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Police & Fire

June 30, 2022

GREEN BROOK, NJ -- Green Brook Township has provided an update on Thursday mornings crash. SEE Crash on Route 22 in Green Brook Thursday The Township stated: On Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:45 am, an overweight, loaded cement truck was traveling south on Washington Avenue toward the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 23-year-old Hillsborough man has been indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with an unprovoked attack during which the victim was stabbed in the back while walking his dog, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Safi N. Hill, a resident ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ — Early morning sirens and chopper woke the area Thursday morning following a crash in Green Brook. Avoid the area of Washington Avenue and Route 22.

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WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett, on Wednesday, provided an update to the learning community regarding the May 25 lockdown at the school. The update follows a joint release from the Somerset County Prosecutors' office on Tuesday night. SEE HERE Jewett also addressed ...

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WARREN, NJ — A 15 year old Warren Township male juvenile was taken into custody and charged regarding the May 25, 2022 verbal threat incident which was received at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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WARREN, NJ — Morning Glory Road is closed southbound following a crash, police advised around 4:30 pm on Monday. Avoid the area.  

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough Police detectives responded th the Middle School on Friday after administrators reported the existence of a "concerning" post on a social media platform and spent the weekend investigating, concluding there was no credible threat, according to a message circulated to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – A regatta? In Watchung? The Mayor’s Regatta, a friendly canoeing competition was held at Watchung’s Best Lake on Saturday, June 11. Eight teams competed for the Mayors trophy. SEE HERE The first heats were: Mayor Keith Balla & Council President Ron Jubin vs Watchung PBA, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — Members of the Watchung Police participated Friday in the 39th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, an event with over 3,000 officers taking to the streets to raise awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. They carry the "Flame of Hope" torch through 300 towns, and cover approximately ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has identified the dead body of a man found inside a car parked at a convenience store on Route 206 as that of 28-year-old Michael Sokolinski of Bridgewater, according to Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Classified as an "unatended ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Detectives from the township police department and Somerset County Prosecutors Office are investigating the "unattended" death of a person found in a parked car at the QuickChek store on Route 206 at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, according to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ —Mountain Boulevard in Watchung is closed in Watchung following a crash with wires down. The closure is between Washington Drive and Brookdale Drive. Fire Exempt Hall remains open for voting.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that missing teen Hailey Dippold has been found and is safe. Police reported that she had been missing as of midnight June 6. At 11:30 a.m. Monday, police reported she had been found safe.

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Have you seen Hailey? Area police are searching for a missing child on Monday morning. Hailey Dippold, a 14-year-old female, was last seen at midnight on Monday wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants, and black ugg slippers in the area of Pearl Street in the Finderne ...

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UNION, NJ - A pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday night near the bus stop on Route 22, Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said. Firefighters responded to the accident near the Wendy's on Route 22 at just before 8 p.m. The victim had multiple injuries including a severe head injury, Ricciardi ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Firefighters responded to an apartment building fire on the 400 block of West 4th Street Tuesday afternoon, according to a Breaking News Network alert. The building is just two blocks from the fire department's headquarters on Central Avenue. TAPinto Plainfield ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 17-year-old was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick Monday after being struck by a vehicle at the Bridgewater Commons Mall, according to Bridgewater Township Police. According to police, at 8:56 p.m. Monday, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Route 22 is closed westbound from Jefferson Avenue to Voessler in Bridgewater due to flooding with multiple water rescues taking place.    Update: As of 6 am Saturday, flooding is receding and the Somerset County Flood Warning expired at 5:45 am.

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WARREN, NJ -- After a phone threat that caused a lockdown Wednesday at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) was deemed not credible by investigators, Warren Township Police said: Thank you to our local, county, state, and federal partners who not only immediately responded and assisted us ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Warren Police have advised the following regarding the lockdown Wednesday at Watchung Hills: The police department is currently conducting an investigation into a reported threat at Watchung Hills Regional High School. The school is in lockdown and there is adequate police ...

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UPDATE, FOUND!!   MISSING PERSON  The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person. Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Following a motor vehicle crash Saturday night, Route 22 eastbound is backed up from the BJ’s circle. Avoid the area if possible.   UPDATE: PSE&G: We are working to restore power. The Estimated Time of Restoration (ETR) is 05/22/22 02:30 AM. Text STOP to cancel text ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, ...

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  WARREN, NJ — A Warren resident was scammed out of $1.5 million in a wire transfer fraud, police said in a release Thursday. An Old Forge Drive resident reported the wire-transfer fraud on Tuesday.    A day earlier, on Monday, a Stoningham Drive resident reported that someone tried to ...

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  WARREN, NJ — A crash on I-78 in Warren Township at approximately 6 am Tuesday morning has blocked the two left eastbound lanes between exits 33 and 40. First responders are now arriving on the scene. Witnesses say the crash involved multiple vehicles. Expect delays in both directions and on ...

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WARREN, NJ - I-78 is delayed eastbound on Monday morning. Police and Fire are on the scene between exit 36 and exit 40. Some rubber necking westbound. Local roads are experiencing heavy traffic. New Jersey State Police are on the scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident with injuries, NJSP ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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  WARREN, NJ — A crash on Sunday morning has closed Mountain Avenue between Valley View and Alana Drive. At 10 am first responders are en route. Expect delays.  

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WARREN, NJ — It’s not just you. JCP&L has dispatched a crew to investigate a power outage on the Warren and Watchung border with a line reported down on Hillcrest Road. The restoration estimate is 12:30 am.     

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Traffic is slow in the area of 7-11 on Route 22 east after a car ran into the front of the store. First responders are on the scene at 3:30 pm on Thursday afternoon.    No further information is known at this time.

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