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Police & Fire

May 20, 2022

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 crash that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at mile marker 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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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - An Elizabeth man was taken into custody on May 5, 2022 for multiple burglary charges, including three separate business burglaries in Cranford, Cranford Police Department announced in a press release earlier today. Antoni Kuhl, 52 of Elizabeth, was arrested on three counts of ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Bernie is back! This week he sat down with Det. Lt. Matthew Nazzaro and retired Cranford Officer Bob Segear to discuss the history of the Cranford Police Department and the plans to celebrate its 125th Anniversary this year. Beginning in 1879, the first iteration of the CPD was ...

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CRANFORD, 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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CRANFORD, NJ - The 19-year-old Essex County man who was struck yesterday while waiting to cross the street is out of surgery and in stable condition as of early Tuesday, according to the Cranford Police Department.  Around 9:00 a.m. on April 25, two cars collided at the intersection of Union ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A pedestrian was hit outside of Union County College this morning. Around 9:00 am on April 25, 2022,Cranford Police Department responded to a two-car crash on Springfield Avenue at the Union County College intersection. The ensuing investigation required a portion of the road to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit today according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – This year Cranford has moved up 50 places from 2021 list as one of the Safest City in New Jersey by Safewise, coming to a stop at number 35.  Across the United States of America, Cranford ranked in the top 100 at number 77.  Sparta took the top spot this year after being ranked ...

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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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CRANFORD, NJ - Since early in the morning of April 12, there have been two attempted vehicle thefts and one stolen vehicle, according to the Cranford Police Department. Near 4:30 a.m. on April 12, a resident called CPD and reported an individual was attempting to open her car door. CPD located ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - TAPinto Cranford has learned through two Cranford social media forums that there were attempted car thefts last night in the vicinity of the Sunny Acres/Indian Village section of town. Sources have said four of the perpetrators have been caught and one is still at large, though ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A house fire broke out on the 100 block of Orchard Street around 7:00 p.m. The three occupants that were home at the time escaped without injury, according to press release from the Cranford Fire Department. However, two pets were sadly lost in the blaze. The cause of the fire is ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - There is ongoing structure fire in Cranford on Orchard Street near Holly. Cranford Police advise residents to stay away from the area. Update - Orchard Street is now closed from North Avenue East to Hampton Street. Update #2 - At 8:20 p.m., Cranford Police sent a press release ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Distracted driving has caused more than 29,000 deaths nationwide between 2012-2020, 3,142 deaths in 2020 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).   April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the Cranford Police Department is joining ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -  A team effort between the Cranford Police Department, Cranford Fire Department Emergency Medical Technicians and Firefighters helped save a Cranford man's life this past Friday. Around 8:45 in the morning of April 1, Officers Daniel Donnerstag and Joshua Sousa arrived at the home ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Rahway man has been arrested and his co-conspirator remains at large following charges being filed in regards to a home invasion in Elizabeth March 2, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -  The Cranford Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local #52 held its annual Silver Card and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 30 at The Cranford Social. The ceremony was a bit larger than usual due to postponed 2019, 2020, 2021 awards dinners. This year also happens to be Cranford ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - In honor of World Autism Month, the Cranford Police Department and Cranford Fire Department have teamed up to host an afternoon of sensory-friendly activities including tours and a movie night at Cranford Theater. The event is also being sponsored by Subology of Cranford, Downtown ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Police Department may have saved Easter.  On March 18, CPD responded to a call where a rabbit was stuck in a chain link fence on South Avenue. Officers Lynne Galvez and Joshua Souza responded to the unique request. It took some patience and a bit of delicate handling, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Multiple towns responded to help members of the Plainfield Fire Department fight a fire in a two-and-a-half-story wood frame structure on Norwood Avenue near Tate Court Wednesday afternoon. Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky as firefighters opened up the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Across New Jersey, and the United States, car thefts are rising as is the violent nature of the crime. "Cranford is not immune to this auto theft crisis," Police Chief Ryan Greco wrote in an open letter to the Cranford community.  Thirty-four vehicles were reported stolen from ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - In a press release earlier today, the Cranford Police Department Community Outreach Unit announced its newest initiative called "Meet The Department." The first session being held on March 31st, 2022. Similar to Coffee with a Cop, "the purpose of "Meet The Department" is to host ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — A trash can fire at the Westfield train station caused commotion and briefly interrupted the evening commute Monday just as many people were arriving home.  The fire, which started around 5:50 p.m. on the north side of the station, was under control within minutes of the fire ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Rahway man has been arrested for DUI after he suffered from an apparent overdose while driving on Springfield Avenue this weekend, police said. David Mikolaczyk, 35, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, Westfield Police Sgt. Michael ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - On Sunday, February 20th, 2022 the Cranford Police Department arrested an Essex County man and a Union County woman for narcotics and multiple weapon-related offenses during the course of a motor vehicle stop on Raritan Road. Near 8:00 pm Sunday evening, Officer Christopher Gross ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — An investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office’s and the Plainfield Police Department has led to arrest of three men, all 19-years-old, after being criminally charged with attempting to shoot and kill a local man last April, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and ...

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