne ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A water main break added a little excitement to the day for the students and staff at Special Young Adults on Frnaklin Ave. in Nutley Friday afternoon. A North Jersey Water Main break shot a geyser dozens of feet into the air  on the SYA property, A neighbor captured a photo and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Anticipation is building for Santa's annual ride through the township on a Nutley Fire Department truck.  The annual trek is decades old and has taken place the third Saturday in December for as long as anyone can remember. For 2018, the ride will take place on Saturday Dec.

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NUTLEY, NJ - A home surveillance camera captured a vehicle connected with a package theft incident on Monday Dec. 3.   According to reports from the Nutley Police Department, officers responded to San Antonio Ave after a report of package theft. Shortly after a package was delivered, a vehicle ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a call on Dec 1 about a car that had been parked for nearly two hours with the engine running on Coeyman Ave.  The officers found the driver asleep in the drivers seat, with the keys in the ignition. There was also an open ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is joining departments across the state to participate in the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Year End Holiday Crackdown." The stepped up effort begins today and continues until Jan. 1, 2019. On Dec. 4,  the Nutley Board of Commissioners ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - After flying in a helicopter and eating pancakes, Santa Claus is coming back to Nutley for his annual ride in one of the Nutley Fire Department trucks.  The annual trek is decades old and has taken place the third Saturday in December for as long as anyone can remember. For 2018, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  A parking pay station credit card ordinance was introduced at the Tuesday, Nov. 20, Board of Commissioners public meeting. Ordinances Mayor Scarpelli introduced Ordinance No. 3406 to amend in the code of the Township of Nutley Chapter 484, Parking Lots, Municipal, Article 1 ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Glen Ridge around 10 p.m. on November 26, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced on Friday.  Preliminary reports stated that Montclair Police Officers attempted a motor vehicle stop of a 2008 Mercedes ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A Batman Glove was found in the hay near the Living Nativity at Vincent Methodist Church tonight. The glove was left just inside the entrance to the church near the mitten tree just in case some little super hero is upset that he lost his glove.

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NUTLEY, NJ - As the aroma of pancakes and sausage filled the kitchen, hundreds of guest filled the event hall at the Knights of Columbus for the annual 'Pancake Breakfast with Santa' hosted by the volunteer fire fighters in Nutley. The event, that, according to Henry Meola has been going on for ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Santa, and his helicopter, may have left Nutley for the North Pole, but confidential sources told us that the big guy himself will be back in Nutley Sunday for the Nutley Fire Department 'Pancake Breakfast.' Each year, Santa slips away from the North Pole to visit Nutley for this ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - 'Tis the season for gift giving and package theft. In Nutley, surrounding towns, and across the country, police report an increase in package thefts during the holiday gift shipping season.  With more and more people installing surveillance cameras, individuals who steal packages ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Officers of the Bloomfield Police Department responded to Spring St. after reports of shots fired in the area. The incident happened in the 8 o'clock hour Thursday night. Police blocked Spring St. from the intersection of Spring and Division St. south. Spring St. runs from St.

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NEWARK, NJ - Law enforcement officials have charged Kenneth Jones of Montclair, with the fatal stabbing of Tameeka Johnson, 41, also of Montclair. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Thursday, that Jones of Montclair has ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Santa, and his helicopter, may have left Nutley for the North Pole, but confidential sources told us that the big guy himself will be back in Nutley this Sunday for the Nutley Fire Department 'Pancake Breakfast.' Each year, Santa slips away from the North Pole to visit Nutley for ...

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Public Safety Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo remind township residents that theft from motor vehicles tends to escalate during the holiday season. Auto burglars and car thieves are opportunists, let us work together to eliminate temptation. If your vehicle is entered call ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Glen Ridge Police officials were at the scene investigating an accident on Bloomfield Avenue between the intersections of Ridgewood Avenue and Hillside Avenue on Monday around 10:30 p.m. According to eyewitnesses, Montclair fire officials ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Glen Ridge Police officials were at the scene investigating an accident on Bloomfield Avenue between the intersections of Ridgewood Avenue and Hillside Avenue on Monday night. According to eyewitnesses, Montclair fire officials responded ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department determined that the area of Washington Ave between Centre St. and Hancox Ave. is safe. According to Chief of Police Thomas Strumolo, there "does not appear to be any active credible threat." Around 5 p.m this afternoon, TAPinto Nutley received a tip via ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Shots were fired on Bloomfield Avenue near the area of Mission Street on Saturday. Chaos erupts and a man, hit by a bullet, runs into a local business and collapses on the floor. With the suspect on the loose, police search for clues. Approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Fire Department's new ladder truck 'Ladder 1' was recently delivered to the township and is ready to be put into service. The Nutley Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of the Ladder Truck from Pierce Manufacturing for the Nutley Fire Department at the November ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department received a call from a resident on Tuesday stating that two men were attempting to burglarize their vehicle.  Officers responded to the area of Kierstead Ave and were given descriptions of the male parties. Both left the area in a silver or gray minivan ...

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UPDATE: Delayed Opening Announced for Newark Public Schools NEWARK, NJ - Major highways in Newark have been closed tonight due to icy conditions and collisions, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said.  Routes 280, 78, 21 and 22 are closed after snow, rain and sleet caused ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources. Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state just as schools were being let out. Robo-calls were sent to parents Thursday afternoon warning ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident in Montclair involving a NJ Transit train headed for New York Penn Station, Tuesday morning. According to NJ Transit spokesperson, Lisa Torbic, Joan Juengling was identified as the victim. She was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm. The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 ...

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