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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Will Meet on Tues, Feb. 20, at LaGrande Park Building

February 17, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence -- that somehow becomes a statistic -- is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti ...

Third Defendant Charged in Connection with 2016 Plainfield Murder

Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Friday that a third person has been charged with murder and related weapons offenses for his role in the 2016 shooting death of innocent bystander Willie Lee Major in Plainfield in 2016.

Francis E. Lockley, 29, was taken into custody Friday and charged in connection with the death of 37-year-old Major.

Shortly after 6:45 p.m. on ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

Chemical Accident Sends Three to Area Hospital

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three people were sent to area hospitals earlier today after a chemical exposure event at Genewiz. According to the Breaking New Network rescue units responded to 126 Corporate Blvd at 2:30pm on the report of injuries from chemical exposure. A total of nine people were exposed with three being sent to area hospitals as a precaution.

Genewiz, a biotech leader, ...

Sparta Police Snag Plainfield Suspended Driver with Outstanding Warrants

SPARTA, NJ – A Plainfield resident was arrested after being stopped for having unclear license plates.  On February 1 around 1 p.m. Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped David Ajquejay-Pinzon, 26 driving a black Honda SUV, police report.

Ajquejay-Pinzon could not give his credentials.  A check on his name showed that his license was suspended and he had outstanding warrants; one in ...

Plainfield's Juvenile Detective Bureau Investigating Boys Basketball Incident

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Juvenile Detective Bureau is actively investigating the incident that occurred at the boys basketball game against Linden on Tuesday evening, leaving Linden player Shakim Bibby with multiple injuries.

According to the release, the bureau is in the process of viewing video footage and interviewing possible witnesses.

Anyone with additional information ...

Two Suspects in Green Brook Armed Robbery Captured after Route 22 Chase; Third Eludes Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two men have been charged with armed robbery and other related crimes in connection with a hold-up at a Verizon store on Route 22 in Green Brook, which was followed by a chase and apprehension in Piscataway and South Bound Brook, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John ...

Fire Division Called to 800 Block of Dixie Lane in Plainfield for Gas Leak

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A car on the 800 block of Dixie Lane in the Netherwood Heights section of Plainfield leaked a significant amount of gas that had neighbors concerned due to the smell, and a plume of smoke was seen while individuals worked on the vehicle.

A firefighter told TAPinto Plainfield that it was a good thing that calls were made to help them identify the source of the gas.  ...

Missing Teen Found Dead in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Township Police are reporting that the 16-year-old girl missing in Chimney Rock Park since 2 a.m. Saturday was found dead Saturday evening.

The matter is still under investigation; no other details were available.

Bridgewater Township Police had been engaging in a search and rescue operation in the wooded area near Chimney Rock Park since Saturday afternoon, searching ...

Pedestrian Accident Closes Part of South Ave. in Fanwood, Victim is Plainfield Resident

FANWOOD, NJ -- An accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian on Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m. closed part of South Avenue in Fanwood between Martine Ave. and Second Street.

"At approximately 6:16 tonight, we received a call from County dispatch that a person was struck by a motor vehicle and our units responded," Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo told ...

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Promotion of Union County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Dennis Burke

February 7, 2018

Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli holds the Bible as Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy swears in Dennis Burke as the newest Undersheriff in the Union County Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. 

Undersheriff Burke, a 23-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, will continue his assignment as the Commander of the Field Services ...