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T-Mobile Store on Rte. 22 West in Scotch Plains Burglarized

January 22, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Officers responded to a burglary alarm at the T-Mobile store at 1943 Rt. 22 West  in Scotch Plains on Sunday, Jan. 20, at about 7:15 a.m.  

Several cell phones were stolen, according to the Scotch Plains Detective Bureau. The burglary is currently under investigation, according to the Scotch Plains police blotter.

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Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL Cops and Kids Program for 5th - 8th Graders Returns Feb. 12, March 12

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL will host its  3rd annual "Cops & Kids" Intramural Program, for students in 5th-8th grade.

"The idea is to get kids off of their video games and participate in some lightly-competitive programs with their friends and the Police Officers who serve their community," says Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley, ...

Snow Removal Guidelines for the Borough of Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- As a friendly reminder to all Fanwood residents, please take note of the Borough’s snow removal guidelines in anticipation of inclement weather this weekend.

The Fanwood Department of Public Works (DPW) snow removal guidelines are as follows:

Vehicles should be removed from streets during snowfall to help ensure streets are thoroughly plowed.
Snow must be ...

Scotch Plains Police Promote Luke Fugett and Brad Belford, Honor Richard Sopko for Military Service

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Before a packed Council chambers, Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley held promotion ceremonies for Lt. Matthew Fugett and Sgt. Brad Belford on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building. The department also honored officer Richard Sopko, who has been called for deployment, for his continued military service.

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Authorities Investigating Serious Crash on Route 22 in North Plainfield, Seek Public’s Help

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 Plainfield, New Jersey to assist the North Plainfield Police Department in investigating a ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Hosts Installation Dinner, Honors Volunteers for Service

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad hosted its 82nd annual Installation of Officers Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Snuffy's Pantagis.

Debbie Speth emceed the event, and Deacon Bob Gurske said the invocation on behalf of people who "wake up in the middle of the night in the dead of winter to help strangers." The evening also featured a celebration of ...

Music Teacher Charged with Inappropriate Touching of Students at Plainfield Elementary

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Plainfield 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 endangering the welfare of a child. He was served the charges via summons, with a first ...

VIDEO: Prosecutor Releases Footage of Suspect in Fatal Plainfield Shooting

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Video footage of a suspect in the recent fatal shooting of a Plainfield man has been collected as evidence and has been 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 Benjamin Nord.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a report of ...

New Year's Eve Fire on West Front Street in Plainfield

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 compromised, and the main body fire has been knocked down. Firefighters are still on location.

Fire units from South Plainfield, Summit, North Plainfield could be seen on ...

Armed Robbery Suspect from Elizabeth Caught in Scotch Plains, One Suspect Eludes Capture

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Elizabeth police pursued two attempted armed robbery suspects in a vehicle from Elizabeth into Scotch Plains, where the car went across North Avenue and eventually ended at Concord Road, where the Elizabeth police bottled it late Sunday evening. Multiple police departments assisted along the way.

Residents in the area were informed last night to remain in their houses ...

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