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South Plainfield Park Avenue Diner Robbed at Gun Point

May 26, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Park Ave Diner was robbed by men brandishing guns last evening. The robbery occurred when, according to police, three black males entered the Park Avenue Diner about 9:15pm brandishing guns and demanding cash. The actors were able to enter the Diner through a rear door. According to police the assailants were wearing dark clothing, hoodies and ski masks.

The ...

Drug Bust: Over $60K in Illegal Drugs and a Firearm Seized from Scotch Plains Home

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Detectives from the Scotch Plains Police Department, the Union County Narcotics Strike Force and the Union County Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a search warrant at 518 Forepaugh Ave. in Scotch Plains that led to the arrest of two residents and the seizure of more than $60,000 in illegal drugs, local officials said in a release issued on Thursday ...

Jack Fernandez, Teen Who Went Missing in Bloomfield Has Been Found

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Jack Fernandez, the Bloomfield teenager who was last seen by his parents on Monday has been located.

TAPinto Bloomfield shared the Bloomfield Police Department's request for help in finding Jack earlier today.

Missing Endangered Juvenile from Bloomfield Essex County

This is a developing story and details will be shared once known. 

 

VIDEO: Public's Assistance Needed to Help Solve 2-Year-Old Homicide

Investigators in the Union County Prosecutor's Office are requesting assistance from the public in identifying and locating two persons of interest in a homicide that occurred two years ago this week in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday.

The Prosecutor’s Office has released video clips depicting the male and female, pulled from surveillance ...

UPDATED: Missing Endangered Juvenile from Bloomfield Essex County Has Been Found

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the attached missing juvenile. We are asking anyone who has seen or come in contact with this juvenile to contact the Bloomfield Police at (973) 680-4141.

Jack was last seen by his parents on 05/22/2017 at 07:15. Jack is a student at Bloomfield High School but was absent today. No clothing description ...

Fanwood Police Chief Stresses Importance of Drug Awareness, Invites Public to Forum on May 24

FANWOOD, NJ – In recognizing officers of the department who had helped save lives of people who had overdosed this year, Police Chief Richard Trigo took the opportunity at Monday night’s Fanwood Council meeting to encourage residents to attend a forum on drug awareness on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Forest Road Park.

 “We have been using NarCAN, we saved five ...

Nutley EMS Coordinator Michael J Rossi Jr Succumbs in Line of Duty

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley EMS Coordinator Michael J. Rossi Jr. died in the line of duty Friday May 19, 2017.

Rossi, 51, was found unresponsive in his office at the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad by members of the squad. His colleagues were not able to revive him. Rossi was pronounced dead at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville NJ. 

He was the E.M.S. Coordinator ...

Armed Robbery on Route 22 in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD , NJ - Police are looking for two black males who are wanted for robbing a victim at gunpoint at 7-11 on  Route 22 in North Plainfield early Saturday morning according to BNN (Breaking News Network).

Both men were wearing masks and one had a long gun, according to the report, and possibly fled on foot after the robbery at 7-11, 564 US Route 22 East. The ...

Armed Robbery Reported on Route 22 in Scotch Plains Thursday Night

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Police are looking for two black males wearing black hoodies who allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint near Route 22 in Scotch Plains late Thursday, according to BNN (Breaking News Network).

One suspect reportedly had a silver handgun, while the other had a long gun, according to the report. The suspects were last seen running on foot westbound on ...

UCPO Hosting Heroin and Opioid Abuse Awareness Forum

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office, along with members of both the Fanwood and Scotch Plains police departments, will be participating in a community forum next week that focuses on ways to reverse the growing trend of heroin and opioid abuse in the area, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo, and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly ...

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Booker, Van Hollen, Castro Introduce Bill to Improve Transparency and Accountability in Law Enforcement

May 26, 2017

Bill will require creation of national database on use of force incidents involving police

Washington, D.C. – May 25, 2017 - U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today introduced the Police Reporting of Information, Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act – legislation that would increase transparency and accountability for law enforcement agencies nationwide by ...