Police & Fire

September 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Adam Fern, who enjoyed a 35-year career teaching and coaching at Summit High School, has been named as the recipient of the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) 2018 Outstanding Service Award. Fern, who received the award at the recent PAL Golf Classic, served as the liaison to the PAL ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Fifty-eight cadets graduated from the two sessions of the 2018 Summit Police Summer Youth Academy, a program designed to provide youth with the opportunity to learn respect for law enforcement, assume personal responsibility and stress the importance of teamwork. This was the 14th year ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Police Chiefs Association (UCPCA), an organization that works to secure a closer official and personal relationship among police officials throughout Union County, will host a panel discussion on police professional liability and employment practices litigation ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Due to the reopening of the Morris Avenue bridge, the Summit Police Department is no longer placing a traffic officer at the intersection of Kent Place Boulevard and High Street during school drop-off and pick-up time periods. The SPD is urging motorists to take advantage of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Having graduated from the Mercer County Police Academy, Class 19-18 on August 24, Officer Collin Scarpello is the newest member of the Summit Police Department force. At the Academy, Officer Scarpello was awarded the Marksmanship Award for Firearms Excellence, receiving scores of 100% ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over', a New Jersey state program that encourages law enforcement agencies to raise public awareness about the dangers of alcohol-impaired driving, will be implemented locally by the Summit Police Department from August 16 - September 4. The initiative ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - Walking is an inherently healthy activity, encouraged by medical and fitness experts alike for myriad benefits to one's wellness. What's more, Summit is an ideal walking town, with residential dwellings closely adjacent to the major commuter transport hub and the downtown central ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A cargo van crashed on the Summit Municipal Golf Course grounds today, winding up dangling over a drainage stream, resulting in the driver being transported to Morristown Medical Center. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m., and the Summit Fire Department, Summit Police ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 21 Rotary Drive July 2 at approximately 11:12 p.m. Upon their arrival, the first responders found fire on the exterior left side of the structure extending up along the outside of the house into the first floor and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Fire Department units responded to a Park Avenue residence at 5:35 a.m. June 30 after a report of a garage fire. On arrival, fire was discovered between a car parked in the driveway and the closed garage door. A Signal 11 was then transmitted by the officer in charge for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summer is officially here, and the Summit Fire Department has provided a list of do's and dont's -- along with other important safety tips -- to help Hilltop City resident stay safe and enjoy the season. The 'need to know' information includes: Fireworks Only attend ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Sheriff's Office, in collaboration with Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health, will offer its Supervisors and Officers training on traumatic events in the workplace, peer-to-peer counseling, and mental health well-being. The trainings, led by Princeton ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Communications Officer Michael Mollo is the 2018 recipient of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center's 'Telecommunicator of the Year' honor, as the Shared Dispatch Center Management Board and its Emergency Communications Executive Director Scott W. Ruf recognized ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An approximately quarter-mile long brush fire, which began along the railroad tracks and climbed the adjacent hillside and threatened numerous Summit residences, was extinguished by the Summit Fire Department (SFD) Friday afternoon, preventing damage to the nearby homes. At 1:53 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Firefighters from Summit and Millburn will receive the Group Effort Valor Award from the New Jersey State Fireman Benevolent Association (FMBA) hailing their collective rescue efforts at a fire that occurred in the Hilltop City on December 31, 2017. The awards will be presented at the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering with Comfort Zone Camp (CZC) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the City of Summit Fire Department will provide volunteer training on Saturday, April 21 for an upcoming three-day, summer weekend camp program for youth ages seven to 17 who are grieving the loss ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Summit Police Youth Academy. The 14th year of the program will see two, one week sessions -- July 23-27 and July 30 - August 3 -- with classes behind held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The Youth Academy is designed to provide cadets ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department, working in extremely tight quarters, extinguished a late-night fire March 22 at an apartment building located at 20 Constantine Place in Summit. Responding at 10:27 p.m., crews found the blaze in a crawl space in the basement of the 37-family apartment ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.   Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS), which spent days preparing for Winter Storm 'Quinn', answered 26 emergency medical services (EMS) calls and three mutual aid calls beginning March 7 through the evening of March 8. There were six occasions when the SVFAS had two ambulance ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Due to the extended loss of power, some Hilltop City residents are turning to the use of portable generators to provide electricity, however the misuse of these devices can prove harmful and even fatal. The Summit Fire Department has recently received a number of emergency calls ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Newark woman apparently shot himself after a police pursuit ended in the vicinity of Overlook Medical Center in Summit. According to abc7ny,com, the woman -- 28-year-old Tiffany Wilson -- was discovered deceased in a vehicle in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - John Buscaino -- who has previously served as Training Officer and Vice President -- has taken the helm as President of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) after Hilltop City Mayor Nora Radest performed the swearing in of a new slate of SVFAS officers and Trustees at the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two new Summit Police Department (SPD) initiatives, the addition of body worn cameras (BWC) by patrol officers and the collection of demographic information during motor vehicle traffic stops, will begin in early 2018 as part of what the Department says is a continuing effort to better ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An overnight vehicle theft in the Hilltop City has led to Summit Police Department detectives having guns drawn on them at a tow-recovery yard in Irvington. The detectives were at the facility to process and recover the vehicle after it had been brought there from another address, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A pedestrian was struck while crossing Broad Street -- at the intersection of Broad and Chestnut Streets -- resulting in the victim being transported by Summit EMS to Morristown Medical Center. Eileen Cunningham, 65 years of age and a resident of the Summit senior housing complex, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In less than 30 minutes, the City of Summit Fire Department snuffed out a kitchen-related fire in Summit home located at 50 Prospect Hill Avenue. Firefighters responded to a report of fire at 12:40 a.m. January 8 and, upon their arrival, crews found flames in the kitchen of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As fire tore through the upper floors of 125 Summit Avenue on New Year's Eve morning, Summit Fire Department, Police Department, Volunteer First Aid Squad and surrounding communities' first responders sprung into action, battling not only the blaze but brutally cold early-morning ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A major residential structure fire at 125 Summit Avenue has caused significant damage to the apartment building, displaced approximately a dozen families, and sent two individuals to Overlook Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. There are no reported injuries to first ...

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