Police & Fire

December 11, 2018

UPDATE: Warrenville Road has reopened in both directions at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.   GREEN BROOK, NJ - A water main break has closed Warrenville Road on Tuesday morning, police said.    Traffic is being diverted to Greenbrook Road. Avoid Warrenville Road until further ...

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WARREN, NJ - A residential burglary and a hit and run were reported in Warren over the weekend, police said. A Warren resident reported a burglary at an Old Forge Drive residence on Friday. Two rings valued at $16,000 were reported missing, and entry was gained through an unlocked rear door, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  -  A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, age 47 of Route 22 West, Watchung, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina announced ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Santa Claus is coming to town. Warren’s Community Fire Department will be hosting Santa on a ride a-long again this year.   Expect Santa on Sunday, Dec. 9 between Hillcrest Road and Stirling Road beginning at 4pm and next Sunday, Dec. 16  between Stirling Road and Old ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Have you seen Helen Kim? Watchung Police have issued an alert seeking the public's assistance in locating a Watchung woman who was last seen at 1:35 p.m. Thursday heading west on foot on Route 22 near the Avalon apartments.      Kim was last seen wearing black leggings, ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A residential burglary, an incidence of criminal mischief, credit card fraud, shoplifting, and a car crash were all reported over the weekend, Warren Township Police said.   A Saw Mill Road reported a residential burglary on Saturday morning. Police said an empty safe and ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Despite the rain, the 28th Annual Tree of Lights once again lit up the Village Green on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year’s Tree of Lights was dedicated to Sean Michael Whelan, former Watchung chief of police, who  passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in Bernardsville, ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A two vehicle crash Sunday morning has tied up traffic on I-78 westbound in Warren. The crash occurred between exits 33 and 36.    Avoid the area and take local roads westbound.  

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town & He is Riding on a Mt Bethel Fire Truck! Annual Santa Gift Delivery Fundraiser When: December 15 & 16 Time: 9 am-4 pm. If you would like to request a specific drop off time please note that time on the form and they will do their best to accommodate ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk. Sponsored by Somerville ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - “Let’s find this Grinch!” the North Plainfield Police Department posted  on Tuesday afternoon.  They are seeking help in identifying the pictured suspect who was observed stealing money from a “Feed the Homeless Donation” container at the Somerset Street Quick Chek on ...

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VERONA, NJ - It’s Turkey Time and the Verona Fire Department wants to make sure its residents have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. They recently shared this video along with these tips from the NJ Office of Emergency Management on the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.   "Planning on deep ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The  arrest of Segundo F. Rimarachin-Ipanaq, age 47 of Lawrence Avenue, North Plainfield, on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue in New Providence was struck by a NJ Transit train, operating on the Gladstone Branch of the Morris and Essex train line, at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues on Thursday after leaving the Murray Hill Station around 6 p.m. . The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Hillcrest Road, Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road are being closed until further notice due to traffic weather related incidents, police advised on Thursday afternoon. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the area and local schools dismissed early. Snow is falling fast ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who committed a robbery at Provident Bank, on Union Avenue, Wednesday morning. According to a Facebook post from the police, the robbery occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone who can identify ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - Thomas Kolding, a 15 year old male from Mountain Lakes who has been missing since October 30, 2018, was located safe, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr., and Mountain Lakes Police Chief ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Washington Avenue north of Rte 22 will be closed until further notice following a vehicle crash on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Avoid the area and expect delays.   TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox:  Click Here to sign ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ_ Bernards Township Police Department is investigating a residential burglary in the 300 block of Whitenack Road, the fourth reported break-in at a township home since Oct. 2. Police said the latest incident -- the second reported burglary on Whitenack Road -- occurred at about ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police are investigating the reported assault of a 68-year-old township man that occurred while the victim said he was walking his dog near his house during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10. Police responded to the area of Vail Terrace, located ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia,PA, on the corner of Race and 5 th Streets, at approximately 3:00 PM the afternoon of November 3. Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Stirling Road is closed north of Mountain Avenue in Warren on Saturday morning due to emergency road repair, police advised at 8 30 a.m. Please obey all temporary closure signs, they said.    The road closure is expected to last until at least early ...

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WARREN, NJ -  I- 78 westbound is tied up following a crash with an overturned vehicle in Warren Township on Thursday morning.  First responders are on the scene between exits 40 and 36. Avoid the area.   TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox:  Click Here ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the Prosecutor's Office as well as Mountain Lakes Police Department continue to ask for the public's help locating him. According to ...

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WARREN, NJ - Utility work on the water lines have closed Old Smalleytown Road in both directions on Tuesday night. Work started mid afternoon near the intersection with Valley View Road and has continued toward Stiles Road. The road is blocked in both directions between Loriann Road and Stiles Road ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ - Following a traffic accident, Route 22 is closed westbound near Warrenville Road on Saturday afternoon.   The Somerset County hazardous materials crews are on the scene assisting in clean up. Traffic is being detoured onto Warrenville Road, authorities ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, and the Bridgewater Township Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank, on East Main Street, Oct. 23. According to Robertson, at about 12:10 p.m. Oct. 23, the police department ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Transit Police Department is seeking the public's help in an active investigation involving a fatal strike in the area of the Plainfield train station. The investigation concerns an unidentified deceased male, and NJ Transit Police are seeking help in identifying ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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