Police & Fire

September 21, 2018

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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CLARK, NJ - A fast-passing thunderstorm brought drenching rains to the start of National Night Out in Clark Tuesday.  The wet beginnnings did nothing to diminish the fun, festivities and spirit of the remainder of the evening. The event was moved to the grounds of the Clark Recreation Center ...

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CLARK, NJ-  The flocks of people registering and checking in, the sound of the motorcycles roaring down the street, it could only be the Blue Knights New Jersey III as they kicked  off their Knights of the Woods event at the Deutscher Club on Sunday, August 5, 2018. By 9:00 a.m. the sound of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department has emerged victorious as the winner of the “Clark PD vs Clark FD BBQ Cook-Off,” edging out the Fire Department by just one vote. After all votes were counted, the Police Department earned 469 votes while the Fire Department earned 468, according to Clark ...

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CLARK, NJ –One car is off the road and in the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway by Cranford exit 137 as a result of a three car accident just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa there were two men in the car that went into the water.  They were able ...

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CLARK, NJ – Thomas Balsamo was sworn in as the newest member of the Clark Police Department at Monday night’s Town Council meeting, Balsamo was welcomed to the department by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Police Chief Pedro Matos. “It’s nice to see a young man who has made that decision to dedicate ...

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CLARK, NJ – Preparations by the Clark Police and Fire Departments are underway ahead of the upcoming “Clark PD vs Clark FD BBQ Cook-Off.” The cookoff, which will feature members of both departments facing off in a cooking competition, is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at the Clark Recreation ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Town Council unanimously approved a $700K bond ordinance during Monday night's meeting which will allow for the preliminary phases of work toward a new Public Safety Building to begin. The ordinance was presented to the council earlier in the month.  The approval of this ...

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UPDATED 3:30 p.m.  - Police Chief Pedro Matos confirmed that the GSP southbound is closed.  All traffic is being diverted off the road and causing heavy traffic and delays in Clark and many other towns along the parkway area.  CLARK, NJ - A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound Garden State ...

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CLARK, NJ – A letter from Clark PBA Local 125 State Delegate Maz Elwardany was sent to Mayor Bonaccorso and the town council on Monday afternoon.   The correspondence was in response to a recent proposal to construct a new police headquarters which was presented to the Clark Town Council at the ...

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GARWOOD, NJ - The Clark Fire Department was on hand to assist at a house fire early Thursday morning in Garwood.  The fire was in the upper levels of a vacant home  on Willow Avenue according to officials. Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa confirmed that five Clark firefighters took one engine to ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police Department paid tribute to Patrolman William J. Waterson on Wednesday morning who was killed in the line of duty 47 years ago on July 4. The ceremony, held on the front lawn of the Clark Police Department, was attended by Waterson’s family, current and retired police ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time. “We are ...

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CLARK, NJ - A car fire in one of the underpasses of the Garden State Parkway at the Clark circle just before noon on Tuesday snarled traffic in the area while emergency personnel responded to the scene. According to Fire Chief Frank Cerasa there were no injuries to the single occupant in ...

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CLARK, NJ – In an open letter to businesses and organizations in the community, Peter Floersch, President of the Clark Honorary PBA Local 125, invited the public to attend an annual golf outing on Monday July 23 at Hyatt Hills Golf Complex .   Businesses and organizations are also invited to ...

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CLARK, NJ –  A two car accident on the northbound Garden State Parkway resulted in one car heading off the road and into the woods according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.   Firefighters had to rescue two occupants from the car, a third person was able to get out of the vehicle without ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police have issued a notice that residents and businesses in the area of Central and Terminal Avenues may lose power temporarily this afternoon.  PSE&G is performing emergency repair work on power lines in the area after a truck pulled down power lines and a utility pole ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are still investigating  a “non-suspicious” death that took place in a wooded area in Tamaques Park Saturday, Police Chief David Wayman said Sunday. The deceased is a 41-year-old man from Belvidere, NJ, whose name has not been released, according to Wayman. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are investigating a “non-suspicious” death in a wooded area in Tamaques Park, Police Chief David Wayman said at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The park remains open to the public. Police were in the process of notifying the deceased person’s next of kin, ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police have released the names of the three suspects involved in Wednesday's accident near the northbound exit of the Garden State Parkway.   Juan F. Sanchez of Brown Street in Union City and Brandon Ames of Washington Street in Sayreville   have been charged with possession of ...

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CLARK, NJ – A motor vehicle accident on the northbound ramp of exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway led to a police foot chase and driving delays around the traffic circle and beyond shortly after noon on Wednesday.   According to Police Chief Pedro Matos a red Honda van exiting the parkway ran ...

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