Friday, May 10, 2013
Peter Glogolich issued summons for role in May 4 collision, police say.
Chatham Borough Fire Chief Peter Glogolich was issued a summons for striking a pedestrian with his borough-owned vehicle. Police department executive administrative assistant Kevin O'Shea said Glogolich, 51, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk after he struck Lillian Garrison, 42, of Chatham on May 4. Patrolman Brian Colatrella had found that Glogolich was attempting to turn left from Main Street onto Bowers Lane when he struck Garrison, who was walking westbound across Bowers Lane, O'Shea said. Glogolich was driving the chief's vehicle but was not responding to a call at that time, O'Shea said. Garrison was treated for a minor head injury at Morristown Medical Center following the collision. Colatrella was able …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Teen girls report being approached by a male who followed them, made crude remarks.
Chatham Borough police are asking the public's help in solving two recent incidents of attempted child luring. Authorities responded to two incidents of men attempting to lure minor females around the same time Friday afternoon. Two 13-year-old girls told police that they were approached by a man on foot after school Friday near Kings supermarket on Main Street. The man — described as Hispanic, in his late 20s, 6 feet tall, with a thin build, short brown hair and clad in tight blue jeans and a dark green sleeveless T-shirt — yelled at the girls and began making crude remarks, police said. The girls ignored him and kept walking, but the man followed them, police said. He was spotted leaving the area soon after in a black, late model sedan…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
New tool from State Police offers a snapshot of recent crime reporting.
February 2013 was an active month for the Chatham Borough Police—according to the New Jersey State Police crime reporting data, overall crime rose 50 percent over February 2012. Granted, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township are pretty safe places in general, and an increase of 50 percent can be pretty significant— but in this case, it represents six crimes reported vs. four from February 2012. According to the crime reporting data, there was one assault with a dangerous weapon, one simple assault (with hands, fists, feet, etc.) and four thefts reported in Chatham Borough in February 2013. In February 2012, there were two simple assaults, one robbery with a knife and one burglary, reported. So far this year the borough police have had 12 …
Madison woman's manager noticed her drawer was short on several occasions.
Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police said a Madison woman was arrested and charged with theft on April 10. Sarah Kesselbrenner, 21, was employed by Bottle King Liquors on Watchung Avenue as a cashier, according to a statement by police. Bottle King's managers noticed Kesselbrenner's cash drawer came up short on several occasions and began to review her transactions, according to police. Management found Kesselbrenner would pocket cash transactions and void the transaction on the machine, police said. The total amount of thefts accumulates to about $200 at this point, according to police. Kesselbrenner was processed and released pending further court action, police said.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Chatham Borough Police responded to the scene.
A large truck failed to make it underneath the Hillside Avenue train overpass Thursday night. The truck became lodged under the bridge at about 8 p.m. Thursday. Chatham Borough Police responded to the scene and can be seen in the photos submitted by Toby Kennedy. Details about the accident were not immediately available from police Thursday evening. Chatham Patch will update this story when further information becomes available. Overpasses throughout Chatham Borough have been similarly struck by large trucks in the past, including bridges across Washington Avenue, Hillside Avenue and especially Watchung Avenue. From July to August 2012, the Watchung Avenue bridge was struck seven times. NJ Transit sends engineers to inspect the bridges …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Resident discovered the car stolen when he went to leave for work Tuesday.
A 2013 Mercedes was discovered stolen from a resident's driveway Tuesday morning. Ptlm. Roy George of the Chatham Borough Police investigated the stolen car at a residence on Oak Drive at 5:23 a.m. Tuesday. Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police said the resident of the house went out to go to work and discovered the Mercedes gone. The car was in front of two other cars, and the actor(s) drove across the lawn to get out of the driveway, O'Shea said. The car is described as a 2013 Mercedes GL450 with NJ registration A72-CWM with a Chatham Cougar sticker on the tailgate. Police ask anyone with information about the car to call (973) 635-8000.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Police employees, with combined 65 years of service, are retiring.
The Chatham Borough Council honored on Monday two longtime police department employees, Sgt. Robert Sweetin and Parking Enforcement Officer Nicolina Balsamo, who are retiring. “You won't find two more dedicated people,” Police Chief Philip J. Crosson, Jr. said. “They never said no to any request.” Sweetin, whose retirement takes effect on April 1, started work as a dispatcher in the police department on Dec. 23, 1987, then became a patrolman on Feb. 16, 1988. He became traffic safety officer on Jan. 6, 2011. Sweetin, who received numerous commendations and citations during his tenure, “has continually demonstrated a genuine concern for all the people he has touched over his career,” according to the council resolution honoring his …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Chatham Borough Police worked with the Morris County Sheriff's Office to investigate the home burglary.
Chatham Borough Police arrested five people for their roles in a home burglary at a Main Street apartment in which a large quantity of jewelry was stolen. According to Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department, a witness reported seeing someone climbing into the window of an apartment at 575 Main St. in the early hours of Sunday morning. A suspect was identified as the victim's next door neighbor, and after further interviews and investigation the following people were arrested and charged: The jewelry was stolen from a resident of the apartment who was packing to move out. The victim's sister reported the crime. Patrolman Roy George responded to the report of the burglary at 11 a.m. Sunday. According to O'Shea, the sister told…
No injuries were caused by the accident.
Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department said a large pothole caused a driver to veer into a parked car and caused the accident that blocked Kings Road Monday. Jed Noah, 50, of Morganville was traveling west on Kings Road Monday afternoon when he struck a large pothole near the back exit of Chatham Plaza. O'Shea said this caused Noah's 2011 Acura to veer to the right and strike a parked car, after which Noah's car rolled over and came to rest on its roof. Noah was not injured and was outside of his car when Patrolman Wayne Shivers arrived on the scene at 12:16 p.m. Police closed off Kings Road until the accident was cleared away. The Chatham Emergency Squad also responded to the scene. No summonses were issued and both cars …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The driver was issued a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
A 30-year-old woman suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries Thursday after she was hit by a car while walking in the crosswalk at Main Street and Lafayette Avenue. Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department said Rachel Sala of Chatham was walking west in the crosswalk at about 7:45 p.m. when she was hit by a car turning left onto Lafayette Avenue from Main Street. The car was driven by Frederick Ott, 52, of Madison. According to a statement from O'Shea, Ott stated he did not see a pedestrian but did realize he hit something. He stopped the car and then realized he had struck a pedestrian. Sala was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Chatham Emergency Squad. Ott was issued a summons for failing to yield to …