Police & Fire

April 30, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A 39-year old Plainfield man who was killed in the hit-and-run incident that took place in the early morning hours on Sunday has been identified as Sergio D. Cuxun-Tista. Cuxun-Tista had been crossing the street in the 1100 block of West 8th Street when he was struck by a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - At approximately 2:35 a.m. on Sunday, a 39-year old Plainfield man was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in the area of the 1100 block of West 8th Street in Plainfield. Plainfield Man Killed in Sunday's Hit-and-Run Identified According to Plainfield Public Safety ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Nine Plainfield residents are among 58 men and women arrested for failure to make child support payments during a three-day sweep by Somerset County Sheriff officers. The sweep was conducted in several New Jersey counties on April 17, 18 and 19, according to Somerset County ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A serial burglar has admitted to eight crimes taking place in five different Union County municipalities over the course of six months in 2016 and 2017, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday. Dawud Ward, 24, of Hillside Ave. in Plainfield, pleaded ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to a statement from the Plainfield Public Safety Director's office, shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, Plainfield's Fire Division, along with Patrol units, responded to the 600 block of New Street on a reported structure fire.   The residence was occupied by a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A ShotSpotter alert sent units to the 600 block of Berkman Street at approximately 10:05 p.m. on Monday, according to Plainfield Public Safety Director Carl Riley. Arriving units located a 17-year old male with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  The individual, who was ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Newark man responsible for the 2005 strangulation death of a Plainfield woman has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday.   Dorian Gillon, 52, must serve at least 85 percent of that term ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday. According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides. “It ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Diamond Hill Road was closed due to a tanker fire at  approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. The tanker, carrying 7,000 gallons of fuel, was traveling north on Diamond Hill Road heading to New Providence for a delivery.   The Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Chatham ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Pitch in for Earth Day: Bring your HH Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 14 Spring Break with First Responders Program Concludes with ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Ave. in Plainfield between Richmond Street and Roosevelt Ave. have been blocked off due to activity by the Plainfield Fire Division. TAPinto Plainfield has reached out to officials and will update this article with more information if available.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Three Plainfield residents spoke out at Monday's City Council meeting against parking restrictions that took effect in November. Their complaints echoed what five residents said in March, mainly that parking is scarce, they are forced to park farther from home and they don't ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The week off from school came to a close on Friday for some children at the library with members of the Plainfield Police Division. The free Spring Break with First Responders program was for students ages 8 to 13 years old, and was presented by the Plainfield Police Division ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Plainfield PAAAS Teacher Arrested Plainfield Public Schools' Interim Superintendent Statement Regarding Arrest of Teacher New Jersey State Bicycle Championships ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Public Schools' Interim Superintendent Ronald E. Bolandi issued a statement on Thursday about Joshua Green, a PAAAS teacher who was arrested this week, stemming from a 2015 incident with a student at Mahwah High School where Green had worked. According to Passaic ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Joshua Green of Clifton was arrested Wednesday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced.  Green, 33, is currently a teacher at PAAAS, the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies. According to Valdes, Green, a former teacher at Mahwah High School, has ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor's Office has issued a follow-up statement on Wednesday night's shooting investigation in Plainfield. Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan said in a statement on Thursday that members of the Plainfield Police Division who responded to the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to a release by the Plainfield Police Division, at approximately 9:50 p.m on Wednesday, Plainfield Police Narcotics Detectives were on patrol in the area of Stanley Place and West 4th Street when gunshots were heard, and they responded to the area. Upon arrival, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to a statement issued by the Plainfield Police Division, units responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 400 block of East 6th Street on Tuesday at approximately 12:55 a.m. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located three adult males walking from the area.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out in Plainfield in a two and a half story wood frame duplex in the 1200 block of Arlington Avenue, just steps away from Cedar Brook Park, around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Plainfield Fire Chief Frank Tidwell told TAPinto Plainfield that when firefighters arrived on the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Street-hardened police officers accustomed to traffic stops, petty crime, arresting bad guys and calming frazzled nerves came together two weeks ago in Somerset County to hone a new skill. Side-by-side, the 25 officers were tested by a rigorous curriculum that challenged them ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle Schoolers Adapt, Strategize at Science Bowl Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Walk the INDIE Red Carpet Family Promise Again Gets Four-Star ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested on Thursday by the Plainfield Police Division. Darnell Davis, 46, was charged with two counts of theft. According to a statement by Plainfield Police, he had been arrested approximately ten times in Plainfield and surrounding towns since September ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A report of a transformer explosion in the 200 block of East Front Street in Plainfield has been confirmed by Plainfield's Director of Public Safety Carl Riley. "A few transformers tripped and exploded underground." At this point, the cause is unknown, but there was no fire ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Another winter storm is approaching the Plainfield area, bringing with it heavy, wet snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches and light ice, according to the National Weather Service. Gas up cars, generators and snowblowers in advance, and be prepared to remain sheltered during the ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, a brother and sister from Plainfield were indicted on Monday on drug distribution, felony possession of a firearm, obstruction of justice, and other charges resulting from a violent encounter with law enforcement officers in October 2017, U.S. Attorney ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, a Plainfield man admitted on Monday to robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm; committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings; and taking a hostage at gunpoint ...

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TRENTON, NJ – According to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, his office has obtained three indictments charging fifteen alleged leaders and members of three separate cocaine trafficking networks that operated Plainfield. The Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - An administrator at Dawn to Dusk, a Plainfield preschool, is accused of disciplining two students by brandishing a knife at them, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.   Adetokunbo O. Akinnaso, 64, of Sicklerville in Camden County, is charged with two ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The second nor’easter in less than a week has paralyzed much of Central New Jersey and Plainfield. A Nixle alert sent by the Plainfield Police Division advises residents to use extreme caution during winter storm Quinn. Numerous calls for downed wires and trees have been ...

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