Police & Fire

May 28, 2020

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A North Plainfield man was arrested and charged with arson in connection with the fire that tore through residences on Maple Avenue on Wednesday, authorities say. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– A suspicious three alarm fire broke out in the early morning hours Wednesday at a residence on Maple Avenue in North Plainfield  Fire companies from North Plainfield, Bridgewater/Finderne, Bound Brook, Green Brook, Watchung, Warren, Plainfield and South Plainfield responded to ...

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WARREN, NJ - A multi- vehicle crash on I-78 in Warren is tying up the westbound lanes just east of Exit 40 at 6 p.m. on Friday. First responders are on the scene and a Greyhound bus and truck are in the median. Avoid the area.

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police Department, in conjunction with RWJ University Hospital-Somerset, hosted a community blood drive on Wednesday, May 20, at the Town Hall. The Warren blood drive has the potential to save more than 80 lives. Each blood donation can save three ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren residents were awoken in the early morning hours on Thursday by the sounds of helicopters and patrol cars. Six unlocked vehicles were entered overnight, in the area of Morning Glory Road, according to Warren police. Nothing was taken, they said. Warren police were assisted by ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two residents were injured in a three alarm fire in the Borough of. North Plainfield on Tuesday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township has been ranked as one of the top safest cities in New Jersey in the Safewise report detailing New Jersey's 50 Safest Cities of 2020 released today. Warren Township is ranked No. 11 in the report. " I am proud of our ranking in this year's Safewise report,” said ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - A multi vehicle crash on Wednesday morning has tied up US Route 22 at Washington Avenue, authorities say. Avoid the area. At 9 a.m. a helicopter is on the ground waiting for a patient.     TAPinto is free and published daily made possible through sponsorships and ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - An active police investigation of a suspicious incident is underway at the golf course on Mountain Boulevard, police said Tuesday morning. There is NO threat to public safety, Watchung police said.

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WARREN, NJ - Warren, Watchung and Green Brook residents made noise on Thursday in a show of support  for all essential workers: healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, pharmacists, first responders and others who have given of themselves to provide needed services to all of us during the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren residents, Let’s Make Some Noise for Our Local Heroes! Get your noisemakers ready for Thursday. The residents of Warren Township have been serviced by our healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, pharmacists, first responders and others who have given of themselves to ...

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WARREN, NJ - A Warren Township home was burglarized by damaging the front door and foreign currency was stolen from the home, Warren Township police said Thursday.   The Mountain View Lane residents reported that the home was burglarized between 3:30 p.m Saturday, April 11 and 2:30 p.m.

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police Department took time out on Monday to thank the Warren community for their support and efforts. “Thanks for the face shields Matthew Nunes!,"  the Warren Township Police Department said. “To the rest of the Warren Twp. Community... Thank you all for ...

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WARREN, NJ - During these uncertain times for small businesses, the Warren Township PBA Local #235 has been collaborating with the Mayor and Township Committee on ideas to support local restaurants as well as residents.   Representatives from the PBA have spoken to various restaurant owners and ...

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WARREN, NJ - Effective immediately, Governor Murphy has ordered all State and County Parks closed during the COVID-19 health crisis until further notice. For Warren Township that means the East County Park Reserve and the Warrenbrook Golf Course are now closed to ALL individuals regardless of ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  One vehicle was stolen from a Warren Township driveway and five other vehicles were burglarized on Friday, Warren Police said Monday. At 7:15 a.m. a Blue Jay Court reported his unlocked GMC Sierra was stolen from the driveway. The vehicle was recovered in Newark later the same ...

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WATCHUNG,  NJ - A pedestrian was struck on I-78 in Watchung  on Friday morning.  First responders are on the scene on I-78 westbound between Exits 41 and 40. Avoid the area.

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WARREN, NJ - During these uncertain times for small businesses, the Warren Township PBA Local #235 has been collaborating with the Mayor and Township Committee on ideas to support local restaurants as well as residents.   Representatives from the PBA have spoken to various restaurant owners and ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fatal accident on Route 22 in North Plainfield involving a pedestrian on Saturday night is being investigated by the North Plainfield Police Department, North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced on Sunday. The North Plainfield Police Department, in conjunction ...

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WARREN, NJ - Four vehicle burglaries were reported in Warren on Sunday evening, police said. At 10:21 p.m. police responded to an Elmwood Drive residence where two vehicles were burglarized. A men’s wallet was removed from one of the vehicles, police said. Ten minutes later, police responded ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Firefighter’s annual St. Baldrick’s Day Event is traditionally held in fire headquarters on the 1st Saturday after St. Patrick’s Day. This year would’ve been our 17th annual event, a family-friendly celebration of brave Shavee’s who shave their heads ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township Mayor Mick  Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo visited grocery stores and pharmacies in the Township today.  The stores agreed to provide information to the Township regarding customers who may need special assistance and the Mayor offered the assistance of Township ...

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WARREN, NJ  - A bright spot in the last Warren Township Committee Meeting, amid talks about COVID-19, was a presentation of a bronze plaque to former Warren Police Chief Russell Leffert.  The plaque honors Leffert’s commitment to the Township of Warren and recognizes his commitment to moving the ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police Department is implementing some temporary changes in light of recent recommendations and precautions regarding COVID-19. Refrain from visiting police headquarters unless absolutely necessary. Requests for police reports are encouraged to be submitted ...

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WARREN, NJ -  A crash in I-78 in Warren is tying up traffic on Tuesday night. The crash is on the westbound side between exits 40 and 36 in Warren Township. Police are on the scene at 5 p.m. Avoid the area if possible.

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Route 22 is tied up on Monday afternoon with a garbage truck fire in the area of the Ivory Tower on the westbound side. Avoid the area.

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - A crash involving multiple vehicles on Route 22 is being investigated on Friday night. The crash occurred near Walmart on the eastbound side. Avoid the area.  

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung police are seeking four suspects involved in an attempted residential burglary in Watchung. Police said on Thursday that a resident of 25 Forest Drive reported the burglary on Monday at about 8 p.m. The resident told police that he had heard a loud noise and found that ...

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WARREN, NJ - A crash on I-78 Monday morning in Warren Township is causing delays. First responders are on the scene of a crash on the eastbound side of I-78 just west of Exit 36. Avoid the area if possible.

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UPDATE: Reopened at 6:10 p.m.   WATCHUNG, NJ - A crash investigation and clean up has closed Hillcrest Road at Valley Road in the area of the Watchung Circle on Thursday afternoon, police said. Avoid the area.Valley Road Eastbound off circle is closed as well as Northbound Hillcrest Road.

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