Police & Fire

October 20, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Transit Police Department is seeking the public's help in an active investigation involving a fatal strike in the area of the Plainfield train station. The investigation concerns an unidentified deceased male, and NJ Transit Police are seeking help in identifying ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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WARREN, NJ - Morning Glory Road is closed between Washington Valley Road and  King George Road for a traffic accident, Warren police advised on Friday afternoon. Avoid the area.     TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox:  Click Here to sign ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home. All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help. Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A multi-vehicle crash on I-78 in the early hours of Thursday morning has resulted in the highway being closed westbound near exit 36 in Warren. Cleanup is under way for a fuel spill from ruptured saddle tanks.    Avoid the area if possible.   TAPinto is free and ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ -  U.S. Route 22 and Terrill Road have reopened  following a motor vehicle accident involving a box truck, police advised. Expect delays in the area.   Route 22 eastbound was closed at Terrill Road and Terrill Road north was closed at Front Street.   TAPinto is free ...

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WARREN, NJ - Lock your cars. An Old Stirling Road Resident reported a theft of a vehicle and a Reinman Road resident reported two burglaries on Friday morning, according to a report released by Warren Police on Monday. The Old Stirling Road resident reported that a vehicle was taken from the ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - A power outage has closed Valley Mall in Gillette, at 11:25 p.m. The traffic light at Valley Road at the entrance to the Long Hill Municipal complex is also out.The cause has not yet been identified however sirens are now being heard and high winds persist in the area.   Check ...

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WARREN, NJ - A garbage truck fire has closed Mount  Bethel Road between Mount Horeb Road and Dubois Road. Central School was evacuated to Camp Harmony but there is no emergency at the school, Warren police advised.  Please plan an alternate route. 

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - A car fire has closed Route 22 westbound on Thursday evening. Traffic is backed up into North Plainfield and is being detoured through Liccardi Motors.     TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox:  Click Here to sign up   Download ...

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WARREN, NJ - Family and friends held a remembrance ceremony for Margaret Haddican-McEnroe at Our Lady of the Mount Church on Wednesday, 12 years since she vanished without a trace from her home in Warren. Haddican-McEnroe was reported missing by her husband Tim McEnroe on Thursday, Oct. 12, ...

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UPDATE: Reopened   WATCHUNG, NJ - A cement truck veered off of Hillcrest Road crashing into trees on Monday afternoon. The road is being closed for removal and clean up of a fuel spill. Expect school bus delays in the area and delays off of Exit 40 on I-78 and at the Watchung Circle.

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A nine-month-long investigation into alleged prostitution at massage establishments in town led to the arrests of four parlor managers this week, authorities said. Authorities charged Qingxia Zhu, 28, of Westfield, Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Xiaoman Zhang, 56, of Watchung, and ...

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WARREN, NJ -  Reinman Road will be closed between Old Stirling Road and Saw Mill Road for a down utility pole until midnight on Thursday, police advised on Thursday afternoon.  Plan alternate route. 

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WARREN, NJ - Three residential burglaries or attempted burglaries with forced entry were reported in Warren Township within the last week, Warren Township Police said. Home burglaries or attempted burglaries were reported in the last week on Geiger Lane, Rockage Road, and Crown Drive, Warren ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township ranks as the third safest place to live in New Jersey in 2018 up from ninth last year, according to the SafeWise Report which ranked the 50 safest cities in the Garden State. “As always, I'm proud of  the hard working officers and their efforts to ensure the best ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield address was searched and a resident arrested after a long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  Avoid Warrenville Road both North and South of Route 22 due to an overturned motor vehicle collision on Monday afternoon, police said.  Warrenville Road is closed in both directions.First responders are arriving at 3:30 p.m.

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Update: North is detoured. Expect delays until 7 p.m., police say.   WATCHUNG, NJ  - Emergency gas line repair has closed Hillcrest Road on Monday afternoon, police advised    The south bound lanes are closed south of the I-78 exchange. Expect delays and increased traffic at Exit 40 on ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s been 17 years. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Warren Township will honor the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The ceremony will occur at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Fallen Heroes Monument in front of the Municipal Building. The monument depicts the Twin Towers and features an ...

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  UPDATE: Found safe. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 at the intersection of Country Club Road, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. Shivangi Sharma was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Washington Valley Park, off Miller Lane, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Saturday. Elvin Martinez, 18, was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third ...

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WARREN, NJ - Lock your cars. Three more vehicles were reported stolen Thursday and three more were reported burglarized, police said on Friday.  All six were unlocked, they said,  prompting the police to send out an alert urging residents to lock their vehicles. "Due to the recent rash of motor ...

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WARREN, NJ– Warren police arrested a Marlton man in connection with the robbery on Aug. 11 of  the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard, police said. Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, and Chief of County Detectives John ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Expect delays on I-78 in Warren Township again on Thursday, one day after a car fire in the same area. A tractor-trailer blew out a tire and passing motorists have advised that diesel fuel is leaking from the truck.    The disabled truck and leaking fuel is on the eastbound ...

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WARREN, NJ - A car is on fire on I-78 in Warren Township with reports of additional disabled cars early on Wednesday morning.  The fire is on I-78 eastbound near mile marker 38 between exit 36 and exit 40 in Warren. First responders are arriving and traffic is beginning to back up at 7 a.m.

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WARREN, NJ - Another car disappeared from a Warren driveway over the weekend. Police said a motor vehicle theft was reported at 10:29 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, in a report released on Monday.  A white Audi Q5 was stolen from the resident’s driveway on Chesterfield Drive at some time between ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday. The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed between Bellewood Drive and Mountain Avenue. due to downed wires and trees, police advised on Saturday morning. Exit 40 on I-78 is open going south on Hillcrest to the Watchung Circle.   The storm on Saturday morning with lightning strikes and downed ...

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