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Town Mourns After Westfield Detective Eric Lieberman of Roselle Park Dies Suddenly

May 23, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle called for a moment of silence at Tuesday night’s town council meeting to remember Westfield Police Detective Eric Lieberman, who she said died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home in Roselle Park.

Lieberman was a 25-year veteran of the police department, Brindle said, and father of two. His father, John, is also a veteran of the Westfield PD, ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

South Orange Village President Issues Statement About Traffic Stop of School Board Member

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a traffic stop by police.

Lawson-Muhammad is heard on the video asking if the officer is from ...

News from South Orange: Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

Roselle Park Police and Firemen Pull Man Who Was Resisting From Burning Car

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Emergency responders tussled with a man who refused to leave a parked car engulfed in flames in the early hours of May 5. 

According to police, the initial call about the vehicle parked on the 100 Block of West Lincoln Avenue reported a strange noise coming from a vehicle causing a smoke condition, the caller also said that reported the car was possibly ...

Police Traffic Stop in Roselle Park, Ends with Crash in Westfield

ROSELLE PARK/WESTFIELD, NJ - When Roselle Park police attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation, police say the driver pulled away from the officer at a high rate of speed that initiated a chase that ended with it crashing in Westfield. 

According to Roselle Park police, on Saturday, May 5 at approximately 1:12 a.m., Officer Ryan Hokanson attempted to stop a 2007 gray Mazda ...

Police: Kenilworth Schools Super is Public Pooper

KENILWORTH, NJ – Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini is on paid leave of absence following his recent arrest in Holmdel, where he is accused of defecating on or near the Holmdel High School athletic fields.

The 42-year-old Tramaglini was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public, according to Holmdel police. The charges were filed Monday, according to ...

Crash on GSP Leads to Lockdown at a Clark High School

CLARK, NJ – A motor vehicle crash on the northbound ramp of exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway led to a police foot chase and caused driving delays around the traffic circle and beyond shortly after noon on Wednesday.  

According to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos, a red Honda van exiting the parkway ran the light at the bottom of the ramp and was struck by another ...

Kenilworth Car Stop Leads to Handgun Arrest

KENILWORTH, NJ - A Maryland man was found to be in possession of a handgun, hollow-point bullets and marijuana during a motor vehicle stop on April 26, police said.

The man, Malik Johnson, 21, of Brandywine, MD, was a passenger in a Nissan pulled over by Kenilworth Police Officer Travis Dilts, police said. They said the Nissan had a "headlight equipment" issue when Dilts saw it in ...

House destroyed by Fire on Battle Hill Ave. in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A family home at 92 Battle Hill Ave. was destrpyed by an electrical fire on Monday morning. The residents all made it out alive and would like assistance in finding their grey cat. The two other cats perished in the blaze.

The three alarm blaze called in at approximately 9:15 a.m. Monday morning brought crews in from Elizabeth, Millburn, Summit, ...

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