Police & Fire

June 2, 2020

CLARK, NJ – The internet has been filled with social media postings about police brutality since the death of George Flyod last week.  Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has been reading them and publicly responded on Tuesday afternoon to those directed at his department and their use of force. “As ...

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CLARK, NJ - As cries of police brutality in the death of George Floyd swept the nation via protests this weekend, local social media pages began churning up a storm of rumors about demonstrations, rallies and even threats coming to town soon. It started over the weekend with screen captures ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos released a statement today about what he called the murder of George Floyd.   In his letter, Matos shares his and fellow law enforcement officers' reactions to the incident and what it brings to the forefront for him and his team in the work they do and ...

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CLARK, NJ - A vehicle crashed through the fence of the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex on Thursday afternoon.   According to Police Chief Pedro Matos, there were no injuries and only the driver was present in the car. The car appeared to have traveled off of Raritan Road, through the iron fencing, ...

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Last Updated 5/4/2020 at 7:21 p.m. CLARK, NJ – A fire ripped through a home on Jupitor Street at approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, leaving major destruction in its wake.   According to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso a male resident and his dog were home at the time.  Bonaccorso said the homeowner made it ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department recently acquired three decontamination systems for use by various departments in town.  This new equipment allows users to decontaminate bays, personnel protective equipment, various apparatus and departmental vehicles. Fire Chief Frank Cerasa said he first ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police issued an advisory to motorist to avoid the eastbound lanes of Oakridge Road.  The road is closed headed towards Madison Hill Road due to construction. Traffic lanes from Madison Hill Road headed west towards Oakridge Road and Lake Avenue are open.  Motorists are asked ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Fire Department Association President Scott Lane and Vice President John DeAngelo delivered dinner to the stand-by crew of the Clark Fire Department and members of the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad on Friday as a way of thanking all the members for their efforts during the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police are reporting a partial road closure on Brant Avenue Thursday afternoon due to public utility work in the area.  Both lanes of Brant Avenue from Grand Street to the Garden State Parkway Circle will be closed according to authorities.    Police said the work is expected to ...

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CLARK, NJ - In an effort to support Clark's First Responders, the Deutscher Club of Clark is planning a drive-thru donation collection point in the Club's parking lot at 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark, NJ, this Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, 2020. Items such as Lysol Spray, Lysol liquid, Hand ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police are seeking witnesses to a crash on Brant Avenue at Grand Street on Friday, March 27 at approximately 5:10 p.m.  Anyone with details is asked to call Det. Sgt. Christian Lott at 732-215-8447. -------------- How much local news do you miss because you aren’t signed up ...

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Updated: Saturday, March 28 11:21 a.m. CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department was dispatched to set up a landing zone for a New Jersey State Police helicopter on Friday afternoon.  According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, the team cleared the area behind Mother Seton Regional High School for ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department was called to Chipotle for what ended up being a double call on Thursday morning after employees reported an unknown odor.  According to Captain Ryan Might, upon arrival at the Clark Commons restaurant firefighters were met by employees complaining of a burning ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Firehouse is closed to the public as a measure of precaution during the national COVID-19 watch.  At this time only active firefighters are allowed on the premises. Residents in need of emergency assistance should call 911.  Chief Frank Cerasa is asking residents to please ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police have instituted new guidelines for residents due to the threat of COVID-19.   According to police officials, headquarters is closed to the public.  Residents are asked not to go to the building for any reason other than an actual emergency.  911 operators are on duty and ...

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CLARK, NJ - It started on one Facebook group, then another and another across Clark and surrounding towns Sunday night.  People asking where the odd noise they heard was coming from.  Some said it sounded like a jet engine, other users said it was not like anything they'd heard before, yet others ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department responded to a single vehicle crash on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly after 6:00 a.m. Friday morning according to Chief Frank Cerasa. He said the driver and one passenger went off the road by the GSP maintenance yard just prior to exit 135.  ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department responded to a call about carbon monoxide alerts at ULTA beauty in the Clark Commons Shopping Center just before noon on Wednesday according to Chief Frank Cerasa. He said carbon monoxide detectors in the store were sounding upon arrival and readings for the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Former Clark resident Anthony DiRobbio, 60 has been charged with misapplication of entrusted property, a second-degree crime according to a statement from acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos. A Union County grand jury delivered an ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department is urging motorist to avoid exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway due to a water main break on Central Avenue.  Several lanes in the area are closed and traffic delays are building. According to police, utility teams are on site making repairs. Delays are ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department is warning motorist to avoid the section of Valley Road leading into the Clark traffic circle due to a water main break. Police said one lane of the circle and the affected section of Valley Road will be closed until further notice. According to police, NJ ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A former Union County Police Officer was sentenced to three years in state prison according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo.   Blake Clay, 36, was convicted of theft, theft by deception and official misconduct at a jury trial in September of 2019. A Rahway ...

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CLARK, NJ – Thursday, January 9, 2020 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  According to the National Calendar Day website, a group of community and professional organizations came together in 2015 to create the day to recognize officers across the country. In recognition of the day, ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ - Mercer County officials confirmed that a former Clark resident is accountable for the death of an ex-girlfriend on New Year’s Eve in 2017.   “All facts in this case indicate that Federico Terribile is responsible for the death of Gladys Barrera and the attempted murder of ...

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CLARK, NJ - During a medical emergency, people instinctively know to dial 911 for help. What they don’t think about is what it takes to keep the members of the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad equipped and ready to serve the community. George R. Olear, Trustee and Head of the Holiday Fund Drive ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department was up and at it early Sunday in response to a single car crash on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly beyond  exit 135.   Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa said responders were dispatched to the scene at approximately 6:30 a.m.    Cerasa said the Clark ...

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Updated at 12:28 p.m. SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A suspect was held then released Tuesday morning after a threat on social media prompted a lockdown at Union County Vocational Technical Schools, a spokesman for Union County Police said. Information about the suspect was not immediately available, ...

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CLARK, NJ - Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, December 14, and the Clark Fire Department has been serving as his local staff of elves getting ready for his arrival.   Members of the FD decorated Engine 3 in anticipation of Santa’s annual ride-around Clark. According to Santa’s helpers, ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of crossing guard. Anyone interested in applying is asked to contact Detective Brian Pereira of the Traffic Bureau for more information at 732-388-3434 or stop by police headquarters and pick up an ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire Department was on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident just before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.   According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, the accident, involving three cars was on the northbound side of the Garden State Parkway just prior to the Clark exit.   The Clark Fire ...

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