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Police & Fire

May 22, 2022

                      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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Police notified the community that a Strong Armed Robbery had occurred at the Quick Check located at 1535 Springfield Avenue at 12:03 AM today, April 11, 2022. Their notice did state there were no injuries. The notice which was sent out at 12:35am stated the ...

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 BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  A shooting was reported this afternoon in Bloomfield on First Avenue between N. 13th St. and N. 15th Street.  The Bloomfield Police Department confirms that there were three people shot, one of whom succumbed to his wounds. The incident preliminarily appears to be an ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department recently received a large donation of hand sanitizing wipes, which they will share with several other Montclair organizations, officials announced.  Montclair Police Lieutenant Robert Romito, Deputy OEM Coordinator, obtained a donation of 1,200 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Both South Orange and Maplewood passed resolutions to proceed with forming a joint Fire Department called the South Essex Fire Department (SEFD), The SEFD Executive Committee held its first Public Meeting on Friday afternoon, April 8, 2022, at Maplewood Town Hall to attend to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Sheriff Armoando Fontoura announced today that Officers from his Department’s Bureau of Narcotics from his office set out to arrest a West Orange man who was wanted for Criminal mischief and eluding police on March 31st. As a result of the arrest, they the Detectives recovered ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, who had killed three women in Essex County in 2016, including a college student from Montclair, has been charged with a fourth murder, according to prosecutors. Wheeler-Weaver, who has been incarcerated since his arrest in December 2016, has been accused of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Police PBA and SOA Local 12 supports Autism Awareness by selling LIMITED EDITION police autism patches to help benefit Nassan's Place, a local non profit organization. To learn more about Nassan's place here: https://www.nassansplace.org/ Did you know, the ...

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 SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Firefighters responded to notice of a fire at 463 Redmond Road shortly before 3:30 pm on Monday, March 28. Upon arriving at the home, the Firefighters were observed smoke showing from the three-story frame house. They immediately transmitted a signal 11 which ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The NJ Transit Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a woman who was last seen at New York Penn Station at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. Magadelina Diaz, whom the NJ Transit alert said is known to have severe learning deficiencies, mental health ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The driver of a car involved in a serious, 2-vehicle accident Monday had to be extricated by firefighters but did not appear to be seriously injured. The accident, which took place at Cedar Lane and Wyoming Avenue, left both vehicles inoperable with one turned onto its ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Three men were killed hours apart in three shootings Wednesday in East Orange, Orange and Irvington. The East Orange shooting happened early Wednesday, March 16, on Hilton Street at an address in the 50s. A more specific time was not immediately available. One man was ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers of the Nutley Police Department arrested a 58-year-old township resident following an investigation of allegations of inappropriate behaviors while working as a substitute teacher in the Nutley Public School district.  The incident that led to the investigation took place ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A Maplewood man was punched in the face by one of two men who stopped him while he was jogging Wednesday morning in what police are calling a strong-armed robbery, said Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul. He said the incident took place at about 1 a.m. near 331 Boyden ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Police Department has named a new chief of police, Ernesto Morillo, in a unanimous vote, the South Orange Board of Trustees announced at its bi-monthly meeting on Monday.  South Orange Village President Sheena Collum said at the meeting that Moriillo’s ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Shortly before 4pm today, March 14th, the Maplewood Police sent out a message stating that they had received a report of a robbery. The notice states they received a phone call from a third party advising that a robbery had occurred in the vicinity of 91 Newark Way. The call was ...

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