Police & Fire

September 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - West Third Street between The Mews and Gaslight Commons flooded after heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing South Orange police to secure the area. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum wrote on her Facebook page at about 2:30 p.m.,: “South Orange residents please be ...

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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 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University student has died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan Tuesday afternoon. South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, a small SUV traveling south on Scotland Road, just before the intersection with Montrose Avenue, stopped short and a woman passenger banged her head, according to first responders at the scene. The passenger ended up on the ground ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - James Clark, age 47, was arrested on Aug. 20 in his home in Trenton, and charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, and credit card fraud, according to a statement from Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul. Clark's arrest resulted from detectives investigating multiple ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Police announced that a patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint Monday at 9:30 p.m. while using a drive-up ATM. Two men in masks are seen from security cameras approaching the bank's customer from the driver's side of the vehicle, one carrying a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  A car overturned at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Oregon Street at 2 p.m. on Sunday, with Maplewood fire and police personnel reporting to the scene. The car was traveling on Laurel Avenue when it was hit on the driver’s side by the second car, according to fire ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Police Department is currently investigating a number of overnight burglaries that occurred near Maplewood Middle School, in the neighborhood known "Golf Island," according to a press release from Maplewood police. According to a press release, during one of the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A car overturned on Boyden Avenue just north of Midland Boulevard at around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday night, with Maplewood fire and police personnel reporting to the scene. The car was traveling on Boyden Avenue when it hit two parked cars, and then flipped over. There were four ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials announced on Monday that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Before an overflow crowd, two members of the police force who received promotions in Juy were administered the Oath of Office at Tuesday's Township Committee (TC) meeting. Captain Albert Frederick Sally was promoted to the newly created position of Deputy Chief of Police, and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Residents came to DeHart Park for National Night Out in Maplewood on Tuesday night until about 7 p.m., when rain and thunderstorms caused the rest of the event to be cancelled. South Orange's National Night Out event on Flood's Hill was canceled as well due to the inclement ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - It's National Night Out in many communities and there are events planned in both South Orange and Maplewood for Tuesday, August 7. National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships, and provides public safety tips and information, according to their ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Free "Movies in the Park" are planned for Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, August 23, a program hosted by the Maplewood Police Department in conjunction with the Maplewood Recreation Department, the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs, SOMA Film Festival and SOMA Municipal ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A multi-family home on Lindsley Avenue was the scene of a fire on Saturday night, July 7, with mutual aid required from neighboring towns, including South Orange. At about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Maplewood police and fire departments responded to a report of a structure fire and a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A bicyclist who was struck by a motor vehicle early Saturday morning died as a result of his injuries, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. The man was biking in the area of 1600 Springfield Ave. when he was struck by a motor vehicle traveling east ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood police received reports of two robberies during the early morning hours of July 5. A man reported being robbed of his wallet and iPhone in the area of Summit Avenue at about 1 a.m., and a teenager reported being robbed of his iPhone and cash at about the same time in ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A motor vehicle accident on Friday night in South Orange that resulted in an overturned SUV was the second overturned vehicle that day (there was an overturned vehicle in Maplewood near Columbia High School early Friday morning), and the third in two days, as there was an ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a two-vehicle accident early Friday morning at the intersection of Parker Avenue and North Terrace, resulting in an overturned vehicle and several injuries, and firefighters having to extricate one person who was trapped inside the vehicle. This was the second time a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A tractor trailer hit a utility pole on Van Ness Court early Friday morning, closing the street as well as part of the neighboring street, Van Ness Terrace. According to Carl Patterson, who lives near where the accident occurred, he was awakened at about 2:30 a.m. by the sound of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  At about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, a vehicle was reported to have overturned on Prospect Street near the intersection with North Crescent, colliding with a parked car, and with the driver trapped inside the vehicle. Howard Schwartz, a resident who was inside his home on Prospect ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The reward has increased from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old grandmother from Maplewood, according to a press release that was issued on Tuesday ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A 29 year old Belleville man is being held in Essex County jail following accusations of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Nutley. According to the Essex County Prosecutors Office, the accused worked as a youth basketball coach at Good Shepherd Academy in Nutley in the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad, who drew international attention following an altercation with a South Orange police officer in which she used profanity and called the police chief a “skinhead cop,” made clear during a recent ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - About 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, the South Orange Fire Department responded to a 911 report of motor vehicle accident, according to a press release from Daniel Sullivan, Chief, South Orange Fire Department. Arriving firefighters found a vehicle had left the roadway and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A 47-year-old woman was struck and injured by a car at about 4 p.m. on N. Ridgewood Road, in front of South Orange Middle School (SOMS), according to an update from South Orange Village President Sheena Collum to her Facebook page at about 5 p.m.. Collum also stated on ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District Board President Elizabeth Baker knew as early as May 8 about the altercation between school board member Stephanie-Lawson Muhammad and a South Orange police officer, in which she argued about a ticket and called the police chief a ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a ...

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