Police & Fire

November 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue in New Providence was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues on Thursday after leaving the Murray Hill Station around 6:00 p.m. . The female driver, the only occupant of the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood police are investigating a burglary at the Crown Jewelers store on Martine Ave. in downtown Fanwood at approximately 4:00 a.m. early Wednesday morning. Video evidence shows a white male, with facial hair, fled the area on a dark color bicycle and traveled westbound on ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Police Department is closely monitoring an upcoming coastal storm that will impact the region Thursday into Friday. This system could bring the first accumulating snow of the season to much of the area, along with the potential for some freezing rain. Snow fall amounts of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Seniors at Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS learned some life lessons about the dangers of distracted driving, thanks to a car crash simulation staged by Scotch Plains and Fanwood first responders.  The students were brought out of the school to the crash scene where they ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- U.S. Route 22 and Terrill Road have reopened following a motor vehicle accident involving a box truck, according to TAPintoWarren. Expect delays in the area. The crash closed Route 22 near Scotch Plains-Watchung border, causing delays this morning. Terrill Road northbound ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Special Agent Timothy P. McMahon of New Jersey's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), staged an interactive presentation for parents at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School to show where teens can stash drugs... Hidden in Plain Sight... on Monday evening.  Some of the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains police continue to seek information that leads to an arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) responsible for the biased graffiti Incident at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. "If anyone has any information leading to the arrest ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood police department has announced the latest road closure information for the week of Monday, Oct. 15 through Wednesday, Oct. 17.     North Avenue from Midway Ave. to Terrill Road Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Closed for Paving Tuesday, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Police are continuing to investigate last weekend's graffiti incident at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, according to Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley. "Obviously we condemn such acts of hate, we strongly feel that these awful actions do not reflect the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Milling and paving will take place on North Avenue from Midway Ave. to Terrill Road from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 10, according to Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. The Martine Avenue Bridge will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 11, starting ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains police are continuing their investigation into the inflammatory graffiti spray-painted onto the back wall of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Friday.  "The Scotch Plains police takes incidents like this very seriously," said Captain Paul Belford of ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Chief Richard Trigo and senior members of the Fanwood police addressed residents' concerns on Wednesday, Oct. 3, "National Coffee with a Cop Day." The officers answered questions about traffic, parking and Fanwood Train station parking pass sign-ups, among other topics, during the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The public is invited to join Chief Richard Trigo and other members of the Fanwood police on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The first Wednesday of October is deemed "National Coffee with a Cop Day." According to coffeewithacop.com, in 2011 a simple idea on how to build ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A nine-month-long investigation into alleged prostitution at massage establishments in town led the arrests of four parlor managers this week, authorities said. Authorities charged Qingxia Zhu, 28, of Westfield, Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Xiaoman Zhang, 56, of Watchung, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Police Chief Ted Conley introduced seven new school safety officers in the SPFK12 school district at the Scotch Plains Council meeting on Tuesday evening. All are SLEO Class III officers, who are recently retired and permitted to carry firearms : Officer Arthur ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Sections of Madison Avenue in Fanwood will be closed between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. this week for road work, according to Fanwoof Police Chief Richard Trigo. Please use caution when driving through this area," Chief Trigo said. "Detour signs will be in place, and officers will be ...

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Fanwood, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood has announced the sale dates for 2019 parking passes at the Fanwood Train Station.  October 9, 2018 Fanwood Renewals A link and password will be emailed to all REGISTERED permit holders on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. * Renewals are guaranteed a space, but ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo is asking residents and business owners to help solve crime and keep the community safe by registering their surveillance cameras with the Citizen/Business Security Program to help deter crime and assist FPD in its overall crime prevention ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- During the past few weeks Scotch Plains and surrounding towns in Union County have had a significant increase in the number of motor vehicle burglaries. The majority of these burglaries have been a result of vehicles being left unsecured. On September 4, six vehicles ...

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