Police & Fire

Two Arrested, Charged with Gun and Drug Possession After Plainfield Traffic Stop

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A motor vehicle stop in Plainfield on Thursday, Jan. 5th led to an arrest of two men for possession of a handgun and drugs. 

Later that evening, at the "Finding Solutions Through Unity" Town Hall, Police Director Carl Riley had told the assembled crowd that Plainfield Police will have the support of county, state and federal resources in fighting crime in the city, and that there will be a Union County patrol 24/7 with a license plate reader.  Riley then noted these efforts led to this particular traffic stop earlier in the day. 

A release from Union County Police provides further information:

Sign Up for E-News

Union County Police last week arrested two men after a motor vehicle stop that yielded 23 packages of heroin, a loaded 40 caliber handgun that was unlawfully possessed containing illegal hollow point bullets, and marijuana.

Union County Police Detectives Dino Capra and Joseph Ferraioii conducted a stop for a motor vehicle violation at W. Second Street in Plainfield last Thursday, and smelled and observed marijuana in the vehicle.  After a brief investigation the detectives also located the loaded gun, heroin, and arrested the two occupants, Troy White, 31, of Piscataway and Francis Lockley, 27, of Plainfield.  White and Lockley were charged with a number of crimes, including possession of a handgun, possession of hollow point bullets and numerous drug offenses.  Both White and Lockley were transported to the Union County Jail to await a Bail Hearing.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Plainfield

Plainfield and World War One

One hundred years ago on April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered World War One, the Great War, also known as "the War to end all wars.” The war’s impact on the City of Plainfield and surrounding area was huge.

Plainfield was a recruiting center, and many young men from the area joined the fight. The mode of transportation to duty assignments was by the railroad, and ...

An Evening with Friends of the East Coast Greenway

Only recently did I start this column, so let me take a quick moment to catch you up if you are new here.  I am writing this column to document my walking journey from New Jersey to Maine in 2018 along the East Coast Greenway, which runs 3,000 miles from Calais, ME, near the Canadian border, all the way to Key West in Florida. My walk will average around 450 miles.

I will travel on foot ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 27, 12:00 PM

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Dunellen

Family & Friends CPR Instruction

Education Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_f3e6c40c89ebb98cd110_3ddb0e56fe15c39ee135_union_county_seal__small_

Thu, April 27, 7:00 PM

Administration Building, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Regular Meeting

Government

Carousel_image_bbbc658b772aca9e91b2_ducret_spring_art_show

Fri, April 28, 7:00 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Annual Spring Student Art Show & Sale

Arts & Entertainment Education

Rumors of Poisoned Animals Spread After Two Dead Deer Were Found in Kenilworth

April 24, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ- Rumors of poisoned animals are spreading after a post in the Union County Lost Pets Facebook Group showed a photo of two dead deer on a Kenilworth street. The resident who posted the photo also claimed that there was a dead cat in the same area.

According to comments on the Facebook page, the animals were found on Michigan Avenue and the deer show no major signs of ...

Shark River Bridge to Remain Focus of Search for Remains of Sarah Stern

April 26, 2017

FREEHOLD, NJ — Investigators will continue to search the waters below the Route 35 bridge in Belmar, where it is believed Sarah Stern’s body was discarded after she was allegedly killed as part of a robbery plot by two longtime friends.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni made that announcement on Monday, shortly after the indictment of Liam McAtasney for the murder ...

Newark Man Convicted of All Counts in Westfield Carjacking

April 27, 2017

A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against a man responsible for a daytime carjacking in Westfield a little more than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Lamar Randleman, 28, of Newark was convicted on charges of first-degree carjacking and third-degree theft following a two-and-a-half-week trial before state Superior Court Judge ...

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

At the turn of the 20th century, the thrilling, fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, had captured the imaginations of both British and American readers. In those days, when sleuthing as a career was a relatively new venture, the idea of a woman detective was preposterous.

Grace Humiston, who ...