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Police & Fire

July 4, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair resident reported nearly $20,000 in jewelry was stolen from her during a recent burglary, days later, another burglary reported $9500 in cash was stolen. According to Montclair Police officials, three recent burglaries, which occurred days apart, included $20,000 in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The newly created South Essex Fire Department (SEFD), the joint operation of the former Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, saw its first day of operations on Friday and one of its chiefs said all went well.   The merger was given final ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the recent uptick in vehicle thefts throughout the state, including a total of 19 vehicles stolen from Livingston to date in 2022, Livingston Chief of Police Gary Marshuetz attended Monday’s township council meeting to publicly addressed crucial data related to these ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Animal Shelter officials are seeking the public's help in locating the individual who ejected a kitten from a car window on Friday, they announced. According to published reports, Montclair animal control officers say that an unidentified person who threw ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Several Montclair Police officers, including the police chief, participated in the 39th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of New Jersey. According to Montclair Police officials, Montclair Police officers gathered on the morning of June 10, to help carry the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – After a two-year hiatus, due too the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Annual MAPLEWOOD Police Department Safe Bike Skills Course with NJ EZ Ride returned on Saturday, June 11, 2022. There are two classes each year, one starting in late morning, and the second in early afternoon. Each class ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Lt. Christopher Black issued the following Information from the Police Department Police Blotter regarding various crimes committed in Maplewood between May 19, 2022, and June 4, 2022. There was also the recovery os a stolen vehicle which had come out of Weehawkin and was found at ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 24-year-old Belleville man was arrested Friday, June 3 after an investigation by the Clifton Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Sexual Investigations Unit.  The case began on May 31 with the report of a home invasion and sexual assault of a minor in ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - CLICK IT OR TICKET - SOUTH ORANGE WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW From May 24th to June 5th, South Orange Police Department is Participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.   Seat Belts reduce injury and death when properly worn.   SOPD will use roving details (given ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The information below was provided by the Maplewood Police. It is a listing in reverse chronological order of various incidents that occurred between May 1st and May 18th. May 18, 2022, Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 8 pm, a vehicle left running and unsecured at the Wawa ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - In December 2021, at a Community Police Collaborative(CPC) meeting, a researcher associated with a Police Perception Study being conducted in partnership with several New Jersey universities made allegations that South Orange Police Officers were involved in racial profiling.  ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – A man accused of firing a gun into the air during a May 12 altercation on Valley Street involving Seton Hall students was charged this week with a number of crimes, police said. They said the man, Veckins Paul, 27, of Sicklerville, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Police Department is looking for dependable adults to fill part-time and per diem School Crossing Guard positions. Your duty would be to ensure the safety of children and other pedestrians as they cross the street before and after school. While wearing your ...

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                      MAPLEWOOD, NJ - About 10:45 Sunday morning, May 22, 2022, the Maplewood Fire Department responded to an alarm that there was an active fire in a residence at 75 Park Avenue. They responded and upon arrival found the house full of thick black smoke. The Command on site ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a woman who is missing. The woman, identified only as "Caren" by police, was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange on Friday, May 20 at around 11 a.m. She was wearing a white ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A police chase has resulted in a fatal car crash in Glen Ridge on Tuesday, law enforcement officials confirmed. To quell the amount of car thefts in New Jersey, the Attorney General has stated that police officers can resume police pursuits, after years of halting to the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Quick Check on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood was robbed in the wee hours on Friday Morning. Two men, who were dressed with hooded sweatshirts and masks entered the store about 3:30 /am. One of the men showed a handgun to the clerk and demanded that the clerk the cash ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident just after midnight on Thursday morning in the area of South Orange Avenue and Goodhart Drive in Livingston, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ESPO). Early reports indicate that ...

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MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions. The ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Police Department has released the following Police Blotter covering the period from March 22, 2022, through April 6, 2022. The majority of the events listed involved unsecured automobiles. April 6, 2022; Theft of Auto Parts; During the overnight hours the Catalytic ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Maplewood Police are investigating whether a false report was filed after officers responded to what they had been told was a domestic violence situation with reports of shots fired.  Monday afternoon, April 25, 2022, the Dispatch line at Maplewood Police Headquarters received a ...

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ORANGE, NJ — The future of a historic, mixed-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange remains uncertain after a multiple-alarm fire destroyed the majority of the structure earlier this week. According to authorities, the cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Maplewood is experiencing an increase in crime, according to its police chief. “Crime is definitely on the rise,” expressed Police Chief  Jimmy DeVaul as he began his monthly Uniform Crime Report (UCR) briefing during Wednesday’s Maplewood Safety Committee meeting. “We had a ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - According to a report from Lt. Adrian Acevedo, the South Orange Police received a report of shots fired near Eder Terrace and responded to the scene of the incident at 4:02pm. Witnesses told the responding police that three young Black males were having a discussion with ...

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UNION, NJ – Dogs, ferrets, fish and a 300-pound pig were all found safe when firefighters responded to a house fire on Standish Avenue early Monday morning. Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said a garage fire was reported on Standish Avenue at just after 5:00 a.m. Monday.  Upon arrival, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood Police have updated the information concerning the robbery that was reported just after midnight on April 11, 2022, by a 9-1-1 call from the Quick Check located at 1545 Springfield Avenue. The police responded to the scene of the incident and the employee who had ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters spent part a Sunday battling a house fire near the Maplewood border and a responding to a car vs. telephone pole incident on Route 22. At just after 1:00 Sunday afternoon, firefighters responded to residence on Raymond Terrace on the Union/Maplewood border, said ...

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