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West Orange Police Department Honors Fallen Officer Edward Brennan

April 21, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange officials honored the late Officer Edward Brennan, who 90 years ago became the first West Orange officer to die in the line of duty, in a ceremony on Thursday.

“The job of a police officer is a dangerous one even under the best of circumstances,” said West Orange Police Chief James Abbott. “Today is a remembrance that officers such as ...

West Orange Fire Department Dedicates Memorial to Fallen Police Chief Martin Kennedy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Fire Department invited the public to join them in remembering fallen fire chief Martin Kennedy at the West Orange Fire Memorial Park on April 7—the 75th anniversary of the day Kennedy died in service to the West Orange community.

After 38 years in the department, Kennedy became the only West Orange fire chief to not see retirement.

West Orange Woman Arrested for DWI After Crashing into Dump Truck in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - An accident involving a car and a dump truck on Pompton Avenue resulted in the arrest of a 70-year-old West Orange woman for driving while intoxicated on Wednesday morning, according to police.

Both drivers were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following the accident.  According to police reports, the woman appeared to cross over ...

Fallen Tree Causes Major Traffic and Power Outages at Northfield Avenue and Highwood Road

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Power was lost and the road was closed for an extended period of time on Thursday in the area of Northfield Avenue and Highwood Road due to a large fallen tree, according to witnesses.  

According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), which reports on emergency radio activity, live wires and utility poles may have also been down in the road, causing the West Orange ...

West Orange Fire Department to Host Memorial and Dedication Ceremony Friday

WEST ORANGE, NJ  — The West Orange Fire Department and VFW Post 376 will honor the late West Orange Fire Chief Marin Kennedy on Friday in a memorial service held at West Orange Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road.

The two organizations invite the public to attend the memorial, which will also serve as a dedication ceremony for the new West Orange Fire Department Memorial Park at 11 ...

West Orange Police Report Bank Robbery, Warrant Arrests and More in March

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department reported the following incidents in March, including a suspected armed bank robbery, several warrant arrests and more.

Bank Robbery:

Police responded to the TD Bank on Pleasant Valley Way on March 11 on a report of a bank robbery. According to police, a teller stated upon arrival that some unknown male passed her three deposit ...

Police Blotter: Two Men Arrested on Outstanding Warrants and Vehicle Stolen in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A white 1998 Ford Wagon was reported stolen on March 1 from the front of a residence on Ashland Avenue, where the victim stated that he had locked the vehicle after parking it the night before. Sometime overnight, some unknown actor(s) removed the vehicle, which was reportedly empty of any valuable possessions and was valued at $2000.

A motor vehicle stop conducted on ...

Police Blotter: Armed Robberies, Drug Arrests, Vehicle Thefts and More in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following police incidents occurred during the month of February, according to police, including two armed robberies, five drug arrests, one burglary to a residence, two vehicle thefts and one simple assault:

ARMED ROBBERIES:

1. When a patrol unit responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at 42 Whittingham Place, a 20-year-old male victim stated ...

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