Police & Fire

April 30, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ - A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said. In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), as it does annually, presented several awards to its team members during 'National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week', which occurs during the second week of April each year and honors and celebrates the work of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show. Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday. Shervon James, 33, of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Summit, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Working to reduce reckless driving in Summit, the Summit Police Department has launched 'Two Streets a Week', a new campaign that will coordinate enforcement efforts on two streets each week with the goal of reducing speeding and other dangerous traffic violations through an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department will participate in a statewide safe-driving enforcement and awareness program entitled ''UDrive. UText. UPay'. Held during the month of April, the initiative targets motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), a regional public safety answering point serving the communities of Summit, New Providence, and Millburn has rolled-out Uber’s In-App Emergency feature with the RapidSOS Portal Jurisdiction View feature, which ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) has operated under the mantra of 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' for more than five decades. Serving Summit since 1962, the all-volunteer First Aid Squad responds to emergency calls 24/7, is entirely funded through private donations and does ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) made quick work of an early-morning fire at a residence located at 51 Huntley Road. At 6:29 a.m. today, the SFD responded to the report of a structure fire at the structure and, upon arrival, firefighters discovered a blaze in the basement of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Residents may request overnight on-street parking permission through a new City of Summit Police Department online platform beginning at 9 a.m. on March 1. Those without internet access may call the Summit Police Department non-emergency number at 908-273-0051 to request ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department will be accepting applications and resumes for the position of Police Officer, full-time, from February 22 through March 22, 2021. The job description will be available on the employment opportunities page on the cityofsummit.org beginning February ...

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MARLTON, NJ - City of Summit Police Department Chief Andrew J. Bartolotti has been awarded certification status for Accredited Command Executive-Chief of Police by The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). Certification Status lasts for three years. At the end of that period, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The U.S. Department of Justice has certified that the Summit Police Department s in compliance with the 'Safe Policing for Safe Communities' Order, or Presidential Executive Order No. 13929. The Order, issued on June 16, 2020 seeks to ensure that law enforcement agencies provide ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The ribbon has been cut, signifying the opening of the new Union County Fire / EMS Training Academy. The facility, located at the former site of the Union County Juvenile Detention Center, provides classroom space for both professional and volunteer firefighters in training, as well as ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year-long investigation into a large-scale narcotics trafficking network operating in Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union Counties, as well as New York City, led to 20 arrests on Tuesday, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. More arrests are expected, she ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), the regional public safety answering point serving the communities of Summit, New Providence and Millburn, is the first public safety answering point in the country to opreationalize 'EmergencyLocate', an online ...

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WOODBRIDGE TWNSHP., NJ - The New Jersey State Police have arrested six suspects and dismantled an alleged multi-county theft ring linked to more than 30 stolen vehicles and two motor vehicle pursuits after a 13-month operation dubbed “Bust a Move.” According to a press release from the State ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Officer Henry Ludeña has been promoted to the City of Summit Police Department's Detective Bureau. A nine-year veteran of the Department, Detective Ludeña actively served in the Patrol Bureau, participating in many community and school events. Detective Ludeña is a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), the regional public safety answering point serving the communities of Summit, New Providence and Millburn, will implement an application that allows 9-1-1 callers to send pictures and video or “Incident Related Imagery” ...

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TRENTON, NJ - An investigation is currently ongoing after a bomber, identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, reportedly set off an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning. New Jersey officials said the bombing - which injured at least eight people, killed Warner and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Bob Flanagan was elected to a third term as President and Kari Phair was reappointed as Chief as the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad's 2021 newly-elected trustees and officers were sworn in. In performing the honors, Summit Mayor Nora Radest praised the Squad describing its members as ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department has issued a video public service announcement outlining a series of helpful holiday safety and security tips.  

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three City of Summit Police Department officers -- led by Officer Gerald McDermott, who was first to arrive on-scene -- recently responded to a call for service at the Salerno Duane Service and Parts center and found a 53-year-old man with no detectable vital signs or heart ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC) -- the regional public safety answering point serving the communities of Summit, New Providence and Millburn -- is set to implement what3words location identification technology. The MVECC is the first public safety ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo stood on the steps of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Thursday and spoke of a big man, with a big smile and big heart, a public servant who never stopped doing for others. "He enjoyed helping people and making people smile," Russo ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Deputy Director Keely Heyman and Shift Supervisor / Communications Officer III William Griffin, two members of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC) leadership team, have each attained Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification. The MVECC is the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced that three family members have been charged in connection with a six-figure theft from elderly Summit woman. A home health aide, along with two of her daughters, are alleged to have stolen more than $280,000 combined from ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Christopher P. Marbaix, co-founder of a Summit-based robotics laboratory 'Robot Revolution', has been charged with sexual crimes against three students who attended classes there, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After a 17-year-old female was beaten unconscious during a home invasion, Montclair Police have announced an arrest. On October 19, at 3:26 p.m., the teen victim reported to Montclair Police that an unknown male entered her apartment through an unlocked window, demanding ...

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