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Springfield Police Announce Temporary Short Hills Avenue Detour

March 24, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a short statement on their facebook page, the Springfield Police Department has announced that Short Hills Avenue will be closed between the Morris Avenue and Millburn Avenue intersections over parts of the next three days.

On March 25, 26 and 27, the road will be closed from around 8:00 a.m. each morning to 5:00 p.m. each afternoon. Only local ...

Union Police Provide Update on Route 22 Robbery

UNION, NJ - In an ongoing investigation of a robbery that occurred at the Route 22 Wal-Mart location on March 12, Union Police Detective Robert Kiselow's ongoing investigation has eliminated one of the suspects as having not committed a crime in Union.

Additionally, Kiselow has identified suspect two and signed criminal complaints against the woman in the ...

Union Police Investigating Assault and Robbery at Route 22 WalMart

UNION, NJ – Union detectives are investigating an incident inside the WalMart on Route 22 on March 12 in which a woman was assaulted and robbed.

According to police, the victim reported that as she was shopping, two females sprayed her with an unknown cleaning substance.  While the victim was disoriented, one of the women stole her purse from her shopping cart ...

Off-Duty Springfield Police Officer Nabs Wallet Robbery Suspect

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The quick thinking of an off-duty Springfield Police Officer was instrumental in capturing a suspect.

According to a post on the Springfield Police Department Facebook page, Officer Luis Brito was off-duty and heading into work earlier today, (March 19) when he spotted a man matching the description of a suspect who was connected to several wallet thefts from ...

Springfield Township Makes First Reading on Promotional Procedure For Fire Captain, Promotes Firefighter

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Tuesday's township committee meeting, an update to the promotional procedure for fire captains passed on first reading.

The update to the ordinance specifically amends several key sections related to the promotion of a firefighter to fire captain, including the notification of the intent to promote, eligibility requirements for the promotion and the process of ...

Springfield Fire Department Practices Bail-Out Scenarios in Annual Training

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Jan. 23, 2005 four New York City Firefighters died in two incidents that have collectively become known as "Black Sunday." In the deadliest of the two, six firefighters were forced to jump from an upper floor when flames became too hot to bear. Four of them had no harness and succumbed to injuries sustained in the fall.

According to Captain ...

Springfield Police Apprehend Burglary Suspects on Mountain Avenue

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - According to the Springfield Police Department, on March 7, at around 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress.

A resident in the area contacted the police after being alerted by his housekeeper that a group of unknown men had walked through his yard. The group was allegedly heading towards a vacant neighboring property. The ...

Springfield Police Find Fugitive From Justice After Tip From PA Police

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The following is the Springfield Police blotter for the month of February.

On Feb. 5, Springfield Police were notified by Pennsylvania State Police of a fugitive possibly employed in this jurisdiction. Officers responded to a business on Route 22 and took a 23-year-old Iselin woman into custody. The woman was charged with fugitive of justice and transported to Union ...

Springfield Schools, Police Respond to Alleged Threat of Violence in District

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In response to an alleged threat of violence reported in the Springfield School District, both the district and the Springfield Police Department have responded with statements assuring residents that the situation has been handled.

While details around the incident are vague, some information was provided in a letter sent out by school superintendent Michael Davino and ...

Three Springfield Firefighters Promoted by Resolution at Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Tuesday's township committee meeting, three resolutions were passed that saw Springfield firefighters progress in their ranks.

Firefighter James Ellmer finished his year as a probationary firefighter and was granted the rank of ninth class firefighter. He was joined by Joseph Cowper, who progressed from eight class firefighter to seventh class firefighter.

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