Police & Fire

March 7, 2018

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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three people were sent to area hospitals earlier today after a chemical exposure event at Genewiz. According to the Breaking New Network rescue units responded to 126 Corporate Blvd at 2:30pm on the report of injuries from chemical exposure. A total of nine people were ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Plainfield resident was arrested after being stopped for having unclear license plates.  On February 1 around 1 p.m. Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped David Ajquejay-Pinzon, 26 driving a black Honda SUV, police report. Ajquejay-Pinzon could not give his credentials.  A check on his ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Juvenile Detective Bureau is actively investigating the incident that occurred at the boys basketball game against Linden on Tuesday evening, leaving Linden player Shakim Bibby with multiple injuries. According to the release, the bureau is in the process ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two men have been charged with armed robbery and other related crimes in connection with a hold-up at a Verizon store on Route 22 in Green Brook, which was followed by a chase and apprehension in Piscataway and South Bound Brook, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A car on the 800 block of Dixie Lane in the Netherwood Heights section of Plainfield leaked a significant amount of gas that had neighbors concerned due to the smell, and a plume of smoke was seen while individuals worked on the vehicle. A firefighter told TAPinto Plainfield ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Township Police are reporting that the 16-year-old girl missing in Chimney Rock Park since 2 a.m. Saturday was found dead Saturday evening. The matter is still under investigation; no other details were available. Bridgewater Township Police had been engaging in a search and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- An accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian on Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m. closed part of South Avenue in Fanwood between Martine Ave. and Second Street. "At approximately 6:16 tonight, we received a call from County dispatch that a person was struck by a motor ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - At approximately 4:15 PM, Plainfield Police Units responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash in the area of Putnam Avenue and Richmond Street. Six individuals were injured with ages ranging from mid twenties to mid fifties.  The most serious injury reported at this time is ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Somerset man is facing charges for causing the death of 22-year old Antoine King, Jr. of Plainfield after crashing his SUV into a tree on West 4th Street early Monday morning, Piscataway police reported. According to a Monday news release about the 3:40 a.m. accident, Suraj ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A 22-year old Plainfield man has been charged with distributing child pornography, acting Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera announced on Monday. A Union County grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Fernando Cossagvic, who is additionally charged with ...

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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: Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Council Approvals Sought For Legal Contracts, Tax Appeals Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Council Meetings in Court for 2018 Plainfield ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Police arrested a suspect in connection with a residential burglary on Wednesday afternoon. According to Police Chief Pedro Matos, police responded to a call from an alert resident in the area of Orchard Terrace and Hawthorne Drive around 1 p.m.   The resident reported seeing a ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is still investigating the death of Gladys Barrera, the former girlfriend of Fred Terrible, 58, who died on Jan. 3 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound just days after Barrera was killed in Trenton on New Year’s Eve, according to Police Chief ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Township is experiencing a widespread power outage on Friday morning. Orange Avenue School, Cranford High School and Bloomingdale Avenue School have lost power, according to updates on social media. According to Lieutenant Ed Davenport of the CPD, partial power outages ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, shortly after 10:30 AM, the South Plainfield Police responded to an Amboy Avenue residence on a report of a home burglary.  According to police, access was gained to the home and electronics and jewelry were stolen.   Police said a witness saw ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield held its reorganization meeting on New Year's Day, with Mayor Adrian O. Mapp taking the oath of office to begin his second term.  The City Council welcomed Steve Hockaday, who represents the Fourth Ward, and Joylette Mills-Ransome took the oath to fill the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield man who is accused of fatally stabbing his roommate following an argument just before midnight on New Year’s Eve has been located and arrested. Darin Jose Cano Vasquez, 23, is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of ...

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