Police & Fire

May 17, 2021

WATCHUNG, NJ -- AVOID the area of Hillcrest Rd / Valley Rd due to motor vehicle crash on Monday, police said.. Expect delays through at least 4 p.m.

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WARREN, NJ  — At least 40 people will potentially be saved thanks to the Warren Township Police Department's second annual community blood drive, with RWJ University Hospital – Somerset, at police headquarters on Thursday.  The blood drive took place noon to 5 p.m. and was completely booked with ...

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WARREN, NJ - A tractor-trailer fire on I-78 has impacted traffic in the area during the evening commute.    The right shoulder is closed eastbound just west of exit 40 in Warren. Traffic is slow in both directions and local roads are impacted with increased traffic.   No additional ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Helicopters were heard in the area Wednesday after Plainfield Police and Fire units responded around 2:12 p.m. on Wednesday to the 900 block of West Sixth Street for a burn victim, according to a release by Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess. The 8-year-old victim was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber Alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police.  Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A single family house on Coyle Trail is uninhabitable after a fire ripped through the second floor and attic Sunday afternoon. Bill Rose, of the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department, said the call came in around 12:09 p.m. Sunday, and, when firefighters arrived, it was ...

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WARREN, NJ — Five unlocked vehicles were burglarized on Sunday. A Claire Drive resident reported around 7 a.m. that someone entered his unlocked car, used a garage door opener to access the garage, and a video recording showed three people were at the burglary, Warren police advised. Nothing ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A shooting that left one person dead and a second seriously injured in Plainfield on Sunday afternoon is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess jointly announced Monday.   The deceased victim has been ...

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WARREN. NJ - One week after the last one, another power outage hit the east side of Warren on Sunday. Most of the east side of Warren is experiencing a power outage around 3 p.m. The traffic light is out at Hillcrest Road. A  transformer blew and a wire is down on Mountain Avenue near Edmund ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Following an event involving the of the excessive use of force and "assaultive conduct," two officers, one from East Brunswick and one from North Plainfield, have been charged with failing to report and prevent guards assaults on inmates. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights and Watchung Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a reported brush fire at 300 Connell Drive on Friday, April 23 at 5:54 p.m. The fire was on the south side of Connell Dr. "On arrival, the fire was initially burning leaves and grass. Due to the dry ...

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WARREN, NJ — It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Northstar helicopter! Cub Scout Pack 182 hosted an event on Saturday to teach Scouts about First Aid and Rescue, featuring a Northstar helicopter landing at the Warren municipal fields.  In addition, Warren Township rescue, fire and fire police all ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A crash investigation after an early morning overturned car and car fire has resulted in all eastbound lanes of I-78 to be closed on Sunday morning east of Exit 40 on the Warren/ Watchung border. Avoid the area.

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WARREN, NJ -- Stirling Road is closed in Warren Township at Stiles Road northbound due to water main break on Friday. Water was shut off on Friday night at 11 p.m. and will remain off Saturday morning, police advised. Plan an alternate route.  Get Your Town's News FREE In Your Inbox:  Click ...

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WARREN, NJ — A Warren home was burglarized on Thursday night, police reported. A Green Valley Drive resident reported a burglary at 7:52 p.m. on Thursday. Police found forced entry into the home through the rear door. It is unclear what was stolen at this time.

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WARREN, NJ -- Stirling Road is closed in Warren Township at Stiles Road northbound due to water main break, police advised. Plan alternate route. 

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WARREN, NJ - An overturned vehicle on I-78 in Warren Township is tying up the morning commute Wednesday. The vehicle is near Exit 36 on the eastbound side. At 7 a.m. first responders are on the scene. Avoid the area if possible and expect delays.

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WARREN, NJ - Members of the Warren Township Police Department, on April 15, participated in a meet and greet breakfast with residents and staff from Mt. Bethel Village – Supportive Housing for Adults with Special Needs to further the campaign for their Autism Awareness Month fundraiser.   “We ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- After recognizing retiring Chief William P. Kelly, III for his years of service, the Watchung Borough Council appointed Lt. Andrew Hart as acting Chief of Police effective April 15. The Council also appointed four patrol officers pending background checks. Check back for ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – Law enforcement officers from Somerset and Hunterdon counties will be cracking down on distracted drivers during the month of April, as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Beginning ...

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WARREN, NJ -- The Warren Township Committee proclaimed April as Autism awareness month at its last meeting and the Warren Police Department has begun selling autism awareness patches and magnets as a fundraiser for the Warren based Autism Healthcare Collaborative. April is internationally ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A local man has been charged with being in possession of more than 10,000 digital images consisting of child sexual abuse material, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday.  Joseph Poutre, 55, of Middletown, is charged with a single count of ...

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UPDATE: Reopened at 10 am WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed in both directions between Valley Road and Ridge Road until further notice due to Motor Vehicle Accident, police advised on Thursday morning. Plan an alternate route.

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WARREN, NJ – The owner of a martial arts academy in Warren has been arrested and charged with Third Degree Invasion of Privacy after a hidden camera was found in the public bathroom of the business, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Leonardo Sanchez, 31, West Summit ...

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UPDATE Thursday am he is home safe. WATCHUNG, NJ - Have you seen Terrance? Terrance Andrews, 14 years old, is missing and was last seen in Watchung wearing jeans, a red shirt with black writing, black coat and black and green Nike sneakers.  He left home without his phone and has been missing over ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department saluted the hearse carrying Retired Fire Chief Dominick "Chuck" Imbimbo, who passed away at the age of 88. On Monday, the Berkeley Heights Fire Department fleet along with rigs from surrounding towns lined up along ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — NJ Transit service remains suspended on the Raritan Valley line due to a pedestrian fatality Saturday night, according to NJ Transit. Breaking News Network advisories started around 7 p.m., initially requesting both ALS (Advanced Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support) ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Investigators continue to seek information connected with the hit-and-run death of volunteer firefighter George Kavanaugh in front of the Lincoln Hose Co. firehouse on Warren Street six years ago. Kavanaugh, a former chief of the Somerville Fire Department and life-long resident ...

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