Police & Fire

December 31, 2019

On Dec. 19, a Mercer Place resident reported packages stolen from her front door at approximately 12:30 p.m.  There is no description of suspects.  Detective Bureau investigating. On Dec. 20, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers came across a disabled vehicle on West South Orange Avenue.  The ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Maplewood tax preparer today admitted her role in conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing false personal tax returns for a New Jersey business owner and two other individuals, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Zenobia Williams, 52, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Go Fund Me page has been started to raise money for the Maplewood family whose Hilton neighborhood home was badly damaged by a fire early Christmas morning. Sandorfi Gedin and her two children were not home at the time of the fire. Gedin's boss, Alexander Scott, started the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Fire departments from multiple towns were called to a house fire as Christmas Eve became Christmas morning in Maplewood. The house seems to be a loss, and no fire fighters were injured. No one was at the single family home in the Hilton neighborhood when “somebody driving by on ...

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December 13, 2019; Package Theft; Sometime during the day, a package was taken from an apartment building on Boyden Ave. December 14, 2019; Theft from vehicle; during the overnight hours, paperwork, gloves, and change were removed from a vehicle parked on Prospect St. December 16, 2019; ...

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November 28, 2019; Theft from auto; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle parked on Evelyn Court had a license and credit card removed. November 29, 2019; Shoplifting; At 1:45 p.m., a male fled Walgreens after concealing multiple items under his clothing.  Officers were able to locate ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Police Chief Jimmy DuVaul has announced that a person has been arrested for the December 4 shooting in Maplewood, and there is no lasting danger to residents. The following is the information supplied by Chief DuVaul: "As a follow up to the aggravated assault (shooting) that ...

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IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers have announced that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Irvington on Friday evening, December 6. At approximately 6:30 pm, Irvington police officers ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chief Jimmy DeVaul said the victim of a Wednesday, Dec. 4 shooting in Maplewood is fine. He emailed TAPinto SOMA that the man "was treated and released from the hospital" the same night. "We have already obtained his statement.  We are following up on leads and tracking down video," ...

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November 19, 2019; Shoplifting; At approximately noon, officers responded to Walgreens on a reported shoplifter.  Officers observed a male fitting the description of the actor walking from the area and detained him. The male identified as 46 year old Frank Wiley of Irvington was found to be in ...

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South Orange, NJ — On November 28, 2019 officers responded to Irvington Avenue on a report of a shoplifter at Morgan's Liquors.  Suspect was located and was placed under arrest for shoplifting a bottle of beer and a bottle of vodka. Mr. Nauhun Delgado, a 31-year-old Bloomfield resident, was ...

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Maplewood, NJ — Resolutions passed by the Maplewood Township Committee are not usually met with applause. But when Resolution Number 254-19 unanimously passed, appointing Lieutenant Niheema Nigia Malloy to Captain of the Maplewood Police Department, cheers rang through the large crowd assembled in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chief Jimmy DuVaul issued the following press release based upon the report he received from  Lt. Peter Kuenzel concerning the shooting incident that occurred in the early evening of December 4 in Maplewood:   "On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 6:11 p.m. Maplewood officers ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Shortly before 10:30 am, the South Orange Fire Department received a call of a fire at 232 Waverly Place and responded to an occupied dwelling with a fire in a third floor bedroom. Mutual aid was requested and Maplewood responded with and engine and full complement of ...

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 MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Shortly before 7 a.m. on Monday, November 25, the Maplewood Fire Department responded to an alarm from the Avalon apartment building at 200 Boyden Avenue and requested mutual aid. Both the Millburn and Irvington Fire Departments dispatched units to the scene. Upon arrival, it was ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Union man has been arrested for the Nov. 9 face to face robbery in the Hilton neighborhood of Maplewood. John Richemond, 19, was arrested on Nov. 12 and has been charged with second-degree robbery and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. The robbery, which happened on ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — During the early morning hours of November 14, 2019 a Turrell Avenue resident reported someone entered her vehicle and stole change and two phone chargers. Detective Bureau investigating the incident.  On November 15, 2019 at approximately 1:45 p.m. a South Kingman Road ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department works hard to protect the residents and their property. The vast majority of property crimes committed in the township are preventable by properly securing vehicles, homes and other property.   Vehicles should be locked without any valuables left ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Police Blotter November 1, 2019; Bicycle Theft; During an undetermined time frame, two bicycles were stolen from an unsecured garage on Burnett Terr. November 2, 2019; Shoplifting; At approximately 10:30 p.m. a male took several items and fled the 7-11 on Irvington Ave without ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The woman struck and killed yesterday by a NJ Transit train has been identified. Barbara Vorhees of New Providence died when she was hit near Mountain Station. She was 60 years old.  A New Jersey Transit spokesperson advised that at approximately 12:30 p.m., Morris and Essex ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Further information has become available from New Jersey Transit regarding the train that hit a pedestrian earlier this afternoon. A New Jersey Transit spokesperson advised that at approximately 12:30 p.m., a Morris and Essex NJ Transit Train #6625 which had departed Penn ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – According to a BNN report received at 12:35 pm on November 13, a train struck a person as it was traveling between Mountain Station and the South Orange Train Station. NJ Transit has upwards of a dozen Police and Investigators on scene and they are not prepared to share any ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is investigating a November 9 armed robbery which happened on Princeton Street near Lexington Avenue. The victim, a 55-year-old Mahwah resident, stated that he met with an unknown male he had been in contact with from Craigslist to purchase an iPhone ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Michael Weber was officially sworn in as Chief of Maplewood Fire Department yesterday, November 6, at the Maplewood Township Committee meeting, along with the officiation of the promotions of four other firefighters. In speaking to the large crowd gathered — filled with friends, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After 28 years with the Maplewood Fire Department, including 10 years as deputy chief, Michael Weber is set to take on his greatest professional challenge: He will be sworn in on November 6 as Fire Department Chief.  Sitting down with him in the station’s dining/meeting room, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nearly 24 hours after a late night storm with high winds took down a large tree, which in turn took down PSE&G power lines, a section of Wyoming Avenue remains closed. Workers are removing the tree and remediating oil spilled from the transformer. As of 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When Michael Dingelstedt first started with the Maplewood Fire Department, technology was a little different: in the office a switchboard with wires and plugs still connected calls, and in a fire the firefighters knew they were in too much heat if their ears tingled and blistered.

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  Maplewood, NJ – At approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 28, a car accidently drove into the front of the home at 30 New England Road. The car, driven by the son of the neighbor residing at 32 New England Road, came off the driveway and hit the right front side of the house, pushing a hole ...

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