Police & Fire

September 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in South Plainfield last week and have released an image of the suspect. On Thursday, September 13th, at around 1:25 p.m. a man described as a black male approximately 5’7” tall weighing 150 lbs ...

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Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield on Saturday, Oct. 27.  Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously. “Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of guns off the streets ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9. Police gave the following account of the incident: At about 1:09 a.m.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It has been seventeen years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the occasion was marked in Plainfield at city hall with residents, first responders and members of the administration. Councilman-at-large Elton Armady led the remembrance ceremony that was interspersed ...

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A long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force has yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield, acting Union County Prosecutor ...

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UPDATE: As of 7 a.m. Saturday, Alexander R. Dirner, who was reported missing Friday afternoon, has been found safe, according to Bridgewater Township Police. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– Two additional people have been arrested on charges stemming from a North Plainfield homicide while trying to flee to Mexico, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti ...

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An investigation has resulted in criminal charges against Dominic Gomez, 23, a Plainfield resident who ran a stop sign earlier this year, causing a collision that took the life of a pedestrian, and then fled the scene, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Plainfield Public Safety ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The third suspect wanted in the homicide death of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24-year, of North Plainfield, has surrendered to police and charges have been upgraded to one suspect already in custody, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Washington Valley Park, off Miller Lane, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Saturday. Elvin Martinez, 18, was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men were charged in relation to the on-going homicide investigation of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24, of North Plainfield, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Thursday night was a busy one at duCret School of Art, with both the Toastmasters and Plainfield Arts Council groups holding meetings.  But the most fun was happening outside on the lawn where children were going camping with a cop. The city's first overnight Camping with a Cop ...

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UPDATE:  Hank has been found, and is home safe! PLAINFIELD, NJ - Relatives of Plainfield resident Conrad Sauer, who also goes by the name Hank, are asking for the public's help in locating him. They have not heard from him since this morning, and are concerned as it's reported that he suffers ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday. The ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD - Police say one person was assaulted on Grove Street early Sunday morning, and anyone who lives in the area and has home surveillance is asked to contact authorities. Anyone with any information regarding an assault that occurred on Grove Street in North Plainfield  in the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The drivers of two cars that collided on North Ave. and Martine Ave. in Fanwood survived a crash that appears to have totaled both vehicles around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to Fanwood Fire Chief John Piccola, the vehicles collided in the front, causing one of the cars to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council officially approved the appointment of Westfield Police Captain Chris Battiloro to the role of acting police chief at its meeting Tuesday night. Related story: Westfield’s Mayor Speaks About Issues at Police Department David Wayman, who held the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division issued an advisory on Thursday about a four-way stop zone that will become effective at Pemberton and Kenyon avenues on Friday, Aug. 10.  The intersection at Randolph Road and Kenyon Avenue became a multi-way stop intersection on July 13. Other ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is seeking help in identifying the pictured suspect who was observed shoplifting at the Quick Chek. If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Det Fowler at 908-769-2937. You can ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closed Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. According to a 12:28 p.m. report from the Breaking News Network, there were multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield police are currently investigating two shooting that occurred this week, including one just last night. On July 19th At approximately 4:55 pm, Plainfield Police Officers responded to the 600 block of Berckman Street regarding shots fired. Upon arrival they located shell ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Plainfield Police Division’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services on July 22, according to Public Safety Director Carl N.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutors Office are looking for the public’s help in the July 4, 2018 fatal motorcycle accident that killed 28 year-old Jessica Montes of Piscataway. According to police, the accident occurred at approximately ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Officers from the Plainfield Police Division responded to a report of a disorderly person at a business in the 100 block of Watchung Avenue on Thursday around 10:50 a.m. According to a press release from Plainfield Police, officers observed a customer actively involved in a ...

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GREEN BROOK, N.J. – Plainfield resident Khiry Moody, age 28, of Sumner Avenue, was arrested and charged with burglary by the Somerset County Prosector. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Green Brook Township Chief of Police Samuel ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face weapons charges in the wake of a large fight and shooting on June 23 in the vicinity of Foxtails Lounge on South Street. Rashir Abner, 31, of Hamilton Street, Bound Brook and  Najee McCoy, 30 of West 5th Street, Plainfield, have each been charged with 2nd Degree ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University ...

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TAPInto Plainfield just received the following update from the Union County Prosecutor's office on the recent shooting in Plainfield: The female victim of a double shooting that took place in Plainfield the weekend before last has died due to her injuries, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As of around 6 a.m. Saturday, the search for missing 15-year-old Bridgewater teen Samantha Canuel was temporarily suspended, according to a Facebook post from Bridgewater Township Police. According to the post, after an exhaustive search for the missing teen overnight, police ...

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TAPinto Plainfield received this release from the Union County's Prosecutor's office: PLAINFIELD, NJ  A shooting that left a man dead and a woman seriously injured in Plainfield overnight is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Sunday. The deceased ...

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