Police & Fire

January 11, 2019

CLARK, NJ - Clark Police administered Nasal Naloxone, or "Narcan” for opioid-based overdoses more frequently in 2018 in comparison to 2017 according to departmental records. Police Chief Pedro Matos said officers administered Narcan a total of 12 times in 2018 in comparison to 9 times in 2017.

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department has offered condolences and prayers to the family of retired Detective Roy George, according to the department's Facebook page. George died recently at the age of 91, according to Clark Councilman Brian Toal. “Thank you for your service to our Nation and ...

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CLARK, NJ - The northbound side of the Garden State Parkway just before the Clark exit was the scene of a vehicle fire Wednesday afternoon according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.  The Clark FD assisted first responders from Colonia in extinguishing flames that had fully engulfed a pick up ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire and Police Departments responded to the scene of a two car accident just north of the Clark exit at around 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning.  According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, after the accident one car ended up on the shoulder and the second went into the woods and ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Volunteer Fire Department teamed up with Santa and hit the streets of town on Saturday, December 15.  Santa and the crew got an earlier start than usual  this year in hopes of getting down even more streets said Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.  The team kept going into the early ...

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CLARK, NJ — Law enforcement officials from Clark will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign according to Det. Sgt. Christian Lott.   The campaign started in early December and continues ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police have issued a road work advisory for Friday, December 14.  According to police, the intersection of Oak Ridge Road and Lake Avenue will be paved between the hours of 9:00 a.m.and 3:00 p.m. Starting at 9:00 a.m. the westbound traffic on Raritan Road will be detoured ...

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CLARK, NJ – Last month, members of the Clark Police Department participated in “No-Shave November” to raise cancer awareness. Proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to Roselle Park Lieutenant Manny Jimenez. “It’s a rare opportunity when you can help a fellow peace keeper affected by the cause ...

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HOPEWELL, NJ – The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office wants the driver involved in Sunday morning’s crash with Clark’s Michael Sot to remain in custody. David Lamar, 22, was arrested after investigators found that he was driving while impaired. The head-on collision resulted in serious injuries ...

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EWING, NJ –  Charges have been brought against David Lamar, a 22 year old from West Windsor, NJ after the head on collision Sunday evening which sent Clark’s Michael Sot, 20 and five others to the hospital with critical injuries.  Police said Lamar was traveling southbound on Pennington Road ...

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CLARK, NJ - Five TCNJ students, including one from Clark were involved in a two-vehicle collision early Sunday morning not far from the school according to an email distributed to the campus community. Michael Sot, 20, from Clark was injured in the crash. No specific details on Sot’s condition ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department is seeking any information the public may have that can help identify a suspect caught on video in the early morning hours of November 24 burglarizing several unlocked vehicles in the vicinity of Ross Street. The video is posted on the Clark PD’s Facebook ...

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CLARK, NJ – A 25 year old male was charged after allegedly committing a lewd act in the Clark Commons parking lot recently according to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos.  Matos said Detective Sergeant Joseph Teston charged Muhammad Rahil Darr of Fernwood Terrace in Linden with committing a lewd ...

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CLARK, NJ – Nicholas A. Kurus Jr. recently took the oath to become the Clark Police Department’s newest member. Kurus, who will wear badge #191, was sworn in by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Chief Pedro Matos at the Monday, November 19 Town Council Meeting. During the meeting, Matos highlighted the ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Fire Department called for backup recently when they needed help moving a storage container. Rob’s Towing Service donated their trucks and man power to move the Department’s 24-foot storage container from the Raritan Road Firehouse to Fire Department Headquarters on ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Fire Department is seeking additional members to join its ranks. Fire Chief Frank Cerasa recently spoke with TAPinto Clark about the recruitment efforts. “[We’re] looking for as many [new members] as we can get,” explained Cerasa, who is open to recruiting both older and ...

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CLARK, NJ - A shoplifting incident at Marshall's went awry on Tuesday night when two suspects accused of cutting security tags off merchandise were approached by security personnel in the store around 5 p.m.    According to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos, a female suspect pushed passed security ...

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CLARK, NJ – A Westfield police officer rushed to the hospital after falling ill from exposure to an unknown drug found in a suspect’s car Monday night has since returned to work, police said Tuesday. At about 9:15 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle alleged to have been involved in shoplifting in ...

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CLARK, NJ - Traffic was snarled  around 3 p.m.on Saturday after a multi-car collision with injuries.  According to Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos a two car accident at the intersection of Westfield Avenue and Raritan Road sent one person to a nearby hospital and caused major traffic congestion for ...

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CLARK, NJ - A 24 year old was charged on Wednesday with eight counts of burglary to a motor vehicle and six counts of theft after a string of vehicle burglaries in Clark last month according to Clark Police.  Detectives allege Jonathan A. Joseph, of Springfield Avenue in Newark is responsible for ...

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CLARK, NJ – Early morning work on the corner of Grand Street and Brant Avenue led to a gas leak according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.   The call for help came in around 8 a.m. after CRJ Contracting accidentally broke a two inch gas main while working in the area. Cerasa said gas was ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Clark Police arrested a Union County man shortly after 10 p.m. on Thursday for possession of a stolen gun and drugs according to Captain Vincent Concina.  Clark Police Officer Gucwa and Sergeant Tuccio took a 31 year old man into custody after a traffic stop revealed the driver was ...

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CLARK, NJ – Two Clark Police Officers were promoted during Monday evening’s Town Council Meeting.  Police Officers Joseph Teston and Pedro Oliveira were surrounding by family and friends during the ceremony with Police Chief Pedro Matos and Mayor Sal Bonaccorso. Bonaccorso welcomed all the ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police were the first to arrive on the scene of a reaction during a chemical process shortly before 2 a.m. on Tuesday that sent two Kerry employees to a nearby hospital according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.  Cerasa and sixteen of his crew members assessed the scene upon ...

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CLARK, NJ - There was a tense hour at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School on Tuesday morning as students and staff were made to evacuate the building after a call to emergency responders about a heavy odor of natural gas in the building according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa. Three engines from the ...

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CLARK, NJ - A string of burglaries to unlocked cars on the west side of town prompted Clark Police Chief  Pedro Matos to  issue a warning at a recent town council meeting.   “There was no forced entry in any of the vehicles,” said Matos.  He reported approximately ten cars were involved in the ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department Facebook page announced that after a two-week investigation, Matthew Rodriguez, 18 years of age from Clark, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police witnessed him placing a large rock, in the middle of Raritan Road, in the early morning ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police ended up in a foot chase after a routine traffic stop on Raritan Road just before 5 p.m. on Monday.  According to officials one male in the car fled the scene during the stop. Clark Police confirmed that Union County and Cranford Police were called to aid in the search.  ...

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CLARK, NJ – A single car went off the road and onto the grounds of the Columbia Bank on Raritan Road early Tuesday morning.   The vehicle traveled  across the lawn, hit the bank, and continued beyond until it hit a tree on the adjacent property according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa. Clark ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department is mourning and paying tribute to one of its former members, Detective Anthony Della Serra. According to the Clark Police, Della Serra was a member of the department from 1968 to 1993. He was originally hired as a patrolman and was promoted to detective in ...

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