Police & Fire

April 27, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this month, someone drove a heavy, four-wheel-drive vehicle onto Mayapple Hill field in the South Mountain Reservation and created a great deal of damage by digging deep tire tracks throughout the area. In addition to making the field unusable until it's fixed, the ...

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  The 200 Club of Essex County presented their 2020 Valor Awards at West Orange Fire Headquarters on April 22. The awards were originally scheduled to be presented at their annual Valor Awards luncheon last year but was canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Members of the West Orange Fire ...

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The West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) responded this morning at approximately 4:20 am to a smoke condition reported by a neighbor at 31 Cross Street in West Orange. Upon arrival, crews confirmed a working structure fire at an occupied 2.5 story wood frame house with a fire on the 2nd and 3rd ...

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West Orange, NJ -- On the evening of April 9, police officers were called to the ShopRite in Essex Green Plaza after an attempted carjacking. The victim stated that three men showed a gun to him and told him to get out of his car. He wouldn't vacate the car, and the suspects left. While ...

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WEST ORANGE -- NJ  On April 2, Officer Michael McClellan responded to a call on Liberty Street in West Orange where a man reported that his blue 2007 Ford E 350 was stolen. The owner stated that the vehicle was locked and parked on the street.  Approximately $1,500 worth of tools were in the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A customer at a West Orange gas station sped off without paying for services last week, according to township police. On Tuesday, March 9, at 11:19 a.m., police responded to a report from an attendand at the Conoco service station at 13 Northfield Ave. that a customer fled the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Newark man was arrested last week and charged with shoplifting at the ShopRite in Essex Green Plaza. Last Monday, March 1, West Orange police arrested Brian Ayers, 55, for shoplifting four lobster tail two-packs valued at $68. Ayers also was charged with shoplifting from a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department and the West Orange Fire Department, in partnership with Department of Senior Services and the West Orange Age-Friendly initiative, have announced Operation Blue Angel, a new program for the senior and medically disabled community. Operation ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A reported carjacking attempt in the driveway of the victim is under investigation by West Orange police. According to the West Orange Police Department, on Feb. 22 at 2:41 a.m., a woman reported that she was smoking a cigarette inside her Nissan Pathfinder parked in her ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two thefts in the township on the same day last week are under investigation by the West Orange Police Department. A package was reported stolen from a Watson Avenue residence. The suspect removed an Amazon package that contained a bed cover valued at $30. On the same day, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to the approaching storm, and anticipated early arrival of the snow, routine garbage pickup will start very early Thursday morning, in the overnight hours, in hopes of completing Thursday’s scheduled route before heavy accumulation of snow, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two captains in the West Orange Fire Department were injured while fighting an intense blaze on Pillot Place Wednesday morning. According to West Orange Township spokesman Joe Fagan, the captains were both being evaluated and treated Wednesday afternoon. One sustained a facial ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A pet dog perished and one resident was hospitalized as the result of a house fire on Pillot Place Wednesday morning. According to reports from the West Orange police, the West Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Pillot Place at 10:48 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department is investigating what caused a fire at the athletic bubble practice facility Sunday afternoon on the grounds of West Orange High School. According to police, shortly after noon on Sunday, the police and fire departments responded to the high ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A fire at a residence on Whittingham Place Wednesday afternoon apparently was caused by the use of a torch. According to the West Orange police, the fire, which began shortly before 1:30 p.m., occurred in the three-story occupied wood-frame dwelling on the second floor exterior ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department responded to three reports of theft and criminal mischief last week. Sometime overnight between Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 on Harrison Avenue, the owner of an auto repair shop reported that a 2008 Infinti G37 had its license plates and bumper stolen ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department handled three cases of vehicle theft and two burglaries of contents within vehicles last week. Last Wednesday, Jan. 27, there were three motor vehicles stolen from the following streets in West Orange: Florence Place (2021 BMW X5): ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to the approaching snowstorm, expected accumulation, and anticipated duration of the storm, West Orange has declared a State of Emergency beginning 8 p.m. Sunday. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup Monday morning. The commuter jitney will not operate for the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A rash of thefts of tires and wheel rims from vehicles in West Orange and throughout Essex County the last several months has led to the arrest of two suspects. Wadner Ettienne and Shantau Brown of West Orange have been charged as the result of a joint investigation between the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is investigating the separate thefts of two motor vehicles in the township over a two-day period last weekend. According to police, sometime between Saturday evening and late Sunday afternoon, a 1999 Ford F-250 was reported stolen from a High ...

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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 Police, troopers from Troop ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A vehicle collided with a utility pole on Eagle Rock Avenue Thursday evening, and the accident left live lines hanging over the roadway and property. The West Orange Fire Department Engine 4 was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with a reported car into a house shortly ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Police are investigating two cases involving the theft of auto parts from motor vehicles in West Orange. According to police, sometime between 11 p.m. on Jan. 6 and 6:33 a.m. the next day, the owner of a 2019 Honda Accord reported that someone stole the four alloy wheels off ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11 in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Police are investigating vandalism to and thefts from three motor vehicles in the last week. Two different cases involved tires and wheel rims being stolen from Honda Accords. On Saturday, Jan. 2, the owner of a 2019 Accord parked on Steven Terrace reported that four Pirelli ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Car thieves did not take the holiday off in West Orange. Two motor vehicle thefts were reported in the township on Christmas morning and early the following day. According to West Orange police, during the early morning hours of Dec. 25, a Chevrolet was stolen from an ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — During the early morning hours on Dec. 16, there were 12 motor vehicle burglaries and one car stolen in West Orange, according to police. The incidents occurred on the following streets: Mississippi Avenue, Susan Court, Robert Court, Wilfred Street, Smith Manor Blvd. and Valley ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander on Franklin Avenue sometime during a two-week span between Nov. 25 and Dec. 8, West Orange police reported. The owner of the vehicle reported that he last operated the car on Nov. 25, and after that left ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will be conducting a Street  Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign aimed at changing unsafe behavior and reducing  pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes at the intersection of Eagle Rock Avenue and Harrison Street  during the next four months. Councilman Jerry ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department is actively investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Comfort Inn located at 286 Route 46 East on Monday evening.  At approximately 6 p.m., according to Police Chief Anthony Manna, an unknown white male wearing a surgical mask entered ...

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