Police & Fire

May 17, 2021

CLARK, NJ - According to township officials a time-capsule recovered from the debris of the original Clark Police Department is going to be opened LIVE at the Town Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17. The unveiling will be live on Clark's Channel TV36  according to their post.  ...

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Updated at 3:51 p.m. NEW JERSEY — Following an Amber alert issued Monday, authorities have found an infant reported missing, state police said. "Chinna Payne, a 2-week-old baby girl, of East Orange, N.J. has been safely located," state police said in a Facebook post. Police had said the ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department announced via social media they are accepting applications for crossing guards. The position would include approximately 15 hours per week helping children cross roadways at different  locations around town according to police.   All equipment and training ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police are requesting help from residents in the local streets off of Westfield Avenue close to Town Hall after a string of car burglaries Tuesday evening. Officials are asking residents to check their home security footage for any activity which can be of help to police in ...

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CLARK, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Clark, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a “beta” ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Fire Department was called to the scene of an accident with a possible entrapment at Madison Hill Road and Cornell Drive at 9:58 p.m. Friday night.  Upon arrival, crews found a two-vehicle crash with one car on its side and the other with heavy rear-end damage. Both drivers ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department announced via social media Wednesday that sentencing was completed for Thiruvenk Srinivasan, the driver in the hit-and-run that resulted in the death of 82-year-old James B. Leinbach last October. Police said Srinivasan, 78, of Edison was sentenced to ...

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CLARK, NJ - The eastbound lane of Westfield Avenue in the vicinity of Benjamin Street is closed Tuesday for utility work according to town officials.  Police are on the scene, and detours are posted. The westbound lane headed toward Raritan Road remain open.    

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CLARK, NJ – Numerous retired members of the Clark Police Department gathered earlier this month at their previous workplace, the soon-to-be demolished police headquarters, for a trip down memory lane.  On March 14, nearly two dozen retired officers, including two of the most senior members, Lt.

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RAHWAY, NJ — A Rahway resident employed by the Linden Public Schools has been reported missing. The Rahway Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to find him. Brian Gooney, a paraprofessional at Soehl Middle School and resident of Rahway, hasn't been seen since Tuesday, March 9, ...

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CLARK, NJ - Parts of Madison Hill Road remain closed on Wednesday morning after a dump truck flipped shortly after 6:00 a.m. according to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa. The truck's load was strewn across the roadway, leading Clark Police to close the road to traffic while clean up took place.  Cerasa ...

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CLARK, NJ – Ronaldo Godwin, 43, of Newark has been charged with second-degree death by auto and second-degree witness tampering in connection with a fatal Parkway crash on Monday according to Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. Godwin, is in custody and has been criminally charged with ...

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CLARK, NJ – One person died after an early morning multi-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway Monday according to NJ State Police.   Clark Fire Department Captain Ryan Might said his department along with the NJSP Police and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the southbound side ...

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CLARK, NJ - A two vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway Sunday morning left one car off the roadway according to Clark Fire Captain Ryan Might.  The incident occurred just before 7:00 a.m. Might said when CFD and NJ State Police arrived, they saw one vehicle had traveled over the guard rail ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday at the new Union County Fire/EMS Training Academy. The new facility, located at the former site of the Union County Juvenile Detention Center, provides classroom space for both professional and volunteer firefighters in training, as ...

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Updated 2/5/2021 - To include additional members CLARK, NJ – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad held a ceremony on Sunday to swear-in the newly elected officers for 2021.   Instead of the usual formal dinner, the squad chose a small service this year as a measure of safety during the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey State Police are urging New Jersey residents to prepare for a nor’easter that will affect the entire state. Most of the state will be under a Winter Storm Warning.  The police advise that if you do not need to travel, stay home. The best way to avoid storm-related ...

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CLARK, NJ - Police are advising motorist to avoid the area of Central Avenue near Terminal Avenue due to a water main break.  The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Friday evening.   Police said the is only one lane open to travel on Central Avenue. Utility crews will be on the scene to make ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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NEW JERSEY — An investigation is currently ongoing after a bomber, later identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, reportedly set off an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning. New Jersey officials said the bombing - which injured at least eight people, killed Warner and ...

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CLARK, NJ – A NJ State Police Helicopter landed in the parking lot of Mother Seton Regional High School to provide emergency medical transport to an occupant of a vehicle after a one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway Monday afternoon. According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, his team was ...

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UNION, NJ - A four car accident involving an oil tanker has been reported on Route 78 West at Exit 50B (Vauxhall Road exit). According to authorities, hazmat personnel has been dispatched for a diesel spill.  Preliminary information reports only minor injuries.  Route 78 West has been shut down ...

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CLARK, NJ - A call for help came in to emergency dispatch at approximately 9:30 Thursday morning after a two-car crash on the southbound Garden State Parkway according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.  Colonia emergency responders joined the Clark Fire Department, Clark Police and Volunteer ...

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CLARK, NJ – It has been almost five months since the Union County Prosecutor’s Office assumed control of the Clark Police Department.  At the time, a joint statement from New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said they would be performing ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — An 81-year-old borough woman died when she was hit by the driver of an SUV Wednesday evening, police said. Officers found Catherine Flint lying face down in the roadway on Walnut Street near the intersection of Second Avenue at about 6:15 p.m., Police Chief Jim Wright said in a ...

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CLARK, NJ – An Elizabeth man who led Clark and Cranford officers on a chase Saturday afternoon is facing multiple criminal charges, police said. At approximately 3:00 p.m. Clark Police received a call that someone was trying to burglarize or steal a car at the construction site at the ...

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CLARK, NJ – CityMD employees called for emergency responders after two individuals entered the facility with stab wounds on Tuesday evening according to police. Officials said an adult male and a juvenile male arrived at the walk-in clinic just before 7:00 p.m. with non-life-threatening injuries ...

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CLARK, NJ – Police have arrested 78-year-old Thiruvenk Srinivasan of Edison in connection with the October 20 hit-and-run which resulted in the death of 82-year-old James B. Leinbach according to a statement from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Leinbach was struck as he crossed Raritan ...

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CLARK, NJ – Two adults were revived with naloxone by police after their vehicle crashed on Lake Avenue Sunday night according to the Union County Prosecutor’s office.   Both were suffering from an apparent drug overdose officials said. Shortly after 5:00 p.m. police arrived on the scene and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Halloween weekend saw mostly compliance with coronavirus restrictions across the state with a few notables outliers, according to New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan on Monday. “I thank the overwhelming majority of you who celebrated safely and especially ...

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