Police & Fire

January 15, 2019

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Police Chief William G. Parenti announced on Monday that a team of assessors from the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission “NJLEAC” will arrive in the Borough of North Plainfield on Sunday, Jan. 20.  The assessors will re-examine all components of the Police ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police are asking for the public’s help in capturing two male suspects in the burglary of Krauszers located at 488 Oak Tree Road. According to the police, at approximately 11:00pm on January 8, 2019 two male suspects forced entry into the Bollywood Dance ...

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A Plainfield-based music teacher has been arrested and charged with inappropriately touching two of his students in school during recent years, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday. Donnie Harrell, 53, of Bridgewater is charged with two counts of third-degree ...

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Video footage of a suspect in the recent fatal shooting of a Plainfield man has been collected as evidence and today is being released to the public in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday. The victim in the case was 45-year-old ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out at a one-story restaurant on the 400 block of West Front Street in Plainfield on New Year's Eve around 7 p.m. Breaking News Network reported that the roof of the restaurant was comprised, and the main body fire has been knocked down.  Firefighters are still on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - As you head out to your New Year's Eve celebration tonight, take into consideration that 6 p.m. on December 31 to 6 a.m. on January 1 are the most dangerous hours of the year to drive or ride in a car on our nation’s roadways. If possible, avoid being on the road during that ...

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Following months of planning, Union County is poised to become the first county in New Jersey that is exclusively patrolled by local law enforcement to have all of its departments outfitted with body-worn cameras, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday. Prosecutor ...

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A Plainfield homicide that took place two years ago this week at Seafood Rama remains under investigation, and authorities are continuing to ask for information from the public, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. The victim in the case was 32-year-old Shamar ...

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12/24/18 UPDATE:  The Plainfield Police Division issued an update that Moana Tarver has been located! ------------------------------------- PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A Nixle alert was issued by the Plainfield Police Division on Sunday evening.  The police are seeking the public's help in locating a ...

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The fifth anniversary of an incident in which a Somerset County man was fatally shot in Plainfield on Christmas morning is approaching, and investigators continue to seek information from members of the public in order to solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -  Helen Kim, the Watchung woman who has been missing since Dec. 6, has been located and is reunited with her family, Watchung police advised on Wednesday evening. “Thank you to all who provided tips and aided in her safe return,” they said.  Kim’s birthday was yesterday. MORE: ...

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Two men have been criminally charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Plainfield man outside an Elizabeth nightclub earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. Dashaun Jackson, 27, and Lucian Faulcon, 29, both are charged with murder and a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield PBA Local 19 annual holiday toy drive will take place this Thursday, December 20.  According to Detective Carlos Gonzalez, PBA President, the purpose of the free event is "to make sure all children have the joy of opening a present on Christmas Day." He said in a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- As the seasonal holidays draw near, the hectic rush of shopping, traveling and preparing for visitors can put consumers at greater risk for scams, fraud and theft. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can take a few simple steps to protect ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Today, Dec. 18 is Helen Kim’s birthday and she is still missing from Watchung. Police are seeking help from the public locating her and reuniting her with her family. Kim has been missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation has been underway into the disappearance of ...

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PASSAIC, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman announced that based upon an investigation by the Passaic Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Robert Williams, 29 years old, from Passaic, was arrested on ...

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PASSAIC, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman announced that at approximately 5:28, a.m. on Dec. 16, members of the Passaic Police Department were dispatched to the area of 180 Columbia Ave. on a report of a shooting.  Upon arrival the police ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A basement fire broke out in a home on the 400 block of East 6th St. in Plainfield on Sunday afternoon a little after 4 p.m. It was quickly brought under control, according to sources.  South Plainfield Fire was on scene to assist. 

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's police and fire departments are holding toy drives to spread cheer this holiday season, and collections will benefit local area youth. Plainfield PBA Local 19 is collecting toys that are suitable for both boys and girls, for infants up to 13 years old, through ...

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UPDATE:  Per Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley, Alejandro Abreau-Garcia was located by Highland Park Police, and he is in good health. PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division is seeking the public's help in locating an "at-risk" missing person.  According to the police, on Monday, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division issued an advisory on Friday evening about road closures on Watchung Ave. Due to PSE&G maintenance of underground electric lines, Watchung Ave. from the North Plainfield border to East Front St. is expected to be closed until Saturday ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - “Let’s find this Grinch!” the North Plainfield Police Department posted on Tuesday afternoon.  They are seeking help in identifying the pictured suspect who was observed stealing money from a “Feed the Homeless Donation” container at the Somerset Street Quick Chek on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Department was recognized at Monday's City Council meeting for receiving accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. The department passed an on-site assessment conducted by two examiners from the New Jersey State Association of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station. The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff's officers made 38 arrests over a three-day period in an effort to collect delinquent child support payments. Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano said the sweep occurred Oct. 23-25 and involved 41 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served ...

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The fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield Sunday evening is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday. The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Benjamin Nord of Plainfield. Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Plainfield man died Saturday night from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash on Blackwells Mills Road near Van Cleef Road, according to police.  George Garrett, a 35-year-old man from Plainfield, was determined to be the victim, according to police.  The Franklin ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to a report from the Breaking News Network (BNN), county sheriffs and the homicide squad had responded to a shooting on the 400 block of Liberty St. in Plainfield on Sunday evening. The shooting victim, according to BNN, sustained multiple gun shot wounds, and was ...

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