Police & Fire

December 7, 2018

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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A structure fire in the Lourdes neighborhood near downtown West Orange caused a stretch of Harrison Avenue to be shut down on Saturday evening. The West Orange Fire Department battled the blaze near the corner of Harrison Avenue near Elm Street. Officials said a vehicle fire ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ - An Essex County sheriff’s officer is recovering from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car in West Orange Tuesday night. According to a statement from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, the officer was struck by an automobile while directing traffic on Eagle Rock Avenue ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Law enforcement officials are searching for a 55-year-old attorney suspected of fatally shooting his child's mother, 44-year-old Angela Bledsoe. Authorities are charging James R. Ray, III, with murder and weapons offenses.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing West Orange resident. Paul Geiger, Jr., 82, was last seen on Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. At that time, he left his residence in West Orange and was traveling to an appointment at another West Orange address, but ...

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WEST ORANGE/LIVINGSTON, NJ - (Updated at 4:40 p.m.) A jackknifed tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon was causing massive delays on I-280 in West Orange. Two other local accidents in Livingston were adding to the congestion in the area. According to BNN (Breaking News Network) and 511nj.org, the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beginning Sunday, the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year’s fire-prevention campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 51-year-old man who was struck and killed on South Orange Avenue on Friday evening has been identified as John Peebles of Newark, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II. At approximately 11:16 p.m., ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded ...

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WEST ORANGE — West Orange police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing West Orange resident. Andre Dasilva was last seen on Sept. 1, at 4:24 p.m. on McWhorter and Ferry Streets in Newark. Dasilva, 57, was reported missing on Sept. 2. Dasilva is described as 5-foot, 11-inches tall ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As communities across the country continue to battle the opioid crisis, West Orange is among those taking a proactive, innovative approach to solving it: collaboration. The approach is known as Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC), where law enforcement and ...

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WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials. Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Community Services Unit (CSU) will be conducting a two-session summer program beginning on July 9. Session one, open to fourth and fifth graders, will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session two, open to sixth graders, will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 ...

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NEWARK, NJ – An Orange resident died in the vicinity of a West Orange bar on Wednesday, possibly as a result of injuries sustained in an altercation. The West Orange Police Department is working in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force to investigate an incident in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange police and fire departments responded on Tuesday to a structure fire at 3 Whittlesey Avenue at approximately 3:35 p.m., according to the police department. The residents were evacuated, along with the residents at 1 and 5 Whittlesey Avenue. The fire was extinguished ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a two-vehicle accident early Friday morning at the intersection of Parker Avenue and North Terrace, resulting in an overturned vehicle and several injuries. Firefighters extricated one person who was trapped inside the vehicle. This was the second time a vehicle has ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Main Street will be closed to traffic for 12 hours on Saturday. The township of West Orange will be holding its annual Street Fair. Main Street will be closed from 7 a.m. To 7 p.m. from Park Avenue 2 Kling Street to accommodate the street fair. Officers as well as signs will ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two Paterson men have been charged with deceiving a Midwestern grandfather in a fake bail scheme, according to West Orange police, after the victim realized that the $600 he was asked to mail to New Jersey to bail his grandson out of jail for driving under the influence (DUI) was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The severe thunderstorms that buffeted the area late Tuesday afternoon by and large spared the township. One exception was a power wire that came down in the area of of Fitzrandolph Road and Conforti Avenue, according to West Orange police. PSE&G is still conducting ...

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