Police & Fire

Emergency Medi Vac at Forest Road Park Monday Evening


FANWOOD, NJ – Baseball players and their parents at Forest Road Park in Fanwood were surprised Monday evening when they were asked to evacuate the park to accommodate the landing of a Rescue Helicopter to do an emergency evacuation of a Fanwood resident.

“At 5.37 Monday evening, Fanwood Police responded to a call on Robin Road in Fanwood.  The Police, along with Fanwood Fire and Fanwood Rescue Squad responded.  It was determined that the person needed to be air lifted and Mercy 7 was called,” said Fanwood Police Chief Trigo.  “Due to the ongoing investigation into the incident, we cannot officially release the name of the patient.”

Fanwood Police and Fanwood Rescue Squad were in attendance and facilitated the landing of the helicopter at Forest Road Park. The patient was transferred to the helicopter and evacuated to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania as they are the closest medical facility with a trauma center sufficient to treat the patient.

Sign Up for E-News

While the police said that they were unable to provide the individual’s identity at this time, multiple non-police sources informed The Alternative Press of Scotch Plains/Fanwood that the patient was Ed Kish, a Fanwood resident out on bail for an alleged road rage shooting on I-78 in March of this year.

Several of the baseball games were cancelled due to the incident, while one game continued in the field on the far side of Forest Road park.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

In a second letter ...

The Missing Moses

A seemingly dubious distinction belongs to this week’s Parshah, Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20–30:10). It is the only reading in the Torah — from the first Parshah of the book of Exodus (in which he is born) until the end of the book of Numbers — where the name of Moses is not mentioned. Tetzaveh’s opening words are V’atah ...

Congratulations to UCDC Chairman Nick Scutari

February 23, 2018

Dear Editor:

First, congratulations to Chairman Nick Scutari. I look forward to working alongside him as 1st Vice Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee. 

For the last three weeks, this campaign for UCDC Chair displayed the power we have and the voice we share. You are the leaders, citizens and activists who are helping shape our future. What you do in your hometowns and ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Poems Are Wanted for Fanwood Carriage House Poetry Prize

February 23, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series and the Fanwood Shade Tree Commission are sponsoring the 2018 Carriage House Poetry Prize with a first prize of $300 plus publication of the winning poem in the autumn edition of Tiferet Journal.

Poets are invited to enter one or two poems – 40 lines or less each. There is a $5.00 entry fee for each contestant. Poems must be previously ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend Open House

Arts & Entertainment


Wed, February 28, 1:00 PM

Mountainside Borough Hall (Recreation Room), Mountainside

Hearts for Hope; Create a moment of joy to those ...

Giving Back