Police & Fire

March 12, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in the town and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said. Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Departments 9th Junior Police Academy (JPA), class of 2019 graduated on Wednesday night with a ceremony at Costa’s Resturant in Roselle Park. The Junior Police Academy class 11-week course came to an end with family members looking on as the cadets received their ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - It’s another Battle of the Badges in Roselle, but this time it's a little different because its Officer vs Officer and the game is basketball.  That’s right, officer vs officer as Roselle Police take on the NJ State Police on the basketball court.  The 1st Annual Slam Dunk event is ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was a final send-off last Thursday when fellow officers, borough employees, and others stood in line to honor Roselle Park Police Chief Paul W. Morrison as he signed off for the last time and said goodbye to everyone.  After 34 honorable years to the borough and 40 years of ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Departments 9th Junior Police Academy (JPA), class of 2019 received recognition on Wednesday night by Mayor Christine Dansereau and Council members.   The Junior Police Academy class is an 11-week course designed by the Roselle Police Department as a character ...

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EDISON, NJ - Roselle Fireman took second place in Firehouse and second place in People’s Choice at the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, the ninth Annual “Cooked & Uncorked” festival on Monday night. The event raises money for the NJ FMBA Foundation and the St. Barnabas ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Strong winds hit the area last Sunday night and have lasted through the day on Monday bringing down trees and power lines.  A large tree fell on the 200 Block of E 2nd Ave in Roselle pulling live wires from the house. While another crew at Ardleigh Park Condominiums on ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Bravest vs Finest are going at it once again, but this time you can root for both teams because they are fighting for children with cancer. It’s two departments with one mission as Roselle Police and Fire are at it again, but this time they are battling it out to see who ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A fatal shooting in Newark took the life of an 18-year-old youth from Roselle on Tuesday evening. Authorities said DeSean L. Brickhouse, 18, of Roselle was fatally shot in the area of 41 Evergreen Avenue in Newark shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. He was transported to ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ – With a mix of snow and freezing rain in the works for the Union County area, Roselle and Roselle Park Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday according to both school districts.  The National Weather Service has predicted up to 5 inches of snow and a light glaze of ...

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UNION, NJ – Roselle Park firefighters were called in to assist Union firefighters as the responded to a late-night two-alarm fire on Sunday on Russell Street. Firefighters arrived on the scene at about 10:30 p.m. and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor, extending to the second ...

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HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania State Police in Harrisburg has given an update in the roadside homicide case involving a Roselle Park man to reveal a time frame of the incident.  Troopers continue to investigate a Homicide that took the life of 46-year-old Tyrone M. Shaw of Roselle Park, on ...

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HARRISBURG, PA - (Update 6:33 p.m.) The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop H, Harrisburg, has updated their investigation and now calling it a homicide. Police said the vehicle was observed to have a flat driver side rear tire. The Trooper stopped to assist and observed a black, non-hispanic man ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Funeral Arrangements have been made for retired fireman James P. Ortuso, 64, of Roselle, who passed on Monday, January 28. Visitation will be at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark on Thursday, January 31 from 4 - 8 pm. The Funeral begins at the Funeral Home on ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A notice was given to Brough officials on Monday by Roselle Fire Chief Paul Mucha on the passing of one of their own. “It is with deep regret that the Roselle Fire Department announces the passing of retired Firefighter James P. Ortuso,” Chief Mucha wrote. “As arrangement’s become ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - A special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School in Roselle died Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton. According to authorities, Jessica Munoz, 30, from Rahway was traveling on the Garden State Parkway when her car slid into a ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The snowstorm missed us this weekend, but as winter weather continues on, the Roselle Police Department wants to make sure you are fully prepared for any other snowstorms on the horizon with a few safety tips to ensure you and your neighbors stay safe. Here are some questions to ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In an effort to give back to the community, this past Saturday,  PBA Local 27 member Officer William Hannon volunteered his time to teach Roselle Park residents CPR at the Community Methodist church in Roselle Park.   Officer Hannon who is also a member of the PBA’s executive ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Roselle Firefighters were called in to assist at a fire that broke out at the Linden municipal garage that sent Linden Fire department along with firefighters from nearby towns into action. According to the Breaking News Network, at approximately 4:10 p.m., fire officials were ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Rayna D. Latimer doesn’t think of herself as a hero. But in the eyes of some, she is. She’s a hero not only because she is a firefighter, But It’s also because she is paving a path for other young women from Roselle who may want to become a firefighter one day. Latimer was sworn in ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday.  Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Union County Prosecutors Office released their final police-administered Naloxone (Narcan) deployment map of 2018. According to a map that was released, there were 307 incidents where Narcan had to be used in Union County this past year. The map also ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Units from the Roselle and Linden Fire Depts. were called out to the Department of Public Works (DPW) building on the 1100 Block of Chandler Ave. at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday evening after a fire broke out in the back area of the building.  Correction: According to ...

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ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police responded to two different accidents one hour apart at the same intersection on Monday. Linden police were at the scene of an accident early Monday afternoon between a car and an SUV at the corner of St. Georges Ave. and Park Drive at the entrance of Warinanco Park, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A 36-year-old Elizabeth man is in custody and a second suspect is on the loose after leading officers on an approximately 10-mile police chase through Union County Sunday night, police said. The chase followed an attempted robbery of a 56-year-old Elizabeth woman at 10:38 p.m.

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Department is currently investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21. According to Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes, the victim a sixty-nine-year-old Linden resident was attempting to cross the street ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - It was a night of Commendations, Recognitions, and Appointments at the December Council meeting as the Roselle Council wrapped up their last meeting for 2018. Appointed to the Roselle Fire department were three new Firefighters Joseph E. Mucha, Kareem Taylor, and the Borough’s ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ, - Call it "Revenge of the Nerds." Rocket scientist Mark Rober has become an internet sensation by posting a YouTube video demonstrating how he built a "glitter and stink bomb" disguised as an Amazon package. The package cameras that loaded up videos onto the cloud, so ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Law enforcement officials across the state will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. The crackdown began December 7, and continues through January 1, 2019, ...

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Union County, NJ – Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November.  The officers raised $5,070 for the New Jersey Veterans Network and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No Shave ...

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