Police & Fire

May 12, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is seeking funding to install body cameras on all officers, as per a state order for all law enforcement agencies. In April, the Police Department submitted an application for the State’s Body Worn Camera Grant. This grant is designed to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Thursday, April 22, 2021, at approximately 10:05 pm Officers from the South Plainfield Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery at the Krauszer’s food store located on Oaktree Road. Upon arrival, an employee told officers that a male, approximately 25-30 ...

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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 24th, 2021 between the hours of 10am and 2 pm.

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- April 11 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of Sara’s Law, a next of kin emergency notification system created in memory of Sara Elizabeth Dubinin from Sayreville. Sara’s Law is a voluntary, free state-wide Next-of-Kin Registry that allows residents to submit ...

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NEW JERSEY - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced Wednesday that 11 people have been charged for their alleged involvement in a large-scale narcotics distribution ring that operated in Middlesex and Union counties. The investigation was dubbed Operation The Price is Right by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department (SPPD) was recently the recipient of a $7,500 grant courtesy of the northeast division of the Enbridge Energy Company. The funds, awarded through the company's 'Safe Communities Program,' enabled the borough police department to purchase ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey State Police are urging New Jersey residents to prepare for a nor’easter that will affect the entire state. Most of the state will be under a Winter Storm Warning.  The police advise that if you do not need to travel, stay home. The best way to avoid storm-related ...

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Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief James Parker of the South Plainfield Police Department announced today that a New York man has been charged for his involvement in a grandparent scam.  On January 27, 2021, Albert Peralta-Munoz, 22, ofthe Bronx was arrested and charged via a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police have arrested six suspects and dismantled an alleged multi-county theft ring linked to more than 30 stolen vehicles and two motor vehicle pursuits after a 13-month operation dubbed “Bust a Move.” According to a press release from the State Police, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 29-year-old Edison man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2018 murder of a New Brunswick man. Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson was sentenced Thursday for the murder of Larenz O’Garro, 23, by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Buck, according to a press release from ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Two juveniles and two men are facing a long list of charges stemming from a police chase through three counties that ended in a multi-car crash on Stelton Road and a foot chase through Piscataway neighborhoods on Wednesday. A State Police spokesman said the car chase began in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A suspect was on the loose Wednesday as State Police searched Piscataway neighborhoods for someone who fled on foot after a multi-vehicle crash on Stelton Road across from the WaWa convenience store. The late afternoon crash and investigation snarled traffic through the area ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Franklin Elementary student and a South Plainfield Police officer have become fast friends. Vincent Hamm, a second-grader in Tara Marinetti's class, was recently asked to write an 'expert book' that included non-fiction information, photos, and more. For the assignment, ...

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CLARK, NJ – Two adults were revived with naloxone by police after their vehicle crashed on Lake Avenue Sunday night according to the Union County Prosecutor’s office.   Both were suffering from an apparent drug overdose officials said. Shortly after 5:00 p.m. police arrived on the scene and ...

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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 24, 2020 between the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Highway safety is one of our primary concerns at the South Brunswick Police Department. The events of nearly two weeks ago just remind all of us of the dangers of crossing the highways at improper locations. So far in 2020, 132 pedestrians have died on New Jersey roadways.

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FREEHOLD – A Middlesex County man with an Englishtown-based accounting firm is charged with stealing about $385,000 in tax payments from a wholesale distributor now based in South Carolina, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. William A. Berry, of South Plainfield, ...

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South Plainfield Police Department’s K9 Titan will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Titan’s vest is sponsored by Tonya Beauregard of Milton, VT and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to ...

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BUCKS COUNTY, PA — A Westfield-based real estate sales associate, who is also a middleweight national champion in Sumo wrestling, faces criminal charges after what she told TAPinto Westfield was her successful effort to recoup the tuxedo cat her former roommate absconded with. Helen Delpopolo, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Prosecutors' offices statewide have worked cooperatively in a sweeping operation to capture 21 accused sexual predators who have been targeting children as young as 6,7, or 8 on the internet.  At Governor Murphy's Coronavirus Press Briefing today, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Breaking News Network report of a working fire at Netherwood Village, located on the 800 block of East Front Street in Plainfield, came in just before 6 p.m. Monday evening. Firefighters were dealing with smoke showing in the attic, according to the BNN report. On the scene, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Police have identified the 37-year-old Somerville man who drowned while swimming in the Chimney Rock Reservoir Monday afternoon. The victim was identified as Michael Woskey, a former South Plainfield resident. According to police, officers were dispatched to the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Christopher Ferraro, 59, of Middlesex has been charged with three counts of arson in the third degree, and three counts of causing or risking widespread injury or damage in the fourth degree.  He is charged with setting three fires in Middlesex Borough on Tuesday, June 2, ...

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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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