Police & Fire

October 30, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Police Department is looking a bit different this November. Many of the officers will be putting down razors to raise funding and awareness for cancer research, treatment and prevention through the "No-Shave November" campaign. By growing beards, we hope to grow ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ ­– Livingston police officers became involved in a car chase on Saturday afternoon during which the suspect vehicle struck an LPD vehicle prior to disappearing into Millburn. Police later learned that the driver of the vehicle had been wanted for kidnapping. According to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - On Monday Oct. 15, The Springfield PBA Local #76 hosted their golf outing at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough NJ.  Despite some threatening weather forecasts, golfers showed up ready for a full day on the course.  The rain held off and participants enjoyed a fine day of ...

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10/15: ARREST FOR D.W.I.: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Morris Township. An investigation led to Christopher Alvaro, age 24, of Springfield, to be charged with Driving While Intoxicated and several other moving violations. He was released with a court date ...

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UNION, NJ – Police have said a 50-year old man from Irvington was behind the wheel of the car that overturned Monday morning on Route 22 east. The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. Monday morning when the driver ran off the road and struck a utility pole on Route 22 at the intersection of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The managers of four Westfield massage parlors were arrested this week and charged with offering clients sexual acts for cash, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and acting Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro jointly announced Friday.  Qingxia Zhu, 28, of ...

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MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark, who was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, September 16 at 2:54pm in ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23, 2018. According to The Millburn Police Department Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Police Chief John Cook, also President of The Union County Police Chiefs Association (UCPCA), announced that they will host a panel discussion on police professional liability and employment practices litigation threats.  Police officers and other law enforcement ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A tax preparer formerly based out of Union Township has been charged with stealing more than $17,000 from three different clients over the course of less than a year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Union Police Director Daniel Zieser jointly announced ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – According to reports, three men entered the offices of Associates in Primary Care P.A., a medical practice dedicated to primary care and internal medicine, and robbed as staff member at gunpoint. The robbery occurred on Thursday, August 23, at the E. Willow St. offices of the medical ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Police announced that a patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint last night at 9:30 p.m. while using a drive-up ATM. Two men in masks are seen from security cameras approaching the bank's customer from the driver's side of the vehicle, one carrying a ...

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Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for 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 while fleeing, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A narcotics investigation led to a vehicle search that resulted in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday. Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is charged with first-degree possession of ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ  – Heavy rains downed several power lines and street lights near the corner of Morris Turnpike and South Terrace in Short Hills. The incident occurred this morning when heavy rains damaged the poles. At approximately 5:55 am a band of heavy rain combined with 12 mph winds with gusts ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Sunday August 5, Springfield will celebrate First Responder Day at the Springfield Community Pool.  Springfield’s first responders come from the Springfield Police Department, the Springfield Fire Department and the Springfield First Aid Squad.  The event is an opportunity ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closed Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. According to a 12:28 p.m. report from the Breaking News Network, there were multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat ...

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CLARK, NJ - A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly beyond exit 135 has been causing major delays on the roadway.  Clark Police issued a warning that the southbound entrance to the parkway is closed at the Clark Circle due to an accident investigation taking place on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon. According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured. In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — No one was injured Tuesday evening when a car crashed into a two-family house on the corner of West Broad Street and Lamberts Mill Road. The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m., after rain had slicked the streets. “I heard this big bang and the whole house shook,” said Caroline De ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The female victim of a double shooting that took place in Plainfield the weekend of June 23-24 has died due to her injuries, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Monday. The victim has been identified as Shavonne Young, 25, of Scotch Plains. The ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – During Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting, two new firefighters were sworn in.  They are Lawrence Chan and Michael Ridge. Family and friends of the two newest of Springfield’s Bravest, were on hand to watch the ceremony. In greeting the two new firefighters into the ...

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CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the Cranford ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday evening at town hall, the Springfield Township Committee met for a workshop session agenda meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for discussion around the topics that would be appearing on the agenda for the township council meeting on Tuesday, June 12. Two of the major ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.. Kenneth ...

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CLARK/WESTFIELD, NJ — Issues at the freight train crossing on the Clark/Westfield border at Rahway/Westfield Avenue are snarling traffic in both towns Tuesday morning. This is a developing story.

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Bridgewater, NJ - New Jersey Transit is reporting a fatality at the train station in Bridgewater.  According to the New Jersey Transit website, Raritan Valley Train Line service is suspended in both directions between Raritan and Dunellen because of a trespasser fatality near ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A large crowd of Michelle DiParisi’s family and friends gathered at Town Hall for the regular Township Committee meeting Tuesday night to witness her taking the oath as Springfield’s newest Probationary Patrol Officer. Chief of Police Cook followed up with a speech extolling her ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year-old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian May 15th has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Charges have been filed against Mario Infante, age 36, of New Street, Plainfield, following an investigation ...

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