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Police & Fire

May 12, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — One year ago, 8-year-old Alivia was severely burned by a candle, and had to be transported via a State Police Medevac from Plainfield High School to St. Barnabas Hospital. A year later, the Revan family stopped by the Plainfield Rescue Squad bearing pizza to thank those who helped ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A pedestrian with a skateboard was struck at Martine and Hillside avenues in Plainfield by a black Nissan car early Tuesday evening. According to a Breaking News Network alert, a person was pinned under a vehicle, and airbags were used to remove the victim. Pictures provided to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Police Department issued an advisory Wednesday to alert residents about upcoming road closures and delays that will take place due to road work. Milling and paving will be done on East Third Street, from Watchung Avenue to Leland Avenue, between the hours of 6:30 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Police Department issued an advisory Friday to remind residents that New Jersey motorists must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, and they're stepping up enforcement starting Sunday, May 1. According to the advisory, Plainfield Police will conduct "heavy traffic ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Saturday is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help people dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs. At its most recent collection in October 2021, the DEA collected 744,082 pounds (372 tons) of medications; there were ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — It has been 22 years since a fire in the Boland residence hall at South Orange's Seton Hall University claimed the lives of three freshman — Aaron Karol, Frank Caltabilota and John Giunta. But two survivors of the deadly blaze, who suffered severe burns that morning trying to ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William G. Parenti announced Tuesday the arrest of Jose Branch, age 23, of West Fourth Street, Plainfield, in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Fire Director Kenneth Childress provided an overview of the department's budget and its goals at Monday’s 2022 calendar year budget deliberation. There are three divisions within the department, he noted, that fall under his purview: Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Budget deliberations began Tuesday, with council members and the Citizens Budget Advisory Committee, or CBAC, hearing from the heads of the Plainfield Police Department and the Department of Public Works. Police Director James Abney, who only assumed the position at the start of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — April marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Plainfield has received a $10,500 grant to warn residents of the dangers of distracted driving. Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety launched the “UDrive. UText. UPay.” ...

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PLAINFIELD and SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A Plainfield resident reported a fraud in which he was swindled out of $30,000 in cash and ownership of his car by a man he thought would help him with his immigration status, according to the Scotch Plains police blotter. The victim met an individual at a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Rescue Squad was given an ambulance on Monday, care of the Union County Emergency Services Division. When asked how it came to be, President Timothy Lowe said, "It was all Vicky." Chief Victoria Schaible worked with the county to secure the ambulance that will ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Two suspects, from Plainfield and Piscataway, have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 26-year-old North Plainfield man on March 1, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella. Police responded to a 911 call at 9:36 p.m. and found the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A two-car motor vehicle accident at East Front and Richmond streets in Plainfield Sunday night took down a traffic pole. The pole landed on top of one of the vehicles, with occupants still inside, according to a Breaking News Network alert. BNN reported that all occupants ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — East Seventh Street near Carlton Avenue in Plainfield was closed to through traffic due to a working fire with smoke in the attic. Mutual aid companies from Scotch Plains, Westfield, North Plainfield and Springfield were seen at the site to assist Plainfield ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Multiple towns responded to help members of the Plainfield Fire Department fight a fire in a two-and-a-half-story wood frame structure on Norwood Avenue near Tate Court Wednesday afternoon. Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky as firefighters opened up the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A 32-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield Friday afternoon, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Director James T. Abney announced Sunday. Haneef Welch has been charged ...

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UNION COUNTY — A rise of hate crimes in the county and state last year has spurred advocates for racial, ethnic and religious groups into action as they support victims and explore ways to prevent and fight bias.  Bias incidents increased by 40% in Union County between 2020 and 2021, preliminary ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scotch Plains police arrested a 22-year-old Plainfield man on Monday, Feb. 28, following a report of a suspicious male attempting to open car doors the 300 block of Henry Street, according to the Scotch Plains police blotter. Residents also posted on social media that the ...

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UPDATE: A statement on the New Jersey State Police Facebook page notes that as a result of social media, the victim has been identified. MIDDLESEX COUNTY - The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons & Human Trafficking Unit and the Carteret Police Department are seeking the public’s ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — An investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office’s and the Plainfield Police Department has led to arrest of three men, all 19-years-old, after being criminally charged with attempting to shoot and kill a local man last April, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A 19-year-old Dunellen man has been arrested for multiple violent robberies committed in Plainfield in December 2021 after a joint investigation by the Union County Prosecutor's Office and the Plainfield Police Department, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield ...

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EDISON, NJ — Meyvelin Nunez-Lopez, a 19-year-old resident of Plainfield, was identified as the front-seat passenger who died in a fatal collision in Edison Township on Feb. 8, according to an announcement by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has launched “Chief Talk,” a lively podcast series that offers listeners throughout the Garden State greater insight into the latest issues facing police officers and the people they serve. These new “Chief Talk” ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Friday that two men have been arrested and charged for the double homicide in Neptune Township that claimed the life of 18-year-old Samore Edwards of Plainfield and 19-year-old Isaiah Williams of New Brunswick last ...

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NEW YORK, NY — Plainfield photojournalist Brian Branch-Price caught up with Plainfield Police Officers Karolyn Gonzalez and Mauricio Mejia in New York City Wednesday where they were among thousands of officers who lined Fifth Avenue during the funeral procession for N.Y.P.D. Officer Wilbert Mora of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A motor vehicle accident took place Tuesday morning in Plainfield on Watchung Avenue at the intersection with East Ninth Street and Franklin Place. A Breaking News Network alert noted there were injuries, but TAPinto Plainfield has reached out to Fire Director Kenneth Childress for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Marcelo Ixcuna-Castro, a 52-year-old Plainfield man, has been arrested and is charged with second-degree manslaughter and related third- and fourth-degree weapons offenses in connection with a fatal stabbing that took place on the 500 block of West Front Street Friday morning, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — County residents are invited to a recruiting session for open positions with the Union County Sheriff, Union County Division of Police, Elizabeth Police Department, New Jersey Transit Police and Port Authority Police. The Board of County Commissioners has partnered with state and ...

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UPDATE: The Public Information Officer for the Monmounth County Prosecutor's Office told TAPinto Plainfield that the second victim has been identified as Isaiah Williams, 19, of New Brunswick. The investigation remains active, and no arrests have been made to date. NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – An ...

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