Police & Fire

October 19, 2018

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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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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UPDATE: After West Orange police completed a search of the neighborhood and surrounding areas, the department provided the "all clear" for both schools to lift the lockdown. Both schools resumed regular schedule at 1:14 p.m. WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary and Edison Middle Schools, ...

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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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