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Police & Fire

May 19, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9. The full SPD ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded herself in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Detectives with the Springfield Police Department are investigating an incident in which someone identifying himself as "Officer Bob" called and went to a business to solicit money on behalf of the police department.   "Our officers do not call up asking for money and we do ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Here are cases that the Springfield Police Department handled between April 16 and April 30: April 24 – A 51-year-old Newark man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 22. April 29 – Officers on routine patrol ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Police have charged two men following a shooting early Wednesday morning at Tanky's Bar & Grill on Long Avenue. One of the men — who was shot — is recovering in the hospital.  They're actively looking for the other man, as they're in the process of identifying a third ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit Thursday according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- On April 7, a Springfield police officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling north in the south bound lane of Springfield Avenue and effected a motor vehicle stop.   An investigation on scene determined the vehicle was stolen out of Newark. The driver, a 48-year-old ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- A mailer soliciting donations has been circulating in the township that Chief of Police John Cook warns residents is fraudulent. According to a Facebook post from Cook: "It has come to my attention that a company has been soliciting donations through a mailer asking you to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- A 51-year-old Springfield man was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and terroristic threats on March 31. Officers were detailed to the area of Lyons Place on a report of a subject displaying a firearm during a road rage incident on ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Law enforcement officials from the Springfield Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of the annual “UDrive. UText. UPay.” Distracted Driving Crackdown. Beginning Friday, April 1 and continuing throughout the month, law enforcement officials in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Nick D’Achille, 86, of Springfield, passed away at Overlook Hospital in Summit on Saturday, March 19. D’Achille was the Springfield Auxiliary Police Chief from 2005 until 2013. He joined the auxiliary police in 1992 and during his auxiliary police career logged more than ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Mark Russo was sworn in as fire captain at the Springfield Township Committee meeting Tuesday, March 22. Russo was promoted from firefighter. "Captain Russo was with us for 10 years now," Springfield Fire Chief Carlo Palumbo said. "Mark will be working with us in straight ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- On Monday, March 7, officers were detailed to a Morris Turnpike business on a report of an individual being threatened with a knife. As a result of a follow-up investigation by Detective Bureau personnel, the suspect was identified and an arrest warrant was issued. The suspect ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- William Sedlak, who was a police officer in Springfield for 30 years until his retirement in 1995, died at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune on Feb. 28 at the age of 78. Prior to his tenure with the Springfield P.D., Sedlak served with the U.S. Navy at ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Springfield police were called on Feb. 24 to a Route 22 business on a report of an individual suspected of attempting to sell stolen property. The suspect, a 29-year-old Perth Amboy man, was found to be in possession of stolen property from another Springfield business, as ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Resident who can should strongly consider sitting out the Friday morning commute, state officials said Thursday. The National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet will accumulate between 10 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday in Union County and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Fire Department responded at 7:56 p.m. on Sunday to reports of smoke coming from the area of the bathrooms in the Stage House Tavern. The restaurant located at 1099 Route 22 had approximately 40 patrons that were safely evacuated.  A press release later ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A second alarm has gone out for a fire at the Stage House Tavern, 1099 Route 22 according to a report from Breaking News Network (BNN) The first BNN alert arrived at 8:29 p.m. for a “working fire” in the basement at the Stage House Tavern with the additional message “mutual ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- A Bloomfield man was killed early Friday in an accident on Route 24 in Springfield. According to New Jersey State Police, Alexander Marrero, 30, died after his Mazda 3 veered off the road and into a guard rail as he was trying to access the entrance ramp to I-78 from Route ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A three-alarm fire broke out earlier Friday at Arnold's Pest Control on Quine Street in Cranford and was extinguished by the Cranford Fire Department and other units. The CFD received that call at 10:04 a.m. and was on the scene at 10:06, according to Lieutenant Matt Lubin. When ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Police Department has reported the following cases from the last two weeks of December: December 17 – A 29-year-old Newark man was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Carteret as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 22. December 18 – A 21-year-old ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- An NJ Transit bus struck utility poles in Mountainside early Tuesday morning, forcing the closure of Route 22 near the AMC Movie Theater. Traffic was being re-routed on Tuesday morning. The township has said that motorists should expect the highway to be closed until 3 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- A downed power line on the corner of Meisel and Linden avenues Wednesday morning caused parts of the township to lose electricity. The incident occurred at around 8 a.m., according to a source on the scene. The line runs parallel to Meisel Avenue crossing over Linden ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Springfield Police Detective Bureau personnel responded to Stern Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle burglary on Monday, Dec. 6. Police say that a suspect description was relayed to patrol officers responding to the area. An individual matching the description of the suspect ...

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UNION, NJ -- A fiery, multi-vehicle accident shut down both the express and local lanes of Route 78 West in Union Friday morning. The crash occurred at about 5:15 a.m. near the Garden State Parkway entrance / Vauxhall Exit, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  He said the accident ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Three suspects from Essex County, including two juveniles, were arrested by Springfield police following a motor vehicle theft from a business on Morris Avenue in Springfield on Nov. 21. Officers were called to a Morris Avenue business on a report of a motor vehicle theft that ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Here are the cases that the Springfield Police Department handled in the first two weeks of November. November 2 – Detective Bureau personnel conducted a follow-up investigation of a theft from a Morris Avenue business reported on October 14. A 26-year-old Maplewood man was ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The promotions of two members of the Springfield Police Department took place at Tuesday night's meeting of the Township Committee. James Mirable was promoted from detective sergeant to detective lieutenant. Ryan Westover was promoted from sergeant to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Roadwork will force closure of Mountainview Road during the day for the rest of this week. Top Line Construction will begin performing the initial paving work on Mountview Road on Wednesday Nov. 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The milling and paving on Mountainview will extend ...

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