Wanted Felon Taken into Custody by Maplewood Police on Tuesday

May 24, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Tuesday, May 23, the Maplewood Police Department received information that a wanted felon was possibly at an address on Burnett Ave., according to a release issued by Maplewood police on May 24.

The individual, who was identified as Joseph Priester, age 36, was reported to have felony warrants originating out of Georgia, including one for homicide. Officers contacted Georgia ...

'Large Fight' in Maplewood's DeHart Park on Sunday, Say Police

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a large fight in DeHart Park (120 Burnett Ave.) on Sunday night, May 21, according to a statement issued on Monday by Captain Dawn Williams of the Maplewood Police Department.

One robbery was reported, and a teenager was taken into custody for receiving stolen property in relation to the robbery.

Police officers responded to a report of a large fight at about 5:52 ...

Union Man Charged with Fatally Stabbing Father

UNION, NJ – Jeff Adams, 20, of Union has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing his father, according to Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.

Adams is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 59-year-old Michael Adams.

As reported by TAPinto Union on Monday, Union and Irvington firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a home on ...

Clarus Construction Update from Maplewood Township on May 8

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This week, the southern entrance to the Ricalton Square lot, which is accessed from Maplewood Avenue, will be closed, stated an update from the Township of Maplewood on Monday, May 8.

The Maplewood Police Department has re-routed traffic so that northern access to the Ricalton Squre lot will be two-way, serving as both the entrance to and the exit from the lot, stated the ...

'Precautionary Evacuation' at South Orange Middle School on Thursday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There was a precautionary evacuation Thursday morning at South Orange Middle School (SOMS), according to an email from the school to the SOMS community at about 11:45 a.m.

The email stated that SOMS was evacuated "as a precaution at approximately 10:35 a.m., at the direction of PSE&G after a Bunsen burner malfunctioned."

Students and staff ...

South Orange Police Release Statement on Incidents Downtown on April 29 - Two Arrests Reported

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On Monday, May 1, the South Orange Police Department released a statement about "Incidents in the Downtown on April 29."

The statement from South Orange police is as follows:

On April 29, 2017, between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight, the South Orange Police Department became aware of an unusually large crowd of youths and young adults that began ...

Crowds, Fights Lead to Heavy Police Presence in South Orange on Saturday Night - No Major Injuries Reported

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Large groups of teenagers and young people in downtown South Orange on Saturday night led to heavy police presence, which included not only South Orange police, but also mutual aid from Maplewood, Newark, Orange, and the Essex County Sheriff, who were able to mostly disperse the crowds by around 10:15 p.m.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum posted to her ...

South Orange Trustees Welcome New Officer; Apologizes to Historical Preservation Commission

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Board of Trustees met on April 24 to swear in new officers, hear concerns about parking on Ward Place, and to apologize for the process by which Memorial Park was renamed Founders Park.


First on the agenda was the promotion of officer Doug Van Brunt to Sergeant for the South Orange Police Department (SOPD).

Jose Albino ...

Carjacking in Maplewood on Sunday, Police Report

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a carjacking on Springfield Ave. at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, according to a release from Maplewood police.

A man parked his vehicle at Express Laundry World (1443 Springfield Ave.), and left the vehicle running, stated the release.

When he came back to the vehicle, he saw a man inside of the car, and was unable to open the car door depite trying ...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at South Orange and Maplewood Police Stations on April 29

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29, when residents can dispose of medications at both the South Orange and Maplewood Police Departments. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and ...

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Maplewood Fire Department Dedicates New Ambulances at Maplewood Fire Headquarters

May 20, 2017

The Maplewood Fire Department recently placed two new ambulances in service, which were blessed and dedicated on May 20 at a ceremony held in front Maplewood Fire Headquarters on Dunnell Rd. The blessing was given by the fire department Chaplain Father Jim Worth from St. Joseph’s Church in Maplewood. The dedication was attended by Mayor Victor DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, Committeeman ...