CLARK, NJ – Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso had words of praise and accolades for the Township’s police and fire personnel at Monday’s Council meeting.  In his opening remarks at the meeting Bonaccorso talked about how busy both departments have been in the last month protecting and serving the community.

The mayor praised the police department for their investigative work that lead to the identification and apprehension of two individuals suspected of assaulting two Clark residents when they arrived home in late June. He also offered praise for their work in apprehending those alleged to have robbed the Exxon gas station on Raritan Road.

Bonaccorso said these types of crimes are being committed by people that come in off the parkway, do what they are going to do and see the parkway as a passage of easy escape.   He also offered some words of warning for others thinking of doing the same. 

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“They should really understand the Clark PD is out there working hard and this is not the right town to pick on…you are going to get caught, if not in the act, we are going to follow it up and get you later,” said Bonaccorso.

During his comments the mayor offered praise to the Clark Fire Department too for their work during recent storm-related flash floods and a fire.  Specifically, he referred to the apartment fire on a 103-degree day in July

 Bonaccorso said firefighters were on the scene evacuating and protecting residents and extinguishing the fire without additional complications.  He was quick to remind residents that these are volunteer firefighters, who served without complaint the entire time despite the day’s condidtions. 

Later in the meeting Councilman Al Barr, added on to the mayor’s comments about the fire department elaborating on the various types of extensive training these volunteers take on to keep the community safe including things like managing flooded areas and boat rescues.   

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