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Police to Stage Simulated Car Accident to Educate Scotch Plains and Fanwood HS Students

November 11, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the Scotch Plains and Fanwood police departments will conduct a simulated automobile accident on Happel Court, next to SPFHS, to educate high school seniors about the dangers of driving while impaired.

The demonstrations will take place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

According to the State of New Jersey, ...

Fanwood Police Investigate Daytime Robbery at Martine Ave. Home

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood police are investigating a residential burglary in the 100 block of South Martine Avenue that occurred on Thursday, Nov. 8, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Entry was made by prying open a rear kitchen window.
"All residents are encourage to contact the Fanwood Police Department if they observe any suspicious activity, person or ...

Westfield Man, 49, Dies While Snorkeling in Florida Keys

KEY LARGO, Fla. – A 49-year-old Westfield man died while vacationing in Florida, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Rodney Jinkins was snorkeling with his family when witnesses saw him unresponsive in the water at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, the spokesman, Adam Linhardt said.

“He was taken on the boat,” Linhardt said. “The ...

Martine Ave. Closed on Thursday in Fanwood for Road Work

FANWOOD, NJ -- Martine Avenue will be closed from South Avenue to Midway Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so that the roadway can be paved. 

Detour signs will be in place and police officers will be on scene to assist with traffic, according to Fanwood Police 
Chief Richard Trigo.

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Scotch Plains P.B.A. Local #87 Launches Annual Toy Drive

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The members of the Scotch Plains Policeman’s Benevolent Association are kicking off their  Annual “Toys For Tots” toy drive. 

New toys & games are needed for this year’s drive to be a success. All donations may be dropped-off at the Scotch Plains Police Department, in the lobby, where a special barrel has been ...

Police Step Up Presence Near Synagogues and JCC in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and Union County police departments have stepped up patrols outside all of the Jewish institutions -- including JCC and Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Sholom and the Chabad Center -- in Scotch Plains following last weekend's deadly shootings at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

"We have been in contact with the rabbis, and ...

Reminder: Turn In Unwanted Guns at Union County Gun Buyback Event

UNION COUNTY,  NJ -- The Union County Freeholders reminds residents that they can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Ave. in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church at 350 Leland Ave. in ...

Scotch Plains Police Sgt. Brown Named Instructor of the Month for LEAD

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Sergeant Jerald Brown has been named LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) Instructor of the Month.

"We are very proud of Sgt. Brown," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley. "He has been instrumental in creating a great relationship with the children of Scotch Plains and Fanwood and the police department."

Sgt. Brown grew up ...

Union County Vo-Tech Schools Went Into Lockdown on Friday After Unidentified Intruder Admits Carrying Knife

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health Services, ...

VIDEO UPDATE: Car Flips on North Ave. and Westfield Road Intersection, Crashes in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood police are investigating an accident that tied up traffic at the intersection of North Ave. and Westfield Road just before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. 

The driver was a 28-year-old male from Brooklyn who was traveling with a 22-year-old female passenger also from Brooklyn. The vehicle was heading from Westfield toward Fanwood when it attempted to ...


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