Police & Fire

January 15, 2019

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Police Chief William G. Parenti announced on Monday that a team of assessors from the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission “NJLEAC” will arrive in the Borough of North Plainfield on Sunday, Jan. 20.  The assessors will re-examine all components of the Police ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - As of 6:31am, there's an accident investigation on US 22 eastbound West of West End Avenue in North Plainfield. All lanes closed and detoured. No other information is available at this time.

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North Plainfield Police Reports   Dec. 31 - A person reported her purse missing to Costco 1290 Rt 22E. She is not sure if it was left in the store or if someone stole it from her vehicle   Jan. 1 - A victim reported he was assaulted and robbed in front of his residence. No weapon was ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Very rarely do we get the opportunity to witness a charitable success story right in our own back yard. Recently the North Plainfield community worked together to turn a negative situation into a positive and help people along the way with the Society of Saint Vincent de ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A car fire on Interstate 78 in Warren Township is causing delays on Tuesday evening.    The fire is in the westbound lanes between exit 36 and exit 40. Avoid the area and take local roads if possible.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out at a one-story restaurant on the 400 block of West Front Street in Plainfield on New Year's Eve around 7 p.m. Breaking News Network reported that the roof of the restaurant was compromised, and the main body of the fire has been knocked down.  Firefighters are ...

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  North Plainfield Police Reports Dec. 26,  12:10 PM.  Kim Jackson 51 of 207 Talmedge Ave. Bound Brook was arrested at 30 Washington Ave. for theft of a package   Dec. 27, 12:05 AM.  An audible alarm was observed by the police. An investigation indicated the Grove  Barbecue 227 ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ - A car has struck a pole on Route 22 in Green Brook near 267 US Route 22 eastbound on Thursday afternoon.   The roadway is covered with fluid and the highway is down to one lane, authorities said.  

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- An accident near the Scotchwood Diner on Route 22 resulted in a car flipping over the divider and taking out a section on Wednesday evening. Up to four cars were involved in the crash, which took place just before 7:00 p.m. Injuries from the wreckage did not appear to be ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Traffic  alert: First responders are on the scene of a motor vehicle accident at New Providence Road and Bonnie Burn Road at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Avoid the area.

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The fifth anniversary of an incident in which a Green Brook man was fatally shot in Plainfield on Christmas morning is approaching, and investigators continue to seek information from members of the public in order to solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

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  WATCHUNG, NJ -  Helen Kim, the Watchung woman who has been missing since Dec. 6, has been located and is reunited with her family, Watchung police advised on Wednesday evening. “Thank you to all who provided tips and aided in her safe return,” they said.  Kim’s birthday was yesterday.  

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - A New York City woman and a Green Brook woman have been charged with prostitution following separate undercover investigations by Somerset County Prosecutor Office detectives and police in Franklin Township and Green Brook. Yuhong J. Chen,  47, of Flushing, NY. was arrested ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Today, Dec. 18 is Helen Kim’s birthday and she is still missing from Watchung. Police are seeking help from the public locating her and reuniting her with her family. Kim has been missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation has been underway into the disappearance of ...

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UPDATE at 12:14 a.m. Sunday Somerset Street has reopened in both directions. UPDATE at 9:30 p.m. Somerset Street Northbound is now open.  Southbound from the circle is still closed to traffic.  WATCHUNG, NJ - Somerset Street will be closed to North and South bound traffic from Johnston ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Firefighter’s and Fire Officer’s unions (Local 2958/2983) planned and hosted photos with Santa Claus at North Plainfield Fire Headquarters on Saturday.  Approximately 150 people attended throughout the day and 80 photos with Santa were printed for the attendees.

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UPDATE: Warrenville Road has reopened in both directions at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.   GREEN BROOK, NJ - A water main break has closed Warrenville Road on Tuesday morning, police said.    Traffic is being diverted to Greenbrook Road. Avoid Warrenville Road until further ...

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WARREN, NJ - A residential burglary and a hit and run were reported in Warren over the weekend, police said. A Warren resident reported a burglary at an Old Forge Drive residence on Friday. Two rings valued at $16,000 were reported missing, and entry was gained through an unlocked rear door, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  -  A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, age 47 of Route 22 West, Watchung, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina announced ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Have you seen Helen Kim? Watchung Police have issued an alert seeking the public's assistance in locating a Watchung woman who was last seen at 1:35 p.m. Thursday heading west on foot on Route 22 near the Avalon apartments.      Kim was last seen wearing black leggings, ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Do you know this man? The North Plainfield Police provided the composite sketch of a man suspected of theft of packages..    “We are attempting to identify this person, he is a suspect in the theft of delivered packages in North Plainfield,” police said.

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook firefighters were busy on Sunday, but not with a fire. Firefighters met on Sunday morning to assemble their annual Christmas Star for the 70th year. The star consists of approximately 130 energy efficient LED light bulbs that will shine atop Washington Rock ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Despite the rain, the 28th Annual Tree of Lights once again lit up the Village Green on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year’s Tree of Lights was dedicated to Sean Michael Whelan, former Watchung chief of police, who  passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in Bernardsville, ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A two vehicle crash Sunday morning has tied up traffic on I-78 westbound in Warren. The crash occurred between exits 33 and 36.    Avoid the area and take local roads westbound.  

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk. Sponsored by Somerville ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - “Let’s find this Grinch!” the North Plainfield Police Department posted  on Tuesday afternoon.  They are seeking help in identifying the pictured suspect who was observed stealing money from a “Feed the Homeless Donation” container at the Somerset Street Quick Chek on ...

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VERONA, NJ - It’s Turkey Time and the Verona Fire Department wants to make sure its residents have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. They recently shared this video along with these tips from the NJ Office of Emergency Management on the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.   "Planning on deep ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The  arrest of Segundo F. Rimarachin-Ipanaq, age 47 of Lawrence Avenue, North Plainfield, on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, ...

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