Newton Police: Pedestrian in Shop-Rite Parking Lot

January 20, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A Rockaway woman was hit by a car as she walked across the parking lot of the Newton Shop-Rite on January 8, according to Newton police. 

Beverly Barney, 70, was making a left hand turn when she struck Joanne Francis,44,  in the crosswalk.  While the crosswalk was hardly visible because of road salt, there were signs clearly marking the pedestrian right of way, ...

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Plainfield Man Arrested for Scamming Victims to Cash Stolen Checks

January 20, 2018

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the South Plainfield Police Department arrested a 29 year-old Plainfield resident for scamming people into cashing stolen checks.

On January 2, 2018, Kyle Williams entered the Wells Fargo Bank on Plainfield Ave within the borough and convinced a customer to cash a check for him because his identification was expired.  The victim ...