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Fatal Pedestrian Strike in Plainfield Under Investigation

June 8, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An incident in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Plainfield Thursday night is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Plainfield Public Safety Director Carl Riley jointly announced Friday.

The victim has been identified as Antonio Marquez-Melgar, 37, of Plainfield.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, members of the ...

Update: Overnight Fire in Plainfield at Bergen Street

Update: Sources have stated that the female victim has died from the injuries sustained in the fire.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, shortly after midnight Fire, Police and EMS responded to a fully involved structure fire in the 300 block of Bergen Street in Plainfield.

A 57-year old female was removed from the house with severe burns.  She was flown to to Saint Barnabas hospital in ...

Plainfield Rescue Squad hosts Open House

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Plainfield Rescue Squad wrapped up its EMS Week with its Sunday open house from noon to 4 pm at their headquarters at 7th and Spooner Avenue.

The public had an opportunity to learn about EMS educational opportunities, from CPR classes to becoming a part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and requirements for participating in the EMS Cadet Corp., ...

Plainfield D.A.R.E. Graduation Held at Seidler Field

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The D.A.R.E. graduation for fifth graders was held on Friday at Seidler Field in Plainfield.

According to Sgt. Michael Lucky, "We had over 700 students and over 100 guests who participated in the program. The students were able to enjoy fun and games throughout the day. They remained excited, enthused and eventually, very tired."

Lucky added, "I thank all who ...

Plainfield Week in Review: LWV Candidate Forum, Carter Sworn In, and more

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Plainfield League of Women Voters Forum Scheduled for May 30

SSYC launches 50th Yr Anniversary with Alumni BBQ

Scenes from the New Jersey State Bicycle Championships in Plainfield

New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission Returns to South ...

Do You Know This Man? North Plainfield Police Seek Help Identifying Cadillac Theft Suspect

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Police Department is requesting  assistance from the public in the identification of an auto theft suspect from North Plainfield Nissan.

 The theft of a 2016 Cadillac Escalade occurred on May 20, at 3:30am. police said. The suspect entered the Nissan dealership hours earlier to test drive the vehicle and video shows the suspect arriving in ...

Suspect Charged in Hit-and-Run Killing Plainfield Man Flees Country

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a Plainfield pedestrian on May 15 has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Charges have been filed against Mario Infante of New Street in Plainfield following an investigation by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and North Plainfield ...

Video Shows Woman Ripping Off Tip Jar at Westfield YESTERcades, Manager Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Footage from security cameras at YESTERcades of Westfield shows a woman stealing the new game fund/employee tip jar from the counter at 2:10 a.m. (closing time) Sunday morning, according to manager Fred Logue, who shared screenshots of the video.

There was probably about $70 in the jar at the time, according to Logue, who said he reported the theft to Westfield ...

Plainfield Man Found Shot to Death Outside of Local Gentleman's Club in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities are investigating the death of a Plainfield man who was found dead in the parking lot of Angels Gentleman's Club in Elizabeth over the weekend.

According to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, officers responded to the 400 block of  Spring Street in Elizabeth at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19  to find the body of a man who had been ...

Plainfield Police, Union County SWAT Team Negotiate Surrender After Almost 6-Hour Standoff

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Patrol units from the Plainfield Police Division responded to a home in the 1400 block of Coolidge Street on Wednesday around 6:45 p.m. in an attempt to arrest an individual on an arrest warrant for violation of restraining out of Mercer County, according to Police Director Carl Riley.

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect, Edward Lindsay, outside a family ...

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