Police & Fire

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should ...

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A man and a woman were under arrest in the Borough of South Plainfield, accused of scamming an elderly woman from Memphis, TN, and authorities are again warning residents to be wary of such schemes. Police say the victim received a phone call on Thursday, May 21st, 2020, from a man who said the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This summer will mark a year that resident Anthony Louise and his family have been fostering Sarge, an approximately 15-year-old red nose Pit Bull left for dead in a vacant South Plainfield apartment. Since taking the canine in last July, the Louise family has opened up their ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In the borough, residents are being advised to lock their car doors due to a rise in reported vehicular break-ins.  "We have received reports of car break-ins in the areas bordering Plainfield and Piscataway,” said Captain Noonan. Please lock your cars, take all valuables ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison Township Police are seeking the publics help in identifying and locating the suspect involved with a burglary that occurred at the Edison VFW Memorial Post 3117 on March 26. According to the police report obtained by TAPinto South Plainfield, officers state the suspect broke ...

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South Plainfield PBA Local #100 ·  The South Plainfield PBA is giving away 60 free cheese pizzas to SP residents tomorrow, April 3rd, here’s how to get your hands on one!! -Each of the following four pizzerias will have 15 free cheese pies available for TAKE OUT ...

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Important PSA - DO NOT fall for IRS stimulus check scams, they have already begun. Please share with family and friends immediately. The elderly are particularly vulnerable to IRS scams. Many Americans will receive money from the IRS in the coming weeks. -Direct deposits or paper checks ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - COVID-19  -With an abundance of caution, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Plainfield Police Department will be limiting our officer’s interaction with the general public until further notice. The purpose of this is to ensure the health and safety of our ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department is expanding its K-9 unit with Patrolman Shane McCoid, and his new partner, Titan, set to hit the streets together by years end.  McCoid, a lifelong resident and patrolman with the force, brought the 13-month-old German Shepherd home ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Feb. 6, members of South Plainfield PBA Local 100 presented resident Samantha Kaczmarczyk and her family with a $4,000 donation to help the mother of three get the trained diabetic alert dog she desperately needs.  “We read an article about her need for the dog ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Christopher Colucci, a lifelong resident of the borough and member of the South Plainfield Police Department (SPPD) for over 20 years, was recognized last week by the school district and board of education.  In 2018, Colucci drafted a blueprint for a separate Juvenile ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three officers with the South Plainfield Police Department who recently earned promotions were sworn in Dec. 16 during the borough council’s last meeting of 2019.  Friends, family, and fellow officers gathered at borough hall in support of Peter Papa, who was promoted to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department’s (SPPD) 2019 No-Shave November initiative raised over $1,000 for cancer prevention and awareness and, with permission from the chief, the fundraising effort will continue through the end of the year. “I would like to thank everyone ...

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BRIDGETON, NJ – Anthony Cole of South Plainfield has been charged with the homicide of his cellmate Keyon Wade of North Brunswick New Jersey. According to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey Department of Correction’s-Special Investigation Division Wade was found unresponsive ...

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 It’s that time of year again when Santa will be traveling around town by fire truck, visiting the children and helping to raise money for the South Plainfield volunteer fire company. Can you imagine a fire truck with lights and sirens playing Christmas carols pulling up in front your home with ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Officers and civilian employees of the South Plainfield Police Department (SPPD), along with several borough officials, have ditched their razors this month in support of the department’s 3rd annual No-Shave November initiative.  No-Shave November is a web-based, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Under the lights of the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) field, the Police and Fire Departments of South Plainfield came out in force to verse the South Plainfield Recreation Buddy Ball kickball team on Monday, Oct. 28.  After the Buddy Ball team defeated their opponents with ...

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South Plainfield, N.J. — Raids on two massage parlors carried out by South Plainfield Police detectives and assisted by the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office resulted in one arrest and two others charged in prostitution-related offenses. On October 22nd, 2019, at approximately 5:00 PM ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department wants to partner with residents and business owners to help solve crime and keep our community safe.  Registering your business or personal surveillance camera may help deter crime and assist the Police Department in its overall crime ...

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Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief James Parker of the South Plainfield Police Department said that authorities are actively searching for a suspect after an attack on a female jogger in the area of Franklin Avenue and Thornton Court on September 23, 2019, at ...

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South Plainfield, N.J. – Over the past several weeks South Plainfield police have responded to numerous vehicle burglaries in the Geary Park area and a residential burglary on Field Avenue.   On September 15th, 2019, at approximately 4:25 am police responded to Field Avenue for the report of a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The Monmouth County Detention Hearing for Thomas Kaiser set for this morning has been postponed following the defense's request for an adjournment.  The proceedings, now set for Friday, Sept. 13, will determine if Kaiser will be detained in Monmouth County on charges he left a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker announced today that additional charges have been brought forth against 55-year-old borough resident Thomas G. Kaiser. On Sept. 2, Kaiser was arrested and charged ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The streets of South Plainfield were quiet this morning, which is unusual for Labor Day in South Plainfield, a day of celebration the close knit community looks forward to all year.  Early this morning, the 62nd Annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade was cancelled after ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In the overnight hours the area around the PAL and the parade route were blocked off.  Heavy policy activity was observed throughout the area, as well as in Spring Lake Park. Details have not been released, but the Labor Day Parade, 5k run and fireworks have been cancelled ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department along with the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 235 Sprague Avenue on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:06 a.m.  The fire was quickly extinguished, and no one was injured. When police arrived at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department (SPPD) held its annual Junior Police Academy last week and, on Aug. 9, the 19 cadets who took part received certificates and accolades for successfully completing the weeklong program. Open to borough students entering fifth and sixth ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The temperature was warm, but the smiles and the grills were even warmer as close to a thousand residents turned out to participate in South Plainfield’s 6th Annual National Night Out (NNO). The event, which had the feel of country BBQ bash, was spearheaded by the South ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield’s 6th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a free, family-friendly informational event honoring the borough’s police, fire, rescue squad and emergency management, will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Sponsored by several borough organizations and business, this ...

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