Police & Fire

July 28, 2018

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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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University (SHU) fire survivors Shawn Simmons and Alvaro Llanos recenty visited West Orange High School to share their emotional story with the senior class. On Jan. 19, 2000, after a SHU basketball victory against rival St. John’s, the third floor of the Boland Hall ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) has partnered with West Orange High School (WOHS) as part of a series of guest classroom speakers, and the first session was held on May 4 in the senior CPR class taught by Brian Dillon. Captain Joe Matullo (WOHS Class of 1998) and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – With the aging of West Orange’s fire stations causing leakages and deterioration to both their interior and exterior, the West Orange Township Council passed a resolution on Tuesday authorizing the architectural and planning firm Herbst Musciano to provide architectural, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly triple the expected number of participants attended Sunday’s free self defense and safety seminar hosted by the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) in partnership with the martial arts instructors of Mobile1KravMaga and sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department as ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — St. Cloud Elementary School student Rhianna Giuliano, a Junior Girl Scout in Troop 20745, donated boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the five West Orange firehouses on—as a thank you for their service. The 10 year old is described by her mother, Nevina Giuliano, as a very ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the topic of sexual harassment and assault against women continues to dominate headlines across the country, the West Orange Police Department is partnering with the West Orange Recreation Department (WOPD), West Orange Public Schools and one of the nation’s leading martial ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — West Orange resident Peter McDonald was visiting a friend in Livingston on Jan. 22 when he suddenly became unresponsive. On Sunday night, a healthy McDonald returned to the Livingston Police Department to thank the officers for their life-saving efforts.  When McDonald became ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary and Edison Middle Schools, located near downtown West Orange, were placed on lockdown this afternoon following a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood, according to the West Orange school district. "The West Orange Police Department have ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former West Orange police officer Bob Verzi urged the mayor and members of West Orange Township Council on Tuesday to cut other projects if needed to fund greater police presence in the schools. “This is an issue for the ages,” said Verzi. “Shop Rite has guards in the front ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange is still recovering from last week’s powerful nor’easter that knocked out power and damaged several-hundred trees in the township. "In addition to the snow, [the] storm left a lot of downed branches and trees,” West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi said in a Facebook ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pamela Alfaro had just put water on the stove to boil during last week’s nor’easter when her rented apartment in West Orange began to fill with a strange smell. She didn’t think much of it until her son ran out of his room yelling that smoke was pouring from the vents. “I ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A woman waiting for a bus was injured by a falling tree branch this afternoon in downtown West Orange, according to the township. The 64-year-old Newark resident was taken to Saint Barnabas Medical Center around noon with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Susan ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A fallen tree is blocking Main Street near Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange this afternoon, causing traffic in the downtown area to be diverted. West Orange police have closed the road from Llewellyn Avenue, near Washington Street, north to Eagle Rock Avenue. Large chunks of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Verona man is facing charges after attempting to rob a West Orange bank on Tuesday morning, according to the West Orange Police Department. Christopher Morales, 38, was charged with second-degree robbery and resisting arrest after passing a series of post-it notes to a bank ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Washington Elementary School teacher was hit by a car Monday night while crossing Pleasant Valley Way near West Orange High School, according to the township. Patricia Villarosa, 64, of West Orange, was crossing Pleasant Valley Way near Standford Avenue around 8 p.m. when she ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A political consultant from West Orange admitted her role in a fraud scheme related to contracts with the Newark Watershed Development Corp. (NWCDC) and kickbacks to officials there, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced this week. Dianthe Martinez Brooks, 42, pleaded guilty ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two West Orange police officers, Jeffrey James and Det. Sebastian de Leon, recently spent two weeks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as part of “Operation NJ Pride.” James and de Leon were among 50 law enforcement personnel from state and local agencies who traveled to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Four Jersey City men have entered guilty pleas admitting their role in a West Orange home invasion in which a husband, wife and a young child were terrorized, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino. “This just result would not be possible if not for the bravery ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Office of Emergency Management calls on residents to hunker down and stay indoors and avoid driving during the state’s first major snowstorm. West Orange Public Schools, West Orange courts, West Orange Public Library and the West Orange Jitney are closed for the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Construction officials deemed a two-and-a-half-story, wood-frame, private dwelling on Hazel Avenue in West Orange inhabitable after the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) responded to and knocked down a structure fire at that location at approximately 3:21 p.m. on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two 21-year-old individuals were arrested this week for the theft of an Amazon delivery van’s packages on Dec. 17, according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. Just before 3:30 p.m. on that date, police responded to the intersection of Dickerson and North 5th streets ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ —Three Montclair schools were placed on lockdown Monday afternoon after a suspect was pursued by West Orange police until the actor exited the vehicle through the passenger door and fled on foot in the area of Cedar Avenue near south-end businesses. West Orange police pursued a ...

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