Police & Fire

February 23, 2021

WARREN, NJ — Lock your cars. Five unlocked Warren vehicles were targeted over the weekend, Warren police said. A 2018 Audi Q7 SUV, unlocked with the key fob inside of it, was stolen from a Ninth Street driveway between 10 p.m. Friday and 5:54 a.m. on Saturday, Warren police said. Four cars ...

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WARREN, NJ - Take it easy on the roads.  A jack-knifed tractor trailer is slowing traffic on I-78 westbound just west  of Exit 40 - CR 531 in Warren Monday. The right lane and shoulder are closed. And reports of cars sliding off the road on Mountain Avenue and elsewhere in the Watchung Hills are ...

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Update: All lanes have reopened   NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A loud sound shattered the morning quiet when a crash occurred early Sunday morning in the 1200 block of  U.S. 22 near Costco.  First responders are on the scene. Avoid the area.    

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Fire Department will host its 18th Annual St. Baldrick's Day event on March 20. Again, this year, the event will be virtual. SEE prior event here It is with great regret that we must hold this event virtually, but this is what we must do in the ...

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Update: Hillcrest Road is now closed also SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Warrenville Road and Washington Avenue north of Route 22 will be closed until further notice due icy conditions, Green Brook police said. Bonnie Burn Road is closed in both directions due to weather, Watchung police said on Thursday ...

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WARREN, NJ - If you see something, say something. Two suspects have been arrested and charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, with some help from observant Warren neighbors, Warren Township Police and Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced. The two suspects, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Three North Plainfield residents were arrested following a narcotics investigation, authorities announced on Wednesday. Assorted drugs, a loaded sawed off shotgun, a loaded handgun and a ballistic vest were found with the three individuals at a Somerset Street residence, ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police PBA Local # 235 has teamed up with the Kindness Crew as part of a pay it forward campaign to help support local restaurants. The PBA donated $4000 to local restaurants and the Kindness Crew is fundraising as well to help match that ...

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WARREN, NJ - New Jersey State Police is advising that the I-78 highway remains closed westbound in Warren Township due to multiple accidents and spin-outs at noon on Sunday.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night in the National Football League's 55th championship game in Florida, a game that traditionally draws the attention of law enforcement agencies throughout the country. That includes ...

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WARREN, NJ - New Jersey State Police are on the scene on I-78 in Warren Township involving multiple crashes with multiple vehicles on Sunday at 11 a.m. Due to inclement weather, Hillcrest Road , exit 40 on I-78, will be closed until further notice, Watchung Police said at 11 a.m. Sunday..  Plan ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ –  A Plainfield man has been arrested in the 2019 hit-and-run crash on Valley Road that seriously injured a 12-year-old Watchung boy, authorities said in a release on Friday.    Bryant D. Eggleston, 51, of Plainfield, was behind the wheel of a white 2013 Hyundai Sonata when he ...

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WARREN, NJ -  A two car crash and snow is delaying traffic in the center of Warren on Friday morning. The crash occurred just after 8 am on the corner of Mountain Boulevard at Old Stirling Road. Avoid the area.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The driver of a 2013 Audi traveling approximately 80 mph on Cushing Road (a 25 mph zone) in Scotch Plains crossed over into Plainfield and crashed at the intersection of Woodland Ave and Watchung Ave. after being pursued by a Scotch Plains police officer on Jan. 29, according ...

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MADISON, NJ - Law Enforcement officials are still in hot pursuit of any leads referring to the missing Drew Student, Ajay Sah.  Drew University will host "A Circle of Hope" virtual event focused on "gathering strength within our community" as the search for Sah continues. The event will take place ...

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WARREN, NJ - Continuing snow, falling temperatures and icy conditions have necessitated to closure of the following local roads on Monday night, police said. Warrenville Road to Rt. 22,  Morning Glory Road to Rt. 22, and  Hillcrest Road from the Watchung border to the Watchung ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey State Police are urging New Jersey residents to prepare for a nor’easter that will affect the entire state. Most of the state will be under a Winter Storm Warning.  The police advise that if you do not need to travel, stay home. The best way to avoid storm-related ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Due to hazardous road conditions, Warrenville Road and Morning Glory Road in Warren are now closed, police said on Sunday at 7 p.m. Bonnie Burn Road in Watchung south bound is closed due to ice, police said.  Avoid the area and find an alternate route. Warren, Watchung  ...

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WARREN, NJ — Warren Township Police are investigating a burglary of a Warren residence reported on Wednesday morning. A Briarwood Drive East resident reported a burglary at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday. A rear deck window was broken and multiple rooms were rummaged through, police said. The ...

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SPARTA, NJ –A Connecticut man is under arrest marking the end of a burglary spree that stretched back to August 2020.  Victims of Patrick Ryan, 30 of Fairfield spread across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Sparta Police Det. Jeffery McCarrick, on behalf of the Sussex County Detectives ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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WARREN, NJ -  A car shattered the morning quiet on Mount Bethel Road when it crashed into a building.  The crash at the 122 Mount Bethel Road Dermatology building occurred at around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, prior to the start of snow falling. The building is located at the corner of Dubois ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A 27-year-old father has been charged with attempted murder and child endangerment after surveillance video showed him carrying his two-year-old daughter in a plastic bag in the hallway of a hotel where he was living, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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MADISON, NJ -- Family and friends are looking for Ajay Sah, a junior from Drew University. According to his family, he has been missing for the past five days. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and gray hoodie. Sah is 5'7", has black hair and dark-brown eyes. Family members believe ...

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WARREN, NJ - Washington Valley Road at Promenade Boulevard is closed due to emergency water main repair, police said on Thursday evening. Avoid the area and follow posted detours.

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NORTh PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sean D. Smith, age 49, of Somerset Place, North Plainfield, has been arrested in relation to a stabbing of a North Plainfield resident that occurred in the early morning hours of January 12, 2021, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s ...

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WARREN, NJ – Three individuals have been arrested and charged with theft and aggravated assault of a Warren Police Officer, after ramming a police vehicle and striking an officer in the face, authorities said. Deleon Hutchenson, age 25, Dolan Street Sayreville, New Jersey, Rebecca Burlew age 43, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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WARREN, NJ -  One vehicle was stolen from a Warren Township driveway and another stolen vehicle was recovered on Friday morning, Warren Police said. The vehicle stolen from a Warren driveway, a Jaguar SUV, was stolen from a Birchmont Lane driveway at approximately 7 a.m., police said to TAPinto ...

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