UPDATE: CHILD LOCATED - Missing Child Alert Canceled

April 20, 2017


PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division seeks your help in locating a MISSING CHILD:

Jarred Brown, 8 years old (2/12/2009), male, black, 5'03", 85 pounds, brown eyes, short black hair, birth mark on his right arm, last seen wearing a white collared shirt and blue pants.

Last seen: 961 South 2nd ...

Two Vehicles Crash Near Westfield High School Monday Morning, Flipping One Car Over

WESTFIELD, NJ — Two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Rahway Avenue and Shackamaxon Drive Monday morning, flipping one car over and causing damage to the front of the minivan involved. The drivers of both vehicles were taken away by ambulances, according to witnesses.

The crash happened at about 8 a.m. when, according to reports, one of the vehicles appeared to have run a stop ...

Plainfield Police: April 15 Incidents Yield Loaded Handguns, Arrests

On April 15th, at approximately 2:30 am, Plainfield Police Officers engaged a group of individuals within the 100 block of New Street. After the group was dispersed, an officer located a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun hidden in the area. No one was charged with the weapon possession.

Also on April 15th, Narcotics Detectives were on patrol in the area of Willever Street and Leslie ...

Plainfield Fire on West 3rd Street Friday Evening

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out Friday evening in the 700 block of West 3rd Street with heavy smoke conditions.  Fire, police and rescue vehicles responded.  BNN reports Tower Ladder is working on knocking down the fire on the 3rd floor, and fire is showing on the exterior of the 2nd floor.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.



Car Flips on La Grande Ave. in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- A car driving west on La Grande Ave. in Fanwood hit a tree and flipped over at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. 

EMS services took the driver of the vehicle to a local hospital for treatment. According to witnesses, his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. No further details about the condition of the 60-year-old driver are available at this time.

La ...

Body Found in Vehicle at Roselle Burger King

ROSELLE, NJ - Police are investigating a body that was found in a pickup truck in the parking lot of Burger King on East St. Georges Ave. in Roselle. 

The Breaking News Network (BNN), reports that a little after 6:30p.m. on Wednesday evening, Police were called to the scene where they noticed a body inside of a white Dodge Ram pick up truck.

An employee in the store said, they had ...

Elizabeth Homicide Under Investigation

The fatal shooting of an Elizabeth resident is under investigation, Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Michael Eargle.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responding to a report of shots being fired on the 1800 block of Lafayette Street found Eargle at that location shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Eargle ...

A Tour of Plainfield Police Division with Director Riley

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield had the pleasure of touring the Plainfield Police Division with Director Carl Riley over the weekend. 

Buzzed in, we were informed we were late, and told Riley had left.  What??  Oh, police humor - we were right on time!

Beginning the tour, we were shown the charging station for all of the body cameras.  Every officer who goes out on a ...

NJ State Police 2017 Trooper Youth Week Applications Available

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week is an educational program that presents simulated law enforcement programs for both male and female students who have completed their junior year and are entering their senior year of high school.

The first Trooper Youth Week summer program was in 1965 when the New Jersey State Police saw an opportunity to develop a program to ...

Prosecutor Identifies Woman Found Dead on Route 22 Median

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson has identified the dead woman found on the Route 22 center median near Route 28 in Branchburg Wednesday afternoon as 29-year-old Ashley M. Castro of Hopatcong.

Detectives are continuing their investigation, according to Robertson. The cause and manner of death is pending further investigation by the New Jersey Northern Regional ...

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FBI Seeks NJ Gang Member Wanted for Plainfield Murder

April 12, 2017

A New Jersey gang member wanted in connection with a brutal, premeditated murder has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture.

Walter Yovany Gomez, in his early 20s at the time of the 2011 murder in Plainfield, New Jersey, was attempting to become a full member of MS-13 by ...