Cranford Police Enforce Seat Belts in "Click It or Ticket" Campaign

May 23, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford drivers should double check their seat belts as police across the state plan to crack down on seat belt violations from May 22 until June 4 as part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

“From May 22 - June 4, 2017 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and nationwide will conduct Click It or Ticket campaigns that incorporate zero-tolerance ...

Mayor Hannen Presents Cranford Police Officers with Police Week Proclamation

CRANFORD, NJ – Mayor Thomas Hannen presented Cranford police officers with a proclamation in honor of National Police Week, which takes place from May 14 to May 20, at last week’s township committee meeting.

Officer Thomas Bell, Detective Tim O’Brien and Lieutenant Stephen Wilde accepted the proclamation and were honored by the township committee for their service to the ...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Eastern Union County

CRANFORD, NJ – The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y., has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area until 5:45 p.m.

The warning was issued at 4:54 p.m. According to the NWS, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Riverdale to Union City to near Union, moving southeast at 45 miles per hour. The warning cautioned 60 mph wind gusts.

The warning was ...

Cranford Police Officers Arrive in Washington D.C. for Police Unity Tour

CRANFORD, NJ – Five Cranford police officers arrived in Washington, D.C. today in the culmination of their 300-mile bike ride for the 21st annual Police Unity Tour.

Captain Guy Patterson, Sergeant Joseph Stulpin, Officer Daniel Donnerstag and first year rider, Officer Matthew Siessel, departed on May 9.  Retired Lieutenant Robert Colaneri accompanied the four riders on their ...

Gas Leak Reported Between Centennial Avenue and High Street, Roads Closed

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Police Department is reporting a gas leak between Centennial Avenue and High Street. South Avenue between Centennial Avenue and High Street is currently closed.

The CPD asks that the area be avoided.

Cranford Police and Fire Departments Rescue Patients from Fire in Nursing Facility

CRANFORD, NJ – Four patients and two police officers were sent for medical evaluation following a fire in an air conditioning unit at the Birchwood Avenue Nursing Facility on May 3.

The Cranford Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call around 7:39 p.m. that reported an active fire, according to a press release sent by Detective Sergeant Ryan Greco of the CPD.

CPD ...

Man Falls From Roof near Lincoln Park, Required Airlift to Hospital

CRANFORD, NJ – A 60-year-old man fell from a second-floor roof last night, according to Detective Sergeant Ryan Greco of the Cranford Police Department.

The man fell from a facility on Lincoln Park East. The fall is reportedly accidental, Greco said.

“The victim sustained a head injury, and was ultimately airlifted to an area hospital,” Greco said.

Residents reported ...

Medical Emergency Evacuation at Hillside Avenue School

Update: At approximately 10 p.m., Detective Sergeant Ryan Grego of the Cranford Police Department said, "The victim did not fall at Hillside School. Rather the victim accidentally fell from a flat roof of a Cranford Residence, and was ultimately transported to University Hospital via helicopter."

He did not have further details at this time.

CRANFORD, NJ - A medical emergency ...

Cranford Police Officer Seizes Large Amount of Drugs During Routine Traffic Stop

CRANFORD, NJ – Officer Gregory Federici of the Cranford Police Department seized more than 4 1/2 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic violation last week, according to a press release sent by Detective Sgt. Ryan J. Greco of the Cranford Police Department. The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be approximately $15,000.

On April 30 at 8:28 p.m., Federici stopped a 2005 ...

Traffic Resumes After Disabled Train Pulled from Crossing at Border of Clark and Westfield

WESTFIELD/CLARK, NJ — A freight train traveling the tracks on the border of Westfield and Clark was stopped Saturday evening, temporarily blocking the way between Westfield and Clark on Rahway/Westfield Avenue around 7 p.m.

The train was pulled from the crossing, sources said, reopening the road to traffic at about 7:30 p.m.

Repairs, which officials said need to be ...

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