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Police Seek Help Locating Woman Missing Since Dec. 6

December 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina.

Kim walked away from her residence ...

Plainfield First Responders Holding Holiday Toy Drives, Fundraisers for Education

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's police and fire departments are holding toy drives to spread cheer this holiday season, and collections will benefit local area youth.

Plainfield PBA Local 19 is collecting toys that are suitable for both boys and girls, for infants up to 13 years old, through Wednesday, Dec. 19.  Items can be dropped off at Police Headquarters, at 200 East 4th ...

UPDATE: Missing At-Risk Male Found!

UPDATE:  Per Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley, Alejandro Abreau-Garcia was located by Highland Park Police, and he is in good health.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division is seeking the public's help in locating an "at-risk" missing person. 

According to the police, on Monday, Dec. 3, Alejandro Abreau-Garcia left his residence on foot and failed to ...

Traffic Alert: Plainfield Police Issue Watchung Ave. Advisory

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division issued an advisory on Friday evening about road closures on Watchung Ave.

Due to PSE&G maintenance of underground electric lines, Watchung Ave. from the North Plainfield border to East Front St. is expected to be closed until Saturday afternoon.

According to the advisory, the closures will affect traffic in the downtown area.

Grinch Steals Donations, North Plainfield Police Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Suspect

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - “Let’s find this Grinch!” the North Plainfield Police Department posted on Tuesday afternoon.  They are seeking help in identifying the pictured suspect who was observed stealing money from a “Feed the Homeless Donation” container at the Somerset Street Quick Chek on Nov. 26.

 

If you have any information on this ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Police Department Recognized for Accreditation from NJSACOP

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Department was recognized at Monday's City Council meeting for receiving accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

The department passed an on-site assessment conducted by two examiners from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) in July. Examiners checked all aspects of the Plainfield Police ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is Hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station.

The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to reports by NJTPD.  The identity of ...

38 Parents Arrested for Delinquent Child Support Payments

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff's officers made 38 arrests over a three-day period in an effort to collect delinquent child support payments.

Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano said the sweep occurred Oct. 23-25 and involved 41 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served outstanding warrants and made arrests. Those arrested owed a combined total of almost ...

Plainfield: Sunday Night Homicide Under Investigation

The fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield Sunday evening is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday.

The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Benjamin Nord of Plainfield.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a report of a shooting on the 400 block of Liberty Street found Nord there suffering from gunshot wounds, ...

Plainfield Man Involved in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Franklin Township

SOMERSET, NJ - A Plainfield man died Saturday night from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash on Blackwells Mills Road near Van Cleef Road, according to police. 

George Garrett, a 35-year-old man from Plainfield, was determined to be the victim, according to police. 

The Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call on Nov. 10 at 11:37 pm ...

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Rahway Fire and EMS Join Union County Dispatch Center

December 14, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Union County Regional Dispatch Center will now handle fire and emergency medical service calls for the City of Rahway.

“The Union County Dispatch Center is a shared services success story. It enables county and local governments to come together and manage their resources more efficiently, for the greater good ...