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Police & Fire

July 1, 2022

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Target store was the scene of a shoplifting haul worth more than $50K this week according to police. In a release to the public on Friday, the Clark PD said two suspects, a male and female, stayed in the store’s restrooms until after closing on Tuesday night before emerging ...

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CLARK, NJ – Northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway were closed for hours Thursday \morning following a fatal accident near exit 135 in Clark.  Two Engine Companies from the Clark Fire Department, along with crews from the Colonia and Iselin Fire Departments, were dispatched to the scene at ...

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CLARK, NJ – A fundraising initiative has been established to help a longtime township resident and first responder battling cancer.  Last year, Tom Zub, 35, was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a cancer attacks the tongue, the lining of the digestive and respiratory tracts, and the lining ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Township Police Department is seeking information in connection to a robbery and assault that occurred on Friday, May 20.  According to police, a female was the victim of a strong-armed robbery and assault that took place in the vicinity of 186 Westfield Avenue around 10 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9. The full SPD ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark community was buzzing on Wednesday morning with chatter about the possible reasons for Valley Road School and Mother Seton High to be sheltering in place as verified in a Nixle alert sent to residents at 8:30 a.m.  According to the alert it was a precaution and there was no ...

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MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Sightings of a black bear that was apparently resting in a tree in Westfield Thursday night continue in the area. Town resident Justin Drazin told TAPinto Westfield he was on his way home from work when he saw the bear "mostly sleeping" up in a tree at the corner of Alden and ...

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CLARK, NJ – Late Friday afternoon the Clark PBA released a letter indicating a vote of ‘no confidence’ by its membership against Clark Mayor Bonaccorso after tapes of him using sexist and racial slurs were released by a former police officer. The Clark Police Department is currently under ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Police are seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run that left a 14-year-old bicyclist injured Monday afternoon. The youth was riding his bicycle westbound on North Avenue when he was hit by the driver of a gray Nissan SUV as the vehicle was leaving the McDonald’s parking lot at 216 North ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark PBA released a statement on Tuesday  to the public about their membership in the aftermath of last week's allegations made toward members of their department who are currently out on leave as an investigation continues by the Union County Prosecutors' Office.  The release ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Police Department has been under the supervision of the Union County Prosecutor since the summer of 2020.  After almost two years, Chief Pedro Matos, Captain Vincent Concina and Sergeant Joseph Teston remain on leave with full pay. Since that time, Acting Prosecutor ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Police Detective Bruce Mcdonald recently completed an extensive investigation which led to the arrest of a New York man in connection with the theft of $80K in town last year. According to police, on October 14, 2021, officers were called to a Clark home for a report of a motor ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nine police officers from eight agencies in Union County are among 389 from across New Jersey named in a recent report from the state Attorney General’s Office detailing “major discipline” issued to law enforcement officers in 2021. In Union County, the majority — 17 of the 25 ...

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CLARK, NJ - An ALJ student was found to be in possession of a handgun on Friday morning according to Clark Police.  The school was placed on lockdown at approximately 10:00 a.m. after a member of the school administration notified police that a student had a gun in the building. Officers ...

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CLARK, NJ – TAPinto Clark has confirmed with Township officials that Arthur L. Johnson High School is currently under a lockdown. Local BOE members have also posted on social media that the students are safe and more information will follow shortly. As of press time Friday, police were ...

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CLARK, NJ -Social media serves many purposes, one of which is to sell, buy and sometimes give merchandise to others. The tricky part for users of these platforms is where to agree to meet a stranger to exchange goods.   According to Lieutenant Chris Lott, there are now two parking spaces ...

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CLARK. NJ - The pedestrian killed in Clark last weekend has been identified by the Union County Prosecutor's office as Maha W. Qalawi of Edison.  The 51-year-old woman was struck in the Clark Commons shopping center on Saturday afternoon. Clark Police are still asking anyone with information ...

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CLARK, NJ – An adult female pedestrian was struck and killed at the Clark Commons on Saturday afternoon. Clark Police confirmed they are investigating the incident. Witnesses in the area claim a truck was involved in the accident and reported seeing a body on the ground covered by a sheet. One ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Police are seeking information in connection to a Jan. 30 fire that left one person dead and severely damaged two Catherine Estates homes.  At approximately 10 a.m., Clark Police units, along with the Clark Fire Department, responded to a call for a reported house fire at 10 ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark Police are reminding residents that opportunists are in town looking for cars left unattended as they are left to warm up during these cold winter days. In a message broadcast to the public, the Clark PD asked residents to “please think twice before leaving your car unattended ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark fire Department (CFD) responded to two working fires on the first day of the new year.  At 1:45 a.m. Jan. 1, CFD was dispatched for numerous reports of an active fire at the corner of Willow Way and Hawthorne Road. Upon arrival, units were faced with a sizable fire along ...

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CLARK, NJ – An Edison woman has been arrested and charged in connection to a stabbing incident that occurred this weekend at the Clark ShopRite.  The Clark Police Department (CPD) earlier today released additional information about the stabbing at the Central Avenue supermarket on Sunday, Jan.

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CLARK, NJ – Police responded to the scene of a stabbing at the Clark ShopRite late Sunday afternoon according to Township Officials.  Two female employees got into an alteration which ended with one worker stabbing the other inside the store.   Clark Police have confirmed the perpetrator is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Police will be visible at all the public schools here following social media chatter “concerning threats of school violence” on Friday — threats state authorities deemed are not credible, the Superintendent Ed Grande said Thursday afternoon. The threats appear national in ...

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UNION, NJ - A fiery, multi-vehicle accident shut down both the express and local lanes of Route 78 West in Union Friday morning. The crash occurred at about 5:15 a.m. near the Garden State Parkway entrance / Vauxhall Exit, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  He said the accident involved ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Police welcomed five new officers on Wednesday.  The officers were sworn in by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso at a brief ceremony at Town Hall.   Police officials said the five patrolmen were selected from over 60 candidates that applied.     The newest recruits will start training ...

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