Police & Fire

August 11, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for our area and torrential rain has already caused flooding on Route 22 in North Plainfield. Eight cars have been reported stuck in the water between Watchung Avenue and North Drive.   “Turn around...don't drown when encountering ...

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WARREN, NJ - Want to meet a cop? Need coffee? Warren Township Police will be participating in "Coffee with a Cop" on Aug. 22 from 1-2 p.m. at the Starbucks located at 4 Mt. Bethel Rd.   Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together to discuss issues and ...

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WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy died and a 17-year old boy has been charged with vehicular homicide after a chase in a car stolen from Warren Township on Friday,  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, Warren ...

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Update: Road has reopened as of 2 p.m. Friday.     WARREN, NJ - Liberty Corner Road is closed between Mountainview Road and Mountain Road until further notice for an investigation, authorities said at 3 a.m. Friday. Avoid the area if possible. Wires are down, according to police. 

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  WARREN, NJ - One vehicle was reported stolen and two others burglarized in Warren on July 18, according to a report released by the Warren police.   A 2015 Range Rover was taken from a driveway on Reinman Road. Police said the vehicle was unlocked with the keys inside.   Two ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Washington Avenue from Route 22 to Washington Rock Park will be closed until further notice due to a tree blocking the roadway, police advised at 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

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WARREN, NJ -  The westbound lanes of I-78 are closed just east of Warren at Exit 43 Diamond Hill Road in Berkeley Heights. All lanes are closed and detoured, police said on Thursday afternoon. The left eastbound lane is also closed in the same area. Residents are reporting at least an hour delay ...

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WATCHUNG PD: New Providence Road is closed eastbound from Bonnie Burn Road on Thursday afternoon due to motor vehicle accident until further notice, police said..  Expect significant delays. TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox:  Click Here to sign ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  A tree fell on electrical wires on Wells Lane sparking and knocking out power on Warren’s east side. JCP&L estimates restoration of power by 5:30 p.m. A flash flood watch is in effect through 12 am Wednesday. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain could result in flash ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Bonnie Burn Road is closed in the area of the Colorado Cafe due to a tree down on Monday afternoon, police said. Please use an alternate route.   TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox:  Click Here to sign up   Download the TAPinto ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred in the 200 block of High Tor Drive on Wednesday, June 27, and is seeking assistance from the public. Police said that at approximately 10 p.m. three individuals attempted a break-in to a residence, ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ - A gas leak has caused Route 22 to be closed in Green Brook Tuesday morning, police advised.   Route 22 eastbound is closed until further notice for a gas leak at Sebrings Mill Road. A detour is being set up.

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  WARREN, NJ - The sirens heard early on Tuesday morning are area fire companies heading to extinguish a house fire on Thoresen Road in Warren. Avoid the area to allow access and expect delays at the intersection of King George Road and Washington Valley Road.   TAPinto is free and ...

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Update: The eastbound lane has reopened, however, the westbound lane remains closed at 5 a.m.   GREEN BROOK, NJ - Route 22 is closed following a car crash during the overnight hours on Sunday, police said.  The crash occurred around 2 a.m. Monday morning on Route 22 eastbound near ...

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WARREN, NJ - A 2007 Lexus was stolen from a Warren driveway and seven other vehicles were broken into on Saw Mill Road over one night, police said in a report released on Friday. All of the incidents occurred during the overnight hours on Tuesday. A police investigation is ongoing. The Lexus was ...

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  WARREN, NJ -The Warren Township Police Department in conjunction with the Warren Township Committee announced on Thursday a new initiative for residents regarding safe internet sales transactions. The program, dubbed “Internet Purchase Exchange Location”,  will afford people a designated ...

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WARREN, NJ - King George Road is closed between Broadway Road and Mountain View Road until 3:30 p.m., Warren police advised on Thursday morning.  Use Broadway Road as the detour. 

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Update: Hillcrest Road was reopened at 1:11 a.m. Tuesday, police said.   A liquid spill has caused the closure of the north bound lane of Hillcrest Road on Monday evening, Watchung police advised. Expect increased traffic at the Watchung circle. Avoid the area if possible. 

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A former New York City Police sergeant was sentenced on Friday to five years in state prison,  with 42 months to be served without parole, after she was found guilty of second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and disorderly persons criminal mischief stemming ...

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WARREN, NJ - A downed tree across Morning Glory Road has knocked out power to some of Warren’s residents and has temporarily closed the road on Sunday. The road is closed at the King George intersection. The power company anticipates power to be restored by 3 p.m.    

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  WARREN, NJ - A crash on Route 22 east between Washington Avenue and Rock Avenue has shut down Route 22. Traffic is backed up to Warrenville Road. Avoid the area if possible.    

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WARREN, NJ - A power outage has affected the east side of Warren including Watchung Hills Regional High School on Wednesday morning. The Fire Department and power company  are on the scene near  30 Hillcrest Rd| with an arcing transformer with a power outage in the area.  Expect Hillcrest ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ - The south bound lane of Warrenville Road through Route 22 is closed until further notice due to a fuel spill, police advised on Thursday morning.    

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - A tree is down in the area of Warrenbrook Golf course at  383 Warrenville Road on Tuesday evening, police have advised. Avoid the area if possible. Severe thunderstorms are making their way through the area. Use caution if driving, the weather service advises.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD – Detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run that occurred early Tuesday morning,Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti said in a ...

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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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WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road north bound will be closed from 9am thru 4pm on Monday for tree work, police said. Please plan an alternate route, they said. The Watchung Circle is seeing unusually heavy traffic Monday morning. Avoid if possible.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police are still investigating  a “non-suspicious” death that took place in a wooded area in Tamaques Park Saturday, Police Chief David Wayman said Sunday. The deceased is a 41-year-old man from Belvidere, NJ, whose name has not been released, according to Wayman. The ...

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Update: Found safe   CARTERET, NJ - A woman and her 5-year old daughter have been missing since early Thursday morning, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Kenneth Lebrato of the Carteret Police Department announced. Sawatha Ford, 47, of Carteret and her 5-year old ...

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WARREN, NJ - A state police helicopter landed at the Mountain Avenue fields of Watchung Hills on Wednesday, delaying the start of the softball games and stopping traffic on Mountain Avenue. Police, fire and rescue were all on the scene awaiting the helicopter and ambulance.  The field at ...

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