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Police & Fire

June 20, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) has secured funding to update South Plainfield’s Emergency Operations Center.  With the support of Mayor Matthew Anesh, Chief James Parker, and the Borough Council, the South Plainfield Police Department’s Administrative staff worked with ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Police are searching for a brazen band of “smash-and-grab” thieves who burst into an Indian jewelry store, terrorized workers, and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise. Armed thieves followed an employee through the front door of Virani Jewelers, at 1394 Oak Tree Road, at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A large crowd of well-wishers, including family, friends, borough leaders, and colleagues, gathered outside South Plainfield Police Headquarters last week as Detective Sergeant Garrett Cassio signed off for the last time. A lifelong resident, Cassio officially retired on May ...

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EDISON, NJ - Jeff Tierney’s presence during last year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run profoundly impacted Edison police officers participating in the annual event. “Seeing him out there by far was the biggest moment of our entire day,” said Edison Police Captain and PBA member Jason Gerba, noting he ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Thirteen members of the borough's police and fire department were honored for their bravery and devotion to duty.  During a ceremony held May 18 at the Carteret Performing Arts Center, seven members of the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department (SPVFD) along with six ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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EDISON, NJ – Each municipal police department in Middlesex County, plus several other law enforcement groups and departments on a county and national level, will be represented at a career fair Tuesday, May 24. Representatives from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the State ...

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DEA National Take Back Initiative The South Plainfield Police Department and the DEA are coordinating the National Take Back Initiative, whereby unused, unwanted, and expired medications can be surrendered by the public for safe destruction. The event is scheduled for Saturday April 30, 2022, ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- After Michelle Lodzinski reported that her five-year-old son Timothy Wiltsey vanished from a Sayreville carnival in 1991, detectives embarked on a decades-long investigation until a family member identifies a key piece of evidence pointing to a potential suspect. An all-new ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – A 30-foot tree branch crashed to the pavement in front of 2009 Wickford Road Thursday afternoon. Just hours before, hundreds of school children from Grant, the Middle School and the High School passed by that very spot. Wickford is always congested during school hours as buses ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Investigators were at the scene of where heavy fire ripped through a storage yard and back end of the Piscataway PepsiCo production plant a day after 5-alarms were called, searching for clues as to how it started. “The investigation will take place over the next several days,” ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A five-alarm fire erupted outside the PepsiCo plant on New Brunswick Ave. in Piscataway spreading to the back of the building during the Tuesday evening commute. Authorities said all workers on duty at the time were safely evacuated, but it was reported that two volunteer ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Multiple towns responded to help members of the Plainfield Fire Department fight a fire in a two-and-a-half-story wood frame structure on Norwood Avenue near Tate Court Wednesday afternoon. Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky as firefighters opened up the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A veteran captain of the South Plainfield Police Department (SPPD) has filed a civil lawsuit against the borough's top cop, department, and municipality.  In the lawsuit, filed with the Middlesex County Superior Court in late December 2021, Capt. Charles Siedenburg accuses ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Sheriff Mildred Scott is excited to announce our 3rd annual D.A.R.E. –Jr. Academy this summer. Due to an increased interest in the D.A.R.E. program, Sheriff Mildred Scott decided to implement a summer program for all (children entering) 5th and 6th grade in Middlesex County in ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has launched “Chief Talk,” a lively podcast series that offers listeners throughout the Garden State greater insight into the latest issues facing police officers and the people they serve. These new “Chief Talk” ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A large contingent of South Plainfield Police Officers gathered in Holy Redeemer Cemetery on the 50th anniversary of the killing of South Plainfield Police Officer Richard H. Conklin. Conklin was killed on January 21, 1972 while assisting an ambulance transport of a mentally ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Two people that were found in a vehicle floating in New Market Pond early Tuesday morning have been identified.  Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Thomas Mosier of the Piscataway Police Department announced authorities have identified the occupants of a ...

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EDISON, NJ – An accident involving a South Plainfield emergency services' vehicle providing mutual aid to Woodbridge is under investigation.  According to sources, a South Plainfield ambulance, traveling south toward Route 1, struck the Parsonage Road railroad bridge just before 11:15 p.m. on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three veteran members of the South Plainfield Police Department started the new year in new positions.  During the borough's Jan. 3 reorganization meeting, which was held virtually due to rising COVID-19 cases within the municipality, the council unanimously voted in favor ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a meeting Dec. 20, the South Plainfield Borough Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of a new state-of-the-art fire engine. Set to replace a 30-year-old engine currently in the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department's (SPVFD) fleet, the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Four residents of the borough were officially sworn in last week as the newest members of the South Plainfield Police Department.  Family and friends of the new recruits gathered at borough hall for the Dec. 20 council meeting during which time Mayor Matt Anesh, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A busy holiday season sometimes leads to forgetting some of the basic safety measures one always takes. The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is recommending a series of precautions that will ensure everyone’s safety as they celebrate the holidays. “Safe ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 14-year-old New Brunswick High School student is facing charges in connection with a text message sent Tuesday that threatened to carry out a mass shooting at the school. The student, whose identity was not revealed in a press release from Deputy Director J.T. Miller, is ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County residents can get a close-up view of law enforcement use of police dogs, defensive tactics, and SWAT teams in early spring at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office Civilian Academy. Applications are being accepted now for the program, which will be held at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Officers and civilian employees of the South Plainfield Police Department, along with borough workers and elected officials, are once again ditching their razors in support of the department's annual 'No-Shave November' initiative.  No-Shave November is a web-based, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Superior Courthouses located at 50 Paterson Str. and 120 New St. were evacuated after the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department became aware of a bomb threat. The buildings were evacuated early Monday morning, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Attention South Plainfield families and friends, there is approximately $25,000 in K9 grant money available which will be determined by votes from our residents. Voting for the #aftermathk9grant is now open! You can vote once every 24 hours by using the link below. You can ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Effective October 18, 2021, South Plainfield Police Officers will be outfitted with Axon Body 3 body worn cameras while on patrol, in addition to the department's patrol car in­ dash video cameras. Uniformed police officers will be wearing the camera to the front left, ...

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