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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Two Men Killed In Union County Crash Identified

Two Men Killed In Union County Crash Identified

The two men killed in Saturday night's car crash on Route 22 in Scotch Plains have been identified.
Three Arrested In Union County Last Week, Heroin And Cocaine Seized

Three Arrested In Union County Last Week, Heroin And Cocaine Seized

Three Plainfield men were arrested last week after police found large quantities of heroin and cocaine in the suspects apartments.
UPDATE: Scotch Plains Father Tried To Set Home On Fire Before Murder-Suicide

UPDATE: Scotch Plains Father Tried To Set Home On Fire Before Murder-Suicide

the Scotch Plains father who killed his 11-year-old son before killing himself also tried to set their home on fire.
Union County Teen Charged With Attempted Murder For May Shooting

Union County Teen Charged With Attempted Murder For May Shooting

A Roselle Teen has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a Linden shooting that happened in May of this year.
POLL: Atlantic County Prosecutor Silent on Handling of Rice Case - What's Your Take?

POLL: Atlantic County Prosecutor Silent on Handling of Rice Case - What's Your Take?

What do you think of the way the Ray Rice prosecution case was handled? Do you think the punishment fit the crime? Let us know in the poll.
Union County: Deaths Of Father And Son Ruled Murder-Suicide

Union County: Deaths Of Father And Son Ruled Murder-Suicide

Police revealed the 48-year-old Scotch Plains man and his 11-year-old son found dead on Saturday were both killed by gunshot wounds.
BREAKING: Suspicious Deaths Of Father And Son Investigated In Union County

BREAKING: Suspicious Deaths Of Father And Son Investigated In Union County

The deaths of a 48-year-old father and his 11-year-old son are being investigated in Scotch Plains due to “suspicious circumstances.”
Union County Police Investigate Kidnapping

Union County Police Investigate Kidnapping

A 40-year-old man was abducted and robbed Wednesday evening in Plainfield by who he said were two men brandishing a gun.
Fatal Accident Near Exit 131 On Garden State Parkway, Expect Delays

Fatal Accident Near Exit 131 On Garden State Parkway, Expect Delays

A fatal car crash along the southbound side of the Garden State Parkway closed the right lane near exit 131.
Officer Assaulted After He Finds Ammunition At Traffic Stop, Suspect Attempts To Flee

Officer Assaulted After He Finds Ammunition At Traffic Stop, Suspect Attempts To Flee

A Union County police officer was assaulted by the suspect he pulled over after he spotted an ammunition magazine on the car seat.
BREAKING: Four-Alarm Fire In Union County Strip Mall

BREAKING: Four-Alarm Fire In Union County Strip Mall

At least five to six stores were damaged by a four-alarm fire in a Westfield strip mall on Labor Day.
Union County Man Charged With Murder Over Dice Game

Union County Man Charged With Murder Over Dice Game

A 28-year-old Plainfield man was arrested for the alleged shooting of a second Plainfield man after an argument over dice.
Union County: Have You Seen Nelson Hernandez?

Union County: Have You Seen Nelson Hernandez?

He is described as a 5”11’ hispanic male with brown eyes and black hair.
Man Suffers Facial And Knee Injuries After Motorcycle Crash In Union County

Man Suffers Facial And Knee Injuries After Motorcycle Crash In Union County

A 27-year old man crashed his motorcycle on Routes 1 and 9 at Woodlawn Avenue after a white Nissan SUV allegedly cut him off on Wednesday.
Ex-N.J. State Trooper Sgt.'s Pension Reduced After Multiple Drunk Driving Accidents In Union County

Ex-N.J. State Trooper Sgt.'s Pension Reduced After Multiple Drunk Driving Accidents In Union County

After two separate drunk driving incidents in three years, a New Jersey State Trooper Sgt. is has his pension reduced by 12 percent.
UPDATE: Woman Found In SUV Possibly Died Napping Between One Of Four Jobs

UPDATE: Woman Found In SUV Possibly Died Napping Between One Of Four Jobs

Maria Fernandes may have been napping between one of the four jobs she held when she died in her car on Monday.
Union County: Body Of Unidentified Woman Found In SUV

Union County: Body Of Unidentified Woman Found In SUV

The body of an unidentified woman was found in a white SUV parked behind a Union County AutoZone yesterday afternoon.
Union County Man Arrested For Attempted Murder, Possession

Union County Man Arrested For Attempted Murder, Possession

A 20-year-old Plainfield man was arrested last week for the attempted murder of another Plainfield resident on Aug. 17.
Police Seek Help Finding Suspect In Union County Shooting

Police Seek Help Finding Suspect In Union County Shooting

A $5,000 reward is offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in a Saturday night shooting in Plainfield.
Union County Man Arrest For Sexual Assault Of Teen He Met Online

Union County Man Arrest For Sexual Assault Of Teen He Met Online

A 21-year-old Union County man was arrested on Thursday for the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl he met over the internet.