Police & Fire

May 28, 2020

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A North Plainfield man was arrested and charged with arson in connection with the fire that tore through residences on Maple Avenue on Wednesday, authorities say. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– A suspicious three alarm fire broke out in the early morning hours Wednesday at a residence on Maple Avenue in North Plainfield  Fire companies from North Plainfield, Bridgewater/Finderne, Bound Brook, Green Brook, Watchung, Warren, Plainfield and South Plainfield responded to ...

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WARREN, NJ - A multi- vehicle crash on I-78 in Warren is tying up the westbound lanes just east of Exit 40 at 6 p.m. on Friday. First responders are on the scene and a Greyhound bus and truck are in the median. Avoid the area.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two residents were injured in a three alarm fire in the Borough of. North Plainfield on Tuesday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - A multi vehicle crash on Wednesday morning has tied up US Route 22 at Washington Avenue, authorities say. Avoid the area. At 9 a.m. a helicopter is on the ground waiting for a patient.     TAPinto is free and published daily made possible through sponsorships and ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - An active police investigation of a suspicious incident is underway at the golf course on Mountain Boulevard, police said Tuesday morning. There is NO threat to public safety, Watchung police said.

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WARREN, NJ - Warren, Watchung and Green Brook residents made noise on Thursday in a show of support  for all essential workers: healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, pharmacists, first responders and others who have given of themselves to provide needed services to all of us during the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung would like to support their neighbors to the west by joining in Warren's efforts to recognize the service of our essential workers. Watchung, too, will Make Some Noise for our local heroes this Thursday April 23 from 7:00-7:05 pm.We owe a great debt of gratitude to our ...

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WARREN, NJ - A Warren Township home was burglarized by damaging the front door and foreign currency was stolen from the home, Warren Township police said Thursday.   The Mountain View Lane residents reported that the home was burglarized between 3:30 p.m Saturday, April 11 and 2:30 p.m.

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WATCHUNG, NJ - No, it’s not December. The Captain and President of the Watchung Rescue Squad along with the Mayor of Watchung held a short virtual ceremony for residents through Facebook live on Wednesday night relighting the tree on the Village Green to honor frontline and essential workers and to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -Parlin Lane is closed at No. 52 due to a downed tree and live wires, Watchung police said on Thursday afternoon. PSE&G has been notified authorities said.

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  WARREN, NJ -  One vehicle was stolen from a Warren Township driveway and five other vehicles were burglarized on Friday, Warren Police said Monday. At 7:15 a.m. a Blue Jay Court reported his unlocked GMC Sierra was stolen from the driveway. The vehicle was recovered in Newark later the same ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Rescue Squad is in ​DESPERATE​ need of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Sanitation donations, specifically the following items: Face masks: N95, regular masks Face shields Caps Gowns Tyvek suits Boot and shoe covers Sanitizing wipes Hand sanitizer To ...

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WATCHUNG,  NJ - A pedestrian was struck on I-78 in Watchung  on Friday morning.  First responders are on the scene on I-78 westbound between Exits 41 and 40. Avoid the area.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fatal accident on Route 22 in North Plainfield involving a pedestrian on Saturday night is being investigated by the North Plainfield Police Department, North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced on Sunday. The North Plainfield Police Department, in conjunction ...

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WARREN, NJ - Four vehicle burglaries were reported in Warren on Sunday evening, police said. At 10:21 p.m. police responded to an Elmwood Drive residence where two vehicles were burglarized. A men’s wallet was removed from one of the vehicles, police said. Ten minutes later, police responded ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Firefighter’s annual St. Baldrick’s Day Event is traditionally held in fire headquarters on the 1st Saturday after St. Patrick’s Day. This year would’ve been our 17th annual event, a family-friendly celebration of brave Shavee’s who shave their heads ...

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GREEN. BROOK, NJ - With the recent recommendations regarding Covid-19 precautions and the desire to keep  officers and residents safe from unnecessary exposure, the Green Brook Police Department will be implementing the following modified response and administrative protocols: ● All non-emergent ...

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WARREN, NJ -  A crash in I-78 in Warren is tying up traffic on Tuesday night. The crash is on the westbound side between exits 40 and 36 in Warren Township. Police are on the scene at 5 p.m. Avoid the area if possible.

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Route 22 is tied up on Monday afternoon with a garbage truck fire in the area of the Ivory Tower on the westbound side. Avoid the area.

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - A crash involving multiple vehicles on Route 22 is being investigated on Friday night. The crash occurred near Walmart on the eastbound side. Avoid the area.  

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung police are seeking four suspects involved in an attempted residential burglary in Watchung. Police said on Thursday that a resident of 25 Forest Drive reported the burglary on Monday at about 8 p.m. The resident told police that he had heard a loud noise and found that ...

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WARREN, NJ - A crash on I-78 Monday morning in Warren Township is causing delays. First responders are on the scene of a crash on the eastbound side of I-78 just west of Exit 36. Avoid the area if possible.

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UPDATE: Reopened at 6:10 p.m.   WATCHUNG, NJ - A crash investigation and clean up has closed Hillcrest Road at Valley Road in the area of the Watchung Circle on Thursday afternoon, police said. Avoid the area.Valley Road Eastbound off circle is closed as well as Northbound Hillcrest Road.

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WARREN, NJ - A crash on I-78 eastbound in Warren has tied up traffic on Wednesday night. The crash is just west  of Exit 36 in the right shoulder and the right and center lanes are closed.  The westbound lanes are slow in the area due to rubbernecking.

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WARREN, NJ - An overturned vehicle on I-78 westbound is blocking the right lane between Exit 40 and Exit 36, and the exit ramp to Exit 36 on Sunday morning. The Route 78 overpass is icy. The wet ground and sub-freezing temperatures in some locations will lead to icy spots on roads, sidewalks and ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The east bound lanes of US-22 have been shut down following a motor vehicle crash near 45 Route 22 East at 8 pm Wednesday. Avoid the area between Washington Avenue and Rock Avenue

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A car fire on Hillcrest Road is tying up traffic in Warren and Watchung on Tuesday evening.  Authorities are on the scene near 111 Hillcrest Road. Avoid the area and I-78 exit 40 if possible. Obey local speed limits. The speed limit on Old Smalleytown Road is 25 mph.

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BOUND BROOK, NJ -The Bound Brook train station will be closed Monday following a raging fire Sunday night.   Riders can utilize the Bridgewater station or the Dunellen station. Church Street, John Street, Mountain Avenue & Hamilton Street and Main Street are all CLOSED, Bound Brook Police said.

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UPDATE: The Bound Brook train station will be closed Monday.   Riders can utilize the Bridgewater station or the Dunellen station. Church Street, John Street, Mountain Avenue & Hamilton Street and Main Street are all CLOSED, Bound Brook Police said. PLEASE avoid the entire area. BOUND BROOK, ...

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