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Plainfield Police Seek Suspect in Stabbing Incident

March 24, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Police are actively seeking the whereabouts of a suspect in a Saturday evening stabbing incident.

On Saturday, March 18, 2017 at approximately 8:00 pm, Plainfield Police and EMS Units responded to the 300 block of East 6th Street on a report of a stabbing. Upon arriving in the area, responding officers located a 19 year old female with injuries consistent with ...

Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Multiple news media are reporting today law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers across the United States. 

According to the New York Times, an Israeli  judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at least March 30 ...

Plainfield Man Admits to Killing Infant Son     

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- A Plainfield man has admitted to killing his infant son nearly four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday. Michael Bell, 39, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of aggravated manslaughter.

On May 10, 2013, Plainfield Police Division patrol units traveled to Bell’s home on Lee Place to find 4-month-old Zion Bell ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL Launches "Cops & Kids" Intramural Program for 5th to 8th Graders

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL has launched its "Cops & Kids" Intramural Program for 5th to 8th graders. 

 

"The idea is to get kids off their video gams and participate in some lightly competitive programs with their friends and the police officers who serve their community," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted ...

Blizzard Warning for Scotch Plains-Fanwood - What You Need to Know

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Severe winter conditions are expected for late tonight into tomorrow with potential snow totals of up to 24 inches. In an effort to assist in snow removal, both towns ask residents to remove cars, basketball hoops and garbage cans from roadway before the storm. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood public schools will be closed tomorrow.

Teen Struck and Killed by on Central Ave. in Westfield by Off-Duty Trooper, Prosecutor’s Office Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 13-year-old girl was killed in Westfield Saturday night after she was struck by a service vehicle driven by an off-duty New Jersey State Police Trooper, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Sunday.

The girl’s name has not yet been released. She was reportedly a freshman at Westfield High School, playing a scavenger hunt game with friends when she ...

Man Indicted for 2004 Scotch Plains Homicide

ELIZABETH, NJ -- A Union County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against the Middlesex County man who was arrested late last year and charged in connection with the 2004 fatal shooting of a Plainfield resident in Scotch Plains, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.  

David Ghigliotty, 35, is charged with first-degree murder and two related ...

Scotch Plains Volunteer Firefighters Association Honors Local Heroes

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Volunteer Firefighters Association held its annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11 at The Westwood and honored several local heroes, including:

Captain Ed Frame was recognized for the having the highest call percentage at Station 1.
Nicholas Letkowski, a second-year volunteer firefighter was recognized for having the highest call ...

Memorial Fund Created to Help Children of Firefighter, Den Leader Michael Lanza of Scotch Plains

WESTFIELD, NJ — A GoFundMe page benefiting the family of Westfield firefighter Michael Lanza was created Tuesday by Westfield FMBA Local 30, the labor union that represents firefighters working for the Westfield Fire Department.

Lanza, who was 35 years old, died suddenly last week, leaving behind his wife, Annett, and children,  Anthony and Charlotte. 

“On ...

Local Hospitals Partner with Law Enforcement, Prevention Links to Offer Services to Overdose Victims

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- All three major hospitals in Union County are partnering with local and County law enforcement as well as a Roselle-based nonprofit group in an effort to help drug overdose victims break the cycle of addiction, according to a joint announcement made Monday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park; Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan; Union County Board of Chosen ...

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