Police & Fire

January 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight. The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Tuesday's township committee meeting, Officer Boris Yusupov was sworn in as a new probationary patrol member of the Springfield Police Department. Before joining the force, Yusupov was born and raised in Elizabeth, graduating from Seton Hall with a degree in diplomacy and ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ – Millburn Police determined the 76-year-old woman, whose body was discovered last night near the Short Hills train station, was the victim of a hit and run. As reported earlier today, the body of a woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road last ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Per the Springfield Police Department, below is the blotter for the second half of the month of December. On Dec. 16, a 23-year-old Wharton man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana (THC oil) as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Morris Avenue. Also on Dec.

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a Facebook post, the Springfield Fire Department announced that applications were now open for a position as a probationary career firefighter in the department. Starting today and running through Feb. 4, applicants can obtain an application form at Springfield Fire ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced earlier today that Union County would become the first county in New Jersey exclusively patrolled by local law enforcement to have full body camera coverage on all departments. Monahan was joined by county officials and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A two-alarm fire that started in the kitchen of a Forest Avenue home Wednesday morning was contained to the first floor, a fire official said. Arriving firefighters saw smoke and flames coming from the rear of the home at 702 Forest Ave., stretched two hoses through the front ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Township of Springfield began sending out reminder notices to residents and businesses that have residential and commercial burglar alarm services. Alarms must be registered with the Springfield Police Department annually by Jan. 15, 2019. Registering an alarm ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Per the Springfield Police Department, below is the blotter for the first half of the month of December. -On Dec. 2, a 51-year-old man from Albany, New York was arrested and charged with driving under the influence as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Morris Avenue. -Also ...

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SPRINGIFELD, NJ — Law enforcement officials from the Springfield Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. The crackdown began Dec. 7, and continues through Jan. 1, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Per the Springfield Police Department, below is the blotter for the second half of the month of November. -On Nov. 17, a 29-year-old East Orange woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after the vehicle she was operating was observed driving erratically ...

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Dear Walton Parents/Guardians, This afternoon, all staff and students evacuated Walton school at 2:45 p.m. due to the smell of smoke from a transformer in my office. The Springfield Fire Department were called, and they responded immediately and attended to the issue.  All students and staff ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Police Department is looking a bit different this November. Many of the officers will be putting down razors to raise funding and awareness for cancer research, treatment and prevention through the "No-Shave November" campaign. By growing beards, we hope to grow ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ ­– Livingston police officers became involved in a car chase on Saturday afternoon during which the suspect vehicle struck an LPD vehicle prior to disappearing into Millburn. Police later learned that the driver of the vehicle had been wanted for kidnapping. According to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - On Monday Oct. 15, The Springfield PBA Local #76 hosted their golf outing at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough NJ.  Despite some threatening weather forecasts, golfers showed up ready for a full day on the course.  The rain held off and participants enjoyed a fine day of ...

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10/15: ARREST FOR D.W.I.: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Morris Township. An investigation led to Christopher Alvaro, age 24, of Springfield, to be charged with Driving While Intoxicated and several other moving violations. He was released with a court date ...

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UNION, NJ – Police have said a 50-year old man from Irvington was behind the wheel of the car that overturned Monday morning on Route 22 east. The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. Monday morning when the driver ran off the road and struck a utility pole on Route 22 at the intersection of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The managers of four Westfield massage parlors were arrested this week and charged with offering clients sexual acts for cash, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and acting Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro jointly announced Friday.  Qingxia Zhu, 28, of ...

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MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark, who was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, September 16 at 2:54pm in ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23, 2018. According to The Millburn Police Department Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Police Chief John Cook, also President of The Union County Police Chiefs Association (UCPCA), announced that they will host a panel discussion on police professional liability and employment practices litigation threats.  Police officers and other law enforcement ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A tax preparer formerly based out of Union Township has been charged with stealing more than $17,000 from three different clients over the course of less than a year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Union Police Director Daniel Zieser jointly announced ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – According to reports, three men entered the offices of Associates in Primary Care P.A., a medical practice dedicated to primary care and internal medicine, and robbed as staff member at gunpoint. The robbery occurred on Thursday, August 23, at the E. Willow St. offices of the medical ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Police announced that a patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint last night 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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Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm, committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A narcotics investigation led to a vehicle search that resulted in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is charged with first-degree possession of ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ  – Heavy rains downed several power lines and street lights near the corner of Morris Turnpike and South Terrace in Short Hills. The incident occurred this morning when heavy rains damaged the poles. At approximately 5:55 am a band of heavy rain combined with 12 mph winds with gusts ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Sunday August 5, Springfield will celebrate First Responder Day at the Springfield Community Pool.  Springfield’s first responders come from the Springfield Police Department, the Springfield Fire Department and the Springfield First Aid Squad.  The event is an opportunity ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closed Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. According to a 12:28 p.m. report from the Breaking News Network, there were multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat ...

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