Police & Fire

September 21, 2018

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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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital.  The event is a is a ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning on Watchung Ave. The incident occurred at 1 a.m. as the victim, identified as Jose Humberto Burgos, a resident of Plainfield, was crossing the street, according to Somerset County ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Kimball Avenue Tuesday morning around 10 a.m. A neighbor who was inside his house at the time said he heard a woman scream loudly. He ran outside, saw that she’d been hit and called ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Officer Mylis 'Bernel' Harrison, a school resource officer at Plainfield High School, has been named 2018 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year. Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (LACADA) ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A State Police helicopter and a contingent of police motorcycles escorted between 500-600 police cyclists as they pedaled their way through the borough Wednesday afternoon on their way to Washington, DC. Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC. The ...

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