Police & Fire

March 18, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) continue to do their part to honor lives lost in the line of duty by participating in the 2019 Police Unity Tour, an annual four-day biking event in May that departs from New Jersey and ends in Washington, D.C. Started in May ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After more than a year without a contract, the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD), Mayor Robert Parisi and his administration have announced their verbal agreement on a new contract after the mayor’s proposal was recently accepted by the two unions representing the fire department ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In the wake of the West Orange Fire Department and Mayor Robert Parisi coming to an agreement on a new contract proposal after working without one for more than a year, members of the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) have expressed frustration over the lack of an agreement of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an ongoing effort to work with the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) to address mounting concerns about the safety of students and staff during the morning drop off at West Orange High School (WOHS), Principal Hayden Moore has presented various strategies to improve the ...

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Downed wires are dangerous. Here’s what to do if you encounter one. Downed power lines can carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or even death. If you come across a low or fallen line, the Electrical Safety Foundation suggests adhering to the following safety ...

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WEST ORANGE — A person who became trapped in a vehicle engulfed in flames early Sunday morning was pronounced dead at the scene when West Orange police arrived just before 1 a.m., according to the township’s public information officer (PIO). The PIO also noted that the victim was unidentified, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A West Orange fire captain was treated for smoke inhalation and at least 10 residents were displaced after a two-alarm fire ripped through a Riggs Place home early Saturday morning According to a township spokewoman, the West Orange fire department responded to a structure ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police are warning residents to be aware of online dating scams. With Valentine’s Day upon us, West Orange police have said that some people who have turned to dating sites and apps have unfortunately fallen victim to “sweetheart scammers.” According to police, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 51-year-old West Orange man was injured early Sunday morning after attempting to extinguish a fire that broke out in his home on Marie Terrace, according to the West Orange Fire Department. Fire officials reported that the resident suffered burns to his arms after he tried to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to the weather forecast and declared state of emergency, all West Orange Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday and all after school activities, child-care programs, evening events and athletics will be cancelled. This includes the 18th annual Music Faculty Scholarship ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange police are warning residents not to fall for a phone call scam from a purported “Social Security agent” demanding personal information or payment. According to West Orange public information officer Susan Anderson, the calls are part of an ongoing scam identified by ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Icy conditions have forced the Essex County Sheriff's office to shut down lanes on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange Sunday evening. Lanes on the thoroughfare were being closed off after 8 p.m. Sunday. Temperatures which had been in the low 40s earlier in the afternoon were ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Seniors in the West Orange High School (WOHS) CPR classes were recently visited by WOHS alumni from Fire Company 3, who offered advice and encouragement for the graduating students. Captain John Gibson (WOHS Class of 1996), Jimmy Turco (WOHS Class of 1991) and Leon Sederwall ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two motor vehicles were burglarized and one was stolen in West Orange over the weekend, according to West Orange police. Although it is currently unknown whether there is any connection, stolen vehicles and break ins have also been reported in surrounding towns such as Livingston ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 70-year-old West Orange man, identified by Cedar Grove police as Leonard Slater, faces charges of driving while suspended, driving without a license (due to its suspension), driving an unregistered/uninsured motor vehicle and failure to exhibit proof of insurance after striking ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A follow-up article indicating charges, the cause of the incident and other details has since been published and can be found HERE.  EDITOR'S NOTE: Cedar Grove police officials did not immediately release the identity of the driver in this case. More information will be released ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Since the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for household fires, the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) has provided residents with the following tips to help reduce risk in the home. Cooking is the top cause of holiday fires, according to the United ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) has awarded a grant to the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) to fund a free-standing roof-training prop and accessories, valued at $24,979. According to an announcement from the township, this equipment will enable the fire department to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police. Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) were recently recognized with commendations for their outstanding efforts during four individual incidents that occurred earlier this year. Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio presented these awards during a ceremony held at a public ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In recognition of the increase in the number of homes utilizing security cameras on their property, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) is inviting community members to register their security cameras so that in the event of an incident, the WOPD will be able to reach out for ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Crews from Montclair, Bloomfield, South Orange, Maplewood and East Orange assisted the West Orange Fire Department in knocking down a structure fire at 27 Freeman Street, a three-story, mixed-use building with both residential and commercial units, at approximately 2:28 p.m. on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA Local 25) and the Superior Officers Association (SOA) are calling on the township to renegotiate their contract after rejecting the township’s proposal to pay 100 percent of Retiree Health & Prescription costs ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: It has come to our attention that there was a misleading sentence in the article below regarding an attic apartment at 51 Harrison Avenue that does not exist. The article has been updated to reflect this information.   WEST ORANGE, NJ — A structure fire in the Lourdes neighborhood ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange first responders worked tirelessly overnight to help residents impacted by the storm, but even they were impacted by the traffic and roads. “The mayor and council gave us everything we needed last night to help the residents of West Orange, the problem was we just ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: West Orange schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16 after the district announced that students were fed and would potentially be kept overnight.  WEST ORANGE, NJ — (updated at 11:50 p.m.) After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state just as schools were being let out. Robo-calls were sent to parents Thursday afternoon warning ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The rapidly developing snowstorm that has dumped upwards of an inch an hour on the area since around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon has caused major traffic disruptions around West Orange as rush hour approaches. A member of the West Orange Police Department told TAPinto West ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office has responded to Saturday morning's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue by implementing stronger security measures and urging more vigilance at local temples and other places of worship. "Sheriff Armando ordered that the officers of his ...

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