Police & Fire

2016 in Review: Top Stories of Scotch Plains & Fanwood -- Police & Fire

da3efa42779d0b789383_Mahoney-Conley_01.JPG
Retired Scotch Plains Police Chief Brian Mahoney and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley Credits: John Mooney
360f87bd09e47d6d0048_Gugliatta.jpg
Kevin A. Gugliotta, a former youth minister at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains, was arrested for possession of child porn. Credits: Courtesy of Ocean County Jail
48f4f5b725af6cd15c75_Provident_Bank_Fanwood_3-29-2016_Suspect.jpg
Provident Bank robbery suspect exiting the premises on Tuesday, March 29. Credits: Surveillance video via Fanwood police
6954d8d4e87be31dc9d5_Gun_-_drug_bust_Terrill_Road_close_up.JPG
Drug bust on Terrill Road
591c7932df9685fc5da0_Wear_Orange_crowd.JPG
Wear Orange event in Fanwood on June 2. Credits: John Mooney
0a9fd71608e756d4832e_Wetdown_Engine_wet.jpg
Scotch Plains Engine 1684 wetdown Credits: John Mooney
da3efa42779d0b789383_Mahoney-Conley_01.JPG

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – As the year comes to a close, TAP into Scotch Plains-Fanwood takes a look at the top local Police & Fire stories of 2016.

Scotch Plains Police Chief Brian Mahoney retired after serving the department for 30 years.

Friends, family and law enforcement officials throughout Union County were among the capacity crowd as Ted Conley was sworn in as Chief of the Scotch Plains Police this summer.  Later in the year, Conley helped swear in several new officers.

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains police swore in two new officers in December.

Father Kevin Gugliotta, who served the parishioners at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains for several years as a youth minister, was arrested for possession of child pornography.

Fanwood's Fanwood’s Provident Bank was robbed in March.

An ongoing investigation by Scotch Plains police led to the arrests of two drug suspects apprehended at the strip mall at the intersection of Terrill Road and Front Street.

A Scotch Plains home was destroyed by a three-alarm blaze when the homeowners were away. Firefighters were able to save the family dog. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental.

The Scotch Plains Fire Department hosted a "wetdown" for its new Engine 1684.

In a tragic story, police and other emergency workers responded when a 26-year-old woman was electrocuted by wires that fell on top of her car as she drove along Midway Avenue in Fanwood during a severe thunderstorm.

Fanwood hosted a "Wear Orange" anti-gun violence event on June 3.

Fanwood and Scotch Plains recovered from a blizzard that dumped nearly three feet of snow on the area in late January.

TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

April 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill Is a Huge Blow to The Middle Class

April 8, 2018

Dear Editor:

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices. 

A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

How to Report Potholes in Union County

April 21, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- With the winter weather finally winding down, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers.

To report a pothole or any other issue with a Union County road, use an online form available through the Union County Department of Public Works and Facilities Management at ucnj.org/pot-hole.

County roads are identified by their blue route signs, which include the letters ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

"All About Owls" Nature Presentation with The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 21, 11:00 AM

PetSmart, Millburn

Dog Adoption Event

Other

Sat, April 21, 12:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Healthy Kids Day

Health & Wellness