Police & Fire

September 17, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded.  Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield address was searched and a resident arrested after a long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  Avoid Warrenville Road both North and South of Route 22 due to an overturned motor vehicle collision on Monday afternoon, police said.  Warrenville Road is closed in both directions.First responders are arriving at 3:30 p.m.

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - It’s been 17 years. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, area towns will remember and  honor the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Green Brook 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Top of the World Park at 100 Top of the World Way.   Long Hill Township An ecumenical ...

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Update: North is detoured. Expect delays until 7 p.m., police say.   WATCHUNG, NJ  - Emergency gas line repair has closed Hillcrest Road on Monday afternoon, police advised    The south bound lanes are closed south of the I-78 exchange. Expect delays and increased traffic at Exit 40 on ...

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  UPDATE: Found safe. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Friday in ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– Two additional people have been arrested on charges stemming from a North Plainfield homicide while trying to flee to Mexico, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The third suspect wanted in the homicide death of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24-year, of North Plainfield, has surrendered to police and charges have been upgraded to one suspect already in custody, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Washington Valley Park, off Miller Lane, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Saturday. Elvin Martinez, 18, was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - US-22 is closed near Bowlmor bowling alley until further notice following a car crash with a pole in the early hours of Saturday morning. The westbound lanes are closed at Sebrings Mill Road. All traffic is being detoured back onto Route 22 east or Green Brook Road into ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men were charged in relation to the on-going homicide investigation of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24, of North Plainfield, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of ...

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WARREN, NJ– Warren police arrested a Marlton man in connection with the robbery on Aug. 11 of  the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard, police said. Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, and Chief of County Detectives John ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Expect delays on I-78 in Warren Township again on Thursday, one day after a car fire in the same area. A tractor-trailer blew out a tire and passing motorists have advised that diesel fuel is leaking from the truck.    The disabled truck and leaking fuel is on the eastbound ...

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WARREN, NJ - A car is on fire on I-78 in Warren Township with reports of additional disabled cars early on Wednesday morning.  The fire is on I-78 eastbound near mile marker 38 between exit 36 and exit 40 in Warren. First responders are arriving and traffic is beginning to back up at 7 a.m.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday. The ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD - Police say one person was assaulted on Grove Street early Sunday morning, and anyone who lives in the area and has home surveillance is asked to contact authorities. Anyone with any information regarding an assault that occurred on Grove Street in North Plainfield  in the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed between Bellewood Drive and Mountain Avenue. due to downed wires and trees, police advised on Saturday morning. Exit 40 on I-78 is open going south on Hillcrest to the Watchung Circle.   The storm on Saturday morning with lightning strikes and downed ...

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Update: All clear. WATCHUNG, NJ - Avoid Lakeview Avenue in Watchung on Friday morning due to police activity, Watchung police have advised at 8:15 a.m. According to police,  there is no threat to the community.    TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox: ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  Police released additional information on Thursday regarding the robbery of TD Bank in Warren Township  on Saturday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William ...

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  WARREN, NJ - An accident with a jack-knifed tractor trailer has tied up Route 78 eastbound. The accident is just east of Warren near exit 43. The right and center lanes are closed at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route.     TAPinto is free and ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for our area and torrential rain has already caused flooding on Route 22 in North Plainfield. Eight cars have been reported stuck in the water between Watchung Avenue and North Drive.   “Turn around...don't drown when encountering ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department’s fourth annual ‘National Night Out’ event will be held on Tuesday, August 7,  from 6 to 9pm at the Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Avenue.   The event will include activities for children, a meet and greet with local police ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Police Department’s Annual National Night Out Against Crime Celebration and Public Safety Vehicle Expo will be held on Tuesday, August 7, from 6 to 9pm in the municipal parking lot across from the Municipal Building at 263 Somerset Street.  This year will ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is seeking help in identifying the pictured suspect who was observed shoplifting at the Quick Chek. If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Det Fowler at 908-769-2937. You can ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closed Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. According to a 12:28 p.m. report from the Breaking News Network, there were multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat ...

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  WARREN, NJ - One vehicle was reported stolen and two others burglarized in Warren on July 18, according to a report released by the Warren police.   A 2015 Range Rover was taken from a driveway on Reinman Road. Police said the vehicle was unlocked with the keys inside.   Two ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Washington Avenue from Route 22 to Washington Rock Park will be closed until further notice due to a tree blocking the roadway, police advised at 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

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WARREN, NJ -  The westbound lanes of I-78 are closed just east of Warren at Exit 43 Diamond Hill Road in Berkeley Heights. All lanes are closed and detoured, police said on Thursday afternoon. The left eastbound lane is also closed in the same area. Residents are reporting at least an hour delay ...

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