Police & Fire

March 21, 2019

GREEN BROOK, NJ - A crash has shut down US-22 eastbound in Green Brook on Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred near Washington Avenue and first responders are on the scene. Avoid the area.  

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  WARREN, NJ - In a strong statement of solidarity with kids with cancer,  local high school students, parents and members of the community as well as Watchung Hills Regional High School teachers and staff and Warren Township Police, shaved their heads at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey State Police are conducting a fatal investigation at the scene of a one car accident Sunday morning on I-78 east bound at mile marker 43.2.  The Berkeley Heights Fire Department was dispatched at 5:01 a.m., said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins. Members from Rescue 1 ...

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WARREN, NJ  – Lock your doors. A Warren resident reported a burglary last week that happened in a span of 25 minutes while the resident was out of the home and the front door was left unlocked. The resident said at sometime between 6:45 and 7:50 p.m. on Friday, March 1, approximately $45,000 ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Police have investigated and determined an attempted luring incident reported by a middle school student on Monday to be unfounded.   Watchung Police Chief Joseph Cina said on Tuesday that the driver who spoke to the child has been identified, and this incident was ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A Watchung middle school student reported that a white man possibly in his fifties or sixties with short gray hair and blue eyes, attempted to lure the student to his car while she was waiting for the bus on Monday morning, according to Christopher J. Shea, Director of Security and ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The National Weather Service has Issued a weather advisory for our area for Saturday morning. Expect 1-4 inches of snow. Hillcrest Road has been closed until further notice, due to wintry conditions, Watchung police said at 4 a.m.  Drive with caution.  A Winter Weather Advisory ...

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Update: Westbound lanes are open but slow. The left eastbound lane is open but slow. Center and right lanes remain closed. WARREN, NJ - I-78 is shut down Tuesday morning in Warren Township for an accident investigation, according to authorities.   The accident occurred at approximately 6 ...

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    WARREN, NJ - Liberty Corner Road, south of Mount Horeb Road is closed due to a downed tree on power lines, police advised on Monday morning. Another tree is reported down in the area of Mt. Horeb Road and Washington Valley Roads. Plan an alternate route. Power outages have been reported ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ — Sirens could be heard throughout the area as local fire companies including Warren’s Mt Bethel Ladder 61, responded to a fire that shut down Route 22  early Sunday morning. The fire at Fitz Fish Ponds store on the eastbound side of Route 22  in Green Brook broke out just around ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police has endorsed North Plainfield Police Chief William G. Parenti for Somerset County Sheriff. Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The likely legalization of recreational marijuana is having unintended consequences for police, especially agencies that use K-9s to detect illegal drugs. And it’s an issue for Jax, the K-9 assigned to Patrol Officer Greg Zytko. Legal marijuana means that police won’t be able to ...

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UPDATE: As of 1:06pm, Icing on I-78 eastbound between East of Exit 33 - CR 525/Liberty Corner Rd/Martinsville and West of Exit 40 - CR 531 in Warren Township. All lanes closed. WARREN, NJ - A jackknifed tractor trailer in the fast lane of I-78 westbound at Drift Road has caused delays on Tuesday ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road is Closed as of 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday due to “snowy conditions” Watchung Police said. Expect delays and drive with caution.

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WARREN, NJ -  Warren Township has been ranked as one of the safest areas in New Jersey by alarms.org. Warren ranks as the No. 2 safest.  “I attribute the safety of  Warren Township to our hardworking, vigilant officers that do their job every day to ensure the best environment for our community, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968. He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A crash on I-78 in Warren has caused traffic delays on Monday morning. The crash is in the center median westbound near exit 40 in Warren Township. Avoid the area and use local roads if possible.

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County's county’s DWI Enforcement Team will be patrolling the roads on Feb. 3, during Super Bowl Sunday. While football fans everywhere are enjoying the game, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office will be keeping the community safe by protecting residents from ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road northbound is temporarily closed at Valley Road due to an accident, Watchung Police said on Wednesday morning. Use an alternate route and expect delays around the Watchung Circle.

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Bridgewater, NJ - Drivers are reporting a motor vehicle crash on Route 202 South near the exit for Route 22 West in Bridgewater around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bridgewater Township Police are directing drivers onto Route 22 while the road is closed. Check back as more information is made ...

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  LONG HILL,  NJ - A school bus hit a telephone pole at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Long Hill Road on Monday morning bringing down utility lines.  Bus GM- 11 was involved in the traffic accident with eight students on board. No injuries were reported and the kids are at school, ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The right lane of I-78 eastbound is closed following a fully engulfed vehicle in the right shoulder between Exit 36 and Exit 40 in Warren Township.

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The left lane of Route 22 is blocked following a motor vehicle crash at North Drive on Sunday evening, authorities said.     

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Due to utility work, Hillcrest Road will be alternating traffic near Spencer Lane, Watchung police advised on Thursday morning. Expect delays in the area.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - As of 6:31am, there's an accident investigation on US 22 eastbound West of West End Avenue in North Plainfield. All lanes closed and detoured. No other information is available at this time.

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  WARREN, NJ - A car fire on Interstate 78 in Warren Township is causing delays on Tuesday evening.    The fire is in the westbound lanes between exit 36 and exit 40. Avoid the area and take local roads if possible.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out at a one-story restaurant on the 400 block of West Front Street in Plainfield on New Year's Eve around 7 p.m. Breaking News Network reported that the roof of the restaurant was compromised, and the main body of the fire has been knocked down.  Firefighters are ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ - A car has struck a pole on Route 22 in Green Brook near 267 US Route 22 eastbound on Thursday afternoon.   The roadway is covered with fluid and the highway is down to one lane, authorities said.  

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- An accident near the Scotchwood Diner on Route 22 resulted in a car flipping over the divider and taking out a section on Wednesday evening. Up to four cars were involved in the crash, which took place just before 7:00 p.m. Injuries from the wreckage did not appear to be ...

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