Police & Fire

May 27, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The D.A.R.E. graduation for fifth graders was held on Friday at Seidler Field in Plainfield. According to Sgt. Michael Lucky, "We had over 700 students and over 100 guests who participated in the program. The students were able to enjoy fun and games throughout the day. They ...

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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 League of Women Voters Forum Scheduled for May 30 SSYC launches 50th Yr Anniversary with Alumni BBQ Scenes from the New Jersey State Bicycle Championships ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Police Department is requesting  assistance from the public in the identification of an auto theft suspect from North Plainfield Nissan.  The theft of a 2016 Cadillac Escalade occurred on May 20, at 3:30am. police said. The suspect entered the Nissan ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Footage from security cameras at YESTERcades of Westfield shows a woman stealing the new game fund/employee tip jar from the counter at 2:10 a.m. (closing time) Sunday morning, according to manager Fred Logue, who shared screenshots of the video. There was probably about $70 in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities are investigating the death of a Plainfield man who was found dead in the parking lot of Angels Gentleman's Club in Elizabeth over the weekend. According to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, officers responded to the 400 block of  Spring Street in Elizabeth ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Patrol units from the Plainfield Police Division responded to a home in the 1400 block of Coolidge Street on Wednesday around 6:45 p.m. in an attempt to arrest an individual on an arrest warrant for violation of restraining out of Mercer County, according to Police Director Carl ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning on Watchung Ave. The incident occurred at 1 a.m. as the victim, identified as Jose Humberto Burgos, a resident of Plainfield, was crossing the street, according to Somerset County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Two proclamations were read at Monday's city council meeting, the first to honor three Plainfield detectives for bravery and dedication to duty, and the second to recognize a record-breaking performance by swimmer Sincere Malone. Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley read the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - If the Plainfield City Council approves a $450,000 settlement with Deputy Fire Chief Jeffrey Courtney tonight, will it cause a budget amendment? The governing body agreed last week to move the settlement to the agenda and also heard recommendations from the Citizens’ Budget ...

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UPDATE:  Bloomfield Police Confirm Missing Teens Found at McDonald's in Pennsylvania BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is missing ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Police are investigating an incident of ‘theft by deception’ involving the Plainfield Animal Hospital.  According to the incident report filed by Officer Justin Melanson and obtained by TAPinto, residents of South Plainfield took their pet rabbit to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A State Police helicopter and a contingent of police motorcycles escorted between 500-600 police cyclists as they pedaled their way through the borough Wednesday afternoon on their way to Washington, DC. Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to a release by the Plainfield Public Safety department, shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, police and fire units responded to the 200 block of Netherwood Ave on a report of a structure fire.  The fire took some time to get under control. One adult male was taken ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Officer Mylis 'Bernel' Harrison, a school resource officer at Plainfield High School, has been named 2018 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year. Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC. The ...

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ROSELLE PARK/WESTFIELD, NJ - When Roselle Park police attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation, police say the driver pulled away from the officer at a high rate of speed that initiated a chase that ended with it crashing in Westfield.  According to Roselle Park police, on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are still investigating  a “non-suspicious” death that took place in a wooded area in Tamaques Park Saturday, Police Chief David Wayman said Sunday. The deceased is a 41-year-old man from Belvidere, NJ, whose name has not been released, according to Wayman. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are investigating a “non-suspicious” death in a wooded area in Tamaques Park, Police Chief David Wayman said at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The park remains open to the public. Police were in the process of notifying the deceased person’s next of kin, ...

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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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