In less than 30 minutes Wednesday evening crews had a Greenwich Township house fire under control, officials said.
Fire crews were called a little before 5 p.m. for a smoke investigation at 101 Washington St. The house sits off of the intersection of Main Street and Washington and Greenwich streets.
The Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Company chief found light smoke at the home, called for the first alarm and a three-man crew forced their way inside.
The fire was located on the second floor, and was under control in about 25 minutes, the fire company said in a Facebook post.
Stewartsville was assisted by Harmony, Franklin and Phillipsburg fire departments, and the Warren County Prosecutors Office, Warren County fire marshal and Greenwich Township police were also at the scene.
The fire’s cause and origin is being investigated by the county fire marshal.
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Police were dispatched at 4:45 a.m. Sept. 18 to a home into which an unwanted raccoon gained entry. It was found in the bathroom’s cupboard enjoying a bit of cat food. Police were able to catch the uninvited guest and safely removed it.
Assistance: Oakwood Drive
Police assisted the Olmsted Township fire department at 5:43 a.m. Sept. 21 with a woman who gave birth outside in the parking lot. Mother and newborn were transported to the hospital. Both were reportedly healthy.
Suspicious person: Periwinkle Drive
Someone called police at 4:40 p.m. Sept. 18 about a 20- to 30-year-old man who had a knife on his side while walking through the park. When officers arrived the man was not there, but special attention was placed at that location. The man apparently did not threaten or display the knife while walking.
Fighting: Carl Lane
A caller told police at 1:16 a.m. Sept. 20 there was a fight in progress involving several people outside a home. During the call, the complainant said everyone who was involved got into two cars and left the park. When police arrived, all parties were gone.
Civil issue: John Road
A woman at 10:20 a.m. Sept. 18 called police about her ex-boyfriend who was there trying to retrieve a car. The ex was in the driveway honking his horn. A tow truck was contacted to retrieve the car without any further issues.
An HVAC employee is facing charges after authorities made a strange discovery inside the girl’s bathroom of a Camden County, New Jersey school this week.
Officials at Glen Landing Middle School say on September 9 they found mirrors installed on the interior doors of the stalls of one of their bathrooms.
Police say school officials became suspicious and suspected someone could be using the mirrors to peer into the stalls from an air conditioning vent above.
According to the Gloucester Township Police Department, Gregory Mahley, 51, of West Deptford, is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child, invasion of privacy, and possession of child pornography.
Mahley was an eight-year employee of Multi-Temp Mechanical, Inc., located in Westville. The company was contracted by the Gloucester Township Board of Education to perform Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning services at the school.
It’s still unclear how long the mirrors were installed before they were discovered.
During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, police say that electronic devices were recovered and some students may have been recorded.
“I am very disturbed to learn of criminal charges filed today against an employee of an outside contractor who was performing HVAC work at Glen Landing Middle School. Upon notification of suspicious behavior, the school’s administration immediately contacted local law enforcement authorities,” said Superintendent John Bilodeau in a statement.
Police are urging anyone who thinks they may be a victim to contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500.