Plainfield Serial Burglar Admits to Multiple Break-ins

April 21, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A serial burglar has admitted to eight crimes taking place in five different Union County municipalities over the course of six months in 2016 and 2017, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Dawud Ward, 24, of Hillside Ave. in Plainfield, pleaded guilty earlier this week to one count of first-degree robbery, five counts of third-degree burglary, ...

Wednesday Morning Fire in Plainfield Displaces Family of Seven

PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to a statement from the Plainfield Public Safety Director's office, shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, Plainfield's Fire Division, along with Patrol units, responded to the 600 block of New Street on a reported structure fire.  

The residence was occupied by a family of seven at the time.  All occupants were safely evacuated, with no injuries ...

Plainfield Police Respond to ShotSpotter Alert in 600 Block of Berkman Street, Find 17-Yr Old Victim

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A ShotSpotter alert sent units to the 600 block of Berkman Street at approximately 10:05 p.m. on Monday, according to Plainfield Public Safety Director Carl Riley.

Arriving units located a 17-year old male with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  The individual, who was uncooperative with police, was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Plainfield ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Killing Plainfield Woman

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Newark man responsible for the 2005 strangulation death of a Plainfield woman has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday.  

Dorian Gillon, 52, must serve at least 85 percent of that term before the possibility of parole under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act.

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Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, we ...

Tanker Fire Closes Diamond Hill Road Saturday Morning

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Diamond Hill Road was closed due to a tanker fire at  approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. The tanker, carrying 7,000 gallons of fuel, was traveling north on Diamond Hill Road heading to New Providence for a delivery.  

The Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Chatham Township, Summit and Stirling Fire Departments responded.

Plainfield Week in Review: 'No Parking' Protests, Yates House, Summer Food Program, 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:

Pitch in for Earth Day: Bring your HH Hazardous Waste to Free Recycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 14

Spring Break with First Responders Program Concludes with Members of Plainfield Police Division

Ammon Foundation donates to Elijah’s ...

South Ave. at Richmond and Roosevelt Blocked Off by Plainfield Fire Division Early Fri Afternoon

PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Ave. in Plainfield between Richmond Street and Roosevelt Ave. have been blocked off due to activity by the Plainfield Fire Division.

TAPinto Plainfield has reached out to officials and will update this article with more information if available.

More Protest Plainfield "No Parking" Signs

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Three Plainfield residents spoke out at Monday's City Council meeting against parking restrictions that took effect in November.

Their complaints echoed what five residents said in March, mainly that parking is scarce, they are forced to park farther from home and they don't feel safe walking back, especially after dark.

Officials including Public Safety Director ...

Spring Break with First Responders Program Concludes with Members of Plainfield Police Division

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The week off from school came to a close on Friday for some children at the library with members of the Plainfield Police Division.

The free Spring Break with First Responders program was for students ages 8 to 13 years old, and was presented by the Plainfield Police Division and the School Resource Officers.

Representatives from the city's police and fire departments, ...

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Touch A Truck Event to be Held at the Loop in Watchung Reservation

April 12, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite families with children of all ages and adults alike to climb aboard a variety of public safety vehicles at this year’s “Touch A Truck” event on Sunday afternoon, April 29. The event will run from 11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., weather permitting ...