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Scotch Plains JCC Deemed Safe After Bomb Threat

January 18, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey was closed for a short time after preschool began there Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat. A bomb squad swept the building for explosives and no bomb was found, according to Lt. Jeff Briel of the Scotch Plains Police Department.

“This is another in a series of bomb threats to JCCs up and down the ...

Plainfield Resident Arrested, Charged in Connection with Death of Oscar Isaac Ramos Lopez

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An altercation on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 12th took place in the area of Park Avenue and West 2nd Street to which Plainfield Police responded. 

Subsequent events have led to the arrest of Plainfield resident Jamie Castillo Castro, who is charged in connection with the death of Oscar Isaac Ramos Lopez, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

The ...

Suspect Arrested in Possession of Stolen Car in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police have charged Khalil Harris of North Brunswick with possession of a stolen car and more.  Narcotics Detectives had spotted the stolen vehicle Harris was driving in the vicinity of the Netherwood Train Station.

Here is the release with more information:

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, Plainfield Police charged a North Brunswick man with ...

North Plainfield Police Seeking Public’s Help in January Package Theft

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The North Plainfield Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect involved in a package theft earlier this month.

According to police, at approximately 4 p.m. Jan. 6, the suspect walked up to a Rockview Avenue residence and stole package that had been delivered and left on a front porch.

The suspect is described as a black male ...

Two Arrested, Charged with Gun and Drug Possession After Plainfield Traffic Stop

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A motor vehicle stop in Plainfield on Thursday, Jan. 5th led to an arrest of two men for possession of a handgun and drugs. 

Later that evening, at the "Finding Solutions Through Unity" Town Hall, Police Director Carl Riley had told the assembled crowd that Plainfield Police will have the support of county, state and federal resources in fighting crime in the ...

Plainfield's Fire Truck 3 is Ready to Serve

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Honorable Mayor Adrian O. Mapp of Plainfield spoke of his administration's commitment to public safety at the ceremonial dedication of Fire Truck 3 on Saturday, Jan. 7th.

Union County Freeholder Linda Carter was on hand at Plainfield's Fire Headquarters to give the fire division a resolution from the County at the ceremony with residents in attendance.

After the ...

Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools Anna Belin-Pyles Statement on Incident at Clark's Arthur L. Johnson High School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, Plainfield Public Schools Superintendent Anne Belin-Pyles issued the following statement in response to a widely reported incident that occurred before a girls varsity basketball game on Saturday in Clark:

The reports of a troubling incident preceding the recent girls basketball game between Clark and Plainfield High Schools are of great concern to our District. The ...

WATCH: Plainfield Town Hall Safety Meeting Held

PLAINFIELD, NJ - "Finding Solutions Through Unity" was projected onto the screen at the town hall meeting called by Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp on Thursday, Jan. 5th.  The auditorium at Washington Community School was packed with concerned residents and business owners within the city.

After ending 2016 with twelve homicides, and the people of Plainfield demanding ...

You're Invited to a Dedication of New Plainfield Fire Truck

PLAINFIELD, NJ - You are cordially invited to a dedication ceremony at Plainfield Fire Headquarters. 

Fire Chief Frank Tidwell has shared with TAPinto Plainfield that the dedication ceremony for a new fire truck rescheduled from Dec. 17th will take place on Saturday, Jan. 7th.

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp will dedicate new ladder truck #3 at 9:30 a.m. at headquarters, located at 315 Central ...

Man Killed in Christmas Eve Motor Vehicle Accident in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, Dec. 24th at approximately 9:25 pm, an on duty Plainfield Police Officer was stopped at the red traffic light at East Second Street and Watchung Avenue when his vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Israel Velasquez Cruz, age 19 from Plainfield, NJ.

Witness statements indicate that Cruz was speeding, and a mechanical inspection of Cruz’s vehicle ...

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Fatal Roselle Shooting Under Investigation

January 22, 2017

A man being sought by police has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Roselle this weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Sunday.

Nathaniel Price, 25, of Roselle is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 21-year-old Tyquan Johnson of Newark.  

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, January ...

Fatal Roselle Shooting Under Investigation

January 22, 2017

A man being sought by police has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Roselle this weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Sunday.

Nathaniel Price, 25, of Roselle is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 21-year-old Tyquan Johnson of Newark.  

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, January ...