Friday, May 24, 2013
Four cars were broken into and two stolen in the north end of Livingston near the on- and off-ramps to Interstate 280.
There were four car break-ins and two cars stolen, one of which led Livingston police officers on a high-speed chase, early Friday morning, according to authorities. The break-ins and thefts were all committed within a few blocks of one another in the north end of the township near Interstate 280, said Livingston Police Sgt. Anthony Dippold. Police believe these crimes were committed by the same group of people. “These are all connected, without a doubt,” Dippold said. Livingston Police first noticed a 2010 Honda Accord parked in the driveway at 128 N. Livingston Ave. with its interior lights and doors open around 3 a.m. Friday, said Dippold. A few personal files were taken from the car and there was no sign of forced entry. Minutes …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Operation Take Back NJ encourages residents to drop off unused prescription drugs.
The Livingston Police Department participated in Operation Take Back NJ on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Residents were encouraged to drop off their expired and unused medications for safe disposal by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Livingston residents relinquished 170 pounds of drugs. The police department would like to thank all the residents who dropped off medication for disposal. Safe disposal keeps drugs out of water supplies and out of the hands of people who may misuse them.
Livingston Mall is scene of annual event featuring Batman, live performances -- and a helicopter landing.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, May 3
The annual Essex County Police and Public Safety Expo, which is sponsored by the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association, will be held at the Livingston Mall on May 4, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be demonstrations and displays throughout the mall from local, county, state and federal agencies. Last year’s Expo featured nearly 40 participating organizations. This year, there will be appearances by Batman, Malibu Barbie and McGruff the Crime Dog, canine and mounted police units, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Crime Scene Unit, NJSPCA Mobile Command Center Disaster Response Unit, NJ Department of Corrections demonstrations and displays, vocal performances by Pastele, law enforcement and fire department …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Attempted theft from pick-up truck is caught on camera by hotel housekeeper.
A call to police by a Westminster Hotel housekeeper -- and a video the woman shot on her iPhone -- led police to arrest a man in the attempted burglary of a laptop and cell phone from a pick-up truck last week, said Livingston Police Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold. It began on April 23 at 11:30 a.m., when the employee saw a man in the hotel's parking lot exit a Ford Windstar minivan and repeatedly throw a Belgian brick against the window of a pick-up truck, Dippold said. The woman filmed the incident on her iPhone and then was able to see part of the man's license plate, which she reported to police. "We were able to locate the minivan from the partial plate number and trace it to its owner, a woman in Newark," said Dippold. Over the course …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Budd Lake man also charged with drug possession with intent to distribute.
Livingston Police arrested a man attempting to steal earrings from a jewelry case at the Macy's at the Livingston Mall last Wednesday, said Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold. Mall security officers called police after seeing a man who matched the description of a man who earlier that day had allegedly stolen six pairs of earrings from the Ledgewood Macy's in Morris County, said Dippold. The earrings were valued at $3,600. The man, Michael Vanderhoof, 30, from Budd Lake, had a metal hook wrapped in black tape that he was allegedly using to pry open the jewelry case, Dippold said. After receiving the call from the Livingston Mall security officers, police asked the loss prevention officers at the Ledgewood Macy's to email a photo of Vanderhoof, said…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Livingston police were tipped off by an alert security guard.
Livingston police arrested a 45-year-old Morristown man and his 39-year-old accomplice after police said the man was trying to steal about $500 worth of copper piping from a vacant home on South Orange Avenue Monday, Livingston Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold said. A security guard, who had gone to check on a house located at 651 S. Orange Ave., saw Alton Robinson allegedly removing the piping from the home, located on the grounds of the East Orange Water Company at approximately 2 p.m. Monday, Dippold said. The guard noticed footprints in the snow leading to the front door, saw a window in the front of the house was broken and heard noise coming from the house, Dippold said. "The man was carrying a quantity of copper tubing used in plumbing," …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The power returned late Saturday afternoon.
5 p.m. Saturday update: Power has been restored to the mall. The mall is now open until 9:30pm and will open as scheduled tomorrow at 11 a.m. 11 a.m. update: The Livingston Mall remains closed Saturday following a power outage caused by a blown transformer. The mall posted on their facebook page: Due to a power outage Livingston Mall will be closed today, Saturday, December 29th. Please check for updates on hours for tomorrow. Thank you. No update has been given as to what progress has been made to restore the blown transformer. ---------------------------------------------- The Livingston Mall had to close early tonight following an extensive power outage. At approximately 6:30 p.m., a transformer blew underneath the mall, causing the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The 2011 Uniform Crime Report showed an increase of approximately 85 criminal incidents in Livingston
Reported Livingston crime increased from 400 in 2010 to 485 in 2011. The New Jersey State Police released its 2011 Uniform Crime Report on Friday with statewide criminal reports rising 3-percent from 2010 to 2011. According to the report, Livingston saw an increase of 85 incidents last year from the previous year. With 29,366 residents and approximately 80 officers in its police force, Livingston had 14 violent crimes which were split between 7 aggravated assaults, 6 robberies and one reported rape. There were no murders reported in Livingston last year. The majority of Livingston's reported incidents were of a non-violent nature (471) as the village had 518 reported thefts last year. Also reported were 44 burglaries, and 37 stolen …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Livingston Police Department and the Livingston Health Department are joining forces with MADD to present an informative campaign on Dec. 5.
The Livingston Police Department and the Livingston Health Department are joining forces with Mother's Against Drunk Driving to present an informative campaign on Dec. 5. According to the MADD website, the time period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the most dangerous time of the year to drive. That’s why every holiday season, MADD asks drivers to put a MADD red ribbon in a visible location on their vehicle as a reminder to drive safe, sober and buckled up. The ribbon is a symbol of the motorist’s pledge to drive safe, sober and buckled-up during the holidays and it will remind other to do the same. The holidays are the heaviest travel times and a time when too many alcohol related accidents occur. The departments invite …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A silver Mercedes was stolen from the Livingston Autobahn.
Police are investigating an alleged carjacking Friday morning at a Northfield Road gas station. At around 8:10 a.m., a man in his 20s, wearing a wool mask, allegedly pushed his way past a female driver using the air pump at the Livingston Autobahn Shell station, entered the driver's seat and drove away in her 2009 silver Mercedes Sport Utility Vehicle, according to Detective Sgt. Anthony Dippold. The woman was not injured. The masked man drove northbound down Livingston Avenue, followed by another car, which police believe was involved in the incident — a black Audi, later reported as stolen from the Newark Airport parking lot. Police pursued the two cars down Livingston Avenue and onto eastbound Route 280. The officers followed the …