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Police & Fire

July 1, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ...

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West Orange residents can rest easy knowing that they are served by an award-winning EMT for medical emergencies should the need arise. The recipient Anthony Williams is not only a member of West Orange’s Bravest but also a real-life Hometown Hero. Before joining the WOFD Williams served with the ...

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The West Orange Police Force was organized 138 years ago today. Before that West Orange residents relied on neighboring Orange for law enforcement and public safety. The murders of John Meierhoeffer in 1879 and Pheobe Paullin in 1883 in West Orange may have finally convinced town officials of the ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police. In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a ...

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West Orange Police Officers (WOPD) Herbert Granados and Frank Romayo welcomed 10-year-old Darielle Eagan to Police Headquarters on June 24. She was accompanied by her mother Brigette Eagan and grandmother Barbara Shrank. Eagan lives in West Orange and attends Golda Och Academy. She had taken the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Animal Shelter officials are seeking the public's help in locating the individual who ejected a kitten from a car window on Friday, they announced. According to published reports, Montclair animal control officers say that an unidentified person threw ...

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On Friday, June 10, “Guardians of the Flame” law enforcement officers showed that the “Flame of Hope” is burning bright in New Jersey when over 3,000 police officers split into 30 legs and ran to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. After the run, the Special Olympics took place at ...

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At approximately 11:15 p.m. on June 20, two 911 calls were received for shots fired at the BP gas station located at 83 Main Street in West Orange. Responding officers observed two spent shell casings on the ground at the location and immediately secured the scene.   A preliminary investigation ...

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Four police officers were sworn in by Mayor Robert Parisi at June 15 West Orange Town Council meeting. The officers are Michael Givovine, James Tiernan, Joseph Tutela and Corey Gray.

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Daniel Collins of Orange, NJ sat in a quiet moment of reflection before the Flag Retirement Ceremony held at West Orange Fire Headquarters on Valley Road on June 14. The flag that was draped over the casket of his father Winfred Collins, a Korean War Veteran was publicly displayed for the final ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A pilot was transported to a nearby trauma hospital following a helicopter crash at Essex County Airport on Saturday. According to Fairfield police, at approximately 12:04 p.m., the Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a helicopter crash on the property of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 24-year-old Belleville man was arrested Friday, June 3 after an investigation by the Clifton Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Sexual Investigations Unit.  The case began on May 31 with the report of a home invasion and sexual assault of a minor in ...

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Sergeant Brad Squires stands with Officers Bret Wanger, Herbert Granados and Frank Romayo in front of West Orange Town Hall in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The nationwide campaign begins tomorrow with 350 scheduled events in cities around the country and coincides with the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A homicide that took place in Elizabeth on Sunday is under investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Tuesday.  The deceased victim has been identified as 24-year-old ...

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UPDATE, FOUND!! MISSING PERSON  The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person. Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its Essex County Valor Awards on May 10. West Orange Police Officer Christopher Hernandez (who was not in attendance and his parents accepted the award on his behalf) was awarded a Valor Award for his selfless actions and dedication to duty, while when off ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx who was found dead from a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation. Michael ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of Angelica M. Garcia, 35, of Newark on Wednesday evening in Livingston remains under investigation as of Tuesday, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. A ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A note on a small Post-it that said “There is a bomb in here” was found in Kelly Elementary school on Friday morning, prompting an evacuation of the school. Interim Superintendent C. Lauren Schoen emailed parents and apprised residents in real-time on the West Orange Public ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident just after midnight on Thursday morning in the area of South Orange Avenue and Goodhart Drive in Livingston, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ESPO). Early reports indicate that ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Two Hundred Club of Essex County will honor 28 police officers and 16 firefighters recognizing them for their bravery, dedication to duty, courageous vigilance, and selflessness during the Valor Awards luncheon on May 10th.  The Two Hundred Club of Essex County was founded ...

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Essex County law enforcement officials announced that Darneill Thomas, 22, of West Orange, was arrested and charged with the murder of Joshua Dessin, a 19-year-old Orange resident. According to police, around 10:31 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, they received a call from Hilton Street in East ...

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Update on Sunday's fire:   The West Orange Fire Department responded to a fire in progress at 58 Hart Drive on Sunday morning shortly before 10:00 a.m. The fire consumed four to five units of a 16-unit townhouse building. Gas and electric services were shut off to the entire building and ...

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Arson experts are investigating a fire that spread through several units of an apartment complex in West Orange today, Sunday, April 24.  Firefighters were called to Hart Drive around 10:00 a.m. this morning where one unit's roof was engulfed in huge flames that traveled onto two neighboring ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, who had killed three women in Essex County in 2016, including a college student from Montclair, has been charged with a fourth murder, according to prosecutors. Wheeler-Weaver, who has been incarcerated since his arrest in December 2016, has been accused of ...

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Javier Diaz was found in the Eagle Rock Avenue/Pleasant Valley Way area. He can't remember where he lives. Please call the police at 973-325-400 if you know him or his family.   

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Around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, two men in a stolen Audi exited the car and drove off in a Steven Terrace resident's 2015 BMW 535i. The BMW contained 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, dining chairs and a wallet. According to police, the empty vehicle was recovered later on South 14th ...

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The West Orange Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive, Utext, UPay enforcement and awareness campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through the end of the month, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target ...

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A Promotional Ceremony was held for six West Orange Police personnel at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on March 9. Dennis McCole was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Marc H. Forges, Christopher Polizzano, Michael DelPlato, Jose O. Alvarez Jr., and Jeffrey ...

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