Police & Fire

October 27, 2020

  WATCHUNG, NJ - In the latest report from Watchung Police, fraudulent use of credit cards, the theft of a sign, and a damaged garage window were reported. On Saturday, Oct. 24, a Scotch Plains resident reported fraudulent use of their credit cards with more than $900 worth of unauthorized ...

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WARREN/WATCHUNG - Roads have reopened after an extensive search by multiple agencies for suspect(s) in a Mercedes SUV stolen in Hillsborough has ended, police said. The vehicle exited I-78 at exit 40 and crashed near Stonehouse on Stirling Road. After a two and a half hour search on air and on ...

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WARREN/WATCHUNG - Early morning police activity in the area of Stirling Road has necessitated the closure of Stirling Road south of Reinman Road and Stiles Road south of Old Smalleytown Road. Helicopters have been circling the area since 6:30 am.Sunday. Stay tuned for more information.

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WARREN, NJ - Three cars were stolen from a Quail Run residence on Saturday night, police said. At some time during the night or early morning hours on Sunday, an unlocked car in the driveway was entered where suspect(s) used  the garage door opener to  open the garage, enter the house and steal the ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Seven motor vehicles were stolen over the weekend in Somerset County, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor. During a 48-hour period from Friday Oct. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 18, seven thefts were reported: 3 in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Sheriff's Office, with the Bridgewater Township Police Department and other local officials, led a procession Saturday to honor the memory of Kaitlin Cowley, a former Bridgewater resident who was killed in the line of duty in Louisiana in April. Cowley, who ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-78 eastbound in Warren Township has closed two of the left lanes of the highway between exit 36 and exit 40, authorities said on Friday afternoon. Avoid the area.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While driving down Main Street or on patrol in the residential areas of the borough the past few weeks, Police Officer Vito Spadea has been told more than a few times that he looks good in pink. It's not difficult to understand why - Spadea's patrol SUV has been wrapped in pink ...

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Update: Found safe.   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police continue to search for a missing 23-year-old male with autism. Christian J. Huerta left a residence in the area of Timber Drive Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Huerta answers to the name “CJ” is described as about 5 feet 3 inches ...

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WARREN, NJ - 14 years. Margaret Haddican-McEnroe vanished without a trace from her home in Warren 14 years ago Haddican-McEnroe was reported missing by her husband Tim McEnroe on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, two days after he last saw her at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.  On the anniversary of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers took off from their staging point in front of the Van Derveer School and ran the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district Friday afternoon. The torch had been passed by a group of Bridgewater police ...

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On a brisk Autumn morning local police departments once again took to the road as they participated in the New Jersey Special Olympics Torch Run.  TAPinto East Brunswick caught up with law enforcement officers from the South Brunswick Police Department just after 7:30 this morning as they ran ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run accident that has left a Warren Township man dead. David Wojcik, 55, was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on Wednesday night after he was struck in the area of Somerset Street and Millstone Road, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Six vehicles and nine bicycles were stolen in Summit during the month of September, a 30-day period that also saw 11 other instances of theft and burglary plus eight political yard signs stolen. All the larcenous activity was detailed in the Summit Police Blotter, released September 30 ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who drove away from them following an attempted motor vehicle stop, according to a news release.  Saul Weaver III, 48, of Hampton has been charged with second degree eluding and a warrant has been issued for his ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Investigators are requesting assistance from the public in locating a fugitive wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a child in Plainfield the summer before last, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess jointly announced ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed between Ridge Road and Crestwood, Watchung police advised on Monday night.  Please follow the marked detour, they advised.

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WARREN, NJ -  A woman walking on Old Smalleytown Road was hit by a passing vehicle on Monday that did not stop, police said.   Rosa Krause of Warren was walking in the roadway on Old Smalleytown Road east of Valley View Road when she was struck by the mirror of a passing vehicle causing an ...

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WARREN, NJ - Lock Your Cars! Five Warren vehicles were burglarized on Sunday, police said. Two at the same location on Red Hill Road, one on Gabriella Lane, and two at the same location on Nicole Lane where entry was also gained to the garage. “Remove all valuables and secure your vehicle, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township honored the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks with a ceremony Friday and remembered those lost 19 years ago, including Warren residents: Keith Coleman, Brian Dale, Hashmukhrai Parmar and Sheryl Rosenbaum.   Nine Warren children lost a parent during the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung community gathered to remember those lost 19 years ago, including Watchung residents Christopher Ingrassia and Honor Elizabeth Wainio. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, Watchung ...

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WARREN, NJ - The arrest of Robert A. Kilpatrick, Jr., age 27, E. Front Street, Plainfield, for an armed robbery which occurred in Warren Township on July 29, was announced Thursday by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Two shootings that left one man dead and two others injured in Plainfield Monday night are under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess jointly announced Tuesday. Shortly before 9 p.m. on August 31, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed from I-78 to Valley Road in both directions on Sunday morning, police said. The road is closed until further notice due to a downed tree and lines. UPDATE: The road is still closed at 6:27 a.m. Monday, police said.

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WARREN, NJ - Be advised of an overturned truck on I-78 between exit 40 and exit 36 westbound in Warren Township. The right lane and exit ramp for Exit 36 are closed and fuel spill cleanup is underway.

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TRENTON, NJ - Prosecutors' offices statewide have worked cooperatively in a sweeping operation to capture 21 accused sexual predators who have been targeting children as young as 6,7, or 8 on the internet.  At Governor Murphy's Coronavirus Press Briefing today, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Investigators from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and other federal, state and local agencies continued to search for the cause of the multi-alarm fire at 200 Parcview Apartments Friday morning, which caused an estimated $16M n damages to the unoccupied 88-unit building, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor's Office has issued an alert for a missing person. According to the alert, Darnell Davis was last seen on July 30 in Plainfield. Davis, who is 5'11 and 230-lbs, has a rose tattoo on his right arm, and a happy/sad mask tattoo on his left arm. Anyone ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Investigators from local, county and state agencies were on site Saturday combing through the ruins of the 200 Parcview Apartments looking for the cause of Friday's multi-alarm fire at the four-story structure. As investigators worked inside the shell of the building, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to a joint announcement Friday from acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess, a shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured in Plainfield Thursday night is under active investigation. The deceased ...

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