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3 New Brunswick Men Charged in Mugging Turned Murder

February 26, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Authorities have lodged murder and robbery charges against three city residents in connection with this weekend’s stabbing death of a man on Hamilton Street.

Maneul “Manny” Maldonado, 20, Jose David “Sparky” Vasquez-Rivera, 18, and Xavier “Caballo” Sanchez-Parral are being held on those charges at this time, according to a ...

Free Smoke Alarms Available for Plainfield Residents

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Thanks to the American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, Smoke Alarms Save Lives, Plainfield residents can make an appointment to have free smoke alarms installed in their homes.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

The American Red Cross ...

South Brunswick Police Charge Plainfield Men With Stealing 450 Gallons Of Water From Fire Hydrant

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two Plainfield men are charged with stealing some 450 gallons of township water from a fire hydrant on Sunday morning, police said.

Jorge Chacon, 34, and Pantaleon Sis, 51, both of Plainfield were charged with hooking up to a fire hydrant at 32 Commerce Boulevard around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, and filling two large tanks in the back of a white box truck to get water ...

Saturday Night Fire Breaks Out in Plainfield in Area of Putnam Ave and Webster Place

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Saturday night fire broke out in the area of Putnam Avenue and Webster Place.  Fire trucks were on hand, with the smell of smoke in the air.

It's been confirmed that there were no injuries.

As TAPinto Plainfield gets additional information, this story will be updated.

 

Plainfield Fire on West 4th Street Sunday Evening

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out on the 600 block of West 4th Street in Plainfield near Corona Grocery on Sunday, Feb. 12th. 

Multiple engines were on hand, as well as Plainfield Police and the Rescue Squad.

This article will be updated if further information becomes available.

Updated: Major Fire Early Saturday Morning at Avalon Apartments in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a major fire early Saturday morning, Feb. 4, at the Avalon apartment complex located at 200 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. The fire started at about 1:30 a.m., and was under control by about 6 a.m., according to Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca. There was extensive mutual aid at the scene of the fire.

The fire resulted in the full collapse of the left side of one ...

Defiant First Appearance By Man Charged With Attack On Catholic Bishop In Newark Offers Clues To Motive

In a defiant first appearance at Essex County Superior Court in Newark, the man charged with the shocking attack on an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark last weekend offered possible clues about what provoked him.

"I'm the Reverend Charles Miller, and I am who I am," said Miller, 48, of Newark, whose description included several expletives. "And ...

BAIL REFORM: Judge Orders Man Accused of Dealing $50K in Heroin and Possession of a Gun to be Released

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Omar Perkins, 23, who was arrested just last Friday for possession of $50,000 of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute and possession of a hi-point 9mm handgun was released from jail today in accordance with the new bail reform regulations.

According to police officials, Perkins, an accused member of the G-Shine Bloods Gang, was ordered to be released by ...

A North Plainfield Man is Charged in Connection with 2011 Homicide of Plainfield Man

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jose Romero-Aguirre, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha, or PLS clique of the MS-13 gang set, has been charged in connection with the 2011 murder of 22-year-old Andres Chach of Plainfield.

The full press release follows:

A North Plainfield resident has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield ...

Two Investigations Lead to Arrest of Plainfield Gang Member and Two Others

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Police Department has released a statement regarding two incidents occurring on Jan. 20th.  The first involves the arrest of G-Shine Bloods gang member, Omar Perkins, age 23, in South Plainfield.  The second is related to the arrest of Calvin Cox, age 42, and Jhimier Tyler Cox, age 20, in Plainfield.

The full release follows:

On January 20th, ...

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Four Firearms, Heroin Seized as Result of Narcotics Investigation

February 27, 2017

A Plainfield man was arrested and four handguns and a significant quantity of heroin were seized as the result of a narcotics investigation that culminated late last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

Tyleek Boyce, 36, is charged with second-degree hindering apprehension, three second-degree drug offenses, five second-degree weapons offenses, third-degree ...