Thursday, March 7, 2013
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Police Department.
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Thursday, March 7
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Police Department. On Saturday March 2, 2013 at approximately 11:50 a.m. , the Scotch Plains Police Department received a 911 call of a report of a carjacking that just occurred at Route 22 and Harding Road. The arriving officers located two male victims age 50 and his son age 18, both area residents. Investigation reveals that a suspect who was known to the pair entered the family vehicle and forced the victims out. The suspect put the vehicle in reverse and struck both victims knocking them to the ground. The 50 yr old male was dragged several feet before the suspect put the vehicle in drive and fled the scene. This victim was treated and released at Overlook Hospital for…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The water main break occurred earlier this afternoon, causing delays from both directions.
A water main break that occured earlier this afternoon on Route 22 in Watchung at Terrill Road is causing major traffic delays, officials said. There is no access to Route 22 West from Terrill Road, according to a message sent out by the Scotch Plains Police Department through the UC First Alert system. The message stated to avoid the area, if possible. NJ.com is reporting that Lt. Joe Cina of the Watchung Police Department said that traffic is being diverted through the Sears parking lot and nearby jughandle. To sign up for the UC First Alert system, click here.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Earlier this morning three separate car accidents, one involving an NJ Transit bus occurred on Route 22 in Scotch Plains.
Nine cars and an NJ Transit bus were involved in three separate accidents on Route 22 westbound in Scotch Plains this morning, according to Sgt. Ernesto Hernandez of the Scotch Plains Police Department. According to Hernandez, three seperate accidents occured due to the light changing and the cars slowing down. The first accident created a quick stoppage behind it causing the other accidents, he said. An empty NJ Transit bus was rear ended by one of the other accidents. Three people suffered minor injuries and two others were transported to Overlook Hospital, according to Hernandez. The road was cleared within an hour of the accidents.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Police investigate a runaway flasher, break up a Route 22 brawl.
Indecent Exposure On June 12, a Swans Mill Lane resident reported that a motorist exposed himself to her while she was walking in Scotch Plains. The victim stated that a motorist stopped to ask her for directions and then he exposed himself to her. The suspect then immediately drove away. The driver is described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 20 driving a small black four-door vehicle. Disturbing the Peace On June 13, Scotch Plains Police responded to a disturbance at approximately 3 p.m. on Route 22. Upon arrival, the officers discovered two motorists arguing after one tried to pass the other on the highway. Police were able to calm the drivers down and advised them to leave the area. The two drivers promptly left the scene. …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The man who was killed in a Scotch Plains car accident Thursday has been identified as Jesus Nunez-Picazo, 38, of Queens New York.
On Thursday, Patch reported that an unidentified male pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a motorist driving east on Route 22 in Scotch Plains. Today, Scotch Plains Police Captain Brian Donnelly released the full report regarding the fatality. You can read the origninal coverage of the fatality here. According to Scotch Plains Police, at 8:54 p.m., Jesus Nunez-Picazo, 38, of Queens New York was crossing Route 22 at Harding Road when he was struck by a 25-year-old motorist driving a Honda in the eastbound lane of Route 22. Scotch Plains Police stated that the victim "appeared to be distracted" while crossing the high way. "The driver immediately pulled over [after strking the victim]," Donnelly stated. "Nunez-Picazo was pronounced …