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Police & Fire

May 23, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - When Mike D’Ecclessis was a high school senior, a local priest came to speak in one of his classes. “What are you doing for your community?” Father McGovern thundered at the students. This was in Summit, in 1970, when the country was reeling from war, protests, inflation -- and ...

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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 does not ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major mid-afteroon crash that involved a tractor trailer and multiple vehicles which occurred at Milemarker 9. The full SPD Nixle message, sent ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely. A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Summit Police Department (SPD) Officer Keith Kwiatek and Juvenile Detective Sean Thompson recently participated in the Police Unity Tour, a four-day bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. Officer Kwiatek and Juvenile Detective Thompson rode with hundreds of law ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An afternoon theft of a 2022 Mercedes-Benz B S500 is Summit's 12th stolen vehicle this year. A police e-mail advisory message sent at 2:11 p.m. stated: "W/in last 15 min a 2022 MB S500 was stolen from Briant PKWY. residence.  Car was unlocked with key fob inside." No other ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit today according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that they were "extremely thankful that a vigilant citizen acted in a way that may have prevented a motor vehicle theft in Summit or a neighboring community," the Summit Police Department last night arrested two individuals near Route 124, one of which has a criminal history ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A suspect who attempted a Summit motor vehicle theft last night on Hobart Avenue fled the scene in a vehicle that was later located by the Union Police Department after being crashed. That damaged vehicle was discovered to have been stolen from a Greenbriar Drive residence earlier the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Matt Carbone, a resident of Summit, has been sworn-in as a City of Summit Firefighter. Carbone took the oath in an April 4 ceremony attended by Summit Mayor Nora Radest and members of the Summit Fire Department. A Summit High School graduate, Carbone was appointed to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Members of the Summit Fire Department were joined by Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons -- burn victims from the January 2009 arson fire at Seton Hall University -- for a fire safety presentation at Summit High School. At the assembly, attended by members of the school's senior class, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two masked individuals entered unlocked vehicles on Hillcrest Avenue in Summit Saturday afternoon and fled in another vehicle when confronted, according to a Summit Police Department Nixle alert and subsequent email The email, sent at 4 p.m. stated, "At 3:22 pm two black males ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two vehicles were stolen in Summit -- between 11:10 p.m. on March 10 and 1:15 a.m. on March 11 -- from driveways on Clark Street and Hickory Road, respectively, according to the City of Summit. The City added that both were unlocked with key fobs inside. The vehicles stolen were ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nine police officers from eight agencies in Union County are among 389 from across New Jersey named in a recent report from the state Attorney General’s Office detailing “major discipline” issued to law enforcement officers in 2021. In Union County, the majority — 17 of the 25 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Patrol officers from the Summit Police Department responded to a report of an attempted suicide at St Teresa Cemetery today at 12:01 a.m., according to information released by the City of Summit. Upon arrival at 136 Passaic Avenue, units discovered a critically injured Summit man, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2022 Youth Academy, which is open to children ages 11-14 and will feature two, one-week sessions -- July 18 to July 22, and July 25 to July 29 -- from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Applications will be accepted now through ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Only minor injuries were reported as the Summit Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire in a third-floor apartment at the Summit Senior Housing Building on Chestnut Street. Responding today at 12:14 p.m. to a report of the fire at 12 Chestnut Street crews, upon arrival, found ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Summit Police Department’s (SPD) policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services on February 21 as part of an accreditation process that began a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Launched in 2004 as a means to foster enhanced communication and trust between members of the Summit Police Department and young Hilltop City residents, the Summit Police Department Trading Card program has returned for 2022.  The fourth installment of the program sees each sworn ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There were no reported injuries in a fire in an apartment this morning at the Lantern Hill Senior Living Community.   New Providence Deputy Fire Chief John Signorelli gave the following account of the fire:   At approximately 07:14 this morning, the New Providence ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A man who was the subject of a Friday afternoon Summit Police Department nixle alert after he fled prior to entering Summit Oaks Hospital was located unharmed, the City reported. The 47-year-old male from East Brunswick was transported to the hospital for mental health treatment ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A City of Summit Police Department Officer on residential patrol caused two suspects to end their attempt to steal a vehicle on Whittredge Road Monday night, according to the City. At approximately 11:20 p.m. on January 31, the officer on patrol observed a BMW X7 -- with one male ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After nearly two years, Summit Police Officer Anthony Pyzik has returned to duty, welcomed back with a reception filled with love and warmth commensurate with the level of strength and perseverance he has demonstrated on his road to recovery from severe injuries suffered while on duty ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad -- which answered more than 2,200 calls last year -- has installed its 2022 Leadership team, with Mayor Nora Radest visiting Squad headquarters to administer the Oath of Office. Kevin Caropreso, who previously served as Vice President, is the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three vehicles have been stolen from residences in Summit this year -- including two overnight -- according to information supplied by the Summit Police Department. In each case, the vehicles involved were unsecured and parked in the residents' driveways with the key fobs left inside ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department, responding on January 7 to a report of an attempted motor vehicle theft on Blackburn Road -- near the intersection of Oak Knoll Road -- in Summit, have apprehended three suspects, each of whom has been charged with multiple-related offenses, according to a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department is reminding Hilltop City residents to continue following safety tips from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Safety essentials include:.  Inspect light ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On behalf of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, the EMS unit's President Robert Flanagan has issued a second call for community support. The Squad, which receives no City funding, provides its services for free to the community. "Whenever you or someone you love needs help, the ...

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