Police & Fire

November 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A structure fire in the Lourdes neighborhood near downtown West Orange caused a stretch of Harrison Avenue to be shut down on Saturday evening. The West Orange Fire Department battled the blaze near the corner of Harrison Avenue near Elm Street. Officials said a vehicle fire ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes. Here are the latest updates: From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.: All Jitney routes are ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia High School (CHS) Administrative Team sent an email to CHS families at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, informing them that a student had shown school administration an "inappropriate picture of a weapon on another student's Instagram account." School administrators worked ...

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MAPLWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood PBA (Local #44) with the help of the Maplewood Police Department's Community Service Bureau, hosted a 5k "Pets For Vets" 5K run, which was a fundraiser for Troopers Assisting Troopers, a NJ State Police organization that raises money to purchase service dogs for ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Three incidents of Criminal Mischief were reported on Halloween night, according to the South Orange Police Blotter. SMASHED HALLOWEEN ORNAMENT ON BERKELEY AVENUE A Berkeley Avenue resident reported that at about 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, an unknown group of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There was a fire Saturday morning in an attached two-car garage at a home on Crest Circle, according to a release from the South Orange Fire Department. When firefighters arrived at the home at about 8 a.m., they found a heavy smoke condition from the garage, and entry to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a scheduled, but unannounced, Code Red Drill at South Orange Middle School (SOMS) on Friday morning, according to an email sent from the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) to SOMS families at about 11 am. on Friday, Nov. 2. The email stated ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A New Jersey American Water (NJAW) dump truck crashed into a South Orange Fire Department vehicle at about 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday. According to fire department officials at the scene, NJAW was installing a new fire hydrant Wednesday morning on Glenside Road when one of their ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office has responded to Saturday morning's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue by implementing stronger security measures and urging more vigilance at local temples and other places of worship. "Sheriff Armando ordered that the officers of his ...

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Article updated at 10 p.m. on Oct. 23 with information that the stolen vehicle has been recovered. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Warwick Avenue resident reported that at about 11 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 18, he was bringing groceries into his house when "two men struck him in the face and knocked him ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a hydrochloric acid spill at a building on Springfield Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, with Maplewood Fire and Nutley Haz-Mat responding to the scene. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, they received a call advising that ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim ...

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Update on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m.: Man Arrested in Connection with Maplewood Home Invasion and Sexual Assault MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on ...

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Update at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17: Katherine Carter of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office stated that the incident "was not a homicide" and that more information will be provided on Wednesday. Carter said no other details of the criminal investigation were available at this time, including the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A Maplewood man has been arrested and charged with robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card, stated Cranford police. Maplewood police assisted with the arrest. On Saturday, October 6, at 12:44 a.m., the Cranford Police Department responded to a reported robbery occurring on ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Two motor vehicles collided at the intersection of North Wyoming Avenue and South Orange Avenue at about 7 p.m. on Thursday, according to an update from the Breaking News Network (BNN). None of the occupants of the vehicles were entrapped, however one of the people involved in ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  A Seton Hall University student reported that at about 11:25 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, two people robbed her of her purse while she was walking with a friend on South Orange Avenue, near police headquarters, according to the South Orange Police Blotter. The victim said that ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 51-year-old man who was struck and killed on South Orange Avenue on Friday evening has been identified as John Peebles of Newark, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II. At approximately 11:16 p.m., ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A pedestrian was killed late Friday night in Livingston in the area of South Orange Avenue and Peach Hill Road, according to police. Livingston police added that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the investigation of this incident and will provide more information ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state, including from Maplewood and South Orange, are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 ...

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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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