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Police & Fire

September 24, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety reports head injury is the most serious injury type and the most common cause of death among bicyclists. The National Injury Prevention Foundation details that nearly 70% of all fatal bicycle crashes involve head injuries, and that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As construction work continues on the new City of Summit Fire Department headquarters, the City of Summit and the Other Fellow First Foundation are partnering on a special brick paver fundraising initiative that will help fund fitness and living-quarters furnishings not included in the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian on Summit Avenue, between Morris Avenue and Walnut Street, this morning has seriously injured a Summit resident, according to the Summit Police Department. The Summit Police responded the scene at 10 a.m. today. There, they found an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department is reporting the theft of five catalytic converters in Summit during a period beginning overnight September 6 into September 7. The vehicles involved were parked on Constantine Place, Glenside Avenue and Walnut Street in Summit. Catalytic ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - This coming Tuesday, September 6, is the first day of classes for the Summit Public Schools. As students prepare to head back to school, the Summit Police Department is sharing several safety tips for children who are walking and biking to school and motorists. “Pedestrian safety is ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé announced that Ramunas Katkus, of Summit, has been arrested for the murder of Angelika K. Miles, 28, of Summit. Katkus is being charged with murder, possession of a weapon for ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the death of Angelika K. Miles, 28, of Summit. On Friday, August 26, at 3:45 a.m., ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Sunoco service station, located on Morris Turnpike in Summit, was robbed at gunpoint on August 21 at approximately 6 p.m., the City of Summit Police Department reported. According to law enforcement, two male suspects wearing hoodies and face masks -- driving a black, four-door ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Annually, U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 3,870 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities, and off-campus housing and, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, from 2000 to 2015 there were 85 fires on college campuses that resulted in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department is inviting residents to its 'Cops and Cones' event, where residents can meet the women and men in blue charged with protecting the community's public safety and enjoy a frosty treat at the same time. The event will be held on August 24, from 1 - ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A 35-year-old Summit man found unresponsive and lying on a bench outside the Summit train station has died, the City has announced. The Summit Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious man at a bus stop outside the Summit train station at approximately 2:50 a.m.

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SUMMIT, NJ - A 26-year-old Summit man is currently listed in critical condition after suffering multiple stab wounds during an altercation Sunday night, according to the Summit Police Department. The suspect was later captured and arrested after a brief foot chase. The Summit Police ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On a toasty and humid night, amid a hot Summit summer, the mutual connection and warm relationship -- built on trust, admiration and respect -- between the town's residents and its public safety and health professionals was on display, literally, at the City's Village Green as the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Concluding its 16th season, the Summit Police Department Youth Academy celebrated its class of 59 cadets in two ceremonies, each attended by Mayor Nora Radest, Summit Police Chief Steven Zagorski, members of Common Council and the cadets' family members. The program is designed to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Steven Zagorski, who has served the Summit Police Department for more than three decades, today officially became the City's Chief of Police, taking the oath administered by Mayor Nora Radest -- and with his family by his side -- in a swearing-in ceremony held outdoors at City ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As it had done late last month, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad members again recently responded to multiple emergency calls requiring the Squad's use of all three ambulances.   The Squad’s on-duty crew was responding to an unrelated medical emergency when a two-vehicle motor ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Beverly Brown, an active member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, is the recipient of the 2022 Excellence in EMS Award from Overlook Medical Center. She was nominated for the award by Summit First Aid Squad Chief John Staunton. Brown joined the Squad as a Junior member while ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Detective Sergeant Peter Frank of the Summit Police Department, who served the City for the past 27 years, has retired from the force. Sergeant Frank began his law enforcement career in 1993 in Pennsylvania with the Coatesville and Parkesburg police departments. He was hired by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad's (SVFAS) Thursday day crew -- along with other off-duty volunteers -- responded to five calls in just over an hour on the afternoon of June 23, two of which required patient transportation to Morristown Medical Center. All three ambulances were ...

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SUMMIT, NJ, - Pursuit by the Summit Police Department of a suspected stolen vehicle driven in Summit has led to the arrests of three individuals, according to the City of Summit. A Summit Police officer, on patrol in East Summit at approximately 1:50 a.m. on June 18, observed a 2021 Toyota ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit Police Department Detective Charlie Robertson has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Summit Police Department.  Sergeant Robertson is a graduate of Penn State University, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He attended the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One injury was reported after an electrical fire broke out at Overlook Medical Center, according to a media advisory from the City of Summit.  The Summit Fire Department (SFD) responded to the report of an electrical fire at the hospital at approximately 8:01 p.m. The fire was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nine members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad's 'Juniors Program' -- all residents of the Hilltop City -- were recently celebrated  at the Squad's annual graduation ceremony. The juniors were honored for having fulfilled their commitment to the program as they graduate from ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department is accepting applications to fill an immediate opening in the Department for a full-time, probationary police officer in its patrol unit. The department is accepting applications for the position until June 24. Applications are available at the ...

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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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