'Coffee with a Cop' at Plainfield's Gumbo House & Grill

November 17, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division invites you to join officers for Coffee with a Cop this Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Gumbo House & Grill.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, a tasty pastry, and join the conversation.  This informal event will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and will give residents the chance to ask members of Plainfield's Police Division questions ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: November 13-19

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the city.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield, NJ news and events.  It's going to be a busy week!

Also, be sure to check out our EVENTS calendar page.  New events and activities are always being added, and you, too, can contribute.  Just look in the upper right corner of our ...

Union Police Report Federal Agent Involved in Shooting in Area of Sayre Road

UNION, NJ – Details are preliminary, but Union police have confirmed a shooting investigation in the vicinity of Sayre Road.

According to Union Police authorities, a shooting “involving a federal agent” is under investigation.  The incident began at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening.  No Union police were involved.  One U.S. Marshal is being ...

Scenes from a Saturday in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On a beautiful but brisk Saturday, TAPinto Plainfield, like many residents, took time to check out some events around town.

Our tour started at the firehouse in Netherwood, where Fire Chief Frank Tidwell and the Fire Division held a dedication ceremony for the new Engine 4 Pumper. 

After the conclusion of the ceremony, Chief Tidwell told TAPinto Plainfield that the ...

Dedication Ceremony for Plainfield's New Fire Engine No. 4

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fire Chief Frank Tidwell reached out to TAPinto Plainfield to share that the Fire Division will be dedicating its new Engine 4 Pumper on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10:00 a.m.

Chief Tidwell said, "we are excited to provide the East End of town with a state of the art apparatus that will enhance the overall safety of our community."

The public is invited to attend the ...

Roselle Woman Killed in Double Shooting in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A shooting that left two women dead in Elizabeth overnight is under investigation according to acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour.

The women were identified as Rah-Zhane Lee, 22, of East 4th Avenue in Roselle and Shaniquah Richardson, 24, of Franklin Street in Elizabeth. 

According to authorities, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Elizabeth Police ...

Plainfield: Fire in Leland Gardens Apartment Wednesday Afternoon

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out on in an apartment in Leland Gardens in Plainfield early Wednesday afternoon.

According to an EMS official, the fire was contained and did not spread to other apartments in the building.  There was an initial report of entrapment, but turned out to be false, and no one was hurt. 

The source of the fire is unknown at this point.

Police Searching for Woman Missing in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Police are asking the community to be on the lookout for a missing woman from Roselle.

Thelma Lewis, age: 92 went missing earlier today. Lewis is described as a black female 5'2" weighing approx. 145 lbs. She was last seen at 3 p.m. Monday, on Wood Ave. in Roselle. 

Lewis is wearing a tan coat and a blue hat with ruffles. If you see this missing ...

Plainfield Man Indicted for Fatal Stabbing of Ex-Wife

A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Plainfield man charged with stabbing his ex-wife to death this past summer, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Thursday.

Eric Beale, 57, is charged with murder, two related weapons offenses, and hindering apprehension in connection with the killing of 56-year-old Marlene Martin.

At ...

Individual Arrested in Connection With Six Vehicular Burglaries

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An arrest was made in connection with the burglaries of six unlocked vehicles on Shasta Drive, 6th Avenue and North Bridge Street Oct. 6, according to Bridgewater Township Police.

According to police, an individual was arrested for the burglaries Oct. 10 and most of the proceeds were returned to the victims. The name of the defendant has not been released.

According to the ...

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