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Police & Fire

August 18, 2022

WATCHUNG, NJ --Hillcrest Road will be closed to north bound traffic from Valley Road to Old Somerset Road due to road work, police said. Plan Alternate Route. 

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The arrest of Zhuhua Luo, age 42, of Barclay Avenue, Flushing, New York for promoting prostitution in Watchung Borough was announced on Tuesday by Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Watchung ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- A water utility issue has occurred in the area of Johnston Drive on Tuesday afternoon. Estimated restoration time is  2-3 hours,  according to Watchung Police. Customers in this area may have low water pressure, no water, discolored and/or cloudy water while repairs are being ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — NJFFS A7 is on the scene of a fully engulfed trailer and a quarter acre brush fire on Wildwood Terrace. Avoid the area.

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Another day, another tie up on I-78. A vehicle overturned on I-78 near exit 40 on the westbound side on Thursdays morning. Avoid the area and expect delays.  The left lane is closed with heavy traffic in both directions.

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RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested for lewdness at the Nevius Street Bridge Aug. 4, and has since been charged in connection with sexual assaults in Bridgewater and Franklin. Rogelio Calyeca Postrero, 38, was arrested Aug. 4 after a citizen reported to Raritan Borough Police that someone ...

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WARREN, NJ — A car fire on I-78 in Warren is tying up the highway in both directions on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is in the westbound lanes just past exit 40 under the Valley View bridge. Smoke is heavy in the area.

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WARREN, NJ -- Do you know this dog? She's in custody at the Warren Township Police Department.   "As much as we would love to keep this pup, Warren PD already has one!!! ," Warren Township Police posted. "If this Golden Retriever belongs to you, hit us up at 908-753-1000 or slide into our DMs.

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The extensive fire that destroyed a home on Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township has claimed the lives of two people.  Authorities have confirmed the victims of the fire are Robert Ricciardi (age 87) and Gemma Ricciardi (age 85). Robert Ricciardi was the co-founder of ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Helicopters were heard overhead Friday morning following a crash in North Plainfield. First responders are on the scene. All lanes are closed in both directions east of West End Avenue due to a downed pole. Follow detour or plan alternate route.

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Tuesday's water main break in Warren has been fixed, however, a water main break in Watchung Wednesday morning will affect some residents. A water main break occurred in the area of 50 Carrar Dr., according to Watchung Police. No time frame on repairs has been communicated yet.

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WARREN, NJ --Old Smalleytown Road between Saddlemount and Stiles Roads will be closed for a few hours due to water main break, Warren Police advised at 3:25 pm on Tuesday. SEE Water Outage Hits Warren’s East ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Are you ready? Tuesday, Aug. 2 is National Night Out. The event will be held from 6-8 pm in the Municipal parking lot.  

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WARREN, NJ -- The morning crash has been cleared, but a car fire is tying up I-78 in Warren on Monday afternoon. Vehicle fire on I-78 westbound West of Exit 36. The right lane is closed.

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WARREN, NJ -- As of 5:23 am, a crash and overturned tractor-trailer on I-78 in Warren has closed all westbound lanes on Monday morning. The crash is on the westbound side just east of Exit 36.  Take local roads if possible.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Urban Dictionary says a pop-up party is a limited time only event that aims to dazzle and entertain the guests in attendance. The North Plainfield Police Department on Tuesday posted a message regarding pop-up parties. They said: Pop-Up Parties: Pop-up parties are ...

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WARREN, NJ — Firetrucks rushed to the scene of a residential fire on Old Smalleytown Road on Monday evening. The residence is near the intersection with Deer Path Road. Avoid the area.  

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WARREN, NJ — A multiple vehicle crash on I-78 in Warren has tied up the highway on Thursday evening. The coach is between exits 36 and 40 on the westbound side. Avoid the area.

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NEW JERSEY- A tractor trailer is  overturned on I-78 at Glenside Avenue on the westbound side. At 7 pm Wednesday traffic is backed up past Route 24 with all three lanes closed. The east bound side is also backed up with the left lane closed.

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GREEN BROOK, NJ --  The Green Brook Volunteer Fire Department responded at 3 PM Saturday to reported fire outside a home on Oak Lane.    Somerset County Dispatch advised the fire was reported by and extinguished by an Amazon delivery driver. Upon the Green Brook Fire Chiefs' arrival it was ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested in the homicide death of a Manville man, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Samuel C. Coggins, 30, was charged with first degree murder in the death of Augustine Garcia, 50, and has been lodged in the Somerset County ...

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WARREN, NJ -- First responders are on the scene of a crash on I -78 Wednesday morning. The crash is between exits 36 and 40 in Warren Township. Traffic in both directions are affected. Avoid the area and take local roads.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Walmart on Route 18 North in East Brunswick was evacuated, following a bomb threat received just before 1:00 this afternoon.  Police also investigated a bomb threat at Walmart in the Watchung Square Mall, and the store and immediate vicinity were evacuated, authorities ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Zoey Cornnielies of Liberty Township, Ohio. Zoey was last seen on 7/10/22 at 7:00 pm by her parents at the Marriott Residence Inn located on Tower Center Blvd.  She is described as a ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — Police are investigating a bomb threat at Walmart in the Watchung Square Mall, and the store and immediate vicinity were evacuated on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The Walmart in East Brunswick was also evacuated for a bomb threat on Monday afternoon. No other details are ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An on-going shooting investigation which left a 20 year old male Plainfield resident injured from a gunshot wound was announced Saturday by  Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor's Office is currently investigating two related incidents that took place Friday morning in Plainfield, shutting down West Front Street from Plainfield Avenue to Central Avenue. Initial reports say North Plainfield police tried to pull over a Honda ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -- Green Brook Township has provided an update on Thursday mornings crash. SEE Crash on Route 22 in Green Brook Thursday The Township stated: On Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:45 am, an overweight, loaded cement truck was traveling south on Washington Avenue toward the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 23-year-old Hillsborough man has been indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with an unprovoked attack during which the victim was stabbed in the back while walking his dog, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Safi N. Hill, a resident ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ — Early morning sirens and chopper woke the area Thursday morning following a crash in Green Brook. Avoid the area of Washington Avenue and Route 22.

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