Police & Fire

November 6, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying two motor vehicles involved in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident involving a stolen motor vehicle.  On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, at 11:30 PM, a stolen white Lexus occupied by one ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - 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 October 27, 2018 between the ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in South Plainfield last week and have released an image of the suspect. On Thursday, September 13th, at around 1:25 p.m. a man described as a black male approximately 5’7” tall weighing 150 lbs ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hakim Nelson, 32, of Piscataway was sentenced to serve 18 years in a New Jersey State Prison for stealing the identity of two victims and pocketing over $25,000 for his own personal use, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.  According to a Monday news ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The family of a former South Plainfield resident killed in a hit and run earlier this month is looking for answers and is offering a cash reward for information that leads to identifying the driver.   “We are pleading with the public. [Whoever did this] is somebody’s ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The young cadets of South Plainfield’s Junior Police Academy were just feet away from a water rescue demonstration on August 7th at the Community Pool by the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department as part of an intense five-day course that took place August 6th through ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD , NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 11:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:21 a.m. Saturday morning. The warning was issued while strong thunderstorms rolled through the area this morning. Flashes of lightning and cracks of thunder woke sleeping ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A lightning strike is the possible cause of an afternoon house fire earlier today on South Plainfield Avenue. South Plainfield Fire units responded to a house fire on a home located on the 300 block of South Plainfield Avenue. The fire appeared to be on the roof as South ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department, with support from the South Plainfield Public Library, will hold an Emergency Services Show on Saturday, Aug. 4 (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veteran’s Park, which is located behind the senior center.  “This is the ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and 9-1-1 On FOX are asking for Hero First Responder nominations from the community. Anyone can nominate a first responder to be recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Saturday, Aug. 4th Patriots ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutors Office are looking for the public’s help in the July 4, 2018 fatal motorcycle accident that killed 28 year-old Jessica Montes of Piscataway. According to police, the accident occurred at approximately ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Police nabbed a man, suspected of committing a burglary in Green Brook, on July 6th 2018 while performing a motor vehicle stop on West 8th. According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, police arrested, Khiry Moody, age 28, of Sumner Avenue, Plainfield, New ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Jessica Montes, 28 of Piscataway, has been identified as the victim in the 4th of July fatal motor vehicle accident on New Brunswick Avenue. Montes, who was a phlebotomist leaves behind her son as well as numerous family and friends. A small shrine with candles and ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and South Plainfield Chief James Parker are investigating a deadly motorcycle accident. According to police, the motorcycle accident in which the passenger was killed occurred in the early morning hours of July 4, 2018. The ...

Read more »

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — When his dad, a Westfield police detective who died last month, couldn’t be at young Eric Lieberman’s eighth grade graduation from Roselle Park Middle School, 16 members of the Westfield Police Department instead walked across the stage to give him a hug Tuesday night. “What a ...

Read more »

Missing Person - Gary Asuncion Last ping on his phone was from South Plainfield.  If you have seen him or have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Franklin Township Police at 856-694-1414.

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Police are investigating an incident of ‘theft by deception’ involving the Plainfield Animal Hospital.  According to the incident report filed by Officer Justin Melanson and obtained by TAPinto, residents of South Plainfield took their pet rabbit to the ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lavar B. Jones of South Plainfield has been charged with the fatal hit-and-run death of Sergio D. Cuxun-Tista of Plainfield. The accident occurred at approximately 2:35 a.m. on Sunday April 29th. According to Police, Cuxun-Tista was crossing West 8th Street when struck by a ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - 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 28, 2018 between the hours ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is warning residents about an increase in fraud being perpetrated because of “mail fishing.”  This type of crime has been an on-going and growing problem not only in South Plainfield but throughout the tristate area.  “Mail fishing” ...

Read more »

NEWARK, N.J. – According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, a Plainfield man admitted on Monday to robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm; committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings; and taking a hostage at gunpoint ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 15-year-old Piscataway student is facing charges after investigators determined a social media post about a possible shooting at Piscataway High School was a credible threat, police officials said on Thursday.  Piscataway police and school resource officers immediately began ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN). Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three people were sent to area hospitals earlier today after a chemical exposure event at Genewiz. According to the Breaking New Network rescue units responded to 126 Corporate Blvd at 2:30pm on the report of injuries from chemical exposure. A total of nine people were ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - The South Plainfield Police have notified TAPinto South Plainfield that they have received a number of calls from residents about being targeted for state and federal tax fraud phone scams.  Although dozens have been reported, dozens more go unreported.  With the 2017 tax ...

Read more »

TRENTON, N.J. – Zachary Motta, 23, of Iselin, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an information charging him with one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. Motta a former South Plainfield Volunteer EMT and Iselin Volunteer Fireman ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An elderly man and woman were each injured as a fast-moving house fire swept through their East Hendricks Boulevard home. South Plainfield Fire units responded to an active structure fire at the 400 block of East Hendricks Boulevard a little after 6:00 pm Sunday evening.

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, shortly after 10:30 AM, the South Plainfield Police responded to an Amboy Avenue residence on a report of a home burglary.  According to police, access was gained to the home and electronics and jewelry were stolen.   Police said a witness saw ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Fire responded to a house fire early Monday morning on the 2300 block of Oxford Avenue. Units arrived with the home fully engulfed around 4:15am. According to South Plainfield Fire Chief Thomas Scalera there were no injuries in the fire. “The house was ...

Read more »