Police & Fire

April 8, 2018

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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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The anticipated Nor'easter took longer to hit the area but its fury came nonetheless as high winds and wet weather have knocked over a tree onto Route 22 West near Westfield Road in Scotch Plains this afternoon. "Route 22 is completely blocked. Find an alternative ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Although Union County residents awoke to clear streets and sidewalks this morning, the area remains under a Winter Storm Watch until 4 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather service increased the expected snowfall for the area, reporting that the heaviest snowfall will occur ...

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A Plainfield man charged with shooting an innocent man in 2015 has been sentenced to state prison for 27 years and six months, Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. In accordance with the No Early Release Act of New Jersey, Abdul Ward, 26, must serve at least 85 percent of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday that a grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against a Plainfield man who is charged with fatally stabbing his roommate following an argument shortly before midnight this past New Year’s Eve. According to ...

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  Police arrested a Franklin Township High School senior who had been sitting in a class with a loaded 9 MM handgun in his backpack, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The 17-year-old was escorted from the class with his backpack and searched the student's backpack ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – All students and staff of Union County College are safe after an arrest was made Monday morning for a person who appeared to have a concealed weapon.  According to a Facebook post from UCC, the arrest was made after a college employee notified the school’s public safety of a ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Investigators are seeking the public's help in solving the two-year-old murder of a Rahway sneaker entrepreneur, releasing surveillance videos of the two suspects fleeing the scene, Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. A $10,000 reward is being offered for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains police are advising residents to keep small animals and children indoors in the area near Glenside Ave. and Deerpath following reports of a bear sighting. The bear was last seen heading into Watchung Reservation. Police warn not to attempt to feed or ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division advised residents to avoid West 8th Street near the Plainfield Public Library on Tuesday morning due to a fallen tree and downed wires that caused traffic delays in the area.  Residents were asked to avoid the area while crews worked to resolve the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Forest Road Park Building in Fanwood. (NOTE: This is a change of venue from LaGrande Park). "Every life cut short by ...

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Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Friday that a third person has been charged with murder and related weapons offenses for his role in the 2016 shooting death of innocent bystander Willie Lee Major in Plainfield in 2016. Francis E. Lockley, 29, was taken into custody ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN). Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who ...

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