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Police: 16-year-old Took Over $75,000 Worth of Cars, Goods in Westfield Burglary Spree

November 20, 2018

WESTFIELD NJ – Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a string of home burglaries and vehicle thefts that set community members on edge last month and prompted the formation of a neighborhood watch group.

Police charged the Westfield youth with eight counts of burglary and four counts of theft relating to the burglaries occurring on the north side of the town Oct. 3 ...

Westfield Police Department Set to Get 3 New SUV Interceptors

WESTFIELD, NJ – The local police department could have something to give thanks for this Thanksgiving.

The Town Council is set to award a contract for the purchase of three new police SUVs at a total cost of $108,309, the resolution to be considered Tuesday night states.

Monies for the vehicles had previously been set aside in this year’s municipal budget, according to the ...

NPR: Magazine Paints Sympathetic Picture of Westfield ‘Watcher House’ Owners

WESTFIELD, NJ – A family that has sought to avoid the public eye after receiving threatening letters just days after purchasing a home on Boulevard is once again the subject of national media attention following an in-depth interview with New York Magazine.

Reporter Reeves Wiedeman, who interviewed Derek and Maria Broaddus for the Nov. 12 story, told National Public Radio on Monday that ...

Westfield Police Break Off Chase on Garden State Parkway

Police from Westfield, Mountainside and Kenilworth chased the BMW.

WESTFIELD, NJ – A police chase involving officers from at least three Union County towns ended on the Garden State Parkway during rush hour Monday morning, authorities said.

Surrounding law enforcement agencies confirmed the incident started in Westfield, and at least one witness reported seeing officers chase a white ...

With up to 5 inches Forecast, Westfield Preps For Snow

Updated: 8:52 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ – Forecasters are warning that up to 5 inches of snow could fall across the region Thursday evening, and local authorities are preparing for the season's first snow.

The National Weather Service winter storm warning in effect until 10 p.m. predicts accumulations of 3 to 5 inches of snow and a "light glaze" of ice across Union County and ...

Atlantic EMS Worker Injured in Fiery Westfield Crash

WESTFIELD, NJ – An ambulance worker was rushed to the hospital after injuring an arm during a fiery crash on Central Avenue early Monday morning, authorities said.

A 2015 BMW 540 sedan crossed the double-yellow lines while driving north near Clover Street at 12:23 a.m. and crashed into the ambulance coming in the opposite direction, police Sgt. Michael Walsh said on Tuesday.

The ...

Westfield Man, 49, Dies While Snorkeling in Florida Keys, Sheriff Says

KEY LARGO, Fla. – A 49-year-old Westfield man died while vacationing in Florida, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Rodney Jinkins was snorkeling with his family when witnesses saw him unresponsive in the water at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, the spokesman, Adam Linhardt said.

“He was taken on the boat,” Linhardt said. “The ...

Westfield Issues Safety Warnings To Help Keep Halloween Sweet

WESTFIELD, NJ – Driving and collecting candy on Halloween can be tricky, and so local authorities have issued an advisory hoping to keep local youths safe during the sweet excursions.

Seeking to avoid costumes catching fire, pedestrian-involved crashes and other potential Halloween mishaps, acting police Chief Christopher Battiloro and fire Chief David Kelly issued the following ...

Hospitalized Westfield Cop OK After Drug Exposure In Clark

CLARK, NJ – A Westfield police officer rushed to the hospital after falling ill from exposure to an unknown drug found in a suspect’s car Monday night has since returned to work, police said Tuesday.

At about 9:15 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle alleged to have been involved in shoplifting in the 200 block of West South Avenue, Sgt. Michael Walsh of the Westfield Police ...

Westfield Calls for End to ‘Madness’ After Pa. Synagogue Massacre

Last updated: 2:06 p.m. Oct. 29

Local Police, Other Agencies Tighten Security At Jewish Institutions

WESTFIELD, NJ – Community members came together in a vigil after what is being described as the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history left 11 people dead and six wounded at a synagogue in western Pennsylvania over the weekend.

The vigil at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday ...


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