South Plainfield Promotes Officer Shaun Clifford

February 23, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough Council on Monday promoted Police Detective Shaun Clifford to Sergeant, replacing Sergeant James Foran who retired last December.

Sergeant Shaun Clifford is a thirteen year veteran of the South Plainfield Police Department. After graduating from the Somerset County Police Academy, Clifford began his law enforcement career as a patrolman. Clifford was ...

South Plainfield Fire Department Extinguishes Pesky Garbage Fire

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Fire Department spent most of Monday evening and Tuesday morning battling a pesky three alarm garbage fire. According to South Plainfield Fire Chief Tom Scalera South Plainfield fire crews responded to a water alarm activation at Sakoutis Brothers located on Roosevelt Avenue just before 8:00pm. The location is a garbage transfer station.

Fire ...

South Plainfield Fire Department Helps Douse Plainfield House Fire

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Fire Department helped respond to a two-alarm blaze Saturday evening on Webster Place in Plainfield.

South Plainfield fire units sent Truck #7 into the action on the back (Charlie side) of the structure. South Plainfield as well as units from Scotch Plains moved to the third floor to check for fire extension. The fire was quickly brought under ...

Fugitive Wanted in Connection to Sky Zone Robbery Arrested and Charged

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Police report that the man wanted in connection with a 2016 robbery at Sky Zone South Plainfield was located in Newark and arrested Feb. 15 by the U.S. Marshals Service.

According to police, back on Oct. 30, 2016, Jamie L. Horne, 40, of Florham Park, allegedly conspired with Monique Valentine, an employee at the Hadley Avenue Sky Zone, to ...

BAIL REFORM: Judge Orders Man Accused of Dealing $50k in Heroin and Possession of a Gun to be Released

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Omar Perkins, 23, who was arrested just last Friday for possession of $50,000 of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute and possession of a hi-point 9mm handgun was released from jail today in accordance with the new bail reform regulations.

According to police officials, Perkins, an accused member of the G-Shine Bloods Gang, was ordered to be released ...

South Plainfield Resident Busted on Heroin Distribution and Gun Charges

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Omar Perkins, 23, of Astor Street has been arrested on heroin distribution and gun charges, according to South Plainfield police.

The South Plainfield Police Department, Plainfield Police Division Narcotics Unit and New Jersey State Police TEAMS Unit executed a Court Ordered Search Warrant at 1420 Astor Place in South Plainfield last Friday.

As a result of the ...

A Fine Blue Line - Senate, Assembly Leaders Defend Police Tributes

Senate, Assembly Leaders Defend Blue Line Police Tributes

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Last fall, towns across New Jersey painted blue lines on sections of roadways in support local law enforcement. In South Plainfield, a thin blue line was painted down Plainfield Avenue in the space between the double yellow from Maple Avenue past the municipal building and police ...

South Plainfield Fire Department Responds to Rooftop Fire at Ames Advanced Materials

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At 3:31 a.m. Jan. 12, the South Plainfield Fire Department, under the command of Chief Tom Scalera, responded to a call of a reported fire at Ames Advanced Materials Corp. located at 3900 South Clinton Avenue.

Arriving units located and found a rooftop dust collector on fire on the Wade Avenue side of the complex, which had been evacuated before fire ...

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